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16 year old dethrones undefeated Alberta in Mcberry Arm Wrestling Showdown

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16-year old Armwrestler Mariam Kadri Moro was the toast of fans by delivering on her promise as she annihilated and...
A mourner holds up a lit candle in Microsoft Square near the Staples Center to pay respects to Kobe Bryant after a helicopter crash killed the retired basketball star, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot

U.S. authorities issue emergency ordinance for Kobe Bryant crash site

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An emergency ordinance has been issued for the crash site where former NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others were killed, Los Angeles County...
AFP/File / Nasir Waqif Afghan security personnel pictured during an operation against Taliban militants in Kunduz province in April 2016

Afghan Taliban claims downing U.S. jet, but denied by military

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The Afghan Taliban claimed Monday that its fighters shot down a U.S. aircraft in the country's eastern Ghazni province, while the U.S. military said...

Floods in Southeast Brazil leave at least 58 dead, 40,000 displaced

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Severe flooding in southeast Brazil has left at least 58 people dead and displaced more than 40,000 others, the regional civil defense agency said...
Deadlier Std Emerges

Global fund to fight epidemics to support Angola

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The chairperson of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Donald Kaberuka, on Monday guaranteed his organization's support to Angola to eradicate...

Witness tenders MASLOC’s original documents in court

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The fifth Prosecution witness in the trial of the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC)...
Coronavirus

Germany confirms first novel coronavirus case

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Germany confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus infection Monday night, according to the health authorities of Bavaria. The Bavarian health...
Major General Evariste Ndayishimiye

Burundi’s ruling party picks presidential election candidate

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The Burundian ruling party, the National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD), on Sunday elected Major General Evariste...
Students at Coventry University

Over 8 million Mozambican students expected to return to school for new academic year

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A total of 8.4 million students in Mozambique are expected to return to primary and secondary schools for the country's new academic year, which...
Cameroon and Chad

13 militants killed in military offensive in Cameroon’s troubled Anglophone region

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At least 13 armed militants were killed and many wounded as Cameroon military launched a campaign against armed separatists in Kikaikom in restive English-speaking...
investments

Japanese investors eye Kenya’s manufacturing sector

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Japanese investors on Monday said they are keen to pursue opportunities in Kenya's manufacturing sector. Asakura Daisuke, principal technical director of technical cooperation...
Solar

30,000 rural households in Zambia to be supplied with electricity from solar milling plants

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As many as 30,000 households are expected to be supplied with electricity from solar-powered milling plants installed by a Chinese firm, Shandong Contractors, in...
Railway

Zambia reaffirms commitment to reviving railway, aviation sectors

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The Zambian government on Monday vowed to revive and revamp the country's railway and aviation sectors that have been facing challenges. Minister...
Ghana Card

Ghana Card Registration Commences in Takoradi

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The National Identification Authority (NIA) on Monday started the registration exercise for the Ghana Card in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis with minor hitches and complaints. Many...
Housing

U.S. new home sales decrease in December 2019

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Sales of new single-family houses in December 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000, which is 0.4 percent below the revised...

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey pays courtesy call on Prince Alwaleed

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Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has paid a courtesy call on Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al...
Antonio Guterres

UN appreciates China’s effort against novel coronavirus

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday said the UN appreciates China's effort to battle against the novel coronavirus and has full confidence in China's...
Soldiers of pro-government militia are pictured in Aleppo, Syria, on Dec. 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Yang Zhen) (zw)

UN remains deeply concerned about safety of 4 million civilians in NW Syria

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A United Nations spokesman said Monday that the organization remains deeply concerned about the safety of over 4 million civilians in northwest Syria. ...
petroleum revenue

Oil prices decline amid demand concerns

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Oil prices declined on Monday as worries about potential softening demand for crude oil persisted, weighing on the market. Market participants were...
energy

Wall Street skids amid falling energy, tech sectors

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U.S. equities closed sharply lower on Monday as energy and technology sectors tumbled, weighing on the market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian president rejects U.S. role in Mideast peace process

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As the U.S. Mideast peace plan, also known as the "Deal of the Century," is about to be declared, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said...

Zebilla NPP youth propose Dr. John Kurugu as parliamentary candidate

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Concerned Youth of the Zebilla constituency has proposed Dr John Kingsley Kurugu to contest for the parliamentary primaries in...
Ghana premier league

StarTimes lauded for excellent coverage of Ghana’s premier league

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has expressed satisfaction in the performance of Chinese digital terrestrial TV company StarTimes in covering the country's premier league...
NASA

NASA to launch spacecraft to take straight-on peek at sun’s poles

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U.S. space agency NASA announced Monday that NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch a new spacecraft to snap the first pictures...

Valis Akyianu to contest as independent candidate for Cape Coast North

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Mr Emmanuel Valis Akyianu, a clergyman, Businessman and a politician has declared his intention to contest the Cape Coast North seat as an independent...
President Trump: I commend the policemen who prevented this incident from becoming a disaster

Trump says to reveal controversial Middle East peace plan on Tuesday

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he will release the long-awaited political aspect of the Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, a...
early Parkinson

Study finds Parkinson’s disease may start before birth

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A study showed that people who develop Parkinson's disease before age 50 may trace its origin before birth. The findings may lend clue to...
2. A section of Ghanaians displaying the national colours

NCCE advises Ghanaians to tolerate each other

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Mr Isaac Kwame Antwi, Tema Metropolitan Director, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), is asking Ghanaians to tolerate each other before, during after the...
Iraqi forces

Iraq, U.S. condemn rocket attack on U.S. embassy in Baghdad

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Caretaker Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday talked over the phone and condemned the rocket...
airstrike

UN calls for independent investigations on deadly July airstrikes in Libya

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The UN human rights office on Monday called for accountability for the airstrikes in July which killed at least 53 migrants and refugees at...