How has the world of work changed since COVID-19?
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How has the world of work changed since COVID-19?

“As we step into the new era of work, now is the time to establish better norms that will enable a holistically healthy, productive and inclusive workforce into the future." Moreover, the research revealed that...
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COVID-19: Nigerian govt finally approves resumption of domestic flights
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COVID-19: Nigerian govt finally approves resumption of domestic flights

The Federal Government has approved the safe resumption of domestic flights across the country nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown ordered to curb further spread of COVID-19. It also lifted...
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World Bank approves $50 million grant to improve quality of  education in Sierra Leone 
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World Bank approves $50 million grant to improve quality of  education in Sierra Leone 

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors yesterday approved a $50 million grant to support the Government of Sierra Leone’s flagship program for Free Quality School Education launched in 2018. According to the World Bank,...
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Australia is defeating coronavirus but remains at risk of losing through an ‘economic own goal’
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Australia is defeating coronavirus but remains at risk of losing through an ‘economic own goal’

If handling pandemics was a sport, Australia has made it into the knockout stages of the coronavirus world cup. Despite the current localised outbreaks in Melbourne, half of Australia's states and both territories are effectively...
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COVID-19: Police vow to prosecute those who fail to wear facemasks in public
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COVID-19: Police vow to prosecute those who fail to wear facemasks in public

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command said it would prosecute those who violate the compulsory use of face masks in public places in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer CSP Frederick Nnudam, who spoke...
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Victoria considers hotspot lockdowns as Queensland’s border announcement looms
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Victoria considers hotspot lockdowns as Queensland’s border announcement looms

Premier Steven Marshall says South Australia will not reopen it's border with Victoria on the planned date of July 20. "We are very hopeful that Victoria will be able to bring their outbreaks under control but...
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Coronavirus: Germany cautions risk still high as economies restart
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Coronavirus: Germany cautions risk still high as economies restart

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered all bars closed, and Florida banned alcohol at such establishments. They joined a small but growing number of states that are either backtracking or putting any further reopening of their...
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Venezuela Tightens Quarantine in COVID-19 Hotspots amid Record Daily Case Count
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Venezuela Tightens Quarantine in COVID-19 Hotspots amid Record Daily Case Count

The Venezuelan government has toughened lockdown measures in hotspot localities as the COVID-19 pandemic picks up. Starting Monday, 30 percent of the country will return to a strict quarantine after a month of easing restrictions,...
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Trump to Retaliate Against Russia by Sending Jared Kushner to Advise Kremlin on Coronavirus Response
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Trump to Retaliate Against Russia by Sending Jared Kushner to Advise Kremlin on Coronavirus Response

In an act of retaliation against the Russians for sponsoring Taliban attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Donald J. Trump is sending Jared Kushner to the Kremlin to offer advice on its coronavirus response, the...
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Strategies For Implementing Proper Educational Technology In Nigerian Schools
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Strategies For Implementing Proper Educational Technology In Nigerian Schools

Prior to we talk about how to implement Educational technology in Nigeria, there is a need to understand what it means. Educational Technology is the usage of tools such as online tools and resources for...
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Local gin can’t prevent COVID-19 —Ekiti Deputy Gov
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Local gin can’t prevent COVID-19 —Ekiti Deputy Gov

The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, on Saturday dismissed claims that local gin popularly known as ogogoro or local herbs can prevent COVID-19. She urged residents of the state to adhere strictly to...
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Union leaders fired at Brinks in Colombia during covid19 crisis
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Union leaders fired at Brinks in Colombia during covid19 crisis

Brinks has been firing union leaders during the COVID health emergency in Colombia. On May 15 Brinks Colombia opened legal proceedings to terminate national union president Frank Gualdron, citing as their justification that he had...
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John Bolton says he’d be happy to testify in Canada on Huawei exec’s extradition case
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John Bolton says he’d be happy to testify in Canada on Huawei exec’s extradition case

Of particular interest are revelations in which Bolton writes Trump connected Meng’s case to a potential U.S. trade deal with China. During an interview that aired Friday, Bolton rejected the idea that politics are involved...
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Ghana Cocoa Board, African Development Bank and financial partners celebrate first $200 million disbursement of loan to boost cocoa productivity in Ghana
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Ghana Cocoa Board, African Development Bank and financial partners celebrate first $200 million disbursement of loan to boost cocoa productivity in Ghana

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and lenders have welcomed the first disbursement of $200 million of a syndicated loan facility to boost cocoa productivity in the world’s second-largest producer. The occasion was marked by a ceremony...
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Nigeria likely to go into severe recession due to COVID-19, Oil price crash
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Nigeria likely to go into severe recession due to COVID-19, Oil price crash

The World Bank made this known in a statement in Abuja on Thursday as part of its latest Nigeria Development Update (NDU). The bank said the report indicated that Nigeria in Times of COVID-19: Laying...
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3 Die in New Mexico After Drinking Hand Sanitizer, Officials Says
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3 Die in New Mexico After Drinking Hand Sanitizer, Officials Says

Whether the products involved in the deaths were among those listed in the advisory is under investigation, according to the Health Department. Brandon Warrick, an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico who is...
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Surge in Covid-19 cases fuels second wave of panic buying in Australia
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Surge in Covid-19 cases fuels second wave of panic buying in Australia

Supermarkets in Australia have reintroduced rationing after a surge in Covid-19 cases led to shoppers bulk buying goods on Friday. Fears about a second wave of coronavirus created panic in the southern half of the...
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LIAT to be liquidated and new airline formed – PM Gaston Browne
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LIAT to be liquidated and new airline formed – PM Gaston Browne

“COVID would have actually, let’s say increased the losses exponentially, so whereas in all of 2019 LIAT made a loss of about EC$12 million, that was within the means of the shareholder governments to subsidize,”...
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Peru to lift some coronavirus lockdown measures but keep borders closed
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Peru to lift some coronavirus lockdown measures but keep borders closed

Peru will lift coronavirus lockdown measures in most areas of the country, including the capital Lima, at the start of July, while keeping its borders closed, after the daily rate of cases slowed in recent...
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South Korea has entered its 2nd wave of coronavirus. What can Canada learn?
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South Korea has entered its 2nd wave of coronavirus. What can Canada learn?

Earlier this week, South Korea became the first country to officially announce a second wave of the novel coronavirus after a recent resurgence of cases. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control...
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Italian Doctors Arrive in Armenia to Help Fight Covid-19
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Italian Doctors Arrive in Armenia to Help Fight Covid-19

Eleven Italian medics from the Emergency Response Coordination Center (ERCC) have arrived in Armenia to held fight the Covid-19 pandemic. “This humanitarian step is more than valuable these days, when friendly Italy has not yet...
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In Ukraine, a priest brings God’s love to COVID-19 patients 
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In Ukraine, a priest brings God’s love to COVID-19 patients 

Grzegorz Draus is not an astronaut, although he may look like one, nor is he a pilot of a spaceship. He is wearing protective equipment that features no fewer than 13 different items. His aim:...
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How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology
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How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

Rwanda is renowned as a leader of gender equality. In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Online forum's International Gender Gap Report. It ranked in...
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MONUSCO seeks UN’s continued support as it aids DR Congo’s COVID-19 fight
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MONUSCO seeks UN’s continued support as it aids DR Congo’s COVID-19 fight

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo is keen to have the UN Security Council continue offering its support in order to continue its work in the country. Leila Zerrougui, the head...
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Planning to travel around Canada this summer? A new interactive map tells you where you’re permitted to go
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Planning to travel around Canada this summer? A new interactive map tells you where you’re permitted to go

A new interactive map has been designed to help Canadians navigate travelling in a world still plagued by the COVID-19 pandemic. Created by the Canadian Travel and Tourism Round table with the goal of promoting...
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UK scraps coronavirus quarantine for travel to France, Greece and Spain
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UK scraps coronavirus quarantine for travel to France, Greece and Spain

British travel agents welcome government's 'risk-based approach' to quarantine Jonathan Smith, a spokesman for the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta), said the organisation welcomed the "risk-based approach" taken by the government in choosing to review...
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Rwanda Moves to Increase Air Force Capacity by Acquiring Textron C-208 EX Aircraft
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Rwanda Moves to Increase Air Force Capacity by Acquiring Textron C-208 EX Aircraft

ATI Engineering Services LLC of Pennsylvania has been awarded USD10.1 Million contract to supply two Textron C-208 EX utility aircraft for the East African country’s airforce, according to a Foreign Military Sales notification issued by...
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No election in any part of Ethiopia before COVID 19 is no more threat,says NEBE
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No election in any part of Ethiopia before COVID 19 is no more threat,says NEBE

Ethiopia’s National Electoral Board (NEBE) disclosed on Wednesday that it has received a request from Tigray regional state Council to organize an election in the region for the 6th general election in the country. In...
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Tornado touched down in central Ontario, Environment Canada confirms
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Tornado touched down in central Ontario, Environment Canada confirms

Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado touched down at Sturgeon Lake in the City of Kawartha Lakes. The weather agency confirmed the tornado, which is reported to have occurred just after 3 p.m on Tuesday,...
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Court orders Bolsonaro to wear mask in public as Brazil prepares deal to produce coronavirus vaccine
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Court orders Bolsonaro to wear mask in public as Brazil prepares deal to produce coronavirus vaccine

A Brazilian judge ordered President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a mask in public, according to a court decision made public on Tuesday. The ruling came after the president attended political rallies in the capital without...
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Former Harper government House leader becomes interim leader of Wexit Canada
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Former Harper government House leader becomes interim leader of Wexit Canada

A veteran politician who once served as House leader in Stephen Harper’s Conservative government was named the interim leader of a political party seeking for Western Canada to secede from the rest of the country....
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Australia calls military in after latest coronavirus surge
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Australia calls military in after latest coronavirus surge

Australia's military was called in Wednesday to help tackle a coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne -- a surge in infections that has rattled the country's second-most populous city. Victoria has recorded double-digit increases in new daily...
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Devastating South Sudan coronavirus deaths,’a tragedy that can be prevented’, Security Council hears
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Devastating South Sudan coronavirus deaths,’a tragedy that can be prevented’, Security Council hears

But limited testing and social stigmatization is likely obscuring the true magnitude of the pandemic, said Mr. Shearer, who heads the UN Mission in the world’s youngest nation (UNMISS). The Mission’s greatest fear is that...
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South Africa to start continent’s first coronavirus vaccine pilot
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South Africa to start continent’s first coronavirus vaccine pilot

South Africa plans to roll out the continent's first coronavirus vaccine trial this week, according to the university leading the pilot, as the country grapples with the highest number of coronavirus cases in Africa. The...
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Delta government seeks N8Bn loan to boost agriculture
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Delta government seeks N8Bn loan to boost agriculture

The Delta Government has granted its approval for the state to access eight billion naira loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to develop agriculture in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr...
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Why New Zealand decided to go for full elimination of the coronavirus
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Why New Zealand decided to go for full elimination of the coronavirus

New Zealand has been widely praised for its aggressive response to covid-19. At the time of writing, the country had just 10 active cases. But Michael Baker, the doctor who formulated New Zealand’s elimination strategy,...
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Racism in Canada needs to stop
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Racism in Canada needs to stop

Indigenous people, along with other people of colour in Canada, are like children in a dysfunctional home. We feel somehow responsible and we want to do something about it, but as long as the parents...
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Nurses’ Lawsuit Claims ‘Fabricated’ COVID-19 Tests at Georgia Hospital
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Nurses’ Lawsuit Claims ‘Fabricated’ COVID-19 Tests at Georgia Hospital

A group of nurses at a Georgia hospital have filed a lawsuit accusing their CEO of what they call a "COVID-19 coverup" involving the improper collection of test samples to reduce positive test results for...
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Glenmark launches COVID-19 drug after DCGI nod
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Glenmark launches COVID-19 drug after DCGI nod

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals on Saturday said it has launched antiviral drug Favipiravir, under the brand name FabiFlu, for the treatment of patients with mild to moderate COVID-19. The Mumbai-based drug firm had on Friday received manufacturing...
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Spain lifts coronavirus state of emergency and reopens borders
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Spain lifts coronavirus state of emergency and reopens borders

Passengers wearing masks and wheeling suitcases arrived at Madrid's main airport and French people crossed the border to buy bargain alcohol and tobacco on Sunday as Spain opened its borders to most European countries and...
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Erdogan says Turkey lost ground in coronavirus fight
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Erdogan says Turkey lost ground in coronavirus fight

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey had lost some ground in its battle with the coronavirus but a focus on hygiene, masks, and social distancing will protect people and help the economy rebound in...
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Nigeria summons Ghana’s high commissioner over demolished property
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Nigeria summons Ghana’s high commissioner over demolished property

The Nigerian government on Monday summoned the Ghanaian High Commissioner in Nigeria, Iva Denoo, over the demolition of a section of the Nigerian embassy in Accra, Ghana. Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in...
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How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology
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How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

Rwanda is renowned as a pioneer of gender equality. In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the...
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Unity Bank Partners Dynamiss to Boost Access to E-Learning in Nigeria
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Unity Bank Partners Dynamiss to Boost Access to E-Learning in Nigeria

With Nigeria still uncertain of the school resumption due to the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic across the country, the importance of e-Learning is more pronounced now more than ever. To this end, Unity Bank Plc...
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MONEY, PEOPLE & POWER: The 10 bank CEOs who control 80% of Uganda’s banking sector – CEO East Africa
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MONEY, PEOPLE & POWER: The 10 bank CEOs who control 80% of Uganda’s banking sector – CEO East Africa

1. Anne Juuko Chief Executive, Stanbic Bank 2019 Asset Value: UGX6.6 trillion Market Share: 20.2 per cent Industry Rank: 1 Stanbic Bank has maintained the top spot in the banking sector ever since the acquisition...
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Remains of 50 OFWs who died from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia will not be brought home
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Remains of 50 OFWs who died from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia will not be brought home

The remains of 50  overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Saudi Arabia will not be brought back to the Philippines and will instead be buried there, following local customs,...
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Sudan warns against escalation in Nile dam dispute
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Sudan warns against escalation in Nile dam dispute

Sudan has warned against escalation and urged further negotiations with Egypt and Ethiopia over the construction of a controversial dam on the Blue Nile river by Addis Ababa. Tensions are running high between the three countries...
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Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund launches #10GhanaChallenge to raise funds for infectious disease isolation and treatment facility
Africa Covid19

Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund launches #10GhanaChallenge to raise funds for infectious disease isolation and treatment facility

The Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund has launched a crowdfunding initiative to raise money to complete its flagship project, the infectious disease isolation and treatment facility at the Ga East Hospital in Accra. Work on...
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Botswana’s president goes shopping for a farm
Africa Agriculture

Botswana’s president goes shopping for a farm

In south-west Botswana, near the border with South Africa, the federal government owns some prime farmland Banyana Farms. The land was initially purchased in order to promote industrial livestock farming in Botswana.In 2015, Banyana Farms...
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Canada Just Invested $100 Million Into Vegan Meat
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Canada Just Invested $100 Million Into Vegan Meat

Canada’s vegan meat industry just got a huge boost. The country just announced a nearly $100 million investment in vegan protein. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the multi-million dollar funding would go to Merit...
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Legions across Canada could close permanently, asking feds to help
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Legions across Canada could close permanently, asking feds to help

Royal Canadian Legion halls across the country have been shuttered for months due to COVID-19, and now a number of them are facing the prospect of never being able to reopen. With most ineligible for...
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Bangladesh to get priority if China develops Covid-19 vaccine
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Bangladesh to get priority if China develops Covid-19 vaccine

China has said Bangladesh will get priority in terms of cooperation and support if they can successfully develop vaccine for coronavirus. "Of course, Bangladesh is our important friend and Bangladesh will surely get priority," Deputy...
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The U’wa Community’s Nonviolent Resistance to COVID-19 and Attacks in Colombia
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The U’wa Community’s Nonviolent Resistance to COVID-19 and Attacks in Colombia

The U'wa Indigenous Guard, active in the cloud forest of Colombia near the border with Venezuela, were formed to nonviolently defend U'wa territory from a multitude of external threats from extractive companies and unwanted "eco-tourists"....
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MMIA named first climate smart airport in Nigeria
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MMIA named first climate smart airport in Nigeria

Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja, Lagos State has been named the first climate smart airport in Nigeria by Airport Carbon Accreditation. The independent carbon management certification body on Friday said Murtala Muhammed Airport...
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Ethiopia relaxes some regulations put in place to fight coronavirus
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Ethiopia relaxes some regulations put in place to fight coronavirus

Ministry of Health has announced today that the nation has relaxed some regulations put in place by the government to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The Health Minister, Dr. Lia Tadesse has announced improvements on guidelines...
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South Africa: Farm Attack Victim Speaks Out In Court
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South Africa: Farm Attack Victim Speaks Out In Court

Even after being tortured and raped in front of her own children by a Black, this White female still, regretfully, fails to completely break out of her mental programming/prison; and quotes multiracialist Communist Nelson Mandela...
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Shock As 4,000 Students Turn Pregnant In Machakos Over Coronavirus Period
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Shock As 4,000 Students Turn Pregnant In Machakos Over Coronavirus Period

The Children’s Department in Machakos has alleged that about 4,000 schoolgirls below the ages of 19 have been impregnated in the county in the last 4 months alone. Addressing the press in Machakos town on...
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Report backs Queensland and Western Australia keeping borders closed amid coronavirus pandemic
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Report backs Queensland and Western Australia keeping borders closed amid coronavirus pandemic

The health program director at the Grattan Institute says Queensland and Western Australia have done the right thing keeping their borders closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic Stephen Duckett, author of the report 'Coming out of...
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Post-COVID-19: Nigeria Needs to Design and Improve its Current Business Continuity Strategy – Abdullahi Haske
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Post-COVID-19: Nigeria Needs to Design and Improve its Current Business Continuity Strategy – Abdullahi Haske

Abdullahi Bashir Haske is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of AA&R Investments, an indigenous oil exploration company. In this interview, he highlighted how the oil and Gas has faires and how it would survive...
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Australia fears second wave as Victoria state tightens coronavirus controls
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Australia fears second wave as Victoria state tightens coronavirus controls

Australia's second-most populous state has tightened coronavirus controls as a spike in cases triggers fears the nation could be hit by a second wave of infections. Victoria extended a state of emergency by four weeks...
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Brazil passes 1 million coronavirus cases
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Brazil passes 1 million coronavirus cases

Brazil has confirmed more than 1 million coronavirus cases in the country, the second country to record the mammoth figure after the US. The country’s health ministry said on Friday that the total now stood...
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‘They are applying pressure,’ Bains says of China’s push for Canada to adopt Huawei’s 5G tech
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‘They are applying pressure,’ Bains says of China’s push for Canada to adopt Huawei’s 5G tech

OTTAWA -- Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says China is "applying pressure" on Canada to integrate Huawei technology into its 5G network, as it remains the only Five Eyes nation yet to make a decision about...
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Singapore will emerge from COVID-19 crisis a stronger society, with renewed sense of identity and values
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Singapore will emerge from COVID-19 crisis a stronger society, with renewed sense of identity and values

Singapore will emerge from the COVID-19 crisis a stronger society, with a renewed sense of identity and values, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has vowed to leave no Singaporean behind. Mr Heng was...
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Brazil Coronavirus Cases and Deaths: What To Know
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Brazil Coronavirus Cases and Deaths: What To Know

Brazil could have the world’s highest Covid-19 death toll by July. Latin America became the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in late May, largely driven by Brazil’s ballooning caseload, as the number of infections in...
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UVRI, Uganda’s Central Covid Testing Centre Hasn’t Received Covid Funding from Govt, Says Director – Online news from Uganda and the East African region – SoftPower News
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UVRI, Uganda’s Central Covid Testing Centre Hasn’t Received Covid Funding from Govt, Says Director – Online news from Uganda and the East African region – SoftPower News

The Uganda Infection Research Study Institute(UVRI)which is Uganda's central testing centre for samples for Covid-19 has actually exposed thatit has actually not received any Covid-related financing from government and has been required to divert a sum...
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Mali Music releases live performance of ‘Let Go’
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Mali Music releases live performance of ‘Let Go’

Three-time GRAMMY® nominated artist, composer, and producer Mali Music has released a new live performance video for his single “Let Go.” It’s available today as part of Vevo’s Ctrl series and premiered on Mali’s YouTube channel. “Let Go” is the...
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Use your first 5 years after school to build experience – CEO of Vodafone Ghana advises
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Use your first 5 years after school to build experience – CEO of Vodafone Ghana advises

