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Biden condemns COVID-related anti-Asian violence

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday condemned what he called "vicious hate crimes" targeting Asian Americans since the COVID-19 outbreak, saying such acts must...
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China to issue report on human rights violations in United States

China's State Council Information Office will in the near future issue a report on the human rights violations in the United States in 2020,...

Caution private school owners against over-loading of school buses – MTTD urged

Bono Regional Public Health Emergency Management Committee (RPHEMC) has entreated the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) to caution private school...
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Sissala SHSs record low turnout after COVID-19 break

Heads of Senior High Schools in the Sissala East Municipality are to embark on a sensitisation campaign to convince parents to allow their wards...

Egypt postpones school exams until after mid-year vacation over COVID-19 concerns

The Egyptian government on Thursday decided to postpone the first-term exams in all schools including universities until after the mid-year vacation over concerns of...

Political interference impeding effective service delivery – CLOGSAG

Mr Isaac Bampoe Addo, the Executive Secretary of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG), on Friday said political interference is impeding...

Egyptian inventor tests robot for diagnosing COVID-19

In an unusual scene, a white human-shaped robot was walking on its four wheels in the corridor of a private hospital's emergency department...
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China donates medical supplies for Sierra Leone’s COVID-19 fight

The Chinese embassy in Sierra Leone on Tuesday handed over a batch of medical supplies to the country's government for its fight against COVID-19. The...
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Panellists lament impact of COVID-19 on girls’ education

Panellists at the MasterCard Foundation Scholar Programme in Accra have expressed worry over the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on girls’ education. ...
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Three health facilities receive US$100,000 worth of PPE

The continuous adherence to the Covid-19 preventive protocols will not only enable the country to defeat the pandemic but also ensure that all sanitation-related...
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)

Nigeria resumes yellow fever vaccination campaign amid COVID-19 outbreak

Nigeria has resumed yellow fever vaccination with safety measures against COVID-19, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While combating multiple...

COVID- 19 affects prices of consumer goods in Takoradi

Traders in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis have attributed the marginal Price increase of foodstuff to the outbreak of COVID-19. According to them people did panic...
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Uganda opens tourism parks amid COVID-19

Uganda on Saturday announced that it has fully opened all its national parks as the country continues to ease lockdown restrictions. Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA),...
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UNHCR expresses concern over COVID-19 outbreak in refugee settlement in Uganda

UN Refugee Agency in Uganda on Saturday expressed concern after 22 aid workers and 72 refugees tested positive for COVID-19 in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement...
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Joe T donates to Kpone clans ahead of Homowo

Mr Joseph Akuerteh Tetteh, parliamentary candidate, National Democratic Congress(NDC), Kpone Katamanso Constituency, has donated assorted items to the clans of Kpone ahead of the...

UNFPA/partners organise SGBV training for hotline operators

A three-day basic crisis intervention and Hotline operation training for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence(SGBV) Response Officers and Managers, on Wednesday, opened in Accra. It was...

Gold down on stronger U.S. dollar

Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Wednesday as the U.S. dollar strengthened. The most...
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Free-entry policy attracts tourists to Hubei

Over 3 million people visited central China's Hubei Province about a week after it waived entry fees at tourist sites for Chinese visitors, according...
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)

World Health Organization surge team to arrive in South Africa

The South African COVID-19 response will soon be bolstered by a surge team of health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO will be...

Over 5 million COVID-19 cases highlight problems of U.S. society, government inability

U.S. COVID-19 cases passed a grim new milestone of 5 million on Sunday with soaring new infections, further highlighting the deep-rooted problems of U.S....

S. Africa commended for advocating universal access to medical tools against COVID-19

Doctors without Borders (MSF) on Tuesday commended South Africa for advocating the removal of intellectual property (IP) barriers that stand in the way...
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UN temporarily closes Zambia office after 7 staff members test positive for COVID-19

The United Nations (UN) on Monday announced the closure of its office in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, after seven staff members tested positive for...

Rwandan airports reopen to travellers after over 4-month suspension

Rwandan airports on Saturday reopened to international travellers, more than four months after the central African nation suspended commercial passenger flights to mitigate the...

Central Regional House of Chiefs commends government for absorbing utility bills

The Central Regional House of Chiefs has commended government for absorbing electricity and water bills as part of measures to ease the hardship of...

UN official hails Kuwait’s approach on human trafficking issues

Kuwait has been showing an ideal approach to addressing issues related to human trafficking, a UN official said Thursday. In a statement marking World Day...
FILE - In this June 25, 2019, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Kabul during an unannounced visit to Afghanistan. On Monday, March 23, 2020, Pompeo arrived in Kabul on an urgent visit to try to move forward a U.S. peace deal signed last month with the Taliban. Pompeo's trip to the Afghan capital comes despite the coronavirus pandemic, at a time when world leaders and statesmen are curtailing official travel. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

Pompeo’s lies about China will only backfire

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent speech on China is full of political lies as well as ideological prejudices that will only backfire...

China fights COVID-19 in people-first approach

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, China has waged a whole-of-nation "people's war" against the virus. Under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China Central...
A cleaner works in San Francisco, California, the United States, March 20, 2020. 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)

U.S. could have done much more amid COVID-19 outbreak – Rao Yi

The United States should have done much more to lower COVID-19 cases and deaths, as it had two-odd months to learn from China's anti-epidemic...
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Ghana government will not be daunted by COVID-19 – Finance Minister

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, on Thursday, said the Government will not be daunted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but would continue to...

Rwanda spends US$60 million in four months to contain COVID-19 outbreak

Rwanda has spent 60 million U.S. dollars within four months on different activities aimed at containing the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, Rwandan...