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Raphael Tuju, secretary-general of Kenya's ruling Jubilee Party, who is also the cabinet secretary without portfolio, takes an interview with Xinhua in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 16, 2021. TO GO WITH "Interview: African countries have much to learn from 'Chinese miracle', says Kenyan party leader" (Photo by James Asande/Xinhua)

African countries have much to learn from “Chinese miracle” – Raphael Tuju

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China's exceptional economic and political success can be called as the "Chinese miracle," from which African countries have much to learn, a Kenyan party...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Africa – WHO

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Nearly seven million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Africa targeting high-risk groups like healthcare workers, teachers and security officers, a World Health...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 4.06 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,062,388 as of Thursday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
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US to assist African partners to address continent’s security challenges

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The United States says it will assist African countries to address their security challenges in order to advance peace and security on the continent. Mr...
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British government plans to cut millions in aid’ to some African countries

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The British government is planning to “slash hundreds of millions of pounds” to five individual African countries and the Sahel, according to official papers...
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11 African countries report of 501Y.V2 variant – Africa CDC

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday disclosed that some 11 African countries have so far reported the presence...
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African countries conduct over 35 million COVID-19 tests – Africa CDC

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African countries have so far conducted over 35 million COVID-19 tests, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on...
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African countries urged to mainstream all citizens to attain the SDGs

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The Seventh Session of the African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) has ended with a call on African countries to pursue full representation...
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Stronger laws urged to end elephant poaching in Africa

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The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) on Friday called for the strengthening of laws in Africa to end elephant poaching. Legal frameworks for...
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Debunking Biden’s foreign policy “reset”

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DURING his first week in office, US President Joe Biden signed at least 44 executive actions, orders, proclamations and memorandums. He rejoined the...
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African countries urged to intensify domestic health financing in light of COVID-19 pandemic

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African countries have been urged to intensify domestic health financing agenda so as to control future public health shocks in light of the COVID-19...
A man sits outside the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat office in Accra, capital of Ghana, August 17, 2020. Ghanaian President on Monday handed over the edifice housing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat to the African Union (AU) for the commencement of work. (Ghana Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

AfCFTA will be ineffective without a Single African Air Transport Market

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After decades of thoughts and years of postponement, finally the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is up and running, affording all African countries,...
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...
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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...