Patricia Obo-Nai, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of one of Ghana’s biggest telecommunications companies, Vodafone Ghana, has advised that the youth to focus on building experience in their field of work within their first four-five years...
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Kenya: Construction Works of 102 MW Kipeto Wind Farm Complete
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Kenya: Construction Works of 102 MW Kipeto Wind Farm Complete

The Kipeto job, originally established by Craftskills, a Kenyan designer and minority equity shareholder, will supply the Kenya Power under a 20-year power purchase agreement which was signed back in 2015. China Machinery Engineering Corporation...
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COVID-19 outlook: What an infectious diseases expert thinks Australia can expect
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COVID-19 outlook: What an infectious diseases expert thinks Australia can expect

Australia has fared well during the coronavirus pandemic, but we’re not likely to be rid of COVID-19 any time soon, according to a leading infectious diseases expert. Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Australian National...
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Founder Institute Lagos Opens Application For Cohort III
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Founder Institute Lagos Opens Application For Cohort III

Creator Institute is supporting a lot more startups to launch new companies throughout Nigeria and the rest of Africa. Stanbic IBTC Creator Institute Lagos which released in the fourth Quarter of 2018 has given that...
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What Colombia’s Record Says About COVID-19 Testing
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What Colombia’s Record Says About COVID-19 Testing

The view from Colombia as the coronavirus hobbled health systems in Italy, Spain and beyond was a frightening one. If developed economies could be brought to their knees by COVID-19, what would happen to us?...
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Israel already using steroid said to save 1/3 of most severe COVID-19 cases
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Israel already using steroid said to save 1/3 of most severe COVID-19 cases

After UK researchers announced that a steroid drug has been found to significantly increase the chances of survival for those seriously ill as a result of the coronavirus, a report Wednesday revealed that some Israeli...
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COVID-19: Niger records measles outbreak in 13 LGAs
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COVID-19: Niger records measles outbreak in 13 LGAs

Niger State recorded an outbreak of measles in 13 local government areas of the state during the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the pandemic. The Director of Immunization and Diseases Control,...
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New Zealand hails Covid-free days with record rugby crowd
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New Zealand hails Covid-free days with record rugby crowd

For the first time in his four years as in-charge of the iconic Eden Park in Auckland, Nick Sautner says he witnessed a near-stampede at the turnstiles last Sunday. A 15-year record crowd of 43,000...
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Sewage study suggests COVID-19 was in Italy before China reported cases
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Sewage study suggests COVID-19 was in Italy before China reported cases

Scientists in Italy have found traces of the new coronavirus in wastewater collected from Milan and Turin in December 2019 – suggesting COVID-19 was already circulating in Northern Italy before China reported the first cases....
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Malcolm: Under Trudeau’s watch, Canada is irrelevant
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Malcolm: Under Trudeau’s watch, Canada is irrelevant

After years of lobbying and sucking up to the UN community, including to despots, dictators and countries with questionable human rights records, Justin Trudeau lost Canada’s bid for a United Nations Security Council seat. It...
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Crude oil closes high, Nigeria to comply with output cut
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Crude oil closes high, Nigeria to comply with output cut

Petroleum rates finished with a weekly gain of about 10% on Friday, as the sudden drop in U.S. production output of petroleum, together with OPEC output cuts, provides hope that the oil glut in the...
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Sweden: Public Approval of Lax Coronavirus Policies Is Waning
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Sweden: Public Approval of Lax Coronavirus Policies Is Waning

If Tegnell means to place full responsibility on the government, it could be an indication of the pressure he's under. The high approval ratings of Sweden's approach to the coronavirus, after all, have begun to...
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Indigenous people in Canada far more likely to be shot and killed by police
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Indigenous people in Canada far more likely to be shot and killed by police

TORONTO -- An Indigenous person in Canada is more than 10 times more likely to have been shot and killed by a police officer in Canada since 2017 than a white person in Canada. A...
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Travel restriction waived on medical grounds for Bangladeshi diagnosed with COVID-19 in Singapore
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Travel restriction waived on medical grounds for Bangladeshi diagnosed with COVID-19 in Singapore

A Bangladeshi national, Singapore’s first imported case of COVID-19 in more than a month, had been granted a waiver to enter Singapore on medical grounds, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). On Sunday (Jun 14),...
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Why Sweden Botched the Olof Palme Investigation and the Coronavirus Pandemic
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Why Sweden Botched the Olof Palme Investigation and the Coronavirus Pandemic

The assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986 was a tremendous shock to Sweden. It didn’t seem improbable; it seemed impossible, as if Donald Trump were to announce he had converted to Islam. If...
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Black Lives Matter Protester Shot In Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Black Lives Matter Protester Shot In Albuquerque, New Mexico

A protester in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is in “critical but stable condition” after he was shot on Monday evening, police announced. The unidentified demonstrator was part of a group calling for the removal of a...
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Brazil COVID-19 deaths now 2nd in world, ‘This is the worst public health crisis we’ve faced’
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Brazil COVID-19 deaths now 2nd in world, ‘This is the worst public health crisis we’ve faced’

On Saturday, Brazil’s Ministry of Health saw the total COVID-19 case count and deaths rise to 850,514 and 42,720, respectively. Brazil’s coronavirus mortality rate is 5 per cent, according to the health ministry. Brazil is...
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South Africa had its biggest daily jump in coronavirus cases
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South Africa had its biggest daily jump in coronavirus cases

South Africa has hit a number of concerning landmarks in its tracking of the spread of the coronavirus – including the largest daily jump in cases seen to-date, and two further provinces hitting over 10,000...
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Chilean copper miners threaten strike over alarming increase in Covid-19 cases
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Chilean copper miners threaten strike over alarming increase in Covid-19 cases

SANTIAGO – Chilean copper miners’ unions called on Sunday for a re-evaluation of the operational continuity plans of the country’s biggest miners during what they said was an “alarming” increase in coronavirus cases among workers....
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China coronavirus cases in Beijing surge as capital races to contain COVID-19 second wave infections today
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China coronavirus cases in Beijing surge as capital races to contain COVID-19 second wave infections today

The new coronavirus outbreak in Beijing grew to 106 cases Tuesday, with 29 communities in the sprawling Chinese capital back on lockdown. Health officials confirmed another 27 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, a smaller increase than...
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Egyptian LGBT activist commits suicide in Canada
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Egyptian LGBT activist commits suicide in Canada

An Egyptian LGBT activist was found dead in her home in Canada where she had been living in exile since 2018. Sara Hegazy, 30, committed suicide on Sunday after leaving behind a note asking her...
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Ajayi and Ighalo shares the spoils in a test game at Old Trafford
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Ajayi and Ighalo shares the spoils in a test game at Old Trafford

The duo of Odion Jude Ighalo and Semi Ajayi were in action as Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion lock horns in a test video game dipped into Old Trafford on Friday. Both groups fielded...
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Telecoms giant Orange looking at move into South Africa ‘within months’
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Telecoms giant Orange looking at move into South Africa ‘within months’

French telecommunications company Orange says that it is considering further expansion in Africa, including entry into new markets such as Nigeria and South Africa In an interview with Les Echos business newspaper, chief executive officer...
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China coronavirus cases in Beijing keep climbing today with more areas locked down amid fear of COVID-19 second wave
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China coronavirus cases in Beijing keep climbing today with more areas locked down amid fear of COVID-19 second wave

Officials in China's capital city reported 36 new, locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The update brought the total number of new cases to 79 since last Thursday, when the disease reappeared after almost...
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Heritage Bank, Dukia Gold boost Nigeria’s gold reserves
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Heritage Bank, Dukia Gold boost Nigeria’s gold reserves

The Federal Government has indicated that Nigeria’s potential reserves of 200 million ounces of gold is set for growth with the private sector partnerships including the Heritage Bank Plc and Dukia Gold & Precious Metals...
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Amid Growing Death Toll in Brazil, Bolsonaro’s Handling of the Covid-19 Pandemic Condemned as ‘Pitiful’
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Amid Growing Death Toll in Brazil, Bolsonaro’s Handling of the Covid-19 Pandemic Condemned as ‘Pitiful’

Brazil is now second only to the United States in terms of both Covid-19 cases and deaths, and its daily death toll is the highest in the world—conditions that public health officials within and beyond...
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Attorney General and Solicitor General expelled as members of Law Society of Kenya
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Attorney General and Solicitor General expelled as members of Law Society of Kenya

The Law Society of Kenya is truly reclaiming its lost glory. On 11th June, 2020 the council made a resolution to expel the Attorney General of Kenya, Paul Kihara, and the Solicitor General- Kennedy Ogeto....
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Museveni Appoints Gen Nakibus Lakara as New General Manager of Uganda Air Cargo
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Museveni Appoints Gen Nakibus Lakara as New General Manager of Uganda Air Cargo

President and Commander-in-Chief of Uganda’s Armed Forces, H.E. Yoweri Museveni recently appointed Lt Gen Nakibus Lakara as the New General Manager of Uganda Air Cargo Corporation (UAAC). Gen Lakara who is still serving in Somalia...
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Disability Movement Asks Lungu To Make Education Free For The Differently Abled
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Disability Movement Asks Lungu To Make Education Free For The Differently Abled

Born Short Living Tall (BSLT) has written President Edgar Lungu asking that the Head of State makes education free for all people who are differently abled. BSLT Executive Director Ntalasha Chisha stated that the physically...
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Police aircraft crashes in eastern Kenya
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Police aircraft crashes in eastern Kenya

A light Kenyan police aircraft carrying a security team to a meeting in Marsabit, crash-landed in the eastern region of Meru in the early hours of Saturday June 13. The Eastern Regional commissioner and his security team were...
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Coronavirus: Canada-U.S. border shutdown extended to July 21
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Coronavirus: Canada-U.S. border shutdown extended to July 21

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the coronavirus border shutdown between Canada and the United States is being extended again, this time until July 21. The 30-day extension comes as U.S. case numbers climb above two...
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“Hushpuppi cannot be extradited to Nigeria, he laundered money for two politicians” – Kemi Olunloyo reveals
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“Hushpuppi cannot be extradited to Nigeria, he laundered money for two politicians” – Kemi Olunloyo reveals

Kemi Olunloyo has called out TheNation newspaper for allegedly spreading fake news about Hushpuppi’s extradition to Nigeria. Taking to Instagram, Dr. Kemi wrote; “Wellness us when a leading newspaper is Transparent. News is suppressed in...
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Niger Govt. To Assist Ladies Farmer’s Company
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Niger Govt. To Assist Ladies Farmer’s Company

The Niger State federal government on Thursday said that it would support the Smallholder Women Farmers Company of Nigeria (SWOFON) in the state with inputs and executes for 2020 farming season. Alhaji Ahmed Matane, Secretary...
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Canada’s foreign minister shouldn’t have financial obligations to China
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Canada’s foreign minister shouldn’t have financial obligations to China

In less tumultuous times, revelations about the foreign affairs minister being deeply indebted to a state-run bank controlled by one of Canada’s main adversaries might be very big news indeed. As it turns out, dealing...
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COVID-19: Spain opens borders to UK and EU visitors from June 21
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COVID-19: Spain opens borders to UK and EU visitors from June 21

BRITS will be allowed to holiday in Spain in a week’s time, the Spanish Government has said. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that Spain would open its borders with all EU and Schengen-area countries on...
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Nigeria now in full compliance with everyday oil output
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Nigeria now in full compliance with everyday oil output

The increasing cost of Nigeria's debt profile breached a brand-new milestone with the country's financial obligation service as a percentage of income rising to 99% in the first quarter of 2020. This is contained in...
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COVID-19: Nigerian doctors kick against planned resumption of schools in Cross River
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COVID-19: Nigerian doctors kick against planned resumption of schools in Cross River

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Cross River State has warned the state government against its plan to commence a trial resumption of schools. The Cross River government plans to open three public schools in...
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Pakistan expects to see a MILLION covid-19 cases by end of July
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Pakistan expects to see a MILLION covid-19 cases by end of July

Pakistan is expected to see a million Covid-19 cases by the end of July amid warnings people are ignoring rules on social distancing. The country home to more than 212million people currently has nearly 140,000...
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Two shot dead at home in Ocho Rios
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Two shot dead at home in Ocho Rios

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said two persons were shot dead yesterday at Julie Drive in the Mansfield Heights area of Ocho Rios, St. Ann. The deceased are 55-year-old businesswoman Casset Graham, and her 31-year-old...
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But what about my holiday leave in South Africa after Covid-19?
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But what about my holiday leave in South Africa after Covid-19?

Covid-19 lockdown regulations have placed strict limitations on both domestic and international travel. With the restriction of movement employees have either cancelled their annual leave or are holding onto their days with the hope of...
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South Africa takes a step more detailed to brand-new nuclear-power programme
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South Africa takes a step more detailed to brand-new nuclear-power programme

South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources and Energy took another action in beginning a brand-new nuclear-power program. The department provided a demand for info (RFI) for products and services associated with such a program. Submissions...
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Togo, Niger, Benin owe Nigeria N32.04 billion for electricity supplied in 2019
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Togo, Niger, Benin owe Nigeria N32.04 billion for electricity supplied in 2019

Togo, Niger, and Benin Republic did not pay their N32.04 billion bills for the electricity Nigeria supplied to them in 2019, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said. According to data from the NERC, the...
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Italy, Germany, France and Netherlands sign contract with Astrazeneca for COVID-19 vaccine
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Italy, Germany, France and Netherlands sign contract with Astrazeneca for COVID-19 vaccine

Italy, Germany, France and the Netherlands have signed a contract with Astrazeneca to supply European citizens with a vaccine against the coronavirus, Italy's health minister said on Saturday. The contract is for 400 million doses...
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Brazil now second in coronavirus deaths, as US states see rising cases
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Brazil now second in coronavirus deaths, as US states see rising cases

 Brazil on Friday claimed the unenviable position of having the second-highest coronavirus death toll worldwide behind the United States, where several states have posted record daily case totals, signaling the crisis is far from over....
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Ghana FA ends Relationship with Referees Association of Ghana after setting ultra modern Department
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Ghana FA ends Relationship with Referees Association of Ghana after setting ultra modern Department

President of the Ghana Football Association Mr Kurt Okeaku has confirmed the Association has ended its long standing relationship with the Referees Association of Ghana after the FA set up the referees department. The GFA...
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Sudan embraces digital payments to build a more inclusive economy
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Sudan embraces digital payments to build a more inclusive economy

As part of its vision to transform its economy, Sudan announced a new commitment to accelerate the transition from cash to digital payments. By joining the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance, the government commits...
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Law Students Association of Nigeria(LAWSAN) Taraba State University Chapter loses Attorney General
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Law Students Association of Nigeria(LAWSAN) Taraba State University Chapter loses Attorney General

The President and indeed the entire leadership and Members Law students association of Nigeria (LAWSAN) is sad to announce the death of its Attorney General Isah Ubaidu Inda, who died on Saturday 13 June 2020...
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Nigeria: Set to Reopen Airports, Nigeria’s FAAN Compares Notes With Munich Airport
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Nigeria: Set to Reopen Airports, Nigeria’s FAAN Compares Notes With Munich Airport

The Nigerian government has begun plans to reopen its airports for domestic and international travels. Against this background, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it held a skype meeting with Munich Airport International...
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Guyana among 23 countries to benefit from COVID-19 support from Canada
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Guyana among 23 countries to benefit from COVID-19 support from Canada

Guyana is among fifteen other countries in the Caribbean Region and eight in Central and South America that will benefit from COVID-19 support from the Pan America Health Organisation (PAHO). In a press statement issued...
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COVID-19: Church might not open until end of the year – Pastor Tunde Bakare
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COVID-19: Church might not open until end of the year – Pastor Tunde Bakare

The General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said the church will not open until later in the year. Bakare stated this while speaking...
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Greece’s strict lockdown kept coronavirus deaths under 200. Now it wants to reopen.
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Greece’s strict lockdown kept coronavirus deaths under 200. Now it wants to reopen.

The Greek island of Mykonos’ newest bar-restaurant, Pelican, seemed to appear from nowhere. Tables, light fixtures and staff members with matching black face masks were still being slotted into place as Greeks visiting the island...
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Dr Babatunde Ajibade Salutes Nigerian Law Teachers, Promises A Re-Reorientation Towards Continuous Improvement In The Quality of Legal Education In Nigeria – Courtroom Mail
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Dr Babatunde Ajibade Salutes Nigerian Law Teachers, Promises A Re-Reorientation Towards Continuous Improvement In The Quality of Legal Education In Nigeria – Courtroom Mail

Although, as recognized by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, the life of the law has been more of experience than logic, there is no denying that a sound legal education is the foundation of successful legal...
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Ghana’s Minister for Health tests positive for Coronavirus
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Ghana’s Minister for Health tests positive for Coronavirus

The Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu is recovering in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. The Minister has been receiving treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre in Accra over the past week....
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Woman mauled and killed by her pit bull during walk in Canada
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Woman mauled and killed by her pit bull during walk in Canada

A Canadian woman was killed when her pit bull mauled her during a walk — after she’d left an even more dangerous dog at home, according to reports. The unidentified woman was first spotted dead...
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Burundi president becomes world’s first head of state to die of Covid confirm medics
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Burundi president becomes world’s first head of state to die of Covid confirm medics

The Burundian president died from the coronavirus, according to medics at the hospital where he was flown to following his death. The country's government had announced Pierre Nkurunziza's cause of death as from a heart attack....
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Coronavirus in China: Beijing Seafood Market Shuts Down
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Coronavirus in China: Beijing Seafood Market Shuts Down

Before the new cluster of cases, Beijing had not reported any new locally transmitted cases for eight weeks. China’s wet markets — where vendors sell fresh meat, seafood and produce — have come under scrutiny...
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Alleged land trespass: Court stops Enugu lawmaker
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Alleged land trespass: Court stops Enugu lawmaker

A serving lawmaker in Enugu State, Mr. Emeka Madau has been restrained by a High Court presided over by Justice E. N. Alukwu from further trespassing or selling a portion of land in dispute. The...
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Border Patrol agent, 26, found dead along New Mexico trail
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Border Patrol agent, 26, found dead along New Mexico trail

A U.S. Border Patrol agent on duty in a remote part of New Mexico was found dead last week, federal authorities confirmed Saturday. The body of the agent, identified as Johan Mordan, 26, was found...
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Italy, Germany, France & Netherlands sign deal for up to 400 million Oxford Covid-19 vaccines – Italian health minister
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Italy, Germany, France & Netherlands sign deal for up to 400 million Oxford Covid-19 vaccines – Italian health minister

Under the agreement, British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca will produce up to 400 million doses of the vaccine, which is enough for “the whole population of Europe,” Roberto Speranza wrote on Facebook. The minister said that...
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China reports surge in coronavirus cases
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China reports surge in coronavirus cases

The new cases illustrate how the virus can return as anti-disease controls are relaxed. The Xinfadi market on Beijing’s southeastern side was closed on Saturday and neighbouring residential compounds locked down after more then 50...
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Workers paid allowance after strike at DRC mine
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Workers paid allowance after strike at DRC mine

The strike led to negotiations with the mine management that then led to the payment of a special allowance of US$600 to the 6,000 mineworkers confined to the mine site during the quarantine. The company...
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Malawi: Minister of Finance to Unveil 2020/21 Budget on Friday
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Malawi: Minister of Finance to Unveil 2020/21 Budget on Friday

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha is expected to present the 2020/2021 Budget Statement on Friday. According to a communiqué from the Ministry of Finance, Mwanamvekha will start presenting the budget statement...
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TikTok changes the social media rules in South Africa
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TikTok changes the social media rules in South Africa

Since making its debut in the South African social media scene in 2018, the uptake of video-sharing app TikTok has been “astonishing”. This is one of the key findings from the South African Social Media...
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ASUU Alleges harassment, intimidation by Ambrose Alli University Management
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ASUU Alleges harassment, intimidation by Ambrose Alli University Management

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) chapter, Ekpoma have expressed worry over alleged harassment and intimidation of leaders of staff unions and disrespect of trade unions by the University management....
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Police arrest suspect linked with murder of postgraduate student in Ibadan
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Police arrest suspect linked with murder of postgraduate student in Ibadan

The Police Command in Oyo State says it has arrested a suspect linked with the murder of Azeezat Somuyiwa, on June 5 in Ibadan. It was reported that Somuyiwa, a pregnant woman, was murdered in...
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Former Petroleum Minister,Dieziani Has Been Appointed As Commissioner For Trade And Investment
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Former Petroleum Minister,Dieziani Has Been Appointed As Commissioner For Trade And Investment

The Former Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison Madueke has been reportedly appointed as Commissioner for Trade and Investment by Roosevelt Skerrit, the Prime Minister of Commonwealth of Dominican Republic. It was gathered that...
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Malawi’s Cashgate Queen Joyce Banda Wants Malawians to Die Of Covid-19
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Malawi’s Cashgate Queen Joyce Banda Wants Malawians to Die Of Covid-19

