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A plane flies in the sky with the U.S. national flags in the foreground in Washington, D.C., the United States, on July 21, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday afternoon that the coronavirus pandemic in the United States will probably "get worse before it gets better." More than 3.8 million people in the United States have infected with the virus, with more than 141,000 deaths, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University, as some states, including Florida, are seeing a surge in cases. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 150,000 amid calls to shut down country

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The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States has neared 150,000 with daily deaths continuously passing 1,000, while some health experts are calling...
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COVID-19; Taskforce shuts down four churches for not meeting operational requirements

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Four churches in the Sunyani Municipality were shut down indefinitely for non-compliance with safety protocols and guidelines to stem the spread of the Coronavirus...
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COVID 19: Schools shut down in Ho

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Basic, secondary and some tertiary schools in the Volta regional capital, Ho, have been closed down in compliance with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's...
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Two taxi ranks shut down in Johannesburg over violence between taxi associations

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Two taxi ranks in Johannesburg, South Africa were shut down by Gauteng member of executive committee for roads and transport Ismail Vadi on Wednesday....
extractive sector

Tanzanian authorities threaten to shut down gold mine firm over water pollution

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Tanzanian authorities on Tuesday threatened to shut down Acacia North Mara gold mine if it failed to control water effluents released by the mining...
mtn festival

MTN Music Festival: Daddy Lumba, Ofori Amponsah & Efya to shut down Accra

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MTN Ghana is set to treat Ghanaians to a phenomenal night of great Ghanaian music at the MTN Music Festival. The Independence Day edition...
mining

Union’s threat to shut down mining to devastate economy

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The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union's (AMCU's) threats to shut down the mining sector could be disastrous for South Africa's economy, expert warned. AMCU...
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MenzGold Saga: Ablakwa calls for bipartisan parliamentary probe

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MP for North Tongu Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has called for a bi-partisan parliamentary inquiry into what has become one of the biggest financial...
JUSTICE SOPHIA AKUFFO

Justice Sophia Akuffo Threatens to Close Down Wa District Court

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Chief Justice (CJ) Sophia Akuffo has threatened to shut down the Wa District Court in Upper West Region within six months if officials of...
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Sudan to Shut down 13 diplomatic missions and consulates overseas

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday announced the decision to close 13 diplomatic missions and four consular missions abroad due to a financial crisis,...
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WatsUp TV “Le Concert Planet” shakes Burkina Faso like a storm

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Ouagadougou came to a standstill this Monday 30th April, as Ghanaian musicians EL & Epixode took turn to register their acts in Burkina Faso...
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Authorities In Togo Shut Down Internet Services

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Security forces in Togo have beaten and fired tear gas at largely peaceful protesters late last night. Internet services have been blocked by the...
Amnesty International

Kenya: Silencing human rights groups described as unlawful

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Responding to attempts by Kenya’s NGO regulator to shut down two human rights organizations – the Kenya National Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and the...
Jubilee oilfield

Tullow seeks to reduce shut-down period of Ghana’s Jubilee field

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British petroleum company, Tullow Oil which operates Ghana’s Jubilee field said on Wednesday it is working to reduce the estimated shut-down period of the...
Namibia

Namibia’s mussel production area shut down again

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Mariculture farmers in Namibia are set to take a knock following a government decision to close the Walvis Bay Production Area for mussel harvesting. ...
nuclear

Aging nuclear power plant near New York to shut down by 2021

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The aging Indian Point nuclear power plant near New York will close by April 2021. Energy Corp., which runs the plant, will...

South Sudan not to shut down oil production

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South Sudan said it would not shut down oil production despite growing pressure from lawmakers calling for a temporal halt due to declining oil...

Tamale: Edem, Tinny, Fareed, Iwan rock at Operation Suhudoo

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Tamale erupted on Saturday, November 26 when musical stars Edem, Tinny, Fareed and Iwan invaded the city to sell the sound of Southern Ghana...

Saudi shuts down 908 private health institutions for violations

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Meanwhile the close-down decisions that covered hospitals, medical complexes and clinics were among 1,532 reported violations and warnings that the ministry issued in the...

Apple China to replace some iPhone 6s batteries for free

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Consumers across China have filed complaints on China's microblog service Weibo, claiming their mobile phones unexpectedly switch off despite displaying battery levels over 50%. ...

Zambia mining firm shuts smelter

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The company said it will spend 13 million U.S. dollars on its Nchanga smelter situated in Chingola town, Copperbelt Province for its biannual maintenance...
newspapers

South Sudan shuts down newspaper for security reasons

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Security forces closed down the Nation Mirror newspaper on Wednesday. Makuei confirmed to Xinhua that the newspaper was closed due to security...

Jubilee FPSO to be shut down for 3 months next year

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Sources say the shutdown will happen between February to July in 2017. This will allow the partners, to complete works on one of the...
Ghana Gas

Ghana gas plant to shut down for 10 days for maintenance

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"The mandatory shutdown is a requirement from the original equipment manufacturers for maintenance of critical components in the gas processing plant on periodic basis,"...
AFP © Getty Images/AFP/File / by Jennifer O'Mahony | Energy firms say Senegal and Mauritania's current oil and gas ventures will transform them into net exporters by 2020

Zambia’s sole oil refinery in temporal shutdown

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The crude feedstock cargo was scheduled to have arrived by June 15, 2016. Ministry of Energy and Water Development Permanent Secretary Emelda...
N-Gas

Ghana’s energy crisis to deepen as N-Gas shuts down supply over indebtedness

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The VRA is said to be indebted to N-Gas, its main supplier of gas through the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) to the tune...

Ghana’s Largest Cashew Processing Company Closed Down

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The company, which employed 250 workers, many of them women, used to process about 1,500 metric tons of raw cashew annually for export. Mr. Kwabena...
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GRIDCo Confirms: Power Generation Faces More Challenges

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That is because the Floating, Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Kwame Nkrumah vessel has been shut down for maintenance works and there has been...

AngloGold Ashanti To Shut Down Completely?

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A top brass officer in the mine who spoke to Obuasitoday.com on condition of anonymity, said Management of the Obuasi mine are to shut...
A video grab taken on Feb. 7, 2016 from South Korean TV shows the news report on the launch of a long-range rocket by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Seoul, South Korea. The DPRK on Sunday launched a long-range rocket as planned, Yonhap news agency reported citing South Korea's defense authorities. (Xinhua/Jiang Ye)

South Korea condemns DPRK’s assets freezing

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Unification Minister Hong Yong-Pyo told a press conference that Seoul sternly warns Pyongyang against any acts to damage South Korea's precious assets at the...