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Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Gipc

Ghana FDI inflows grow over 400 pct in H1 despite pandemic: report

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Ghana attracted 627.52 million U.S. dollars of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first half of 2020, according to official data from the Ghana...
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Health authorities losing grip of pandemic in several German cities

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Local health authorities are struggling to keep up with coronavirus outbreaks in a number of German cities as rising infections rates make track-and-trace strategies...

Spanish Prime Minister faces no-confidence motion

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez faces a no-confidence motion in parliament brought by the right-wing populist Vox party, as the government grapples with a...
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Global daily COVID-19 infections hit record high with nearly 400,000 new cases reported: WHO

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A total of 392,471 new COVID-19 infections were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday, a record high since the onset of...
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Stronger global poverty reduction efforts needed amid pandemic

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As the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty arrives on Saturday, the global community needs to take this special day as an opportunity...

Food for All Africa organizes “Feeding Caravan” to commemorate UN World Food day

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As a yearly ritual, today October, 16th 2020, marks UN World Food Day. Food is the essence of life and the bedrock of our...
Y Seg Launch

Y-SEG launches COVID-19 Business Solutions for Young Entrepreneurs

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The Youth Sector Engagement Group (Y-SEG) on Thursday launched the “Business Solutions for Young Entrepreneurs” in Accra to provide business recovery and resilience support...
Social Kia Covid

Standard Preventive COVID-19 protocols sustains KIA’s attractiveness-Minister

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Standard COVID-19 prevention protocols observed by the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), has sustained the attractiveness of the airport even in the wake of the...

COVID-19 slows down births and deaths registrations in Bono East

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Mr Ikililu Amidu, the Bono East Regional births and deaths registration officer, says there is a drastic decline in births and deaths registration in...
Israeli Police

Israeli police clash with ultra-Orthodox Jews opposed to lockdown

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Israeli police trying to enforce coronavirus lockdown regulations clashed violently with ultra-Orthodox Jews in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bnei Brak on Sunday night....
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NGO: Pandemic has encouraged Colombian armed groups to recruit minors

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The coronavirus pandemic has contributed to an increase in the recruitment of children by armed groups in Colombia, as schools and protective services have...
President Adama Barrow

Gambian president calls for international support for poor countries amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Gambian President Adama Barrow on Thursday called for international community to aid the least developed countries undergoing economic stagnation caused by COVID-19. ...
Makeshift Hospital

East Africa tourism sector hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic: report

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East African Community's (EAC's) tourism sector will face a 92 percent decline in cash flows due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, says...
United Nations

UN stands ready to support landlocked nations in pandemic recovery: UN chief

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The UN system is standing in solidarity with landlocked developing countries, which lack access to vital trade links, and supporting them in their efforts...
Antonio Guterres

Tragic COVID-19 pandemic creates a moment of possibility: UN chief

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a tragedy, but it has also created a moment of possibility, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday, urging governments...
President Inspects Works On Covid Treatment Centre

President inspects works on COVID-19 treatment Centre

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Tuesday inspected ongoing works at the 60-bed COVID-19 Treatment Centre at Pantang near Accra. The facility, which is expected to...
E-commerce

E-commerce startup registers exponential growth as pandemic prompts Zimbabwean shoppers to get online

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by Tafara Mugwara Although most Zimbabweans still prefer the physical touch of doing their shopping in traditional brick and...

BasicNeeds-Ghana presents PPE to mental health groups

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A campaign has begun to present personal protective equipment (PPE) to Self-Help Groups of Persons with Mental Illness and Epilepsy (SHG), and Traditional Healers...
World bank

World Bank Group New Report: Pandemic Threatens Human Capital Gains of the Past Decade

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The COVID-19 pandemic threatens hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade, especially in the poorest countries, a new World Bank Group...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo

Don’t get complacent in COVID-19 fight – President

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admonished Ghanaians not to underestimate the coronavirus pandemic but to stay consistent with set safety and hygience protocols...

Mozambican inmates repatriated from South Africa amid pandemic

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Some 367 Mozambican individuals serving their sentences in the neighboring South Africa were repatriated on Thursday, following the actions by South Africa to...
Fireworks explode in the sky to celebrate the Belarus Independence Day in Minsk, Belarus, July 3, 2020. In December 1996, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signed an ordinance to establish a state holiday - Belarus Independence Day. It is marked on the day Minsk was liberated from the Nazi invaders - July 3, 1944. (Photo by Henadz Zhinkov/Xinhua)

London New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

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London has decided to cancel its iconic New Year's Eve fireworks this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city's mayor Sadiq Khan...
United Nations

Deputy UN chief urges major countries to work together to tackle pandemic

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Deputy United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Thursday urged the world's major countries to work together in face of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Unicef Raises Alarm Over Displaced Children Amid Covid

UNICEF: 150m more children pushed into poverty due to pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic and related lockdown measures have pushed 150 million more children into poverty, according to analysis published by UNICEF and Save the...
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Cooperation needed in fight against COVID-19 pandemic – UNGA president

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The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the necessity for global cooperation, said United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande on Monday. ...
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Turkey’s youth struggle for jobs amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Selim Altun has been looking for a job for over a year as the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has made things worse...
Bill Gates

Bill & Melinda Gates call for global response to end COVID-19 pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a true test for the global community that demands a shared global response, said Bill and Melinda Gates in...
Forces of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali receive their blue berets in Bamako. Photo: MINUSMA/Blagoje Grujic

Cambodia sends 218 troops to peacekeeping mission in Mali amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Cambodia has dispatched 218 Blue Helmets to join the United Nation's peacekeeping mission in the conflict-torn West African nation of Mali, the Khmer...
rugby

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

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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...
Breast Cancer

Australian cancer tests, operations dropped up to 50 percent amid pandemic

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Australia's peak cancer body Cancer Australia reported a significant drop in tests and treatments for the diseases amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ...