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Number of COVID-19 cases in Somalia rises to 164

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Somali health ministry on Sunday confirmed 29 new cases of COVID-19, raising the national tally to 164. Health Minister Fawziya Abikar said...
Guinea

3 senior Guinean officials died from coronavirus

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Three senior Guinean officials including the government secretary general have died from the COVID-19 in last 72 hours, the government said in a statement...

Guangdong measures against COVID-19 effective, helpful: African consul generals

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Consul generals of African countries in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, said they support the local measures against COVID-19 and believe the novel coronavirus...
Royal Castle Turns Into Hospital In Kabul For Covid Patients

Royal castle turns into hospital in Kabul for COVID-19 patients

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Built a century ago and located in the western edge of Kabul city, the Darul Aman Palace was formally turned into hospital on Saturday...
Lockdown

Zimbabwe extends COVID-19 lockdown by 14 days, allows citizens in S. Africa to return...

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Zimbabwe has extended its COVID-19 lockdown by another 14 days to May 3, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced Sunday. The government imposed a 21-day lockdown from...
Pandemics

G20 health ministers review importance of utilizing digital solutions in pandemics

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Health ministers of the Group 20 (G20) reviewed on Sunday the importance of utilizing digital solutions in current and future pandemics. During a virtual meeting,...

IMF, World Bank urge countries to keep trade open amid COVID-19 pandemic

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) have called on countries to keep trade open as the world battles the...
Nigerian army

Nigerian army confirms 105 Boko Haram militants killed during operation

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The Nigerian army confirmed on Sunday that 105 militants of the terror group Boko Haram were killed during a recent military operation in the...

Ugandan scientists developing COVID-19 vaccine

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Ugandan scientists are developing a COVID-19 vaccine, President Yoweri Museveni said on Sunday. "The scientists are working on the vaccine," said Museveni in a televised...
world bank

Ghana obtains US$500 million debt repayment freeze from World Bank

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that Ghana has obtained a $500-million dollar freeze in debt and interest repayment for the rest...
President Nana Akufo Addo

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases soar to 1,042

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Ghana's COVID-19 cases have jumped to 1,042 with 208 new cases confirmed, Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said in a televised speech on...
Hydropower Plant

Namibia and Angola to construct Baynes Hydroelectric Plant after 2022

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The Namibian and Angolan governments intend to start the construction of the Baynes Hydroelectric Power Plant after 2022, after the financial close of the...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Israel shuts down COVID-19 testing lab due to false diagnoses

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Israel's Ministry of Health announced on Sunday the shutting down of a coronavirus testing laboratory because of 19 wrong diagnoses. The lab,...
Tunisia

Soldier injured in landmine explosion in Tunisia

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An army soldier was wounded by the explosion of a landmine in Tunisia's western province of Kasserine, reported Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) on Sunday. ...
Edgar Lungu

WHO warnings on Africa becoming COVID-19 epicenter is a wake-up call

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Sunday said he was concerned by recent warnings by the World Health Organization (WHO) that Africa could potentially become...
Photo taken in Brussels of Belgium on March 16, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a virtual press conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. More cases and deaths of COVID-19 have now been reported in the rest of the world than in China, the chief of the WHO said here on Monday, noting that a rapid escalation of the coronavirus cases has been seen in the past week. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Lifting lockdown restrictions is not end of epidemic – WHO Boss

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday that lifting lockdown restrictions for COVID-19 is not the end of the epidemic,...
Person voting

Mali launches 2nd round of legislative elections amid security and health challenges

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The second round of legislative elections kicked off this Sunday at 8 a.m. GMT for Malian voters to choose the remaining 125 of the...
Coronavirus

Senegal reports 367 COVID-19 cases as 17 more confirmed

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Senegal reported 17 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bring the total number of confirmed cases to 367 in the West African country, Senegalese Ministry...
Africa CDC

Africa’s COVID-19 death toll hits 1,080, as confirmed cases rise to 21,317

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The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent reached 1,080 as the number of confirmed cases hit 21,317 as of...
accident

Ten killed, 45 injured in north Nigeria road accident

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A fatal road accident in Nigeria's northern region killed 10 and injured 45 others, according to local police on Sunday. The accident...
Boko Haram Nigeria

Scores of Boko Haram militants killed in Nigeria military operations

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Scores of Boko Haram militants were killed in multiple operations by the military across the northern part of Nigeria, said a defense spokesman on...
Nigeria railway

Nigeria begins sterilization of railway facilities to curb COVID-19 spread

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Nigerian authorities on Sunday said the disinfection of all railway facilities had commenced as part of measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19...
Mother Child

The Need to Protect our Children from COVID-19

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Foreign media reports have indicated that two COVID-19 infected children, aged 12 and 13, have died in Belgium and UK. The Agence France-Presse and Associated...
Victory Bible Church Donates Food Items To Over Two Thousand Homes

Victory Bible Church donates food items to over two thousand homes

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Victory Bible Church International (VBCI), one of the leading Charismatic and Pentecostal churches in the country, has given food items to over two thousand...
Rev Erzoah Amihere

Your faith and trust in Christ Jesus is vital – Rev Erzoah-Amihere

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Christians have been called to maintain their faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ who gives peace beyound understanding, to give them the...
Tobinco Group

COVID-19: Tobinco Group embarks on house-to-house food distribution exercise

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To support vulnerable individuals and groups amid the restriction of movement, the Tobinco Group of Companies on Sunday distributed food items worth GH¢220,000.00 to...
Foods and Drugs Authority

FDA Ghana samples Chinese COVID-19 donation for testing

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana has sampled some COVID-19 donations received from the Chinese Government for laboratory tests to ascertain whether...
NCCE

NCCE arms frontline civic educators to disarm COVID-19

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The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has armed its frontline civic educators to enter into the communities, markets, lorry parks, and any other...
Police

Public cautioned against using fake identity cards

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Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sulemana Sulley Jnr, the Accra Regional Operations Commander of Alpha Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) of the Ghana Police...
Mensin Gold Bibiani Limited Donates To Health Facilities

Mensin Gold Bibiani Limited donates to health facilities

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The Mensin Gold Bibiani Limited (MGBL) through the Resolute Foundation Advisory Panel (RFAP) has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Municipal Health Directorate...