Sudan's Bashir arrives in Jordan for Arab summit

Sudan's Bashir arrives in Jordan for Arab summit

March 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Tuesday has arrived in Jordan for the annual meeting of the Arab leaders, defying calls by rights groups to arrest the first sitting head of state ever indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Upon his arrival at Queen Alia International

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IMF programme has taught us self-reliance – Kwaku Kwarteng

A Deputy Finance Minister nominee, Kwaku Kwarteng, has noted that the three-year International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout programme, has taught the country a lesson that such programmes will not automatically lead to development. He explained tha ......

FMO, BIO partner Fidelity Bank Ghana to Support SME borrowers

FMO, the Netherlands Development Finance Company and BIO, the Belgian Investment Company For Developing Countries, are providing continued support to the financial sector in Ghana with long-term capital that extends financing to local small, and medi ......

Tension rises in Mapel town after man killed

March 28, 2017 (TONJ) – There was tension in Mapel town of Wau state between the Luo and Dinka communities after the former accused the latter of killing a man in a village west of the town.

A man, identified as Bol Akot, is suspected to have carried out a

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US$1.8bn Cocoa Syndicated loan exhausted – Hackman

The newly sworn-in Chairman of the Ghana COCOBOD, Mr. Hackman Owusu-Agyeman has disclosed that the US$1.8 billion Cocoa Syndicated Loan meant for this year's cocoa production season has been exhausted despite outstanding payments yet to made. Acco ......

Sudan joins African Union anti-LRA meetings

March 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese chief of staff Tuesday has arrived in Addis Ababa to take part for the first time in the meetings of the Joint Coordination Mechanism of the African Union-led Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord's Resistance Army (RCI-LRA).

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LRA leader Joseph Kony
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S. Sudan advances in Africa Nations Cup qualifier

March 28, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan booked its place in the group stage of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament on Tuesday.

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South Sudan national football team during a past tournament [©AFP]

The young nation beat Djibouti 6-0 in Juba on Tuesday and overcame the 2-0

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Over 20,000 jailed under Ethiopia's state decree released

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

March 28, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - Ethiopia has released most of the suspects who had been in custody under the state emergency decree, members of the decree's inquiry board told Sudan Tribuneon Tuesday.

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Demonstrators chant slogans while flashing the Oromo protest gesture during Irreecha, the thanksgiving
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Former Lol state minister arrested over corruption

March 28, 2017 (WAU) - A former minister for Lol, one of South Sudan's newly created states, is under house arrest in the capital, Juba for alleged involvement in corruption.

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Rizik Zachariah Hassan, Governor of Lol state (UN photo)

The state minister for information, Omar Ishak said former labour minister

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SPLM-IO members in Ruweng defect to SPLM-government

SPLM-IO members in Ruweng defect to SPLM-government
March 28, 2017 (JUBA) – Several members of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) led by the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai have shifted their political allegiance to the SPLM-Government.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the eight splinter member expressed their approval of the decision of

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Sudan's attorney general issues decision to release rights defender

Mudawi Ibrahim

March 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The lawyer of the detained human rights defender Mudawi Ibrahim Tuesday said the attorney general has issued a decision to release his client on bail.

Nabil Adib, told Sudan Tribunethat Ibrahim is expected to be released on Wednesday after completing the bail procedures.

Ibrahim,

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Sudan, Ethiopia hold military talks on border security and human trafficking

Sudan, Ethiopia hold military talks on border security and human trafficking

March 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Senior Sudanese and Ethiopian army officers Tuesday have met for the second day in Khartoum within the framework of the Sudanese-Ethiopian Strategic Forum.

In a press release extended to Sudan TribuneTuesday, the Sudanese army said: “the forum discussed a number of issues pertaining to

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S. Sudan accepts federalism but requires further discussion: minister

March 28, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan Minister of Federal Affairs, Richard K. Mulla, said the new nation will adopt federalism after the transitional period.

S. Sudan accepts federalism but requires further discussion: ministerFurther discussion on the form of federalism will lead to an acceptable division of powers between national and local governments, Minister Mulla told a workshop

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Ghana Association of Visual Arts launch World Art Day

The Ghana Association of Visual Artists (GAVA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the National Commission on Culture has launched this year rsquo;s World Art Day with a call on the Government and stakeholders to join ...

