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Latest figures show that 38 per cent of children under five are affected by stunting – children too short for their age due to lack of nutrients, suffering irreversible damage to brain capacity.

Africa’s malnutrition burden could be worsened by COVID-19

Sub-Saharan African countries are likely to deal with declining food and nutrition security amid disruptions to their agricultural systems triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic,...
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Zambian official says complete lockdown catastrophe to economy

A Zambian government official has said that a complete lockdown of the country will have catastrophic effects on the economy, local media said Wednesday. ...
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Uganda reports 97 total COVID-19 cases with eight new additions

Uganda's ministry of health on Monday reported eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 97 in the East African country. ...

Ryanair badly hit by COVID-19 pandemic

It will take Ryanair, Europe's largest budget airline, at least two years for its passenger demand to return to normal due to the impact...
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China’s internet users reach 900 million, live-streaming e-commerce boosting consumption

By Wan Lin The number of people using the internet in China reached 900 million as of March, 2020, an increase of 75 million from...
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Namibia’s financial sector remained resilient in 2019

Namibia's financial system remained sound and resilient in 2019 despite unfavourable global economic conditions, a report said Tuesday. According to the 2019...

Iran’s petrochemical revenues to drop by 30 percent over COVID-19

Iran's revenues from exports of petrochemical products will decrease by nearly one third as the novel coronavirus pandemic has posed an adverse effect on...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

Two Finnish research groups developing COVID-19 vaccines, human trials likely before midsummer

Two Finnish research groups are developing vaccines against novel coronavirus, one of which is likely to begin human trials before midsummer this year, Finnish...
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Government report dismisses fears of Australian food shortages due to COVID-19

Australia's top agricultural research body has debunked claims that the country is going to run out of food because of COVID-19. In...

Egypt’s non-petroleum exports rise by 2 percent in first quarter

Egypt's non-petroleum exports increased by 2 percent year on year to 6.73 billion U.S. dollars during the first quarter of 2020, the country's External...

Lives of Alleged Witches in Africa Matter – A Report

This is the first activity report of the Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AFAW). The report is being issued at a time that the world...
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German FM supports joint EU coronavirus tracing app

In the fight against the coronavirus, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas spoke out in favor of a uniform mobile phone app across the European...
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Israel launches COVID-19 genetic testing operation for Air Force crews

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has launched an operation to conduct genetic COVID-19 tests for all air crews, the Hebrew-language daily newspaper "Yedioth Ahronoth"...

Webpage launched in Northern Ireland to report alleged breaches of coronavirus lockdown rules

A webpage has been launched by police in Northern Ireland for people to report alleged breaches of social distancing rules amid the novel coronavirus...

Central Mozambique in need of 54,000 school desks

Education authorities in central Mozambique said on Thursday that they are in need of 54,000 school desks for some 100,000 pupils in the province...

Coronavirus costs Gaza economy US$200 million in losses during March

The crisis of COVID-19 has cost the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip's economy 200 million U.S. dollars in losses last month, a local report said Friday. ...
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Oil field services jobs could reduce by 20 percent due to low prices, pandemic

One out of five oil-field services jobs could disappear this year as decades-low prices and the COVID-19 pandemic hammers the industry, U.S. local newspaper...
Medics rescue a COVID-19 patient at Huoshenshan Hospital, Wuhan, Feb. 24, 2020. Photo by Wang Haoyu/People’s Daily Online

43 African countries report 1,436 COVID-19 cases as death toll rises to 46

A total of 1,436 COVID-19 cases have been reported in 43 African countries so far, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...

Italian doctors saw strange pneumonia cases before China’s COVID-19 outbreak

Italian general practitioners remember seeing strange pneumonia cases as early as November, which could mean the virus was circulating in parts of Italy before...

36 African countries report 795 COVID-19 cases as death toll reaches 19

A total of 795 COVID-19 cases have been reported in 36 African countries so far, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
A man waves Union flags from a small car as he drives past Brexit supporters gathering in Parliament Square, near the Houses of Parliament in central London on January 31, 2020 on the day that the UK formally leaves the European Union. - Britain on January 31 ends almost half a century of integration with its closest neighbours and leaves the European Union, starting a new -- but still uncertain -- chapter in its long history. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Britain to withdraw some embassy officials from Zimbabwe amid COVID-19 concerns

The British government has announced that it will temporarily withdraw a number of members of staff from its Harare Embassy because of the Coronavirus...
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30 African countries report 443 COVID-19 cases as death toll reaches 10

Some 443 total COVID-19 cases have been reported in 30 African countries as of Tuesday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
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Rwandan President calls for discipline after report of first COVID-19 case

Rwandan President Paul Kagame Saturday called for discipline among Rwandans following the confirmation of first COVID-19 case in the east African country. ...
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Elderly South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia rank food security as top priorities

Thousands of elderly refugees from South Sudan hosted in neighboring Ethiopia consider access to nutritious food, basic sanitation and safety as their urgent priorities,...
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23 Iranian lawmakers infected with COVID-19

A total of 23 Iranian lawmakers have caught the novel coronavirus, Abdolreza Mesri, a vice chairman of Iran's parliament, told reporters on Tuesday. The Iranian...
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Australian summers growing longer due to climate change

Australian summers have grown 31 days longer compared to the mid-twentieth century benchmark, a new analysis has found. Research published by the...

UK house price growth hits 18-month high

Britain's house price growth reached its highest level for 18 months at 2.3 percent in February, Nationwide Building Society has announced in a report. ...
United Nations

UN report highlights concern over cannabis use among young people

The United Nations (UN) on Thursday called for increased focus on improving substance use prevention and treatment services for young people. Substance use and associated...
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8 Mideast countries report COVID-19 cases

Eight countries in the Middle East have reported COVID-19 cases, according to local media on Wednesday. Iranian state TV said Wednesday that...
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Israel’s hi-tech sector employs 9.2 percent of entire workforce

The percentage of people working in Israel's hi-tech sector rose to 9.2 percent of the entire workforce by the end of 2019, compared with...