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Countries Can Take Steps Now to Rebuild from COVID-19

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Securing core public services, getting money directly to people and maintaining the private sector will limit the harm and help prepare for recovery The coronavirus...
airline

Europe-based airlines start to resume services as countries try to revive tourism

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Europe-based airlines are starting to resume services step by step as countries try to revive tourism as a way to bring their economies battered...
remittances

Countries urged to protect ‘vital’ global remittances

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The governments of Britain and Switzerland are urging countries to work together to ensure that global remittances continue to flow during the coronavirus pandemic. They...
Russia Criticizes U S Decision To Halt Who Funding

WHO backed by countries as U.S. browbeats it

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is broadly backed by the international community, even though U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday threatened to permanently cut...
Schools Closed

Countries adopt measures to host schools, cultural activities online amid lockdowns

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Countries worldwide have adopted measures to move classes and cultural activities online amid lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As schools are...
Map of the Horn of Africa

EU provides US$113 million for humanitarian aid to countries in Horn of Africa

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The European Union said Thursday it is providing additional 12.15 billion Kenyan shillings (about 113.7 million U.S. dollars) to help address humanitarian needs in...
Illegal Entrants

WR Immigration Service return illegal entrants to their countries

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A team of Immigration officers on surveillance duties in the Western Region have arrested twelve Burkinabes and a Ghanaian at an unapproved entry point...
Undp

UNDP highlights glaring disparities in countries’ abilities to cope with, recover from pandemic

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has released two new data dashboards that highlight the huge disparities in countries' abilities to cope with and...
Lockdown

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

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As countries in Europe started to relax their confinement measures with caution, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that...
Staff unload 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)

Chinese communities abroad help countries in fight against COVID-19

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Global Times Chinese communities overseas have been working with people in China to help gather donations for other countries in the fight against the COVID-19...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

World lacks coordinated action of all countries to suppress COVID-19 – Antonio Guterres

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that the world lacks a coordinated action of all countries to suppress COVID-19, while noting that it...
aviation

Uganda issues stringent measures to airlines from countries heavily affected by COVID-19

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,Uganda's aviation regulatory body has issued stringent guidelines that airlines flying from heavily affected novel coronavirus (COVID-19) countries must follow. The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority...
Pedestrians wearing masks are seen in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, state TV reported. Since Iran announced the first batch cases of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 43 Iranians have been confirmed infected by the virus, eight of whom have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

2nd Iranian lawmaker dies of COVID-19, while some countries in Mideast take new precautionary...

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An Iranian lawmaker died of COVID-19 infection on Saturday as the epidemic claimed 21 more lives in the country. Several countries in the Middle...
Antonio Guterres

Countries urged to base policies on research for fair globalisation

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Mr Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, has called on countries to base their policies on research that take into account women's true contributions if...
Coronavirus

China to provide support to countries with weaker health systems

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China will provide support within its capacity to countries with weaker health systems to help them strengthen their epidemic prevention and control capabilities, a...
international roaming

Liberia signs MoU with neighboring countries to lower telephone roaming charges

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The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) on Tuesday said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with neighboring West African countries to lower telephone...
Housing

UN invites countries to develop strategies, policy interventions to address homelessness

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UN Economic and Social Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution inviting countries to "develop comprehensive, intersectoral national strategies and specific policy interventions to address...
Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

Southern African countries make strides in revenue management

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Countries in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) have made progress in the implementation of the revenue-sharing formula, the regional customs union said on...
domestic air travel

China calls on countries to lift coronavirus travel restrictions

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China's aviation authority Wednesday expressed the hope that certain countries would follow the advice of international organizations and lift travel bans as early as...
Volleyball

Top African beach volleyball countries to vie for World Championship ticket

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African volleyball giants Kenya, Rwanda, Egypt and Cameroon have all confirmed participation in this year's Under-19 Beach Cup tournament. The week-long competition,...
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa calls for greater cooperation with countries around the globe

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday called for greater cooperation with countries around the world. The president made the remarks during a...
Travel and Tourism

U.S. to expand travel restrictions to six more countries

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The Trump administration announced on Friday that it will restrict immigration from six new countries, a controversial move that has already drawn criticism, reported...
Great Lakes Region

Great Lakes countries urged to tackle low representation of women in electoral processes

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Countries in the Great Lakes region have been urged to promote the participation, representation and protection of women in electoral processes. This...

These Nigerians Are Travelling Across 13 West African Countries Over 80 Days

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On the 22nd of September 2019, the Zikoko team is teaming up with GIGM, Google, Leadway Assurance, Ecobank and Coke to embark on the...
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10 African countries to attend International African Authenticity Festival in Benin

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Ten African countries will take part in the 2019 International African Authenticity Festival (FILAA) to be held from November 15-17 in Benin's economic...
Sudan

Ethiopian PM reiterates support to remove Sudan from U.S. list of countries “sponsoring terrorism”

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The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday reiterated Ethiopia's commitment to support Sudan's efforts in delisting the African country from the U.S. list...

African countries charged to comply with data protection laws – DPC

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Ghana's Minister for planning, Prof. George Gyan-Baffour, has indicated that, the spate of collecting and retrieving personal data is evolving, and therefore posing effective...
Red Cross

Red Cross urges African countries to protect people during armed conflicts

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An official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday urged African countries to ensure that people are protected during times...
Afcfta

African Countries Tasked to Debate AfCFTA Modalities

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Saturday urged African countries and pan-African institutions to prepare modalities as the African Continental Free...
climate change

IMF Boss Advise Countries to Fulfill Paris Climate Deal

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Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde on Friday urged countries to get real on meeting the commitment of Paris Agreement...