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Cameroon

Cameroonian minister calls for identifying gun holders amid rising insecurity

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Cameroon's Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji on Thursday stressed on the need for the identification of gun holders in the country amid...
Health Covid Vaccination

Ghanaian statistician calls for urgent COVID-19 vaccination campaign amid increased mobility

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A Ghanaian government statistician on Tuesday called for the reinforcement of a more urgent vaccination campaign across the country as people's mobility has been...
COVID-19

Hanoi shutters schools amid sudden rise in Covid-19 cases

Authorities have shuttered schools in Hanoi as of Tuesday as Vietnam battles its first wave of Covid-19 cases via community transmission in over a...

Nigeria’s ruling party assures public of safety amid attacks

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Nigeria's ruling party on Monday assured Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government will continue and strategically deploy all state resources in achieving public...
Kenyan Coat of arms

Kenya’s malaria prevalence drops amid robust prevention measures

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The overall malaria prevalence in Kenya dropped from 8 percent in 2015 to 5.6 percent in 2020 amid investment in robust prevention measures, senior...
Christians

Be messengers of peace amid COVID-19 – Christians told

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Pastor Mark Shiburah, Associate Pastor at the Redemption Bible Church International (RBCI), Kwabenya, has urged Christians to be messengers of peace wherever they found...
World Health Organization (WHO)

Measles outbreak looming in Africa amid stalled vaccination – WHO

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Several African countries could experience an outbreak of measles amid stalled vaccination against the viral disease linked to COVID-19 disruptions, a World Health...
Asian Stocks

Asia Pacific stocks sink amid fears of coronavirus resurgence

Shares in the Asia Pacific region fell on Wednesday, tracking losses on Wall Street and in European bourses, amid fears of a new wave...
Sudan Ethio

Ramadan traditions in Sudan fade away amid economic, COVID-19 pressures

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Despite a long-time observance of Ramadan traditions as a social legacy, the Sudanese people this year have to abandon some of them in the...
Social Media

Social media blackout in Pakistan amid anti-France protests

(dpa) – Pakistan on Friday blocked social media platforms amid fears that activists of a radical Islamist group might use the technology to stoke...
Former prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, seen here in 2010, has been declared Somalia's new president. (Farah Abdi Warsameh / The Associated Press)

Somalia warns international community against interference amid poll pressure

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Somalia has warned the international community against interfering in its national affairs after foreign nations questioned the move by Parliament to extend President Mohamed...
Fukushima

Japan decides to dump Fukushima contaminated water into sea amid domestic, international opposition

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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday that his government has decided to discharge contaminated radioactive wastewater in Fukushima Prefecture into the sea...
Idriss Deby

Chad’s president Deby seeking sixth term amid boycotts of poll

(dpa) – As polls closed in Chad on Sunday, the ruling party and opposition parties were divided on the question of voter turnout and...
Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)

Another night of violence on NI streets amid calls for calm

(dpa) - Violence again flared on the streets Belfast on Thursday evening, with police using water cannons on protesters, Britain's Press Association (PA) reported. British...

World Health Day focuses on eliminating health inequities amid COVID-19 pandemic

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World Health Day, which falls on Wednesday, is focusing on building a fairer, healthier world for everyone. This World Health Day, WHO is calling...
Commuters who live in Poland and work in Germany are demanding compensation from Berlin to help cover the cost of the coronavirus tests needed to enter the country. Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Poland extends anti-virus measures amid high pressure on hospitals

(dpa) - Poland will extend the anti-coronavirus measures in place until April 18, as pressure on the health care system remains high, the country's...
European Union

Life expectancy falls across European Union amid Covid-19 pandemic

(dpa) - Life expectancy across the European Union dropped last year amid the Covid-19 pandemic, interrupting a decades-long trend upward, official figures show. The starkest...
tax

G20 finance ministers meet amid hopes for global digital tax deal

(dpa) - Signs are growing that the finance ministers of the G20 nations have worked out a deal for taxing businesses that trade across...
Easter Monday

2021 Easter Monday amid COVID-19 and ban on social gatherings

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A GNA Feature by Eunice Hilda Ampomah Easter Monday is the Monday after Easter Sunday and it is observed as a Public Holiday in many...

Egypt moves 22 Pharaonic mummies to new museum amid festive “golden parade”

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Egypt moved on Saturday evening 22 Pharaonic mummies from the Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo to the National Museum of Egyptian...

Cherry blossom season amid pandemic in Japan

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Japan lifted the state of emergency for the Tokyo area on March 21 just before the cherry blossom season. As spring is in the...
Pakistan

Pakistan bans public gatherings amid surging Covid-19 numbers

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dpa/GNA – Pakistan on Sunday banned all public gatherings including marriage ceremonies as part of ever-stricter measures to bring down a rising number...
Somalia map

Somali speaker adjourns session amid sharp differences

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Somali parliament speaker Mohamed Mursal was forced to adjourn a session on Saturday as chaos rocked the House following sharp differences among the lawmakers...
arrested

Ten arrested amid violence at third Bristol Kill the Bill protest

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PA Media/dpa/GNA - Ten arrests have been made after what police called unacceptable "violent conduct" at the third Kill the Bill demonstration in...
Nose Masks

Masks required in Cambodian capital and four provinces amid outbreak

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dpa/GNA - People in Cambodia's capital and four provinces must now wear a face mask in public, the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday. The...
A trader works at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on Nov. 4, 2019. U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 114.75 points, or 0.42 percent, to 27,462.11. The S&P 500 rallied 11.36 points, or 0.37 percent, to 3,078.27. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 46.80 points, or 0.56 percent, to 8,433.20. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

US stocks come under pressure amid extended coronavirus lockdowns

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dpa-AFX/GNA - Stocks showed a lack of direction throughout much of the trading day on Tuesday but showed a notable move to the...
Cameroon

Cameroonians value water as world marks Water Day amid COVID-19 pandemic

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In the shade of an imposing pear tree, over a dozen women and children gathered on a dusty road to fill buckets with water...
China-Europe freight train

China-Europe freight trains serve as lifeline for international trade amid pandemic

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The first China-Europe freight train route celebrates its 10-year anniversary. The freight train service has been growing fast over the past decade. And it...
dollars

Five US Billionaires Added US$355 Billion to Their Collective Wealth Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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The US top billionaires did extremely well during the COVID-19 pandemic, growing their already-huge fortunes to a new record high. According to data presented by...
German Bundesliga

Bundesliga revenue down amid pandemic but still third highest

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dpa/GNA - Bundesliga clubs have seen their revenue drop by 217.5 million euros (258 million dollars) last season, due to the impact of...