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Hong Kong declares first coronavirus lockdown amid mounting cases

dpa/GNA - Hong Kong’s government declared its first lockdown on Saturday in a bid to contain an ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus...

FDA declares zero tolerance for unregistered products

Unregistered imports will not be cleared at Ghana’s ports from February 1, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) said on Friday. ...
Malawi President Elect Lazarus Chakwera

Malawi president declares state of national disaster amid surge in COVID-19 infections

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has declared a state of national disaster in all the country's 28 districts as COVID-19 takes its toll on Malawians...
National Democratic Congress (NDC)

EC declares NDC winner of Sene West parliamentary seat

The Electoral Commission (EC) has finally declared Mr. Kwame Twumasi Ampofo of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) the winner of the Sene West Constituency...
President Salva Kiir

South Sudan’s main opposition party declares end of armed struggle – official

South Sudan's main opposition party currently in a power-sharing government with President Salva Kiir has declared the end of its armed struggle as it...
Al Hajj Muhammad A Kpakpo Addo

Federation of Muslim Councils declares prayers for peaceful elections

The umbrella body of Muslim organisations in Ghana, the Federation of Muslim Councils (FMC) has declared Friday, December 4, as special day of...
National Democratic Congress (NDC)

Valis Akyianu declares support for the NDC

Mr Emmanuel Valis Akyianu, a clergyman, Businessman, and politician has stepped down as an independent candidate and declared his full support for the National...
Paul Biya

Cameroon declares day of national mourning to honour killed children

Saturday will be a day of national mourning in Cameroon after unknown gunmen killed seven children during a school attack, President Paul Biya has...
?Climate change is increasing the vulnerability of forests to wildfires ?

Bolivia’s interim government declares national emergency over forest fires

Bolivia's Interim President Jeanine Anez declared on Wednesday a national emergency after more than half a million hectares of forest have been burnt in...

Zimbabwe declares income tax bands for foreign currency earners

The Zimbabwean Treasury has unveiled foreign currency-denominated income tax bands, with tax-free threshold at 350 U.S. dollars a month and a rate of...
President Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan leader declares Aug. 29 national prayer day against COVID-19

As Uganda continues to register a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, the country's leader Yoweri Museveni on Thursday announced that Aug....
People attend the funeral ceremony of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 6, 2020. Hundreds of thousands of Iranians in Tehran on Monday mourned the assassination of Qassem Soleimani. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Georgia declares Aug. 25 mourning day for road accident victims

The Georgian government has announced Aug. 25 as a day of mourning for victims who died in a road accident in the northeast of...
hurricane Hanna

U.S. Texas governor declares state of disaster as hurricane, tropical storm approach

Governor of the U.S. state of Texas Greg Abbott on Sunday issued a state disaster declaration for 23 counties as Hurricane Marco and Tropical...
Kim Jong-un

DPRK declares state of emergency after Kaesong city reports suspected COVID-19 case

Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), declared a state of emergency in Kaesong after the border...
former president Benjamin Mkapa

Rwanda declares three-day national mourning for ex-Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has declared three-days national mourning for former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa, who died Friday in a Tanzanian hospital at the...
Photo taken on March 24, 2020 shows a seaside road amid curfew in Dakar, Senegal. Monday night, during his speech to the Nation, Senegalese President Macky Sall declared a state of emergency from midnight Monday across the national territory, along with a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action confirmed on Tuesday that seven new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected across Senegal, bringing the total number to 86 cases. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)

COVID-19 updates: Brazilian Congress declares three-day mourning for coronavirus victims

The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - SAO PAULO --...

Libyan government declares western, central Libya military zones

The UN-backed Libyan government on Wednesday declared Western and Central Libya military zones, banning movement of vehicles without prior permission. "According to...
Covid Positivenegative

Malian president declares state of health emergency over COVID-19

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita declared a state of health emergency in Mali on Wednesday evening and instituted a curfew from March 26. ...
Julius Maada Bio

Sierra Leone declares state of emergency to prevent COVID-19

Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio on Tuesday declared a state of public emergency as a preventive measure against COVID-19. "The rapid...
Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo

DRC president declares state of emergency to fight COVID-19

Felix Tshisekedi, president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), declared on Tuesday a state of emergency across the country to fight the...
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New Zealand declares state of emergency after 50 new COVID-19 cases confirmed

A state of emergency has been declared on Wednesday in New Zealand after 50 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the country. ...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African President declares 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat COVID-19

As cases of COVID-19 passed the 400 mark on Monday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said a countrywide lockdown would be implemented on Thursday. The...

NPP activist declares operation 70 per cent for Zongo votes

Alhaji Ali Mohammed Suraj, an activist of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Asawase and Asutifi South...

Washington state declares state of emergency over COVID-19 outbreak

Governor Jay Inslee of the U.S. State of Washington Saturday declared a state of emergency after the state reported the first death in connection...

Central Region CLOSAG declares support for March 3 Strike

The Executive Council of the Central Regional chapter of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana, (CLOSAG), has declared its unflinching support for...
novel coronavirus

U.S. county declares public health emergency over 1st possible community spread of COVID-19

Solano County in the U.S. state of California declared a public health emergency on Thursday over the first possible community spread case of COVID-19...

Police declares war on motorbike-related crimes

The Accra Regional Police Command has declared war on crimes committed with the use of motor bikes which has led to the rise...

Bolivian senator declares herself interim President

A Bolivian opposition senator has appointed herself interim president following the resignation of former President Evo Morales. Jeanine Anez, 52, took control of the Bolivian...

JUSAG declares indefinite strike from Wednesday November 13

The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG), has declared its intention of embarking on an indefinite industrial action from Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The...
Cyril Ramaphosa

Seven Day National Mourning Declared in South Africa for Flood Victims

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday declared a week-long national mourning for the 70 flood victims in what was believed to be the...