Government has asked former President Dr. Joyce Banda and opposition political parties to stop politicizing Covid-19 pandemic which has so far killed four people in the country. Minister of Information, Mark Botomani made the statement...
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‘Enough is enough’ time for Canada to put discrimination on ice
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‘Enough is enough’ time for Canada to put discrimination on ice

She’d waited months for that familiar feeling of pulling skates onto her feet, the soothing sound of the blades cutting into fresh ice. It was freeing, in a way, for Brigette Lacquette to get back...
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African Swine Fever Outbreak Confirmed In Nigeria’s Largest Pig Farm
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African Swine Fever Outbreak Confirmed In Nigeria’s Largest Pig Farm

One of Nigeria's largest pig co-operative farms, located in Lagos State, has actually been impacted by an outbreak of the lethal African swine fever. According to a farmer at the Oke Aro farm, who spoke...
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Coronavirus: plans to cater for ‘Covid tourists’ being finalised
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Coronavirus: plans to cater for ‘Covid tourists’ being finalised

The Cypriot summer season for Brits is likely to start in mid-July as the holiday island even has plans for ‘safety net hotels’ should tourists fall ill with Covid-19. While everyone is hoping for the...
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Coronavirus: Draft plan of Manitoba Phase 3 reopening includes no need to isolate after travel in Western Canada
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Coronavirus: Draft plan of Manitoba Phase 3 reopening includes no need to isolate after travel in Western Canada

Phase 3 of Manitoba’s reopening during the novel coronavirus pandemic could see indoor and outdoor groups increase, and travel restrictions loosened. According to the draft plan of Phase 3, posted Thursday on the Manitoba government...
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Egypt sticks to US, World Bank-brokered document on Ethiopian Dam
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Egypt sticks to US, World Bank-brokered document on Ethiopian Dam

The Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources has affirmed sticking to the document brokered by the United States and the World Bank on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on February 21st, as a basis for negotiations,...
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Forbes Nigeria Summit Will Function Top Business from the 1st Digital Accelerator Program for Nigeria
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Forbes Nigeria Summit Will Function Top Business from the 1st Digital Accelerator Program for Nigeria

Forbes revealed Nigeria's First Digital Start-up Accelerator program powered by the International Start-up Ecosystem early this year and within 2 weeks got over 5000+ applications. 200 business were chosen for the 2020 program which used...
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Plastics dumped in oceans may reach 250 million tonnes in 10 years
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Plastics dumped in oceans may reach 250 million tonnes in 10 years

If current trends in urbanisation, production, and consumption continue, the number of plastics in the world’s oceans may reach 250 million tonnes in less than 10 years, the World Bank has warned. The Bank stated...
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Colleges of Education To Reopen On June 29 For Final Year Students
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Colleges of Education To Reopen On June 29 For Final Year Students

Government has announced that colleges of education across the country will reopen on June 29, 2020 for third and fourth year students. Minister of General Education Mr David Mabumba said at a media briefing in...
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Nigeria nominates Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for post of WTO Director-General
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Nigeria nominates Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for post of WTO Director-General

According to the timetable announced by the Chair of the General Council, David Walker, the nomination period will close on 8 July 2020. Shortly after the nomination period has closed, candidates will be invited to...
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Nigerian Guild of Editors calls for government intervention
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Nigerian Guild of Editors calls for government intervention

The Nigerian Guild of Editors has called for the urgent intervention of the Nigerian government to save the media in Nigeria from total collapse. The Guild made the call in a Communiqué issued at the...
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Producers hopeful of $50 oil cost, business sustainability from cuts Business
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Producers hopeful of $50 oil cost, business sustainability from cuts Business

Although OPEC concurred at the weekend to extend 9.7 million barrels cuts in daily crude oil production through completion of July, providing oil rates some support, operators in the exploration market are enthusiastic that the...
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Genworth and Canada Guaranty Won’t Adopt CMHC’s New Mortgage Rules
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Genworth and Canada Guaranty Won’t Adopt CMHC’s New Mortgage Rules

Following the announcement of CMHC’s new mortgage rules last week, Canada’s other two mortgage insurers, Genworth Canada and Canada Guaranty, confirmed Monday they will not be following CMHC’s lead. “Genworth MI Canada Inc confirms that...
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JJ Vallow, Tylee Ryan bodies found on Chad Daybell property, relatives say
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JJ Vallow, Tylee Ryan bodies found on Chad Daybell property, relatives say

Relatives of two children missing since September said Wednesday that the bodies of two kids uncovered in rural Idaho are the young boy and his big sister, whose mother and her husband are behind bars...
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Sudan diplomat passes on – Eye Radio
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Sudan diplomat passes on – Eye Radio

The South Sudan Ambassador to Belgium has passed on at the age of 64. According to the family, Amb. Jwokgwen Severio Yukwan Ayik died from diabetes and malaria on Monday. The late became a diplomat...
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I did not target the entire music industry in my counsel to Gospel Artist Kings Malembe Malembe
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I did not target the entire music industry in my counsel to Gospel Artist Kings Malembe Malembe

Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has clarified that he did not target the entire music industry in his counsel to Gospel Artist Kings Malembe Malembe. Mr Lusambo says it is unfortunate that his counsel to...
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Manganese Mining Halted in Luano
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Manganese Mining Halted in Luano

A group of illegal manganese miners in Chingola’s Luano area have been directed to halt operations until they obtain relevant documentation for mining activities. Chingola Mayor Titus Tembo who visited the site was in shock...
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Nyumba Yanga Teacher Who Killed Ex-Wife To Undergo Mental Examination
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Nyumba Yanga Teacher Who Killed Ex-Wife To Undergo Mental Examination

A teacher of Nyumba Yanga Secondary School who shot dead his ex-wife in February 2019 is due to undergo mental examination at Chainama Hospital following an application by the defence. Mr Kenneth Makina’s lawyer Mbile...
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Air Namibia pilot shares flying experience during Covid-19
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Air Namibia pilot shares flying experience during Covid-19

At a time where hundreds of pilots have been grounded due to the coronavirus outbreak globally, Air Namibia youthful pilot shares his experience of domestic flying during these unprecedented times of the pandemic. The virus...
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Ford has launched a compact utility Figo in South Africa
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Ford has launched a compact utility Figo in South Africa

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) says it is expanding its presence in the utility vehicle sector with the Figo Freestyle – a sub-B segment compact utility vehicle (CUV) based on the Figo hatchback....
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Akwa Ibom Senators want FG to reopen international airport in Uyo
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Akwa Ibom Senators want FG to reopen international airport in Uyo

Senators from Akwa Ibom State have pleaded with the Federal Government to include Akwa Ibom airport among the five international airports meant to be opened on June 21st. Senator Albert Bassey Akpan, speaking on behalf...
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Tanzania’s East Africa Fruits closes Series A funding worth $3.1m
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Tanzania’s East Africa Fruits closes Series A funding worth $3.1m

Tanzanian agri-tech company East Africa Fruits has closed a Series A funding round worth US$3.1 million as it aims to build essential supply chain infrastructure and better transport fresh produce directly from farms to urban...
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African Green Startups Invited To Apply For Virtual Incubator
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African Green Startups Invited To Apply For Virtual Incubator

African startups have been invited to apply for the Greenpreneurs programme, which helps young leaders to connect globally and receive support on turning their ideas into tangible impact. Run collectively by Student Energy, Youth Climate...
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We’re Not Part Of Coronavirus Commerce, Kogi Tells NMA
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We’re Not Part Of Coronavirus Commerce, Kogi Tells NMA

The Kogi State government distanced itself from what it described as the “provocative position” of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on the COVID-19 controversies in the state, insisting that the medical body was “probably enraged...
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Ontario Allows Dentists, Optometrists, More Health Services To Reopen
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Ontario Allows Dentists, Optometrists, More Health Services To Reopen

Dentists, optometrists and massage therapists are part of a list of health-care providers that the Ontario government says can gradually reopen following a months-long shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chiropractors, physiotherapists, psychologists, dieticians and...
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Shares of Sasol Surge as South Africa Eases Lock down Restrictions
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Shares of Sasol Surge as South Africa Eases Lock down Restrictions

South Africa's response to the coronavirus pandemic and international demand for petroleum products has actually struck Sasol's company hard. A little over a month earlier, it revealed it was suspending operations at its Natref petroleum...
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Marriott ordered by Trump administration to close hotel in Cuba
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Marriott ordered by Trump administration to close hotel in Cuba

President Trump orders the Marriott International Company, the only U.S. company to run hotel in Cuba to close its Four Points Sheraton in Havana and wind down its operations by August 31. The hotel operator...
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Passengers to arrive 4hours before flight! Civil Aviation issues dire guidelines ahead of reopening Entebbe Airport
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Passengers to arrive 4hours before flight! Civil Aviation issues dire guidelines ahead of reopening Entebbe Airport

Entebbe – Uganda Civil Aviation Authority has tightened measures at Entebbe International Airport to combat the spread of COVID-19. In the new changes, departing passengers will now be expected to arrive at the airport at...
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Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine ineffective in preventing COVID-19- Study
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Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine ineffective in preventing COVID-19- Study

The malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, was ineffective in preventing infection in people exposed to coronavirus, a clinical trial released on Wednesday has reportedly shown. The study was conducted on 821 people by researchers from the University...
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Is Technological Innovation in Agriculture Enough to Secure Food Security in Ghana?
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Is Technological Innovation in Agriculture Enough to Secure Food Security in Ghana?

Innovation in agricultural technology is instrumental in achieving broad-based social and economic growth in developing countries. In Ghana and the wider region, the sector employs more people than any other industry. It is, however, much...
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Zambia : Jean Kapata Warns Chiefs against allocation land without following correct Procedure
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Zambia : Jean Kapata Warns Chiefs against allocation land without following correct Procedure

Ephraim Chiluba-Lands and natural resources minister JEAN KAPATA has cautioned traditional leaders to desist from allocating land without following the correct procedure. Speaking when she addressed indunas and headmen in Chibombo central province the minister...
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Nigeria: Investigation – Delta Residents Lament As Fully, Partially Funded NDDC Water Projects Are Abandoned
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Nigeria: Investigation – Delta Residents Lament As Fully, Partially Funded NDDC Water Projects Are Abandoned

On Friday, October 11, 2019, this reporter turned her attention to Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State. Her first stopover was Okuno Community. On February 11, 2011, the NDDC awarded the contract for...
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Psychological effects of Police Brutality on a Black American – Ghana-based Rashad McCrorey shares experience
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Psychological effects of Police Brutality on a Black American – Ghana-based Rashad McCrorey shares experience

Black American in Ghana Rashad McCrorey Shares Experience with Authorities in America and the Only Real Way to Create Modification. Hatred in My Heart One night in 2019, throughout Ghana's Year of Return celebrations, I...
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Private autopsy shows George Floyd suffocated to death, says Lawyer
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Private autopsy shows George Floyd suffocated to death, says Lawyer

An autopsy arranged by the family of George Floyd shows he was suffocated by a US policeman, rather than dying from pre-existing heart problems as claimed by the official ruling, their lawyer announced Monday. “Independent...
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How To Be  A Successful Brand Ambassador, Social Media Influencer —  Ashmusy
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How To Be  A Successful Brand Ambassador, Social Media Influencer —  Ashmusy

A rising brand ambassador and in influencer, Amarachi Amusi, popularly known as Ashmusy, has charged aspiring younger ones to be ready to surmount the challenges ahead in building a career for themselves. Ashmusy, who started...
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Zambia : The Universities will start opening from 8th June 2020-Education Minister
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Zambia : The Universities will start opening from 8th June 2020-Education Minister

The Universities will start opening from 8th June 2020, Minister of Higher Education Brian Mushimba has announced. Dr Mushimba says the opening of Universities will be approached in a phased manner considering that they have...
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Why Rohr will not beg Ezeh, Saka and others to play for Nigeria
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Why Rohr will not beg Ezeh, Saka and others to play for Nigeria

Gernot Rohr is not going to force or beg Arsenal’s wonderkid Bukayo Saka, Queens Park Rangers star Eberechi Ezeh and other UK-born Nigerians to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. The technical adviser who...
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Erdoğan’s Libya Campaign: Another Neo-Ottoman Design
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Erdoğan’s Libya Campaign: Another Neo-Ottoman Design

Ironically, even during the Ottoman era (from early 16th century to 1912) Libya was divided into two parts: one linked to Tripoli in the west and the other linked to Benghazi in the east. Even...
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African Development Bank approves $288.5 million loan for Nigeria to respond to COVID-19
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African Development Bank approves $288.5 million loan for Nigeria to respond to COVID-19

The loan is the Bank’s initial response to help mitigate the slump in oil prices and its impact on the national economy. About 40.1% of Nigerians live below the poverty line of $1.90 per day and...
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Standard Chartered Nigeria names winners of its Women in Technology Incubator project –
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Standard Chartered Nigeria names winners of its Women in Technology Incubator project –

Requirement Chartered Nigeria has revealed the winners of the very first edition of its Ladies in Innovation Incubator.Launched in June 2019, the SC Women in Tech Incubator was established to support and promote the financial...
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Police officer is set on fire by protesters in Mexico amid clashes after man died in custody of cops
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Police officer is set on fire by protesters in Mexico amid clashes after man died in custody of cops

Shocking footage shows the moment a police officer is set on fire by protesters in Mexico amid violent clashes over the death of a man who died after he was beaten and taken into custody. Protesters...
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Nigeria: Finally, Govt Hands Off Pricing of Petrol
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Nigeria: Finally, Govt Hands Off Pricing of Petrol

Abuja and Lagos — The federal government thursday proceeded with the full deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector with the removal of the existing cap on petrol price, urging marketers to import and sell the...
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Coronavirus live updates: Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Ghana… cases, deaths and news, today
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Coronavirus live updates: Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Ghana… cases, deaths and news, today

It's not over': COVID-19 cases rise in some nations easing lockdowns - WHO Some countries have seen "upticks" in COVID-19 cases as lockdowns ease, and populations must protect themselves from the coronavirus while authorities continue testing, the World...
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Up to 9,400 coronavirus deaths in Canada by June 15, new modelling suggests
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Up to 9,400 coronavirus deaths in Canada by June 15, new modelling suggests

Canada is slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, though health officials are anticipating the number of cases and deaths to rise. Health Canada’s latest short-term modelling shows that COVID-19 could cause 7,700 to 9,400...
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UK Aid-Backed Drone Technology Facilitates Ghana’s COVID-19 Fight
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UK Aid-Backed Drone Technology Facilitates Ghana’s COVID-19 Fight

A partnership between the UK aid and Gavi - the Vaccine Alliance - is supporting Ghana to use Zipline drones to collect COVID-19 test samples from across the country. A statement issued by the British...
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US May Send Troops to Tunisia Over Alleged Russian Campaign to Destabilize Region, AFRICOM Says
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US May Send Troops to Tunisia Over Alleged Russian Campaign to Destabilize Region, AFRICOM Says

The United States may send a brigade of troops for training purposes to Tunisia to counter the alleged ‘Russian threat’ to regional security, US African Command (AFRICOM) announced, citing a May 28 telephone conversation between...
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Coronavirus: Chinese medical team still in Nigeria – Officials
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Coronavirus: Chinese medical team still in Nigeria – Officials

The Chinese embassy and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) say the Chinese medical team controversially invited to support Nigerian efforts against COVID-19 is still around in the country. They spoke in response to...
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Ottawa pledges millions to promote holiday travel in Canada during pandemic
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Ottawa pledges millions to promote holiday travel in Canada during pandemic

Ottawa is earmarking millions of dollars to promote holiday travel inside Canada as it seeks to help the tourism industry weather the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds announced by Economic Development Minister Melanie Joly on Sunday...
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Greece bans Scots from travelling to country due to poor coronavirus record
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Greece bans Scots from travelling to country due to poor coronavirus record

Greece has banned Brits from travelling to their country for a holiday when it reopens next month due to a poor coronavirus record. The Greek government has said they will accept tourists from a list...
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Anti-vax protesters defy coronavirus restrictions across Australia

Hundreds of anti-vaccination protesters have defied social-distancing measures at rallies across Australia. Protesters claiming the COVID-19 pandemic was a “scam” gathered at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne on Saturday, and carried signs declaring they...
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Morocco Donates €3 Million to EU’s ‘Coronavirus Global Response’
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Morocco Donates €3 Million to EU’s ‘Coronavirus Global Response’

Morocco has contributed €3 million to the European Commission’s “Coronavirus Global Response” campaign, aiming for universal access to affordable COVID-19 vaccines, treatment, and testing. The contribution is in line with Morocco’s willingness to strengthen its...
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Female expats slam police for ridiculous sanctions, as it emerges Spain has issued over ONE million fines for breaking coronavirus lockdown
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Female expats slam police for ridiculous sanctions, as it emerges Spain has issued over ONE million fines for breaking coronavirus lockdown

A PAIR of female expats have appealed to their town halls over intimidation and overreaction by their local police forces during the COVID-19 lockdown. The British duo are demanding action over extortionate fines, as well...
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COVID-19 making life tough for nighttime criminals
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COVID-19 making life tough for nighttime criminals

The curfew measures that were put in place following the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus here in Guyana, have put a dent in the operation of a criminal network whose members robbed people in and...
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Coronavirus: Why Nigeria may miss own 2 million testing target in three months
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Coronavirus: Why Nigeria may miss own 2 million testing target in three months

On April 28, the Nigerian government announced its target of testing at least two million people within the next three months. At a Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing, the Director-General of Nigeria Centre...
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How I made social media playground to become a brand influencer
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How I made social media playground to become a brand influencer

A rising Nigerian brand influencer, Amarachi Amusi, popularly known as Ashmusy, has described the social media as another world where one can even dwell in as a playground. Ashmusy, who is currently making waves on...
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JOHN MUSINGUZI RUJOKI: A portrait of the reformer at Uganda Revenue Authority
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JOHN MUSINGUZI RUJOKI: A portrait of the reformer at Uganda Revenue Authority

On March 29th President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, in exercise of his powers, relieved Doris Akol of her office as Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority and replaced her with John Musinguzi Rujoki. The news caught...
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100-level UNIBEN Student, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa raped & murdered inside a church
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100-level UNIBEN Student, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa raped & murdered inside a church

Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level Microbiology student of the University of Benin, UNIBEN was reportedly raped and battered inside a church in Edo state. According to reports from her friends on Social Media, Vera was...
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Marsa Alam Airport received 10K stranded Egyptian since April
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Marsa Alam Airport received 10K stranded Egyptian since April

The Egyptian returnees came from more than 36 countries worldwide through coordination between ministries, hotel facilities and Tourist Companies chamber, which prepared hotels to host the returnees for one-week quarantine as announced by the country....
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This is what Umeme is doing, to keep Uganda, especially our healthcare and manufacturing facilities switched on and running
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This is what Umeme is doing, to keep Uganda, especially our healthcare and manufacturing facilities switched on and running

 In the last couple of days, there has actually been some considerable easing, by federal government, of some of the lockdown steps that have so far, protected Uganda from the raving Covid-19. As many Ugandans...
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How Iceland Beat the Coronavirus
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How Iceland Beat the Coronavirus

On the morning of Friday, February 28th, Ævar Pálmi Pálmason, a detective with the Reykjavík police department, was summoned by his boss. Iceland did not yet have a confirmed case of COVID-19, but the country’s...
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Russia approves ‘game-changer’ antiviral drug to treat coronavirus
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Russia approves ‘game-changer’ antiviral drug to treat coronavirus

Russia has approved a 'game-changer' antiviral drug to treat the coronavirus and is ready to start giving it to infected patients next week. The Health Ministry in Russia has approved Avifavir, following the promising results...
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Georgia student, son of 2 first responders, creates lifesaving COVID-19 equipment
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Georgia student, son of 2 first responders, creates lifesaving COVID-19 equipment

When Kentez Craig was a teenager, he was riding in the car with his father one day when they came upon a vehicle on fire along the side of the road. Craig’s dad, a paramedic,...
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Spain celebrates ZERO Covid-19 deaths since pandemic started as it walks towards ‘new’ normal
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Spain celebrates ZERO Covid-19 deaths since pandemic started as it walks towards ‘new’ normal

Spain has registered zero Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours – for the first time since the pandemic started – according to the country’s Ministry of Health today. In fact, just 35 coronavirus-related deaths...
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Local NGOs collaborate in fight against COVID-19
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Local NGOs collaborate in fight against COVID-19

