Denmark receives fewer asylum seekers in 2016

Asylum seekersA total of 6,235 people applied for asylum in Denmark in 2016, registering a sharp drop from the previous year when the country received 21,000 asylum seekers, Danish news agency Ritzau reported Monday citing Statistics Denmark. Given the large influx in 2015, the Danish government anticipated 25,000 asylum seekers at...

Iran and Turkey again in war of words

Iran flagAs ties between two prominent actors in the Middle East, Sunni Turkey and Shia Iran, are full of ups and downs, the two neighbors are again in war of words as their relations are getting strained after the Turkish president criticized Tehran of pursuing “Persian nationalism” in the region. Recently,...

Algerian operator to build 2 power plants in Mali

Algerian Energy Minister, Noureddine Boutarfa, and his visiting Malian counterpart Malick Alhousseini on Monday agreed to boost bilateral energy cooperation, as an Algerian operator are due to build two large power plants in Northern Mali. The meeting between Bouterfa and Alhousseini is recommended by the energy cooperation agreement signed by...

Uganda launches US$15 million regional gold refinery

Uganda launches US$15 million regional gold refineryA regional gold refinery worth 15 million U.S. dollars on Monday opened in Uganda in a bid to reduce revenue lost due to export of raw gold. While opening the refinery here, 40km south of the capital Kampala, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said the refinery, African Gold Refinery Limited (AGR),...

Feb. 20 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

Islamic StateANKARA — A total of 34 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed on Monday in two separate cross-border airstrikes in northern Iraq, Turkish Armed Forces said in a written statement. Turkish warplanes killed 23 PKK members on early Monday as the group was planning an attack...

Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt categorically refuse military intervention in Libya

Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt categorically refuse military intervention in LibyaThe Tunisian, the Algerian and the Egyptian foreign ministers said on Monday that the resolution of the Libyan conflict must imperatively be political and integrates all the intervening Libyan parties. After a meeting held in the capital Tunis since Sunday, the three ministers concluded in a declaration that “the resolution...

Zambia to test 10,500 products to enhance standards

Zambia’s standards agency said on Monday that it intends to test about 10,500 products this year as part of efforts to improve the standard of products on the market and cut off substandard products. The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has urged manufacturers and importers to ensure that their products...

Nigerian army donates to IDPs children

Nigerian armyNigerian troops operating in northeast Borno on Monday donated five-classroom blocks it constructed at the primary school in the Bakasi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri. The objective was to safeguard future of the children at the camp by ensuring they were educated, Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, General Officer Commanding...

Nigerian journalists vow to fight quackery

journalistThe Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Monday vowed to fight quackery to ensure that sanity was restored to the profession. Deji Elumoye, Chairman for the body in southwest Lagos told reporters that the union had set up a committee to tackle the problem in order to safeguard the integrity...

Delta Capital Calve Significant Niche In Financial Market

Delta Capital Calve Significant Niche In Financial MarketDelta Capital Limited, an investment banking firm based in Accra is penetrating the financial market with financial solutions to individuals and corporate bodies. Delta capital, which has distinguished itself by offering bespoke financial solutions and contributing immensely to the Ghanaian investment banking sector also provides free investment advice and proposals....

CCI Design Mutual Funds To Serve Current Market Needs

CCI Design Mutual Funds To Serve Current Market NeedsCrystal Capital and Investments Limited (CCI), an investment banking firm, has announced the launch of two new mutual funds. The two funds: “Crystal Entrepreneur Fund (EFund) and Crystal Wealth Fund (W-Fund)” would be officially launched at an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in Accra. A statement signed by Mr Martin Ofori,...

British Foreign Secretary Access Support To Boomers International

British Foreign Secretary Access Support To Boomers InternationalThe British Foreign Secretary, Mr Boris Johnson, has met with Mr Kwabena Danso, the Chief Executive Officer of Booomers International, manufactures of bamboo bicycles, to see how the United Kingdom’s support system is helping to improve their businesses. The meeting was part of Mr Johnson’s two-day visit to the country...

Turkey Working Harder To Deepen Partnership With Ghana

Matthew Opoku PrempehTurkey has pledged her commitment towards helping Ghana improve her education sector by awarding more than 50 scholarships to Ghanaian students every year to enrol with Turkish tertiary institutions for their undergraduate and post-graduate programmes. Mrs Nesrin Bayazit, the Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, said this on Monday when she paid...

U.S. officials expected in South Sudan to assess dialogue process

U.S. officials expected in South Sudan to assess dialogue process
February 20, 2017 (JUBA) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will dispatch a delegation to Juba this week to assess ways to end the war and bring peace in the troubled east African nation, South Sudanese officials disclosed.

The U.S. officials will meet key government officials, including President Salva Kiir

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Killing Women Is Unfortunate And Unacceptable – FOSDA

Killing Women Is Unfortunate And Unacceptable – FOSDAThe Foundation for Security and Development (FOSDA) has expressed concern about the high number of women and children killed in the recent Bimbilla renewed violence. Mrs Theodora Williams Anti, FOSDA Programme Officer, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra said out of the total number of 11...

