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Kenya says 24 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine due in February

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Kenya's health ministry confirmed on Wednesday that 24 million doses of COVID-19 will arrive in the country mid-February. Mutahi Kagwe, Health Cabinet...
Asante Kotoko X

Al Hilal-Kotoko CAF Champions League game called off due to COVID-19 controversy

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The CAF Champions League clash between Al Hilal Omdurman and Asante Kotoko has been called off due to controversies over the COVID-19 pandemic. The clash,...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Spanish health minister warns of “difficult weeks” ahead in Madrid due to coronavirus

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Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa on Thursday warned that the region of Madrid was facing "difficult weeks" as it struggled to control the dramatic...
Europaba Big X

EU sees asylum applications sharply down due to COVID-19 emergency measures

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A 69-percent fall month on month in the number of applicants seeking asylum in the European Union (EU) in the second quarter of...
Hajara, 19, and her children await their first hot meal in over two months. They arrived at the Dosseye refugee camp in Chad the previous day after fleeing violence in Central African Republic. UNHCR/C.Fohlen

UN says over 200,000 refugee children out of school in Ethiopia due to COVID-19

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said more than 200,000 refugee children are out of school in Ethiopia due to...
tennis

US Open champion Osaka out of French Open due to injury

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US Open champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the French Open, which is to take place from September 27 to October 11, because...
rugby

NRL players could face 100 million Austrlian dollar pay cut over next two years...

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The National Rugby League (NRL) of Australia could cut players' salaries by more than 100 million Australian dollars (about 72.8 million U.S. dollars) over...
The first flight of the Xi'an-Istanbul direct air route arrives at Xi'an Xianyang International Airport in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Dec. 30, 2019. Three round trips operated by Turkish Airlines are expected to be made between Xi'an and Istanbul, with inbound flights on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and outbound ones on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. (Xinhua/Shao Rui)

Israel plans to halt international flights due to rise in COVID-19 morbidity: media

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Israel plans to shut down its skies for international flights as part of a full nationwide closure starting next week, reported Hebrew-language news...
Covid-19

UNECA says intra-Africa exports decline by 17 percent in April due to COVID-19

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) on Friday said that the level of intra-Africa exports declined by 17 percent in April...
An explosion occurs at a fuel station in north Accra, capital of Ghana, Oct. 7, 2017. The explosion happening late Saturday left at least two people dead. (Xinhua/Shi Song) (yk)

Jordan says explosion hits army base due to high temperature

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Jordan Armed Forces said Friday dawn explosion that rocked a military base in the Zarqa governorate was due to the high temperature. ...
Athletics Championships

European cross country championships in Dublin cancelled due to COVID-19

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The European cross country championships which was set for December 13 in Dublin, Ireland has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing...
?Climate change is increasing the vulnerability of forests to wildfires ?

Several cities in Los Angeles under evacuation warnings due to wildfire

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As a wildfire in Angeles National Forest continued spreading and the dangerous Santa Ana winds was predicted to hit the area Wednesday evening, several...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Zimbabwean teachers say students not ready for exams due to COVID-19

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At least two teacher representative bodies have expressed concern over the Zimbabwean government's plans to reopen schools for examinations this month, saying that students...
Tourism, Beach, Africa,

Unemployment rises in Spain in August due to fall in tourism

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The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain rose by 29,780 to reach 3,802,814 in August, according to data published by the...
Elephant

Number of dead elephants in Zimbabwe’s forest rises to 22

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The number of elephants that have been found dead in a forest in western Zimbabwe has risen to 22, a cabinet minister said Tuesday. ...
Ghana Reduced Hunger and Malnutrition

Some 67,000 children at risk of dying from hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa due to...

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An estimated 67,000 children are at risk of dying from extreme hunger across Sub-Saharan Africa before the end of the year due to impacts...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Zimbabwean schools to reopen on Sept. 14 after nearly six months of closure due...

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Zimbabwean schools will reopen for examination classes from Sept. 14 after nearly six months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
unemployment

Kenya’s unemployment rate doubles to 10.4 percent in second quarter due to COVID-19

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Kenya's unemployment rates doubled to 10.4 percent in the second quarter compared to 5.2 percent in the first quarter due to the COVID-19...
A Mclaren super car is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York, the United States, April 2, 2015. A new breed of supercars that are said to have taken speed, power and automotive technology to new levels will be showcased at the 2015 New York International Automobile Show (NYIAS), scheduled to be held from April 3-12 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, New York. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)

German automotive supplier Continental extends savings program due to COVID-19

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The German automotive supplier Continental said on Tuesday to expand its savings program, which was initiated in 2019, to save more than one...
Skating

ISU cancels multiple World Cup competitions due to COVID-19 concerns

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The first four speed skating World Cup and first two stops for short track speed skating for the 2020/21 season have all been cancelled,...
AFP/File / Josep Lago Barcelona's Lionel Messi is a five-time World Player of the Year who has also won more than 100 caps for Argentina

Messi unfit for European big clubs – Chinese pundit

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Lionel Messi, due to his limited stamina and running ability, will find it hard to get a regular place in any European elite club...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Botswana might be unable to renew sales agreement with De Beers due to COVID-19

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Botswana faces the risk of being unable to renew its 10-year sales agreement with De Beers Group set to expire by the end...
Japan's Misaki Matsutomo (bottom L) and Ayaka Takahashi (C) celebrate winning a point during the women's doubles quarterfinal match with China's Chen Qingchen (top R) and Jia Yifan (top L) at All England Badminton 2020 in Birmingham, Britain on March 13, 2020. (Photo by Tim Ireland/Xinhua)

2020 badminton calendar shrinks further due to COVID-19

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The 2020 badminton tournament calendar has been further adjusted with most World Tour events dropped due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Badminton World Federation...
Fero Mobile Phones

African mobile phone market shipments fall due to COVID-19 impact

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African mobile phone shipments declined by 6.0 percent quarter on quarter in the second quarter but Chinese smartphone brands still continued to lead the...
Nigeria's border closure

About 20 African countries under full border closure due to COVID-19 – Africa CDC

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Wednesday said that 20 African countries are under full border closure due to...
Milos Zeman

Czech president hospitalized due to arm injury

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Czech President Milos Zeman was hospitalized here in the Czech capital following an arm injury, the president's spokesman Jiri Ovcacek said on Twitter on...
Members of the Mombasa Kenya Red Cross Society demonstrate life saving skills at the public beach in Mombasa on April 3, 2015. Despite the low turn up in the number of international tourists visiting Kenya due to terrorists related incidents, local tourists sill trip to the coastal area to celebrate the Easter weekend. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

ICRC sees decline in healthcare visits in Somalia due to COVID-19

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Tuesday primary healthcare visits and childhood vaccination coverage have sharply declined in Somalia amid the...
power

Zimbabweans experiencing intermittent power cuts due to technical faults at major power stations

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Zimbabweans have been enduring intermittent power cuts over the past week, with power utility ZESA Holdings attributing the situation to technical faults at its...
Nigerian Airports

Mozambique airports lose US$22 million due to COVID-19

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Airports in Mozambique recorded a revenue loss of 22 million U.S. dollars due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected all its sources of...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Africa’s insurance giant sales decline due to COVID-19

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The financial services company Old Mutual said on Monday that their sales volumes took a nosedive because of the difficult macroeconomic environment and COVID-19...