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Coronavirus outbreak: Protective Face Masks selling like hotcakes

The protective face mask has now become the fastest and most lucrative commodity on the shelves of pharmaceutical shops at Okaishie in the Central...

Tullow Ghana provides Punpunie Community with modern kindergarten

Tullow Ghana Limited has constructed a modern kindergarten for the Punpunie Community in the Ahanta West Municipality to facilitate teaching and learning at the...

Huawei to provide 5G training to South African university students

As South Africa is preparing for the fourth industrial revolution, Communications department and Huawei Technologies South Africa would collaborate to provide Walter Sisulu University...

Repo rate cut expected to bring marginal relief to Namibian loan holders

Namibian banks decreased their prime lending rate, following the decision on Wednesday by the central bank to cut the repo rate by 25 basis...

Ethiopia blames technical problem for internet, phone network blackout

Ethiopia's telecom monopoly, Ethio-Telecom, on Thursday blamed "technical problem" for a nationwide internet and phone network blackout earlier this week. In a...
On February 6, in Shou’an Town, Pujiang County, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, a convoy full of donated materials set off for Wuhan. (Photo by Yu Lingfang / People’s Daily Online)

Kenyan official says not to evacuate 100 citizens in China’s Wuhan

Kenya will not evacuate its 100 citizens comprising 91 students and nine artists in China's central city Wuhan, where the Covid-19 originated, as they...
real estate

Namibia’s initiative avails more affordable housing to low-income communities

Namibia's Deputy Minister of Urban and Rural Development Derek Klazen launched the construction of 26 new Buy-a-Brick houses at Aranos in the Hardap region...
Nigerian traders

Experts call for strengthening of trade blocs in Africa

Strengthening regional trade blocs is key to perfecting the art of trade and reaping maximum benefits, experts said Thursday. The experts also noted that regional...
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Scientists dispel theories on COVID-19 origin

Health experts from multiple countries have rejected claims that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin, and condemned related conspiracy theories. "We are public health...

WRCC trains planners on Local Economic Development

strong> A two-day workshop has been held for planners within the Western Region to equip them with relevant information on the Local Economic Development...

EPA, US Embassy and one other, conduct research on air pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is jointly conducting a research at Jamestown in Accra with the United States (US) Embassy and an NGO,...

OPEC daily basket price increases

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) daily basket price increased to 58.35 U.S. dollars a barrel on Wednesday, compared with 56.68 dollars...
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Nine killed in German shootings, shooter had “xenophobic motive”

The alleged gunman that shot and killed nine people in twin shootings in the western German city of Hanau late Wednesday had a "xenophobic...
agricultural productivity

Israel resumes agricultural imports from West Bank

Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said Thursday that agricultural imports from the West Bank to Israel will be resumed. The...
Syrian soldiers and military gears are seen in the city of Manbij in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo province, Syria, on Nov. 2, 2019. The Syrian army brought in new reinforcement to Manbij to protect the city against the Turkey-backed rebels in nearby areas. (Str/Xinhua)

Turkish forces shell Syrian government forces in Idlib

The Turkish forces heavily shelled Syrian government forces' positions in the countryside of the northwestern province of Idlib on Thursday, a war monitor reported. ...

Russia launches military satellite after delay

Russia successfully launched a Soyuz-2.1A carrier rocket with a Meridian-M military communications satellite on Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The launch,...
Aussie bushfire

Bushfires distracting Australian troops from training for war – Rick Burr

The head of the Australian Army has warned that the nation's combat capabilities will suffer if troops are repeatedly deployed to fight bushfires. ...

Namibia to phase out Export Processing Zone

Namibia will soon phase out the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) and replace it with the Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein said...

5 killed in Uganda road accident

Five people were killed and 10 others injured in a road accident Wednesday night in the western Ugandan district of Kagadi, said district police...
Aussie bushfire

Tech billionaire rolling out renewable energy for Aussie bushfire communities

Australian technology billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has revealed a plan to provide 100 bushfire-ravaged communities with renewable energy within 100 days. Cannon-Brookes, the...
Photo taken on May 19, 2016 shows an airplane of EgyptAir taking off at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, in Paris, France. Egypt's Foreign Ministry confirmed to Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry that wreckages of the missing airplane were found near the Greek Island of Karpathos, EgyptAir said on Thursday. Earlier in the day, EgyptAir said the missing plane, an Airbus A320, disappeared from radar screens en route from Paris to Cairo Thursday at 2:45 am Cairo local time (0045 GMT), with 66 people aboard. (Xinhua/Pierre Andrieu)

EgyptAir to resume weekly flights to China from Feb. 27

EgyptAir, the flagship carrier of Egypt, announced on Thursday that it will resume flights to and from China starting from Feb. 27. ...

Ghana is in good health – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, delivering his fourth State of the Nation Address to Parliament Thursday, said Ghana is in good health and...
Photo taken on Feb. 6, 2020 shows the "Diamond Princess", a cruise ship which has been kept in quarantine at the port of Yokohama in Japan. Test results show that nine passengers and a crew member on a cruise ship quarantined off the coast in Japan are infected with the novel coronavirus, the Japanese health ministry said Wednesday. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)

2 passengers from virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship die in Japan

Two Japanese passengers from the novel coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama have died after being infected with the virus, government officials...
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Lenovo registers record high quarterly earnings

Chinese tech giant Lenovo reported record highs of quarterly revenue and pre-tax profit in the third quarter of the 2019/2020 fiscal year as its...

Somali and U.S. airstrike kills 3 terrorists in Mogadishu

Somali and U.S. forces conducted a targeted airstrike in the Somalian capital here on Wednesday, killing three al-Shabab terrorists in the vicinity of Wadajir...

Paramount chief commends government for road contract

Naa Seidu Abdulai Nawologmo, the Paramount Chief of the Bulenga Traditional Area, has commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for fulfilling his promise he...
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Top cyber spies to be enlisted in search for Australian paedophiles

The Australian government will consider enlisting the nation's cyber intelligence agency to track down online paedophiles, terrorists and other serious criminals. Under...

Air raids kill 4 IS militants in eastern Afghanistan

Four militants affiliated with Islamic State (IS) were confirmed dead as fighting planes struck the hardliner group's hideout in Chawkay district of the eastern...
Experts of people’s hospital of Zigui county, Yichang, Hubei province, hold a teleconsultation to discuss the situation of a suspected case of novel coronavirus pneumonia in a health center of Lianghekou town, Zigui, Feb.7, 2020. (Photo by Wang Jiaman/People’s Daily Online)

“Virus hunters” behind China’s fight against epidemic

Over the past weeks, Feng Limin has been working at least eight hours a day and making his contribution to China's fight against the...

Australian PM announces national inquiry into devastating bushfires

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a national inquiry into the "Black Summer" bushfires. The Royal Commission into the bushfires which...