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5.2 million Somalis in need of humanitarian aid due to floods, COVID-19 – UNICEF

About 5.2 million Somalis including three million children are in need of humanitarian assistance due to the triple threat of floods, locusts and COVID-19,...
Zambian Parliament

Zambian parliament forced to adjourn due to COVID-19

The Zambian parliament on Tuesday adjourned following a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. The adjourn was unanimously supported by all...
A higher score from a ratings agency generally means cheaper borrowing for governments

UK government borrowing rockets due to coronavirus impact

The coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on British government borrowing, leading to an estimate of 127.9 billion pounds (1,621 billion U.S. dollars)...
Carlos Ghosn

Former Nissan Chief fails to appear before France court due to “technical obstacle”

Former CEO of Nissan Carlos Ghosn said that he failed to appear before the court in France on July 13 due to "technical obstacle,"...
Schools Closed

Kenyan enterprises suffer amid prolonged school closure due to COVID-19

For the past four years, Caroline Nkatha has worked in a bookshop whose aisles were always thronged by students and parents either selecting a...
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

About 40 African countries under full border closure due to COVID-19

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Saturday said that 40 African countries are under full border closure due to...

7 dead due to heavy rains, flooding in southwestern Japan

Massive flooding triggered by torrential rain in the southwestern Japanese prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima left seven dead, 14 with no vital signs and...

15 found with no vital signs due to flooding in southwestern Japan

Nine people were missing and 15 others showed no vital signs due to massive flooding triggered by torrential rain in the southwestern Japanese prefectures...
Rex Brobbey

2020 GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human Athletics Called Off due to Covid-19

Organisers of Ghana’s Fastest Humans have called off the 2020 Edition of the competition, following the COVID 19 pandemic. Mr. Reks Brobbey the founder of...
Gustavo Ndong Edu Akumu

Equatorial Guinea annuls 2019/2020 league season due to COVID-19

Equatorial Guinea has become the latest Football Association to announce the annulment of all its leagues across the country due to the challenges posed...
Tourism, Beach, Africa,

Zambian government upbeat on tourism recovery due to easing of COVID-19 restrictions

A senior Zambian government on Monday expressed optimism that the tourism industry will bounce back following the easing of restrictions due to the COVID-19...
barrick gold

South Sudan’s gold export earnings sink due to COVID-19

South Sudan said on Wednesday its monthly gold export earnings to the Arab world have plummeted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Akol Ayii Madut, director...
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Uncertainties to remain in energy market due to COVID-19

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Tuesday forecast that uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic will remain because the effects on energy markets...
A man wearing a face mask looks at screens displaying the Ontario government's messages on COVID-19 at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada, on April 9, 2020. Canada could see 22,580 to 31,850 COVID-19 cases and 500 to 700 deaths by April 16, the Public Health Agency of Canada said Thursday. (Photo by Zou Zheng/Xinhua)

COVID-19 updates: Canada’s COVID-19 spread slows down due to effective health measures

The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - OTTAWA -- Canadian...
Photo taken on April 11, 2020 shows an empty street in Rome, Italy. The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 19,468 lives in locked-down Italy, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries so far to 152,271, according to the latest data released by the country's Civil Protection Department on Saturday. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting)

Fitch downgrades Italy rating to BBB- due to COVID-19

Fitch Ratings, a U.S. credit rating agency, said here on Tuesday it has downgraded Italy's credit rating to "BBB-" from "BBB" due to the...
Argentine football

Argentine football season declared over due to virus

The Argentine football association will put an end to the 2019-20 season which has been interrupted since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, its...

Iran says unable to receive FIFA financial support due to sanctions

The Iranian Football Federation said that it is unable to receive financial assistance from FIFA due to sanctions against the country's banking system, Tehran...
Athletics Championships

European Athletics Championships canceled due to COVID-19

The 2020 European Athletics Championships, scheduled to take place in Paris from August 25-30, have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced...

Valencia players agree to pay cuts due to COVID-19 impact

Valencia players will accept pay cuts because of the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, the La Liga club confirmed on Monday. ...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Israel shuts down COVID-19 testing lab due to false diagnoses

Israel's Ministry of Health announced on Sunday the shutting down of a coronavirus testing laboratory because of 19 wrong diagnoses. The lab,...
Tour de France

Tour de France postponed to August 29-September 20 due to coronavirus pandemic

The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday announced that the Tour de France, originally scheduled from June 27-July 19 has been put back from...

South Sudan suspends domestic flights due to COVID-19 fears

South Sudan Tuesday suspended all domestic flights for two weeks as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. First Vice...
A pedestrian crosses a road in downtown Kigali, Rwanda, on March 22, 2020. On Saturday, Rwanda announced stricter measures to be implemented for the next two weeks in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, banning unnecessary movements of residents and ordering border closure. (Photo by Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua)

Rwanda’s workers union warns against unfair job layoffs due to COVID-19 concerns

Rwanda's leading trade union has cautioned employers against unfairly laying off their employees due to COVID-19 concerns, a union official said Sunday. ...
Olympic Flag

Kenyan Cheruiyot regrets ruined season due to coronavirus

Olympic 5,000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot says the COVID-19 pandemic has ruined her training regime as she is reduced to one training session a day. ...
Person voting

U.S. capital to slash in-person voting in presidential primaries due to coronavirus concerns

Officials in Washington D.C. announced Friday that the U.S. capital city will cut the number of precincts accepting in-person voting in the upcoming presidential...

Cure for COVID-19 hard to come by due to high binding to human cells

Israeli researchers say the novel coronavirus' binding to human cells is so high that it will be very difficult to find a cure for...
petroleum revenue

Oil field services jobs could reduce by 20 percent due to low prices, pandemic

One out of five oil-field services jobs could disappear this year as decades-low prices and the COVID-19 pandemic hammers the industry, U.S. local newspaper...
rent control ghana

Survey shows 34 percent Canadians worry about rent, mortgage payment due to COVID-19

At least 34 percent of Canadians are worried about missing a rent or mortgage payment this month because of the impact of COVID-19, according...
Dakar Biennale (Dak'Art 2020)

14th Dakar Biennale postponed due to COVID-19

The 14th Dakar Biennale (Dak'Art 2020), originally scheduled from May 28 to June 28 in Dakar, will be postponed to a later date, Senegalese...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

South African president postpones meeting with AU commissioners due to COVID-19 epidemic

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as Chair of the African Union (AU), has requested a postponement of a meeting with AU...