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Tanzania and France sign loan agreement for water supply

Tanzania on Thursday signed a loan agreement with France to finance water supply projects that will benefit some 770,000 people in the country's Morogoro...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Hydroxychloroquine is no longer authorized to treat Covid-19 in France

The French government on Wednesday repealed the regulations authorizing the prescription of hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19 in hospitals in France, following an unfavorable opinion from...

France to start “very gradual” easing of lockdown from May 11, says PM

France would start to ease restrictions on movement from next Monday through "a very gradual process" which would stretch over several weeks at least...

WatsUp TV outdoors new Office & Studio

Leading pan-African entertainment TV Show, WatsUp TV has outdoored its ultramodern office and studio complex as part of its expansion plans in Ghana and...
Emmanuel Macron

France to provide €500 million for global search for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments

France will provide 500 million euros (about 547 million U.S. dollars) for the global search for COVID-19 treatment and vaccines, President Emmanuel Macron said...

France says not to quarantine travelers from Schengen area, Britain

Travelers to France who arrive from Europe's Schengen area or Britain will not undergo a compulsory two-week quarantine, as France prepares to ease COVID-19...

Global COVID-19 cases top 3.5 million

Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 3.5 million on Sunday, reaching 3,502,126 as of 7 p.m. (2300 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science...
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)

WHO should be bellwether, not scapegoat, in global pandemic fight

To some politicians in Washington, nothing is more valuable than their political self-interests -- not even human lives. Their recent ever-escalating attacks on the...
Face Mask

To mask or not to mask, no longer a question for many Europeans

In a shift which many Europeans would have never imagined, face mask-wearing is now a phenomenon in the streets of major European cities like...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (R), European Parliament President David Sassoli (C) and President of the European Council Charles Michel attend a press conference on the future of Europe at the Parlamentarium in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 31, 2020. The United Kingdom's (UK) withdrawal agreement will enter into force upon the UK's exit from the EU on Friday night, ending the country's 47-year membership. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

“Mixed picture” in Europe as UK COVID-19 deaths top 20,000

The coronavirus pandemic is showing a mixed picture in Europe, as Britain's death toll surpassed 20,000 on Saturday, making it the fifth nation globally...
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France regrets U.S. decision to halt funding for WHO

France regrets the U.S. decision to suspend funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), French government spokesperson Sibeth Ndiaye said on Wednesday. ...
Growth was uneven across eurozone countries, with Germany "robust" and France losing ground ?

France expects deeper recession as coronavirus lockdown prolonged

France has further lowered its 2020 economic forecast to a contraction of eight percent, from an earlier prediction of six-percent contraction, and would broaden...
Photo taken on April 11, 2020 shows an empty street in Rome, Italy. The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 19,468 lives in locked-down Italy, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries so far to 152,271, according to the latest data released by the country's Civil Protection Department on Saturday. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting)

Europe infections near 900,000, France extends lockdown

Europe remained the continent in the world hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as nearly 900,000 people here had contracted the novel coronavirus and...
The TV grab shows French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (L) delivering a speech in Paris, France, on March 14, 2020. With the COVID-19 confirmed actively spreading across the country, France entered "stage 3" of its epidemic response plan, which means it is now at highest epidemic alert at national level, announced Director-General of Health Jerome Salomon on Saturday evening. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

France reports over 32,000 coronavirus cases, lockdown extended

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in France has risen by 13 percent within a day to reach a total of 32,964 as of...
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (Front) leaves the Elysee Palace after a cabinet meeting on the COVID-19 in Paris, France, on Feb. 29, 2020. France has confirmed 73 cases of coronavirus infection by Saturday noon and the government has decided to impose stricter measures to contain its spreading, Minister of Health Olivier Veran announced. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)

France extends coronavirus lockdown by two weeks

France will extend the lockdown by two weeks until April 15 to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on...
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with his US counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of a Group of 20 (G20) summit, in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. The two heads of state exchanged in-depth views on bilateral ties and global hot-spot issues. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

G20 and its summits

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a virtual summit of the Group of 20 (G20) leaders on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Beijing...

Coronavirus deaths top 1,000 in France as government struggles to contain “unprecedented” epidemic

French Director General of Health Jerome Salomon on Tuesday announced that 1,100 people diagnosed with the COVID-19 have died, an increase of 240 in...
domestic air travel

Botswana imposes travel ban on people entering from 18 high-risk countries

Botswana's Health and Wellness Minister Lemogang Kwape on Monday imposed a travel ban on people entering the southern African country from 18 high-risk countries...
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Algeria to suspend cruises, flights with France

Algeria on Sunday announced the suspension of all flights and sea voyages with France as of March 17 in a move to contain the...
Construction workers help hoist a girder on the 230-meter-high Yuanjiang Railway Bridge along the Yuxi-Mohan section of China-Laos Railway. Photo by Ye Chuanzeng, Li Hong, People’s Daily

Work resumption in China raises hope for virus-hit European economies

As the new virus continues with its rampage worldwide, the European continent has started to feel the toll the novel coronavirus has taken on...
Pedestrians wearing masks are seen in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, state TV reported. Since Iran announced the first batch cases of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 43 Iranians have been confirmed infected by the virus, eight of whom have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

France, Germany, UK offer Iran €5 million with material support to fight coronavirus

France, Germany and Britain are offering a package of financial aide close to 5 million euros (5.6 million U.S. dollars) with material support to...
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (Front) leaves the Elysee Palace after a cabinet meeting on the COVID-19 in Paris, France, on Feb. 29, 2020. France has confirmed 73 cases of coronavirus infection by Saturday noon and the government has decided to impose stricter measures to contain its spreading, Minister of Health Olivier Veran announced. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)

COVID-19 confirmed cases reach 100 in France

In a daily press conference about the novel coronavirus outbreak, French Health General Director Jerome Salomon announced 43 new cases of coronavirus in France...
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France to take stricter measures to curb spreading of coronavirus as confirmed cases climb...

France has confirmed 73 cases of coronavirus infection by Saturday noon and the government has decided to impose stricter measures to contain its spreading,...
5G technology

France’s main operators apply for new 5G telecoms spectrum

French telecoms companies Bouygues Telecom, Free Mobile, Orange and SFR have applied for the country's new 5G telecoms spectrum, the electronic communications regulation authority...
novel coronavirus

France reports two new cases of novel coronavirus

France has confirmed two new cases of infection by COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in France to 14, Health Director General...

Ghanaian businesses urged to exhibit creativity at 2020 Africa-France Summit

Madam Anne Sophie Avè, the French Ambassador to Ghana, has encouraged Ghanaian businesses to exhibit their creativity at the 2020 Africa-France Summit to be...

France allocates US$50 million for cooperation with Lebanon on fight against terrorism

French Ambassador to Lebanon Bruno Foucher said on Wednesday that his country has allocated 50 million U.S. dollars to support projects related to the...

China calls on France not to discriminate against Huawei in 5G rollout

The Chinese Embassy in Paris said it took note of recent media reports that Chinese technology company Huawei could face restrictions on its 5G...

Patapaa to kick start Europe tour on February 18

Justice Amoah popularly known as Patapaa will kick start his tour of some selected European countries starting on February 18, 2020. The one-month tour would...
AFRICOM in the Sahel

France to deploy 600 more soldiers to Africa’s Sahel region

France will send 600 more soldiers into the Africa's Sahel region in order to reinforce its military operation to uproot Islamist militants in the...