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Hand washing devices are seen at a market in Bamako, Mali, on April 3, 2020. In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country, Malian government has installed hand-washing kits in public places for people to wash their hands regularly. (Photo by Habib Kouyate/Xinhua)

COVID-19 cases in Mali reach 806, with 27 new cases

Mali's health authorities reported on Friday 27 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 806 in the country. According...
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Botswana committed to comply with anti-money laundering regulations

The government of Botswana has announced its commitment to comply with anti-money laundering regulations after being included by the European Union (EU) in the...
Zimbabwe Screening By Healthcare Workers For Covid

Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 cases jump to 42

Zimbabwe's confirmed cases of COVID-19 have jumped to 42 after four new cases were recorded on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Child Care...
Atlas Namibia

Namibia’s national assembly rescheduled amid COVID-19 pandemic

Namibia's National Assembly will resume on May 26, following a postponement by the Speaker of the National Assembly Peter Katjavivi, an official said Friday. ...
Family members of a person that died of COVID-19 converse with health workers during a burial ceremony, on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, May 8, 2020. Somali health ministry on Sunday confirmed 57 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total infections to 1,054. Fawziya Abikar, health minister said three people succumbed to the deadly respiratory disease, raising the death toll to 51. (Xinhua/Hassan Bashi)

Somalia launches information service for COVID-19

Somalia's health ministry on Friday launched an information service on COVID-19 which will enable people to get answers to the most common questions on...

East Africa’s flood-hit civilians more vulnerable to COVID-19

Nearly half a million people that are currently displaced by severe flooding across the eastern African region are at a higher risk of contracting...
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)

Kenyans optimistic as anti-virus measures slow down infections

Inside the popular eatery on Moi Avenue in Nairobi, Kenya's capital, about 10 people sat on various tables taking meals on Friday. ...
World construction forum to be held in Turkey

Chinese firm to resume construction works in central Zambia province

A Chinese construction company has promised to resume construction works at an economic zone in Chibombo district in the Central Province of Zambia. ...

Kenya set to release tourism product by renovating homes of British aristocrats

Kenya is about to add a new tourism product following the start of the rehabilitation of affluent homes built and lived by British aristocrats...

African countries urged to deepen business ties with China amid COVID-19

African countries have been urged to strengthen business and economic activities with China in order to tap into the booming Sino-Africa trade relations to...
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Chinese engagement propels electronic trading for Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic – UNECA

The engagement of Chinese companies, such as the Alibaba Group, in electronic trade has rekindled sales for African businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, a...
President Salva Kiir

South Sudan leader pledges military involvement to boost food security

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Friday pledged to involve the military to revamp the agriculture sector and eradicate food and nutrition crisis in...
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South Sudan confirms 4 new COVID-cases as tally rises to 235

South Sudan's health ministry on Friday confirmed four new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections to 235. Makur Matur...
Uganda Beefs Up Security

Uganda reports highest single-day COVID-19 cases, total reaches 160

Uganda reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 late Thursday, the highest number confirmed in a single day since the outbreak was first announced in...
Photo taken on March 24, 2020 shows a seaside road amid curfew in Dakar, Senegal. Monday night, during his speech to the Nation, Senegalese President Macky Sall declared a state of emergency from midnight Monday across the national territory, along with a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action confirmed on Tuesday that seven new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected across Senegal, bringing the total number to 86 cases. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)

Senegal reports 121 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, total now at 2,310

Senegal on Friday reported 121 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in the country to 2,310. Of the 121 cases, 119 are follow-up...
Pharmacists at a traditional Chinese medicine hospital in Nantong, east China’s Jiangsu province dispense medicines according to prescriptions of a kind of Chinese herbal tea which has proven effective on the prevention of COVID-19, March 5, 2020. Xu Peiqin/People’s Daily Online

Chinese experts share COVID-19 response experience with Uganda, South Sudan

Chinese medical experts on Friday shared their experience of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with their counterparts in Uganda and South Sudan. Speaking at the...
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Ghana FA executive council approves new refereeing structure

The Ghanaian FA's executive council has approved a new refereeing structure. The new structure is aimed at ensuring that the association fully...
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Bank of Ghana provides nearly US$1 billion to fill budget gaps over COVID-19

Ghana's central bank has provided budgeting support to the government to plug part of the resource gaps created by the COVID-19 outbreak, the governor...
Covid Case

Volta Region records first COVID-19 death

The Volta Region Friday recorded its first COVID-19 death at the local Treatment Centre in Ho. The deceased, a...

MCE cries for quarantine centers for suspected persons with COVID-19

Mr Ernest Kofie, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Jomoro has bemoaned the difficulty the Assembly was encountering to get places within the community...

Nineteen persons in court for flouting public restrictions order

An Accra Circuit Court on Friday granted a GHC30,000.00 bail with two sureties each to 19 persons for breaking the Public Restrictions Order meant...
Agric Minister

MoFA supports poultry farmers under RfFJs-Minister

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has registered 350 poultry farmers for the implementation of a special broiler pilot project under the Rearing...
Electoral Commission (EC)

We are not ‘in bed’ with any political party

The Electoral Commission has denied the allegation that it is conspiring with a political party or institution as being speculated by Mr Ofosu-Ampofo, the...
Gender Minister

Gender Ministry advised empowering District Coordinating Planning Units for Programmes

Stakeholders have advised the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to increase the responsibility and build the capacity of District Coordinating Planning Units...

COVID-19: Elecnor distributes PPE to Ga North and West Municipal hospitals

To support government and stakeholders in the fight against the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Elecnor SA Ghana Friday distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the...
Bank of Ghana

Bank of Ghana begins purchases of COVID-19 relief bond

The Bank of Ghana says it has begun the purchase of Government of Ghana COVID-19 relief bond with a face value of GH¢5.5 billion...

Residents of Sekondi/Takoradi comply with wearing of nose masks

Following the increased numbers of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the demand for nose masks and face coverings have significantly gone up in the...
Tema General Hospital Receives Ppe From Stanchart

Tema General Hospital receives PPE from StanChart

The Tema General Hospital has received a donation of 520 PPEs from Standard Chartered Bank to support frontline staff at the hospital as efforts...
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School children invade landfill site for money

Some children from nearby communities at Sherigu in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region have resorted to loitering at a landfill site...

COVID-19: UNICEF donates to Judicial Service/Births and Death Registry

UNICEF Ghana has donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) to the Judicial Service and the Births and Deaths Registry, as part of efforts to...