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Students wash hands at school in Phalombe, Malawi, Oct. 13, 2020. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent has surpassed 2 million, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday. The latest figures from the continental disease control and prevention agency showed that a total of 2,013,388 cases were reported across the continent with the death toll related to the pandemic standing at 48,408 as of Thursday morning. (Photo by Joseph Mizere/Xinhua)

African countries so far have conducted over 28.3 million COVID-19 tests

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African countries have conducted over 28.3 million COVID-19 tests so far, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday. ...

Inculcate traditional systems into our democracy-Prince Mba

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Mr Prince Bagnaba Mba, President of Forum for National Equity has suggested to African countries to make amendments to their constitutions to blend their...
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African countries urged to balance health, policy interventions to mitigate impact of COVID-19

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African countries have been urged to strike a balance between health, economic and social policy interventions in the coming months to mitigate the negative...

African countries to get COVID-19 vaccines in early 2021

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African countries will have access to the COVID-19 vaccines from the end of January through the first quarter of 2021, said a special envoy...
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UNEP calls for better human waste management in Africa

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The UN Environment (UNEP) on Thursday called for better human waste management on Africa, saying poor sanitation poses major health, environmental and socioeconomic...
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Africa on course to implement AfCFTA: AU official

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African countries are determined to start trading in line with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on Jan. 1 next year, said...
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African countries conduct over 17 mln COVID-19 tests – AU

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African countries have conducted over 17 million COVID-19 tests, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Friday. ...
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African countries urged to strengthen routine immunization to keep polio away

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Nana Yaa Sereboe, Chairperson of the National Polio Plus Committee, has stressed the need to strengthen routine immunization in Africa to keep away wild...
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Ghanaian online comics thrive as people seek fun amid pandemic

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Dressed in a tight-fitting skirt, put on a wig and lipstick, a "female" character who likes telling dramatic stories starring a Ghanaian male, is...
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China’s success in poverty alleviation an inspiration for Africa, says Kenyan expert

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The phenomenal success China has achieved in its anti-poverty war since the commencement of economic reforms and opening up four decades ago, has become...
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About 20 African countries under full border closure due to COVID-19 – Africa CDC

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Wednesday said that 20 African countries are under full border closure due to...
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Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 1.1 million mark

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,108, 837 as the death toll rose to 25,337, the Africa Centers for Disease...
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Senegal reports record daily surge of COVID-19 cases, total now at 11,587

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Senegal on Wednesday reported 207 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 11,587 in the west African country. ...
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Cameroonian PM appeals for more sustained COVID-19 funding for African countries

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Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute on Thursday appealed for "more sustained" funding from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank to support...
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ATU to Develop a United African Position Ahead of a Global Telecommunications Standardization Assembly

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H.E Mrs. Ursula G. Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications Ghana, has today officiated the opening of the Third African Preparatory Meeting for the World...
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Africa CDC warns of possible “acute shortage” of COVID-19 protective equipment in Africa

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Tuesday warned African countries to brace for possible "acute shortage" of COVID-19 Personal...
Locals wear face masks as a preventive measure against coronavirus, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 20, 2020. Tanzanian health authorities on Monday announced 84 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in three days, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 254 from 170 reported on Friday last week. (Xinhua)

Tanzania alerts African countries to COVID-19-related crimes

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Tanzanian authorities on Thursday alerted African countries over a wave of crimes using the COVID-19 crisis to commit offences, including selling fake medical supplies...
Mapping Africa

African countries urged to seize growth opportunities amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Industrialization could be sped up and more foreign direct investment may come in Zambia amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a Zambian traders' body said on...
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About 40 African countries under full border closure due to COVID-19

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Saturday said that 40 African countries are under full border closure due to...
An African lion cub frolics at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 26, 2015. Seven manchurian tiger cubs and four African lion cubs here, all of which are three months old, met with the press recently. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping) (lfj)

COVID-19 threatens biodiversity, wildlife conservation in Africa

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The COVID-19 pandemic could reverse gains made by African countries in their quest to reverse biodiversity and wildlife loss, says a report launched in...
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Agronomic challenges hamper increased rice yields in Ghana

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A myriad of agronomic challenges have hampered efforts towards achieving higher yields in rice production in Ghana and two other African countries, a report...
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African countries efficiently tackling tax evasion and money laundering

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African countries made great strides in strengthening commitments and capacity to achieve tax transparency and exchange information on illicit fund flows in 2019, the...
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MINING SECTOR DURING ECONOMIC CHALLENGES – Ghana and Emerging Markets

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Ghana was called the Gold Coast prior to independence because of its rich deposits of gold and other minerals. Till date those rich natural...
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AASU commends Morocco for rolling out COVID-19 support to African countries

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All Africa Students Union has commended Morocco for rolling out COVID-19 support to African countries The support is to aid the continental effort aimed at...
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AASU Commends His Majesty King Mohammed VI For His COVID-19 Support To African Countries

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The All-Africa Students Union has received with delight, the news of the decision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI to give active and essential...
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Why Africa is performing better-than-expected in anti-epidemic fight

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Quick action and cooperation among African countries helped slow down the spread of COVID-19 and avert a full-blown catastrophe in Africa, Kenyan President Uhuru...
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Morocco sends 1st batch of anti-COVID-19 medical supplies to 15 African countries

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Morocco donated a first batch of medical supplies to 15 African countries to help combat the coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on...
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Africa’s anti-COVID-19 war hampered by misinformation, stigma

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The war against COVID-19 in Africa is being derailed by widespread misinformation and stigma targeting victims and their families, Save the Children, an international...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

More African countries should heed UN call for global ceasefire – Guterres

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More African countries should heed the UN call for a global ceasefire to push back deadly COVID-19, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday. ...
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AU Day: Ghana backs calls for debt relief for African countries amidst COVID-19

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Ghana is backing the calls for debt relief for African countries and placing a moratorium on the servicing of international loans including private loans. A...