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Scientists worry Washington’s political crackdown may lead to Chinese brain-drain

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American scientists have expressed concerns about their government's crackdown on foreign interference at universities, which may drive away scientists of Chinese descent, according...

EU Tourism turnover in June down 75 percent from pre-pandemic level

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The tourism services sector fell by 75 percent in the European Union (EU) in June compared with February due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eurostat,...
Covid-19

Ethiopian diplomat commends lifesaving COVID-19 partnership with China

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An Ethiopian diplomat on Friday commended lifesaving anti-COVID-19 partnership with China. Speaking exclusively to Xinhua, Teshome Toga, Ethiopian Ambassador to China,...
Covid-19

UN launches training program to help Somalis adapt to COVID-19 impacts

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched radio training programs in Somalia to help the Horn of Africa nation...
Masks

Namibians make masks fashionable amid COVID-19

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By Ndalimpinga Iita Locals in Namibia are opting for fashionable masks to complement their attires and relief anguish as the country...
Refugees

COVID-19 a particular threat to education of refugee children: UNHCR report

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While children in every country have struggled with the impact of COVID-19 on their education, the refugee children have been particularly disadvantaged, the UN...
Ghana Reduced Hunger and Malnutrition

Some 67,000 children at risk of dying from hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa due to...

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An estimated 67,000 children are at risk of dying from extreme hunger across Sub-Saharan Africa before the end of the year due to impacts...
Seeds

Tanzania faces shortage of seeds for key crops – minister

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Tanzanian authorities said on Tuesday that the country is facing a shortage of over 110,000 tons of high quality seeds for key crops,...
In observance of International Women’s Day, participants march from the centre of Monrovia to the Temple of Justice, home of the Liberian Supreme Court, where they staged a peaceful sit-in protest against gender-based violence. UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein

South African police working hard to curb violence against women – minister

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With more than 21,000 cases of gender-based violence reported over the past four months, South African Police Minister Bheki Cele said Monday that the...
Business In Ghana

Kenya’s small businesses see bright times ahead as COVID-19 cases decline

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Joseph Mundia, who runs a construction material store in Kitengela, south of Kenya's capital Nairobi, has been following COVID-19 updates from the Ministry of...

Kenya launches digital strategy to boost agricultural productivity

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Kenya on Friday launched a digital strategy and electronic voucher input subsidy program to boost agricultural productivity and farmers' income. Peter Munya,...
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Five killed in road accident in northwestern Tanzania

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At least five people have been killed after a saloon car collided head-on with a bus in Kishapu district in Tanzania's northwestern region...
SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 2: Recycled plastic bottles are seen at the San Francisco Recycling Center March 2, 2005 in San Francisco, California. Bottled water is the single largest growth area among all beverages, more than doubling over the last decade. Only about 12 percent of plastic bottles, mostly water, were recycled in 2003, according to industry consultant R.W. Beck, Inc. Since most bottled water is consumed away from home where recycling isn't an option, an estimated 40 million bottles a day go into the trash or become litter. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Kenya urged to invest in circular economy

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Kenya should earmark adequate resources to support waste recycling in the cities and boost post-COVID-19 recovery through job creation for women and youths,...
LUANDA, April 21, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Motorists wade through a flooded road in Luanda, capital of Angola, April 18, 2020. Heavy rains that struck Luanda on Saturday have left 11 people dead, 13 missing and caused hundreds of houses in many districts damaged, according to a local report. (Xinhua/Xu Kunpeng)

Victims of heavy rains in Sudan rise to 86

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A total of 86 people have been killed and thousands of homes collapsed in the torrential rains which hit Sudan recently, Sudan's National Council...
Illegal Immigrants

Greece rescues 96 migrants in East Aegean amid tensions with Turkey

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In one of the largest rescue operations carried out in recent months in the eastern Mediterranean, 96 migrants were salvaged on Tuesday evening in...

Sericulture’s steady profits attract hundreds of female workers in Upper Egypt

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By Marwa Yahya "High temperature and concerns about the spread of COVID-19 ... haven't hindered my work in feeding...