OVER the weekend, three local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) banded together to bring relief to the less fortunate and slow the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus by distributing food hampers and sanitation products. Living Colour,...
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South-South Cooperation during Coronavirus Pandemic: India to look at test kits for COVID-19 from Argentina
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South-South Cooperation during Coronavirus Pandemic: India to look at test kits for COVID-19 from Argentina

Border tension with China may take a toll on India’s trade with Beijing, more so at a time when the country is fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Amid all this, India could possibly look at other...
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COVID-19:Schools reopen in Ghana
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COVID-19:Schools reopen in Ghana

President Akufo-Addo has announced the re-opening of schools and universities to allow final year students to begin classes ahead of the conduct of their respective exit examinations. During his 10th televised address, the president said,...
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In DR Congo, denial ends up being major challenge for virus project
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In DR Congo, denial ends up being major challenge for virus project

 Two employee of the Congolese Ministry of Health use personal protective devices to carry out a COVID-19 test at a private home in Goma, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on March 31, 2020. Photo by...
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Stonebwoy makes Ghana proud; becomes the most-streamed artiste in USA
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Stonebwoy makes Ghana proud; becomes the most-streamed artiste in USA

Stonebwoy’s fourth studio commodity rightly captioned “Anloga Junction” album continues to set standards in the music ecosystem as it topped Pop Vortex’s chart of the most popular and best selling new projects on iTunes chart...
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Donald Trump touts racial equality while referring to COVID-19 as ‘China plague’
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Donald Trump touts racial equality while referring to COVID-19 as ‘China plague’

President Donald Trump referred to the coronavirus as the “China plague” on Friday during a news conference in which he boasted about the U.S. economy. Speaking at the White House, Trump addressed the May jobs...
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As coronavirus rages in Brazil, Bolsonaro’s embrace of Israel puts Jews at risk
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As coronavirus rages in Brazil, Bolsonaro’s embrace of Israel puts Jews at risk

Across the globe all manner of figures, from the political fringes to the mainstream, are flooding social media and TV shows with their take on why the coronavirus, fake or real, was concocted by the...
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Expert at Polaris Bank webinar identifies Telemedicine as pathway to healthcare delivery in Nigeria
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Expert at Polaris Bank webinar identifies Telemedicine as pathway to healthcare delivery in Nigeria

With the widespread incidence of COVID-19 in the country and its impact on healthcare delivery, the practise of telemedicine is being advocated as one of the quickest and effective means of accessing primary healthcare by...
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Nigeria: 2020 Budget – Senate Pegs Oil Price Benchmark At $28 Per Barrel
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Nigeria: 2020 Budget – Senate Pegs Oil Price Benchmark At $28 Per Barrel

The Senate on Tuesday put the benchmark price for crude oil in the 2020 budget at $28 per barrel. The Senate also reduced the targeted daily oil production from 1.94 million as initially proposed to...
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Coronavirus: Nigeria to redefine audience measurement in advertising
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Coronavirus: Nigeria to redefine audience measurement in advertising

Nigeria says it is ready to redefine audience measurement in advertising to meet global standards for a robust creative industry as it sets out to combat the likely effects of coronavirus pandemic on the 2020...
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Kenyans sue Uganda over ‘excess water’ on Lake Victoria
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Kenyans sue Uganda over ‘excess water’ on Lake Victoria

Five Kenyans have sued the Ugandan government for allegedly failing to control floods around the shores of Lake Victoria, resulting in displacement of people and damage to their property. Former president of the Law Society...
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BoU clears CBA and NC Bank merger in Uganda; but who will head the new NCBA Bank?
Africa Management

BoU clears CBA and NC Bank merger in Uganda; but who will head the new NCBA Bank?

Bank of Uganda has cleared the merger of two out-of-Nairobi banks- NC Bank Uganda and Commercial Bank of Africa. The two as per 2019 results were the 19th and 21st largest banks by assets respectively...
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S.Sudan refutes information circulated as if it gave land to Egypt for military base
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S.Sudan refutes information circulated as if it gave land to Egypt for military base

Addis Ababa, June 3, 2020 (FBC) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan hereby denied in the information which has been circulated in the social media that...
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Kenya: Nairobi’s Water Shortage Raises COVID-19 Risk
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Kenya: Nairobi’s Water Shortage Raises COVID-19 Risk

Some parts of Kenya's capital have been without running water for weeks, after a landslide destroyed a water pipe, making frequent hand washing for coronavirus prevention a challenge. Water distribution points have been set up...
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Careful how you manage gold, if Congo had no minerals, there wouldn’t be war
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Careful how you manage gold, if Congo had no minerals, there wouldn’t be war

In Petauke’s Sasali and Sandwe areas; in Vubwi, south of Chipata City; in Rufunsa and Luangwa; in Mwinilunga and not to mention the Copperbelt Province itself, gold is plenty! Farmers are literally cultivating their crops...
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Tokyo stocks open higher on US rallies, cheaper yenBusiness
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Tokyo stocks open higher on US rallies, cheaper yenBusiness

Japanese 10,000 yen and U.S. 100 dollar banknotes are organized for a picture in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept. 7, 2017. Tomohiro Ohsumi|Bloomberg|Getty Image Tokyo stocks opened higher on Wednesday as investors took heart from a...
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Mexico authorities locate the remains of seven of the 10 abducted police officers
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Mexico authorities locate the remains of seven of the 10 abducted police officers

Police in Mexico have discovered the bodies of seven state cops who were abducted last week in the western state of Jalisco. The remains of the missing police officers were dismembered and tossed into several...
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Outrage over cut in health, education budgets in Nigeria
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Outrage over cut in health, education budgets in Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the Federal Government’s slashing of the 2020 budgetary allocations for basic health care from N44.4 billion to N25.5billion, and for Universal Basic Education (UBE) from N111.7 billion to...
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Digital banking startup Sparkle launched in Nigeria
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Digital banking startup Sparkle launched in Nigeria

Digital banking startup Sparkle has been launched in Nigeria by former Diamond Bank chief executive officer (CEO) and tech entrepreneur Uzoma Dozie, aimed at providing seamless solutions to Nigerian individuals, SMEs and retailers, which has...
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Western Libya launches ground offensive to dislodge Haftar from airport
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Western Libya launches ground offensive to dislodge Haftar from airport

Armed forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognised government started a major offensive on Wednesday to recapture the capital’s main airport from a renegade military commander, despite the surging coronavirus pandemic and an agreement to restart...
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Tropical Storm Cristobal lashes Mexico, Gulf Coast states likely to have impacts by next week
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Tropical Storm Cristobal lashes Mexico, Gulf Coast states likely to have impacts by next week

Tropical Storm Cristobal brings heavy rains and life-threatening flash flooding to parts of southern Mexico and Central America. The third named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is bringing life-threatening flooding to Mexico and Central America,...
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Trump bans China flights amid tensions over coronavirus
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Trump bans China flights amid tensions over coronavirus

The Trump administration ordered a suspension of flights on Wednesday from China to the United States as tensions escalate between the two countries over the coronavirus and Hong Kong. The order, which takes effect June 16,...
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Digital banking startup Sparkle launched in Nigeria
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Digital banking startup Sparkle launched in Nigeria

Digital banking startup Sparkle has been launched in Nigeria by former Diamond Bank chief executive officer (CEO) and tech entrepreneur Uzoma Dozie, aimed at providing seamless solutions to Nigerian individuals, SMEs and retailers, which has...
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Marketers identify challenges in FG’s petrol price review Business
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Marketers identify challenges in FG’s petrol price review Business

Again promises given by the Federal Government to properly consult marketers of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise called petrol before arriving at the monthly price review of the product, some marketers yesterday told The Guardian...
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Final year University of Ghana students to remain at home despite easing of restrictions
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Final year University of Ghana students to remain at home despite easing of restrictions

Final year students of the University of Ghana will remain at home despite the easing of coronavirus restrictions. On Sunday, President Akufo-Addo gave the greenlight for final year students in universities, Junior High and Senior...
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Reps task FG on adequate preparation for post-oil economy in Nigeria
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Reps task FG on adequate preparation for post-oil economy in Nigeria

The House of Representatives on Tuesday admonished Federal Government on the need to direct its energy, resources and focus on how to diversify the economy from dependence on oil to avert the looming economic implosion....
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Chinese Factory In Uganda Making Face Masks To Plug Lack
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Chinese Factory In Uganda Making Face Masks To Plug Lack

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday launched 2 production lines at a Chinese-owned factory that has actually started making face masks to plug shortages as the nation alleviates lockdown limitations. "I am happy to commission...
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Post-COVID-19: World Bank says Nigeria, others must end fuel subsidy
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Post-COVID-19: World Bank says Nigeria, others must end fuel subsidy

The existing low crude oil prices present a chance for commodities-dependent economies like Nigeria to examine their energy pricing policies as they eagerly anticipate the post-COVIC-19 pandemic period, the World Bank has actually said. The...
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Tropical Depression Three forms in the Gulf of Mexico, Likely to become Cristobal
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Tropical Depression Three forms in the Gulf of Mexico, Likely to become Cristobal

Tropical Depression Three just formed over the Bay of Campeche. Over the past few hours circulation associated with this area of disturbed weather has become more defined. Over the next few days Tropical Depression Three...
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Killing of Seven Health Workers, Shop Owner Shocks the Country
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Killing of Seven Health Workers, Shop Owner Shocks the Country

The bodies of seven health workers and a civilian were found on Thursday in a village north of Mogadishu, shocking residents, local authorities and elders said Friday. "We found the dead bodies of the seven...
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Lagos licenses 184 money lenders
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Lagos licenses 184 money lenders

The Lagos State Government says it has licensed 184 money lenders to enhance money lending activities in the state. The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Anofiu Elegushi, said this on Tuesday at Alausa, Ikeja, during the...
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Update on Chamisa’s lawyer Thabani Mpofu who was arrested over ‘fake’ ConCourt affidavit
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Update on Chamisa’s lawyer Thabani Mpofu who was arrested over ‘fake’ ConCourt affidavit

Renowned Lawyer Thabani who was arrested and detained yesterday on charges of making a false claim about the existence of a person called Simbarashe Zuze will appear before Harare Magistrate court this afternoon. "Advocate Thabani...
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Novel coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says
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Novel coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says

The new coronavirus is losing its potency and has become much less lethal, a senior Italian doctor said on Sunday. "In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy," said Alberto Zangrillo, head of...
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Australia won’t see a second wave of COVID-19 and has DEFEATED the virus says top doctor
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Australia won’t see a second wave of COVID-19 and has DEFEATED the virus says top doctor

The federal government has announced a three-phase plan to ease coronavirus restrictions in the coming months, with the states and territories to determine their own timings. NEW SOUTH WALES NSW - What you can do...
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School Reopenings in Denmark Did Not Worsen COVID-19 Spread, Data Show – Foundation for Economic Education
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School Reopenings in Denmark Did Not Worsen COVID-19 Spread, Data Show – Foundation for Economic Education

The school reopenings in Denmark did not lead to an increase in the spread of COVID-19. Sending children back to schools and day care centers in Denmark, the first country in Europe to do so,...
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COVID-19: Singapore to build new dormitories with improved living standards for migrant workers
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COVID-19: Singapore to build new dormitories with improved living standards for migrant workers

The Government will build new foreign worker dormitories, and refit unused state properties as part of plans to reduce the current density in the dormitories. By the end of this year, there will be additional...
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Coronavirus Australia live news: Queensland Premier says she had to follow health advice in Blackwater case
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Coronavirus Australia live news: Queensland Premier says she had to follow health advice in Blackwater case

The Oceania Federation of Chinese Organisations from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos Inc has donated $37,450 to the Royal Melbourne Hospital to help with coronavirus research and preparation. At a time when the Australia-China relationship is...
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‘We Need Help’: Coronavirus Fuels Racism Against Black Americans in China
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‘We Need Help’: Coronavirus Fuels Racism Against Black Americans in China

Last month, an African-American teacher in Guangzhou, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, was confined for 14 days to a locked hospital isolation room, despite repeatedly testing negative for the...
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Georgia student, son of 2 first responders, creates lifesaving COVID-19 equipment
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Georgia student, son of 2 first responders, creates lifesaving COVID-19 equipment

When Kentez Craig was a teenager, he was riding in the car with his father one day when they came upon a vehicle on fire along the side of the road. Craig’s dad, a paramedic,...
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Spain delivers huge blow to British holidaymakers insisting Covid-19 ‘statistics must improve’ before they can return while welcoming German & Nordic tourists this summer
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Spain delivers huge blow to British holidaymakers insisting Covid-19 ‘statistics must improve’ before they can return while welcoming German & Nordic tourists this summer

The country’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Reyes Maroto has stated that the UK’s Covid-19 statistics must improve before Brits can return to Spain, but welcomed tourists from low-risk coronavirus countries like Germany and...
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U.S. sends Brazil hydroxychloroquine to fight coronavirus, despite lack of scientific evidence – MarketWatch
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U.S. sends Brazil hydroxychloroquine to fight coronavirus, despite lack of scientific evidence – MarketWatch

The U.S. has sent to Brazil more than 2 million doses of a malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as potentially protecting against and treating the coronavirus, even though scientific evidence has not backed...
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Russia backing antiviral drug Avifavir for Covid-19 fight good news for India
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Russia backing antiviral drug Avifavir for Covid-19 fight good news for India

Russia's approval of the antiviral drug Avifavir to treat Covid-19 is good news for India as it is based on an influenza medication already in advanced clinical trials here, say scientists. Avifavir, described by its...
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U.S. sends hydroxychloroquine to Brazil to treat coronavirus
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U.S. sends hydroxychloroquine to Brazil to treat coronavirus

The U.S. has sent to Brazil more than 2 million doses of a malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as potentially protecting against and treating the coronavirus, even though scientific evidence has not backed...
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Outrage at Belgian prince as he catches coronavirus after attending an illegal party in Spain
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Outrage at Belgian prince as he catches coronavirus after attending an illegal party in Spain

A Belgian prince has been diagnosed with coronavirus just days after attending a private party in Spain which breached social distancing rules. Prince Joachim, the nephew of King Philippe of Belgium and ninth in line...
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There is COVID-19 in Kogi, I know patient – Dino Melaye
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There is COVID-19 in Kogi, I know patient – Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye has claimed that there are indeed COVID-19 cases in Kogi State. His allegations came amid a face-off between the Kogi State government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), after the...
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Informal sector hard hit by the indefinite lockdown
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Informal sector hard hit by the indefinite lockdown

The statement of the indefinite lockdown by President E.D Mnangagwa was gotten with combined sensations with some sections of the society sensation that the decision was not made after mindful considerations. Nevertheless, those arguing from...
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Minneapolis police officer charged with murder
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Minneapolis police officer charged with murder

The former Minneapolis police officer seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd's neck before the unarmed black man died this week was taken into custody Friday by state authorities, according to John...
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MTN Uganda Shares Tips on How Businesses Can Keep Afloat Amidst COVID-19
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MTN Uganda Shares Tips on How Businesses Can Keep Afloat Amidst COVID-19

The remote working trend got a big push when the COVID 19 pandemic ravaged the world. Today, many companies are supporting their employees to work from home, in adherence to the World Health Organization’s guidelines...
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Resisting Lockdown, Nicaragua Becomes a Place of Midnight Burials
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Resisting Lockdown, Nicaragua Becomes a Place of Midnight Burials

Health organizations are struggling to get accurate case numbers. Testing is limited and controlled by the government. Doctors and activists watching respiratory illnesses spread around the nation are bracing for disaster, just two years after...
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Coronavirus: Air Peace airlifts 312 Indians from Nigeria
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Coronavirus: Air Peace airlifts 312 Indians from Nigeria

Nigeria’s major carrier, Air Peace, has evacuated 312 Indians from Nigeria back to their country in a 10-hour non-stop flight. Oluwatoyin Olajide, the Chief Operating Officer of the airline, announced this in a statement in...
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US sends Brazil 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus despite link to deaths
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US sends Brazil 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus despite link to deaths

Donald Trump’s administration says it has sent 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to Brazil to help fight coronavirus, despite a lack of solid evidence for its efficacy and even some suggestions it could be harmful....
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Coronavirus: Nigeria and Shanghai star Ordega reveals off farming skills
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Coronavirus: Nigeria and Shanghai star Ordega reveals off farming skills

Francisca Ordega has shown that she is an excellent farmer as she continues to reconcile her time throughout the lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak.The Shanghai star is presently in her home country, Gboko in Benue...
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Russia backing antiviral drug Avifavir for Covid-19 fight good news for India, say scientists
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Russia backing antiviral drug Avifavir for Covid-19 fight good news for India, say scientists

 Russia's approval of the antiviral drug Avifavir to treat Covid-19 is good news for India as it is based on an influenza medication already in advanced clinical trials here, say scientists. Avifavir, described by its...
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Russia approves drug to treat Covid-19, hospitals to use in June
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Russia approves drug to treat Covid-19, hospitals to use in June

RDIF has provided funding into Russia's development and production of the drug which is based on favipiravir, an anti-influenza drug first developed in Japan under the name Avigan, in a 50-50 joint venture with Russian...
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Coronavirus: US sends 2m doses of hydroxychloroquine to Brazil
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Coronavirus: US sends 2m doses of hydroxychloroquine to Brazil

The US has sent two million doses of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to Brazil to use against the novel coronavirus, the two governments said on Sunday. In a joint statement, the two countries said the...
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France Burned 1.6 Billion Face Masks in the Run Up to Coronavirus
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France Burned 1.6 Billion Face Masks in the Run Up to Coronavirus

Scandal is brewing in France as it has been revealed it was the policy of successive French governments to burn and not replace swathes of their expensive stockpiles of PPE. In 2011, the nation’s stockpile...
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Regions 1, 7 reporting increased COVID-19 transmission
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Regions 1, 7 reporting increased COVID-19 transmission

With the total number of confirmed cases in Guyana standing at 150, the Ministry of Public Health has reported that recent tests have shown that there is an increase in transmission of COVID-19 in the...
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Malaysian boy lives alone in Singapore for months, so that he won’t miss school during the COVID-19 outbreak
Asia Covid19

Malaysian boy lives alone in Singapore for months, so that he won’t miss school during the COVID-19 outbreak

Malaysian student Koh Ji Sen is in a hurry for school to start on Tuesday. For more than two months, this 14-year-old has been living on his own in Singapore, isolated from his family in...
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Coronavirus update: Global death toll tops 360,000 as Brazil, South Korea, Iran and the Philippines record spikes in new cases
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Coronavirus update: Global death toll tops 360,000 as Brazil, South Korea, Iran and the Philippines record spikes in new cases

South Korea has closed more than 200 schools that had reopened Wednesday, after recording 79 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, as the Guardian reported. South Korea was widely praised for its initial response to...
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Masaka Kids Receive YouTube Gold Creator Award – Online news from Uganda and the East African region
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Masaka Kids Receive YouTube Gold Creator Award – Online news from Uganda and the East African region

Uganda’s Teen dancing group Masaka Kids Africana have joined Eddy Kenzo in the YouTube Gold creator Award category after Surpassing one Million YouTube subscribers. The Masaka Kids Africana is composed of children aged 2 and...
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Why Nigeria must invest in digital technology – El Rufai
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Why Nigeria must invest in digital technology – El Rufai

If Nigeria is to join the richer countries of the world, she must invest aggressively in technology, improve local production, and cut cost of governance. These were some of the opinions presented by experts during...
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COVID-19: 3 aircrafts from Philippines and Namibia land at Mugabe Airport bring 223 returning Zimbos
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COVID-19: 3 aircrafts from Philippines and Namibia land at Mugabe Airport bring 223 returning Zimbos

3 flights from the Philippines and Namibia brought 223 returning citizens and residents into Zimbabwe over the weekend, with all now in official quarantine at 2 hotels functioning as private quarantine centres. The 182 who...
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Amidst COVID-19 lockdown, Nigeria sees increased sexual and gender violence
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Amidst COVID-19 lockdown, Nigeria sees increased sexual and gender violence

Twenty-two-year-old Halima Bulama had just returned from the marriage ceremony of her relation mid-April in Kasaisa community in Damaturu, Yobe State, in northeast Nigeria when her husband, 22-year-old Ba’ari Abacha, in a fit of rage...
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Uganda registers 85 new Coronavirus cases
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Uganda registers 85 new Coronavirus cases

Uganda has recorded the biggest number of Coronavirus in a single day when 85 samples tested positive on Saturday, the Ministry of Health has said. “Of the 85, 52 cases are truck drivers, 50 of...
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Singapore ends Covid-19 circuit breaker: How does it affect you from June 2
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Singapore ends Covid-19 circuit breaker: How does it affect you from June 2

