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‘It tears every part of your life away’; the truth about female infertility

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Infertility is a condition that affects approximately one out of every six couples, according to health experts An infertility...
Rugby

Ghana rugby needs funding to survive

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The Ghana rugby needs strong financing to survive, the president of the Ghana Rugby Union Herbert Mensah has said. He described the...
yellow fever vaccination campaign

African experts discuss combating yellow fever epidemic in Uganda

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Health experts from 17 African countries met here Wednesday to discuss strategies to eliminate yellow fever epidemic on the continent. Ruth Aceng,...
novel coronavirus

Romania confirms first case of novel coronavirus

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Health Minister Victor Costache confirmed late Wednesday that a 20-year-old Romanian had been tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He had contact...
IMF

IMF forecasts 0.8 percent growth for Zimbabwe in 2020

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday projected a 0.8 percent growth for Zimbabwe's economy 2020, much lower than a 3 percent forecast by...
Person voting

International partners urge Somalia to fix issues in electoral law ahead of polls

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The international partners have called on Somali leaders to iron out pending issues in the recently enacted electoral law ahead of the elections at...
Nigeria

Nigerian governor approves life imprisonment, death penalty for kidnappers

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Abdullahi Sule, the governor of Nigeria's central north state of Nasarawa, on Wednesday assented to the law which prescribed death penalty for anyone found...
Afdb

AfDB approves US$122 million framework to clear Somalia arrears

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Development Fund on Wednesday approved a framework for 122.55 million U.S. dollars to clear Somalia's arrears. ...
solar

Kenyan fish farmer adopts solar technology to power hatcheries

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George Muga is a trained accountant and has for many years worked for international organizations that have a presence in Kenya. He...
A local tour guide holds a handfull of dead desert locusts after an invasion in Shaba National Reserve in Isiolo, northern Kenya, 16 January 2020 (issued 18 January 2020). Large swarms of desert locusts have been invading northern Kenya for weeks, after having infested some 70,000 hectares of land in Somalia which the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has termed the 'worst situation in 25 years' in the Horn of Africa. FAO cautioned on 13 January 2020 that it poses an 'unprecedented threat' to food security and livelihoods in the region. The government is spraying pesticide in the affected areas to battle the insects. EPA/Daniel Irungu

Desert locusts threaten Kenya’s top agricultural exports

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The crops turned from green to yellow, that is how a farmer in Nyeri, central Kenya, described desert locust invasion of his coffee farm. ...
Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Li Jie (R) and Zambian Housing and Infrastructure Minister Vincent Mwale cut a celebration cake during a reception to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Lusaka, capital of Zambia, Sept. 26, 2019. (Xinhua/Peng Lijun)

China-Zambia ties have blossomed over years

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The construction of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZRA) has always been hailed as a symbol of cooperation not only between China and Zambia, but...
kidnapped in Nigeria

Nigerian soldier kills 4 colleagues before committing suicide

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A Nigerian army corporal allegedly killed four soldiers before taking his own life on Wednesday with his service rifle, the Nigerian Army has said. ...
immune system

Revving up immune system may help treat eczema

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Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a drug strategy that aims at revving up the immune system and...

Lyon sink Juventus 1-0 at home, Tousart on target

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Lucas Tousart scored a precious goal to give French Ligue 1 side Lyon a 1-0 win over Italian champions Juventus in the first leg...
Oil

Oil prices fall as demand worries persist

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Oil prices declined on Wednesday, as worries of weaker crude demand continued to weigh on the market. The West Texas Intermediate for...
SpaceX

SpaceX gets approval to build Mars spaceship at Port of Los Angeles

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The Los Angeles City Council has approved a permit that allows U.S. private space company SpaceX to use a site at the Port of...

Man City beat Real Madrid 2-1 in Bernabeu in first leg of Champions Leauge...

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Pep Guardiola's Manchester City showed personality and skill to come from behind to beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the Santiago Bernabeu in the first...
Volleyball

Kenya cites Nigeria, Cape Verde as top challengers for beach volleyball Olympic ticket

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Kenya beach volleyball coach Sammy Mulinge has termed Nigeria and Cape Verde as the teams to watch out from their group ahead of next...
Libya Oil Revenue

Libya’s daily oil production drops to 135,000 barrels

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Libya's daily oil production dropped from more than 1.2 million barrels to about 135,000 barrels, Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said in a statement...
Staff of Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education arrange boxes of donated masks by China in Tehran, Iran, on Feb. 25, 2020. China's Ambassador to Tehran Chang Hua on Tuesday delivered 250,000 masks to Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education as a support to protect Iranians against the outbreak of novel coronavirus in the country. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Iranian lawmaker catches coronavirus

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Iranian lawmaker Mahmoud Sadeghi has caught the novel coronavirus, officially named as COVID-19, the Tabnak news website reported Wednesday. "I give this...
Somalia

Ethiopia and Niger release UN humanitarian response plan to help “most vulnerable”

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The government of Ethiopia and the government of Niger, along with the UN and its partners, have released the humanitarian response plan for 2020,...
border

Mali-Burikna Faso-Niger border has become epicenter of crisis

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The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned that border area of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger had become the epicenter...
barrick gold

Gold extends losses as equities, dollar reverse downtrend

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange extended losses on Wednesday amid a strong U.S. dollar and gradual pick-up...
A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to hurl stones at Israeli troops during clashes with Israeli troops on the Gaza-Israel border, east of southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis, Aug. 30, 2019. At least 54 Palestinians were injured on Friday, during clashes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel, medics said. (Xinhua/Stringer)

UN rights body holds interactive dialogue on situation in Palestine

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The UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday held an interactive dialogue on a new report on the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, which...
terrorism

Tunisian security forces kill 2 terrorists in preventive operation

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The body of a second terrorist was discovered on Wednesday by Tunisian security forces, Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) reported. The terrorist was...
Supporters of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hold pictures of him in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 26, 2020. Egypt held a military funeral on Wednesday for the country's former president Hosni Mubarak who died on Tuesday at the age of 91. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Moroccan king mourns death of former Egyptian President Mubarak

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Moroccan King Mohammed VI on Wednesday sent a message of condolence to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi over the death of former Egyptian President Mohamed...
A man waves Union flags from a small car as he drives past Brexit supporters gathering in Parliament Square, near the Houses of Parliament in central London on January 31, 2020 on the day that the UK formally leaves the European Union. - Britain on January 31 ends almost half a century of integration with its closest neighbours and leaves the European Union, starting a new -- but still uncertain -- chapter in its long history. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

UK farm standards not to be jeopardized through future trade deals

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Future trade deals will not jeopardise the food safety and animal welfare standards that Britain's special market for food is based on, Secretary of...
SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 2: Recycled plastic bottles are seen at the San Francisco Recycling Center March 2, 2005 in San Francisco, California. Bottled water is the single largest growth area among all beverages, more than doubling over the last decade. Only about 12 percent of plastic bottles, mostly water, were recycled in 2003, according to industry consultant R.W. Beck, Inc. Since most bottled water is consumed away from home where recycling isn't an option, an estimated 40 million bottles a day go into the trash or become litter. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Kenya to ban plastic bottles in protected areas by June

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Kenya is set to ban plastic bottles in protected areas starting June 5 as the east African nation intensifies efforts to conserve national parks...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Egypt committed to Nile dam talks in Washington despite Ethiopia’s retreat

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Egypt is committed to the course of negotiations sponsored by the United States and the World Bank regarding on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam...
FILE - Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally recognized government forces and Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, May 5, 2019.

Mass grave found in Libya’s Sirte

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Security service of Libya's east-based government on Wednesday found a mass grave containing five bodies in the city of Sirte, which used to be...