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Coronavirus

Comoros reports 1st COVID-19 case

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President of the Comoros Azali Assoumani confirmed Thursday afternoon the first COVID-19 case during his address to the nation. According to Mr....
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan’s Abe warns of “protracted battle against virus” ahead of likely extension of emergency...

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Japan will likely extend the nationwide state of emergency until the end of May at the earliest as the nation continues to grapple with...
Who European Director

WHO European director calls for dual-track health systems responding to COVID-19

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Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization (WHO) regional director for Europe, on Thursday called on governments and health authorities to prevent the impact of...
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Libya’s UN-backed government refuses to stop military action

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Libya's UN-backed government on Thursday rejected stopping all military operations in Libya, following the rival eastern-based army's announcement of a humanitarian truce during...
Donald Trump

U.S. intelligence analysts concerned over Trump officials’ pressure to link coronavirus with Chinese lab

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Some U.S. intelligence analysts have expressed concern that senior Trump administration officials' pressure to link the coronavirus with a Chinese lab will distort assessments...
Malta Calls For Eu Solidarity As It Rescues Migrants

Malta calls for EU solidarity as it rescues 57 migrants

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Malta had called on other European Union (EU) countries to show solidarity and take some of the migrants it was in the process of...
Algeria Calls For Un Backed Political Solution To Libyan Crisis

Algeria calls for UN-backed political solution to Libyan crisis

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Algeria on Thursday called for a political solution to the Libyan crisis, based on the UN Security Council resolutions, that respects the free will...
Biden

Biden formally starts process of selecting running mate

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Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday formally began his search for a running mate for the U.S. presidential campaign, who Biden has said...
Top U S Intelligence

Top U.S. intelligence agency says coronavirus “not man made or genetically modified”

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The top U.S. intelligence agency said Thursday the country's intelligence community does not believe the coronavirus was manmade or genetically modified. The U.S. intelligence community...
Uganda Beefs Up Security

Uganda beefs up security at common border with Tanzania amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Uganda has beefed up security on a common border lake with Tanzania to prevent illegal entry amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a police spokesperson said...
Central African Republic

Over 50 killed in clashes between armed groups in Central African Republic

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Over 50 people were killed in clashes between armed groups on Wednesday in Ndele in the northeastern part of Central African Republic, according to...
Cameroon Soldiers

11 militants killed in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region

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At least 11 militants were killed on Wednesday in clashes with the Cameroonian army in Nwa, a subdivision in the country's troubled English-speaking region...
Lockdown

Namibia plans to lift lockdown in phases

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Namibia will on May 5 start gradually lifting the lockdown over four phases to allow the economy to function without compromising health of the...

Botswana makes mask-wearing in public compulsory

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Botswanan health officials on Thursday announced that it will be compulsory to wear face masks in public spaces as the country enters the final...
Flood

UN helps Somalia cope with flash flooding

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The United Nations and humanitarian partners are helping the Somali government cope with flash flooding on top of locust infestation and COVID-19, a UN...
Ghana Covid-19

Ghana: 1st Covid-19 Case in Psychiatric Hospital

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Ensure Equal Access to Treatment; Invest in Community-Based Support Ghana's Accra Psychiatric Hospital has confirmed that a patient has tested positive for Covid-19, causing concern...
Inflation

Uganda’s annual inflation rises to 3.2 percent in April

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Uganda's annual headline inflation stood at 3.2 percent as of April, up from 3 percent in March, Uganda Bureau of Statistics said in a...
Photo taken on Sept. 3, 2019 shows the Mwalimu Nyerere Foundation Building built by China Railway Construction Engineering Group in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tanzanian President John Magufuli and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday inaugurated the Mwalimu Nyerere Foundation (MNF) Building built by China Railway Construction Engineering Group (CRCEG). (Xinhua)

Tanzanian MPs urge government create more centers for COVID-19 tests

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Tanzanian Members of Parliament on Thursday urged the government to create more centers for testing COVID-19 to enable speedy and mass testing. ...
Nigerias Economy

Nigeria outlines plan for gradual reopening of economy

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Nigerian government outlined on Thursday the plan for a gradual reopening of the economy of Africa's most populous nation, following an order from the...
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Ugandan police arrest Nigerian drug trafficker

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Police in the Ugandan capital Kampala have arrested a Nigerian national who they say is a notorious drug trafficker with links to neighboring Kenya. ...
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Namibians to get relief amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA) said Thursday that the insurance industry should provide premium holiday relief to policyholders until the end of the...
inflation

Zambia’s annual inflation rate increases to 15.7 percent

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Zambia's year-on-year annual inflation rate increased to 15.7 percent in April from 14 percent in March, the country's statistics agency said on Thursday. ...
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)

Senegal’s confirmed COVID-19 cases top 900

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Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action on Thursday reported 51 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 933 cases in the...
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IOM issues US$86.2 million emergency appeal for COVID-19 response in Nigeria

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday issued an 86.2 million U.S. dollar emergency appeal to respond to COVID-19 in Nigeria and its...
Nigerian Economy

Nigeria’s economic hub to restart economy with phased strategy

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Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub and epicenter of COVID-19 will restart its economy in a multi-phase manner after weeks of lockdown for the coronavirus outbreak,...
Lassa Fever

Lassa fever kills 39 in Nigeria’s northern state

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A total of 39 people had died of Lassa fever since the beginning of this year in the northeastern state of Bauchi, an official...
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Nigeria sets up advisory committee on fighting COVID-19

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The Nigerian government announced Thursday the inauguration of a ministerial expert advisory committee, consisting of eminent virologists, public health experts, infectious disease and diagnostic...
Floating Bridge

Residents deliberately untied ropes anchoring the floating bridge

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Mr Frank Ofori, River Restoration, Limited has stated that residents deliberately untied ropes anchoring the floating bridge on Chemu Lagoon at Chorkor. He said preliminary...
Nestle

Nestle Ghana supports COVID-19 relief effort with 2.4 million

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Nestlé Ghana Limited has supported institutions and communities in Ghana, in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, through donations valued at a total of GHC 2.4...
Covid-19

COVID-19 crisis provides impetus to accelerate African regional integration – panellists

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The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic must be coordinated and targeted at livelihoods to prevent an upsurge in inequality, delegates at an African...