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Lebanon

Experts warn of rising Lebanon-Israel tensions as Lebanese economy worsens under U.S. pressure

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Lebanese experts have warned of the risk of rising tensions, or even a conflict, between Israel and Lebanon as the U.S. continues its economic...
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Rising Nigeria’s Debt Profile Worries CNPP

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…Tasks Buhari Administration on More Transparency The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties has urged President Muhammadu Buhari administration to show responsibility by improving on...
Lockdown

Sierra Leone extends lockdown, curfew over rising COVID-19 cases

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Sierra Leone has extended inter-district partial lockdown and curfew "till further notice", which takes effect on Sunday, the government has said. According...
People walk near the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, March 8, 2020. A total of 6,387 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Italy since the epidemic first broke out here over two weeks ago, the Civil Protection Department said Sunday. In addition, 366 people have died and 622 recovered, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli told reporters at a televised press conference. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)

WHO urges global solidarity as rising COVID-19 infection keeps hitting economy

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As the global tally of COVID-19 cases surpassed 1.5 million on Wednesday, several governments stepped up anti-epidemic measures, notably extended wide-scale lockdown, despite the...
Covid-19

With rising COVID-19 deaths, Europe becomes epicenter of pandemic

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The chief of World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday in Geneva that Europe has now become the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, with more...
Local residents hold a vigil to express solidarity with China in the efforts to battle the novel coronavirus outbreak in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 1, 2020. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

Governments, international organizations move to mitigate economic impact amid rising COVID-19 cases

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As more confirmed cases of COVID-19 and fatalities from this contagious disease have been reported worldwide, many countries and international organizations are taking actions...
Porsche

Number of registered vehicles in Germany keeps rising

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The total number of registered vehicles in Germany increased to 65.8 million in 2019, around one million more compared to the previous year, the...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African president proclaims commencement of legislation against rising gender-based violence

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has proclaimed the commencement of legislation that establishes dedicated sexual offences courts to combat rising gender-based violence, the Presidency said on...
Suicide.

Namibian psychologist blames poor economy for rising suicides

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Namibia's economic crisis, lack of jobs and a crippling drought are increasing the risk of suicidal behavior, a psychologist warned on Monday. ...
debt

Kenya reviews policy amid rising public debt

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Kenya mulls re-examining its debt policy and borrowing framework in a bid to prudently manage its growing public debt that currently stands at 6...
teenage pregnancy

Teenage pregnancy and drug abuse rising in Bono East

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Teenage pregnancy and drug abuse have been identified as major setbacks to adolescent development in the Bono East Region. ...
World Bank

World Bank lowers 2019 global growth forecast amid rising trade tensions

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The World Bank on Tuesday lowered its global growth forecast for 2019 to 2.6 percent, citing growing trade tensions, among other factors, according to...
teenage pregnancy

UE Districts link rising teenage motherhood to lack of sex education

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From Samuel Akapule , Yagzore Majority of teenage mothers in communities in the Talensi and Nabdam Districts of the...
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Sweden’s greenhouse gas emissions still rising

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Despite ambitious climate goals, Sweden's greenhouse gas emissions increased in 2018, according to preliminary statistics released on Thursday by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency...
Free Health Screening

Countries Health Budgets Becoming Bigger

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Spending on health is growing faster than the rest of the global economy, accounting for 10 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP). A...
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

Passengers grumble over rising car theft and collapse of facilities at Abuja airport

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…Their tales from airport security are weird, sad and sometimes alarming. Response to complaints by several airport users and passengers submitted to Per Second Newslast...
crime scene

South Africa sees rising cash-in-transit crimes

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The South African Banking Risk Information Center (SABRIC) on Monday said there is a worrisome increase in the cash-in-transit (CIT) attacks with 148 having...
Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Expert observes the rising support of the international Community to SCO

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As the world largest international organizations, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has nearly 3 billion populations, accounting for one-third world population, and its total...
road

Kenya to use virtual weigh bridges to tame rising road maintenance costs

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Kenya plans to use virtual weigh bridges in major highways in order to tame the rising road maintenance costs and ensure a more regulated...
Debt

Report indicates an increase in Africa’s debt

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Public debt, relative to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), is rising in the Africa Region and the composition of debt has changed, as countries have...
Fuel prices

Kenyans grapple with rising fuel prices

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Kenyans have to dig deeper into their pockets to access all fuels that include cooking gas, charcoal, petrol, kerosene and electricity as energy inflation...
Charcoal burning

South Sudanese anxious of next meal amid rising charcoal price

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Most South Sudanese families in the capital of Juba are finding it extremely hard to have daily meals due to the ever rising prices...
Takeda’s Access to Medicines strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa will include a long-term partnership with the Pan African Heart Foundation to create a mobile screening program for hypertension – a leading cause of cardiovascular disease in the region – and diabetes in select local counties in Kenya, including Kajiado county

Rising heart diseases puts pressure on Kenya’s healthcare

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Samuel Keter has refined oratory skills and sense of humor making it possible for the middle-aged father of four to communicate to a large...
Fuel

New Fuel Standards Shelved Over Mounting Fuel Prices

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REVIEW OF AUGUST 2017 SECOND PRICING-WINDOW Local Fuel Market Performance One major news that characterized the second Pricing-window for the month of August 2017, was the...
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe presents fundraising check of $1 million to the AU Summit

Viewpoint: AU 29th Summit Held Amid Rising Crisis of Economic Decline and Social Instability

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On July 3-4 the African Union (AU) held its 29th Annual Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia while the continent is faced with monumental challenges...
Hollywood

Women directors aspire to become Hollywood stars

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For anyone who thought women directors weren't ready for the "Big Chair" on studio blockbusters, think again. They're giving as good as they get. ...

Rural Tanzania hit by new mosquito species that see malaria cases rising

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Scientists at Tanzania's leading research institute have identified mosquito species which they said contributed to 90 percent of malaria cases in rural areas of...
energy

15-Year Energy Bond is Good News for Banks – CAL Bank MD

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Banks are optimistic of significant improvement in their non-performing loan portfolios as government initiates moves to clear all outstanding debts owed them. The assurance comes...
Cardiovascular Disease

Medical experts mull solution to rising cardiovascular diseases in Africa

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Internationally renowned medical experts have kicked off a three-day conference in Nairobi to explore solutions to tackle rising cases of cardiovascular diseases in Africa. ...
Sana/AFP A car in flames at the scene of bombings in the Syrian city of Tartus, northwest of Damascus, on May 23, 2016

Damascus bombings stir up fears of rising sectarian tension

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The deadly bombings that rocked Damascus Saturday and killed 74 people, mainly Shiite Iraqi visitors, reflect the threat of terrorism and the role of...