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China donates medical supplies for Sierra Leone’s COVID-19 fight

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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

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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

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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

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Nigeria has resumed yellow fever vaccination with safety measures against COVID-19, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While combating multiple...
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COVID- 19 affects prices of consumer goods in Takoradi

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Gold down on stronger U.S. dollar

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Wednesday as the U.S. dollar strengthened. The most...
Yellow Crane Tower China

Free-entry policy attracts tourists to Hubei

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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

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

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

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Doctors without Borders (MSF) on Tuesday commended South Africa for advocating the removal of intellectual property (IP) barriers that stand in the way...
United Nations

UN temporarily closes Zambia office after 7 staff members test positive for COVID-19

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

Rwandan airports reopen to travellers after over 4-month suspension

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

Central Regional House of Chiefs commends government for absorbing utility bills

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

UN official hails Kuwait’s approach on human trafficking issues

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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

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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...
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China fights COVID-19 in people-first approach

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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

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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...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana government will not be daunted by COVID-19 – Finance Minister

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

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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...
Churches

Rwandan churches reopen with caution over COVID-19 pandemic

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Some churches in Rwanda reopened doors on Sunday to religious prayers after being closed for over four months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. ...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Chinese firm’s upgrade of Tanzania’s largest port set to bolster handling capacity

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Large vessels from across the world will soon be able to anchor in Tanzania's largest Dar es Salaam Port following upgrades undertaken by...
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)

U.S. exit from WHO jeopardizes its health, safety

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The U.S. decision to quit the World Health Organization (WHO) violates U.S. law and put its health and security at risk, according to a...
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U.S. partisanship makes fighting COVID-19 harder – Fauci

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A top U.S. infectious diseases expert said on Thursday that U.S. partisanship has made the fight against COVID-19 harder and the country is not...

Ghana government urged to address fiscal gaps amid COVID-19

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Tax Justice Coalition (TJC), a non-profit organization has urged the Ghanaian government to intensify domestic revenue mobilization to fill the financing gaps brought about...
Parents

Parents demand immediate vacation of wards from Accra Girls SHS following COVID-19 outbreak

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Parents of final year and second year Gold track students of the Accra Girls Senior High School are demanding an immediate vacation of...
According to the commission allegations of racism make up 80% of the 10000 human rights complaints it receives annually on average. File photo

Asian, black Americans more likely to face racial discrimination amid COVID-19

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Asian and black Americans have been more likely than other groups to report negative experiences due to their race or ethnicity since the COVID-19...