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Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Morocco registers 1,325 new COVID-19 cases, 32 more deaths

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Morocco registered 1,325 new COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths on Thursday, increasing the tally of infections since March 2 to 47,638 and the death...
Ex Mrs United Nations Tourism

Kenya mulls measures for tourism recovery amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Kenya's tourism ministry will introduce measures to ensure the sustenance and recovery of the tourism and hospitality industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, a government...
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Nigeria to deploy more air force troops to help battle Boko Haram

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Nigeria will deploy more air force troops in the northeastern state of Borno to boost the ongoing fight against terror group Boko Haram, the...
A Palestinian man sits in front of Israeli soldiers during clashes at Tayasir checkpoint near the West Bank city of Tubas, on Feb. 25, 2020. Dozens of Palestinian demonstrators clashed on Tuesday with Israeli soldiers at an Israeli army roadblock on a road leading to the Jordan Valley in the West Bank, medical and security sources said. (Photo by Nidal Eshtayeh/Xinhua)

Israel, U.S. agree on Israeli annexation of West Bank despite differing on timing, size

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday in Jerusalem, discussing the COVID-19 pandemic as well as...
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EU provides US$113 million for humanitarian aid to countries in Horn of Africa

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The European Union said Thursday it is providing additional 12.15 billion Kenyan shillings (about 113.7 million U.S. dollars) to help address humanitarian needs in...
Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Minister Of Information

Sixty-eight per cent of COVID-19 cases are through contact tracing-Minister

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Sixty-eight per cent of Ghana's COVID-19 cases are recorded through contact tracing, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Information Minister, revealed in Accra. He said of...
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COVID-19: Health Coalition calls on MMDAs to stem community-spread

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The Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health (GCNH) on Thursday called on the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to scale up precautionary measures...
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MTN supports Ramadan activities of Tamale Central Mosque

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Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN), as part of its annual support to the Muslim community in the country, has donated food items to the Tamale...
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NPP National Chairman donates 100 bags of cement towards Esiama Police barracks project

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National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Freddie Blay has appealed to companies in the Ellembelle District to donate towards the completion...
Ndc Accuses Govt Of Planning To Rig December Elections

NDC accuses Govt of planning to rig December Elections

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the Government of conspiring with the Electoral Commission (EC) and the National Identification Authority (NIA) to rig...
Coronavirus Test Kits

Nigeria says COVID-19 testing situation improving

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The COVID-19 testing strategy in Nigeria is slightly improving and yielding results, the country's Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha said...
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50 terrorists killed in northern Mozambique

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Mozambican Interior Ministry said Thursday that a total of 50 armed men were killed on Wednesday and Thursday by the Defense and Security Forces...
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Botswana pardons 15 Zimbabwean prisoners amid COVID-19

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Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has pardoned 15 Zimbabwean prisoners amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The released prisoners on Thursday joined 380 fellow countrymen...
Covid-19

Number of COVID-19 cases in Mozambique rises to 115

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The cumulative number of people infected with COVID-19 in Mozambique rose from 107 to 115 in the last 24 hours, the country's health authorities...
Namibian President Hage Geingob addresses at the inauguration ceremony of the Walvis Bay International Airport new Terminal Building at Walvis Bay, Namibia, on July 22, 2016. The airport's new building was built by Chinese construction company, New Era Investments at a cost of about 900 million Namibian dollars (62 million U.S. dollars) and now is able to handle a sustained passenger flow of 200 passengers per hour catering for one-million passengers per annum. Walvis Bay International Airport is the busiest airport at Namibia's coastline. (Xinhua/Wu Changwei)

Namibian president says not to renew government vehicle fleet to reduce expenditure

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Namibia's President Hage Geingob, Thursday said that the vehicle fleet of the government will not be renewed for the period 2020-2025, as part of...
E-commerce

South Africa’s gazettes e-commerce regulations during lockdown

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South Africa Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) on Thursday released a gazette, allowing the sale of all goods online except alcohol and...
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Namibia records lowest inflation rate in April

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Namibia's annual inflation rate in April slowed to 1.6 percent from 4.5 percent recorded in April 2019, the government said Thursday. According...
Citizens line up outside a supermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2, 2020. The spread of COVID-19 continued unabated in South Africa on Thursday, with 82 new cases reported, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.

COVID-19 forces South Africa’s trade activity index to plummet

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The South African seasonally adjusted trade activity index (TAI) declined by 11 points to 26 in April compared with March, said South African Chamber...
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Malawi hints on reopening schools

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The ministry of education and technology in Malawi has hinted plans to resume school operations in the country. According to a press...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Zambia welcomes Chinese support towards fight against COVID-19

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Malilo Ngoma aged 43 is a mother of four, two boys and two girls, and wife to a police sergeant in Chingola, a mining...
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 says mankind “so unprepared” for COVID-19, world lacks solidarity

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said mankind is "so unprepared" for COVID-19, while pointing out that there is not enough humility, unity...
European Commission

European Region infections top 1.8 million amidst vaccine hope, controversy

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As COVID-19 has made more than 1.8 million people sick and caused over 163,000 deaths in the European Region's 54 countries, the European Medicines...
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Ghana eases COVID-19 restrictions – Health Minister

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Speaking at a bi-weekly media briefing on Thursday, Ghanaian Minister for Health Kwaku Agyemang-Manu said the country could not keep restrictions in place forever...
World Food Program

WFP to launch humanitarian flights to Tanzania over COVID-19 response

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The World Food Program (WFP) on Thursday announced the launch of humanitarian flights to Tanzania to provide logistics support for the global COVID-19 response. ...
Mapping Africa

Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 70,000

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across Africa rose from 69,578 to 72,336 as of Thursday morning, the Africa Center for Disease Control and...
Chinese Port Company Donates Medical Materials To Guinea

Chinese port company donates medical materials to Guinea

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An airplane carrying a batch of anti-epidemic materials donated by a Shandong-based Chinese port company took off Thursday from south China's Guangzhou City for...
Gambia Parliament

The Gambia to present draft constitution to parliament in August

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The presidency of The Gambia announced Thursday in a statement that the government will present the draft Constitution before the lawmakers in August. ...
Boko Haram

Nigeria distributes relief food to 38,000 displaced persons in restive state

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The Nigerian government on Thursday distributed assorted food items to 38,000 displaced persons in various camps in Maiduguri, capital of restive northeast Borno state. ...
Crime Trickster Theft

Trickster arrested for stealing PPE

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A trader who feigned interest to help an Italian Police attaché to convey Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) valued at GHC10,800.00 to the Northern Region...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo

NPP will win December polls based on performance – Mac-Manu

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has refuted claims by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) that it is colluding with the Electoral Commission (EC)...