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East Africa bloc seeks to develop regional infrastructure master plan

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Representatives from the eight-member East Africa bloc are set to meet in the Kenyan capital Nairobi next week to assess the development for the...
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Kenya’s competition watchdog seeks to protect SMEs from unfair practices

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Kenya's competition watchdog said Tuesday it will heighten surveillance in order to protect small and medium enterprises (SME) from unfair business practices. ...
Power outage

Zimbabwe power utility seeks tariff increase to stay afloat

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Zimbabwe power utility ZESA Holdings wants to raise its electricity tariffs at least three-fold, saying the current tariffs are now sub-economic. The...

FAO seeks “extraordinary collaboration” to transform agri-food systems in Africa

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) seeks "extraordinary collaboration" to transform agri-food systems in Africa to ensure access to safe, nutritious and...
manufacturing

Kenya seeks collaboration to boost manufacturing, trade

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The Kenyan government on Tuesday called for an urgent need to collaborate to achieve faster growth in the manufacturing sector which is crucial...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel’s Netanyahu seeks “Palestinian surrender” instead of peace – Palestinian official

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A senior Palestinian official said on Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't seek peace with the Palestinians but wants them to...
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E-sports seeks new opportunities for growth amid COVID-19

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By Sportswriter Liu Bo With many sports events having been postponed due to COVID-19, e-sports has risen up as a...
© AFP/File | An attack which killed three soldiers and wounded 14 took place in Turkey's Mardin province, where the army has been conducting a military operation backed by a curfew against the PKK

Turkey seeks detention of 69 suspects over failed coup

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Turkish prosecutors on Friday issued detention warrants for 69 suspects at two separate investigations over their alleged links to a network believed to be...
Farmers Drying their cocoa beans in the Eastern Region

Ghana seeks US$1.3 billion for next season’s cocoa purchases

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Parliament has approved a request by the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to raise a total of 1.3 billion U.S. dollars through a syndicated loan...
Dollars

UN seeks US$186 million to help Somalis affected by COVID-19

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The UN humanitarian agencies are seeking 186.2 million U.S. dollars to meet the immediate health and humanitarian needs of people affected by COVID-19 in...
COMESA

COMESA seeks to harmonize competition laws to spur regional integration

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The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) on Wednesday urged member states to harmonize their competition laws to promote regional integration. ...
aviation

Uganda’s air transport regulator seeks US$41 million for bail-out

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Uganda's air transport regulator is seeking 150 billion shillings (about 41 million U.S. dollars) from government to enable it run the aviation industry in...
Ghana Chamber Of Mines

Ghana Chamber of Mines seeks incentive scheme to boost exploration

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The Ghana Chamber of Mines has called for the establishment of an incentive scheme to help reduce the high cost of exploration and to...
Kurt Okraku

Kurt Okraku seeks full support of Ghanaians to succeed as FA President

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President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku has appealed to Ghanaians to support his administration to make history in football. Mr Okraku succeeded...
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)

WHO seeks to scale up COVID-19 response in South Sudan

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said it has prepositioned medical supplies to help the ministry of health speed up testing of suspected COVID-19 cases...
Citizens in Shanghai restore a thriving night life as the city gradually go back on its normal track. Photo: Yang Jianzheng/People’s Daily Online

China seeks to boost economy by maximizing consumption potential

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Chinese government departments recently issued a notice on unleashing consumption potential amid the epidemic in a bid to stimulate economic growth. The notice, issued by...
Railway

Namibia’s railway operator seeks US$156 million to refurbish, add locomotives

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Namibia's rail operator TransNamib said on Wednesday that it needs 2.5 billion Namibian dollars (about 156 million U.S. dollars) to refurbish 33 locomotives and...
IMF

Ghana seeks IMF financial bail-out to combat for COVID-19

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Ghana has officially requested a support package from the global lender, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to support its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Palestine seeks medical supplies to combat COVID-19 spread

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A senior Palestinian official said on Thursday that the Palestinian Authority sent a request to several countries for medical supplies, including testing kits, to...
United Nations

UN launches US$2 billion anti-COVID-19 plan, seeks halt of hostilities

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by William M. Reilly UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a 2-billion-U.S.-dollar Humanitarian Response Plan on Wednesday aimed at fighting the coronavirus in the poorest and...
Stanbic Bank

Kenya’s Stanbic Bank seeks to partner with Chinese fintech firms

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Kenya's Stanbic Bank is seeking to partner with Chinese financial technology firms in order to boost the Sino-Africa trade. Charles Mudiwa, Chief...
airspace violation

Turkey seeks use of Syrian airspace

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Turkey is seeking to use Syrian airspace and will "hopefully" find a solution soon over the crisis in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, the Turkish...
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UN migration agency seeks over US$119 million for South Sudan operations

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has appealed for about 119.3 million U.S. dollars to meet the needs of South Sudan's internally displaced persons...
rugby

Kenya seeks funds to meet huge rugby budget for 2020 season, Olympics

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Kenya rugby teams will have to spend over 400 million shillings (4 million U.S. dollars) to honor their calendar of events in 2020. ...
Economics Oil Licensing

South Sudan seeks to boost transparency in oil sector

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South Sudan's Petroleum Ministry released its seventh petroleum report, which aims at strengthening transparency in the country's oil sector. The report released Thursday evening provides...
Dr. Akwasi Osei,

Ghana seeks to address nationwide psychiatrist shortfall

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Ghana has taken steps to make up the shortfall in psychiatrists in the country, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mental Health Authority Akwasi...
Child Soldiers

UNICEF seeks US$4.2 million to support ex-child soldiers in South Sudan

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The United Nations children's fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday called on donors to provide 4.2 million U.S. dollars this year to help to continue providing...
reproductive System

United Nations Population Fund seeks US$683 million for 2020

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday launched an appeal for 683 million U.S. dollars for 2020 to provide life-saving reproductive health and...
Sanitation workers disinfect in a residential community in Jianghan district, Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province. (Photo by Li Changlin, People’s Daily Online)

US seeks selfish gains as China goes all out to curtail coronavirus spread

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While China marshals a collective effort to combat the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), some Western countries, led by the US, are seizing the...
Impact Investment

South Africa seeks to bolster trade investments with west Africa

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With the economy still in the doldrums, the South African government on Tuesday said it planned to increase bilateral trade and investments between west...