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WeChat catapult Namibian youth into business

On Friday afternoon, eyes glued to her mobile phone, Ottilia Namutenya virtually sorted orders for clients through WeChat. WeChat, the Chinese virtual...

Zambian government urged to do more on health ministry scandal

While the recent scandal in Zambia's health ministry where unsafe condoms and other essential medicines were distributed to health facilities has resulted in the...
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Cuban couple recounts personal struggle against Coronavirus

When Cuban Yoan Gil and his wife Claudia Guzman were treated for COVID-19 at separate places for nearly a month, it was the most...
digital skills

Digital Education Futures: The now and the future for Special Needs and Disability

A feature by Emmanuel Ntow Nyarko/ Hannah Ackom-Mensah Education is dynamic, especially for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The World Health Organisation...
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Zambia-China cooperation injects vitality into Central Province’s development

The Central Province is one of the most mineral-endowed provinces of Zambia. But due to various reforms that took place in the early 1990s,...

Zambia HIV-positive mothers deliver HIV-free babies

It has been two years since 22-year-old Judith Chitala gave birth to a bouncy baby boy, Nathan at a named health facility in Zambia's...
Street Children

Zambia government embarks on program to help street children

Jackson Fumbe is a 12-year-old boy who is usually found at one busy road junction in Lusaka, the country's capital. Jackson and...
Photo taken on Sept. 24, 2020 shows a street with vehicles parked around shops after street vendors were removed in Blantyre, Malawi. Shop owners in Blantyre city have reacted differently over the city council's clean up exercise which saw street vendors being chased out of the streets. (Photo by Joseph Mizere/Xinhua) TO GO WITH Feature: Removal of street vendors in Blantyre sparks mixed reactions

Minibus drivers protest over COVID-19 restrictions in Malawi

Most Blantyre residents were forced to walk to their respective working and business places on Monday morning following a protest by minibus operators. ...

Namibian taxi drivers turning weak link in COVID-19 fight as cases surge

Festus Adams, a 38-year-old taxi driver, sits in his car, picking up passengers along the road in Namibia's capital Windhoek, for him and his...

Businesses returning to normal in Ghana after general election

A week after Ghana's presidential and parliamentary elections, businesses are returning to normal in the West African country with shops opened fully for commercial...

Early childhood development center gives hope for better education in Namibian village

by Ndalimpinga Iita An early childhood development center at Omatope village in Oshikoto region in the northern part of Namibia is promoting...
Visitors go shopping at a market aiming to support locals to sell their art works and food in Namibia's capital Windhoek on Sept. 26, 2020. (Xinhua/Musa C Kaseke)

Namibian informal traders reap brisk business from festive mood

A jubilant festive mood engulfing the world has created relief and brisk business for Namibia's small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and informal traders whose...

Zambian youth turns skin challenge into cosmetic making company

After years of experimenting with different kinds of convectional hair and skin products, Mwansa Kawesha, a young woman in Zambia's capital Lusaka decided to...
Electoral Commission (EC)

Let us not make a Sphinx out of the Electoral Commission

A feature by Dr. Prize McApreko "Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of...
The General Manager of the Bessfa Rural Bank Ltd, Alhaji Hayatudeen Awudu Ibrahim, with the Most Respected CEO Award in the Regional Category (Upper East)

Alhaji Hayatudeen Awudu Ibrahim: The legendary in the banking Industry in Ghana 

One of the remarkable and the youngest bankers in the Ghanaian society who have been contributing enormously to the growth of Rural Community Banks (RCBs)...

3rd Annual Ghana Tech Summit Will Feature 100 Global Speakers and Partners

The Global Startup Ecosystem returns with the 3rd annual Ghana Tech Summit hosted in partnership with accelerator partners IBM Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud,...

Ghanaian shoemaker builds business success with charitable act

by Xu Zheng and Francis Tandoh Sitting on the second floor of a bustling building in the suburbs of Accra, capital...
Ghanaian students give performances themed on traditional Chinese culture in Accra, Ghana, May 3, 2019. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

Zimbabwean school enhances Africa-China ties by bridging language and culture gap

by Tafara Mugwara and Zhang Yuliang As China's economic clout continues to grow exponentially, many parents in Zimbabwe increasingly...
File photo taken on April 21, 2012 shows Tangya Tusi site in central China's Hubei Province. Tusi sites -- the remains of an ancient political system adopted by Chinese emperors to govern ethnic minority regions in south-central and southwest China -- were inscribed in the World Heritage List on Saturday. The inscribed sites, located in mountainous areas, are Laosicheng in Hunan Province, Tangya in Hubei Province and Hailongtun Fortress in Guizhou Province. Tusi literally means hereditary tribal headmen appointed by Chinese emperors to govern the often unruly ethnic minority regions in the central and western parts of south China, where the specific tribal governance system was adopted from the 13th to the early 20th century. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian) (wyo)

117 Chinese soldiers killed in Korean War laid to rest

The remains of 117 Chinese soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War were laid to rest on Monday in a cemetery in Shenyang, capital...
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Zimbabwean school enhances Africa-China ties by bridging language and culture gap

by Tafara Mugwara and Zhang Yuliang As China's economic clout continues to grow exponentially, many parents in Zimbabwe increasingly want their...
Namibian President Hage Geingob presents to the public the commemorative banknote issued by the Bank of Namibia in Windhoek, Namibia, March 21, 2020. Namibia on Saturday launched a commemorative thirty Namibian dollars note symbolizing the reigns of their three presidents to commemorate the country's 30 years of independence. (Xinhua/Jacobina Mouton)

Young Namibians embrace reading to observe national Readathon Week

by Ndalimpinga Iita Ruider Swartbooi, a grade-six learner at a primary school in the Namibian capital Windhoek immersed herself in...
United Nations General Assembly

UN General Assembly holds unique annual session, lacks usual security

by William M. Reilly The annual UN General Assembly high-level week featuring a marathon of speeches by world...

E-commerce startup registers exponential growth as pandemic prompts Zimbabwean shoppers to get online

by Tafara Mugwara Although most Zimbabweans still prefer the physical touch of doing their shopping in traditional brick and...
Photo provided by Orlando Police Department shows police cars and fire trucks gather outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the United States, June 12, 2016. About 20 people were killed and 42 others wounded early Sunday morning in a shooting incident at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida said local police. (Xinhua/Orlando Police Department) (djj)

Bar, nightclub owners in Zambia relieved amid eased COVID-19 restrictions

"The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic indeed affected our operations as bars and night club owners. I had six workers who depended on me...
Agro ecological farming

New farming concept offers Zimbabwean farmers higher yields

By Tafara Mugwara Reeling from the adverse effects of climate change that have seen agricultural output plummeting over the...
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Afghan woman sets up factory to provide jobs for females

"For the past several years it was my dream to help poor widows and needy women by providing them with job opportunities and today...

COVID-19 adds emotional, financial burden to Syrian families with start of school

by Hummam Sheikh Ali Instead of helping her son review the lessons, Rania al-Halabi now spends time teaching her...

Kenyans adjust social events amid COVID-19 social distancing rules

Gladwell Jeruto exchanged ornamental gifts with her fiance while in the presence of her parents and other close relatives all of whom were donning...
HARARE, March 19, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses the launching ceremony for the country's preparedness and response plan against COVID-19, in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 19, 2020. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday thanked China and other countries for the support they have rendered to Zimbabwe as it steps up its preparedness to combat coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Shaun Jusa/Xinhua)

Pushcarts offer lifeline to unemployed Zimbabweans amid sluggish economy

By Tafara Mugwara Despite early summer scorching temperatures, 23-year-old Given Mandinyenya pushes a cart full of pipes and metal...

Organic farming mushrooms in Cuba amid COVID-19 pandemic

by Yosley Carrero Located some 350 km east of Havana in the central province of Sancti Spiritus, Fernando...