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A merchant hosts a livestreaming show to sell her products on Xiushui Street, a shopping center in Chaoyang district, Beijing, March 3, 2020. The shopping center reopened to business on the same day. Liu Jing/People’s Daily Online

Beijing steps up efforts to identify potential risks of COVID-19 spreading

By Zhu Jingruo, Wang Haonan Beijing is further expanding its scope of nucleic acid testing for COVID-19 in the second wave of the virus to...

Kenya steps up surveillance of substandard, falsified medical products

Kenya's health officials on Monday announced that it has stepped up surveillance of substandard and falsified medical products in the country. Jackson...

COVID-19 crisis: IOM steps in to rescue 2,371 stranded migrants in Niger

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niger is currently assisting 2,371 stranded migrants across the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic...
IOC President Thomas Bach

IOC Executive Board Steps Up “Scenario-Planning” For Tokyo 2020

Health and safety paramount as IOC agrees to look at different scenarios relating to existing operational plans for Tokyo 2020 Games in response to...
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei prays near the coffins of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Iran rejects U.S. help offer, steps up measures to fight COVID-19

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday rejected the U.S. help offer to the country over the COVID-19 outbreak. Khamenei said the U.S. officials...
Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Nigeria steps up COVID-19 preventive efforts at airports following confirmed case

The Nigerian government on Sunday said it was working with all stakeholders to harmonize preventive measures taken against the COVID-19 at the country's airports. ...
Mohammed Amin Adams

Ghana steps up efforts to include marginalized groups in the oil and gas sector

The Ghanaian government has increased its efforts to ensure the f persons living disabilities (PWDs) and women also take advantage of opportunities in the...
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South Sudan intensifies battle against measles and polio

South Sudan's ministry of health and partners have launched a massive measles and polio vaccination campaign. The health ministry, the World Health Organization (WHO), and...
Cri Reports Crops

CRI Encourage Indigenous Food Production and consumption

The Crops Research Institute (CRI) at Fumesua is stepping up efforts to encourage increased cultivation and consumption of nutritious and indigenous root food staples...

Brong Ahafo: Business Coalition Steps Up Campaign for PURC Office

The aggrieved members of the Brong-Ahafo Coalition of Businesses Association have intensified advocacy campaign for the establishment of a Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC)...
A cross-section of the participants at the community durbar in Bullu in the Sissala West District

NCCE Steps Up Public Sensitisation on Anti-Corruption

The Sissala West District Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has stepped up its public education campaign on anti-corruption, rule of...

AngloGold steps up malaria fight

AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Gold Mine has upped its anti-malaria fight, extending the disease prevention education to senior high schools. This is being done in partnership...

NADMO Steps Up Its Public education

The Upper East Regional office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has intensified public education on handling disaster management as the rainy season...
In February 2017, China’s first national intellectual property evaluation and certification center, State Intellectual Property Evaluation and Certification Center, opened in Beijing. (Photo by People’s Daily Online)

China Steps Up Efforts At Intellectual Property Rights Protection

The recently unveiled guidelines for improving the trial procedures of intellectual property rights (IPR) cases in China have great realistic significance and far-reaching historic...
Pang Guilan and her family have moved into a 100-square-meter apartment from a 50-square-meter shabby bungalow in Arxan City of Hinggan League, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (Photo from Xingan Daily)

China announce plans to rebuild shanty towns

Thanks to China’s intensified efforts to rebuild shanty towns, fifty-year-old Li Yutang and his family do not have to worry any more about icy...
China investment

Rwanda steps up on business reforms to woo in investors

Rwanda has started on reforming business environment in order to create conducive investment climate for both foreign and domestic investors. The Rwanda...

Cuba steps up efforts in fight against HIV/AIDS

Cuban scientists are continuing efforts to provide antiretroviral treatment to Cubans suffering from HIV/AIDS, with 81 percent of patients now being attended, the Ministry...
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Rwanda steps up agriculture transformation to sustain growth

Rwanda has embarked on a plan of transforming agriculture sector through commercialization, irrigation and mechanization and making agriculture attractive to the youth, especially as...
H7N9 avian flu

China steps up human H7N9 avian flu prevention

A number of provinces in China have stepped up efforts to prevent H7N9 avian flu following reports of scattered human cases of the virus. ...
Emirates Aviation College

UAE steps up security for fireworks night

Police, authorities and fire brigades in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have stepped up disaster training and preparations for the fireworks shows during midnight...

EIB Stretches Tentacles In West Africa

On an official visit to Côte d’Ivoire on Monday 21 November 2016, Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), strongly reaffirmed the...

Deadly New Zealand quake upgraded to M7.8 as evacuation steps up

The government's GNS Science institute had reassessed data of the quake that struck just after midnight Monday from its monitoring stations across the country,...
Finance Minister Seth Terkper

Government moves to ease debt pressure on public companies

"We are working towards sound balance sheets for the SOEs. It is the goal of government to strengthen the balance sheets of these SOEs,...

Ghana Buckles Up To Secure Electricity Power Supply

While Ghana’s hydrocarbons sector has seen relatively stable output over the first few months of 2016, a two-week period of inspection and maintenance work...

Saudi Arabian Airlines Increase Flights To Los Angeles

This is in anticipation of increased demand during the peak season and in keeping with its continued expansion in its services in North America...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

Cuba steps up against Zika Virus

In an address to the nation, Cuban President Raul Castro called on "all Cubans to take on this fight as a personal challenge" by...

World keeps alert against zika virus spread

The virus is transmitted to humans primarily by aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Tuesday it is implementing...
New Year

Kenya steps up surveillance to usher in New Year

Police said the heightened patrols in churches, entertainment spots, shopping malls and major highways were informed by the need to thwart terror plots. ...
Bank of Ghana

Bank of Ghana steps up efforts to rein in fake microfinance operators

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) announced steps here on Friday to crack down on fake and deviant microfinance and other non-bank financial institutions. While the...

Ghana steps up child and family welfare system

The government of Ghana launched a new policy here Tuesday to promote child and family welfare. The policy, which seeks to re-enforce the role of...