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Infectious Disease Centre

African experts root for digital tools to boost action on disease burden

Sub-Saharan African countries should leverage digital tools and innovations to strengthen response to a growing burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases, experts said at...
A local tour guide holds a handfull of dead desert locusts after an invasion in Shaba National Reserve in Isiolo, northern Kenya, 16 January 2020 (issued 18 January 2020). Large swarms of desert locusts have been invading northern Kenya for weeks, after having infested some 70,000 hectares of land in Somalia which the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has termed the 'worst situation in 25 years' in the Horn of Africa. FAO cautioned on 13 January 2020 that it poses an 'unprecedented threat' to food security and livelihoods in the region. The government is spraying pesticide in the affected areas to battle the insects. EPA/Daniel Irungu

Tanzania succeeds in stopping locust invasion

Tanzania has succeeded in eliminating all locusts that invaded the country from neighboring Kenya, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday. The Minister...
Covid Vaccine

Botswana receives first batch of vaccines

Botswana received the first batch of 30,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated by India on Tuesday. An Ethiopian aircraft carrying the first...
President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan and EU leaders agree to scale up bilateral ties

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held talks in Nairobi with visiting president of the European Council Charles Michel where they agreed to upgrade...

Kenya’s flower sector calls for ratification of UK trade deal to boost exports

Kenya's flower sector on Tuesday called for the ratification of the Kenya-UK trade agreement in order to boost exports. Clement Tulezi,...
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 733 nationals from Saudi Arabia, Lebanon

The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) disclosed on Tuesday it has returned home 733 nationals from Saudi Arabia and Lebanon in recent days. ...
insurance over

Kenya set to compensate policyholder claims for insolvent insurance firms

Kenya will begin compensating policyholders who claim for insolvent insurance companies, said William Masita, the managing trustee at the State-owned Policyholders Compensation Fund (PCF). ...
An oil tanker sits offshore in the San Francisco Bay Area, the United States, April 26, 2020. More than 30 oil tankers carrying over 20 million barrels of crude oil are parked between Long Beach and the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo by Li Jianguo/Xinhua)

Nigerian governor calls for increasing share of oil benefits for host communities

A Nigerian state governor on Tuesday called for increasing share of benefits from oil industry for host communities in the upcoming Petroleum Industry Bill...
Malawi President Elect Lazarus Chakwera

Malawi and Botswana presidents meet for deeper bilateral cooperation

Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera and Botswanan President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi have agreed to deepen their bilateral cooperation by collaborating in a number of areas...

Botswana SMMEs to participate in virtual ITB Berlin

Ten Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) from Botswana will participate in the ITB Berlin, the world's leading annual travel trade show that takes...
Wpid Joachim Low X

Germany’s World Cup winning coach Loew to resign after Euros

dpa/GNA - World Cup winning Joachim Loew, will step down as Germany coach after 17 years, following this summer's Euro tournament. The German Football...
German Bundesliga

Bundesliga revenue down amid pandemic but still third highest

dpa/GNA - Bundesliga clubs have seen their revenue drop by 217.5 million euros (258 million dollars) last season, due to the impact of...
A UK Aid label is attached to a box containing kitchen sets

British government plans to cut millions in aid’ to some African countries

The British government is planning to “slash hundreds of millions of pounds” to five individual African countries and the Sahel, according to official papers...
Members of Lebanese security forces clash with protesters in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, on June 13, 2020. Clashes between the Lebanese army and protesters in Tripoli's demonstrations on Saturday led to the injury of 20 people including four army members. (Photo by Khalid/Xinhua)

Lebanese protesters take to the streets of Beirut for eighth day

dpa/GNA - Lebanese protesters blocked roads once again across the capital Beirut on Tuesday, shortly after security forces re-opened major streets earlier in...
Bashar Al-Assad

Syrian opposition calls al-Assad coronavirus infection propaganda

dpa/GNA - Members of Syria's opposition, on Tuesday questioned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's coronavirus infection and said the announcement is a way to...

UAE says US sanctions on Syria hinder regional reconciliation

dpa/GNA - US sanctions on the Syrian government and its allies are an obstacle to reconciliation with Damascus and a possible end to...
Flag of Kosovo

Vote-tampering probe prompts Kosovo’s foreign minister to step down

dpa/GNA - Kosovo's foreign minister resigned on Tuesday, saying she needs to step down so she can defend herself against allegations of election...
A member of Palestinian medical team is seen at an emergency center for monitoring, screening and preventive health care education about COVID-19, which was recently established by the Palestinian Ministry of Health, in the West Bank city of Nablus, March 9, 2020. Palestine on Monday reported six new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of the infected Palestinians to 25. (Photo by Ayman Nobani/Xinhua)

Hospitals in West Bank at capacity due to Covid-19 cases

dpa/GNA - Hospitals in the West Bank are completely full due to a recent spike in new coronavirus infections, the Palestinian Authority said...

Higher pollen counts can increase risk of Covid-19 – study

dpa/GNA - A higher pollen count can lead to a greater risk of catching Covid-19, research by scientists in Germany indicates. A team at...
domestic air travel

Norwegians asked to refrain from Easter travel due to virus concerns

dpa/GNA - Norwegians are being asked to refrain from travel during next month's Easter holiday, either by skipping trips within the country or...
migrant influx

At least 39 die, 165 rescued as two migrant boats sink off Tunisia

dpa/GNA - At least 39 migrants from Africa died when two boats sank off the Tunisian coast near the city of Sfax, the...

14 migrants drown, 139 rescued as two boats sink off Tunisian coast

dpa/GNA - The Tunisian coastguard has retrieved the bodies of 14 migrants after two boats sank off the coast near the city of...
Police in Italy

International drug trafficking ring busted in Italy

dpa/GNA - Police in Italy have busted a large drug trafficking network, which used buses to bring marijuana from Albania to Germany and...

Turkey sentences five to life term over 2016 murder of Russian envoy

dpa/GNA - A court in Ankara on Tuesday sentenced five people to life in prison over their role in the 2016 assassination of...
Private Enterprises Federation

PEF calls for family-friendly policies for women

The Private Enterprises Federation (PEF) has called for the promotion of family-friendly policies to support workers experiencing an increased childcare burden and ensure gender...
Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT)

NETRIGHT calls on government to recognise women’s leadership potential

Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT) has called on the government to recognise women’s leadership potential in pandemic situations and to ensure that...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

SONA: Time for litigation over, let’s unite – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Tuesday, urged Ghanaians to put the challenges of the General Election and the Covid-19 pandemic behind and forge ahead...
Digital Girls

Girls go Digital project empowers 244 women

Teen Talk Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organisation with focus on adolescent health, has equipped 244 young women with digital skills amid COVID-19. Ms...
Reproductive Education

PPAG educates Chokor residents on reproductive health

Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) in collaboration with the Coalition of Volunteering Organizations Ghana (CVOG), an NGO, has organized an outreach programme to...
chinese economy

Ghana economy to grow nearly 5 percent in 2021 – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday said it expected the economy to grow nearly five per cent in 2021 on the back of...