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Full text of joint open letter from world political parties concerning closer international cooperation...

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The Communist Party of China and more than 230 political parties from over 100 countries issued a joint open letter Thursday, calling for carrying...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African president defends national lockdown against COVID-19 amid growing defiance

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday defended the 21-day national lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic which began on midnight Thursday, saying it is...
Covid-19

International solidarity key to global fight against COVID-19

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The experience with the COVID-19 will hopefully lead to more collaborative efforts between countries and "strengthen the notion of a community with a shared...
Libya

Libya’s PM calls for full cooperation against economic impacts by COVID-19

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Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Thursday called on Libyan authorities to fully cooperate against COVID-19's impacts on economy. "The consequences of the coronavirus...
Covid-19

California places orders for 100 million N95 masks against COVID-19

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California has distributed 24.5 million N95 masks and has placed orders for an additional 100 million to address a shortage in coping with the...
Zamfara

Nigerian military to resume operation against bandits in northern state

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Nigerian troops will resume full onslaught against unrepentant bandits in the northwest state of Zamfara, said Bello Matawalle, the state governor. In...
poultry

More than 14 million poultry to be vaccinated against Newcastle disease in Mozambique

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More than 14 million poultry are expected to be vaccinated this year in Mozambique as a preventive measure against Newcastle disease, an epidemic that...
arrested

Over 100 arrested in Uganda for violating strengthened rules against COVID-19

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Ugandan security forces have arrested over 100 people, including foreigners, over violation of directives and guidelines for curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus,...
Doctors check the CT image of a patient's lungs at Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province. (Photo from infervision.com)

China builds high-level biosafety laboratory against infectious diseases

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South China’s Guangdong Province is investing 77.51 million yuan ($11.06 million) to build a large high-level biosafety laboratory, as the country's fight against the...
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)

WHO official urges African governments to reinforce surveillance against COVID-19

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An official with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged African governments to reinforce surveillance against COVID-19 to help contain the virus. ...
African Union (AU)

Africa CDC bolstering response capacity of African countries against COVID-19

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The African Union (AU) Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) says it has actively been engaged in supporting AU member states in...
Photo taken on March 9, 2020 shows the site of a blast in Khartoum, Sudan.Sudan's Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok has survived an assassination following a blast in capital Khartoum, state media reported on Monday. (Xinhua)

Sudan’s cabinet terms bombing incident against PM “terrorist act”

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Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said the failed assassination attempt against him on Monday will not stop the nation's procession of change. "I would like...
30 boxes of donated medical supplies sent to Tehran's hospitals delivered on the way from Shanghai (Photo: Courtesy of Li Hong)

Chinese expats, entrepreneurs donate for Iran against epidemic worsened by US sanctions

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By Hu Yuwei Chinese enterprises and individuals in Iran donated medical supplies to help the country fight the worsening COVID-19 outbreak, in addition...
football

Kenya in consultation over schedule of AFCON qualifier against Comoros

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The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is in discussion with local authorities and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on whether the country's 2021 AFCON...
education

Women’s education improves, but violence against them still prevalent

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Despite progress in education in the last 25 years, violence against women and girls is still accepted in many parts of the world, said...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Arab FMs reject voice opposition against Ethiopia’s dam project

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Arab foreign ministers on Wednesday expressed their rejection of harming Egypt's historical rights to the Nile River water by the construction of the Grand...
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)

WHO launches new social media campaign against COVID-19

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday that it's launching a new social media campaign urging people to be safe, smart and informed...
Pedestrians wearing masks are seen in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, state TV reported. Since Iran announced the first batch cases of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 43 Iranians have been confirmed infected by the virus, eight of whom have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Iran launches national plan, adopts protective measures against COVID-19

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Iran announced the launch of a national plan on Thursday to deal with the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country. The move, called National Mobilization...
Arch-bishop Akwesi Asare Bediako.

Resurrection Power Church Rubbishes Embezzlement Allegations against Leaders

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Leadership of the Resurrection Power and Living Bread (REPLIB) Ministries International Church has urged its members and the entire public to disregard recent audio...
Hassan Rouhani

Iran warns foreign media against causing “distress” over COVID-19

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that some foreign media reports over the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country are aimed at creating...
Drone

Israel develops advanced laser system against autonomous attack drones

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Israeli experts have developed a laser-based defense system that can down the next generation of autonomous attack drones, Ben-Gurion University (BGU) in southern Israel...
airstrike

U.S. forces conduct 1st airstrike against Taliban after peace deal

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The U.S. forces in Afghanistan conducted a defensive airstrike in support of Afghan security forces in southern Helmand province on Wednesday, the first raid...
On Feb.24, 2020, pharmacy workers of a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) hospital in Duchang county, Jiujiang, east China’s Jiangxi province make sachets for aromatherapy. To combat the novel coronavirus pneumonia, Duchang county gives play to its advantages in TCM, recommending TCM prescriptions, promoting TCM treatment and distributing free sachets to local residents. (Photo by Fu Jianbin, People’s Daily Online)

Solid actions needed for global fight against COVID-19

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The novel coronavirus is spreading rapidly in Europe. As of Saturday, February 29, the total number of confirmed cases in Italy reached 1,128, with...
Refugees

Tanzania warns refugees against involvement in criminal acts

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Tanzanian authorities on Monday warned refugees against involvement in criminal acts, including armed robbery, hijacking of vehicles and killings. "You cannot be...
Nigeria

Nigeria’s economic hub Lagos deploys countermeasures against COVID-19

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Health authorities in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, deployed three levels of countermeasures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 which included medical, security and...
Patients infected with the novel coronavirus are seen at a makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 5, 2020. The makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in China's epidemic-hit Wuhan city began accepting patients Wednesday. The hospital can provide about 1,600 beds to infected patients. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

Sharpen scientific weapon against coronavirus

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In the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), China seeks solutions from science, the most powerful weapon to combat disease. The sooner the...
Lassa Fever

Nigeria launches nationwide campaign against Lassa fever

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The Nigerian government on Sunday flagged off a nationwide campaign to eradicate Lassa fever as the death toll from the disease has risen to...
Pedestrians wearing masks are seen in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, state TV reported. Since Iran announced the first batch cases of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 43 Iranians have been confirmed infected by the virus, eight of whom have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Iran fights against COVID-19 outbreak

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Iran has adopted a series of measures to fight against the COVID-19, as the virus has killed 43 people out of 593 confirmed cases...
Coronavirus

Iran’s president urges global action against COVID-19 outbreak

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A global move should address the outbreak of COVID-19 as the illness has turned to be a global issue, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said...
novel coronavirus

China committed to international cooperation against coronavirus

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China is committed to strengthening cooperation against the novel coronavirus and other health challenges facing the globe, including those in Africa, a Chinese diplomat...