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Dozens of Russian athletes have been tested positive for meldonium which was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) from this year. (Sputnik Photo)

Former marathon world record holder Kipsang hit with four-year doping ban

Former men's marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang was given a four-year ban for violation of anti-doping rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on...
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Investors could be hit by uneven stock markets

Investors could be hit by uneven global stock markets, warns the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations. The warning from...

Cold front from the Atlantic Ocean to hit southern Botswana

Botswana's department of meteorological services has issued a public warning on a looming cold front from the Atlantic Ocean expected to pass over the...
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich attends a training session in Munich, Germany, April 6, 2020. Bayern Munich resumed training session on Monday after COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo by Philippe Ruiz/Xinhua)

Analysis: football without emotions Germany’s newest export hit

By Oliver Trust Universal applause by media and fans couldn't have been louder after Germany successfully launched its newest export hit: Football...
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Uganda’s COVID-19 cases hit 100 mark

Uganda's COVID-19 cases hit the 100 mark on Wednesday after two cross-border cargo truck drivers tested positive for the virus, said the country's ministry...
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UN, partners aid Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger hit by conflict, COVID-19

The United Nations and humanitarian agencies are helping 1.2 million internally displaced people and 107,000 refugees in the border areas of the Central Sahel...
An Iranian policeman adjusts his mask on a street in Tehran, Iran, on March 7, 2020. The novel coronavirus has claimed 194 lives in Iran, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education announced Sunday. Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the ministry, said the total number of the confirmed cases now stands at 6,566, of whom 2,134 have recovered. Tehran records 1,805 cases of infection, the highest number among the country's provinces, followed by Qom with 685 cases and Mazandaran with 620 cases. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Iran’s COVID-19 deaths hit 6,156

Iranian Health Ministry reported that 65 more people died from the novel coronavirus overnight, pushing the total to 6,156 as of Saturday, according to...

Ryanair badly hit by COVID-19 pandemic

It will take Ryanair, Europe's largest budget airline, at least two years for its passenger demand to return to normal due to the impact...

Why the U.S. has become the country worst hit by COVID-19

By Zamir Ahmed Awan A negative approach, delayed actions, and incorrect policies resulted in making the U.S. the country that has been worst hit by...

Zambia COVID-19 cases hit 84 as 8 more confirmed

Zambia on Friday announced eight new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total figure to 84. The cases were picked following the testing of...

COVID-19 cases hit 1,914 in Algeria, 293 die

Algeria said on Sunday that the novel coronavirus cases have reached 1,914 in the North African country, with a death toll of 293. ...
NHS Ambulance staff outside the ExCel Center in London, Britain in, 29 March 2020. The Excel Center is to be used as a makeshift hospital from next week. According to news reports the NHS is anticipating a Coronavirus 'tsunami' as the peak of infarction rates nears. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that Britons can only leave their homes for essential reasons or may be fined, in order to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. EPA/WILL OLIVER

UK sees COVID-19 death toll hit 10,612, to donate US$81 million to WHO

A total of 10,612 people who were hospitalized in Britain and tested positive for the novel coronavirus have died as of Saturday afternoon, a...
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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases hit 65

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night confirmed 14 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total to 65. ...
Stone Town, Tanzania - September 9, 2015: View on typical narrow Stone Town street with souvenir shops on Zanzibar island. Man is sitting on a small chair in front of his shop. Bikes and motors are parked on the street.Typical buildings with Arabic and Indian influance.

Tanzanian COVID-19 cases hit 13

Tanzanian health authorities on Thursday gave an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in the east African nation as the number of confirmed cases hit...
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Egypt’s COVID-19 cases hit 456 with 21 deaths

The Egyptian Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that the total discovered cases of locals and foreigners infected with COVID-19 have reached 456 so far,...
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World Bank chief says COVID-19 likely to hit poorest countries hardest

World Bank Group President David Malpass said Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely hit the poorest countries the hardest, urging stepped-up international support...

Egypt’s Suez Canal revenues hit US$5.8 billion in fiscal year 2018-19

The revenues of the traffic fees of Egypt's Suez Canal reached 5.8 billion U.S. dollars in the fiscal year 2018-2019, said the canal's authority...

Kuwait says oil output in shared oil fields with Saudi Arabia to hit 550,000...

Oil production at the Khafji and Wafra oil fields in the Neutral Zone between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will be restored to 550,000 barrels...
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Lassa fever deaths in Nigeria hit 70

The death toll from the latest round of Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has risen to 70, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC)...
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Egypt’s non-petroleum exports hit US$25.49 billion in 2019

Egypt's non-petroleum exports reached 25.49 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, up from 25.14 billion in the previous year, the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and...

Rolling power blackouts to hit South Africa again

Rolling power blackouts will be implemented later Thursday to avoid the collapse of the national grid, power utility Eskom announced. "The power...

Heavy rains to hit over 10 regions in Tanzania

Tanzania's weather agency on Sunday issued its latest weather outlook warning of looming heavy rains in more than 10 regions, including the commercial capital...

Forecaster says heavy rains to hit 16 Tanzanian regions

The Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) said on Thursday destructive heavy rains are expected to hit 16 regions from Thursday to Friday. The...

“The Legend of 1900” ready for Chinese theaters

The 4K restoration of the 1998 Italian drama film "The Legend of 1900" is set for theatrical release on the Chinese mainland on Nov....

Rabies scare hit Assin Fosu Municipality

The Assin Fosu Municipal Veterinary Officer, Dr Robert Asare, has cautioned residents of Assin Atonsu in the Assin Fosu Municipality to be wary of...

Heat wave to hit Botswana over coming week

Weather experts in Botswana predicted that temperatures could rise to as high as 40 degrees Celsius, as of Oct. 20 going forward into the...

Northern Namibia hit by anthrax

Namibia's northern regions of Zambezi and Kunene have been hard hit by an anthrax outbreak, which has killed over 100 cattle, the government said...
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Kenyan stock brokers hit by Nairobi bourse’s bear run

Some years ago, stock-brokering was one of the most lucrative businesses in Kenya, with dozens of individuals and corporates setting up firms to cash...
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Ghana’s Joseph Amoah To Hit The Tracks At Doha 2019

Doha, Qatar – Its Time To Make The Time. Ghana sprinter and member of the gold-medal-winning quartet at the recent African Games will be in...

Kenya’s forex reserves hit US$10.1 billion on Eurobond proceeds

Kenya's foreign exchange reserves surged 26 percent last week as the country received proceeds from the 2.1 billion U.S. dollars Eurobond sales, the apex...