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Hunger Report

2.3 million people in Niger could face food insecurity in months – UN

The number of food-insecure people in Niger during the coming months could reach 2.3 million people, UN humanitarians said on Friday. About...

Ireland facing at least two more months of lockdown – PM

dpa/GNA - Almost two months into Ireland's third coronavirus lockdown, Prime Minister Micheal Martin said the country "is looking at a continuation of...
Mr Bright Appiah

Ghana: Over 1,700 children contracted COVID-19 in four months

A total of 1,737 children in Ghana have contracted the novel coronavirus within the last four months, Child Rights International, a non-governmental organization, with...
Photo taken on Dec. 26, 2019 shows a damaged vehicle after an airstrike in Zawiya, Libya. The UN-backed Libyan government on Thursday condemned an airstrike carried out by the rival eastern-based army on the city of Zawiya. The airstrike on Zawiya, some 45 km west of the capital Tripoli, killed and injured a number of civilians, the UN-backed government said in a statement. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

18 civilians killed in conflict in Donbas in first 7 months: UN official

Eighteen civilians were killed and 89 wounded in conflict in Donbas in the first seven months of this year, which are 10 percent less...
Tourism, Beach, Africa,

Croatia says tourism results in first eight months better than expected

Croatia has achieved better-than-expected tourism results in the first eight months of the year, the country's tourism administrators said on Friday. According...
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)

African CEOs believe intra-Africa trade will increase over next 12 months: survey

More than 70 percent of African CEOs believe intra-Africa trade will increase over the next 12 months, says a survey released on Thursday. ...

South Korea’s employment keeps falling for 6 months over COVID-19

South Korea's employment kept falling for six straight months through August amid the continued economic fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak, statistical office data...

Zimbabwe’s nurses return to work after nearly three months of industrial action

Nurses working in Zimbabwe government health institutions began returning to work on Wednesday after nearly three months of industrial action, following a call by...

South Korea’s employment keeps falling for 6 months

South Korea's employment kept falling for six straight months to August amid the continued economic fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak, statistical office data showed...
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)

Zimbabwean schools to reopen on Sept. 14 after nearly six months of closure due...

Zimbabwean schools will reopen for examination classes from Sept. 14 after nearly six months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Italy loses over 700,000 jobs in first five months of 2020 – INPS

At least 742,000 private-sector jobs were lost in Italy in the first five months of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019, the...
People wearing masks walk on the street in Ankara, Turkey, on Aug. 7, 2020. Turkey reported 1,185 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising the total diagnosed cases to 238,450, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

Turkey reports highest daily COVID-19 cases of past 1.5 months

Turkey on Wednesday reported its highest number of daily COVID-19 cases for the past one and a half months, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca...

Nigeria to resume international flights after months of shutdown

Nigeria will resume international flights on Aug. 29 after months of shutdown, Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika announced Monday. The resumption of international...

Nigeria to resume train services after months of shutdown

Nigeria will resume its train services after months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi said Saturday. ...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

Kenyan farmers ready for harvest despite locust threat

In about two months, Geoffrey Ambuche who farms in Kitale, western Kenya, would be harvesting his maize crop. He planted the crop...
Cancer cells under a microscope

Genetically-edited cells survive for months in cancer patients

A clinical trial in the United States showed that genetically-edited immune cells can thrive and function multiple months after cancer patients receive them. ...

Number of jobless Germans to rise in coming months

The number of unemployed people is expected to rise in the coming months, the German Institute for Employment Research (IAB) announced on Monday. ...
100 million

Huawei in 2019 exported 100 million products in five months

Huawei is growing at a rate many describe as ‘highly impressive’. In 2015, it took a whole year to clock up 100 million smartphone...
Person voting

Algerian Acting President Vows to Hold Elections in 3 months

Algerian interim President Abdelkader Bensalah on Tuesday said his top mission is working to overcome the current political crisis and pave way for the...

Many Irregular African Migrants Have Died Within Two Months

About 226 irregular migrants from Africa have perished on the high seas between January and February this year, reports from the Black and White...
jail bars

Scrap boy sentenced to twenty months

The Winneba District Magistrate Court has sentenced a 19 year-old Scrap dealer to twenty months imprisonment in hard labour for unlawful entry, causing unlawful...
Minister LEAP

Government Disburses Gh₵ 19 Million to LEAP Beneficiaries Every Two Months

Government pays GHC19 million to 2.6 million Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) beneficiaries nationwide as part of its policy to reduce economic hardship of...
Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan got a weird body shape after months of corsets agony

The Irish/American actress has previously opened up about how difficult it was wearing the waist-cinching garment for the period drama - in which she...

Israeli Forces reports the destruction of a Hamas tunnel

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced Sunday that it has demolished a Hamas tunnel on Sunday. This is the fifth tunnel destroyed in recent...

Gov’t Investigation Mystery Surrounding Utilised Cocoa Fund

Mr Joseph Boahen Aidoo, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod), says the government is investigating how an amount of $1.8 billion dollars...

Estate Developer Put Behind Bars for 36 Months

An Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday sentenced Mark Brown, a Real Estate Developer, to 36 months imprisonment in hard labour for defrauding by false...

Abuse of Constitution: Akufo-Addo Hides Bloated and Lopsided Cabinet

President Akufo-Addo’s penchant of breaching Ghana’s constitution is not likely to stop anytime soon, The aL-hAJJ can today report. Painstaking investigations by The aL-hAJJ...

Sections of Tema Motorway to be Shut Down for 3 Months

Drivers have been advised to heed to diversion signs on the Tema Motorway as the second phase of work on the Akosombo and Harbour...

Hackers Depended On Microsoft Word Bug ‘for Long

A bug in Microsoft Word was exploited by hackers for months before it was eventually fixed, according to security researchers.The flaw allowed attackers to...

Nigeria’s inflation declines for second months

Nigeria's inflation rate for March dropped to 17.26 percent, the second decline recorded in two months, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Thursday. ...