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Zambia and IMF to hold talks on economic recovery program

The Zambian government said on Monday that it will commence discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a possible financing program. ...

Mingjie Stone provides relief to Namibians affected by COVID-19

A Chinese-owned mining company Mingjie Stone on Monday donated food parcels to 200 families in the mining town of Karibib in western Namibia in...

Cameroon to set up 8 makeshift hospitals to combat COVID-19

Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute on Monday announced plans to transform eight venues into makeshift medical facilities used for the treatment and follow-up...
The An-225 arrived in North China's Tianjin on April 12 evening to transport 400 tons of medical supplies bought from China, including seven million masks and several hundred thousand protective suits, to Poland. Photo by Pang Jie/People’s Daily

Cape Verde receives medical donation from Chinese government

Cape Verde on Monday received an emergency humanitarian donation from the Chinese government to help prevent and control the novel coronavirus in the archipelago,...

Mason jailed 20 years for impregnating step daughter

Eric Kofitse, a mason who defiled and impregnated his 13 year old step daughter at Christian Village near Achimota, has been sentenced to 20...
President Swears In New Deputy Health Minister

President swears in new deputy health minister

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Monday swore into office, Dr Bernard Oko Boye, Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku, as Deputy Health Minister. At a short...
locust crisis

UN ramps up efforts to curb spread of desert locust in Somalia

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Monday it has enhanced cooperation with Somalia to curb the spread...

People-oriented services comfort foreigners under quarantine

After a simple rinse in the morning, Simpara Dianquine, from Mali, opened his hotel room door to pick up his breakfast, which was already...
A press conference on COVID-19 is held in Proteria, South Africa, March 9, 2020. South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Monday announced that four more South Africans have been tested positive for the COVID-19. (Xinhua)

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases rise to 3,300

South Africa's COVID-19 cases have surged to 3,300, up by 142 from the previous count, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said Monday. Four...
John Obi Mikel

Botafogo put John Obi Mikel talks on ice

Botafogo will wait until the end of the coronavirus pandemic before deciding whether to resume talks with former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, a...

Arsenal players agree to 12.5 percent pay cut

Arsenal's first-team players and head coach Mikel Arteta have agreed to a 12.5 percent cut of their wages to support the club through the...
[Reuters]Nicolas Jarry of Chile in action against Lloyd Harris of South Africa during day 4 of the ATP Cup tennis tournament at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane

Chilean tennis player Jarry handed 11-month doping ban

Chilean tennis player Nicolas Jarry received an 11-month ban on Monday for breaching the sport's anti-doping code. The 24-year-old was provisionally suspended...

Valencia players agree to pay cuts due to COVID-19 impact

Valencia players will accept pay cuts because of the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, the La Liga club confirmed on Monday. ...
Social Vivo Energy

Vivo Energy donates to National COVID-19 Case Management Team

Vivo Energy Ghana, has donated over 6,000 Personal Protective Equipment to the National COVID-19 Case Management Team to demonstrate its commitment to the fight...

PAOK fans clash with police for breaking lockdown rules

Greek club PAOK Thessaloniki supporters ignored the lockdown rules to gather on Monday to celebrate the club's 94th birthday. More than 200...
Professor Peter Quartey

Lifting of lockdown will save our economy from recession-Prof.Quartey

The Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Professor Peter Quartey, says President Akufo-Addo's decision to...
Catholic Church Support Needy

COVID-19 Mitigation: Catholic Church support needy

To provide comfort for the needy in the immediate post-lockdown period, the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra with support from the International Help of...
Health Mahama Ppes

John Mahama donates PPE to Keta Hospital

Mr John Dramani Mahama, former President and Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has presented 40 sets of complete Personal Protective Equipment...

Business in Ashaiman picks up slowly after lifting of restriction

Business activities within the Ashaiman central business area is picking-up slowly after the three-week lockdown imposed on the Greater Accra, Kasoa and Greater Kumasi...
File photo taken on March 12, 2019 shows operating oil pumps in Luling of Texas, the United States. U.S. oil prices turned negative on April 20, 2020. West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery shed more than 300 percent to settle at -37.63 U.S. dollars per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. oil prices plunge to negative territory on dual demand-supply shock

The soon-to-expire May contract for the U.S. oil benchmark went into a free fall to finish deeply in negative territory on Monday, as the...
Dr Anthony Yaw Baah Secretary General Of The Trades Union Congress

TUC hails decision to ease restrictions on movement

Dr Anthony Yaw Baah, the Secretary-General of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), has applauded government’s decision of lifting the three-week restriction on the movement...
Tollbooth and hawkers on Tema - Accra motorway

Coronavirus pandemic: Time to prioritise child welfare

Violation of children’s rights, is worryingly common in our society and other parts of the world. Children are not only vulnerable, tender, largely dependent...
Photo taken on Nov. 29, 2019 shows children playing in the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos island, Greece. Europe should share responsibility and help ease the suffering of thousands of refugees and migrants living in Greece, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi said on Nov. 28. (Photo by Lefteris Partsalis/Xinhua)

UNICEF calls for support for displaced children amid COVID-19 pandemic

UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Henrietta Fore and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Monday called for support for displaced children...
regional climate action

UN chief warns against retreat from climate action

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday warned against a retreat from climate action at a time when the world is preoccupied with the coronavirus. ...

COVID-19 treatment evaluation speeds up as countries in Europe relax lockdown rules

As countries in Europe started to relax their confinement measures with caution, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a press statement on the European Green Deal at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 11, 2019. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

EU launches data sharing platform for researchers to fight against coronavirus

The European Commission together with several partners on Monday launched a European COVID-19 Data Platform to enable the rapid collection and sharing of available...
A staff member unloads Chinese medical supplies from an airplane at the Kotota International Airport in Accra, capital of Ghana, April 6, 2020. China's medical supplies for 18 African countries have arrived here on Monday, and are scheduled to be delivered to the other 17 countries within a few days. The beneficiary African countries are Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Benin, Cape Verde, as well as Sao Tome and Principe. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

Lifesaving supplies continue to be shipped across Africa to protect health workers

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday said that solidarity flights continue to ship lifesaving medical supplies across Africa to protect...
novel coronavirus

All coronavirus information open to every country from beginning – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said that it has been worked closely with experts from the United States, especially after the coronavirus...
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UNSMIL voices concerns over deteriorating humanitarian situation in western Libya

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday expressed concerns over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in and around the capital Tripoli and in...

“Much more to be done” to prevent protracted recession – IMF Boss

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Monday that countries have responded strongly in the initial phase of the COVID-19 crisis, but...