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Supreme Court

Election Petition: Supreme Court delivers judgement on March 4

The Supreme Court has fixed March 4, 2021, to deliver the final judgement on the 2020 Election Petition trial. This follows...
Women farmers

Namibia government pays US$1.36 million to help drought-affected farmers

Namibia's Agriculture, Water, and Forestry Ministry said Wednesday that it has paid around 20.92 million Namibia dollars (1.36 million U.S. dollars) to help...

Namibia’s rural community gets drought subsidies from government

Namibia's rural communities in the west Erongo region on Wednesday received breeding goats from the government in a move set to improve the livelihood...
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe government imposes hefty fines under new Statutory Instrument

The Zimbabwe government imposed a new fines schedule on Wednesday which will see offenders paying up to 120,000 Zimbabwe dollars (6,667 U.S. dollars), while...

Zambia seeks to attract more investment from Japan

Zambia and Japan on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at helping the southern African nation attract more Japanese investment. The...

Hundreds wounded in South Sudan inter-communal violence – ICRC

Inter-communal violence in the northern Jonglei state of South Sudan has left hundreds of people wounded and villages looted following the outbreak of clashes...

Sudan’s central bank says U.S. sanctions lifted on 157 entities

The Central Bank of Sudan said on Wednesday it had received a U.S letter announcing the end of sanctions on 157 Sudanese entities. "The Central...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (L) converses with opposition leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Jan. 15, 2020. South Sudan warring parties on Wednesday agreed to continue with further consultations on the contentious issue of the number of states after Salva Kiir and Riek Machar met in Juba. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

South Sudan’s unity government faces daunting challenges

The UN's envoy for South Sudan on Wednesday said the country's new government faces a daunting array of challenges, which "will test its unity." Shearer,...

Women’s education improves, but violence against them still prevalent

Despite progress in education in the last 25 years, violence against women and girls is still accepted in many parts of the world, said...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Arab FMs reject voice opposition against Ethiopia’s dam project

Arab foreign ministers on Wednesday expressed their rejection of harming Egypt's historical rights to the Nile River water by the construction of the Grand...
kidnapped in Nigeria

Nigeria releases 223 children cleared of suspected ties with armed groups

At least 223 children, including 10 girls, have recently been cleared of suspected ties with armed groups in Nigeria, the United Nations Children's Fund...
The mortgage market data signals more confidence among first-time buyers

Mortgage applications spike in U.S. housing market as rates hit seven-year low

Mortgage applications increased significantly in the United States as mortgage rates dropped to a seven-year low, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said in a report...

Amponsah sets sights on breaking half-marathon record

William Amponsah, Ghanaian long-distance runner and winner of the 2019 Kwahu Easter Marathon, has set sight on breaking the world half-marathon record...

UK COVID-19 cases rise to 87 after biggest daily jump

Britain has confirmed 36 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the country's total number of infections to 87 in its biggest day-on-day increase...
South Africa

South Africa armed with new bill for better border control

A new bill designed for better border control will enable South Africa to manage its porous borders in a manner that facilitates trade and...

Experts urge Africa to explore “huge” aviation industry potential to spur connectivity

African aviation sector experts and policymakers on Wednesday called for concerted efforts to harness the African continent's "huge potential" in the aviation industry sector...
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

UN agency postpones high-level ministerial conference due to COVID-19 concerns

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA) on Wednesday disclosed the postponement of a high-level ministerial conference, which was scheduled to be held...
A poster calling on more hand washing instead of purchasing masks is seen at a pharmacy in Berlin, capital of Germany, March 3, 2020. Germany's confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased to 188 on Tuesday from 150 a day earlier, according to Robert Koch Institute (RKI), a federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

German government prohibits export of face masks, medical protective equipment

The German government prohibited the export of face masks and other medical protective equipment, the governmental crisis unit which was set up to counteract...
Xinhua News Agency

Xinhua strongly protests U.S. demand to cut number of journalists

A spokesperson for China's Xinhua News Agency on Wednesday issued a statement to strongly protest the U.S. demand to cut the number of the...
Gender violence

South Africa government says gender-based violence continues unabated

Gender-based violence continues unabated in South Africa despite an intensified crackdown on the scourge, the government said on Wednesday. "We have to...

Tunisian president opens international aerospace and defense exhibition

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Wednesday inaugurated the International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (IADE) in the southeastern Tunisian city of Djerba. Organized...

Coach Wilmots says Iran failed to pay him due to U.S. sanctions

Belgian coach Marc Wilmots said that he parted company with the Iranian national soccer team after the Iranian officials failed to pay his wages...
Cover of the report “China's Fight Against COVID-19 Epidemic: A Decisive Campaign” by the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) Photo: Courtesy of the SIIS

IMFC pledges to provide necessary support to mitigate COVID-19’s impact

The policy-setting body of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday pledged to provide necessary support to mitigate the economic and financial impact from...

High prices, short operating distances deter Germans from buying electric cars

A majority of 56 percent of car owners in Germany could not picture themselves buying an electric car in the next five years, according...
The landmark venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics - the National Speed Skating Oval, also known as the "Ice Ribbon", is capped, Dec. 31, 2019. Photo by He Yong/People’s Daily

Tokyo 2020 stresses Olympic Games to be held as scheduled

Tokyo 2020 organizers stressed on Wednesday that the Olympic Games will be held as scheduled despite the spread of COVID-19. Yoshiro Mori,...
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 jumps more than 600 points at opening

U.S. stocks opened sharply higher on Wednesday with the Dow up more than 600 points after the "Super Tuesday" primaries of the 2020 U.S....
India Flag

Indian government springs into action as 25 new COVID-19 cases detected

by Pankaj Yadav Amid scare posed by the COVID-19 after 25 new cases surfaced over the past two days in the country,...
Vladimir Putin

Fake news on coronavirus from abroad intended to panic Russians

Most fake news about the spread of the novel coronavirus in Russia come from abroad and are intended to sow panic among the Russian...
China has started to destroy seized ivory in public

Over 4 tons of ivory confiscated in 2014-2019 in Mozambique

The Mozambican government said on Wednesday that it seized 4,394 kg of ivory, 190 kg of rhino horns, and other trophies from the year...
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) listens to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 22, 2019. Russia and Turkey have adopted a joint memorandum on the situation in Syria after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. According to the memorandum, Moscow and Ankara have agreed to deploy Russian and Syrian forces in zone of the Turkish operation in Syria starting from Wednesday. (Sputnik via Xinhua)

Turkey aims to achieve cease-fire in Idlib in talks with Putin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that he hoped talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin could yield a cease-fire in Syria's...