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COVID-19 death toll reaches 284, total cases climb to 7,028 in Africa

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The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent has reached 284 as confirmed positive cases surpassed 7,028, the Africa Center...
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Coronavirus death toll reaches 196, total cases climb to 5,786 in Africa

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The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent has reached 196 as confirmed positive cases surpassed 5,786, the Africa Center...
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AfDB secures US$3 billion in bonds for Africa’s COVID-19 response

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The continental lending institution Africa Development Bank (AfDB) said it had secured a total of 3.0 billion U.S. dollars through a three-year bond to...
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Ghana, Africa and the World at Large Need You More than You Need Yourself

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After the declaration of the President of Ghana, H. E. Nana Akufo Addo, on Friday, March 27, 2020, that some cities of the country...
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Best Casino Resorts in Africa

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The gambling industry in Africa has rapidly grown over the past decade. Most countries have favorable legislation that allows foreign bookies to venture into...
Bus passengers sanitize their hands in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, March 14, 2020. Rwanda on Saturday registered its first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the ministry of health said here. (Xinhua/Cyril Ndegeya)

Africa’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 72 as 2,746 cases confirmed in 46 countries

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The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the African continent has reached 72 as confirmed positives cases surpassed 2,746 as of Thursday,...
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Africa needs emergency stimulus package and interest waivers says Ministers of Finance

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Africa needs an immediate emergency economic stimulus to the tune of US$100 billion and waiver of all interest payments, estimated at US$44 billion for...
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Chinese support hailed in Africa’s fight against COVID-19

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High-level officials from the Ethiopian government and other African countries and organizations on Sunday commended China's support to Africa's ongoing fight against the COVID-19...
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Millions of masks, COVID-19 test kits donated by Jack Ma Foundation for Africa arrives

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Massive medical supplies donated by China's Jack Ma Foundation to 54 African countries arrived on Sunday morning in Addis Ababa, capital of the East...
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Coronavirus Pandemic and Witchcraft Imputations in Africa

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The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AFAW) wishes to inform the African public especially those in regions and communities where allegations of witchcraft are pervasive...
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COVID-19 outbreak: FOSDA urges NIA to suspend ongoing Ghana Card registration

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The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), a regional civil society organisation, has joined the appeal to the National Identification Authority...
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COVID-19 more than 900 cases confirmed in Africa

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Africa has confirmed 905 cases of COVID-19 in 36 countries on the continent as of March 20, compared with 147 cases one week ago....
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Jack Ma Foundation donates masks, testing kits to Africa for COVID-19 control

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The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation will donate medical supplies including testing kits, masks and protective suits to 54 African countries to assist...
The annual volume of cargo handled at Ningbo-Zhoushan Port in east China’s Zhejiang province surpassed 1 billion tons on Dec. 27, 2017. The port became the first one in the world to exceed that volume. For nine years in a row it has topped the list of global ports with the largest cargo handling capacity. (Photo from People’s Daily Online)

Businesses in Africa suffer as COVID-19 epidemic disrupts Chinese supplies

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Kenneth Kiarie, who runs an electrical goods shop in downtown Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya in East Africa, might have to close his...
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Africa urged to bring out its inspiring stories

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Africa is making steady progress in terms of growth and development but that has often been overshadowed by the negative reports about the continent,...
Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2019 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates by 25 basis points amid growing risks and uncertainties stemming from trade tensions and a global economic slowdown, following a rate cut in July that was its first in more a decade. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

UN commission estimates COVID-19 could cost Africa billions of dollars

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has warned that the unfolding coronavirus crisis could seriously dent Africa's already stagnant growth and result...
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AU calls for continent-wide response to contain COVID-19 in Africa

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The African Union (AU) on Thursday stressed the crucial importance of fostering a continent-wide collective response in containing the spread of COVID-19 across the...
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Ugandan president receives highest sports merit award in Africa

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The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) has awarded Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni with its highest award, the ANOCA Order of Merit,...
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President Kenyatta, outlines his priorities in the fight against malaria in Africa

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His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta, recently appointed Chair of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), has announced his four priorities for his two-year term...
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Black Humanism: Religion and Emancipation of Youths in Africa

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The seventh anniversary celebration of the Association for Black Humanists (ABH) deserves commendation because embarking on this myth-bursting and stereotype-shattering initiative has not a...
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AU vows to beef up efforts towards addressing gender parity in Africa

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As the International Women's Day is marked under the theme "I am generation equality: realizing women's rights," the African Union (AU) has reiterated its...

King Mohammed VI: Climate Change Catalyzes Forced Migration in Africa

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"Floods, drought and other effects of climate change are driving millions of African men and women from their homes," the King argued. King Mohammed VI...
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Experts urge Africa to explore “huge” aviation industry potential to spur connectivity

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African aviation sector experts and policymakers on Wednesday called for concerted efforts to harness the African continent's "huge potential" in the aviation industry sector...
Zhang Jun (R, front), Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations, addresses a Security Council meeting on peace and security in Africa, at the UN headquarters in New York, Oct. 7, 2019. Zhang on Monday stressed the importance of leveraging the role of African countries in solving African problems. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Security Council to highlight Africa peace during China’s presidency

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The UN Security Council will hold a debate on peace and security in Africa on March 11, with a special focus on fighting terrorism...
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UNECA says Africa’s rapid urbanization largely unplanned

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The current rapid urbanization across the African continent is largely unplanned and "potentially catastrophic," the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA) stressed on...
Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Li Jie (R) and Zambian Housing and Infrastructure Minister Vincent Mwale cut a celebration cake during a reception to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Lusaka, capital of Zambia, Sept. 26, 2019. (Xinhua/Peng Lijun)

China-Zambia ties have blossomed over years

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The construction of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZRA) has always been hailed as a symbol of cooperation not only between China and Zambia, but...
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China’s economic transformation offers key lessons for Africa

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China's economic transformation and its success in poverty alleviation offers valuable lessons for Africa as it tries to attain Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a...
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Africa urged to fight corruption to expedite achievement of SDGs

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Africa has been urged to fight the scourge of corruption and enhance peace and security to expedite achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Zimbabwean President...
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UN agency says climate change affecting habitats across Africa

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Climate change, especially lack of water, is resulting the continued loss of habitats across Africa despite the minimal coverage level of the adverse effects...
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Climate change ravaging habitats across Africa

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Climate change, especially lack of water, is resulting the continued loss of habitats across Africa despite the minimal coverage level of the adverse effects...