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COVID-19 kills 37 people in Sunyani Municipality

The Corona Virus Disease has killed 37 people in the Sunyani Municipality from January to April this year, Dr Prince Quarshie, the Municipal Director...
January retails sales in Australia increased at their fastest annual rate since November 2009

Japan retail sales sink 1.5 percent on year in February

dpa/AFX/GNA - The total value of retail sales in Japan was down 1.5 per cent on year in February, the Ministry of Economy,...

A year of COVID-19 in Ghana: Impact on cultural activities in Tema

A GNA feature by Laudia Sawer On Thursday March 12, 2020, the Ghana Health Service announced the confirmation of two positive cases of COVID-19 which...

Xbad to Drop Her First Single of the Year “Firewood”

Ghanaian most versatile female artist Xbad to drop her new single of the year dubbed “Firewood” “Firewood”, a first record of the astute artiste in...
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Year of Ox Spring Festival signals persisting recovery

By Chu Daye and Zhao Yusha Robust consumption during the Year of the Ox Spring Festival holidays, with crowded cinemas and scenic sites seen across the country...
As an essential part of Chinese folk culture, the Twelve Chinese Zodiacs, a classification system based on the Chinese lunar calendar, assigns an animal and its reputed attributes to each year in a repeating 12-year cycle. (Photo by Su Yang / People’s Daily Online)

2021: Year of the Ox

Chinese people are about to usher in the Year of the Ox, starting from Feb. 12, 2021, and lasting until Jan. 31, 2022. Why...
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Mexico seized 486 percent more fentanyl in 2020 than previous year

dpa/GNA - Mexican security forces confiscated almost 500 per cent more of the opioid fentanyl in 2020 than in the previous year, Defence...
AIPS President Gianni Merlo delivering his welcome speech at the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2019 ceremony in Budapest, February 3, 2020. Photo by Carlo Pozzoni/Nordcapstudio

2021 the year of hope, but we need a vaccine against fake news, our...

2021 will be the year of Hope. The Hope that a vaccine will help us wake up from the nightmare that we have been...
Umojahack Africa

Umoja Hack Africa 2021 will build on a year of successful Zindi hackathons

We are thrilled to announce that Zindi will host the second UmojaHack Africa on the weekend of 27 March 2021. The virtual machine learning...
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Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe wins SWAG Personality of the year accolade

Three-time Ghanaian Paralympian, Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe beat off competition from Lightweight boxing champion Richard Commey and 4*100 relay team to win the 2019 Sports...
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8-year-old Mongolian boy accidentally kills 6-year-old sister

An eight-year-old boy shot dead his six-year-old sister in northern Mongolia by accident as a preliminary investigation has suggested, local police said Monday. ...
Wpid Job Seekers

Number of unemployed in Germany to rise by 440,000 this year

The number of unemployed people in Germany would rise by 440,000 this year due to the COVID-19 crisis before falling again by 100,000 in...
Fireworks explode in the sky to celebrate the Belarus Independence Day in Minsk, Belarus, July 3, 2020. In December 1996, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signed an ordinance to establish a state holiday - Belarus Independence Day. It is marked on the day Minsk was liberated from the Nazi invaders - July 3, 1944. (Photo by Henadz Zhinkov/Xinhua)

London New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

London has decided to cancel its iconic New Year's Eve fireworks this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city's mayor Sadiq Khan...
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Uganda forecasts 6 percent economic growth in next fiscal year

Uganda's Finance Minister Matia Kasaija said here Thursday the country's economy will grow 6 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2021/22, which started on July...
Zambian President Edgar Lungu

Zambian leader says will respect will of people in next year’s elections

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday said he will not go against the will of the people in next year's presidential election, according to...

At least 36 children die in measles outbreaks in Philippines this year

The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) said on Thursday that at least 36 children under 5 years old have died from measles in the...

In game with 5 red cards, Marseille end 9-year winless run against PSG

Marseille clinched their first victory against old rivals Paris Saint-Germain in nine years as Andre Villas Boas' side beat PSG 1-0 on Sunday in...
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Huawei to launch HarmonyOS for smartphones next year

Chinese tech giant Huawei on Thursday announced the launch of HarmonyOS 2.0, the updated version of its own open-source operating system. The...
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CureVac expected to produce 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by end of year...

German biotechnology company CureVac would produce 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this year, co-founder of software company SAP and...

Flooding affects over 6.8 million people in China’s Hunan Province this year

A total of 6.86 million people were affected by rain-triggered floods this year in central China's Hunan Province, local authorities said on Friday. ...
Chicago Teachers Strike during October 2019

Latvia short of teachers ahead of new school year – education ministry

Latvia's schools are short of several hundred teachers, the Education and Science Ministry said on Thursday, just days before the start of the new...
Wpid Food Security Picture

Namibia’s household food security improves following bumper harvest: report

Namibia's household food security has improved significantly following a good agricultural production this year, the latest crop prospects and food security situation report released...
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South Africa’s tertiary institutions to end 2020 academic year in February 2021

As the risk of COVID-19 still remains, South Africa's tertiary institutions' 2020 academic year will only be completed in 2021, Higher Education, Science and...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Tunisia approves health protocol for new school year

Tunisian scientific committee for the fight against the coronavirus approved on Tuesday the health protocol for the start of the new school year slated...
LONDON, Aug. 14, 2020 (Xinhua) -- People take part in a demonstration outside the Department of Education in London, Britain, on Aug. 14, 2020. The British government announced Wednesday a last-minute "triple lock" for A-level and GCSE students, which could raise replacement grades for exams cancelled in the COVID-19 pandemic. The move will benefit pupils who have been unable to sit GCSE or A-level exams during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is crucial in deciding how best to continue their education, where to look for work or training, or which college or university course to apply to. (Photo by Tim Ireland/Xinhua)

UK students get higher GCSE results in disrupted academic year

GCSE students in Britain have received higher grades Thursday as the number of those achieving the top mark and the passing grade both surged. ...
Women wearing face masks walk at a bazaar in Tehran, Iran, April 24, 2020. Iranian health ministry on Saturday reported 76 new COVID-19 death cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 5,650 in the country, official IRNA news agency reported. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Iran plans to launch 5 satellites into space by year end

Iran plans to send five satellites into space by the end of current Iranian calendar year, ending on March 20, 2021, official IRNA news...
File photo shows Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attending the 55th summit of the South American trade bloc Mercosur (Southern Common Market) in Bento Goncalves, Brazil, Dec. 5, 2019. Jair Bolsonaro tested negative for COVID-19, confirmed his official Twitter account and Facebook page on Friday. (Xinhua/Rahel Patrasso)

Brazilian president enacts law to make academic year more flexible amid pandemic

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday enacted a law to exempt schools from having to meet a minimum number of school days amid the...
Ghana midfielder Bernard Mensah

Bernard Mensah completes a year loan deal to Besiktas

Ghana midfielder Bernard Mensah has completed a year loan move to Turkish giants Besiktas, footballmadeinghana can reveal. Mensah completed the signing of the deal on...

GhIPSS Instant volume up by 600 percent in first half of the year

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement System, a subsidiary of the Bank of Ghana, says its GhIPSS Instant Pay (GIP) has gone up by...
People wearing face masks shop for food at a market in Rome, Italy, on April 2, 2020. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen above 1 million, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University on Thursday. (Photo by Elisa Lingria/Xinhua)

EU, investment banks predict steep economic decline for Italy this year, improvement in 2021

Nearly two out of five Italian businesses are in danger of closing down amid the economic slowdown sparked by the global coronavirus outbreak, with...