Ghana loses US$50m to cyber crime

A report by Kenyan-based IT firm, Serianu Limited, has revealed that the economy lost a total of US$50 million to cybercrime in 2016. The report dubbed lsquo;Achieving Cyber Security Resilience: Enhancing Visibility and Increasing Awareness, rsqu ......

Hackman condemns 'unthinkable' GHc 70,000 salary for COCOBOD CEO

The new Board Chairman of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Hackman Owusu-Agyeman, has condemned what he says are ldquo;outrageous rdquo; salaries for top management of the state institution. Mr Hackman has since called for alignment of the Board ...

If you use public transit when you're young, you're less likely to drive later - Study

In a recent study, researchers tested whether past experience with good public transit makes a difference when someone moves to a place where the nearest bus stop might be inconveniently located or a local subway line might not exist. The answer: it ...

Bodies of 2 U.N. Researchers Are Found in a Shallow Grave in Congo

Michael Sharp of Kansas and Zaida Catalan, a Swede, were investigating a new rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo....

NGO supports GES to improve study of local languages

As part of efforts aimed at promoting the study of local languages at the basic level, a local NGO, lsquo;We care for Our Children Foundation, rsquo; has donated text books worth thousands of Ghana cedis to the Ga West Municipal Directorate of the G ...

1-district, 1 factory under threat by withdrawal of tax exemptions?

There are fears that government's decision to withdraw legitimately and lawfully granted tax exemptions from strategic investing companies in Ghana, could threaten the Government's industrialization agenda if it is not reversed. The worry is that ...

Let’s Cease Fire!

It is understandable that the members of the great NDC family feel aggrieved, upset, angry and disappointed about the recent defeat of the 2016 general election. The scale and shocking manner of the defeat is what has prompted the National Executive ...

Ex-First Lady of Ivory Coast Found Not Guilty of War Crimes

Simone Gbagbo was also acquitted of crimes against humanity in a trial that focused on her role in abuses that led to deaths after a 2010 election....

I never assaulted ASP Nanka Bruce – Suspect dares accusers

The man reportedly facing a bench warrant for allegedly leading a team of New Patriotic Party (NPP) loyalists to brutalize a Senior Police Officer at the Flagstaff House, Bawa Abdul Jalil, has denied allegations leveled against him. A video that w ...

Government to scale up cocoa production, President assures

By Ken Sackey, GNA Accra, March 28, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday expressed government's commitment to raise the country's cocoa production level to a million tonnes. Additionally, plans are afoot to ensure that more than ......

KNUST and Zenith College qualify for next stage of Challenge

By Morkporkpor Anku, GNA Accra, March 28, GNA - The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Zenith University College have qualified to the next stage of the 'The Royal Banking and Finance Challenge 2017' organised for universities in ......

Ghana's seven per cent loss in GDP can be reversed - Prof Ofori-Atta

By Iddi Yire, GNA Accra, March 28, GNA - The seven per cent loss in Ghana's gross domestic product (GDP) due to psychological distress can be reversed through Cognitive Behavioural Interventions (CBI). Professor Angela Ofori-Atta of the Universit ......

Olam Ghana's Biscuits Factory to inaugurate new production line

Accra, March 28, GNA - Olam group company Nutrifoods Ghana Limited, would celebrate a major milestone when it commissions its newly expanded factory in Tema on Friday, March 31. Jointly owned by Olam International and Sanyo Foods, Nutrifoods Biscu ......

Danish Ambassador call on Local Government Minister

By Amadu Kamil Sanah, GNA Accra, March 28, GNA - Ms Margit Thomsen, the Danish Ambassador to Ghana on Tuesday reiterated the Danish Government's commitment to supporting Ghana's decentralisation process. She said the Danish Government supported t ...

Pensions Regulatory Authority gets new head

Accra, March 28, GNA - Mr Hayford Atta Krufi, has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) with effective from March 13th, 2017. Mr Atta Krufi who took over from Mr Kofi Anokye Owusu-Darko ...

International paediatric centre for Ghana

Accra, March 28, GNA - An International Paediatric Cancer Centre, the first of its kind in the world would be built in Ghana as a centre of excellence in cancer care on the African continent. The centre is the first step of a broad global initiati ...