Monday (June 1) will be the last day of Singapore's eight-week Covid-19 circuit breaker shutdown. Restrictions will be progressively eased in three phases. Here's a list of what is allowed under Phase 1 which starts...
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Australia Sets Comprehensive COVID-Safe Guidelines For Film & TV Production
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Australia Sets Comprehensive COVID-Safe Guidelines For Film & TV Production

While the Hollywood unions and studios are still deliberating over protocols for safe return to production amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Australian film and TV industry has released its COVID-Safe Guidelines to help get their...
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Woman, 111, becomes oldest person in Chile to recover from coronavirus
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Woman, 111, becomes oldest person in Chile to recover from coronavirus

A 111-year-old woman has become the oldest Covid-19 patient in Chile to recover from the infection, officials have said. Juana Zúñiga tested positive for the disease amid an outbreak of cases at the Santiago care...
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Canada’s top doctor says wearing a mask outdoors is a problem during high heat and humidity
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Canada’s top doctor says wearing a mask outdoors is a problem during high heat and humidity

Canada’s top doctor, Dr. Theresa Tam, says you shouldn’t be wearing your mask outdoors if it’s too hot. According to Dr. Tam, masks can make breathing difficult when temperatures or humidity are too extreme. This...
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A monkey in India stole COVID-19 blood samples from a lab worker
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A monkey in India stole COVID-19 blood samples from a lab worker

A monkey attacked a lab technician on the campus of a medical school in India and ran away with blood samples from three patients infected with . The robbed lab technician, meanwhile, took video with...
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Hunger, Infection, and Repression: Venezuela’s Coronavirus Calamity
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Hunger, Infection, and Repression: Venezuela’s Coronavirus Calamity

The regime has not published periodic health statistics in years, and one of the few international organizations with knowledge of the situation is the World Health Organization. Its local representative, Gerardo de Cosío, has publicly...
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Coronavirus reaches Egyptian parliament
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Coronavirus reaches Egyptian parliament

Egypt’s Parliament secretary-general Mahmoud Fawzi has revealed that MP Omar Watany has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), to be the second parliamentarian who contracted the virus. Fawzi told reporters on Saturday that Watany is receiving...
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Philippines borrows $4.55 billion for COVID-19 response
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Philippines borrows $4.55 billion for COVID-19 response

MANILA - The Philippines has secured some $4.55 billion in foreign loans from different financial institutions for its COVID-19 response as of mid-May, the Department of Finance said Sunday. Of this figure, $1.7 billion was...
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Bolsonaro’s Brazil becomes coronavirus hotspot
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Bolsonaro’s Brazil becomes coronavirus hotspot

There is perhaps no greater admirer of Donald Trump than the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. In fact he is often referred to as Trump of the Tropics. And like Trump, the Brazilian President is struggling...
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COVID-19: Fayemi relaxes lockdown, asks civil servants to resume in Ekiti
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COVID-19: Fayemi relaxes lockdown, asks civil servants to resume in Ekiti

With effect from Monday, residents of Ekiti State now have opportunities to pursue their businesses Monday through Friday from 6am to 8pm. Governor Kayode Fayemi, who disclosed this in a statewide broadcast Sunday evening, also...
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These Hilarious Quarantine Baking Fails Are So Relatable For First-Timers
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These Hilarious Quarantine Baking Fails Are So Relatable For First-Timers

People are finding creative ways to spend their spare time while quarantining during the novel coronavirus pandemic. In addition to virtual game nights and happy hours, people have been trying their hand at baking. More...
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The Cold, Hard Work of Delivering Oxygen to Ventilators
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The Cold, Hard Work of Delivering Oxygen to Ventilators

Two hospitals in Queens, New York moved 10 Covid-19 patients to a Navy hospital ship docked offshore last week, after their ventilators couldn’t supply as much oxygen as the patients needed. The problem lay not...
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The tiny premature baby who fought off coronavirus
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The tiny premature baby who fought off coronavirus

Tracy Maguire remembers the moment she saw doctors insert a swab into her three-week-old baby's nose to test for coronavirus. The new mother says it is one of the "worst things" she has seen. "It...
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How To Throw A Virtual Bachelorette Party That Isn’t Sad
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How To Throw A Virtual Bachelorette Party That Isn’t Sad

There’s no way around it: Coronavirus is f*cking things up. Between healthcare, the economy, and mental wellbeing, this sh*t is, as Kelly Kapoor would say, “B-A-N-A-N-A-S.” In addition to all of the terrible things everyday...
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Will Chinas coronavirus-related trends shape the future for American VCs?
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Will Chinas coronavirus-related trends shape the future for American VCs?

Rocio Wu is a venture partner at F-Prime Capital who focuses on early-stage investments in software/applied AI, fintech and frontier tech investments. For the past month, VC investment pace seems to have slacked off in...
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Human Capital is an engineering talent agency and a VC fund all in one
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Human Capital is an engineering talent agency and a VC fund all in one

Michael Ovitz didn’t invent the idea of a talent agency, but one might argue that he perfected it. He founded the CAA in 1975, and grew it into the world’s leading talent agency, serving as...
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Rock star tour buses transformed for NHS workers
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Rock star tour buses transformed for NHS workers

Music fans won't need reminding there are no live gigs happening at the moment. As well as empty venues and festival fields, the tour buses that would normally ferry stars around the country are also...
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Precursor Ventures Charles Hudson on the conversation no one has during an upmarket

For pre-seed startups, precarious times are baseline until they secure their first customer, first hire and first check. But no matter how built-in turbulence might be for a pre-seed founder, we’re entering a period where...
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COVID-19 Has the Democratic Convention in Milwaukee on the Ropes
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COVID-19 Has the Democratic Convention in Milwaukee on the Ropes

As of Friday, the 2020 Democratic National Convention was still theoretically on for August in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. But to say it remained to be seen what kind of in-person confab could feasibly be held in...
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Silicon Valley needs a new approach to studying ethics now more than ever
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Silicon Valley needs a new approach to studying ethics now more than ever

Lisa Wehden is an investor at Bloomberg Beta, a VC fund focused on the future of work; previously she launched Entrepreneur First in Berlin. Next month, Apple and Google will unveil features to enable contact...
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The Wikipedia of COVID-19 has launched a crowdfunding drive to keep going
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The Wikipedia of COVID-19 has launched a crowdfunding drive to keep going

At the end of March, a coalition of grassroots UK tech initiatives came together to coordinate the key groups of tech industry people supporting the UK’s response to the coronavirus. The Code4Covid.org initiative came out of...
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The US and China Want a Divorce, but Neither Can Afford One
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The US and China Want a Divorce, but Neither Can Afford One

Three months into the global coronavirus pandemic, there are growing signs that the long marriage between China and the US—indeed between China and the developed world—is coming apart. The virus shut Chinese factories in January...
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Drones Take Flight to Carry Covid-19 Tests to Labs in Africa
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Drones Take Flight to Carry Covid-19 Tests to Labs in Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic has frozen much of the world’s aviation system, grounding fleets, shredding balance sheets, and stopping production lines as passenger demand craters. But in Ghana, a new fleet of aircraft took flight on...
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Was That Cold I Had in November or December Coronavirus?
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Was That Cold I Had in November or December Coronavirus?

It is a comforting thought at a time of mass death from a historic and unpredictable pandemic: What if I had it already maybe even that time I felt sick a few months ago? After...
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“No Evidence” People With Covid-19 Antibodies Are Immune From Second Infection, Says WHO
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“No Evidence” People With Covid-19 Antibodies Are Immune From Second Infection, Says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned there is “no evidence” that people with antibodies to Covid-19 have necessarily acquired immunity to the disease and are protected against a second infection. Some countries, such as Germany,...
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Virus response scheme sees 33 prisoners released

Thirty-three out of 4,000 prisoners in England and Wales eligible for early release to help tackle coronavirus have so far been freed, ministers have said. Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said progress on a scheme announced...
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Emerging Evidence Indicates The Heart Plays A Key Role In The Severity Of Covid-19
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Emerging Evidence Indicates The Heart Plays A Key Role In The Severity Of Covid-19

Heart disease has been listed among the comorbidities for Covid-19 – that is, pre-existing conditions that can worsen the outcome of the disease. Emerging evidence indicates that around 10 percent of hospitalized Covid-19 patients have heart disease, diabetes,...
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Coronavirus ‘will hasten the decline of cash’
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Coronavirus ‘will hasten the decline of cash’

  Coronavirus will hasten the decline in the use of cash as people make a long-term switch to digital payments, experts say. The lockdown has led to a 60% fall in the number of withdrawals...
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Tech for good during COVID-19: Therapy for nurses, baby food, and an online diary
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Tech for good during COVID-19: Therapy for nurses, baby food, and an online diary

If you’re one of the 12.3 million people who watched Travis Scott perform on Fortnite this past week, you’ll agree: The sky’s the limit right now when it comes to cheering people up. One kid,...
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Cheetah, a restaurant wholesale app that pivoted to consumers for COVID-19, nabs $36M
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Cheetah, a restaurant wholesale app that pivoted to consumers for COVID-19, nabs $36M

A lot of restaurants have shuttered in the wake of stay-at-home guidance and government orders for non-essential businesses to close down, so a startup called Cheetah that provided a wholesale delivery service for them pivoted...
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Child Cases Of Covid-19 Associated With Toxic Shock Syndrome And Rare Inflammatory Disease
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Child Cases Of Covid-19 Associated With Toxic Shock Syndrome And Rare Inflammatory Disease

A rising number of European Covid-19 cases suggest a possible link between childhood cases of the respiratory disease and two rare, potentially life-threatening conditions. Over the last three weeks, European pediatricians are reporting a growing...
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New coronavirus data shows London ethnic breakdown
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New coronavirus data shows London ethnic breakdown

New NHS data has revealed ethnic breakdowns among the patients in London hospitals who have died with coronavirus. Black people account for 13% of the city's population but 16% of deaths. Epidemiologist Dr Shikta Das...
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Four out of five COVID-19 deaths have been linked to seniors homes.
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Four out of five COVID-19 deaths have been linked to seniors homes.

What went wrong? What can Canada do to fix it before the next wave hits? This look at the tragedy in Canada’s long term care homes and the emergency measures to protect the most vulnerable...
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New COVID-19 test developed in Singapore detects past infection within an hour
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New COVID-19 test developed in Singapore detects past infection within an hour

A new COVID-19 test that can rapidly assess if a person has been previously infected with the coronavirus is now available to hospitals in Singapore. Launched on Friday (May 15), the cPass serology test detects antibodies -...
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35% of COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic
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35% of COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic

DETECTING cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease could be harder than expected, as a number of persons are asymptomatic, meaning they do not show signs of the disease. Public health authorities reported that confirmed...
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Malawi’s presidential campaign amid virus
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Malawi’s presidential campaign amid virus

Malawi’s presidential campaign is in full swing despite the COVID-19 pandemic. As soon as the country’s Supreme Court of Appeal cleared the last hurdle on the road to the 2 July presidential election, campaigns were...
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Egypt to install thermal scanners at Cairo International Airport to detect COVID-19 cases
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Egypt to install thermal scanners at Cairo International Airport to detect COVID-19 cases

The Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation will operate flights to return stranded Egyptians in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE amid the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, following direct orders by President Abdel Fattah...
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From ‘Respect’ to ‘Sick and Twisted’: How Coronavirus Hit U.S.-China Ties
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From ‘Respect’ to ‘Sick and Twisted’: How Coronavirus Hit U.S.-China Ties

Hard-liners are calling on Beijing to be more defiant, emboldened by the Trump administration’s efforts to blame China for the mounting death toll in the United States. Moderates are warning that Beijing’s strident responses could...
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Germany Says No to Greek Orthodox Holy Communion due to Coronavirus
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Germany Says No to Greek Orthodox Holy Communion due to Coronavirus

The German government has decided to ban Holy Communion in the form it is given to Orthodox Christians in fear that it is conducive to the spread of coronavirus and endangers public health. Even though...
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The Coronavirus Shows Why We Have to Tackle the Obesity Crisis
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The Coronavirus Shows Why We Have to Tackle the Obesity Crisis

Every critical care specialist attending COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit where I have been filling in as an intensive care physician for the past two weeks makes the same observation: Our patients seem...
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Eritrea says all COVID-19 patients have recovered
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Eritrea says all COVID-19 patients have recovered

The Eritrean Ministry of Health on Saturday said that all of the 39 COVID-19 patients in the Horn of African country have recovered from the infectious disease. The Eritrean Ministry of Health, in a statement...
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Laval mother desperate to bring home teens stuck in Nigeria since start of COVID-19 pandemic
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Laval mother desperate to bring home teens stuck in Nigeria since start of COVID-19 pandemic

For the past two months, Amara Onyebuchi has been able to think about how to get her children home from Nigeria. "It's very, very stressful," said the Laval, Que., woman. "I go to my bed...
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Mass testing won’t happen in Mexico. That’s the way the government wants it
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Mass testing won’t happen in Mexico. That’s the way the government wants it

"I don't think testing is a must," Lopez-Gatell said when asked if the country could re-open safely without more tests. "This doesn't mean we're resistant to testing, we will use testing but in a carefully...
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Botox Doc Busted in COVID-19 Scam Peddling Trumps Favorite Drug
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Botox Doc Busted in COVID-19 Scam Peddling Trumps Favorite Drug

A California Botox doctor is charged with fraud after his spa sold a magic bullet coronavirus treatmentwhich included Xanax and antimalarial drugs touted by President Trumpto an undercover FBI agent last week. Jennings Ryan Staley,...
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Kenya Association of Health Administrators sue SRC over Covid-19 allowances
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Kenya Association of Health Administrators sue SRC over Covid-19 allowances

Kenya Association of Health Administrators has moved to court seeking orders to suspend the payment of the Covid-19 medical allowance and benefits to frontline health workers in the national and county government. The association accuses...
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Foreign Affairs Minister explains why returning Nigerians have to pay
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Foreign Affairs Minister explains why returning Nigerians have to pay

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said the Federal Government has no resources to foot the bill of returning Nigerians. Onyeama said this on Friday, May 15, 2020, at the media briefing by...
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Cuba and Jamaica Could be the First Countries to end Their National COVID-19 Outbreaks
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Cuba and Jamaica Could be the First Countries to end Their National COVID-19 Outbreaks

Jamaica and Cuba are two Caribbean countries that are close to ending their respective national COVID-19 outbreaks. The International volunteer coalition, End Covid-19 listed the two countries recently. End Covid-19 compiled data from the World Health...
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Ethiopia to respond to Egyptian complaint on Nile dam
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Ethiopia to respond to Egyptian complaint on Nile dam

Ethiopia has prepared a comprehensive response to a complaint by Egypt about the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a top government official said. Seleshi Bekele, the minister of water, irrigation and energy,...
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Total Deal Catalyst for Uganda Oil! COVID-19 Should Not Delay Upstream final investment decision
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Total Deal Catalyst for Uganda Oil! COVID-19 Should Not Delay Upstream final investment decision

On 23 April 2020, Total announced it had signed a deal with Tullow Oil to acquire its long-standing stakes in the Uganda Lake Albert project for USD$575 million Hosted under the theme ‘Taking Advantage of...
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Image of a weeping Rampukar Pandit becomes symbol of India’s migrant worker tragedy
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Image of a weeping Rampukar Pandit becomes symbol of India’s migrant worker tragedy

Rampukar Pandit, who became a snapshot of India’s migrant tragedy with his photograph sobbing by a road in Delhi, is back in Bihar, broken at not being able to see his son before he died....
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Coronavirus: Hospitals in Brazil’s largest city near collapse amid huge spike in cases, mayor says
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Coronavirus: Hospitals in Brazil’s largest city near collapse amid huge spike in cases, mayor says

The healthcare system in Brazil’s largest city is on the verge of collapse due to coronavirus, its mayor has said. Bruno Covas, mayor of Sao Paulo, said public hospitals in the city of 12 million...
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Italy sees its daily coronavirus death toll fall below 100
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Italy sees its daily coronavirus death toll fall below 100

Italy has seen its daily coronavirus death toll fall below 100 for the first time in more than two months - with new infections also at their lowest since early March. Deaths from the COVID-19...
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Who speaks for Canada? Not Trudeau, and maybe no one at all
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Who speaks for Canada? Not Trudeau, and maybe no one at all

It is hard to remember what it was like before time froze, but 2020 was already shaping up to be a very bad year on the national unity front. The post-election anger and alienation in...
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Brazil overtakes Britain to become country with third-highest number of Covid-19 cases
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Brazil overtakes Britain to become country with third-highest number of Covid-19 cases

Brazil has registered 16,792 Covid-19 deaths, the sixth-highest toll in the world. But experts say under-testing means the real figures could be 15 times higher or more. The giant South American country of 210 million...
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10 deaths and 64 new Coronavirus cases in Ireland confirmed
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10 deaths and 64 new Coronavirus cases in Ireland confirmed

THE DEPARTMENT OF Health has this evening confirmed a further 10 deaths from Covid-19 along with 64 new cases of the virus in Ireland. It brings the total number of deaths in Ireland to 1,543. The...
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Queensland border could stay closed until September as 12 Victoria McDonald’s shut
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Queensland border could stay closed until September as 12 Victoria McDonald’s shut

So we have to get this relationship right and it’s incumbent upon the government to do so. No one’s arguing that there shouldn’t be a Covid inquiry and by the way this relationship has been...
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Coronavirus: Mauritius, Eritrea, Cambodia among countries with no active cases

Coronavirus might have plagued about 213 countries and territories in the world, but no fewer than six of these countries currently do not have any active cases. These countries have either discharged all their patients...
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Puppy scammers rob people looking for company in COVID-19 lockdown
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Puppy scammers rob people looking for company in COVID-19 lockdown

Puppy scammers have been making a killing during the COVID-19 lockdown, with the consumer watchdog reporting a five-fold increase in complaints in April alone. More than 300 Australians have collectively lost almost $300,000 to puppy...
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Why Africa is least affected by deaths from COVID-19’Nigeria
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Why Africa is least affected by deaths from COVID-19’Nigeria

The predictions were sombre and the statistics scary. A calamity of immense proportion would hit the continent, leaving it worse off than other regions of the world. But months since COVID-19 struck, Africa with its...
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Brazil passes Spain and Italy for confirmed Covid-19 cases
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Brazil passes Spain and Italy for confirmed Covid-19 cases

Brazil's confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus now exceed those of Spain and Italy, which was once the epicentre of the pandemic, making Brazil's outbreak the fourth largest in the world, according to official figures....
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Huge FGM rise recorded in Somalia during coronavirus lockdown
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Huge FGM rise recorded in Somalia during coronavirus lockdown

Somalia’s coronavirus lockdown has led to a huge increase in female genital mutilation (FGM), with circumcisers going door to door offering to cut girls stuck at home during the pandemic, according to Plan International. The...
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COVID-19 crisis could push over 60 million people into extreme poverty
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COVID-19 crisis could push over 60 million people into extreme poverty

The World Bank Group has again raised an alarm that the growing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy and shutdown of many advanced economies could push as many as 60 million people...
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Give Us Your Farm Throw-Aways; We’ll Give Back Black Gold
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Give Us Your Farm Throw-Aways; We’ll Give Back Black Gold

Mwea Ngurubani County, Kenya — Whether volunteering at local high schools in her community, educating boys about the importance of speaking out and building self-confidence or taking a summer course at Oklahoma State University in the...
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COVID-19: WHO begins clinical trial of vaccine in Nigeria as cases cross 6,000 mark
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COVID-19: WHO begins clinical trial of vaccine in Nigeria as cases cross 6,000 mark

The World Health Organization (WHO) has begun a clinical trial of available drugs/vaccines for COVID-19 in Nigeria. This was confirmed by the Country Representative of the WHO, Fiona Braka, while speaking during the daily briefing...
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Scots asked to help little boy with cancer fulfil final wish by sending postcards to Canada
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Scots asked to help little boy with cancer fulfil final wish by sending postcards to Canada

Scots are being asked to help a talented young cancer sufferer see as much of Europe as possible - by sending postcards to him in Canada. Zac Connolly, who is bilingual, was due to visit...
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Coronavirus: British crew who flew ‘illegally’ into Nigeria quarantined
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Coronavirus: British crew who flew ‘illegally’ into Nigeria quarantined

The Nigerian government said it has placed crew members of Flairjet, a British airline company under a 14-day quarantine. Following the ban on commercial flights in the country, Flairjet was given the approval to operate...
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How Water Scarcity Adds to Women’s Burden in Northern Ghana
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How Water Scarcity Adds to Women’s Burden in Northern Ghana

Attaining universal and fair access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by the year 2030 is considered basic in attaining the Sustainable Development Objective 6. However about 4 billion individuals, nearly two-thirds of...
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How Nigeria’s First Logistics Marketplace, Dellyman Pulls Monthly Double-Digit Growth
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How Nigeria’s First Logistics Marketplace, Dellyman Pulls Monthly Double-Digit Growth

At a time that many businesses are battling the unfavorable effects of COVID-19, Nigeria's leader asset-free logistics marketplace, Dellyman, is taping double-digit growth, evidence that aggregating logistics properties is the right service to the difficulty...
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Who’s financing deforestation in Papua New Guinea? A new report follows the money.
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Who’s financing deforestation in Papua New Guinea? A new report follows the money.

