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Cuban medical professionals

Cuba develops first COVID-19 tracking app

Yosvel Falero is one of the developers of the first Cuban COVID-19 tracking app aimed at supporting efforts to stem the spread of the...

Ex-Man United defender Rafael wants Botafogo move

Lyon right-back Rafael da Silva has expressed a desire to end his career alongside twin brother Fabio at Botafogo, the team they supported as...
Burundis President Pierre Nkurunziza

Burundi to start electoral campaign

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Saturday signed a decree that the campaign for elections of the president, members of National Assembly and district councillors...

Gambian leader pardons 115 prisoners to contain COVID-19

The Gambian president Adama Barrow has pardoned 115 prisoners from different prisons across the country in a bid to contain the spread of the...
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

Ghanaian university develops ventilator to support COVID-19 treatments

Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has announced that it has reached an advanced stage of developing a customized ventilator to...

Tema Police arrest seven over missing robbery money

The Tema Regional Police CID on Friday arrested 19 residents of Tema Community One site one out of which seven have been charged with...

Maradona eager for return to football

Diego Maradona said Saturday he is eager to return to work as head coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata and hailed his "beautiful"...

South Africa vows to wipe out malaria while fighting coronavirus

The South African government on Saturday marked the World Malaria Day by vowing to wipe out the scourge while fighting the coronavirus pandemic. ...
Malaria parasites - seen here infecting red blood cells - and mosquitoes do not like cold temperatures

China’s support toward Zambia’s fight against malaria commended

China's support toward Zambia's malaria fight has contributed to the reduction in the number of cases of the disease in the country, a Zambian...
Dead Bodies

Liberian official dies of COVID-19

Marcus Soko, head of Liberia's drug enforcement agency, died while receiving treatment for COVID-19, the government confirmed on Saturday. Soko died on...

Republican memo unveils anti-China strategy for GOP candidates over COVID-19

"Don't defend Trump, other than the China Travel Ban -- attack China," a detailed memo sent by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) to...
A health worker disinfects tent where people's temperature are checked at China-Uganda Friendship Hospital in Kampala in Uganda, March 27, 2020. Uganda has registered four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 18, according to the ministry of health. (Xinhua/Nicholas Kajoba)

Joint efforts help boost China-Uganda ties amid COVID-19 outbreak

Joint actions have deepened the relations between China and Uganda in the fight against COVID-19. This week, medical experts in China and...

Polish football league to restart on May 29

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Saturday that the country's Ekstraklasa football league will resume on May 29, while speedway competitions will restart...
Photo taken on March 20, 2020 shows an empty street in San Francisco, California, the United States. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday evening a statewide stay-at-home order for the most populous U.S. state in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Newsom asked all nearly 40 million Californians to stay home unless it is absolutely necessary to head out. (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)

Experts explain major challenges in curbing sharp rise of COVID-19 cases in U.S.

The United States continues to see a soaring number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, as over 933,000 cases and 53,000 deaths have been...
Iranian National Futsal Team

Iran remains sixth in global futsal ranking

The Iranian national futsal team remained unchanged in the latest Futsal World Ranking, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. Iran is the...
death penalty

Tanzanian leader commutes death sentences for 256 prisoners

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Saturday commuted death sentences for 256 prisoners as part of commemorations for the coming Union Day, said the presidency. ...

UNICEF scales up delivery of supplies for COVID-19 across LatAm, Caribbean

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is stepping up delivery of health and hygiene items for families and health workers in 12 Latin American and...

COVID-19: GTUC supports its international students

The Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) has extended COVID-19 relief support to more than 300 of its resident international students and some needy Ghanaian...
Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad (2nd R) and Chinese Ambassador to Algeria Li Lianhe (3rd R) attend a donation ceremony of Chinese medical supplies at Algiers International Airport, Algeria, April 21, 2020. More Chinese medical supplies onboard a plane arrived at Algiers International Airport on Tuesday night to help the North African nation contain the spread of the COVID-19. The latest batch of supplies, weighing nearly 20 tons, included medical masks, testing kits, ventilators and other medical equipment. (Xinhua)

Algeria decides to reopen more businesses to ease anti-coronavirus lockdown impact

The Algerian government on Saturday decided to re-open more businesses, in a move to ease the adverse effect of the nationwide lockdown imposed to...
Gtuc Renaming

GTUC to be renamed Ghana Communications Technology University

The Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) is to be renamed the Ghana Communications Technology University. Professor Emmanuel Ohene-Afoakwa, the President of the GTUC, said this...

Kpong Left Bank Irrigation Project progressing

Ghana’s quest to be self-reliant in food production will receive a major boost with the completion of the 2000-hectare Kpong Left Bank...

U.S. truckers clog cities to ask for help amid COVID-19

by Peter Mertz Many U.S. truckers are said to be conservatives and loyal to President Donald Trump, but truck protests over the...
Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng

Ghana and United Kingdom meet on COP26 issues

Ghana and the United Kingdom (UK) have agreed to continue to work together to encourage commitment towards climate action amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (R), European Parliament President David Sassoli (C) and President of the European Council Charles Michel attend a press conference on the future of Europe at the Parlamentarium in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 31, 2020. The United Kingdom's (UK) withdrawal agreement will enter into force upon the UK's exit from the EU on Friday night, ending the country's 47-year membership. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

“Mixed picture” in Europe as UK COVID-19 deaths top 20,000

The coronavirus pandemic is showing a mixed picture in Europe, as Britain's death toll surpassed 20,000 on Saturday, making it the fifth nation globally...
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WHO and partners launch ‘ACT Accelerator’ to fight COVID-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners have launched the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator - the ACT Accelerator - to facilitate the...
Politics Ndc Candidate

Dr. James Annan remains PC for Effutu NDC – Executives

Executives of the Effutu Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has affirmed that Dr. James Kofi Annan remained the endorsed Parliamentary Candidate and...

Mideast countries continue anti-coronavirus efforts as Muslim holy month of Ramadan starts

Turkey on Saturday reported 2,861 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number in the country to 107,773, while Iran has registered 89,328 cases after...
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on February 26, 2020, to take part in Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) at the House of Commons. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

British PM to return to work in Downing Street on Monday

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be back at work in Downing Street on Monday, about two weeks after leaving a London hospital in...
Nose Masks

COVID-19 Mitigation: Face masks directive is being flouted by many

Several days after President Akufo-Addo proposed the wearing of face masks, to reduce the infection of COVID-19, following the lifting of the partial lockdown,...
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)

“Immunity passports” against COVID-19 premature – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has stated that there is not enough evidence about the effectiveness of antibodies-mediated immunity to guarantee the accuracy of...