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Government made strides in educational sector-Minister

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Government has made education a top priority by providing the requisite tools to enhance teaching and learning since taking over office in 2016, Dr...
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)

44 Algerian healthcare workers die from COVID-19 – Abderrahman Benbouzid

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Algerian Health Minister Abderrahman Benbouzid revealed on Tuesday that about 2,300 healthcare workers in the country have been infected with COVID-19, 44 of them...
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France not banning Huawei from 5G – Minister

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French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday that France is not banning China-based tech company Huawei from investing in...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Egypt not to stand idle on challenges posed by Ethiopia’s Nile dam

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Egypt's Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel-Ati said on Sunday that Egypt will never stand idle in the face of the challenge...

Ghana elected vice chair of UNCITRAL

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The Republic of Ghana has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) for 2020-2021 during...
Education School Awards

Minister, MCE honoured for commitment to educational development

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A total of 175 projects have been executed in the Ashanti Region over the last three years to facilitate quality educational delivery, Mr. Simon...
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Minister cuts sod for work to commence on Ayensuadze/Gomoa Abaasa road

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The Deputy Minister of Lands, Forestry and Natural Resources, Mrs Naana Eyiah Quansah, has cut the sod for the construction of a three-Kilometre feeder...
An exhibitor from Amiran Kenya sets his fresh produce during the Annual Naivasha Horticulture Trade Fair held in Naivasha, Nakuru County recently. Kenyan fruits and vegetables face ban in the EU market due to failure to meet set regulations. Photo: Antony Gitonga/Standard

Tanzania has sufficient food stocks amid COVID-19 – Japhet Hasunga

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Tanzanian Minister for Agriculture Japhet Hasunga said on Thursday the east African nation is self-sufficient in food stocks despite the outbreak of the COVID-19...
Importers And Exporters

Tanzania has sufficient foreign reserves for importing goods

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Tanzania's foreign reserves continued to remain at sufficient level to meet the country's requirements for importation of goods and services, a cabinet minister told...
Al-Qaida

Head of Al-Qaida in Islamic Maghreb killed in Mali by French forces

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The Al-Qaida leader in the Islamic Maghreb had been killed by French forces in northern Mali, French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly...
Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister, addressing the suppliers

Minister to revoke the license of PFJ fertilizer suppliers

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Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister, has warned fertilizer suppliers of the Planting for Food and Jobs fertilizer to stop smuggling...
ICT sector

Nigeria’s ICT sector accounts for 14.07 percent of GDP in Q1

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Nigeria's information and communications technology (ICT) sector has contributed 14.07 percent to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), said the Minister of Communications and...
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Stranded Ghanaians abroad to be returned home in phases – Minister

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Government is implementing a clear strategy to return stranded Ghanaians home from abroad in phases, Mr Charles Owiredu, a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs...
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Ensure ‘local content’ in the appointment of people to key Management positions at the...

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The concerned Youth of Krobo land have called on President, H. E. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo to ensure ‘local content’ in the appointment...
soya-beans

MoFA/MoTI working on LI to regulate Soya Beans export-Minister

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The Ministry of Food and Agriculture is working with the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Attorney General’s Department on a Legislative Instrument...
SUGAR

Tanzania imports 25,000 tonnes of sugar to offset shortage

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Tanzania has imported 25,000 tonnes of sugar to offset an acute shortage of the commodity being experienced throughout the country, a cabinet minister told...
education

Finnish schools could be closed again once infections occur

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As Finnish schools are preparing to reopen this week, after nearly two months of closure to curb the spread of COVID-19, Education Minister Li...
tourist

Namibia expects zero tourist arrivals in the next three to four months

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Namibia expects zero tourist arrivals in the next three to four months, a senior official said Tuesday. Speaking at the launch of...

Fight Against COVID-19: MTN reassures customers of its commitment to the adherence of...

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MTN Ghana is committed to the adherence of the general health protocols established to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 disease. All MTN offices,...
economy

North Macedonia’s economy projected to contract by 3.4 percent this year

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North Macedonia's economy is projected to shrink by 3.4 percent in 2020, with the worst effects due to coronavirus outbreak expected in the second...
Bus passengers sanitize their hands in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, March 14, 2020. Rwanda on Saturday registered its first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the ministry of health said here. (Xinhua/Cyril Ndegeya)

Health survey shows no community transmission of COVID-19 in Rwanda

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Rwandan Health Minister Daniel Ngamije on Friday said a countrywide health survey shows that there is no community transmission in Rwanda, which was the...
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Health survey shows no community transmission of COVID-19 in Rwanda

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Rwandan Health Minister Daniel Ngamije on Friday said a countrywide health survey shows that there is no community transmission in Rwanda, which was the...
domestic violence

Domestic violence against women increases in Uganda amid COVID-19

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Uganda's ministry of gender, labor and social development on Tuesday issued a stern warning to perpetrators of domestic violence against women and children during...
Lockdown

Namibia developing post-COVID-19 lockdown strategy

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Namibia is developing a post-COVID-19 lockdown strategy to resuscitate its economy, Trade Minister Lucia Iipumbu said on Friday. The strategy, crafted in...
accident

Tanzania’s road accidents decrease by 26 percent in 9 months

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Road accidents in Tanzania decreased by 26 percent in nine months from July 2019 to March 2020, a cabinet minister told parliament on Thursday. ...
Cashew Farm

Tanzania produces over 1 million tonnes of cashew nuts in 3 years

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Tanzania has produced 1,036,698 tonnes of cashew nuts worth 3.3 trillion Tanzanian shillings (about 1.4 billion U.S. dollars) between 2017 and 2019, the Minister...
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Nigeria ready to evacuate stranded citizens abroad over COVID-19

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The Nigerian government says it is ready to commence the evacuation of its citizens who are stranded across the world due to the COVID-19...
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Almost 1 million workers temporarily laid off in Portugal

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A total of 931,000 Portuguese workers have temporarily lost their jobs under the country's simplified temporary "lay-off" measure prompted by the coronavirus outbreak, Portuguese...
Border

Minister directs Dormaa West Assembly to heighten surveillance at Ghana-Cote D’Ivoire borders

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Mrs. Evelyn Ama Kumi- Richardson, the Bono Regional Minister has directed the Dormaa West District Assembly to heighten surveillance at the various border towns...
Growth was uneven across eurozone countries, with Germany "robust" and France losing ground ?

France expects deeper recession as coronavirus lockdown prolonged

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France has further lowered its 2020 economic forecast to a contraction of eight percent, from an earlier prediction of six-percent contraction, and would broaden...