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BIOTECHNOLOGY

African expert roots for biotechnology to boost smallholder income

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The ability of African countries to feed a growing population and boost smallholder farmers' income lies in greater adoption of biotechnology, an expert said...
Bank Of Botswana Pic Credit: Southern Times

COVID-19 lingering effects pose challenges for Botswana’s economic rebound

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The lingering adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic containment measures pose uncertainty and challenges given Botswana's high vulnerability to external shocks, said the country's...

Watch Kwaw Kese’s new video for ‘1MAD’

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Multiple-award winning artist, Kwaw Kese fires up yet another one, sharing visuals of his most recent single ‘1MAD’ featuring Ball J. Directed by Creative House,...
Oktoberfest

Coronavirus forces Munich to scrap Oktoberfest for second year

The coronavirus has forced Germany's Oktoberfest to keep the beer taps closed and the oompah bands at home for a second year in a...
Manchester United

Manchester United promise sanctions for fans involved in violent behaviour

Manchester United will ban any fans found to have been involved in criminal or violent behaviour during protests which forced the postponement of their...
Murder

France gripped as trial begins over murder of young soldier

The trial of a man accused of murdering a soldier began in France on Monday amid huge media interest, with the accused suspected of...
Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II marks centenary in troubled Northern Ireland

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II said "reconciliation" in Northern Ireland "cannot be taken for granted" in a statement marking the centenary of when a partition...
premier league

Premier League sets new rules to prevent European Super League repeat

The Premier League has taken action to prevent its clubs threatening to break away again in response to the failed European Super League plans. Six...
Sea-Watch

Sea-Watch 4 allowed to dock at Sicilian port with over 450 migrants

The Sea-Watch 4 rescue ship, which is carrying more than 450 people plucked from the waters of the Mediterranean, has been given permission to...
03 May 2021, United Kingdom, London: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) speaks during a press conference at Downing Street with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/PA Wire/dpa

G7 ministers meet in person in London for the first time in two years

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Ministers from the G7 countries were meeting in person for the first time in two years on Monday in London, with discussions including the...
European Union

European Union summons Russian ambassador in diplomatic spat

The European Union has summoned the Russian ambassador after Moscow barred eight European politicians from entering the country. "We will convey to him strong condemnation...
British economy

British PM: Social distancing could be scrapped in England next month

England could see its one metre social distancing rule scrapped from next month, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. He was visiting a...
A health worker holds a vial of AstraZeneca's Coronavirus vaccine at the vaccination centre at Messe Dresden convention centre during a vaccination campaign. Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Sweden to donate 1 million doses of unused AstraZeneca vaccine

The Swedish government is donating 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to poorer countries through the COVAX initiative, Development Minister Per Olsson...
A health worker prepares a vial of the Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus vaccine at Pop-up Covid-19 vaccination site set up in a Baseball stadium parking lot. Photo: Bruce Cotler/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Denmark rejects Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

Denmark has decided not to use the Covid-19 vaccine made by US firm Johnson & Johnson, its health authority said on Monday. The reason for...

DR Congo declares end of latest Ebola outbreak

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday officially declared the end of the 12th Ebola outbreak, which killed six people in its...
Market Ultimate

Traders in Takoradi asked to move to new site before May 3

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No trading activities are expected to be conducted in and around the old Takoradi market circle on Monday, May 3, 2021. Traders in and around...
Covid-19

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases rise to 7,687 with 152 new infections

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The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Ghana has increased to 7,768, with 152 more infections confirmed, data released by...
Flooding

Thousands displaced by floods across Uganda

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Thousands of people have been displaced as a result of heavy rains, which triggered floods and landslides and caused havoc in several parts of...
arrested

5 Sudanese handed over to Lebanon after being arrested for trying to cross to...

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The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) on Sunday handed over to the Lebanese army five Sudanese nationals who were arrested in the morning...
Photo taken on March 20, 2020 shows an empty street in San Francisco, California, the United States. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday evening a statewide stay-at-home order for the most populous U.S. state in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Newsom asked all nearly 40 million Californians to stay home unless it is absolutely necessary to head out. (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)

California city official ousted for COVID-19 “herd immunity” comments

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A northern California city official was ousted after he claimed on social media that sick, old and homeless people should be left to meet...
Uganda Beefs Up Security

Uganda warns of rumors of immunity against COVID-19

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Uganda's ministry of health on Sunday warned of social media reports alleging strong immunity among Ugandans and other Africans against COVID-19, saying such rumors...
Gilead Sciences headquarters sign is seen in Foster City, California on April 30, 2020. - Gilead Science's remdesivir, one of the most highly anticipated drugs being tested against the new coronavirus, showed positive results in a large-scale US government trial, the company said on April 29, 2020. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)

Gilead CEO says Remdesivir could reach COVID-19 patients within days

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CEO of American biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences Daniel O'Day said Sunday that he expects the experimental anti-viral drug Remdesivir to be delivered for patients...
Lockdown

South Africa reports surge of COVID-19 cases after restrictions eased

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South Africa reported on Sunday a sharp surge in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, two days after the easing of restrictions following a...
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Liverpool deserve Premier League title – Aurelio

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Former Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio said Sunday that the Reds should be declared Premier League champions if the current season cannot be finished. ...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzanian president assures teachers of payment during COVID-19 outbreak

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Sunday assured teachers of continued payment of their salaries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The president made the...
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 applauds role of press in fight against COVID-19

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Namibia President Hage Geingob on Sunday applauded the role of the press in the fight against COVID-19. In his message on World...
Coronavirus

Global COVID-19 cases top 3.5 million

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Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 3.5 million on Sunday, reaching 3,502,126 as of 7 p.m. (2300 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science...
Face Masks

Zimbabwe requires citizens to wear face masks in public spaces

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Police in Zimbabwe will arrest anyone leaving their homes without wearing face masks starting Monday, deputy minister of Information Energy Mutodi said on Sunday. ...
Covid-19

Kenya confirms 30 new COVID-19 cases

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Kenya's Ministry of Health on Sunday confirmed 30 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 465. ...
Plant Medicine

Tanzania warns against random use of medicines to cure COVID-19

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Tanzanian health authorities on Sunday warned people against random use of different types of medicines in the hope that they can cure the COVID-19...