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Health Union procures nose masks and hand sanitizers for members nationwide

The Health Service Workers' Union (HSWU) has procured 10,000 nose masks and hand sanitizers for distribution to its members nationwide. The items worth over GHC...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) attends a news conference at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 13, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to open up 50 billion U.S. dollars in federal aid to help combat the spread of COVID-19 across the country. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Trump directs California to reopen Tesla assembly plant

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that California should allow automaker Tesla to resume operations in Alameda County. "California should let...
International Nurses Day

Rwandan nurses urged to remain firm in COVID-19 fight on International Nurses Day

On the occasion of International Nurses Day on Tuesday, Rwandan nurses were urged to remain firm as frontline workers in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Mandatory Credit: Photo by NAM Y HUH/AP/REX/Shutterstock (6417252b) Los Angeles bicycle-mounted police guard an area close to the Kodak Theater the site of the Oscar presentations, in Los Angeles. The 76th annual Academy Awards will be handed out later in the day under tight security OSCARS SECURITY, LOS ANGELES, USA

Stay-at-home restrictions likely to be extended for another three months in Los Angeles

Los Angeles County's stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be extended for another three months, a local health official said...
A Sudanese man is seen wearing a face mask in Khartoum, Sudan, on March 14, 2020. Sudan's Health Ministry on Friday announced the death of a Sudanese citizen infected with COVID-19. (Photo by Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua)

Sudan sees 134 new COVID-19 infections, 6 new deaths

Sudan on Tuesday recorded 134 new COVID-19 cases and six new deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1,660...

Czech football season to resume at the end of May

Football matches will start again in the Czech Republic at the end of May after over two months of forced closure due to the...
general sports

Kenya gives thumbs up to global approval to stage sports events

Kenya's capacity to stage international sports competition in risky 2020 season will be a clear approval of the country's efforts to fight COVID-19. ...
Face Masks

Wear mask to respect medical workers killed saving lives

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday urged New Yorkers to wear masks out of respect for the nurses and doctors who have...

Nigeria outlines principles for private sector to promote COVID-19 testing

Nigeria on Tuesday outlined the principles of engagement with private sector laboratories as an important resource to accelerate the availability of COVID-19 testing in...
Zimbabwe Screening By Healthcare Workers For Covid

Zimbabwe urges transparency in tendering process for COVID-19 materials

The Zimbabwe government on Tuesday urged transparency in the tendering process for COVID-19 supplies. It said it was concerned with the mushrooming...
Gun Manufacturers

Nigerian manufacturer group urges government to map out strategies amid COVID-19

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria on Tuesday urged the government to map out strategies that would assist its members to overcome the effects of...

Two civilians killed in tribal violence in Cameroon’s Anglophone region

Two people were killed in tribal violence in Ntumbaw, a locality in Cameroon's region of Northwest, a tribe leader said Tuesday. According...

Kenyans step up community fight against COVID-19 via sanitation

One by one, residents passed through a sanitation booth placed at Kitengela bus terminus, south of Nairobi, on Tuesday morning. The rush...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hailed by the National Assembly

South Africa’s parliament calls for full implementation of personal information act

South Africa's Parliament on Tuesday called for the full implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). In a statement emailed...
An ambulance carrying a patient passes through a police roadblock at Chania River in Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has banned all movement by road, rail or air in and out of the Nairobi metropolitan area with effect from 7 p.m. on Monday. (Xinhua/Allan Mutiso)

Kenya forms COVID-19 education response committee over reopening

Kenya's ministry of education launched a nine-member committee on Tuesday to take charge of the process of exploring the best possible strategies of restoring...
An African lion cub frolics at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 26, 2015. Seven manchurian tiger cubs and four African lion cubs here, all of which are three months old, met with the press recently. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping) (lfj)

G20 must ban wildlife trade to protect animals

World Animal Protection (WAP) is calling on leaders of G-20 made up of 19 countries and the European Union to ban wildlife trade to...

China’s investment in education spurs development, poverty alleviation – Misheck Mwanza

China has managed to enhance its development and lift millions of people from poverty because of massive investment in education and its people, an...
Covid Positive

Drivers waiting for COVID-19 test results at Tanzania-Kenya border

At least 302 Tanzanian truck drivers and their assistants have been seen at Namanga town on the Tanzania-Kenya border waiting for COVID-19 tests before...

Fear and Panic grip Apam over arrest of escaped COVID-19 patient

Fear and Panic has gripped the people of Apam over the identification of a young man who escaped and took refuge in the Town...
Cameroon football

Cameroon aborts football season amid COVID-19 pandemic

Cameroon has opted to end its football season amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the head of the country's football association said on Tuesday. ...
Nurse Valerie Malieudje poses for a photo at her hospital in Yaounde, Cameroon, April 23, 2020. The International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world May 12, on the occasion of Florence Nightingale's birthday. The theme this year chosen by the International Council of Nurses is "Nursing the World to Health". (Photo by Jean Pierre Kepseu/Xinhua)

Ghana celebrates nurses’ sacrifices on International Nurses Day

The Ghanaian government on Tuesday celebrated the sacrifices and efforts made by nurses in nation-building as it joined the rest of the globe to...
Covid Positive

More than 30 Nurses and Midwives test positive for COVID-19

Thirty-two Nurses and Midwives have tested positive for the COVID-19 in Ghana and an additional 250 have been quarantined, awaiting their test results, says...
South Sudanese women display cash vouchers at World Food Program (WFP) station in Mingkaman, South Sudan, Jan. 23, 2020. WFP cash transfers are helping many displaced elderly women and children who face risk of starvation. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

South Sudan women venture into businesses as government eases restrictions

As the novel coronavirus continues to disrupt livelihoods across the globe, South Sudanese women have shown their entrepreneurial spirit as the world's youngest nation...
Toyota Prius Hybrid Vehicles

Namibia’s new vehicle sales contract by 93.4 percent in April

Namibia only managed to sell a total of 50 new vehicles in April, representing a 93.4 percent contraction from the 759 vehicles sold in...
Covid Negative

Ghana’s COVID-19 recovery rate is encouraging-Dr Kuma-Aboagye

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Tuesday announced that the country has the highest recovery rate of...
Motsoahae Thomas Thabane

Lesotho Prime Minister to vacate his position in two weeks

Lesotho Prime Minister Motsoahae Thomas Thabane is set to step down from his position after a four-party coalition he was part of collapsed in...
SMEs lead job creation

Botswana crafting relief package for SMEs

Botswana has embarked on a nationwide initiative to develop a centralized database for small, medium-sized as well as micro enterprises (SMMEs) countrywide, ahead of...
Dr Patrick Aboagye

COVID-19: GHS identifies Tema, Korle Klottey, Accra Metro and Kpone Katamanso as hotspots

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has identified Tema, Korle Klottey, Accra Metro, and Kpone Katamanso all in the Greater Accra Region as hotspots in...
Covid Africa Crisis

Zimbabwe registers more COVID-19 recoveries as cases rise to 37

Zimbabwe's confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise and now stand at 37 after one more case was recorded in Harare on Monday. ...
Langbinsi Regent

Langbinsi Regent calls for investigations into increasing armed robbery

Mr Andrews Basigi, the Regent of Langbinsi, in the North East Region, has called on the Ghana Police Service to intensify investigations into the...