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South Sudan to mobilize psychiatrists to counsel health workers dealing with COVID-19

South Sudan said on Sunday it will mobilize psychiatrists to provide counseling to frontline health workers dealing with COVID-19 related stigma and fatigue. Mayen Machut...
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Jehovah’s Witnesses hold annual Regional Convention virtually

Jehovah’s Witnesses, their associates, friends and well-wishers in Ghana on Saturday began an annual three-day regional convention, going virtual this year, in response to...

African Athletics boss eyeing future development after pandemic

African Athletics Confederation (CAA) president Hamad Kalkaba Malboum said in an interview on Wednesday that they are working to ensure that sport in Africa...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Washington’s irresponsible WHO departure betrays humanity

Washington's withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) is an irresponsible move that will not only hurt America's own pandemic fight, but also hinder...
NHS Ambulance staff outside the ExCel Center in London, Britain in, 29 March 2020. The Excel Center is to be used as a makeshift hospital from next week. According to news reports the NHS is anticipating a Coronavirus 'tsunami' as the peak of infarction rates nears. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that Britons can only leave their homes for essential reasons or may be fined, in order to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. EPA/WILL OLIVER

Extremists using pandemic to sow seeds of division across UK

Extremists have used divisive, xenophobic and racist narratives during the COVID-19 pandemic to sow division and undermine the social fabric of Britain, an official...

South Africa food & beverage sector could emerge from pandemic stronger than before

Businesses forced to pivot and innovate have the potential to drive surge of industry development The Covid-19 pandemic has forced mindset changes and innovation...

Kenya releases new transport rules amid COVID-19 pandemic

Kenya's transport ministry said on Wednesday that standard gauge railway passenger train services between Nairobi and Mombasa will resume next Monday amid new travel...

Disney to reopen theme parks in U.S. Florida this week despite pandemic

Disney said Tuesday that the company will continue the phased reopening of its theme parks in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday with a combination of...
Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2019 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates by 25 basis points amid growing risks and uncertainties stemming from trade tensions and a global economic slowdown, following a rate cut in July that was its first in more a decade. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. job openings, hires increase in May

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday that the number of job openings and hires increased in May, reflecting a limited resumption of economic...

Finnair carries 96 percent fewer passengers in June than one year earlier

Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of passengers carried by Finnair dropped sharply in June, the Finnish airline announced Tuesday. The...
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Ghanaian and Nigerian consumer confidence declines

Against the backdrop of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, West African consumer sentiment has experienced a sharp drop in the Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index (CCI)...

Farm murders surge in South Africa amid pandemic

South Africa has seen a sudden escalation of farm murders recently amid the COVID-19 pandemic, civil rights organisation AfriForum said on Saturday. ...
The X8074 China-Europe freight train carrying 86 standard containers of auto parts, departs Yiwu in east China’s Zhejiang province for Minsk, Belarus, Feb. 10, 2020. As the first operational China-Europe freight train after the Chinese New Year holiday, the train marked the resumption of normal operation of freight rail services between China and Europe. Photo by Gong Xianming, People’s Daily Online

Freight train service deepens China-Europe cooperation amid pandemic

By Jiang Bo On June 29, a Yiwu-Madrid express train carrying 70 TEU containers of pandemic prevention materials arrived in Madrid, Spain. The goods, including...
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Pandemic disruptions an opportunity for Africa to reimagine cities

The need for social distancing and better sanitation could leapfrog African city development into a more sustainable future. This is according to Duncan Bonnett,...
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Senegal’s COVID-19 cases approach 7,000

Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action reported on Wednesday 132 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bring the total number of cases to...

Nyakrom Traditional Council donates PPE to two health directorates

The Nyakrom Traditional Council has presented Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) worth 25,000 Ghana Cedis to Agona West and East Health Directorates as part of efforts...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Living with COVID-19 to be new normal as global cases top 10 mln; WHO

The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that all countries living with COVID-19 will be the new normal in the coming...

Government urged to create land banks to support vulnerable groups

Mr Emmanuel Wullingdool, the Executive Director of the Centre for Women in Agriculture and Nutrition (C-WAN), has appealed to the government to create agricultural...
A salesperson of Qingdao Essin Electrical Appliances Co., Ltd.atBei’anstreet, Jimo district, Qingdao city, east China’s Shandong province, promotesrefrigeratorsdesigned for Africanandother overseas marketsviaa live-streaming platform of Canton Fair, June 15.(Photo by Liang Xiaopeng/People’s Daily Online)

First online Canton Fair successfully closes

By Li Gang The127thChina Import and Export Fair, also known as Canton Fair, which was moved online for the first time due to the COVID-19...
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Biden surging ahead in some polls, but next U.S. president still far from certain

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is ahead in the polls, but experts said the winner of the 2020 race to the White House is...

U.S. COVID-19 cases top 2.5 mln, reopening rolled back in dozen states

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee on Saturday announced the suspension of all applications from counties looking to move into Phase 4 of reopening...

Cameroon to boost local production to deal with COVID-19 economic impact

Cameroon will boost production of locally made goods as part of new measures to handle the economic hardships resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, the...
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Plan International Ghana launches rights campaign

Plan International Ghana has launched a Sexual and Reproductive Health Right/Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SRHR/SGBV) campaign as part of activities towards the...

COVID-19 cases soar to 1,017 in Benin

Benin's total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases increased to 1,017 after the country reported 115 more infections on Thursday, according to the official data. The...
Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo

An aggressive marketing is needed for our tourist attractions – Osafo Maafo

Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, Senior Minister, has said there is the need for a more aggressive marketing and promotion of the country’s tourism sector...
Actionplus Foundation Donates Ppes To Schools

ActionPlus Foundation donates PPEs to schools

ActionPlus Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has donated Personal Protective Equipment to some selected second cycle schools in Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta regions to...

Pandemic exhibits importance of multilateral platforms: expert

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exhibited the significance of the multilateral system and multilateral organizations in effectively responding to major global perils, an Ethiopian...

COVID-19: Ghana Bar Association commends frontline workers

The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has commended frontline workers of Ghana for their diligence and sacrifice in fighting the spread of the Coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic. They...
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Kpando-Torkor not observing safety protocols – NCCE

Mr. Richard Asilevi, Kpando Municipal Director, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has expressed worry about the disregard for safety protocols to stop the...
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Ayoba provides connections and vital information amidst COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 has touched every part of Africa. Governments’ lockdown restrictions to limit the spread of the virus have meant many people...