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Ghana to receive extra 2 million COVID-19 vaccines by May

Ghana will receive an additional two million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility by the end of May, this year. That would boost the...
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MTN to seek shareholders approval to buy back one million plus shares

MTN Ghana will host shareholders at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Thursday December 3, 2020, to seek shareholders approval to buy back some...
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Zimbabwe government to support 5.4 million food insecure rural dwellers

The Zimbabwe government says it has put in place an active response to food and nutrition insecurity in rural areas where it will...
A local tour guide holds a handfull of dead desert locusts after an invasion in Shaba National Reserve in Isiolo, northern Kenya, 16 January 2020 (issued 18 January 2020). Large swarms of desert locusts have been invading northern Kenya for weeks, after having infested some 70,000 hectares of land in Somalia which the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has termed the 'worst situation in 25 years' in the Horn of Africa. FAO cautioned on 13 January 2020 that it poses an 'unprecedented threat' to food security and livelihoods in the region. The government is spraying pesticide in the affected areas to battle the insects. EPA/Daniel Irungu

Namibia needs 1.8 million USD to fight locust outbreak: minister

Namibia needs an estimated amount of 30 million Namibia dollars (1.8 million U.S. dollars) for resources to deal with the locust outbreak in...

UN provides US$10 million for flood response in South Sudan

The UN humanitarian agency has announced 1.3 billion South Sudanese pounds (about 10 million U.S. dollars) to help people affected by flooding across South...
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Beijing’s Daxing airport sees over 10 million passenger trips

The total passenger throughput at the newly-built Beijing Daxing International Airport exceeded the 10 million mark on Tuesday after it began operation last September. Currently,...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 30 million: WHO

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 30 million, reaching 30,055,710 as of Friday, according to the latest figures from the World...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

UN urges solidarity, cooperation as global COVID-19 cases top 30 million

As global COVID-19 cases surpassed 30 million on Thursday, United Nations (UN) officials again urged the international community to strengthen solidarity and cooperation. ...
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European Investment Bank lends Morocco 200 million euros to boost agriculture

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Moroccan government announced the signature of a 200 million euros loan agreement for financing the development of...

NRL players could face 100 million Austrlian dollar pay cut over next two years...

The National Rugby League (NRL) of Australia could cut players' salaries by more than 100 million Australian dollars (about 72.8 million U.S. dollars) over...
GUANGZHOU, March 21, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on March 21, 2020 shows packed medical supplies at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province. Medical supplies donated to African countries by Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation were packed and ready for shipping. The supplies, which include masks, testing kits, protective suits and other materials, will be transported to Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, to aid the anti-coronavirus fight in Africa. (Xinhua/Tian Jianchuan)

Beirut port’s massive fire causes loss of 15 million USD: report

The value of losses caused by the massive fire that erupted at Beirut Port's duty free warehouse a day earlier reached 15 million...
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China donates 1 million USD to support UN agency’s food aid program in Gaza

China donated on Friday 1 million U.S. dollars in support of food assistance program in Gaza, according to an agreement with the UN Relief...

Kenya says 2.5 million jobs lost in tourism sector

More than 2.5 million Kenyans working in the tourism sector lost their jobs in the last five months due to COVID-19 related disruptions,...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 1.32 million – Africa CDC

The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent reached 1,321,736 on Thursday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
Israeli soldiers are seen in the Israel-occupied Golan Heights next to Blue Line, a border demarcation drawn in 2000 by the United Nations after Israel withdrew its forces from southern Lebanon, July 28, 2020. Lebanese leaders on Tuesday warned against heightened border tensions with Israel, while slamming Israel for attacking southern Lebanon a day earlier, LBCI local TV channel reported. (Ayal Margolin/JINI via Xinhua)

37 million people displaced following U.S. war on terror since 2001 – report

Victimized by eight most violent wars the United States has launched or participated in, at least 37 million people have fled their homes since...
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MTN Ghana invest GH¢100 million in COVID-19 fight

MTN Ghana CEO, Selorm Adadevoh has said the company has so far invested resources worth about GHS100 million to guarantee the safety and protection...

Over half million children infected with COVID-19 in U.S.: report

Over a half million children in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to a new...

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 1.31 million: Africa CDC

The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent reached 1,313,219 on Wednesday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 1.27 million

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday disclosed that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent...

Cambodian PM allocates 150 million USD for road construction in tourist town despite COVID-19...

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Friday decided to allocate 150 million U.S. dollars from national reserve funds to construct roads...

Biden campaign, Democrats raise US$364.5 million in August

Democratic nominee Joe Biden's presidential campaign and joint fundraising committees raised 364.5 million U.S. dollars in August, the Biden campaign said Wednesday, setting...

Africa launches US$14 million program to shore up coffee sector amid COVID-19

The Inter-African Coffee Organization (IACO) said on Wednesday it has jointly launched a 14.3 million U.S. dollar intervention program to alleviate the impact...
Photo taken in a foreign trade company in an industrial park of Jiangsu Haizhou Economic Development Zone shows employees working on a production line of cameras for a well-known brand of mobile phones. Jiangsu Haizhou Economic Development Zone in Lianyungang, east China’s Jiangsu province, has recently introduced a series of measures to cut taxes and fees in an effort to help foreign trade enterprises cope with the challenges brought about by the epidemic. (People’s Daily/Geng Yuhe)

European bank grants Morocco €300 million loan to finance state companies

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Tuesday granted a 300-million-euro (354-million-U.S.-dollar) loan to Morocco to help finance three state companies to...
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)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 1.25 million as death toll approaches 30,000

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Tuesday said that the death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has...
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Kenya’s value of exports rises to US$480 million in July

Kenya's value of exports rose in July to hit 52 billion shillings (about 480 million U.S. dollars) compared with 443 million dollars in June,...

Herd immunity strategy against COVID-19 could kill 2 million Americans – expert

About 2 million Americans could die in an attempt to try to achieve so-called herd immunity in the country, a U.S. medical expert said...
Photo taken on April 9, 2020 shows some of the beds at the isolation centre in Mobolaji Johnson Stadium, Onikan, Lagos State, Nigeria. The Lagos State Government has deployed 60 medical personnel and support staff to the newly commissioned 110 bed space isolation centre where seven COVID-19 patients have been placed on admission. (Xinhua/Emmanuel)

European Investment Bank grants Morocco €100 million over COVID-19

The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced on Monday the release of 100 million euros (119 million U.S. dollars) to Morocco to help deal with...
Members of the medical assistance team from the Peking Union Medical College Hospital take care of a COVID-19 patient. Pan Songgang/China Population Newspaper

Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 1.24 million as death toll nears 30,000 mark

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Monday said that the number of positive COVID-19 cases across the African continent...
BRUSSELS, March 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks at a press conference after a video conference in Brussels, Belgium, March 17, 2020. The heads of state and government of the European Union (EU) agreed during the video conference on Tuesday to endorse a temporary restriction on travels to the EU territory amid coronavirus concerns. (European Union/Handout via Xinhua)

EU launches €60 million anti-COVID-19 assistance program for IGAD member states

The European Union (EU) on Monday launched a 60 million U.S. euros anti-COVID-19 assistance program for Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member states. ...

Angola Internet population tops 6 million

More than 6.8 million people are now able to use Internet services in Angola, the country's National Director of Telecommunications and Information Technology...