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DR Congo

UNICEF condemns killing of children in DR Congo

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Saturday denounced an attack that killed 16 people, including five girls under the age of 15,...
Nigerian Military

At least 70 gunmen killed in Nigerian military operation

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At least 70 gunmen were killed in an operation launched by the military in Nigeria's northwestern state of Kaduna, said a military spokesman...
Covid

9 frontline health workers in Uganda test positive for COVID-19

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Nine frontline health workers in Uganda's capital Kampala have tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health said Saturday. The ministry said...
Covid Positive

Mozambique registers community transmission of COVID-19 as cases exceed 400

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Mozambique registered 55 more cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the country to 409 and...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

UN says desert locusts pose threat to food production in Somalia

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The desert locusts' infestation in Somalia has reached a dangerous stage, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned. ...
Stay At Home

Stay-at-home measures create jobs for Kenya’s artisans amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Since mid-April, George Japolo, a furniture maker in Kitengela, south of Kenya's capital Nairobi, has refurbished dozens of seats at peoples' homes in the...
Film-making-Techniques

Film and TV productions in California permitted to resume from June 12

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has given green light to the resumption of Hollywood film and television productions starting June 12, under guidelines from public...
Two Die From Collapsed Fence Wall

Two die from collapsed fence wall

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Two construction workers have died at Ashongman Estates from injuries they sustained from being hit by a collapsed fence wall. They have been identified...
Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful

Government to expand connectivity to unserved and underserved communities

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Government will within the next 18-24 months, provide connectivity to all unserved and underserved communities through the expanded Rural Telephony Project. The project will cover...
world bank

COVID-19 recovery: Countries need to calibrate winding down public support – World Bank

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During the COVID-19 recovery period, countries will need to calibrate the winding down of public support and should be targeting broader development challenges, the...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

FAO intensifies desert locust control measures in Kenya’s county

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations said Saturday it has intensified the desert locust control measures in Turkana County in...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (front) addresses a televised news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, March 15, 2020. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced stringent measures to help contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus after two new cases were confirmed on Sunday. Sub-Saharan Africa reported more novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Sunday amid stronger countermeasures against the pandemic. (Xinhua)

Kenya extends curfew as 126 more test positive for COVID-19

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday confirmed 126 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 2,600. Kenyatta who also extended the nationwide...
Coronavirus

Africa can learn from Chinese pandemic management system – expert

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China is an able and willing partner of Africa and countries in the African continent can learn from the Chinese development and pandemic management...
Cameroon army

Cameroon army kills 4 Boko Haram militants

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At least four militants of terror group Boko Haram were killed when Cameroonian troops repelled a coordinated attack launched in the country's Far North...
Photo taken on March 24, 2020 shows a seaside road amid curfew in Dakar, Senegal. Monday night, during his speech to the Nation, Senegalese President Macky Sall declared a state of emergency from midnight Monday across the national territory, along with a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action confirmed on Tuesday that seven new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected across Senegal, bringing the total number to 86 cases. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)

Senegal to continue to treat COVID-19 patients with anti-malaria drugs

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Despite the controversy, Senegalese health authorities will continue the treatment of COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, Senegalese expert said during Saturday's daily COVID-19 briefing. Speaking...
Afdb

AfDB approves US$288.5 million to support Nigeria’s COVID-19 response

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Saturday said it has approved 288.5 million U.S. dollar loan to help Nigeria tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and...
Covid

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases increase to 9,462, with 294 more cases confirmed

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Ghana increased to 9,462, with 294 more cases confirmed as of Saturday afternoon, data from the Ghana Health...
Fon Group Of Companies Donate Ppe To Health Institutions

FON Group of Companies donate PPE to health institutions

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FON Group of Companies, manufacturers of paper and tissue products, has donated essential hygiene products to the Ga East Municipal Hospital and the Greater...
Sexual Health Rights

Persons with Disability schooled on their sexual health rights

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The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR) has held a training for 25 girls with disabilities at James Town in Accra on their...
Muslims

Islamic leaders in Western Region call off Friday congregational prayers

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The Council of Muslim Chiefs, the Western Regional Chief Imam and leaders of the various Muslim groups in the Region came to a...
NADMO

NaDMO intensifies awareness creation efforts

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Mr David Okyere, the Director for National Disaster and Management Organisation (NaDMO) in the Birim Central Municipality, has advised residents at disaster prone areas...
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UNIDEP holds online course on African Continental Free Trade Area

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The United Nations African Institute of Economic Development and Planning (UNIDEP) will hold a free online course for media practitioners on the topic: “African...
Cocoa Marketing Company Supports Twma To Fight Covid

Cocoa Marketing Company supports TWMA to fight Covid-19

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The Cocoa Marketing Company Ghana Limited (CMC), a subsidiary of the Ghana Cocoa Board, has donated assorted items to the Tema West Municipal Assembly...
cotton

Kenyan pastoralists revive cotton farming amid better returns

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Joseph Lotiongole is a well-known cotton farmer in his village located in northwestern Kenyan county of West Pokot. For Lotiongole, cotton farming...
air-pollution

UN official hails Chinese efforts to combat air pollution

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The UN Environment Program (UNEP) has hailed the Chinese government's efforts to combat air pollution. China is cutting greenhouse gas emissions through...
Al-Shabab

Al-Shabab militant detained in southern Somalia

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Somali national troops and Jubbaland forces captured an al-Shabab militant in Lower Juba in southern Somalia, officials said on Thursday. Abdi...
Packaging & Specialty Plastics

Botswana commits to finding alternatives for plastic bags

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Botswana on Wednesday marked a belated World Environment Day with a commitment to exploring sustainable alternatives for plastic bags in the Southern African country. During...
stock market

Kenyan bourse sustains positive growth

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The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) key indices sustained a positive growth on Wednesday as stocks across various counters continued to gain. The NSE 20 Share...
cattle

Unidentified disease kills over 100 cattle in eastern Rwanda

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Livestock farmers and veterinary officers in eastern Rwanda have been baffled by an unidentified disease that they say has killed more than 100 cows...
Law

Zambia issues law to strengthen transparency in public finance management

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The Zambian government on Wednesday issued a law that will enhance transparency and accountability in the management of public finances. Minister of Finance Margaret...