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UNITED NATIONS, July 28, 2020 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths (on the screen) briefs the Security Council on the situation in Yemen at the UN headquarters in New York, on July 28, 2020. The prolonged UN-brokered peace talks between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels might fail, UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths warned on Tuesday. (Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo/Handout via Xinhua)

Pakistani army chief, U.S. special envoy hold talks on Afghan peace process

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Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with visiting U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in Rawalpindi on...
Farmer

Kenyan farmers’ shift to climate-smart birds pays off amid erratic weather

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Four years ago, many Kenyan poultry farmers started to keep new hardy breeds of chickens introduced into the east Africa nation by local scientists. ...
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Zimbabwe’s teachers press for salary hike before schools reopen

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One of the largest teacher unions in Zimbabwe said Sunday its members will not resume work when schools reopen next month as per government's...
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Botswana aspires to be energy secure with safe and clean energy sources

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Botswana is looking into increasing diversification of its electricity generation capacity by tapping into the safe and clean energy sources to meet the rising...
Maize

Zimbabwe targets to boost production of grain

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The Zimbabwe government has set a target to boost grain production for the 2020-21 cropping season, providing farmers with assistance wherever necessary, amid prospects...
Uganda Beefs Up Security

Formation of local committees urged to enforce COVID-19 restrictions in Uganda

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Ugandan police on Thursday called for the formation of local committees to enforce the ministry of health measures aimed at combating the spread of...
E-waste

Expert calls for more attention to tackle e-waste challenge in Nigeria

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A Nigerian expert on Tuesday called for efforts from the Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) producers to embrace a paradigm shift in operation for...
Food Criss

EU and WFP support food insecure Zambians amid COVID-19

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The European Union (EU) has given the World Food Programme (WFP) 5 million Euros to provide cash assistance to 655,000 food-insecure people, in urban...
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4 killed in south Nigeria crash

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Local authorities on Monday confirmed four people were killed following an auto crash in Nigeria's southwestern state of Lagos. A saloon car...
accident

Car accident kills 8 in southern Mozambique

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At least eight people were killed and another 25 were injured in a car accident that occurred in Mozambique's southern province Maputo on Monday...
African National Congress (ANC)

South Africa’s ruling party deeply implicated in corruption – Ramaphosa

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South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been and remains deeply implicated in the country's corruption problem, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday. ...
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Egyptian firm to build US$15 million electrical equipment factory in Tanzania

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An Egyptian firm has pledged to build a 15-million-U.S. dollar electrical equipment factory in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam, a statement released by...
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Industry group lauds Chinese maintaining business operations in Zambia during COVID-19

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The Business Association of Luanshya is happy with the Asian entrepreneurs particularly the Chinese ones that have continued conducting business amidst the COVID-19, an...
People queue outside a supermarket in Gaborone, capital of Botswana, April 2, 2020. Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi has declared a state of emergency following confirmation of three coronavirus cases in that country. He has also announced a lockdown beginning on April 2 for 28 days. (Xinhua/Tshekiso Tebalo)

Botswana secures markets for sheep, goat meat in Saudi Arabia, Norway

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President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana on Saturday announced that his country has secured lucrative markets for sheep and goat meat in Saudi Arabia and...
Covid Case

Namibia reports high ratio number of daily COVID-19 cases to population

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Namibia is among top African countries in the ratio number of daily reported COVID-19 cases to population, with 315 positive cases recorded Friday, health...
biodiversity

Kenya mulls policy to expand botanical gardens to boost biodiversity conservation

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Kenya is considering putting in place a policy that will help to expand the number of botanical gardens in order to boost conservation of...
Internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Darfur region arrive to attend the ongoing peace talks in Juba, capital of South Sudan, March 5, 2020. The IDPs are hoping for peace in order to return to their homes. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

South Sudan earmarks US$364 million supplementary budget to pay wages

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South Sudan plans to approve additional 60 billion South Sudanese Pounds (SSP) (364 million U.S. dollars) as a supplementary budget to pay wages for...
Covid

China continues to be on frontline in assisting Zimbabwe’s fight against COVID-19

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As Zimbabwe battles with COVID-19 which has so far caused the loss of 152 lives from 5,815 infections, China continues to be one of...
gambia

The Gambia reports 113 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

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The Ministry of Health of The Gambia reported on Thursday 113 new COVID-19 cases, which took the total confirmed cases to 2,401 in the...
Colourful: The women of the San tribe make their colourful beads from ostrich egg shells and make extra money by selling them to tourists

Kenyan women prove resilience amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Two cars which were parked beside a road were later driven into the hands of Jedidah Wangari who cleaned them thoroughly while paying special...
Nigerian traders

EAC urged to hasten admission of DR Congo to boost intra-regional trade

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The East African Business Council (EABC), a private sector association comprising investors involved in exporting and importing, on Wednesday urged the East African Community...
Oil drilling in WCTP block 2

COVID-19 pandemic disrupts oil production in South Sudan

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced oil workers in South Sudan's oil fields to work in rotational shifts as precautionary measures to prevent infections, thus...
Atlas Namibia

Namibian banks in healthy state

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Bank of Namibia governor Johannes Gawaxab said Wednesday he is happy with the liquidity and capitalization of the country's commercial banks even as he...
Zimbabwe Dollar

Zimbabwe civil servants demand salary negotiations with employer

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The umbrella body of Zimbabwe's civil servants, the Apex Council, on Wednesday demanded the resumption of wage negotiations with the government that was last...
banks

Namibia’s central bank reduces repo rate to 3.75 percent

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Namibia's central bank Wednesday reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points from 4 percent to 3.75 percent. Bank of Namibia governor...
Covid-19

Uganda registers 43 new cases of COVID-19, tally reaches 1,603

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Uganda's health ministry on Tuesday reported 43 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the east African country to 1,603. ...
Smart-Tablet Healthcare

South Sudan trains healthcare workers to boost COVID-19 management

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South Sudan's Ministry of Health on Tuesday said it has trained 350 healthcare workers through the support from the World Health Organization (WHO) in...
Botswana

Tripartite partnership launched to help vulnerable communities in Botswana

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United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday in collaboration with Botswana Red Cross Society and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched a...
Atlas Namibia

Namibia launches first-of-kind reality TV show

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Namibia on Tuesday launched the first of its kind TV reality show that will search for the country's next sensational star. The...
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Scientists develop innovative solution against fall armyworm in Africa

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Scientists at a Nairobi-based international insect research institute on Tuesday announced an innovative solution in the fight against the invasive fall armyworm. ...