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Kenya’s port cargo volumes peak amid easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Kenya's Mombasa port has witnessed steady growth in import volumes for both general and containerized cargo following cessation of COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns in...
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Myanmar gripped by general strike amid massive anti-coup protests

dpa/GNA - Campaigners against the military coup in Myanmar called a general strike on Monday as enormous crowds flooded towns and cities across...

Malawians move online commemorating Valentine’s Day amid COVID-19

For Charles Mhula, a vendor in the city of Blantyre, Valentine's Day should be a date he expected the most to make a lot...
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Iran threatens to limit access of IAEA inspectors amid nuclear spat

dpa/GNA – Iran has threatened the UN atomic authority IAEA with considerable restrictions on inspections if there is no breakthrough in the nuclear dispute...

Kenya offers tax relief measures to boost collections amid COVID-19

Kenya is offering tax relief measures to boost collections amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the revenue agency said on Wednesday. Caxton Masudi, deputy...
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Uganda faces foreign pressure amid election process

The U.S. envoy to Uganda has been denied access to the country's opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, who was incumbent President Yoweri Museveni's closest rival...
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Hong Kong declares first coronavirus lockdown amid mounting cases

dpa/GNA - Hong Kong’s government declared its first lockdown on Saturday in a bid to contain an ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus...

Cameroonians upbeat about exciting CHAN amid COVID-19

Less than 24 hours ahead of the kick-off of the African Nations Championship (CHAN), Cameroonians are feverish with anticipation and optimistic about an ecstatic...
Israeli soldiers gather on November 20, 2019 near the settlement Merom Golan in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, seized from Syrian in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. - The Israeli army carried out a "wide-scale" attack against Iranian forces and Syrian army targets in Syria early on November 20, killing at least 11 fighters, the Israeli army and a monitoring group said. In a rare confirmation of their operations in Syria, the Israeli army said they carried out dozens on strikes against the Iranian elite Quds Force and the Syrian military, in response to four rockets fired at Israel a day before. (Photo by JALAA MAREY / AFP)

Iran holds multiple military drills amid tensions with Washington

Iranian military has staged a series of drills since the beginning of the year, as it prepares for any possible contingencies amid its rising...

Ugandans go to polls amid raging COVID-19 pandemic

Ugandan presidential and parliamentary elections kicked off on Thursday as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rampage across the country. Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, who has...
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German caseload passes 2 million mark amid talk of tougher lockdown

dpa/GNA - The number of coronavirus infections confirmed in Germany so far rose to over 2 million on Friday, as concerns over mutant...
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Malawi president declares state of national disaster amid surge in COVID-19 infections

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has declared a state of national disaster in all the country's 28 districts as COVID-19 takes its toll on Malawians...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan discuss on Nile dam amid deadlock on tripartite talks

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on Sunday held a virtual meeting over the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue as the deadlock on...

China tightens Hebei lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak

dpa/GNA - China on Saturday tightened lockdown measures in Hebei Province, one week after a new outbreak of the novel coronavirus emerged in...
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Trump says he’ll skip Biden inauguration amid threats of impeachment

dpa/GNA - Donald Trump on Friday said he would not attend incoming US president Joe Biden's inauguration, marking another break with tradition as...

German manufacturing sector resilient amid renewed lockdown

dpa/GNA – Germany's key manufacturing sector withstood the launch of a renewed coronavirus lockdown in November with trade and industrial production data beating...
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Turkey detains 16 amid protests against appointment at key university

dpa/GNA - Police in Istanbul detained at least 16 people in the wake of student protests against President Tayyip Erdogan’s appointment of a...
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Japan to mull state of emergency amid virus crisis – premier

dpa/GNA – Japan will consider declaring a state of emergency over the Covid-19 pandemic for Tokyo and its surrounding prefectures, Prime Minister Yoshihide...

US sees another record of Covid-19 cases amid disrupted holiday data

dpa/GNA - The United States reported a record of more than 275,897 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, according to data from the Covid...
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Masks mandatory in Sydney amid growing coronavirus cases

dpa/GNA - Australia's most populous city, Sydney, has made face masks mandatory in some indoor settings, amid a growing number of coronavirus cases,...

Ghana observes Boxing Day holiday amid COVID-19

Ghanaians have joined the rest of the world to mark “Boxing Day” which falls on December 26, of every year as part of the...
Muslim faithful buy goats at a livestock market during celebrations marking the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nairobi, Kenya July 31, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Kenyans brace for harsh festive season amid COVID-19 uncertainties

As this year's season of merrymaking, extravagant spending and leisure travel draws near, it finds a world bruised by the effects of the COVID-19...
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China-Namibia cooperation strengthened amid COVID-19

Aid provided by China in the anti-COVID-19 fight has strengthened cooperation between Namibia and China, an expert in international relations said on Friday. ...

Berlin prepares to open its royal palace, rebuilt amid controversy

Seventy years after it was swept away by East German communist rulers, Berlin has rebuilt its former royal palace, which is set to reopen...
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Nearly 46,000 Ethiopians flee into Sudan amid fighting in N. Ethiopia: UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency, on Tuesday revealed that close to 46,000 Ethiopian nationals fled to neighboring...
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Second passport demand surges by 50 percent amid Covid-19 restrictions

National lockdowns, closed borders and travel restrictions have helped drive up enquiries for second passports, citizenships and overseas residencies by more than 50% year-on-year,...

Kenyan motorcyclists prove mettle amid COVID-19 economic shocks

Motorized two-wheelers locally known in Kenya as bodaboda have played a vital role in the economy, creating employment, supporting online trade as well...
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Africa’s health, technology sectors attracting FDI amid COVID-19 pandemic

Africa's handling of COVID-19 pandemic, which has lessened the impact of the crisis on the continent's economies, has put it in a good position...

AFCON qualifier in Nigeria denies journalists, fans entry amid COVID-19 protocol

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will not allow journalists or fans into the stadium for a 2022 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match...
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President urges strict adherence to health protocols amid COVID-19 surge

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Sunday asked Ghanaians to adhere strictly to public health guidelines to stem a second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic...