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broadband

Namibia launches fresh broadband policy

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Namibia on Thursday launched broadband policy with the aim of improving their technological advancement, according to Minister of Information and Communication Technology Stanley Simataa. ...
port

Namibia’s second-largest port to assist with economic acceleration

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Namibia's second-largest port, Port of Luderitz, located south of the Port of Walvis Bay along the country's coastline, has managed to increase its current...

Policeman adjudged best Photographer

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Detective Lance Corporal Gershon K. Gbeve, a photographer of the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has been adjudged the Best Tradition and Culture Photographer...
European Union

Ghana launches project in cooperation with EU to improve inclusive growth

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Ghana on Thursday launched a project here in cooperation with the European Union (EU) to boost inclusive growth and reduce social inequalities. ...

South African president’s SONA suspended due to disruption

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Due to uncontrolled chaos, Parliament Speaker Thandi Modise on Thursday evening suspended a joint sitting of Parliament, where President Cyril Ramaphosa was meant to...
Sauti za Busara 2020

Africa’s leading music festival kicks off in Tanzania’s Zanzibar

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Sauti za Busara, one of Africa's leading festivals kicked off on Thursday at Tanzania's Zanzibar Old Fort in Stone Town, bringing together a wide...
Lassa Fever

Lassa fever deaths in Nigeria hit 70

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The death toll from the latest round of Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has risen to 70, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC)...
locust

Kenya to recruit state-trained youth to fight desert locusts

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Kenya will recruit trainees from the National Youth Service (NYS), country's premier vocational training institute, to boost the fight against desert locusts that are...
Sudan Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok

Khartoum welcomes German parliament’s decision to resume ties with Sudan

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Sudan's government on Thursday welcomed the German parliament's decision to resume and expand economic and development ties with Sudan. "Sudan's government welcomes the decision by...
U.S. President Donald Trump

U.S. Senate passes resolution limiting Trump’s power to launch military operations against Iran

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U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a resolution curbing the U.S. president's ability to use military forces against Iran without congressional approval. The Republican-controlled Senate voted...
Climate change

UNDP launches campaign for public opinion on climate change

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday launched a campaign for public opinion, in a bid to bridge the gap between people and...
UNHCR

14 refugees evacuated from Libya to Sweden

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The United Nations Higher Commission of Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday said that 14 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to Sweden. "A total of 14...
work permit

Zimbabwe battles to clear huge passport backlog due to foreign currency shortages

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Zimbabwe is battling to clear a backlog of more than 400,000 passports dating as far back as 2018 due to shortage of foreign currency...
diarrhea

Diarrhea outbreak kills 5 children in south Somalia

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An outbreak of acute watery diarrhea has killed up to five people in Bal'ad town in Somalia's southern region of Middle Shabelle, an official...
Followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr are seen in central Baghdad, Iraq on April 30, 2016. Thousands of followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday stormed the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad and took control of the parliament building and surrounding areas, while dozens of lawmakers, officials and employees tried to escape the government district. [Xinhua]

Iraqi women rally in protest of violence against female demonstrators

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Thousands of women rallied on Thursday in Baghdad and other Iraqi provinces to support the ongoing anti-government protests and reject violence against female protesters. In...
Burkina Faso soldier stands guard at the village of Gorgadji in the Sahel region

AU, UN vow to intensify partnership on peace and security in Africa

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The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security has vowed to intensify partnership in peace and security on the African continent. In...
Unrest in central Ethiopia

Ethiopian parliament ratifies law criminalizing hate speech, disinformation

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The Ethiopian House of Peoples Representative (HoPR), the lower house of the Ethiopian parliament, on Thursday ratified a new law that criminalized hate speech...
Wildlife migration

Namibia launches conservation fund to tackle human-wildlife conflict

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Namibia launched an initiative that will contribute to the collective efforts of conserving the environment as well as the conservancies and communities in the...
arrested

Zambia arrests 7 people for trafficking over 4 tons of cannabis, including foreigners

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Anti-drug authorities in Zambia on Thursday arrested seven people for trafficking in over 4 tons of cannabis. The seven were arrested in the eastern part...
locust

UN warns increasing desert locust in east Africa, calls for concerted efforts

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that the desert locust breeding has continued in the Horn of Africa (HoA), causing locusts...
It takes only 10 days to complete the construction of the Huoshenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital in Wuhan to battle against the novel coronavirus outbreak. Photos by Xiao Yijiu, Xinhua News Agency

Kenya lauds China’s efforts to contain novel coronavirus

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Kenya on Thursday praised the Chinese government for its relentless efforts to contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The Kenyan government...
soccer

Ghana to begin regional soccer league on March 20

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The Ghanaian FA has announced that its planned regional football leagues will kick off on March 20. The division 2 league, as...
Participants attend the 36th ordinary session of the executive council of the African Union Commission which in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Feb. 6, 2020. The 36th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council, which comprises ministers of the 55-member pan-African bloc, opened on Thursday in the framework of the 33rd AU summit at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Optimism grows on Africa’s security situation as continent embarks on “Silencing Guns”

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by Habtamu Worku and Wang Shoubao Only few could be more excited than Young Nial, a South Sudanese refugee currently residing in Ethiopia, as the...
Court

Malawi court turns down fresh election stay application

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The constitutional court in Malawi Wednesday turned down the application by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and President Peter Mutharika to have enforcement of...
novel coronavirus

Hong Kong extends school suspension for 2 more weeks over COVID-19 outbreak

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The education secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government decided on Thursday to extend the class suspension of Hong Kong schools...
coronavirus-surveillance

Cruise ship shunned over COVID-19 docks in Cambodia

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A cruise ship, which had been turned away over fears of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, docked at southwest Cambodia's sea port...
African Union (AU)

Optimism grows on Africa’s security situation as continent embarks on “Silencing Guns”

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Only few could be more excited than Young Nial, a South Sudanese refugee currently residing in Ethiopia, as the African continent embarks on "Silencing...
Ghanaian students in wuhan

Ghanaian students in Wuhan, Hubei to get sufficient food and medical support

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Dr Zhou Yuehan, the Spokesman of the Chinese Embassy in Ghana, says the Chinese Government has made provisions to get foreign students including; Ghanaians...

Mass evacuation of Ghanaians not an option yet – MOH

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) says it is constantly doing risk assessment of the Convid-19 situation and will take appropriate action including, evacuating Ghanaians...

Parliament calls for swift justice for murdered Nurse Ruth Eshun

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Angered by the gruesome and dastardly treatment, resulting to the death of late Nurse Ruth Ama Eshun of the Sewua Health Centre, Parliament has...