Papua New Guinea has one of the largest expanses of tropical rainforest on the planet. But in recent years the island nation just north of Australia has seen a surge in deforestation from logging and...
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Providing mental health support to those affected by COVID-19 in Africa
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Providing mental health support to those affected by COVID-19 in Africa

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt life around the world, the toll on our mental health is enormous. At a time when there are calls for social distancing and isolation, StrongMinds’ number one priority...
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Demolished hotel owner, manager convicted by Court
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Demolished hotel owner, manager convicted by Court

A Magistrates Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has founded guilty the owner of the destroyed Prodest Hotel in Eleme, Gogorobari Needam and his manager, Bariledum Azoroh over defiance of state government's COVID-19 lockdown order.The...
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Texas county judge’s coronavirus mask order faces court challenge, hundreds of protesters

“Folks have been fantastic, but we did want to make them enforceable,” Hidalgo said of the rules and the possible fines. She said police have discretion regarding enforcement. Assistant Harris County Attorney Seth Hopkins spoke...
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A worker infected 533 others with coronavirus at a factory in Ghana
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A worker infected 533 others with coronavirus at a factory in Ghana

A worker at a fish-processing factory in Ghana’s Atlantic seafront city of Tema infected 533 other workers at the facility with the coronavirus, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said in a broadcast late on Sunday. Health...
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Safi Organics Turns Farm Waste into Black Gold and Poor Farmers into Entrepreneurs

Mwea Ngurubani County, Kenya-- Mary Rigo has actually been a spinach and tomato farmer for the past years a couple of minute's drive from here in Kirinyaga county, where she owns a two-acre farm about...
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“OMG” New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern refused entry by cafe to follow COVID-19 social distancing norms
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“OMG” New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern refused entry by cafe to follow COVID-19 social distancing norms

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was turned away by a cafe on Saturday because it had reportedly reached its full capacity due to the ongoing social distancing norms amidst the COVID-19 pandemic gripping the...
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Magufuli says God has responded to Tanzania’s prayers with massive reduction in Covid-19 cases
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Magufuli says God has responded to Tanzania’s prayers with massive reduction in Covid-19 cases

Speaking during a Sunday Service at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania at his Chato hometown on Sunday, May 17, 2020, President Magufuli said the number of Covid-19 cases in the country has dropped to...
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Petroleum minister checks on Misr Petroleum depot in Badr City
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Petroleum minister checks on Misr Petroleum depot in Badr City

Petroleum minister checks on Misr Petroleum depot in Badr City The minister said the newly-automated depot comes as part of the ministry's efforts to develop storage, transport and distribution of petroleum materials. In a statement...
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Church continuing to sell fake Covid-19 cure
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Church continuing to sell fake Covid-19 cure

A church in London has continued selling a fake Covid-19 cure, despite being under investigation by the charity watchdog. The Charity Commission launched a probe into the Kingdom Church, in south London, earlier this month...
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Heres How Covid-19 Immunity Compares to Other Diseases
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Heres How Covid-19 Immunity Compares to Other Diseases

One of the many unknowns about the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is how we might become immune to it. When you get infected with viruses, along with other baddies like bacteria, your immune system fights back...
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Covid-19 Stalls Clinical Trials for Everything but Covid-19
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Covid-19 Stalls Clinical Trials for Everything but Covid-19

Doctors cut out part of her lung. They delivered radiation, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy. But Rose Fraenza’s stage 4 lung cancer proved to be stubborn. In search of a new treatment, her doctors’ testing zeroed in...
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9 Famous Art Posters Adjusted To Quarantine
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9 Famous Art Posters Adjusted To Quarantine

Nowadays, there’s a new surge of art emerging in the world, and they’re all related to you-know-what. New music, comics, graphics, even movies are being created about coronavirus, and it doesn’t look like it’s going...
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Bridal Face Masks: Cute Or Tone-Deaf?
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Bridal Face Masks: Cute Or Tone-Deaf?

There’s a lot to be upset about when it comes to this pandemic, like how states have to fight with the federal government for necessary supplies and people have to fight with each other at...
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Major UK takeaway chains start to reopen
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Major UK takeaway chains start to reopen

Three major takeaway chains in the UK have announced limited reopening programmes after closing during the coronavirus lockdown. Burger King, KFC and Pret A Manger have or will open certain restaurants around the country for...
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What if Covid-19 Returns Every Year, Like the Common Cold?
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What if Covid-19 Returns Every Year, Like the Common Cold?

The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is often compared to its close genetic cousin SARS-CoV-1. And for good reason: The virus responsible for the early 2000s SARS outbreak is, in many ways, the closest parallel to what...
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The businesses crowdfunding to survive
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The businesses crowdfunding to survive

"Running a small business is touch and go at the best of times," says Rachel Ho, director of an independent coffee shop in Tottenham, north London. And these, it seems fair to say, are far...
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State Alliances Are Leading the US Fight Against Covid-19
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State Alliances Are Leading the US Fight Against Covid-19

A couple of weeks ago, states from coast to coast were racing to find personal protective equipment and ventilators so their hospitals would be ready for Covid-19. “It was at the height of what seemed...
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‘Race against time’ to prevent famines during coronavirus crisis
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‘Race against time’ to prevent famines during coronavirus crisis

UN calls for international solidarity to ease effects of Covid-19 on food security   Vulnerable parts of the developing world, particularly in Africa, are at risk of sliding into famine as a result of the...
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The Fallacious Fantasy of Doomsday Prepperism
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The Fallacious Fantasy of Doomsday Prepperism

What makes a person a prepper? Is it how many rows of cans are stacked in their basement? Intimate familiarity with the finest brands of water purification tablets? Or is it the glint in their...
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Why Covid-19 Quarantine Dreams Are Taking Over the Internet
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Why Covid-19 Quarantine Dreams Are Taking Over the Internet

A California woman in her seventies was dreaming of a grocery store. Her cat had instructed her to buy a specific brand of chicken, but it was too expensive. When she got to the register...
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Botswana deportees: Minister sends SOS
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Botswana deportees: Minister sends SOS

BULAWAYO Provincial Affairs Minister Judith Ncube has appealed for assistance on behalf of 400 locals recently deported from Botswana and placed under 14-day quarantine in the city for Covid-19 monitoring. The deportees, among the 450...
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Tanzania Covid-19 cases rise to 46, Uganda flat at 54
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Tanzania Covid-19 cases rise to 46, Uganda flat at 54

After a quiet Easter weekend, Tanzania has confirmed 14 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total tally to 46, while Uganda reported that there were no new cases of the disease. In a briefing by Health Minister...
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Governors make demand from Buhari
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Governors make demand from Buhari

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) on Monday demanded a special fund from the Federal Government to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the region. Simon Lalong, chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau State...
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EU donates N21 billion to Nigeria
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EU donates N21 billion to Nigeria

Related News The European Union has donated N21 billion to help Nigeria in the fight against coronavirus. This was disclosed Tuesday by the spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, in a statement. Mr Adesina...
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IntelBrief: Coronavirus Exacerbates Growing Conflict and Insecurity in Africa
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IntelBrief: Coronavirus Exacerbates Growing Conflict and Insecurity in Africa

Even as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the world, devastating entire nations and regions in its wake, it is still in the early phases of breaking out across the African continent. At...
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Africans Called The Shot When They Started Calling Chinese People In Africa Coronavirus
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Africans Called The Shot When They Started Calling Chinese People In Africa Coronavirus

Can Africans boldly say they are not racist? Over the past few days, African officials have reacted strongly to recent reports of discrimination against Africans in China by Chinese nationals but who is to blame? The development...
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Why Africa’s coronavirus outbreak appears slower than anticipated
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Why Africa’s coronavirus outbreak appears slower than anticipated

When Africa’s first case of coronavirus was detected in Egypt in February, the rest of the continent prepared for the brunt of a pandemic that has engulfed Europe and spread to the United States, infecting...
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Coronavirus: Anger in Africa over virus ‘stigma’ in China, East Asia News & Top Stories
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Coronavirus: Anger in Africa over virus ‘stigma’ in China, East Asia News & Top Stories

ABUJA (AFP) - African countries are seething over accounts that Africans are battling stigma and discrimination in China over the coronavirus pandemic, apparently linked to a cluster of cases in the Nigerian community in the...
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The doctors from Africa saving British lives
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The doctors from Africa saving British lives

In this FT series people in many different situations share their experiences of this extraordinary time. The Coronavirus Diaries are published every Tuesday and Thursday. You may have been surprised to learn that the first...
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Woman Wears Bizarre Costumes While Walking Her Dog During The Quarantine And He Looks Embarrassed
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Woman Wears Bizarre Costumes While Walking Her Dog During The Quarantine And He Looks Embarrassed

Dancer Clare Meardon from West Cornwall in the UK has been dressing up in different jaw-dropping costumes to walk her dog Hendrix. She’s been doing this since the start of April after her friend dared...
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As US Post Office Revenue Drops During Coronavirus Outbreak, One USPS Worker Explains Why We Should Care
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As US Post Office Revenue Drops During Coronavirus Outbreak, One USPS Worker Explains Why We Should Care

COVID-19 has hit the United States harshly, with the confirmed cases in the country topping the charts. According to the data provided by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University...
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The Real Reason Veterinarians Gave a Tiger a Covid-19 Test
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The Real Reason Veterinarians Gave a Tiger a Covid-19 Test

Nadia had a cough. A dry cough, to be specific, and it wasn’t just her. The 4-year-old Malayan tiger lives in an exhibit in the Bronx Zoo with her sister, Azul, who had also started...
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China coronavirus infections rise as some Spanish companies prepare to restart work
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China coronavirus infections rise as some Spanish companies prepare to restart work

Largely imported new Chinese cases prompts Wuhan-style restrictions near border with Russia China has seen a rise in Covid-19 cases along its northern border with Russia, as some Spanish factories and construction sites are preparing...
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Bernie Sanders political outsider savviness was his strength  and weakness
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Bernie Sanders political outsider savviness was his strength and weakness

If Sanders is right about winning the ideological argument, then that's where his supporters must continue organizing if Biden wants their vote. A democratic socialist, Senator Bernie Sanders campaign amplified and projected ideas that radical grassroots...
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Trump advisers doubt swift reopening as WHO official says virus will ‘stalk human race’
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Trump advisers doubt swift reopening as WHO official says virus will ‘stalk human race’

Fauci warns of resurgence if restrictions dropped too soon, after president tells Fox News he will act on facts and instinct   Senior US public health officials have pushed back on Donald Trumps eagerness to...
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How Adobe shifted a Las Vegas conference to executives living rooms in less than 30 days
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How Adobe shifted a Las Vegas conference to executives living rooms in less than 30 days

Adobe was scheduled to hold its annual conference in Las Vegas two weeks ago, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the company to make alternate plans. In less than a month, its events team shifted venues...
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Apple opens access to mobility data, offering insight into how COVID-19 is changing cities
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Apple opens access to mobility data, offering insight into how COVID-19 is changing cities

Apple is providing a data set derived from aggregated, anonymized information taken from users of its Maps navigational app, the company announced today. The data is collected as a set of “Mobility Trends Reports,” which...
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UK could be country hardest hit by coronavirus in Europe, experts warn, as death toll passes 10,000
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UK could be country hardest hit by coronavirus in Europe, experts warn, as death toll passes 10,000

The UK has endured a “sombre day” in its battle against coronavirus as the death toll soared beyond 10,000 amid warnings the UK could be the worst-hit country in Europe. Matt Hancock, the health secretary,...
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After coronavirus: how will Europe rebuild?
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After coronavirus: how will Europe rebuild?

Europe is at the centre of the global pandemic but solidarity among European governments has been strikingly absent. Political fault-lines have reopened and it’s now feared that tensions over the cost of the looming economic...
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Argentina’s Fernandez extends coronavirus lockdown through April 26
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Argentina’s Fernandez extends coronavirus lockdown through April 26

Argentina will extend until April 27 the lockdown it imposed last month to control the spread of the coronavirus, President Alberto Fernandez said in a televised address on Friday, adding that the measure would be...
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Argentina includes Falkland Islands’ coronavirus figures in their own
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Argentina includes Falkland Islands’ coronavirus figures in their own

Argentina is including cases of coronavirus in the Falkland Islands' as its own. The South American nation's claim to sovereignty over the British Overseas Territory has extended to listing the confirmed island figures as part of...
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Lagos starts house-to-house coronavirus s
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Lagos starts house-to-house coronavirus s

Lagos state’s health commissioner for has warned residents to be ready to answer questions from health workers who are going house-to-house asking about coronavirus symptoms. The health workers will “make inquiries about symptoms of cough,...
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Coronavirus pandemic creates US-China ‘derby’ over Africa
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Coronavirus pandemic creates US-China ‘derby’ over Africa

In the last 20 years, it has spent $100 billion (Sh10 trillion) on health in Africa (or $900 million annually) according to the State Department. That amount includes $7 billion (Sh700 billion) in Kenya, where...
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South Africa’s big drop in active coronavirus cases explained
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South Africa’s big drop in active coronavirus cases explained

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Friday that of the 2,003 people in South Africa who tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, 24 have died and 410 have recovered. This represents a significant jump in...
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Why Africa’s coronavirus outbreak appears slower than anticipated – The Citizen
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Why Africa’s coronavirus outbreak appears slower than anticipated – The Citizen

Health experts warned of the devastation the deadly virus could cause in Africa, where most hospitals are desperately short of equipment and trained staff. Coronavirus has since spread to 52 African countries, but despite a...
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South Africa’s R40 billion coronavirus fund is not working as it should: unions
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South Africa’s R40 billion coronavirus fund is not working as it should: unions

South Africa’s biggest intervention to alleviate the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, a R40 billion ($2.2-billion) fund for laid-off workers, is being thwarted by an inability to get money to people, the nation’s biggest...
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The narrative of coronavirus has begun to shift to one of “was this worth it?”
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The narrative of coronavirus has begun to shift to one of “was this worth it?”

You can feel the mood has shifted. Politicians and governments, ones that are not friendly toward the current president, are now starting the spin machine, fully realizing that the mother of all pandemics has been...
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Coronavirus: What we know now – JOHN NAISH analyses the findings of the world’s best brains
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Coronavirus: What we know now – JOHN NAISH analyses the findings of the world’s best brains

JOHN NAISH analyses the findings of the world’s best brains as they start to unpick the lethal secrets of Covid-19 The world’s best brains are starting to unpick the lethal secrets of Covid-19 to work...
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Delhi chief minister says India set to extend nationwide lockdown to tackle coronavirus
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Delhi chief minister says India set to extend nationwide lockdown to tackle coronavirus

The chief minister of Delhi state said on Saturday that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to extend a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but the federal government did not...
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Spain sets out back-to-work guidelines as coronavirus death rate slows
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Spain sets out back-to-work guidelines as coronavirus death rate slows

Spain’s government on Saturday set out guidelines for people returning to work under a loosening of lockdown restrictions, while the country reported its lowest one-day increase in deaths from the coronavirus since March 23. People...
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Empty churches, food drive mark start of Easter weekend in coronavirus-hit U.S.
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Empty churches, food drive mark start of Easter weekend in coronavirus-hit U.S.

Political leaders and health experts urged Americans celebrating Good Friday and the Easter weekend under threat of the coronavirus to avoid church gatherings and observe the holidays at home as the U.S. death toll from...
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Funeral director fights for dead as coronavirus ravages New York
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Funeral director fights for dead as coronavirus ravages New York

Jesus Pujols has fetched the deceased from emergency rooms. He has stepped over bodies in refrigerated trailers. The funeral homes he serves are storing remains by the dozen, often in chapels chilled by cranked-up air...
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Coronavirus crisis is ‘exposing critical gaps in the UK’s welfare safety net’
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Coronavirus crisis is ‘exposing critical gaps in the UK’s welfare safety net’

Up to 5.6 million workers are at high risk of losing their jobs or hours and being unable to access the support they need, according to new analysis published by the New Economics Foundation today....
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The Coronavirus State: New Zealand and Authoritarian Rumblings
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The Coronavirus State: New Zealand and Authoritarian Rumblings

It’s all about the lever of balance.  Laws made for public protection, within which public health features prominently, provide grounds for derogation authorities can exploit.  Like plasticine, the scope of power during times of an...
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Coronavirus: It’s A Shame To Eat If Your Pastor Has Not Eaten
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Coronavirus: It’s A Shame To Eat If Your Pastor Has Not Eaten

Controversial Ghanaian pastor, Cyril George Carstensen Lutterodt popularly known as Counselor Lutterodt has admonished Christians to ensure that they provide for their pastors in these times of global pandemic. According to the pastor, it is...
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Rouhani urges Iranians to respect health protocols as coronavirus curbs ease
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Rouhani urges Iranians to respect health protocols as coronavirus curbs ease

President Hassan Rouhani urged Iranians to respect health protocols to guard against the new coronavirus as “low-risk” economic activities resumed in most of the country on Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported.  So-called low-risk businesses...
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Senior British academics share coronavirus conspiracy theories online
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Senior British academics share coronavirus conspiracy theories online

British academics including a former disgraced lecturer accused of whitewashing the Syrian regime have shared conspiracy theories about the coronavirus online.  The Organisation for Propaganda Studies, co-founded by Piers Robinson, tweeted a YouTube interview last...
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South Korean coronavirus patients start voting at dedicated stations
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South Korean coronavirus patients start voting at dedicated stations

SEOUL • Early voting in South Korea's parliamentary election kicked off yesterday, with coronavirus patients casting ballots at designated stations and candidates adopting new ways of campaigning to limit the risk of contagion. The National...
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Coronavirus Pandemic Brings Hundreds Of U.S. Clinical Trials To A Halt
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Coronavirus Pandemic Brings Hundreds Of U.S. Clinical Trials To A Halt

Rene Roach fired off a quick email in late March for an update on a colorectal cancer clinical trial for which she hoped to qualify. Worried about the coronavirus, she asked, almost as an afterthought,...
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The Queen tells the nation ‘coronavirus will not overcome us’ in first Easter address
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The Queen tells the nation ‘coronavirus will not overcome us’ in first Easter address

The Queen has delivered what is believed to be her first Easter address as she stressed the importance of maintaining the coronavirus lockdown during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.   With the Covid-19 outbreak making...
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Governors Call For $500 Billion Bailout Amid Standoff Over Coronavirus Relief Funds
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Governors Call For $500 Billion Bailout Amid Standoff Over Coronavirus Relief Funds

National Governors Association Chairman Larry Hogan, R-Md., and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-NY, the top Democrat on the Association are issuing a joint call for Congress to approve $500 billion in direct aid to states, signaling...
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A sudden coronavirus lockdown could be the end of Port Kembla steelworks
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A sudden coronavirus lockdown could be the end of Port Kembla steelworks

An enforced shutdown of its Port Kembla steelworks could cost BlueScope hundreds of million of dollars - and may signal the end of steelmaking in the Illawarra. ' The steelmaker's New Zealand operations have been...
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Nurse dies after developing Covid-19 symptoms
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Nurse dies after developing Covid-19 symptoms

A "much-loved" nurse has died after developing symptoms of coronavirus, a hospital trust said. Julie Omar had been working as a sister on Ward 14 at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS...
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UFC 249 canceled after ESPN and parent company Disney intervene
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UFC 249 canceled after ESPN and parent company Disney intervene

UFC 249 was canceled Thursday after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped UFC president Dana Whites plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic. After defiantly vowing for weeks to maintain a regular schedule of...
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‘We’ve sold more Easter eggs than last year’
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‘We’ve sold more Easter eggs than last year’

Upmarket chocolate retailer Hotel Chocolat closed all its UK stores three weeks ago. The firm was forced to "turn on a sixpence" reorganising the warehouse to make it safe for staff. But it has paid...
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Covid-19 from the West Wing: ‘History’s verdict will be unforgiving’
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Covid-19 from the West Wing: ‘History’s verdict will be unforgiving’

I'm heading to the White House in the middle of a global pandemic not a phrase I ever imagined writing when I was a schoolboy in Britain thinking about a career in journalism. Downtown Washington...
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Gantz and Netanyahu squabble as gridlocked Israel set to miss government deadline
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Gantz and Netanyahu squabble as gridlocked Israel set to miss government deadline

