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Pau Gasol returns to Barcelona after 20 years in NBA

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Pau Gasol, the greatest Spanish basketball player of all time, confirmed on Tuesday that he is returning from the NBA to play with Barcelona...
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Ghanaian president urges collective efforts to win COVID-19 fight

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Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Tuesday urged collective efforts to win the battle against COVID-19. Speaking here at the inauguration of...
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Chelsea take first leg advantage over disappointing Atletico Madrid

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Chelsea beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday to take a big step...
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SADC condemns killing of Italian ambassador in DRC

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Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, in his capacity as chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, on...
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Somalia and AMISOM release rules to guide recovered weapons

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Somalia and the African Union Mission (AMISOM) said Tuesday they have released detailed guidelines and procedures for the management of stockpiles of seized weapons. ...
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Bank Of Botswana to maintain stable policy despite COVID-19

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The Bank of Botswana (BoB), the country's central bank, has committed to maintain sound policy despite the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic threatening the country's economic...
Diamonds

Miner optimistic of diamond industry performance in Botswana in 2021

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Canadian miner Lucara Diamonds is optimistic about the diamond industry's performance this year, as the company plans to expand its Karowe Mine in Botswana. ...
mining

Zambian official hails Chinese mining company for increased production

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A Zambian government official on Tuesday commended a Chinese mining company for the increased production of manganese at its processing plant in Serenje, a...
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Professional golfer Tiger Woods injured in car accident in Los Angeles

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U.S. professional golfer Tiger Woods was injured in a roll-over car accident in Los Angeles County, California on Tuesday, authorities said. The...
European Union

Britain gives European Union more time to ratify post-Brexit trade deal

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Britain has accepted a request by the European Union (EU) for extra time to ratify the post-Brexit trade agreement, European Commissioner for Interinstitutional Relations...
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Boeing begins T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer production

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Boeing announced Tuesday that the first U.S. portion of the T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer has officially entered the company's production line. ...
Mohamed Bazoum, candidate of the ruling Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism, speaks after voting at a polling station in Niamey, Niger, Feb. 21, 2021. Voting for the second round of Niger's presidential election began on Sunday as more than 7.4 million Nigeriens are expected at polling stations to choose the successor of the outgoing president Mahamadou Issoufou. (Xinhua)

Mohamed Bazoum wins Niger’s second round presidential election

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Mohamed Bazoum, the candidate of Niger's ruling Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS-TARAYYA), won the second round of the presidential election on Sunday, according...
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South African former president Zuma’s corruption trial to kick off in May

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South African former president Jacob Zuma's long-awaited corruption trial has been set to commence on May 17 this year after numerous delays. ...
Medicines

Namibia ratified continental treaty for establishment of African Medicines Agency

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Namibia becomes the fifth African Union (AU) member to ratify the treaty for the establishment of the African Medicines Agency (AMA), the AU Commission...
Citizens line up outside a supermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2, 2020. The spread of COVID-19 continued unabated in South Africa on Thursday, with 82 new cases reported, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.

South Africa records highest quarterly unemployment rate since 2008

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South Africa's unemployment rate increased by 1.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 32.5 percent, the highest since 2008, said Statistics South...
A mine supervisor overlooks Metorox's Chibuluma copper mine, near Kitwe, Zambia. [Photo/ Agencies]

Zambia’s copper production up in 2020 despite COVID-19

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Zambia, Africa's second-largest copper, saw an increase in the production of the red metal in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, its mines ministry said...
Barcelona

Barca need to cut out errors to have title chance – Koeman

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FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman on Tuesday said he remained optimistic about his side's chances of winning the La Liga title despite dropping two...
Photo taken on Sept. 6, 2020, at the special area for public health and epidemic prevention of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services shows inactivated COVID-19 vaccines developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm). (Photo by Weng Qiyu/People’s Daily Online)

Egypt and Arab League receive 1st batch of China-aided COVID-19 vaccines

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The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines provided by China for Egypt and the General Secretariat of Arab League arrived here early Tuesday. ...
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Kenya’s tea earnings surge to US$1.09 billion in 2020

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Kenya earned 120 billion shillings (1.09 billion dollars) from tea exports in 2020, up from 1.06 billion dollars in 2019, a new report from...
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Profit of multinational investment bank HSBC falls a third in 2020

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British multinational investment bank HSBC said on Tuesday its reported profit before tax dropped by a third in 2020 due to the impact of...
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“Several thousand” flee into Sudan amid conflict in Ethiopia – UN

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency, on Tuesday said "several thousand" Ethiopians have sought safety in Sudan's Blue...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street for the House of Commons in London, Britain, on Feb. 22, 2021. Johnson announced Monday that schools in England will reopen from March 8 as part of the "roadmap" to ease the current coronavirus lockdown. (Photo by Ray Tang/Xinhua)

PM announces “roadmap” exiting lockdown in England

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday that schools in England will reopen from March 8 as part of the "roadmap" to ease the...
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Blizzards, pandemic and America’s human rights fairy tales

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The American people are being thrashed by one crisis after another: The raging coronavirus pandemic has so far taken almost 500,000 lives in the...
Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visits an exhibition on the lunar samples brought back by the Chang'e-5 probe and China's lunar exploration achievements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 22, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

President Xi meets Chang’e-5 mission representatives

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Chinese President Xi Jinping met representatives of space scientists and engineers who participated in the research and development of the Chang'e-5 lunar mission at...
Left-behind children, whose parents have left rural areas to become migrant workers in towns or cities, enjoy their free lunch in the school canteen in central China’s Anhui province. (Photo from People’s Daily Online)

China’s rural vitalization strategy

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Rural affairs have remained a top priority for China for 18 consecutive years, with the country on Sunday unveiling the "No. 1 central document"...
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Italian ambassador to DR Congo killed in attack

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Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) Luca Attanasio was killed during an attack on a World Food Program (WFP) convoy...
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Gunmen kill 3 policemen and abduct civilian in southeast Nigeria

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Three policemen were killed when gunmen attacked a zoological garden in southeast Nigeria, authorities said on Monday. One civilian, identified as the managing director of...
Moussa Faki Mahamat

AU chairperson urges Africa to explore own potential to withstand COVID-19 pandemic

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Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat said that Africa should explore its own potential offered by intra-African trade to withstand...
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NASA reveals video and audio recordings from Perseverance rover on Mars

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NASA revealed on Monday a first-of-its-kind footage of its Perseverance rover while landing on Mars, and the first audio of Martian wind recorded by...
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South African matric pass rate drops

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South Africa achieved a 76.2 percent pass rate in the 2020 matric results, down 5.1 percent in comparison to the 2019 results, said the...