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Democrats, Republicans blame each other as COVID-19 relief talks stall

The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - ISLAMABAD -- The...

Nigeria to airdrop relief items to vulnerable people in North Eastern region

Nigerian government planned to airdrop food and non-food items to vulnerable people in areas inaccessible due to floods and insecurity in Borno state, northeast...
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on March 3, 2020 shows flags on the U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington D.C., the United States. The U.S. Federal Reserve lowered the target range for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to a range of 1.00 percent to 1.25 percent, as the novel coronavirus disease poses "evolving risks" to economic activity, the central bank announced Tuesday. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. Washington state to distribute federal funding to local governments

Governor of the U.S. state of Washington Jay Inslee on Monday announced that about 190 million U.S. dollars will be awarded from the state's...
Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano, at the Place of the talking drums during the governor?s visit to GUS contestants at Ude Ovulu jungle Aguleri, Anambra State over the weekend

Namibia avails more relief fund to arts industry ravaged by COVID-19

The National Arts Council of Namibia (NACN) announced that it has approved an additional 608,050 Namibian dollars (about 36,400 U.S. dollars) under the...

FIFA gives Zambia’s soccer governing body COVID-19 relief funds

FIFA has given Zambia's soccer governing body the first batch of COVID-19 relief funds meant to help clubs deal with the negative impact of...
WASHINGTON D.C., April 23, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on April 22, 2020 shows the White House in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he has signed an executive order, limiting immigration to the United States for 60 days amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. economy could degrade to “no growth at all” without COVID-19 relief bill: economists

The U.S. economy could degrade to "no growth at all" if Congress fails to pass the next COVID-19 relief bill, two renowned American economists...
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Fintech hastens economic relief to Kenyans amid COVID-19 pandemic

Some 125,000 youths across Kenya on Monday started to receive 342 million shillings (about 3.17 million U.S. dollars) through their mobile phones from the...

African governments urged to provide relief to SMEs amid COVID-19

African small-scale traders are the backbone of economies in Africa and should be provided with some form of relief during this period in order...

Life, Relief and Development donates to La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly

Life, Relief and Development, a United States-based Non-Governmental Organisation has donated some items to the La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly for onwards distribution to needy institutions...
drought-hit Zimbabweans

WFP appeals for more funds to relief drought-hit Zimbabweans

The World Food Program (WFP) on Friday appealed for more funds to feed the growing number of people who require food aid in Zimbabwe...

Zabzugu Assembly business brings huge relief to residents

The Zabzugu District Assembly in the Northern Region has initiated 74 development projects that would bring relief to many residents. Out of the various projects,...
Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale

Ghanaian music fans heave sigh of relief as two top celebs smoke peace pipe

Music lovers in Ghana will heave a sigh of relief as two of the country's top celebrities, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, have smoked the...
Mozambique Cyclone Idai Damage Where Civilians Walked Through Flood Waters Seeking Relief And Shelter Photo From Cbc

Zimbabwe Solicits for US$600 Million for Cyclone Relief

The Zimbabwe government has said it requires at least 612 million U.S. dollars in assistance for Cyclone Idai victims. Tropical Cyclone Idai hit the eastern...

Relief for Kenyan families as food prices drop to new low

Going to the market for her weekly fresh produce supplies for Nairobi resident Abigail Sande has been an enjoyable experience for the last two...
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Officers of Nkwanta Prison Camp Happy Over Sanitary Facility Revamp

The renovation of a 20-seater toilet and bath facility has brought a great relief to officers at Duayaw-Nkwanta settlement camp of the Ghana Prisons...
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Odorgonno SHS Parents Commends Govt Free SHS Policy

Some of the parents who accompanied their children to register them at the Odorgonno Senior High School, have expressed their joy over the Free...

Samira Daoud’s Release Brings a Great Relief

In response to today’s presidential decision to drop all charges against civil society leaders and several others arrested in connection with the unrest in...

Relief as inflation in Tanzania’s Zanzibar falls to 4.1 percent

Commodity prices have dropped in Tanzania's semi-autonomous Zanzibar archipelago from 5.4 percent in June to 4.1 percent in July, this year, a senior official...

Relief for Namibians as fuel prices set to dip in July

Namibia's Ministry of Mines and Energy announced on Friday that petrol and diesel pump prices for July will decrease on July 5. ...

Coalition For Change Supports Poor And Vulnerable

The Coalition for Change (C4C) has distributed over 7000 assorted items to the poor and vulnerable in various communities of the Upper West Region. The...
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Ethiopian Airlines to fly relief goods to Ethiopia

Ethiopian Airlines is to facilitate the transport of nine tonnes of humanitarian goods from Toulouse, France, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Utilizing the...
A view of the 26th AU summit is seen in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, on Jan. 30, 2016. The 26th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of states and governments kicks off on Saturday at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Somalia’s main relief access routes to be opened

Somalia and the African Union mission have kicked off discussions aimed at opening main supply routes to ease access to humanitarian aid in the...

Relief in France after Dutch election results

A few weeks before the French presidential elections, France breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday after the Dutch general election victory of the...
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Leading Finnish politicians express relief after Dutch election

Most Finnish mainstream parties welcomed the Dutch election result on Thursday, after the center-right People's Party for Freedom and Democracy beat the populist Party...
Li Zhi, a farmer from a formerly impoverished household of Pingdu, Shandong Province, harvests her scallions. She now has an annual income of 20,000 yuan. (Photo by Tian Dafang from People’s Daily)

Anti-graft determinations give rise to China’s poverty relief work

China has benefitted from its increased efforts in cracking down on corruption in poverty relief work, further cementing the country’s remarkable accomplishments in poverty...
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Kenya steps up relief food distributions in drought-hit areas

The Kenyan government said Sunday that it had doubled up relief food rations to feed 3 million people, up from an initial 1.3 million...

15 Basic School in U/E Receive Free Bicycles

World Bicycle Relief in partnership with World Vision International (WVI), have donated 3,000 brand new bicycles free of charge to fifteen basic schools in...

Ghana Airport Company gets tax relief of US$180 million

This relief comes to reduce the initial projects cost, as it reduces the expenditures of the construction companies. The tax waiver was granted last...
A local resident is seen with his cattle in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

Namibia still needs US$43 million for drought relief

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the government had managed to raise around 300 million Namibian dollars through different government-led initiatives. Namibia's drought...

Many await deportations from the United States while seeking entry through Mexico

Over 1,000 people have reportedly died as a result of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti just six-and-a-half years after a devastating earthquake which killed hundreds...