A proposed unity government deal involving Israels prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and opposition leader, Benny Gantz, appears to be in jeopardy as initial progress stalls and a deadline this week looks set to be missed....
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Your Mask May Not Be Enough if COVID-19 Is in the Air
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Your Mask May Not Be Enough if COVID-19 Is in the Air

When Donald Trump suggested people besides himself wear cloth masks in public last week, it reignited a festering debate about whether the 2019 novel coronavirus is airborne. For months, the Centers for Disease Control and...
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Michael Avenatti Out of Jail After He’s Granted Temporary Release Due to COVID-19
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Michael Avenatti Out of Jail After He’s Granted Temporary Release Due to COVID-19

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels who is serving time for trying to extort Nike, has been granted temporary release from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City amid fears...
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917 new coronavirus deaths as UK told to stay home
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917 new coronavirus deaths as UK told to stay home

The UK has recorded 917 new coronavirus deaths, taking the total number of people who have died in hospital with the virus to 9,875. The figure is slightly down from Friday, which at 980 exceeded...
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5 year old Sends An Adorable Letter To Her 93 year old Neighbor Asking If Hes OK, He Replies
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5 year old Sends An Adorable Letter To Her 93 year old Neighbor Asking If Hes OK, He Replies

Paradoxical as it sounds, it sometimes appears that social distancing is bringing people together. No matter how often we read about the society that has become divisive, we also have seen more than enough examples of...
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Coronavirus cases in Ghana explode, lockdown extended – P.M. News
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Coronavirus cases in Ghana explode, lockdown extended – P.M. News

Confirmed cases for coronavirus in Ghana have shot up by 65, bringing the total to 378, according to President Nana Akufo-Addo. In his sixth national address since the outbreak in the country, Akufo-Addo said there...
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Airbnb restricts UK bookings due to coronavirus
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Airbnb restricts UK bookings due to coronavirus

Home rental firm Airbnb is to temporarily restrict UK bookings to key workers and “essential stays” because of the coronavirus crisis. The firm said that the measure would last until at least 18 April. Key...
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Wage bailout plan to save jobs may cost up to 40bn
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Wage bailout plan to save jobs may cost up to 40bn

The UK's Job Retention Scheme may cost £30-40bn over three months, three times the size of initial estimates. That is according to an analysis by the Resolution Foundation, using the latest figures on take-up of...
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PM ‘responding to treatment’ in intensive care
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PM ‘responding to treatment’ in intensive care

Boris Johnson is "responding to treatment" for coronavirus as he approaches the fourth night in the hospital. The prime minister was being kept in St Thomas' Hospital in London "for close monitoring" and remained clinically...
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Virus lockdown for ‘several more weeks at least’
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Virus lockdown for ‘several more weeks at least’

The coronavirus lockdown will remain for "several more weeks at the very least", Wales' health minister says. Vaughan Gething told the BBC "we need to give a much clearer message that this isn't going to...
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NYC Is Taking Hundreds of Body Bags Out of Housesand Soon They Will Be Counted
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NYC Is Taking Hundreds of Body Bags Out of Housesand Soon They Will Be Counted

The coronavirus death count in New York City, already unfathomable, is expected to surge in the coming days as officials begin including people who have been dropping dead at home without an official diagnosis. Emergency...
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Man City Coach Guardiola’s Mother Dies After Coronavirus Infection
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Man City Coach Guardiola’s Mother Dies After Coronavirus Infection

Post Views: 22 The mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has died after contracting coronavirus, aged 82. Dolors Sala Carrio was diagnosed with coronavirus after showing symptoms in Barcelona, with the Premier League club announcing her tragic death on...
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China must step up on African debt relief amid coronavirus pandemic
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China must step up on African debt relief amid coronavirus pandemic

China must do more to help ease the debt burden of African countries facing economic calamity from the coronavirus pandemic, Ghana’s finance minister said. Africa accounts for just a fraction of global cases of the...
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Government To Distribute 3.6 Million honemade Masks To Help Fight Coronavirus In Ghana
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Government To Distribute 3.6 Million honemade Masks To Help Fight Coronavirus In Ghana

The government of Ghana is set to distribute 3.6 Million Ghana-made masks government to help fight against coronavirus in Ghana. According to the government, they will start the distribution of the locally produced nose masks...
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“We Shall Not Allow Online Exams” President Museveni Advises UCU to Wait until the Coronavirus Crisis Is Over
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“We Shall Not Allow Online Exams” President Museveni Advises UCU to Wait until the Coronavirus Crisis Is Over

On 8th/04/2020 evening during the presidential address to the Nation on COVID 19(corona) updates, H E Yoweri Museveni advised all Universities planning to organize online exams for student to wait until the coronavirus crisis is...
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Ferrari to pilot ‘Back on Track’ employee screening for coronavirus By Reuters
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Ferrari to pilot ‘Back on Track’ employee screening for coronavirus By Reuters

 Ferrari (MI:RACE) said on Wednesday it was piloting a project to conduct voluntary screening of employees and their families for coronavirus once the supercarmaker's factories in Italy reopen. In a statement, Ferrari said its "Back...
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Dorsey donates billion dollars to fight coronavirus
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Dorsey donates billion dollars to fight coronavirus

St. Louis native Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter and the founder and CEO of Square, is donating a billion dollars’ worth of his Square holdings to help the world fight the COVID-19...
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Portugal suspends water, electricity shutoffs and releases some prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak
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Portugal suspends water, electricity shutoffs and releases some prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak

Portugal's parliament temporarily suspended electricity, water and gas shutoffs and granted partial pardon to some of its prisoners on Wednesday as the country moved to contain the economic and social damage of the coronavirus outbreak....
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Nursing During Coronavirus Crisis – How Nurses Are Dealing With Covid-19
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Nursing During Coronavirus Crisis – How Nurses Are Dealing With Covid-19

A patient on the third floor Covid-19 unit is tugging at her oxygen mask, trying to yank it off. She is 60, with a fever of 102.7, and her lips and mouth are dry from...
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Here’s How Pro-Beijing Outlet Phoenix TV Made It Into The White House Coronavirus Press Briefing
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Here’s How Pro-Beijing Outlet Phoenix TV Made It Into The White House Coronavirus Press Briefing

A reporter from a Hong Kong outlet aligned with the Communist Party of China is a member of the White House Foreign Press Group and has rotating access to White House press briefings. That is...
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Coronavirus lockdown limits casualties as bridge in north Italy collapses
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Coronavirus lockdown limits casualties as bridge in north Italy collapses

A bridge on a normally busy provincial road in northern Italy has collapsed, but, with virtually no traffic due to the coronavirus lockdown, only two truck drivers suffered minor injuries. Key points: The local fire...
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How bad could a second wave of coronavirus infections be, and where could they strike?
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How bad could a second wave of coronavirus infections be, and where could they strike?

How bad could a second wave of coronavirus infections be, and where could they strike? It is highly likely the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak will shift multiple times around the globe until a vaccine...
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As coronavirus sparks anti-Chinese racism, xenophobia rises in China itself
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As coronavirus sparks anti-Chinese racism, xenophobia rises in China itself

As people of Asian descent face xenophobic attacks worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, foreigners in China are also increasingly reporting incidents of hostility and discrimination. Key points: A comic posted to the popular social...
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Kentucky Doctor Charged With Strangling Teen Girl Over Social Distancing
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Kentucky Doctor Charged With Strangling Teen Girl Over Social Distancing

A Kentucky doctor has been charged for strangling a teenage girl and shoving her friends because they werent practicing social distancing, police said. John Rademaker, a 57-year-old physician, was charged Tuesday with first-degree strangulation and...
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Democrat Groups Begin Digital Assault of Trump Over Coronavirus
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Democrat Groups Begin Digital Assault of Trump Over Coronavirus

Swing state voters are being targeted with political ads hammering President Donald Trumps response to the coronavirus pandemic. But the organizations behind the ads are taking steps to ensure that they and their funders remain...
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Mexico president shifts tone on coronavirus; states seek restrictions
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Mexico president shifts tone on coronavirus; states seek restrictions

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador is taking a more serious stance in his approach to the coronavirus pandemic, asking Mexicans to stay home, but only after several weeks of intense criticism as he continued to dismiss recommendations by public...
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Coronavirus in South America: What the Death of a Maid Means for Brazil
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Coronavirus in South America: What the Death of a Maid Means for Brazil

In order to prevent a humanitarian emergency, the national favela association CUFA published a catalogue of 14 demands. One of them was that residents of the slums be provided with free soap for the duration...
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Bucking the global coronavirus lockdown trend
Asia Covid19

Bucking the global coronavirus lockdown trend

As the coronavirus pandemic sparks global lockdowns, life has continued comparatively unhindered in places like Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong after their governments and citizens took decisive early action against the unfolding crisis. At...
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Cuba: US embargo blocks coronavirus aid shipment from Asia
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Cuba: US embargo blocks coronavirus aid shipment from Asia

Cuban officials say that a shipment of coronavirus aid from Asia’s richest man, Jack Ma, has been blocked by the six-decade United States embargo on the island. Carlos M. Pereira, Cuba’s ambassador to China, said...
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Asia stands to lose 68 million jobs if coronavirus is not contained in six months
Asia Covid19

Asia stands to lose 68 million jobs if coronavirus is not contained in six months

About 68 million jobs could be lost in Asia due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has warned.  China will see the highest number of workers affected, with about 52.8 million workers...
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Alibaba promises ‘spring thunder’ to support SMEs during the coronavirus crisis
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Alibaba promises ‘spring thunder’ to support SMEs during the coronavirus crisis

Alibaba group chairman and CEO Daniel Zhang has launched the “2020 Spring Thunder Initiative” to help small and medium businesses ride out the coronavirus pandemic.  “We will … create new supply chains, stimulate new demand,...
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Coronavirus in Africa: what happens next? | Global development
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Coronavirus in Africa: what happens next? | Global development

Just seven weeks after Africa recorded its first case of Covid-19 – an Italian national in Algeria – the virus is creeping across the continent, infecting more than 10,000 people and causing 487 deaths. Three...
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Africa Facing ‘Complete Economic Collapse’ Due to Coronavirus, UN Official Claims
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Africa Facing ‘Complete Economic Collapse’ Due to Coronavirus, UN Official Claims

The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns across the African continent could trigger an economic collapse, according to one United Nations (UN) official, who spoke with Associated Press (AP). Ahunna Eziakonwa, the UN Development Program regional director...
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What Africa Must Do To Mitigate the Damaging Effects of Coronavirus
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What Africa Must Do To Mitigate the Damaging Effects of Coronavirus

Before the novel coronavirus pandemic hit the globe, Nigeria spent 42% of her earnings on debt servicing. We have arrived at a new reality today: even if we devote 100% of our income to rebuilding...
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It’s a hangover from colonial mentality – WHO slams call for Africa to be testing ground for new Coronavirus vaccines
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It’s a hangover from colonial mentality – WHO slams call for Africa to be testing ground for new Coronavirus vaccines

The World Health Organization has angrily reacted to some French doctors’ suggestion of Africa being the test ground for new Coronavirus drugs. Media reported earlier that Jean Paul Mira and Camille Locht who spoke on...
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As coronavirus spread through Asia, Atlantic Natural Foods prepared for US impact
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As coronavirus spread through Asia, Atlantic Natural Foods prepared for US impact

When J. Douglas​ Hines, chairman of Atlantic Natural Foods, recently saw the CEO of Nestlé warning employees of an upcoming storm because of the pandemic, he thought the executive must have been listening to his thoughts...
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Could nitric oxide treat coronavirus? US doctors are testing the gas that gave us Viagra
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Could nitric oxide treat coronavirus? US doctors are testing the gas that gave us Viagra

Doctors from around the world are seeing if the gas that gave us the 'little blue pill' will also help treat the novel coronavirus as it continues to spread. Nitric oxide is a colorless gas...
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US appeals court allows Texas coronavirus abortion restrictions
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US appeals court allows Texas coronavirus abortion restrictions

A US appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Texas can enforce limits on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part of the state's policy requiring postponement of non-urgent medical procedures during the coronavirus...
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Britain’s flexible constitution will help us through this coronavirus crisis – Reaction
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Britain’s flexible constitution will help us through this coronavirus crisis – Reaction

John Nance Gardener found the Vice Presidency of the United States “not worth a bucket of warm piss”. He would have been even more disappointed with being Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The...
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Overwhelming Number Of Nigerians Residing In China, US, UK, Are Registering For Evacuation
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Overwhelming Number Of Nigerians Residing In China, US, UK, Are Registering For Evacuation

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM has stated that an overwhelming number of Nigerians residing in the United Kingdom, United States, China and in West Africa, have been registering with the Nigerian missions for evacuation...
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US Donates USD 2.9 Million Package To Help India Battle Coronavirus
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US Donates USD 2.9 Million Package To Help India Battle Coronavirus

US Donates USD 2.9 Million Package To Help India Battle Coronavirus The United States has donated $2.9 million assistance package for India to help the Narendra Modi government brace itself against the coronavirus as countries...
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‘The whole world should send China a bill’
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‘The whole world should send China a bill’

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told "Hannity" Monday that China should pay — literally — for its response to the coronavirus that enabled the contagion to spread around the world. "If it were up to...
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Virologist’s Tweet Explains Why The COVID-19 Coronavirus Is Worse Than SARS
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Virologist’s Tweet Explains Why The COVID-19 Coronavirus Is Worse Than SARS

Since the SARS-CoV-2 strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19 first began to circulate at the end of 2019, there has been much debate as to how its symptoms and efficacy at spreading compared to previous...
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How To Make A Face Mask At Home
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How To Make A Face Mask At Home

Health experts are bumping up protective measures in the fight against COVID-19. New recommendations released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that people should wear cloth face coverings in public settings...
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Hospital Asks For Peoples Help And This Boy Scout Delivers
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Hospital Asks For Peoples Help And This Boy Scout Delivers

In light of the novel coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world, the famous saying “not all heroes wear capes” applies to more and more people every day. The doctors and the rest of the medical staff...
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Wait, Was Joe Exotic Hospitalized For Coronavirus?
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Wait, Was Joe Exotic Hospitalized For Coronavirus?

GUESS WHAT, MOTHERF*CKERS!!! Our Tiger King, Joseph Maldonado-Passage—or, as he is known to the world, Joe Exotic—may have contracted coronavirus in prison. At least, if you believe what the Daily Mirror reports, then he has. (And...
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Finding Love In A Hopeless Place: Dating Stories From The Pandemic
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Finding Love In A Hopeless Place: Dating Stories From The Pandemic

When Jillian Trubee first saw the now-ubiquitous Instagram memes about virtual dating in the midst of coronavirus quarantine, she wondered who out there was actually going on FaceTime first dates or having a movie night...
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Michigan Nurse Demonstrates How Easy Coronavirus Cross-Contamination Can Be
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Michigan Nurse Demonstrates How Easy Coronavirus Cross-Contamination Can Be

Recently, one trip to the grocery store for this former emergency room nurse made her see just how little some people know about cross-contamination. While shopping, she saw many people wearing gloves, which she thought...
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Lessons of a Hero From the Plague for Surviving the Coronavirus
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Lessons of a Hero From the Plague for Surviving the Coronavirus

Naturally, comparisons to the Black Death are echoing around now. The bubonic plague was a highly contagious bacterial disease that came and went throughout Europe and beyond for three centuries. In its first explosive visitation...
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To Cut Carbon, Ditch Air Travel and Get on the Right Track
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To Cut Carbon, Ditch Air Travel and Get on the Right Track

It started with the California forest fires. Ariella Granett lives in Berkeley, and stapling a paper smoke mask to fit her 8-year-old daughter's face made the planet's ills feel personal. Then, last spring, her son...
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Landlady’s ‘regret’ over lockdown ‘lock-in’
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Landlady’s ‘regret’ over lockdown ‘lock-in’

A landlady whose pub was shut down after police were called to a "lock-in" during the coronavirus lockdown said she "wished she'd kept the door shut". Mandy Mallinson said she had been celebrating her husband's...
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Capt. Brett Crozier Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Capt. Brett Crozier Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Capt. Brett Crozier of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus after he wrote a letter outlining his concerns of COVID-19 spreading on the ship and the Navys failures to properly address...
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Fear that US exports clampdown could hamper SA’s effort to ramp up testing
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Fear that US exports clampdown could hamper SA’s effort to ramp up testing

An unofficial clampdown by the US government on the exports of test kits crucial to South Africa's plans to ramp up coronavirus testing, is raising fears that local efforts to combat the disease may falter....
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The Queen’s coronavirus speech branded her ‘finest moment’
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The Queen’s coronavirus speech branded her ‘finest moment’

The Queen's historic televised address to the nation was a "calming message at a time of crisis", a royal expert has said.   Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, said the monarch made a...
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BREAKING: Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests after contracting coronavirus
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BREAKING: Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests after contracting coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests ten days after he tested positive for coronavirus. A spokeswoman for Downing Street insisted the move was a 'precautionary step' as Mr Johnson's symptoms...
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NHS coronavirus nurse, 23, dies after 12-hour shift ‘without right protective kit’
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NHS coronavirus nurse, 23, dies after 12-hour shift ‘without right protective kit’

A third NHS nurse has died after caring for patients sick with coronavirus. John Alagos, 23, is believed to be the youngest medic in the UK to succumb to the devastating virus after he collapsed....
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Paedophile who raped boy, 12, is freed early after cellmate dies of coronavirus
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Paedophile who raped boy, 12, is freed early after cellmate dies of coronavirus

A convicted child rapist has been freed from jail after his cellmate died from coronavirus. Glenn Christie, 54, was serving time at the Massachusetts Treatment Centre in Bridgewater, USA, after he repeatedly raped a 12-year-old...
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Billy McFarland Launches COVID-19 Effort in Prison, Swears Its Not a Scam
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Billy McFarland Launches COVID-19 Effort in Prison, Swears Its Not a Scam

Remember Billy McFarland, the scam artist behind the spectacular disaster that was Fyre Festival? If hes to be believedand even he admits thats a big ifprison and the novel coronavirus pandemic have helped him turn...
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Henry Ford Health System to conduct first large U.S. study of hydroxychloroquines
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Henry Ford Health System to conduct first large U.S. study of hydroxychloroquines

Despite false assertions by the President to the contrary, any potential treatments to counter or prevent COVID-19 are still only at the stage of early investigations, which include one-off treatment with special individual case authorizations,...
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Zoom freezes feature development to fix security and privacy issues
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Zoom freezes feature development to fix security and privacy issues

Zoom has been widely criticized over the past couple of weeks for terrible security, a poorly designed screensharing feature, misleading dark patterns, fake end-to-end-encryption claims and an incomplete privacy policy. Despite that, the video conferencing...
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Encores musical messages let you commission a video performance to send to loved ones
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Encores musical messages let you commission a video performance to send to loved ones

Encore, the U.K. marketplace that lets you find and book a musician or band online for your event, is launching a new online product to help musicians find an additional revenue stream during the coronavirus...
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Asia Covid19

Biologist Is Surprised To See Yeast Being Hoarded, Decides To Teach People How To Make It At Home

COVID-19 has managed to bring out the best in us as millions donate their money, time, and efforts to helping those in need. It also brings out the worst in some as they continue to...
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This Is What The South Korean Government Comfort Package For Quarantined People Looks Like
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This Is What The South Korean Government Comfort Package For Quarantined People Looks Like

In light of the recent events regarding the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of people are speculating whether the crisis has been dealt with well enough, what could have been done better, and so on. People...
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3 Mild Symptoms Could Predict Which Coronavirus Patients Develop Severe Lung Disease
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3 Mild Symptoms Could Predict Which Coronavirus Patients Develop Severe Lung Disease

The coronavirus pandemic has forced doctors to make difficult decisions about which patients get immediate medical care. In New York City, where more than 38,000 cases have been reported, hospitals are reserving tests for patients...
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Sports icon’s death awakens Senegal to coronavirus threat
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Sports icon’s death awakens Senegal to coronavirus threat

Senegal is in mourning following the death of one of its foremost sporting icons from coronavirus, as the government struggles to impose health restrictions in the West African state. Former Olympique de Marseille president Pape...
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Guinea, Burkina Faso ‘reject their citizens with coronavirus’ in Ghana
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Guinea, Burkina Faso ‘reject their citizens with coronavirus’ in Ghana

Burkina Faso and Guinea have refused to take in their citizens who tested positive for coronavirus in Ghana. On Monday Ghana announced plans to deport 8 Guinean nationals and 2 Burkinabes who have tested positive...
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Rwanda extends coronavirus lockdown by two weeks
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Rwanda extends coronavirus lockdown by two weeks

