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Namibia, Botswana move to ease cross-border movement of people

Namibia and Botswana government agreed to facilitate the movement of persons in Impalila Island and Kasika Village by providing them with border passes to...
The recession of 2008-09 may have had a long term impact on global growth rates, says the WTO

Kenya says imports from China, other Asian economies decline

Kenya's imports from China and other Asian economies have fallen after the outbreak of COVID-19, a government official said on Monday. Cabinet...
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Kenya’s Stanbic Bank seeks to partner with Chinese fintech firms

Kenya's Stanbic Bank is seeking to partner with Chinese financial technology firms in order to boost the Sino-Africa trade. Charles Mudiwa, Chief...
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Anti-tobacco campaigners in Zambia push for increase of tobacco taxes

Anti-tobacco campaigners in Zambia on Monday reignited calls on the need for the government to raise tobacco taxes in order to control the abuse...

Namibia cuts diesel prices

Namibia on Monday announced that the prices of diesel will be cut by 30 Namibia cents (0.02 U.S. dollars) per liter, to 13.33 Namibia...

Kenya’s forex reserves fall amid high dollar demand

Kenya's foreign exchange reserves have shrunk by 100 million U.S. dollars as demand for dollars rises with importers scrambling to bring in supplies amid...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African president rules out austerity path

The South African government has deliberately decided not to pursue a path of austerity which would have seen deep cuts in spending on the...

Fears grip Kenyan border town as Somali forces clash over minister

Tension has gripped Kenya's Mandera county on Monday as Somali government forces exchange gunfire in search of a regional security minister believed to be...
Ghanaian cosmetic producers

UNIDO and EU strengthen capacity of Ghanaian cosmetic producers

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the European Union (EU) commenced a two-day capacity building conference for Ghanaian cosmetic manufacturers...
South Korean army soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant in Daegu, South Korea, March 2, 2020.(Photo by Lee Sang-ho/Xinhua)

Tracking down Wuhan’s new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Despite a raft of strict measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, hundreds of daily new confirmed cases are still reported in...
President Xi Jinping inspects COVID-19 scientific research at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing, March 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

Chinese president stresses COVID-19 scientific research

Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed advancing a coordinated scientific research on novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to provide support for winning the battle against...
Photo taken on Jan. 5, 2019 shows vintage cars running in the streets in Havana, capital of Cuba. More than 200 vintage cars took to the streets of Havana Saturday for a contest. (Xinhua/Joaquin Hernandez)

Havana Syndrome lacks evidence – scientists

The Havana Syndrome, a set of symptoms reportedly experienced by U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Cuba, is a media fabrication, scientists said here on...
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Ethiopia intensifies coronavirus prevention efforts

The Ethiopian government has disclosed the formation of a national ministerial committee that envisaged closely monitoring ongoing efforts to contain a potential COVID-19 outbreak...

IMF mission visits Argentina over refinancing debt

A team of experts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Argentina on Monday to discuss the possibility of refinancing the country's massive foreign...
A woman touches a plate on which names of 9/11 victims were inscribed at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York, the United States, Sept. 11, 2019. People paid their tributes on Wednesday to mourn the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks which happened 18 years ago and claimed thousands of lives. (Xinhua/Li Rui)

Novel coronavirus may have spread in U.S. for six weeks

U.S. researchers said the novel coronavirus may have been spreading in the Washington state for six weeks after they examined the genomes of two...
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U.S. sluggish in testing novel coronavirus

The United States bungled its coronavirus testing as it has been slow in an attempt to develop reliable diagnostic tests and use them widely,...
A staff member disinfects subway train carriage in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 13, 2020. To ensure the safety of passengers, Changsha has stepped up various prevention measures at subway stations to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, such as disinfection in subway stations and subway train carriages, temperature measuring, setting up new observation points and publicity of epidemic prevention information. (Xinhua/Chen Zeguo)

Experience in fighting Ebola to help end COVID-19 – Jean-Jacques Muyembe

The fight against the COVID-19 could benefit from the experience in fighting the Ebola epidemic, according to Jean-Jacques Muyembe, coordinator in charge of the...
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One in five U.S. immigrants has no health insurance

Up to 20 percent of the immigrants in the United States do not have health insurance, an expert said here Monday during the on-going...

