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Ghanaian security agencies intercept suspected narcotic drugs concealed in imported sugar

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Security agencies in Ghana have intercepted 152.75 kilograms of suspected narcotic substances concealed in sugar imported from Brazil, an official confirmed here on Sunday. ...
A group of Nigerian Policemen deployed in Somalia as part of the African Union peacekeeping mission patrol in Beledweyne, Somalia, on December 14, 2019. - The rains have inundated big areas surrounding Beledweyne area forcing thousands of people to leave their houses and look for humanitarian assistance while living in displacement camps. Due to climate change and human activities, cycles of floods and droughts have become more recurrent and completely unpredictable in Somalia exposing hundreds of thousands of people every year to vulnerability and displacement. (Photo by LUIS TATO / AFP)

Senior UN official welcomes positive developments in Sudan, warns of tough road ahead

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UN Undersecretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo on Friday welcomed the recent positive developments in Sudan, and warned of tough tasks...
Staff unload Chinese medical supplies from an airplane at the Kotota International Airport in Accra, capital of Ghana, April 6, 2020. China's medical supplies for 18 African countries have arrived here on Monday, and are scheduled to be delivered to the other 17 countries within a few days. The beneficiary African countries are Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Benin, Cape Verde, as well as Sao Tome and Principe. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

China has donated 2.9 million USD worth of medical supplies to Namibia in combating...

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Donations of medical supplies from China to Namibia against the COVID-19 pandemic are now roughly worth 50 million Namibian dollars (2.9 million U.S....
multilateralism

Multilateralism important in solving global crises, says Ugandan official

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The world need to strengthen multilateralism in solving global crises instead of unilateralism preached by some powerful nations, Ugandan government spokesman has said. ...
Mining Arrest

UNICEF official in Lebanon warns of danger of illegal immigration

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Lebanon Yukie Mokuo warned of the danger of illegal immigration attempts by Lebanese children and...
Makeshift Hospital

Ghanian official says China helps bolster Ghana’s COVID-19 fight

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Ghana's deputy minister for health Bernard Okoe Boye has applauded the role played by China in bolstering the country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

BRICS stands for rules based on multilateralism: South African official

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BRICS stands for rules based on multilateralism and governance, South Africa's International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor said here on Wednesday. ...
Online

German official expects expanded China-Europe partnership

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Europe-China partnership should be "further fostered and expanded," Petra Sigmund, director general for Asia and the Pacific at Germany's Foreign Office, said Monday. ...
Gender violence

Fiji needs more safe houses to address issues of gender based violence: official

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Safe houses should be more accessible to victims of gender-based violence in Fiji, a Fijian minister said Tuesday. Speaking at a consultation...
Explosion

Intelligence officer killed in explosion in Eastern Afghanistan – official

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An intelligence agency officer was killed and three others were wounded after a roadside bomb targeted a vehicle in Jalalabad city, capital of Afghanistan's...
At Least Killed In Somalia Roadside Blast

10 pupils killed, 7 injured in school fire in Northwest Tanzania – official

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At least 10 pupils have been killed and seven others injured after a fire burnt a dormitory to ashes at a primary school in...
Gunmen

Gunmen kill 6, injure 5 in northern Burundi: official

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At least six people were killed, five were injured on Thursday night in a gunmen's attack in northern Burundi, a local official said...
vaccine

China’s remarkable control of pandemic, efforts to develop vaccines help more countries, says Egyptian...

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China's remarkable control of the COVID-19 pandemic and its efforts to develop and produce vaccines will help more countries to protect their people, an...
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

Desert locust fight in Horn of Africa bearing fruits – FAO official

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Thursday that robust interventions rolled out by governments and donor agencies to fight...
Agriculture Produce

Cuban agriculture official says country bets on organic farming to increase national food production

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by Yosley Carrero Organic farming occupies a key position in the Cuban government's strategy to increase national food production, a high-ranking official at...
vaccine

UK “likely to have coronavirus vaccine by early next year” – senior official

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British Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Monday claimed a coronavirus vaccine is "most likely" to be ready in the first few months of 2021,...
China

China plays vital role in World War II, says Egyptian official

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China played a vital role during the World War II, said Salah Adly, secretary general of the Egyptian Communist Party (ECP). ...
explosive

More explosive materials stored at Beirut’s port: official

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Bassem Al-Kaissi, the new director of Beirut's port, said Thursday that the port still contains chemicals that can explode, Elnashra news website reported. ...
Afghan Ceasefire Intact As President Ghani Promises To Release More Taliban Prisoners

Afghan government frees remaining Taliban prisoners, paving way for negotiations: official

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The government of Afghanistan has freed the remaining 400 Taliban inmates, paving the way for peace talks with the armed group to find a...
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)

Kenya’s participation in China’s services trade fair to boost post-pandemic recovery — official

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Kenya will leverage its participation at the upcoming China International Fair for Trade in Services to boost a post-COVID-19 recovery through increased exports of...
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Israel’s Netanyahu seeks “Palestinian surrender” instead of peace – Palestinian official

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A senior Palestinian official said on Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't seek peace with the Palestinians but wants them to...
MOGADISHU, Aug. 17, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Aug. 17, 2020 shows the blast site of the Elite hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia. At least 16 people, including suspected attackers, were confirmed dead, and 28 others injured in the attack at a popular hotel in Somalia capital Mogadishu on Sunday. (Photo by Hassan Bashi/Xinhua)

6 killed in car bomb blast, gunfight in eastern Afghanistan

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At least three Afghan police and three assailants were killed in a suicide car bomb blast and ensuing gunfight outside a police camp in...
A view of Jerusalem's Old City | Photo: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

UN official urges Israel to immediately allow shipment of fuel, essential items into Gaza

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A senior UN official on Monday urged Israel to immediately allow the shipment of fuel and other essential items into the besieged Gaza...
Farmers Use Drones

Tanzania’s unregistered drone operators risk six-month jail terms

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The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) warned on Monday that operators of unregistered drones faced the risk of a six-month jail term or a...
Crown Forest

Over 230,000 hectares of forest under threat in central Tanzania

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At least 230,000 hectares of forest in Tanzania's central region of Singida are under threat following encroachment by people and grazing of livestock in...
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Huawei-Trump fight: Chinese official threatens to stop US medical supplies

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China may restrict American access to medical supplies in retaliation for intensifying U.S. regulations on Huawei, according to a prominent economist and Chinese Communist...
Photo provided by Orlando Police Department shows police cars and fire trucks gather outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the United States, June 12, 2016. About 20 people were killed and 42 others wounded early Sunday morning in a shooting incident at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida said local police. (Xinhua/Orlando Police Department) (djj)

Latest police shooting of black man in U.S. is a painful reminder – UN...

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The latest police shooting of a black man was a painful reminder of how African Americans continued to be exposed to differentiated and heightened...
FDIs

Zambian government official in southern province invites Chinese investments

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A government official in Choma district, a town which is the capital of the Southern Province of Zambia, on Friday invited Chinese investments to...
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Cameroon honours Chinese military official with medal

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Cameroon on Thursday awarded the medal of Knight of the Order of Valour to Chinese Defense Attache to Cameroon, Senior Colonel Chai Xiaojiang for...
food security

UN official says Kenya’s food security remains stable despite COVID-19 pandemic

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Thursday that Kenya's food security situation remains stable despite the effects of the...