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Scottish First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has spoken to Prime Minister Boris Johnson after her election win (PA Wire)

Sturgeon hopes to lead Scotland to independence, despite no majority

Nicola Sturgeon has told how she hopes she will be the first minister to deliver independence for Scotland - despite a key ally of British...
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe main opposition in Parliament supports constitutional amendment despite criticism

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Zimbabwe's main opposition party in Parliament, MDC-T, has described a recently passed constitutional amendment that gives President Emmerson Mnangagwa more executive powers as progressive. Party...
Lockdown

Cambodia to lift capital lockdown despite record high daily cases

Cambodia is set to lift lockdown restrictions in its capital this week despite reporting another record in daily cases on Tuesday. Cambodia's Ministry of Health...
Pooling samples boosts Ghana’s COVID-19 testing

Ghana working to prevent third COVID-19 wave despite plummeting cases

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Despite a significant decline in COVID-19 active cases in Ghana, the country is working hard to prevent a third wave, Director General of the...
FILED - LG wants to provide Android updates for its phones (like the G8 ThinQ pictured here) for three years after purchase, even after it stops making phones. Photo: Andrea Warnecke/dpa

LG promises Android updates for three years despite ending production

(dpa) - Who wants to buy something from a company that has thrown in the towel and says it's not going to manufacture this...
unemployment

February unemployment down in Malaysia despite second lockdown

(dpa) - Malaysia's unemployment rate fell a notch to 4.8 per cent in February, the third consecutive month in which a drop was recorded,...
Ireland

More violence in Northern Ireland despite appeals for calm

(PA Media/dpa) - Violence has broken out on the streets of Northern Ireland again, despite appeals for calm. A car was set alight in Sperrin...
Dr Mithika Mwenda

Why Kenya must not relent on climate action despite COVID-19 pandemic

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They say life moves in a cycle and indeed the coronavirus global pandemic episodes is proving it so, given that most countries including Kenya are finding...
plane

Germans fly to Mallorca for Easter holidays despite virus appeals

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dpa/GNA - Thousands of German holidaymakers flew to the Spanish resort island of Mallorca at the weekend determined to enjoy their Easter holiday...

Port of Tema Exceeds 2020 Cargo and Container Traffic Target Despite COVID-19 Disruptions

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Ghana’s largest Commercial Port, the Port of Tema achieved one of its strongest performances in the year 2020 despite disruptions occasioned by the COVID-19...
Ghana Black Sharks

Ghana Beach Soccer: Shocked Black Sharks coach still optimistic despite GFA dramatic Afcon “withdrawal”

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The coach of the national Beach Soccer team has expressed optimism that all is not yet lost and he's still hopeful that by Monday...
Health review

Health review: Ashanti makes modest gains despite COVID-19 challenges

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The Ashanti Region recorded improvement in most health indicators in 2020, achieving a significant 30 per cent reduction in maternal mortality. ...
African growth

Africa’s growth prospects bullish despite pandemic constraints

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Africa is expected to recover from its worst recession in half a century and reach 3.4 percent growth in 2021, the African Development Bank...
Photo taken on July 16, 2015 shows 1,000 Cedi notes and a Huawei Mobile phone P7 worthy of 1,000 Cedi in Accra, Ghana, July 16, 2015. Sub-Sahara African currencies have in recent months come under significant pressure. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)

More investments recorded in Western Region despite COVID-19

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A series of studies conducted by the Research Department of the Sekondi-Takoradi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (STCCI) reveal that capital injection in businesses...
Lockdown

By-elections in Zimbabwe remain suspended despite lifting of lockdown

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The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) said Monday it is still deciding on when electoral activities can resume following the easing of a two-month COVID-19...
education

Education remains priority in Botswana despite COVID-19

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Botswana has committed to ensure academic learning continues across the country despite the COVID-19 pandemic. "Learning should continue despite risks posed by...
Health Review Meeting

Upper West health sector performed better despite COVID-19 – Director

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The health sector in the Upper West Region performed better in 2020 despite the dire impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Dr. Damien Punguyire,...
Under My Umbrella Zambia Carpenters Drk

Zambian furniture maker seizes opportunities despite downturn amid COVID-19

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While many are engrossed in conversations about prevailing harsh economic times, Josphat Shasulwi is busy utilizing opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to enhance...
Health Care Workers

Health workers protest controversial law in Bolivia despite pandemic

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dpa/GNA - Health workers in Bolivia have taken to the streets against a controversial law in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and...
Bank Of Botswana Pic Credit: Southern Times

Bank Of Botswana to maintain stable policy despite COVID-19

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The Bank of Botswana (BoB), the country's central bank, has committed to maintain sound policy despite the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic threatening the country's economic...
Belt and Road

Joint construction of Belt and Road sees new progress despite COVID-19

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By the center for promoting the Belt and Road Initiative under the National Development and Reform Commission of China Although the COVID-19 pandemic raging across...
A view of Jerusalem's Old City | Photo: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

Israel records most virus deaths during past month despite lockdown

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dpa/GNA - The past month of Israel's third lockdown has been the worst in terms of Covid-19 related deaths, official data showed on...
Covid Vaccines

Australia to go ahead with Pfizer vaccine despite elderly deaths – adviser

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A vaccine adviser to the Australian government said that the country will likely go ahead with the Pfizer vaccine despite recipients dying in Norway. Allen...
Wang Yi

China-Africa friendship rock-solid despite changing international landscape – Wang Yi

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China-Africa friendship remains rock-solid and stable, no matter what the international situation they face and what difficulties, obstacles, or disruptions they encounter, said Chinese...
Confederation Of African Football Caf

African Nations Championship to go ahead despite COVID-19 concerns

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Despite continuing concern over COVID-19 pandemic in most African countries, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Thursday that the rescheduled 2020 African...
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Over 3,000 people die on migratory routes despite COVID-19 related travel restrictions: IOM

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday that as of Dec. 17, the IOM had recorded 3,174 deaths on migratory routes worldwide this...
banks

Kenyan banking industry’s outlook positive despite pandemic

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Kenya's banking industry is expected to remain stable and resilient despite the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new central bank...

Dunajska Streda advance in Europa League Qualifiers despite trailing twice

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The leader of Slovakia's Premier League Dunajska Streda Football Club advanced for the first time in the team's history to the third round...
unemployment

Australia posts surprise fall in unemployment despite strict coronavirus lockdown

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Australia's unemployment rate has posted a surprise fall despite strict lockdown measures in the nation's second biggest state. According to data...
Wpid Anthony Annan Trained With Schalke This Week But Failed To Make Their Squad For Their Game On Friday

Schalke’s Raman optimistic despite challenging start against Bayern

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By Oliver Trust and Liu Yang Quitting has never been an option for Belgian footballer Benito Raman. ...