U.S. follows double-standard policy on counter-terrorism

The United States has adopted a double standard policy of counter-terrorism, which is based entirely on its own national interests, disregarding the appeal of...
Zhang Jun (R, front), Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations, addresses a Security Council meeting on peace and security in Africa, at the UN headquarters in New York, Oct. 7, 2019. Zhang on Monday stressed the importance of leveraging the role of African countries in solving African problems. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Security Council to highlight Africa peace during China’s presidency

The UN Security Council will hold a debate on peace and security in Africa on March 11, with a special focus on fighting terrorism...
NASA engineers and technicians reposition the Mars 2020 spacecraft descent stage December 27, 2019 during a media tour of the spacecraft assembly area clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. - The Mars 2020 rover, which will take off in a few months to the Red Planet, will not only search for possible traces of past life, it will also serve as a "precursor to a human mission to Mars," NASA scientists said December 27, 2019, when presenting the spacecraft to the press. The Martian robot made its first turns of wheel last week in the large sterile room of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, near Los Angeles, where it was born. It is scheduled to leave Earth in July 2020 from Cape Canaveral (Florida) and land on Mars in February 2021. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

NASA concludes first MarCO mission for Mars

The first CubeSat mission to fly past Mars has been completed, according to a recent release of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). ...
Puzzle with printed EU and UK flags is seen in this illustration taken November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

EU and Britain start post-Brexit negotiations

The European Union (EU) and Britain started the negotiations for a new partnership here on Monday. The talks began with a...
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EU raises COVID-19 risk level, insists not to close interior borders

The risk for people in Europe to be infected with the COVID-19 was leveled up by the European Center for Disease Prevention Control (ECDC)...
People wear masks as they walk in Milan, Italy, Feb. 24, 2020. Six people have died and 222 have tested positive for the novel coronavirus nationwide in Italy, Angelo Borrelli, chief of Civil Protection Department and Extraordinary Commissioner for the Coronavirus Emergency, told a press conference at 6 p.m. local time on Monday. (Photo by Daniele Mascolo/Xinhua)

Over 1,800 test positive for coronavirus in Italy as death toll reaches 52

A total of 1,835 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far in Italy, up by 258 cases compared to an official...
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Italy’s economy expected to take hit despite encouraging growth in 2019

Italy's economy emerged from 2019 healthier than expected, based on data released Monday by the country's National Institute of Statistics (Istat), but economists said...
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2 Ghanaian boxers seal Tokyo 2020 qualification

Two Ghanaian boxers have picked slots for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Suleman Tetteh, a flyweight boxer and Samuel Takyi, a featherweight boxer,...
China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Zhang Jun (C, Front) addresses a Security Council open debate on upholding the UN Charter at the UN headquarters in New York, on Jan. 9, 2020. Zhang Jun on Thursday reaffirmed China's commitment to upholding multilateralism as well as the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Security Council to hold debate on multilateralism during China’s presidency

The UN Security Council will hold a debate on multilateralism with the attendance of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on March 19 during the presidency...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) casts his ballot at a polling station during the parliamentary election in Jerusalem, on March 17, 2015. Israel held parliamentary election on Tuesday. (Xinhua/JINI/POOL/Marc Israel Sallem)

Netanyahu secures solid victory in third Israeli elections in one year

by Keren Setton Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a solid victory in the parliamentary elections held on Monday. "Thank...
An electronic screen shows the trading data at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on Jan. 27, 2020. U.S. stocks ended significantly lower on Monday. The Dow fell 1.57 percent to 28,535.80, the S&P 500 decreased 1.57 percent to 3,243.63, and the Nasdaq dropped 1.89 percent to 9,139.31. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Dow soars nearly 1,300 points, best one-day point gain in history

U.S. equities finished sharply higher on Monday with the Dow surging nearly 1,300 points, as Wall Street attempted to recover from last week's steep...
Due to weather conditions, the Ryanair flight landed at Dublin Airport instead of Shannon. Photograph: Reuters/Paul Hanna/File Photo

Ryanair to reduce flights to Italy due to coronavirus outbreak

Europe's largest budget airline Ryanair announced on Monday that it will cancel up to 25 percent of its flights to and from Italy across...