High hopes pinned on Chinese tourists to help revive Egypt’s tourism sector

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As Egypt's tourism industry has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, officials placed high hopes on Chinese tourists to help revive Egypt's tourism...
South Sudan

South Sudan needs to undertake reforms to win support from EU – envoy

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South Sudan needs to undertake financial and economic reforms to win much-needed support from the European Union that has since 2014 imposed travel bans...
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UN calls for more efforts to improve nutrition status in Somalia

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Nutritional status of women and children in Somalia is improving but more needs to be done, says an UN-backed survey released in Mogadishu on...
On April 15th, Bank of China Johannesburg Branch donated medical protective materials to the city of Johannesburg, South Africa Photo: Wanyu / People’s Daily

Chinese firm donates materials to Zambian schools in fight against COVID-19

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A Chinese firm, China Nonferrous Metal Company Luanshya Copper Mine (CLM), had donated protective materials to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in...
Cancer

South Sudan inaugurates China-aided cancer screening facility

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South Sudan on Tuesday inaugurated a cancer screening facility whose construction was supported by the Chinese government. The new cervical cancer...
FILE - In this June 25, 2019, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Kabul during an unannounced visit to Afghanistan. On Monday, March 23, 2020, Pompeo arrived in Kabul on an urgent visit to try to move forward a U.S. peace deal signed last month with the Taliban. Pompeo's trip to the Afghan capital comes despite the coronavirus pandemic, at a time when world leaders and statesmen are curtailing official travel. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

Palestine accuses U.S. of trying to break apart region

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Palestinian officials on Tuesday accused the U.S. government of trying to break apart the region. Their accusations came in response to the...
MARONDERA, April 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga (3rd L) talks with local officials before visiting an isolation center in Marondera, Zimbabwe, April 17, 2020. The vice president visited the isolation center on Friday as part of his tour to assess isolation and treatment facilities in Mashonaland East Province. (Photo by Shaun Jusa/Xinhua)

Chinese experts to conduct virtual workshop with Zimbabwean officials to develop five-year national development

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About 70 participants from the Zimbabwean government ministries and departments will this week participate in a five-day China-Zimbabwe economic reform and transformation virtual workshop...
BEIJING, June 22, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Combo photo shows Chinese Premier Li Keqiang holding the 22nd China-European Union (EU) leaders' meeting with President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen via video link in Beijing, capital of China, June 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

EU concludes talks with Moderna for potential COVID-19 vaccine

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The European Commission on Monday concluded exploratory talks with Moderna, an American biotechnology company focused on drug discovery, drug development and vaccine technologies,...
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Seven killed in Kenya road accident

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At least seven people were killed and 14 others injured, two critically, in a grisly road accident along a busy highway in Western...
MOSCOW, May 12, 2020 (Xinhua) -- File photo taken on Dec. 19, 2019 shows Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov at Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual press conference in Moscow, Russia. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, Russian media reported Tuesday. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi)

Moscow to retaliate for Austrian expulsion of Russian diplomat

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Moscow will retaliate for the expulsion of a Russian diplomat from Austria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday. "Our embassy has already...
Palestinian fishermen go fishing on their boat at a seaport in Gaza, Feb. 5, 2020. The Israeli army decided on Wednesday to reduce the allowed fishing zone off the Gaza Strip coast from 15 to 10 nautical miles, said Israeli and Palestinian sources. (Photo by Rizek Abdeljawad/Xinhua)

Israeli Red Sea resort city becomes magnet for domestic tourists amid COVID-19 outbreak

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The Israeli resort city of Eilat, known for its beaches and calm waters, is the most attractive place for domestic tourists in the...
Nigerian police

6 killed as armed group, security clash in South East Nigeria

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The Nigerian police on Monday confirmed six people were killed following a clash between a local rebel group and security operatives in the country's...
Makeshift Hospital

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases near 1.16 million amid call for strong mitigation efforts

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,158,217 as the death toll from the pandemic rose to 26,968, the Africa Centers...
NAIROBI, June 19, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A swarm of desert locusts invade parts of Mwingi Town in Kitui County, Kenya, Feb. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Yu)

Zambian official hails Chinese company’s role in boosting food security

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A local Zambian official has praised a Chinese company's role in boosting food security by production of seed maize and other farm produce...