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Andres Arauz, presidential candidate in Ecuador, waves a large national flag on stage at the end of his campaign on Thursday. He is tied at about 50 per cent in the race against conservative banker Guillermo Lasso. Photo: Juan Diego Montenegro/dpa

Ecuador faces stark choice in presidential run-off

(dpa) - In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and a severe economic crisis, Ecuadorians took to the polls on Sunday to elect a...
Fox News

Fox News faces lawsuits for alleging 2020 election fabrications

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America's media network Fox News is facing a lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems for allegedly spreading and reinforcing lies about the results of...
Mapping Africa

Africa faces first recession in 25 years amid COVID-19 pandemic – UNECA

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The African continent has faced its first economic recession in 25 years due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the United...
Photo taken on Nov. 6, 2015 shows a view of the refurbished parliamentary office in Accra, capital of Ghana. China'S State Hualong Construction Ghana Limited handed over here on Friday the completed refurbished office structure to Ghana's parliament. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)

Henry Quartey, Seth Acheampong and George Boakye faces Appointment Committee

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The Appointment Committee of Parliament would continue its hearing to consider three more of President Akufo-Addo’s nominees for ministerial roles. Mr Henry Quartey, Mr Seth...
Ethiopian Army

UNOCHA faces funding shortfall to meet humanitarian needs in restive Ethiopian region

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The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) on Sunday said it has only received 58 percent of 1.3 billion U.S. dollars...
Uganda Map

Uganda faces foreign pressure amid election process

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The U.S. envoy to Uganda has been denied access to the country's opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, who was incumbent President Yoweri Museveni's closest rival...
Donald Trump

McConnell faces growing conservative heat on impeachment

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dpa/tca/GNA — A myriad of conservative voices are warning Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell against doing anything to facilitate a conviction of former...
Ethiopian Tigray

UNICEF faces funding gap to meet needs of 2.8 million in restive Ethiopian region

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed it has only received 30 percent of 33.3 million U.S. dollars it requires to meet the...
Sugar Cane Worker South Africa

South African sugarcane industry faces sustainability challenges

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The South African Canegrowers Association on Thursday said they are facing stiff competition from imported sugar and called on compatriots to purchase home-grown ones. ...
warmer Arctic

Russia faces double-edged sword with increasingly warmer Arctic

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dpa/GNA - Russia, which spans across more than half of the world's Arctic coastline, is seeking to benefit from the region's increasing accessibility...
world bank

Ghana faces 12 percent youth unemployment, 50 percent underemployment – World Bank

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Ghana faces 12 percent youth unemployment and 50 percent underemployment, according to a new report received from the World Bank early Wednesday. ...
European Football Leagues

Kenyan top-flight football management faces uncertain future with lapse of deal

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The future management of Kenyan top-tier club football remains in question following the lapse on Thursday of a contract between the country's federation and...
An electronic screen shows the trading data at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on Jan. 27, 2020. U.S. stocks ended significantly lower on Monday. The Dow fell 1.57 percent to 28,535.80, the S&P 500 decreased 1.57 percent to 3,243.63, and the Nasdaq dropped 1.89 percent to 9,139.31. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Botswana capital stock market faces challenges

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Botswana's capital stock market has experienced a 5.8 percent decline since January due to the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

New COVID-19 treatment center in northern Mozambique faces overload

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Mozambique opened Wednesday the largest treatment center for people infected with COVID-19 in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, which was said to face...
Seeds

Tanzania faces shortage of seeds for key crops – minister

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Tanzanian authorities said on Tuesday that the country is facing a shortage of over 110,000 tons of high quality seeds for key crops,...
Israeli Pm

Israel faces major hurdles to economic recovery amid COVID-19 pandemic

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by Keren Setton Israel is facing obstacles to economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic because of a lack of a clear and...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli government faces mounting criticism amid economic fallout from COVID-19

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by Keren Setton As the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel becomes more widespread, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and...
Ugandan police

Uganda’s former security minister faces treason charge

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Uganda's former security minister Henry Tumukunde appeared before a court on Wednesday in the capital, Kampala, charged with treason. Tumukunde, who appeared before City Hall...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (L) converses with opposition leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Jan. 15, 2020. South Sudan warring parties on Wednesday agreed to continue with further consultations on the contentious issue of the number of states after Salva Kiir and Riek Machar met in Juba. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

South Sudan’s unity government faces daunting challenges

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The UN's envoy for South Sudan on Wednesday said the country's new government faces a daunting array of challenges, which "will test its unity." Shearer,...
Flag of Australia

Australian deputy PM faces leadership crisis after minister’s resignation over scandal

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Australia's governing Coalition has faced a leadership crisis after the agriculture minister stood down on Sunday over an ongoing sports grants saga. ...
Burkina Faso soldier stands guard at the village of Gorgadji in the Sahel region

Yearender: Sahel region faces unprecedented security deterioration

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The year 2019 was marked by an unprecedented deterioration of the security situation in the Sahel countries, while the presence of foreign troops is...
Sudan Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok

Sudanese Transitional Government Faces Profound Challenges

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Administration holds discussions seeking to resolve conflict and normalize relations with the West Interim Prime Abdallah Hamdok of the Republic of Sudan visited the United...

Afigya-Kwabre South faces developmental challenges

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The Afigya-Kwabre South District Assembly is facing a number of development challenges due to protracted chieftaincy feuds in the communities. Mr Christian Adu-Poku, the District...
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2015 Policy Conference, March 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. Tomorrow March 3rd Prime Minister Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint session of the US Congress. (Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

Palestinian arrangement for financial withdrawal faces Israeli threats

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Palestinian government's plan for economic disengagement from Israel faces grave challenge, including Israeli threats to impose sanctions on the Palestinians. The plan...
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Viewpoint: Plan to hold Palestinian elections faces tough challenges amid internal split

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is determined to hold the first Palestinian legislative elections in 13 years, but analysts said the move faces tough challenges...
Science Water Shortage

Acute Water Shortage Hits Mampelingo

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The Mampelliga community in Pwalugu in the Upper East Region over the past two years has not seen water flow through their stand pipes. The...
Information Centre

Information Centres Faces Close Down

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New Juaben North Municipal Assembly has warned that Information Centres in the Municipality that make excessive noise beyond the acceptable limits would be closed...
farmers

Namibia’s agricultural sector faces difficult year ahead

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Namibia's agricultural sector will be facing a difficult year ahead, a trade group said on Monday. The group, Meat Corporation (MEATCO) of Namibia, said in...
Accra Art Centre

Art Centre Faces Possible Collapse Over Fake Artefacts

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Fake artefacts dealers operating around the vicinity of the Accra Art Centre, Ghana’s biggest craft market is threatening the existence of the art village...
Korean Peninsula

The Historic Hour Has Come for Korean Peninsula Issue – Xi

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Political settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue faces a rare historic opportunity, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party...