Ideye set to join Mikel Obi at Tianjin TEDA

Ideye set to join Mikel Obi at Tianjin TEDA
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Brown Ideye is set to leave Olympiakos for Chinese Super League side, Tianjin TEDA, before the close of the transfer window. Sources close to the player have told ESPN FC, that Ideye is likely to be lining up along with his international team-mate, John Obi Mikel, soon. The transfer window

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Makarfi rejects Sheriff’s peace moves, vows to unseat APC in 2019

Makarfi rejects Sheriff’s peace moves, vows to unseat APC in 2019
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The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has rejected the peace move by Ali Modu Sheriff, describing it as a “Greek gift”. Sheriff had said after winning at the Appeal Court last week, that all members and stakeholders should unite to rebuild the party. But after a

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Football is difficult in Africa – Aiyegbeni

Football is difficult in Africa – Aiyegbeni
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Coventry City’s new forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has claimed that playing football in Africa is difficult. The former Super Eagles striker was speaking on the importance of Senegalese Idrissa Gueye to his former club, Everton. “It can be difficult in Africa – a lot of the pitches aren’t great which makes

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Guardiola names best coach in the world

Guardiola names best coach in the world
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Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has named Marcelo Bielsa as the best coach in the world. Bielsa has been confirmed to take over at Ligue 1 side, Lille next season and Guardiola has used the opportunity to hail the Argentine’s influence on his own tactical plans. “My admiration for Marcelo

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Naira now worst currency in Africa under Buhari – Ekweremadu

Naira now worst currency in Africa under Buhari – Ekweremadu
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The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of making the Naira the worst currency in Africa. Ekweremadu said the economy had suffered more crisis under the new government than any government. Ekweremadu stated this at the Peoples Democratic Party’s national stakeholders’

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UN allocates $21 million to Sudan Humanitarian Fund

UN allocates $21 million to Sudan Humanitarian Fund
February 20, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations has contributed $21 million to the 2017 Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) to help address growing humanitarian needs in Sudan.

In a statement extended to Sudan TribuneMonday, the UN said “the humanitarian challenges in Sudan are diverse and complex, including in Darfur

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Sudan's anti-dam committees join SRF-Agar

Sudan's anti-dam committees join SRF-Agar
February 20, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF)-Agar faction Nonday said the committees representing the water dams affected population has joined the rebel umbrella pointing the move comes within the framework of its strategy to unify the political and armed opposition forces to overthrow the regime.

Communities displaced

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South Sudan: Why 'NO' for peace and 'YES' for war

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The region and the International community has been on a campaign in a bid to end the civil war in South Sudan right after its inception in December 2013, yet the very region and the International community fall short of strategy to compel the two warring

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We will not allow Buhari to be disgraced – Dogara

We will not allow Buhari to be disgraced – Dogara
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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said lawmakers will not allow President Muhammadu Buhari to be humiliated, in the going deliberations over the 2017 proposed budget. Dogara stated this while addressing a round-table on the N7.29trillion budget proposal, organised by the All Progressives Congress, APC Governors in

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Osinbajo, governors, ministers hold crucial meeting

Osinbajo, governors, ministers hold crucial meeting
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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday presided over a meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Rice and Wheat. The parley was part of Federal Government’s efforts aimed at boosting food security. In attendance were four state governors -Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi); Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano); Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa) and Dave Umahi

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PDP crisis: Wike’s boast shows Supreme Court judgement on Rivers questionable

PDP crisis: Wike’s boast shows Supreme Court judgement on Rivers questionable
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The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, on Monday said that Governor Nyesom Wike’s boast of getting justice at the Supreme Court, following the Appeal Court judgment that recognized Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman, has vindicated their position on his governorship judgment.

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Stakeholders endorse TSA at anniversary retreat

Stakeholders endorse TSA at anniversary retreat
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Stakeholders drawn from all spheres of the Nigerian economy have pledged their support for the Federal Government’s Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy which has since its September 15, 2015 implementation returned over N5.2 trillion to the national Treasury. At the conclusion of a recent 2-day retreat in Abuja tagged ‘One

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Bank sacks 40 in Akwa Ibom

Bank sacks 40 in Akwa Ibom
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The Akwa Savings and Loans Limited, owned by the Akwa Ibom State government, said it had disengaged about 40 employees. The bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ebong Bassey, disclosed this at an interactive session with newsmen in Uyo on Monday. He said, “We have disengaged 40 of

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CBN finally bows, reviews forex policy

CBN finally bows, reviews forex policy
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Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has released some amendments to the current foreign exchange policy. In a statement on Monday by its Acting Director of Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, the CBN listed major areas it intends to make changes. Such includes the sale of foreign exchange by Deposit Merchant Banks

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Woman battles hubby over inability to impregnate her

Woman battles hubby over inability to impregnate her
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A housewife, Mrs Omolara Adeyemi, On Monday prayed an Idi Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi, Ibadan, to dissolve her 11-year-old marriage on the grounds of her husband’s inability to impregnate her. Omolara told the court that her husband, Moradeyo, refused to make enough effort to get her pregnant since they got

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