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ANC to punish members facing corruption charges

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South Africa's governing party African National Congress (ANC) National Working Committee (NWC) on Tuesday said all members facing corruption and serious charges must step...
A press conference on COVID-19 is held in Proteria, South Africa, March 9, 2020. South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Monday announced that four more South Africans have been tested positive for the COVID-19. (Xinhua)

South Africa on high alert for new COVID-19 variant emerging in India

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South Africa's Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Tuesday assured that the government was on high alert of the B.1.617 coronavirus variant, a new COVID-19...
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South African high court grants freezing in assets of former Eskom executives

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South Africa's The Pretoria High Court has awarded the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) a restraint order valued at 1.4 billion rand (about 98 million...
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Ghanaian statistician calls for urgent COVID-19 vaccination campaign amid increased mobility

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A Ghanaian government statistician on Tuesday called for the reinforcement of a more urgent vaccination campaign across the country as people's mobility has been...
09 April 2021, United Kingdom, London: Pharmacist Asha Fowells holds vials of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at Copes Pharmacy and Travel Clinic in Streatham, south London. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/dpa

Pandemic shows dangers of unilateral actions – South African president

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The current pandemic had revealed the "damaging effects" of unilateral actions and the exclusion of poor countries from accessing vaccines, said South African president...
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo speaks after winning the vote in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 8, 2017. Former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected new president of Somalia in a tightly contested polls held in Mogadishu on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Somalia PM appoints committee to resolve recent armed clashes

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Somalia's Prime Minister Mohamed Roble on Tuesday appointed an 11-member technical committee to resolve the recent armed clashes between the government and pro-opposition forces...
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Zambia records decline in gender-based violence cases

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Zambia saw a 15.6 reduction in gender-based violence cases in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period last year, figures released...
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Pan African organizations announces financial support for agricultural startups

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The Nairobi-based Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) on Tuesday announced partnership with Aceli Africa, a market incentive facility, to boost capital...
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More than 220,000 Zimbabweans return home from abroad amid pandemic – IOM

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The International Organization on Migration (IOM) said Tuesday that more than 220,000 migrants have returned to Zimbabwe since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic...
FILED - Anyone with a history of overreaction to certain medications may want to seek advice from an allergy specialist before receiving a coronavirus vaccine. Photo: Peter Kneffel/dpa

Facilities for elderly in South Africa’s Western Cape urged to assist COVID-19 vaccination

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Western Cape Province of South Africa on Tuesday urged residential facilities and service centers for the elderly to help the latter to register in...
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Kuwait to ban unvaccinated citizens from travelling abroad

Kuwaiti citizens will be allowed to travel abroad only if they have received the Covid-19 vaccine, the government said on Monday. The decision, which will...
A Congolese health worker administers ebola vaccine to a child at the Himbi Health Centre in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 17, 2019. Olivia Acland | Reuters

Congo declares end to 12th Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of the Congo on Monday declared an end to its 12th Ebola outbreak. The Health Ministry in the vast central African nation...
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Philippine leader receives first dose of Sinopharm vaccine

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday received the first dose of China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine, which has yet to get emergency use authorization in...
In trials, less than half of vaccine recipients reported moderate or severe episodes of side effects such as fever, headache and fatigue. Photo: Sina Schuldt/dpa

One in three EU citizens hesitant to receive vaccine

Coronavirus vaccine scepticism remains rife in the European Union, a senior EU official said on Monday, referring to a survey of residents in the...
01 May 2021, India, New Delhi: A Covid-19 patient who is suffering from breathing difficulty breaths with the help of an oxygen mask outside a Gurudwara in New Delhi. India hit record numbers of Covid-19 infections for the sixth straight day as health system buckled amid shortage of medical oxygen and hospital beds. Photo: Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa

India’s coronavirus caseload hits 20 million

India’s overall Covid-19 caseload crossed the 20-million mark on Tuesday, making it the second country after the United States to pass the grim milestone. Some...
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Cambodia to lift capital lockdown despite record high daily cases

Cambodia is set to lift lockdown restrictions in its capital this week despite reporting another record in daily cases on Tuesday. Cambodia's Ministry of Health...
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Hanoi shutters schools amid sudden rise in Covid-19 cases

Authorities have shuttered schools in Hanoi as of Tuesday as Vietnam battles its first wave of Covid-19 cases via community transmission in over a...
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Colombian finance minister steps down in wake of protests

Colombian Finance Minister Alberto Carrasquilla resigned on Monday following violent protests against a controversial tax reform. "I have accepted the resignation of Dr. Alberto Carrasquilla,"...
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Gold futures snap four-day losing streak, settle notably higher

Gold futures settled higher on Monday, snapping a four-session losing streak, as the dollar turned easy and bond yields dropped after stock prices moved...
File photo taken on March 12, 2019 shows operating oil pumps in Luling of Texas, the United States. U.S. oil prices turned negative on April 20, 2020. West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery shed more than 300 percent to settle at -37.63 U.S. dollars per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Crude oil futures settle higher

Crude oil futures closed notably higher on Monday amid hopes energy demand will increase in the U.S. following reopening of businesses in several parts...
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Floods kill four people in eastern Yemen

Floods in the eastern Yemeni province of Hadramaut have killed four people and injured two in the past 24 hours, emergency authorities in the...
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Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce but continue work at foundation

Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years. "After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our...
President Joe Biden gets briefed by Liz Sherwood Randall, Julie Rodriguez and participates in a conference phone call with governors affected by the snow storm in the middle of the country in the Oval Office, February 16, 2021, in Washington. Photo: White House/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Biden raises refugee admissions cap to 62,500 after backlash

President Joe Biden has raised the cap for refugee admissions into the United States to 62,500, in a U-turn that more than quadruples the...
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Britain agrees US$1.39 billion trade deal with India

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Britain has agreed a one billion pound (1.39 billion dollar) trade deal with India which the British government says will create more than 6,500...
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

Human rights, threats to democracy in focus on day two of G7 meeting

Foreign ministers from G7 countries will discuss human rights and threats to democracy on the second day of a special meeting in London, according...
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GJA Elections: Filing of nominations ends

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Filing of nominations for various executive positions for the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) ended by close of work on Tuesday May 4, 2021. Those who...
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Trader jailed for impregnating his physically challenged daughter

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The Ofaakor Circuit Court has sentenced Moses Agbavitor, a 37-year-old trader, to 16-months imprisonment for impregnating his 17-year-old physically challenged daughter, at Odunkwa, near...
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NPA reduces fuel price margins by 8 pesewas per litre effective Wednesday May 5

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Fuel prices at the pumps have been reduced by eight pesewas per litre effective Wednesday, May 5, 2021. That implied that the recent 17 pesewas...
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Court refuses bail application of alleged Kasoa Cops killer

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An Accra High Court has turned down the bail application by lawyer for Eric Kojo Duah, the man who allegedly shot and killed two...
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Dwarfs to relocate to Elmina Stadium

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Ebusua Dwarfs FC will play its upcoming Ghana Premier League (GPL) and MTN FA Cup home matches at the Nduom Sports Complex in Elmina. This...