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Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy launches rocket carrying UAE’s Mars orbiter

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. on Monday launched a rocket carrying a Mars orbiter developed by the United Arab Emirates. At 6:58...
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza

Burundi’s outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza dies of cardiac arrest

Burundi's outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack in a hospital in east-central Burundi, said a government statement issued here on...
At Least Civilians Killed By Gunmen In Burkina Faso

At least 20 killed in gunmen attack in eastern Burkina Faso

At least 20 people were killed on Saturday as gunmen on motorbikes fired into a crowded market in Kompienga town in eastern Burkina Faso,...

Reducing oil dependence is urgent for Angola amid oil price

The production of goods and services may be the way to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and the drop in the price of oil...
Photo taken on April 2, 2020 shows the empty Champs-Elysees in Paris, France. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen above 1 million, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University on Thursday. (Xinhua/Tang Ji)

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 1.8 million

Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide topped 1.8 million on Sunday morning U.S. Eastern Time, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at...

Coronavirus deaths in Spain pass 10,000 mark

The number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in Spain surpassed the 10,000 mark on Thursday, the Spanish Ministry for Health, Consumer Affairs and Social...
30 boxes of donated medical supplies sent to Tehran's hospitals delivered on the way from Shanghai (Photo: Courtesy of Li Hong)

China to provide urgent medical supplies to Italy amid fight against COVID-19

China will accelerate and enhance exports of urgent medical supplies and equipment to Italy to help the epidemic-hit country where more than 10,000 people...
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Gold futures rally around 2 percent after biggest daily drop in nearly 7 years

Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose around 2 percent on Monday, after suffering the sharpest drop since...
A staff member of Togo's Independent National Electoral Commission shows a ballot at a polling station in Lome, Togo, on Feb. 22, 2020. Togo's presidential election kicked off on Saturday at 7 a.m. local time (0700 GMT). Seven candidates, including the incumbent president Faure Gnassingbe, who has been in power since 2005 and is looking for a fourth term, compete for presidency. (Xinhua/Xiao Jiuyang)

Provisional results show Faure Gnassingbe re-elected president of Togo

Togo's incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe has won the presidential election that ended on Saturday by obtaining 72.36 percent of the vote, provisional results released...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (L) converses with opposition leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Jan. 15, 2020. South Sudan warring parties on Wednesday agreed to continue with further consultations on the contentious issue of the number of states after Salva Kiir and Riek Machar met in Juba. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

South Sudan former rebel leader swears in as first vice president

South Sudan's former rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in on Saturday as the First Vice President of the new unity government. ...
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate reconvenes for final votes on articles of impeachment against Trump

The U.S. Senate reconvened Wednesday afternoon for final votes on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. The votes, respectively, on...
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Police shot man in south London in terrorist-related incident

A man has been shot dead by armed officers in south London in a terrorist-related incident, the Metropolitan Police confirmed Sunday. Two...
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Around 20 killed in stampede at Tanzania church service

At least 20 worshippers were killed and 16 others injured in a stampede at a church service Saturday evening at a stadium in northern...
European Union

EU issues non-binding guidelines on 5G

The European Union (EU) issued on Wednesday non-binding guidelines on 5G, urging its members to have measures in place and powers to mitigate risks...

UK gives Huawei green light for 5G network despite US pressure

The British government on Tuesday approved a limited role for Huawei in the country's 5G network in spite of the U.S. pressure, local media...

Plane crashes in Calabasas, southern California

A plane crashed Sunday morning in Calabasas, Southern California, local authorities said. The conditions of the occupants of the plane are unknown...
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

McConnell changes time frame for Trump impeachment trial in proposed resolution

In a dramatic change to his original resolution, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday extended the duration of the 24-hour timeslot granted...
Consumer Confidence

South African Parliament calls for urgent government intervention to stop massive retrenchments by retailer...

South Africa's Parliament on Wednesday urged the government to urgently intervene in efforts to stop retailer giant Massmart from laying off hundreds of employees. "It...
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South African Minerals Council calls for urgent measures to address economy

The Minerals Council South Africa has called on the government to urgently take critical steps needed to revive the country's economy. The...
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18 dead in plane crash in DR Congo

At least 18 people were killed in a plane crash in a peripheral area of Goma City, North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic...

Ghana School Curriculum Needs Urgent Redesigning

Mr John Emmanuel Donkoh, the Founder of Jayee University College has called for a fundamental re-thinking and radical redesigning of the country's educational curriculum...

DCE calls for urgent attention on the needs of orphans

Mr. Jonathan Teye Doku, District Chief Executive (DCE) Ningo Prampram District Assembly (NiPDA), has appealed to Ghanaians to pay crirical attention to the...

Stakeholders Demand Crucial Local Resources in the Fight Against HIV

Speakers at the ongoing 13th International Conference on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis, and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings (INTEREST) have called on Ghana to urgently...

Namibian opposition leader calls for urgent land redress

Namibia's opposition party Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) president Mc Henry Venaani on Thursday called for an urgent redress of the skewed land distribution in...
Mr Akom, Sunyani Municipal branch Chairman of PROTOA

Sunyani-Kumasi Highway needs urgent rehabilitation

The Progressive Transport Owners Association (PROTOA) has appealed to the Ghana Highway Authority to repair portions of the Sunyani-Kumasi highway which are in deplorable...

AG’s Office Needs Serious Restructuring – Asantehene

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called for urgent reforms in the Attorney General’s Department in order to reduce bureaucracy and unnecessary delays...
File photo provided by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows the Ginger Garden in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The Singapore Botanic Gardens is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site after it was inscribed at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee in Bonn, Germany, local TV Channel NewsAsia reported on July 4, 2015. (Xinhua)

Six Intangible Cultural Heritage That Needs Urgent Safeguarding

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, meeting in Jeju until 9 December, today inscribed six new elements from Botswana,...
President Akufo-Addo speaking at the UN General Assembly

President Akufo-Addo Suggests Crucial UN Reforms

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on his first official engagement with the United Nations (UN) as Head of State, has called for the “urgent”...
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CTL Africa head expresses the need for redefine leadership for national development

Mr Samuel Ayim, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Transformational Leadership in Africa (CTL Africa), has called for a redefinition of the concept of leadership...
FOCOS Hospital

B/A Regional Hospital pressingly needs assistance

Dr Emmanuel Kofi Amponsah, the Acting Medical Director of the Brong-Ahafo Regional Hospital, has said the facility needs urgent support to attend to critical...