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Xinjiang

Fact Check: Lies on Xinjiang-related issues versus the truth

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Some anti-China forces in the West, including the United States, have concocted and disseminated plenty of false information about China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.   Xinjiang-related...
Students wash hands at school in Phalombe, Malawi, Oct. 13, 2020. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent has surpassed 2 million, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday. The latest figures from the continental disease control and prevention agency showed that a total of 2,013,388 cases were reported across the continent with the death toll related to the pandemic standing at 48,408 as of Thursday morning. (Photo by Joseph Mizere/Xinhua)

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 3.62 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,626,960 as of Friday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
Ghana Parliament

COVID-19: Parliament firms up protocols after Lawmakers and Staff test positive in Ghana

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Apart from limiting sitting days from four to two a week, Parliament on Friday announced additional measures to firm up the observance of Covid-19...
COVID-19

COVID-19 increases unpaid care work on women and girls – Research

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The emergence of the COVID-19 disease has increased unpaid care work on Ghanaians particularly, women and girls, a baseline survey conducted in two Districts...
Kft

KFT to share his “Heart Break Story” EP on Vals Day

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Ghanaian rising music sensation Kwasi Ofosu known by his stage as “KFT” will release his "Heart Break Story" Extended Play (EP) on Valentine's Day. ...
Education Advans School

Advans Ghana supports families with crisis management strategies

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Advans Ghana Savings and Loans, a subsidiary of the Advans Group, has supported 125 schools in Greater Accra, Kumasi, Tamale and Ho, through its...
Professor Benneh

Duplicate docket on Professor Benneh murder sent to A-G

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A comprehensive duplicate docket on Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh a law lecturer who was murdered at Agyriganor has been forwarded to the Attorney General's...
Mr Abanga Abdulai,

“I was surprise as the only NPP MP elect in Upper East Region” –...

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Mr Abdulai Abanga, Member of Parliament (MP) for Binduri Constituency said, “I was surprised when message got to me that I was the only...
Polee Chps

Lack of delivery room at Polee CHPS impedes service delivery

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Some residents of the Polee community have expressed concern about the lack of a delivery room at the Polee Community-based Health Planning and Services...
arrested

Tanzanian authorities arrest 46 illegal immigrants

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At least 46 Ethiopian illegal immigrants have been arrested in eastern Tanzania, immigration authorities said on Friday. Angela Shija, a senior immigration...
Inonge Wina

Zambia launches probe into exorbitant cement prices

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Zambian Vice President Inonge Wina said on Friday that the government has commenced investigations to establish the rationale behind the high prices of cement...
vaccine

Botswana embarks on initiative for COVID-19 vaccines

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Botswana's Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Edwin Dikoloti on Thursday night shared an overview of the southern African country's COVID-19 National Deployment and...
Other entrants include the London Stock Exchange Group, China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation and Tunis Stock Exchange among others/FILE

Kenyan bourse moves to boost trading

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The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) on Friday shifted to a new broker network in a move that seeks to boost trading. The...
Court

Two held over human trafficking discharged

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Two persons, accused of conspiring to sell a 19-year-old Nigerian for two million Naira have been discharged by an Accra Circuit Court Monday John, unemployed,...
Casket

COVID-19 Restrictions: Death business dying

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Restrictions on funerals to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country are beginning to have negative impact on players in the death business. Whiles...
International Criminal Court (ICC)

Northern Uganda war victims welcome ICC ruling on former rebel commander

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Victims of a two-decade long rebellion in northern Uganda said that justice has been done after a former Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel commander...
Speaker Bagbin

15 Lawmakers and 56 staff test positive for COVID-19 in Ghana

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The Speaker Alban Bagbin has revealed that 15 Members of Parliament (MPs) and 56 staff have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease. According to him...
African Union headquarters

African Union withstands “exceptional situation” caused by coronavirus

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Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has said that "exceptional situation" caused by COVID-19 has not diverted the bloc's attention...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Austrian university to counter conspiracy theories, misinformation on novel coronavirus

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has commissioned a rapid response team from an Austrian university to counter conspiracy theories and misinformation around the novel...
Court

Court adjourns ex-Beige boss trial

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Prosecution in the case involving Michael Nyinaku, former defunct Beige Capital boss on Wednesday prayed the court for more time to file documents...

2020 Futsal AFCON: Egypt cruises to final after beating Libya

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Three-time champions Egypt became the first team to qualify to the finals of the ongoing 2020 Total Futsal Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after...
Trump impeachment trial

Protesters rally in San Francisco against U.S. Senate’s Trump acquittal

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Around 100 demonstrators on Wednesday rallied in downtown San Francisco to protest the U.S. Senate's acquittal of President Donald Trump over abuse of power...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Democratic lawmakers urge Trump to extend New START

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Two U.S. Democratic lawmakers Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia. "With...
Mortgage

Mortgage applications move up in U.S. housing market

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Mortgage applications increased in the United States as mortgage rates remained at a low level, according to a report from Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)...
Photo shows the construction site of Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province. (Photo by Wang Wei/People’s Daily)

WHO says new hospitals in China’s Wuhan remarkable effort, pays tribute to lab staff

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said here Wednesday that the construction of new hospitals in China's city of Wuhan for novel coronavirus patients is...
Michael Pompeo

Pompeo to visit Germany, Africa, Middle East next week

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The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will kick off his six-country visit next week. Pompeo will...
Rain

Nigeria to experience longer rainy season in 2020

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Nigeria is likely to experience longer period of rainy season in 2020, compared to 2019, a senior official with the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency...
meat

Tanzania set to establish special butcheries for game meat

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The government of Tanzania is planning to establish butcheries specifically for game meat, an official told parliament on Wednesday. "Under the new...
court

Namibia court upholds results of November presidential election

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Namibia's Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an election challenge of the November 2019 presidential election. Five presidential candidates led by independent candidate...

Kenya’s e-learning initiative boosts digital literacy

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When Kenya launched a "laptops for schools" program in 2013, the initiative attracted cheers and jeers in equal measure. Those who supported...