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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...
Donald Trump

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...
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Cameroon to boost local production to deal with COVID-19 economic impact

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Cameroon will boost production of locally made goods as part of new measures to handle the economic hardships resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, the...
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda to distribute free radios to aid learning amid COVID-19

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday said radios will be distributed for free to aid learning at home amid the COVID-19 outbreak. "We are...
Xi Jinping

Xi eyes more stable, China-EU ties in post-pandemic era

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Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday met via video link with President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission...
Covid Outbreak

Beijing outbreak under control, number of new cases would dwindle – Wu Zunyou

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By Zhao Yusha and Wang Qi The chief epidemiologist of the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that Beijing's latest...
Covid

China publishes white paper on COVID-19 fight

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China on Sunday issued a white paper on the country's battle against COVID-19, chronicling its painstaking yet effective efforts to contain the novel coronavirus...
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Stay-at-home measures create jobs for Kenya’s artisans amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Since mid-April, George Japolo, a furniture maker in Kitengela, south of Kenya's capital Nairobi, has refurbished dozens of seats at peoples' homes in the...
Yemen

Now Is Not The Time To Turn Our Backs On Yemen

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COVID-19 is undermining the humanitarian efforts in Yemen, deepening an already severe crisis after years of conflict. Yemen has reached a tipping point. The international...
Ama C Woermann Support Avenor Residents With Food Items

AMA, C. Woermann support Avenor residents with food items

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The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) with support from C. Woermann (Ghana) Limited, has distributed assorted food items to over 400 residents of Avenor...
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Boeing to start involuntary layoffs worldwide amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun on Wednesday announced the company's worldwide involuntary layoffs. The company has concluded the voluntary layoff (VLO) program since last...
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Cameroon affirms health care support for refugees amid COVID-19

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The Cameroonian government has been working to ensure that the lives of refugees are not subject to any direct effects of the COVID-19 outbreak,...
Amit Shah Meeting

India: Release imprisoned human rights defenders amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Mr Amit Shah Union Home Minister of India Ministry of Home Affairs Government of India   Re: Release human rights defenders at risk in the context of COVID-19   Dear Home...
Kenyan media

Kenyan working mothers prove their mettle amid COVID-19 outbreak

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The moment Lila Bitengo's employer informed her of the shift to working from home after Kenya confirmed its first positive COVID-19 case on March...
Tax

Mozambican government to extend tax exemption for basic products amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Mozambican government planned to propose the extension of the value-added tax (VAT) exemption law for essential products including cooking oil, sugar and soap until...
Inflation

COVID-19 outbreak affects inflation data collection in Botswana

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The COVID-19 pandemic had disrupted Botswana data collection agency's operations. Statistics Botswana on Monday indicated that compilation of April inflation data was...
Poultry Farmers

Covid-19 Outbreak, a mixture of good and bad news—Poultry farmers

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Poultry farmers in the Ashanti region say the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country is a mixture of good and bad news for...
Accra Lockdown

Report shows decline in travels in Ghana after lockdown

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A Mobility analysis report has shown that population movements have changed since mobility restrictions were introduced and lifted, as part of the government’s response...
Farmer

Kenyan farmers take “field days” online amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Between March and May in Kenya, farmers' events are usually at the peak, with various agro-input suppliers, trainers and government institutions organizing exhibitions for...
International Olympic Committee (IOC)

IOC Approves Financial Envelope Of US$800 Million To Address The COVID-19 Crisis

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) anticipates that it will have to bear costs of up to USD 800 million for its part of the...
Social Ngo Donation

NGO, Ghana Association of Bankers donates to needy families

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Humanity First, a Non-Governmental Organization, in collaboration with the Ghana Association of Bankers (GAB), have donated 500 family food packs, valued at GH¢7,050.00 to...
Ernest Addison

Bank of Ghana provides nearly US$1 billion to fill budget gaps over COVID-19

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Ghana's central bank has provided budgeting support to the government to plug part of the resource gaps created by the COVID-19 outbreak, the governor...

Obama slams Trump’s coronavirus response, stresses urgency for Democrats to retake White House

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama in a recent private conversation blasted the response to the coronavirus pandemic by the current administration of President Donald...
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Confucius institute in Namibia to continue with language promotion, culture exchange

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The Confucius Institute at the University of Namibia (UNAM) said despite the sidetrack by the COVID-19 outbreak, their work plan in Namibia is set...
Covid Case

Indian gov’t bans export of alcohol-based hand sanitisers in view of COVID-19

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India's federal government has banned the export of alcohol-based hand sanitizers in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, officials said Thursday. An official notification to this...
education

UK government rejects multi-billion pound bailout for universities

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The British government refused Monday a 2-billion-pound (2.5-billion-U.S.-dollar) bailout request from universities but allowed institutions to continue to charge full annual tuition fees for...