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UK public borrowing surges to new record high in August

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British public borrowing surged to 35.9 billion pounds (about 45.69 billion U.S. dollars) in August, representing a new record high since 1993, as...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Kenya’s trade surges with global lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

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Kenya's exports and imports rose significantly in July as various countries lessened COVID-19 restrictions, boosting trade activities. The east African nation's month-on-month...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame

Rwanda’s unemployment rate surges to 22 percentage

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The unemployment rate in Rwanda increased from 13.1 percent in February to 22.1 percent in May, according to a national survey released here on...
inflation

Annual inflation surges to 11.4 percent in Ghana

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Ghana's consumer inflation rate went up here by 0.2 percentage points to 11.4 percent year-on-year in July, compared with the 11.2 percent year-on-year inflation...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1.08 million as death toll surges to 24,660

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The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday revealed the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,084,687...

Ghana’s COVID-19 case counts surges

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Ghana’s Covid-19 case count has recorded 794 more bringing the total to 31, 851 as of July 22. However, data on the Ghana Health...
Covid Re Testing

Zimbabwe announces mass COVID-19 testing as local transmission surges

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Zimbabwe will in the coming weeks conduct mass COVID-19 tests targeting 100,000 people, as local community transmission surges, state media reported on Monday. ...
Covid-19

Djibouti reports 229 new COVID-19 cases as tally surges to 2,697

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Djibouti's Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced 229 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Horn of Africa nation...
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Africa’s COVID-19 death toll surges to 2,074 with 54,027 confirmed cases

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The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent reached 2,074 as the number of confirmed cases hit 54,027 as of...
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Africa’s COVID-19 death toll surges to 1,959 with 49,352 confirmed cases

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The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent reached 1,959 as the number of confirmed cases hit 49,352 as of...
United Nations General Assembly

Public support for international cooperation surges amid COVID-19

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The United Nations has found overwhelming public support for international cooperation, with a significant increase since COVID-19 began spreading around the world, according to...
inflation

Zambia’s inflation surges to 11.7 percent in December

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Zambia's inflation increased during the month of December compared to the previous month, the country's statistics agency said on Thursday. The annual...
inflation

Zimbabwe inflation for October surges

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Zimbabwe's monthly inflation for October more than doubled to 38.75 percent from the previous month against a background of rising prices of basic goods...
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Kenyan shilling surges to five-month high against USD

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The Kenyan shilling rose on Thursday to trade at a five-month high against the U.S. dollar boosted by low demand of the greenback. ...
Bank

Kenyan inter-bank rate inched up slightly

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The Kenyan interbank rate increased slightly this week reflecting a tighter liquidity in the market amid high activity. The weighted average interbank rate rose to...
defecation

Kufuor Camp heavily burdened by Open defecation problems

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The residents of Kufuor camp, a farming community, near Atronie in the Sunyani Municipality defecate in bushes because of lack of a public toilet...
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Honda’s group net profit surges 79 percent in FY 2016

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Honda Motor Co. announced Friday its group net profit in Fiscal Year 2016 surged 79 percent from a year earlier on robust sales. ...
Belt and Road initiative

Infrastructure project value surges under Belt and Road Initiative in 2016

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The value of announced infrastructure projects surged by 47 percent in 66 countries and regions that fall under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative...
tax

Tibet’s tax revenue surges in 2016

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Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region reported a 31.9 percent rise in tax revenue last year, the fastest annual growth rate among all Chinese localities. ...
Job

U.S. Congress job approval surges to highest since 2009

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U.S. Congress' job approval jumped to 28 percent this month from 19 percent in January - the highest increase since January 2009, Gallup found...
Canada

Interest in immigration, education in Canada surges following U.S. Muslim ban

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A Canadian immigration lawyer said here on Tuesday he and others in his field had been swamped with immigration assistance requests from Muslims legally...

China tourism revenue surges in week-long holiday

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Tourists cram to the Bund during the Spring Festival holiday in Shanghai, east China, Jan. 29, 2017. (Xinhua/Tian Yiwei) China's tourism industry raked in 423.3...
Two staff members walk past the logo of Alibaba at Alibaba Group's Xixi base in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province on Nov. 12, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]

Alibaba revenue surges 54 percent in 3rd fiscal quarter

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China's e-commerce giant Alibaba said on Tuesday that its quarterly revenue had jumped 54 percent year on year in the third fiscal quarter ending...
Aussie dollar

Australian dollar surges amid Trump uncertainty

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The Australian dollar surged over half a cent in trading on Thursday as uncertainty looms over the policy platform of incoming U.S. President Donald...

Bitcoin surges above US$1k

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Bitcoin has seen its price pass US$1,000 for the first time in three years to kick start 2017 after the so-called cryptocurrency wrapped up...

Black market for human eggs surges in China

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Business in the underground market for human eggs is flourishing and remains a serious problem in the Chinese mainland. Advertisements about "egg donation" or "surrogacy"...
Ghana police

Asante-Akim Central: Juvenile Crime Very High

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He said he found the situation deeply troubling and that everything must be done to reverse the trend. Supt Ibrahim...

Tanzania’s donkeys face new threat as meat demand surges

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The 31-year-old Tendeu is worried about how she is going to perform her family chores after her three donkeys, which she used to transport...

Pain for Kenyans as minimum lending rate surges to over 17 percent

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The lending rate has been climbing steadily since the third quarter of 2015 to stand at 17.4 percent last month, from a low of...
A woman fills out a ticket for the $700 million Powerball lottery draw at Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York January 7, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Americas powerball lottery reaches US$800 million

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The Powerball lottery is an American game played in 44 States, Washington D.C., and two U.S. territories: Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands....