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A staff member unloads Chinese medical supplies from an airplane at the Kotota International Airport in Accra, capital of Ghana, April 6, 2020. China's medical supplies for 18 African countries have arrived here on Monday, and are scheduled to be delivered to the other 17 countries within a few days. The beneficiary African countries are Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Benin, Cape Verde, as well as Sao Tome and Principe. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

Guinea-Bissau receives more donation of medical supplies from Alibaba foundations

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Guinea-Bissau on Monday received a third batch of medical supplies donated by China's Jack Ma and Alibaba foundations to support the country's COVID-19 response,...
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Justice Mensa-Bonsu joins Supreme Court Bench

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn into office Professor Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu, a Professor of Law at the University of Ghana, Legon, as a...
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Rwandan scientists conducting research on immunity of recovered COVID-19 patients

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Scientists in Rwanda are carrying out research aimed at finding out whether people who recovered from the COVID-19 in the country got specific...
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Don’t hasten to reopen schools – GNECC tells Ghana Government

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The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition Monday urged the Government not to reopen schools until it has put in place a comprehensive regime and...
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Nigeria records 1.87 percent GDP growth in first quarter

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Nigeria's gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter (Q1) grew by 1.87 percent year-on-year in real terms, according to the quarterly data released...
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NASA and SpaceX make final preparations for historic launch

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Two NASA astronauts will fly on SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, the first launch of American astronauts...
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)

More African countries should heed UN call for global ceasefire – Guterres

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More African countries should heed the UN call for a global ceasefire to push back deadly COVID-19, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday. ...
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AU lauds progress in Somalia stabilization efforts

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) joined the rest of the continent in marking Africa Day on Monday by lauding the progress made...
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Number of COVID-19 cases in South Sudan hits 806

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South Sudan's Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed 151 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number in the country to 806. ...
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Kenyan police arrest 2 suspects for killing giraffes

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The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers and local police have arrested two suspects believed to be behind the killing of giraffes in Garissa County...
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Cold front from the Atlantic Ocean to hit southern Botswana

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Botswana's department of meteorological services has issued a public warning on a looming cold front from the Atlantic Ocean expected to pass over the...
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South Sudan’s president denies reports of contracting COVID-19

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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Monday denied reports that he had contracted COVID-19. The South Sudanese leader was responding to rumors...
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Tanzania’s political parties urged to submit schedules ahead of general elections

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Tanzania's political parties' watchdog on Monday urged the country's 19 registered political parties to submit their schedules on various issues ahead of the 2020...
Covid China Holds Discussions With African Ambassadors Over Fallout

Economic expert calls on China to help develop Zambian economy

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A Zambian private sector development expert urged China to help Zambia develop its economy through infrastructure like railway. Yusuf Dodia, who is...
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Africa needs to reinvigorate spirit of national unity – Edgar Lungu

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Monday that Africa needs to reinvigorate the spirit of African unity and solidarity to overcome the many challenges...
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Student supports COVID-19 fight in Bawku West

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Mr Francis Abugbilla, a 33-year-old Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Student, has supported the Zebilla Hospital in the Bawku West District of the Upper East...
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Covid-19: Deputy Chief of Staff supports the fight in Bantama

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Mr Asenso Boakye, Deputy Chief of Staff at the Presidency, has donated a number of items to the Suntreso Government Hospital to support...
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Postpone 2020 elections for effective management of COVID-19 – Very Rev. Bruce

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The Very Reverend Solomon Bruce, Superintendent Minister in-charge of the Old Tafo Wesley Methodist Church, has proposed the postponement of the 2020 General Election...
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Ellembelle MP Donates to Muslim Community to Support Ramadan feast

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, has presented food items to the Muslim community in the Constituency as part...
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88 coronavirus patients recover in the Eastern Region

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Eighty-eight out 0f 118 coronavirus patients have recovered in the Eastern Region as at May 24. The 88 recovered represents...
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AfCFTA is biggest achievement of AU yet – Vladimir Antwi-Danso

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The African Union’s (AU) biggest achievement yet is the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). According to Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, Dean of...
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Chief commends government on COVID-19 fight

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Nana Frimpong Manso Ababio, Chief of Sefwi- Paboase and Mponuahene for Waiwso Traditional Area, has commended President Nana Akufo-Addo for effectively managing the COVID-19...
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AngloGold Ashanti marks Africa Day and efforts to Fight COVID-19

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AngloGold Ashanti has joined over 1.2 billion Africans across the continent and in the diaspora to mark Africa Day. In a statement, the company said...

Fisherfolk livelihoods collapsing due to lack of political will – FoN

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Friends of the Nation (FoN), a social-environmental NGO, has identified the lack of political will to enforce fisheries laws as a major threat to...

AU needs to make its agenda relevant to the ordinary African

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Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, the Dean of Academic Affairs, Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, has urged the Africa Union (AU) to...
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NDC drags AG, EC to Supreme Court over New Voters Register

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has dragged the Electoral Commission (EC) to the Supreme Court over the compilation of a new Voters Register. The NDC...
Kurt Okraku New Gfa President

Ghana FA President salute Muslims

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Mr. Kurt Okraku, President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has commended moslems for successfully completely the 30-day mandatory fasting. ...
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COVID-19: Antwi-Danso urges African leaders to have faith in African researchers

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Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, the Dean of Academic Affairs, Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, has urged African leaders to have faith in African...
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 83 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, total reaching 3,130

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Senegal's Ministry of Health and Social Action on Monday reported 83 more confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 3,130 in the country. ...
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)

Mali reports 29 new cases of COVID-19, total reaching 1,059

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Mali's health authorities on Monday reported 29 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 1,059 in the country. According...