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Yemen security forces

May 6 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

SANAA -- At least eight people were killed and more than 17 others injured when a suicide bomb attack targeted a busy market in...
Kim Jong Un

May 6 world news summary at 1530 GMT

DUBLIN -- The Dail Eireann,the lower house of Irish parliament, voted on Friday to seat Fine Gael (United Ireland Party) leader Enda Kenny as...
Maize

Burkina Faso sees 12 percent increase of cereals output

The prime minister said this before the Parliament, explaining that the planned output will include 1.5 million tons of maize and 317,360 tons of...
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso electoral body calls for calm municipal electoral campaign

"I wish to you all that the electoral campaign that will take place from 7 to 20 May 2016 be calm and civilized, stamped...
minerals

Nigeria seeks Belgium’s help in development of solid minerals data base

Abubakar Bwari, Minister of Solid Minerals Development, made the call when he received Stephane De Loecker, the Ambassador of Belgium to Nigeria, in Abuja...
Energy Crisis

Benin gov’t to spend over US$9 million to ease energy crisis

Benin government has authorized immediate release of 5.2 billion CFA Francs (over 9 million U.S. dollars) for the purchase of fuel for generators leased...
water 3

Rotational water distribution in Ouagadougou faced with technical challenges

"A power blackout occurred on Wednesday at Ziga dam, resulting in disruption of the rotational water distribution program. This left at least half of...
Burkina Faso

85 candidates to compete in Burkina Faso municipal elections

These are 72 candidates of political parties, one political group candidate and 12 independent candidates, according to the National Independent Electoral Commission. ...
coffee beans

Burundi’s stakeholders meet to revitalize coffee sector

Burundian Second Vice-President Joseph Butore and Agriculture and Livestock Minister Deo Guide Rurema participated in the meeting held Wednesday. "One of the...
nigerian army

Nigeria to put trial two military chiefs

Authority of the Nigerian Army on Thursday inaugurated a Special Court Martial to try two of its officers. The Judge advocate, Col....
newspapers

May 6 major news items in leading German newspapers

Sueddeutsche Zeitung: -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced that he would not stand in the vote for the chairmanship of Turkey's...
food

May 6 major Kenyan media outlets

-- Electoral agency commissioners tell Opposition Cord that they will not vacate office over claims that they are favoring the ruling coalition Jubilee. (Daily...
HIV

May 6 major Zambian media outlets

-- Eleven United Nations agencies have launched a joint program of support to the HIV/AIDS response in Zambia to run from 2016 to 2021. ...
Teacher

May 6 major Ethiopian media outlets

-- Ethiopia on Thursday celebrated the 75th Patriots Victory Day. The day marks the end of Italian occupation in 1941. (Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation/EBC) ...
Barclays

May 6 major South African media outlets

-- Barclays plc's sell-down of its African unit got off to a smooth start on Thursday in one of the largest accelerated book-build transactions...
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally at Costa Mesa, California, on April 28, 2016 (AFP Photo/David McNew)

May 6 world news summary at 0030 GMT

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan told CNN on Thursday he was not ready to support the campaign of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. ...
Ghana Cedi

Assembly Members In Berekum Boycott Sitting

Members of the Berekum Municipal Assembly on Wednesday boycotted sittings following the refusal of the assembly to pay the ex-gratia of past members. According to...
Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi poses for the camera during a meeting with kings, princes, sultans and the sheikhs of various tribes of Africa in Benghazi on August 28, 2008.

The need to make African Union into EU

Libyan dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi, killed by rebels in 2011, left behind a legacy of chaos, brutality and trauma. But he also left a surprisingly...
FIFA

Ex-VP Webb to handed a life ban by FIFA ethics investigator

FIFA's chief ethics investigator has recommended a life ban for Jeffrey Webb, a former vice-president of the global soccer body who has pleaded guilty...
500 euro

500 euro notes to be taken out of circulation by...

The decision comes in the wake of a European Commission inquiry in February into the way the notes are used. Senior ECB officials said at...
tobacco packaging

EU enforces strict measures on tobacco packaging

Europe's highest court upheld a law that will standardise packaging and ban the advertising of e-cigarettes. The Court of Justice found the laws "did not...
Ghana’s Parliament

Government urged to pass petroleum bill without delay

This is contained in the Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GEITI) Report on the oil and gas sector for 2014 released here recently. Boa Amponsem...
Oil Rig

Ghana begins process to disclose beneficial owners of petroleum contracts

The GEITI Report on oil and gas for 2014 published in December 2015 released here criticized the current practice of awarding oil blocks and...

Police charge Indian legislator for a minor’s rape

"Atanasio Monserrate, who is currently a lawmaker, has yet not been arrested. The case is being handled by the crime branch of Goa Police...
hospital equipment

Medical errors account for US leading cause of death – researchers

Medical errors have become a major cause of death in hospitals in the United States, according to a recent study by U.S. medical experts. ...
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal during the Champions League football match 2nd leg against Schalke 04 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain, March 10, 2015. (Xinhua/Eduardo Dieguez)

Real Madrid looks to make champions league final a Derby

Tuesday saw Atletico seal their place on away goals against Bayern Munich and Wednesday was Real's turn against a rival who failed to create...
warplane

Gaza comes under Israeli war jets strike

A military spokesperson said the operation targeted four "Hamas terrorist infrastructure sites." Palestinian eyewitnesses said the airstrike hit an area in the inoperative Gaza...
birth

UNICEF and partners unveil new birth registration system for Ghana

The partnership involves support for equipment, supplies and technical support that will enable the BDR to transform from the current manual registration system to...
sports stadium in Cape Coast

Mahama inaugurates China assisted sports complex

The multi-purpose sports complex was constructed by the China Jiangxi International Economic and Technical Cooperation with a Chinese government grant of 30 million U.S....
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will stand for re-election in October

May 5 world news summary at 0030 GMT

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Ohio governor John Kasich on Wednesday afternoon officially announced the end of his bid for the White House, leaving New York...