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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...
Covid-19

Ghana’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 43,000

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Ghana registered 101 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the caseload to 43,094, according to the latest government update. ...
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)

Three Boca Juniors players test positive for coronavirus

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Three Boca Juniors players have been ordered to self-isolate after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, the Argentinian club said on Wednesday. ...
Covid

Zambia’s VP tests positive for COVID-19

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Zambia's Vice-President Inonge Wina has tested positive for COVID-19, the presidency's office said on Wednesday. According to a statement released by the...
ANC SA

April 17 major South African media outlets

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-- The African National Congress (ANC) kicked off its local government election campaign on Saturday in what will rank as one of its most...
Wpid Electricity

March 19 Zambia’s major media outlets

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-- Zambia and Mozambique have signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a coal powered plant to produce 1,200 megawatts of electricity. ...
Mali

Mali hotel siege: 80 hostages freed

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Eighty hostages were freed in Mali hotel siege, local media said. Witnesses said at least two security officials were killed in front of the...

Republic of Congo to charge those responsible for anti-referendum protests

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"An uprising is not an instrument for normal political expression in a state of rule of law and it is not a demonstration...
GDP

Cameroon’s GDP growth rate to hit 6 percent in 2015

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The document said Cameroon's GDP growth rate has remained stagnated over the last five years at an average level of 4.7 percent per year,...

Sept.1 Leading German Newspapers Summary

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The following are the major news items in leading German newspapers on Tuesday. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on German citizens...
Millennium Development Goals

Benin on course to achieving 5 out of 8 MDGs

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Benin is on course to achieving five out of the eight Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) set by the United Nations for 2015, the government...
GFA

GFA sets August 17 for presidential election

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) will hold its presidential election on August 17 in Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region, the FA?s executive...

10,000 Zambian youths jostle for 1,500 police jobs

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Over 10,000 jobless youths thronged a stadium in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, to fight for 1,500 job opportunities in the country's police as the...
Elephantiasis

10 million Zambians risk contracting elephantiasis

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A senior Zambian government official said on Friday that a survey conducted has revealed that 10 million people are at risk of contracting elephantiasis....
Madagascar

Madagascar’s president calls for appeasement, stability

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Madagascar's president Hery Rajaonarimampianina called for appeasement and stability of the nation on Friday during the celebration of the 55th anniversary of the...

Zimbabwe rights body urges enabling legislation to deal with torture

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The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission chairperson Elasto Mugwadi said Friday Zimbabwe is unable to decisively deal with perpetrators of torture due to lack of...
People flee clashes near the Aden international airport in Aden, Yemen, on March 25, 2015. The Shiite Houthi group took control over Aden international airport after the retreat of tribal militia on Wednesday evening, a security official told Xinhua. (Xinhua)

2,000 Yemeni refugee families in Djibouti receive foodstuffs

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Emirates group DP World has this week distributed foodstuffs to 2,000 Yemeni refugee families living in "Markazi" camp in northern Djibouti town of Obock....

Foreign investment into Zimbabwe rises 36 percent in 2014

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A recent United Nations report shows Zimbabwe attracted 545 million U.S. dollars in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2014, a 36 percent annual increase....
Pro-democracy protesters chant slogans against military rule at Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, November 2, 2014

Burkina Faso to set up agency for preventing ethnic clashes

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Burkina Faso will soon set up a national observatory to prevent inter-ethnic clashes, a source from the country's Ministry for Human Rights and Civic...

Burundi government wants EAC to lead mediation efforts

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Inter-Burundi dialogue should be led by a team appointed by the East African Community (EAC) and held after the elections, government Spokesman Philippe Nzobonariba...
floods

Twelve Nigerian states warned to guard against flooding

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Nigerian authorities on Wednesday issued warning to a list of 12 states that might experience possible flash floods, river overflows and landslides in...
military

Nigeria looks into allegations levelled against its military

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Allegations leveled against the Nigerian military by the Amnesty International are being investigated, the government said Wednesday. Bulus Lolo, permanent...
Tourists walk with masks at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea, June 8, 2015. South Korea on Monday identified 23 new contagions with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), increasing the total number to 87 while deaths from the viral disease rose to six as one more death was reported. (Xinhua/Yao Qilin) (dzl)

June 25 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT

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SEOUL-- South Korea's finance ministry said Thursday that it would spend more than 15 trillion won (13.5 billion U.S. dollars) to stimulate the economy...

Hungary tasks other EU members to register migrants

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Hungarian Justice Minister Laszlo Trocsanyi argued on Wednesday that the failure of other European Union (EU) countries to register migrants was the result of...

UN mission in CAR works at returning security on capital route

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The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic ( MINUSCA) launched a military operation aimed at restoring freedom of movement and...
ISis

As IS becomes stronger, US fails in its planning

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By Matthew Rusling Terror group Islamic State (IS) is becoming more dangerous than ever, radicalizing a growing number of followers over the Internet and...
NATO

Defence minister of NATO decides on sustaining response force

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NATO defence ministers on Wednesday took key decisions on strengthening the Alliance's collective defence, including by bolstering the NATO Response Force in NATO headquarters...
traffic

Short life expectancy believed to have a connection with traffic noise

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British researchers found that living in an area with noisy road traffic might decrease life expectancy, according to a study released Wednesday. ...

What is the next line of action over wikileaks revelations on NSA spying?

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by Sonia Ounissi and Xing Jianqiao Will alleged spying against France's leaders and main officials twist a knife in the diplomatic ties linking Paris...

Putin to strike out Ukraine’s discount on gas

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday suggested to cancel the discount for natural gas supply to Ukraine considering the oil price drop. ...