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Slo Dezzy

Majority of music producers are poor due to the desire for fame

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Award-winning music producer Slo Dezzy popularly known as “925 Music” says many music producers are poor because they are not concerned about the music...
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Kenya feted for promoting clean cooking to fight climate change

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Kenya was on Monday feted by international green groups for promoting the uptake of clean cooking as a means to reduce deforestation and enhance...
Petroleum hedging

South Sudan hires firm to audit petroleum sector

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South Sudan said Monday it has hired an international firm Alex Stewart International to undertake financial and environmental audit of the petroleum sector in...
FILE PHOTO: An Ethiopian worker carries his suitcase, as he waits along with his countrymen to be repatriated, in Manfouha, southern Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 10, 2013. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Ethiopia returns home 345 nationals from Saudi Arabia

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The Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Monday it has returned home 345 nationals from Saudi Arabia. MoFA disclosed out...
Education Ama School

South African Competition Commission signs MoU with schools not to unreasonably hike learning materials

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South Africa's Competition Commission on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the four School governing body associations to ensure that there is...
Covid Vaccine

Zambia makes strides in determining immunology of COVID-19 vaccine campaign

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The Zambian government said on Monday that preparatory work on genomic sequencing concerning the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine has reached an advanced stage. ...
Othman Masoud Othman

Tanzania’s Zanzibar president appoints new First Vice-President

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Tanzania's Zanzibar President Hussein Ali Mwinyi on Monday appointed Othman Masoud Othman Sharif as new First Vice-President. The appointment of Sharif was...
Black Satellites

Ghana and Uganda reach Total U-20 AFCON finals

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Ghana and Uganda are qualified Monday for the final of the 22nd edition of Africa U-20 Cup of Nations (AFCON). Ghana's men's...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe Ghanaian President Assures Public

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Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday assured Ghanaians of the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine to be used for his country's...
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Vice President Mohadi of Zimbabwe Vacates Office

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Zimbabwean Vice President Kembo Mohadi resigned from his post on Monday in the wake of "immoral" allegations which have dogged him in the past...
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Assumes Office

WTO Chief Okonjo-Iweala Assumes Office

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The World Trade Organization's (WTO) first female and first African Director General, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, officially took office on Monday, ending a six-month "leaderless" period...
covid-19

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases near 3.9 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,891,047 as of Sunday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
A woman walks with a baby stroller in front of the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, the United States, July 20, 2020. The UN headquarters on Monday started its phase one reopening after it had remained physically close over the past four months to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (Xinhua/Wang Jiangang)

United Nations: Tens of thousands remain arbitrarily detained in Syria

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dpa/GNA - Tens of thousands of civilians are still arbitrarily detained in Syria, their fate unknown 10 years after the conflict began, the...
coach Zlatko Kranjcar

Former Croatia national team coach Kranjcar dies at 64

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dpa/GNA - Former Croatia national team coach Zlatko Kranjcar, died in Zagreb on Monday at the age of 64. He passed away due...
Demonstrators flash the three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Yangon on March 1. © Reuters

South-East Asian foreign ministers to meet over Myanmar crisis

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dpa/GNA - South-East Asian foreign ministers will hold a special online meeting on Tuesday to discuss the political crisis in Myanmar after last...
A banner “In commemoration of the 612th anniversary of Zheng He's voyages” is seen in the 300-year-old Jonker Street in Malacca's historic towns. The Jonker Street, the Chinatown street of Malacca, witnessed the frequent exchanges between China and Malaysia in history. (Photo by Yu Yichun from People’s Daily)

Malaysia won’t hold elections until after the pandemic – Prime Minister

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dpa/GNA - Malaysia will not hold parliamentary elections during the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, said in a Monday speech marking one year...
court

Cambodian court piles more heavy sentences on opposition leaders

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dpa/GNA - A Cambodian court on Monday announced jail terms of more than 20 years for leaders of the country’s banned opposition party,...
Israeli-occupied Palestinian

Coronavirus infections in West Bank spike again

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dpa/GNA - The number of new coronavirus infections in the West Bank has significantly risen again, after tough rules had led to a...
Aung San Suu Kyi

More charges laid on Suu Kyi after bloodiest day of Myanmar protests

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dpa/GNA, Two new charges were levelled against Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar on Monday, a month after she was ousted from her position...
Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Leverkusen’s Fosu-Mensah out for the season after knee injury

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dpa/GNA - Bayer Leverkusen right back Timothy Fosu-Mensah is out for the season, after he tore his right cruciate knee ligament in the...
Josep Bartomeu Arrested

Police raid Camp Nou, Bartomeu taken in for questioning

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dpa/GNA - Police in Barcelona raided the offices of the Camp Nou stadium on Monday morning, and took former Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu...
Bremen Cup game

Bremen Cup game faces cancellation: coronavirus cases at Regensburg

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dpa/GNA - The German Cup quarter-final match between second division Jahn Regensburg and Werder Bremen on Tuesday, is threatened with cancellation after Regensburg...
Murder

German mother charged with murdering five of her children

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dpa/GNA, - A mother from the western German city of Solingen accused of killing five of her six children has been charged with murder...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Boss: Yemeni families face ‘death sentence’ if famine aid is cut

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dpa/GNA - Cutting support to Yemen would amount to a "death sentence" for its people, the United Nations chief told an international...
Britain

Sentences for people smugglers set to be ‘stiffened’ in Britain

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dpa/GNA - The British government is considering a crackdown on people smugglers who bring undocumented migrants across the English Channel, says Prime Minister...
Yemen

United Nations appeals for US$3.85 billion as Yemen faces famine

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dpa/GNA - The United Nations is appealing for 3.85 billion dollars in funding to save millions of people in Yemen from hunger, in...
Sarkozy will appeal against bribery conviction

Lawyer: Sarkozy will appeal against bribery conviction and sentence

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dpa/GNA - Former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, plans to appeal against his conviction for bribery, his lawyer Jacqueline Laffont has announced. The sentence of...
A view of Jerusalem's Old City | Photo: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

United Arab Emirates has envoy in Israel for first time

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dpa/GNA - The United Arab Emirates has an ambassador in Israel for the first time ever, after Israel's president accepted the diplomat's credentials...
Turkish writer and actor Mujdat Gezen, 77, risks becoming the latest victim in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's battle with what he calls 'so-called artists' Handout Mujdat Gezen Sanat Merkezi/AFP

Famous Turkish actors on trial for insulting Erdogan are acquitted

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dpa /GNA - Two famous septuagenarian Turkish actors were acquitted on Monday in their trial, for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state news agency...
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Britain’s Prince Philip transferred to new hospital

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dpa/GNA - Britain's Prince Philip has been transferred to another hospital, after spending nearly two weeks in a private ward recovering from an...