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Record number of people displaced in 2020 despite pandemic – UNHCR

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, more people were displaced worldwide last year than ever before. A total of 82.4 million were driven from their homes by...

Countries blocking patent waivers hinder fight against pandemic – UNDP

Germany and other countries are slowing down the global fight against coronavirus by blocking patent waivers for vaccines, according to the UN Development Programme...
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In pandemic shake-up, Berlinale hands out awards three months late

The awards of the Berlin Film Festival were presented on Sunday evening on the German capital's Museum Island. The Berlinale winners had already been announced...
Representatives pose for a group photo during the meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) foreign and development ministers at Lancaster House in London, Britain, on May 4, 2021. (Andrew Parsons/No 10 Downing Street/Handout via Xinhua)

G7 summit kicks off with focus on pandemic and climate change

Leaders of the Group of Major Industrialized Nations (G7) are meeting on Friday for a summit that is overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic. On the...

World Should Learn From COVID-19 by Investing in Pandemic Preparedness

World ,The international community should learn the necessary lessons from the COVID-19 outbreak and invest heavily to ensure that the world is suitably prepared...
Global Economy

Global Recovery Strong but Uneven as Many Developing Countries Struggle with the Pandemic’s Lasting...

Output to remain below pre-COVID trends despite robust rebound by US and China   The global economy is expected to expand 5.6% in 2021, the fastest...

China firmly opposes using pandemic to interfere in China’s internal affairs

China firmly opposes using the pandemic as a political stunt or even interfering in China's internal affairs, a foreign ministry spokesperson has said.

US Government Seeds US$50 Million in Venture Capital to Prepare for Next Pandemic

The non-profit Global Health Investment Corporation (GHIC) will receive $50 million from the US government in a bid to attract $500 million in private...
Qatar Flights

Qatar Airways Refunded Over US$2 Billion to Clients Since Start of COVID-19 Pandemic –...

Qatar's national carrier Qatar Airways has returned over $2 billion to its passengers since the beginning of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic over flights canceled...
Protesters rally on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, U.S., May 29, 2020. /Xinhua

COVID-19 pandemic reveals hypocrisy of so-called American democracy

By Zhong Sheng “Health care should be a right, not a privilege in America.” These words recently said by U.S. President Joe Biden when he...

Victor Rymz Drops His Latest Banger: ‘Abena’

Fast-rising musician, Victor Rymz has released his latest single dubbed ‘Abena.’ Produced by Selfmade Beatz, the song talks about the singer’s admiration, obsession, and love...
World Economic Forum (WEF)

World Economic Forum annual meeting cancelled again due to pandemic

The World Economic Forum (WEF) will not go ahead with an annual meeting that had been set to take place in Singapore in August,...
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German president foresees lasting social effects from pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic will leave lasting wounds on society, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned at an ecumenical conference held in Frankfurt on Sunday. "The social...
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

Oxygen shortage hits India as 2nd wave of COVID-19 rages

At least 11 COVID-19 patients died on Monday evening in a hospital in the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh due to oxygen shortages,...

Pandemic could lead to more child obesity, WHO Europe office warns

The European office of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus pandemic could have unforeseen effects - leading to more obesity...
One Luxury

How One Luxury Ensures Maximum Safety for Its Clients amidst the Pandemic

Some businesses run in the hands of great and caring business owners. These business owners do not have money as their motivation to deliver...
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

The current pandemic had revealed the "damaging effects" of unilateral actions and the exclusion of poor countries from accessing vaccines, said South African president...
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More than 220,000 Zimbabweans return home from abroad amid pandemic – IOM

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...
Andreas Kuffner

Andreas Kuffner: How Enterprises Will Adapt as per the Demands of the Pandemic

Most people strive to attain financial independence — the moment when they are no longer concerned about how they will pay their bills, rent,...

United States maintains high military spending despite pandemic

The United States continues to increase its military spending despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report...
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)

Argentina posts fresh record pandemic death toll

Argentina has registered a record number of daily deaths as the country is hit by a second wave of the coronavirus. The South American country...

Chinese COVID-19 vaccines help the world fight against the pandemic

The Chinese COVID-19 vaccines, proven by worldwide experts of its safety and effectiveness, have helped many countries in the fight against the pandemic.

Afrostylicity: Leading Influencer Marketing Platform Which Flourished even as Others Faltered amidst the Pandemic

For most people, this year has been all about survival due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its adverse effects on the economy. For one...
International Labour Organization

26 million jobs lost to pandemic in Latin America and Caribbean

(dpa) - Some 26 million jobs have been lost in Latin America and the Caribbean due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Labour Organization...
A view of Jerusalem's Old City | Photo: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

Israel remembers Holocaust victims, mourns those lost to pandemic

(dpa) - Israel paused on Thursday to remember the murder of 6 million Jews by the Nazis and mourn those who survived the Holocaust...
HANDOUT - Wine grapes grow in South Africa's Oak Valley. Tourists used to come from all over the world to see the wines being made, but the pandemic has put a stop to this kind of travel. Photo: Oak Valley/dpa - ACHTUNG: Nur zur redaktionellen Verwendung im Zusammenhang mit dem genannten Text und nur bei vollständiger Nennung des vorstehenden Credits

‘We just have to keep busy’: Pandemic crushes South African vineyards

The good life has been forced by the pandemic to take a break in South Africa, which in normal times attracts gourmets and wine...

Cherry blossom season amid pandemic in Japan

Japan lifted the state of emergency for the Tokyo area on March 21 just before the cherry blossom season. As spring is in the...
FILED - The Victoria Falls, which were supposed to have dried up, are now overflowing with water, but tourism remains absent because of the pandemic. Photo: Columbus S. Mavhunga/dpa - ATTENTION: Only for editorial use in connection with current reporting and only with full mention of the above credit Credit: Columbus S. Mavhunga/dpa

‘Crying out to be seen’: Pandemic, drought rumours dog Victoria Falls

(dpa) - Tinashe Farawo is understandably frustrated. Reports from a year ago that Victoria Falls in southern Africa has dried up have stubbornly refused...

Kenya’s open-air market traders count losses amid pandemic

Margaret Mackenzie is one of the traders at the open-air Maasai market located in the downtown section of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, which operates...