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Farmers

Zimbabwe starts repossessing under-utilized farms

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The Zimbabwean government has started the process of repossessing under-utilized, vacant and abandoned farms to ensure that land is fully utilized, the Chronicle newspaper...

Fati the star as Koeman starts with impressive win at Barca

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Ansu Fati scored twice and won a penalty with a magnificent first half performance as FC Barcelona beat Villarreal 4-0 in Ronald Koeman's...
vaccine

Fourth large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial starts in U.S.

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A fourth Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating an investigational COVID-19 vaccine has begun enrolling adult volunteers, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced...
A bullet train tests operations along the high-speed railway line connecting Beijing and Zhangjiakou in North China’s Hebei Province in November, 2019. (Photo by CFP)

Construction of UK’s high-speed rail link HS2 officially starts

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday formally launched the construction work on the long-anticipated major infrastructure project, the HS2 rail link. ...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

U.S. steps up COVID-19 vaccine development as another vaccine candidate starts final phase trial

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Researchers across the United States are stepping up efforts to work out an effective COVID-19 vaccine as another vaccine candidate has started phase...
Makeshift Hospital

Libya starts new school year with anti-COVID-19 measures

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Most of high schools in Libya reopened on Monday for the new semester with precautionary measures against COVID-19 as authorities plan to reopen...
New measles vaccine

Italy starts human trial of COVID-19 vaccine amid spike in cases

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Phase one of the clinical trial of an Italian-developed GRAd-COV2 coronavirus vaccine kicked off on Monday with the inoculation of the first, officials...
Court

Court starts sentencing hearing of Christchurch mosque gunman

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The High Court in Christchurch of New Zealand started Monday the sentencing hearing of the gunman in the Christchurch mosque shootings, who killed 51...
New measles vaccine

Chinese inactivated COVID-19 vaccine starts phase-3 clinical trials in Peru

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A Chinese inactivated COVID-19 vaccine has started phase-3 clinical trials in Peru, according to the vaccine developer China National Biotec Group (CNBG) affiliated...
Wpid Harethreik

UN starts disbursing fund to help families affected by Beirut blasts

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Najat Rochdi, the UN resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator for Lebanon, announced on Thursday that the UN has started disbursing 8.5 million U.S. dollars...
Voters Registration

Phase four of voter registration starts in Adaklu district

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The ongoing Voter Registration Exercise enters its fourth phase on Sunday at nine centres in the Adaklu district. The centres...
Ethiopian Airline

Ethiopian Airlines starts to ferry Tanzania’s Nile perch to Europe

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Ethiopian Airlines made its flight from Tanzania's Mwanza city on Thursday night, ferrying 17,262 kilograms of processed fish from Lake Victoria to European...
Face Masks

Namibia starts 4-stage strategy to exit lockdown, but obtaining face masks still a challenge

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Namibia's deputy health minister Esther Utjiua Muinjangue on Tuesday said that the country is still faced with the challenge of obtaining protective face masks...
tuberculosis

South Africa starts tuberculosis vaccine trial in response to COVID-19

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Researchers in South Africa on Monday vaccinated hundreds of health workers with a 100-year-old tuberculosis (TB) in clinical trial in response to the COVID-19...
Doctor Ruth Aceng (R), Minister of Health of Uganda speaks to an official from Sunbelt Textiles Company Limited, in Kampala, capital of Uganda, April 2, 2020. Sunbelt Textiles Company Limited on Thursday donated 30,000 USD to help Uganda to fight COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Nicholas Kajoba)

Uganda starts survey to determine prevalence of COVID-19

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Uganda's Ministry of Health on Tuesday flagged off investigation teams to conduct a rapid assessment survey of the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic in...
Spain

Spain starts study to detect true spread of COVID-19

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The Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Services on Monday began a study to determine how widely COVID-19 has spread in the...
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)

WHO regular briefing on COVID-19 starts using six official UN languages

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday started introduce all the official UN languages into its regular press conference on COVID-19 in an effort...
Pedestrians wearing face masks walk on a street in Rome, Italy, March 10, 2020. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced late Monday that the whole of Italy will be placed under lockdown from Tuesday until April 3. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting)

Italy starts paying US$654 coronavirus benefit

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At least 1.8 million self-employed people in Italy received their first monthly state benefit on Wednesday as part of a larger government package to...
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe government starts partial lockdown amid COVID-19 pandemic

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The Zimbabwe government began partial lockdown on Friday as part of wider measures announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
vaccine

First human trial for coronavirus vaccine starts in U.S.

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A clinical trial to evaluate a vaccine designed against the novel coronavirus started on Monday, a U.S. health official confirmed. "The vaccine candidate that was...
Rain

Jitters prevail as long rains season starts in Kenya amid locust invasion

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Unexpected heavy rains in different parts of Kenya present fresh challenges to farmers battling invasion of desert locusts, which have spread to at least...
Alhaji Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium

2020 GFH competition starts on Saturday, February 29 at Tamale

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The Alhaji Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium will be the venue for the first meet of this year’s Ghana Fastest Human Competition which is sponsored...
Cameroon and Chad

Cameroon Constitutional Council starts hearing petitions of legislative election

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The Cameroon Constitutional Court on Monday began hearing petitions for nullification of Feb. 9 legislative election in certain constituencies of the country, as the...

Huawei CFO’s extradition hearing starts in Vancouver

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The extradition hearing of China's Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou begins here Monday in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Meng...
demolition

Nigeria’s economic hub starts demolition of “unfit houses”

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Authorities in Nigeria's economic hub Lagos have begun demolishing "unfit houses" in an area where the collapse of a school building killed at least...
Referees integrity seminar

Referees integrity seminar starts at Kasoa

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) integrity seminar for referees selected to officiate in the 2019/2020 season begin today at the Pentecost Convention Centre at...
Taekwondo

11th Korean Ambassador’s Taekwondo Cup Kick Starts At Tema

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The Ghana Taekwondo Federation’s (GTF’s) organized Korean Ambassador’s Cup Taekwondo Championships set for December 5th to 7th, 2019 has begun at the...
SPLA soldiers redeploy south from the Abyei area in line with the road map to resolve the Abyei crisis.

South African deputy president starts peace mission to South Sudan

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Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as special envoy to South Sudan, has embarked on a peace mission to the war-torn country, the...
VISA

Chinese embassy in Ghana starts online visa processing

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The Chinese embassy in Ghana has started online visa application processes for people who intend to travel from Ghana to China, the ministry of...
Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Air starts thrice-weekly Houston Flights in December

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Africa’s leading carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has finalised preparations to launch a thrice-weekly flight to Houston, Texas from December 16, this year. ...