The government in Rwanda has extended rigid lockdown restrictions imposed last month to 19 April. The lockdown that begun on 21 March banned people from leaving their homes unless going out to shop for food...
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Nigeria imposes harsh restrictions for journalist movement and access during coronavirus lockdown
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Nigeria imposes harsh restrictions for journalist movement and access during coronavirus lockdown

Authorities in Nigeria must ensure that measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic do not prevent journalists from covering the news freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, Nigerian Information Minister Lai...
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We regret asking US billionaire for help – Nigerian government
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We regret asking US billionaire for help – Nigerian government

The Nigerian Government on Thursday said it regrets demanding ventilators from a US billionaire, Elon Musk. The government has consequently withdrawn the plea made by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to help...
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Fury in Kenya over police brutality amid coronavirus curfew
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Fury in Kenya over police brutality amid coronavirus curfew

Nairobi, Kenya - Since November, Emily Nyambura had been running a thriving mobile coffee business in Mathare, a densely populated settlement in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. With a growing customer base, she would earn on good...
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Coronavirus causes Kenya to decongest prisons by releasing 4800 prisoners
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Coronavirus causes Kenya to decongest prisons by releasing 4800 prisoners

The National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCAJ) after multi-agency consultations has resolved to release 4800 prisoners who are serving time for petty offences. The decision was informed by the need to decongest Kenyan...
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Unity in South Africa  is fleeting under lockdown
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Unity in South Africa is fleeting under lockdown

But the national unity and common purpose that Ramaphosa sought to encourage lasted less than 24 hours before old ethnic suspicions within the populace and authoritarian tendencies within government started to reassert themselves.   An...
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These economies will be hardest hit by the coronavirus – including South Africa
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These economies will be hardest hit by the coronavirus – including South Africa

JP Morgan Chase & Company has outlined how the world’s economies will be impacted by the coronavirus, with South Africa forecast as one of the five countries which will be hardest hit. In a weekly...
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Coronavirus: South Africa ramps up testing in townships

South Africa’s government has mobilised 10,000 volunteers to roll out coronavirus screening nationwide, as it ramps up efforts to contain the spread of the disease in rural areas and densely-populated townships ahead of the coming...
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Somalia’s ex-prime minister dies of coronavirus
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Somalia’s ex-prime minister dies of coronavirus

Somalia‘s former prime minister, Nour Hassan Hussein Nour Adde, has died of coronavirus in Britain, his family has said. His son, Mohamed Nour Adde confirmed the death of his father in a statement on Wednesday....
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Behind the scenes, Kushner takes charge of coronavirus response
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Behind the scenes, Kushner takes charge of coronavirus response

Kushner’s group, which some have characterized as an “all-of-private-sector” operation in contrast to Vice President Mike Pence’s “all-of-government” task force, has had its successes – including airlifting emergency medical supplies to the United States, crowdsourcing...
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Coronavirus in Indiana: Hundreds attend prayer vigil at IUHBMH
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Coronavirus in Indiana: Hundreds attend prayer vigil at IUHBMH

Hundreds of cars with blinkers flashing lined the parking lot of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for a prayer vigil on Monday night. The vigil was dedicated not only to those with coronavirus, but also for...
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Coronavirus second wave feared in Henan province, China, Jia county in lockdown

Residents in a region of central China have been ordered back into their homes and are only being allowed to leave with a special permit, over fears of a second wave of COVID-19 in the...
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After Threats, Anthony Fauci to Receive Enhanced Personal Security
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After Threats, Anthony Fauci to Receive Enhanced Personal Security

One anti-Fauci Twitter post last week said, “Sorry liberals but we don’t trust Dr. Anthony Fauci.” The hashtag #FauciFraud has been used by more than 70 Twitter accounts, some posting hundreds of times a day,...
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Philippines president warns people violating coronavirus lockdown will be shot dead
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Philippines president warns people violating coronavirus lockdown will be shot dead

People who don't obey coronavirus lockdown rules in the Philippines should be shot dead, the country's president said. In a chilling televised speech, Rodrigo Duterte urged the military to open fire on anyone who "causes...
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Asia may have been right and the rest of the world is coming around
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Asia may have been right and the rest of the world is coming around

That same week, Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), appeared before lawmakers. Asked if people should wear masks, he had a straightforward answer: "No."   Now he's not so...
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Mask Wars – France Behaves Badly To Spain, US Behaves Badly To France

In the mask war, anything goes. There are no friends. On March 5, the French authorities requisitioned an order for 4 million masks from a Swedish company that was circulating in France. After 15 days...
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Ethiopia postpones general elections due to coronavirus
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Ethiopia postpones general elections due to coronavirus

Ethiopia’s highly anticipated general elections in August this year have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The country’s electoral board said it will announce a new date for the polls when the pandemic comes...
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Wuhan doctor who went public over spread of coronavirus ‘goes missing’
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Wuhan doctor who went public over spread of coronavirus ‘goes missing’

A Wuhan doctor who was among the first to alert other medics to the spread of coronavirus has disappeared sparking concerns that she has been detained, reports suggest.  Dr Ai Fen said she faced 'unprecedented, extremely harsh...
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Coronavirus could travel 27 feet, stay in air for hours: researcher
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Coronavirus could travel 27 feet, stay in air for hours: researcher

Social-distancing guidelines to stay 6 feet from others may be woefully inadequate, one scientist warns — saying the coronavirus can travel 27 feet and linger for hours. MIT associate professor Lydia Bourouiba, who has researched...
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Captain of Aircraft Carrier Pleads for Help as Virus Cases Increase Onboard
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Captain of Aircraft Carrier Pleads for Help as Virus Cases Increase Onboard

A senior Navy official on Sunday sought to play down the urgency of the situation on the Roosevelt, saying that while it was unfortunate, most of the reported symptoms at that point among the sickened...
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McConnell: Impeachment distracted government from coronavirus threat
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McConnell: Impeachment distracted government from coronavirus threat

“It came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial. And I think it diverted the attention of the government because everything every day was all about impeachment,” McConnell said in an interview...
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New Zealanders stuck in Peru axed from charter flight lifeline
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New Zealanders stuck in Peru axed from charter flight lifeline

About 20 Kiwis trapped in Peru have been told they cannot board a charter flight, operated by an Australian adventure company, to get home. Jack Jones and Johnny Hirst, both aged 22 and from Auckland, were in...
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro makes life-or-death coronavirus gamble
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro makes life-or-death coronavirus gamble

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has staked out the most deliberately dismissive position of any major world leader, calling the pandemic a...
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“In Favour of Life”: Brazil’s Northeastern Governors go it alone against Coronavirus Pandemic
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“In Favour of Life”: Brazil’s Northeastern Governors go it alone against Coronavirus Pandemic

Northeastern Brazil’s predominantly left-wing Governors have issued a strongly worded letter in what they describe as “deep indignation” at the stance of Jair Bolsonaro’s Federal Government in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. In 2018, Fernando...
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Prince Charles has recovered from coronavirus
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Prince Charles has recovered from coronavirus

Prince Charles is now out of self-isolation and in “good health” after testing positive for coronavirus.  On Monday, a spokesperson for the royal issued an update regarding the 71-year-old’s health, saying: “Clarence House has confirmed...
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The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed.
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The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed.

In 2014, with no ventilators having been delivered to the government, Covidien executives told officials at the biomedical research agency that they wanted to get out of the contract, according to three former federal officials....
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A New York’s Nurse’s Harrowing Photo Of Reality For COVID-19 Victims
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A New York’s Nurse’s Harrowing Photo Of Reality For COVID-19 Victims

The 38-year-old registered nurse at a Manhattan hospital was nearing the end of his shift Sunday morning when he stepped toward the building’s ambulance bay. There, a giant refrigerator truck was sitting, ready to carry...
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Dr. Zelenko has treated 699 coronavirus patients with 100% success
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Dr. Zelenko has treated 699 coronavirus patients with 100% success

Last Wednesday, we published the success story from Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, a board-certified family practitioner in New York, after he successfully treated 350 coronavirus patients with 100 per cent success using a cocktail of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate, Zinc...
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Florida Megachurch Packed with Worshipers During Coronavirus Pandemic
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Florida Megachurch Packed with Worshipers During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Pastor boasted his place was white-glove clean, saying, “We brought in 13 machines that basically kill every virus in the place, and uh, if somebody walks through the door it’s like, it kills everything...
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Coronavirus: Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April 30
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Coronavirus: Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April 30

President Donald Trump on Sunday extended the national social distancing guidelines to April 30 in effort to keep the projected coronavirus death toll in the U.S. from reaching a catastrophic, worst-case scenario.  Trump's announcement walked...
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New Zealanders’ ‘absolutely desperate’ plea for help

Alax Robinson, a Kiwi based in Brisbane, is worried he’s going to end up homeless without help from the Australian Government after losing his casual job last week “I have no money. I don’t know...
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Australia coronavirus infection rate halved in past few days
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Australia coronavirus infection rate halved in past few days

Half as many Australians are catching coronavirus as a week ago with the borders, pubs, and restaurants shut, Scott Morrison claims.  The Prime Minister said the rate of virus infections was 25 to 30 per cent...
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Govt to crackdown on foreign investments amid pandemic

All foreign investments in Australia will now require approval regardless of how much they’re worth under temporary changes to the foreign investment framework. The Federal Government says the move will protect Australia’s national interest and...
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Modelling suggests Australia will run out of ICU beds on April 5
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Modelling suggests Australia will run out of ICU beds on April 5

NEW modelling, published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia, suggests that Australian hospitals do not currently have the capacity to accommodate possible demand and, as a result, the future mortality rate of COVID-19...
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Why are UN and UNHRC scared of naming & shaming China for Covid19 pandemic?
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Why are UN and UNHRC scared of naming & shaming China for Covid19 pandemic?

The Coronavirus pandemic is ravaging the world, taking a toll on human lives and forcing 40 countries to lockdown with almost 2.2 billion people under house arrest. Spain and Italy have been the worst hit...
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Plane carrying coronavirus medical supplies crashes and explodes into fireball
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Plane carrying coronavirus medical supplies crashes and explodes into fireball

A plane carrying emergency medical supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic crashed during takeoff before exploding into a fireball.   The jet crashed at Manila International Airport in the Philippines and it is believed all eight...
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Africa is two to three weeks away from height of coronavirus storm
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Africa is two to three weeks away from height of coronavirus storm

Africa is two to three weeks away from the worst of the coronavirus storm and needs an emergency economic stimulus of $100 billion to bolster preventative measures and support its fragile healthcare systems, according to...
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“Africa’s window for containment is narrowing!,” – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala alerts
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“Africa’s window for containment is narrowing!,” – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala alerts

Nigeria’s former Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has expressed worry over increased cases of coronavirus recorded across Africa in the last few days. In a tweet she shared, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala stated that Africa’s...
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Africa ‘unfortunately’ last in queue for life-saving ventilators amid global shortage
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Africa ‘unfortunately’ last in queue for life-saving ventilators amid global shortage

As South African hospitals and healthcare workers brace for a likely avalanche of critically ill Covid-19 patients, they may soon be faced with a disastrous shortage of life-saving ventilators. The grim reality of a global...
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Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against #COVID19
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Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against #COVID19

Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against #COVID19 The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on behalf of the Bankers’ Committee and in partnership with the private sector led by Aliko Dangote Foundation and Access Bank have come...
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Trump indefinitely suspends environmental protection laws during coronavirus pandemic
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Trump indefinitely suspends environmental protection laws during coronavirus pandemic

The Trump administration introduced this week a sweeping relaxation of environmental laws and fines during the coronavirus pandemic. According to new guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), companies will largely be exempt from consequences...
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Bank of Canada ventures into uncharted territory to fight coronavirus fallout
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Bank of Canada ventures into uncharted territory to fight coronavirus fallout

Surprise interest-rate cuts by central banks have become so commonplace over the last few weeks that they no longer shock. The Bank of Canada slashed its benchmark interest rate by a half point on March...
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‘Just damage containment’: Cost of the coronavirus shutdown keeps rising
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‘Just damage containment’: Cost of the coronavirus shutdown keeps rising

"The Federal Reserve and Congress are helping avert for now a massive self-feeding economic and financial decline that threatens a devastating combination of a 1930s-like depression and a 2008-like global financial crisis. That’s the good...
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Halifax and Barclays scrap new mortgages below 40% deposit
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Halifax and Barclays scrap new mortgages below 40% deposit

Two of Britain's biggest banks have pulled new mortgages for all but those with the biggest deposits or sizeable equity in their homes. Barclays and Halifax's intermediary brands have stopped selling mortgages above 60 per...
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Chinese-Americans Fear For Their Safety
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Chinese-Americans Fear For Their Safety

“We’ve never received this many news tips about racism against Asians,” he said. “It’s crazy. My staff is pulling double duty just to keep up.” He said he was hiring two more people to help....
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COVID-19 can survive on the soles of shoes for up to five days
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COVID-19 can survive on the soles of shoes for up to five days

Infectious disease specialists have warned that COVID-19 can live on the soles of shoes for up to five days, with footwear more likely to carry coronavirus if it has been worn in busy areas like...
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Beijing News Outlet Risks It All, Says China Is ‘Faking Coronavirus Recovery’
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Beijing News Outlet Risks It All, Says China Is ‘Faking Coronavirus Recovery’

Months after the novel coronavirus first appeared and spread like wildfire across the People’s Republic of China, the communist nation has seemingly made a miraculous recovery. A herculean effort that saw mass mobilization, rapid hospital...
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Singapore to donate 3,000 coronavirus test kits to Philippines
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Singapore to donate 3,000 coronavirus test kits to Philippines

Singapore will donate thousands of testing kits the Philippines to aid health officials in responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr said on Sunday, March 22. Locsin made...
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Government coronavirus advisor warns the next two weeks will be ‘very difficult’
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Government coronavirus advisor warns the next two weeks will be ‘very difficult’

One of the government's top coronavirus advisors said the UK's epidemic will get worse before it gets better but the peak of it could pass by Easter. Professor Neil Ferguson added that around a third...
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Ventilator firm says ‘nothing happened’ after it offered to help Government
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Ventilator firm says ‘nothing happened’ after it offered to help Government

A medical equipment manufacturer has criticised the slow pace of the Government's attempts to increase the supply of ventilators, saying it should be relying on upscaling current manufacturing rather than turning to groups of well-known...
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U.S. axed CDC expert job in China months before coronavirus outbreak
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U.S. axed CDC expert job in China months before coronavirus outbreak

Several months before the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration eliminated a key American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China, Reuters has learned. The American disease expert, a...
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How do communities fight coronavirus when they don’t have water?
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How do communities fight coronavirus when they don’t have water?

The river in Petorca, Chile, is completely dry. The small, poor settlements that line Petorca's River Ligua once relied on the river for its source of water. But for the past 15 years, residents here...
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Guyanese urged to practise social distancing
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Guyanese urged to practise social distancing

THOUGH social distancing is one of the primary measures in preventing the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), many Guyanese are failing to take heed to this advisory, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Boyle,...
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As the world battles coronavirus, fresh case of deadly hantavirus reported in China
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As the world battles coronavirus, fresh case of deadly hantavirus reported in China

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to create panic across the world, a man in China tested positive for hantavirus after he died in a bus on Monday, creating fear of the spread of yet another...
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Canada to send 3 flights to Peru to help citizens stranded by COVID-19
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Canada to send 3 flights to Peru to help citizens stranded by COVID-19

Canada will send three planes to Peru to repatriate citizens left stranded abroad by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the country’s foreign affairs minister says. In a tweet on Monday, François-Philippe Champagne said the government has...
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Venezuela Suspends Rent Payments, Protects Wages as Coronavirus Cases Rise to 77
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Venezuela Suspends Rent Payments, Protects Wages as Coronavirus Cases Rise to 77

Mérida, March 23, 2020 (venezuelanalysis.com) – The Venezuelan government announced a series of measures on Sunday in attempts to protect the population from the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis. Speaking on a live televised...
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B.C. doctors call for stricter coronavirus measures, say province on track with Italy
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B.C. doctors call for stricter coronavirus measures, say province on track with Italy

Doctors from Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C., have called on the provincial health officer to introduce stricter measures to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus in the province. In the letter sent...
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Venezuela, already in crisis mode, struggles to fight coronavirus
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Venezuela, already in crisis mode, struggles to fight coronavirus

Even before the coronavirus pandemic swept across the world, healthcare professionals in Venezuela contended with an endless shortage of medicine and equipment. The worst nightmare of Venezuelan healthcare professionals came true earlier this month when...
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China hid coronavirus, admonished whistleblowers
Asia Covid19

China hid coronavirus, admonished whistleblowers

Communist China told the world in early January there was no evidence that its Wuhan coronavirus spread human-to-human even as medical whistleblowers were warning of an epidemic and authorities shut down a wild animal market....
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Flights from Italy, Iran and China still landing in Britain despite UK coronavirus lockdown
Covid19 Europe

Flights from Italy, Iran and China still landing in Britain despite UK coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus chaos at UK borders as up to 7,500 visitors arrive in Britain from the three nations with highest death tolls in last week... and flights from Italy, China and Iran are STILL landing Flights...
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McDonald’s closing all UK and Ireland restaurants in Covid-19 fight
Covid19 Europe

McDonald’s closing all UK and Ireland restaurants in Covid-19 fight

McDonald's is closing all its restaurants in the UK and Ireland over the coronavirus outbreak. The company plans to shut its branches by 7pm tomorrow, while also working with community groups to distribute food and...
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US Now Has Third-Highest Number Of Cases In The World, Surpassing Spain
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US Now Has Third-Highest Number Of Cases In The World, Surpassing Spain

As the US becomes the third worst country for coronavirus in the world, countries like Japan warn ... [+] against travel to the US. As the coronavirus pandemic spreads and the total number of cases...
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New coronavirus cases drop in Italy for second day
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New coronavirus cases drop in Italy for second day

Italy recorded a lower day-to-day increase of coronavirus cases for the second day in a row Monday, officials said. Italy’s Civil Protection agency documented 4,789 new cases Monday, 700 less than the 5,560 new cases...
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‘Tens of thousands’ of National Guard troops could be activated for coronavirus response
Covid19 North America

‘Tens of thousands’ of National Guard troops could be activated for coronavirus response

Tens of thousands of National Guard troops could be activated in states across the country in the next several weeks to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the National Guard said Thursday. "It's...
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What God told me about coronavirus – Pastor Adeboye
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What God told me about coronavirus – Pastor Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday said the current outbreak of COVID-19 across the world will soon subside but will not be ‘completely eradicated’. Mr Adeboye,...
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Why does Russia, population 146 million, have fewer coronavirus cases than Luxembourg?
Covid19 Europe

Why does Russia, population 146 million, have fewer coronavirus cases than Luxembourg?

"The director-general of WHO said 'test, test, test,'" Dr. Melita Vujnovic, the World Health Organization's representative in Russia, told CNN Thursday. "Well, Russia started that literally at the end of January." Vujnovic said Russia also...
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At current rate, India can see 30,000 COVID-19 deaths by May, no hospital bed by June
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At current rate, India can see 30,000 COVID-19 deaths by May, no hospital bed by June

It took India forty days to reach the first 50 cases, five more days to reach 100 cases, three more days to reach 150 cases and then just two more days to reach 200 cases....
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Grandma, 95, is oldest woman to recover from coronavirus in Italy
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Grandma, 95, is oldest woman to recover from coronavirus in Italy

A 95-year-old grandmother became the oldest woman in Italy to recover from the coronavirus, according to a new report. Alma Clara Corsini, of the northern province of Modena, was diagnosed with the virus and admitted...
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Drastic reduction in pollution due to COVID-19
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Drastic reduction in pollution due to COVID-19

WITH continents around the world grappling with the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19), scientists have noticed that, even in such terrible times, one positive emerges: there has been a significant reduction I n pollution and Carbon dioxide...
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Georgia gets rare plaudits for coronavirus response
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Georgia gets rare plaudits for coronavirus response

Along with coronavirus, Georgia has had an outbreak of something the country hasn’t had in years: public confidence in the government. Nearly a month after COVID-19 first arrived in Georgia, the number of confirmed cases...
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Coronavirus UK: Prince Charles tests positive, Camilla is clear
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Coronavirus UK: Prince Charles tests positive, Camilla is clear

The Queen and Prince Philip face weeks in self-isolation together at Windsor Castle after Prince Charles today revealed he has tested positive for coronavirus. The Prince of Wales, 71, has a 'mild' form of the illness and is on...
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Covid19 North America

Texas official suggests elderly willing to die for economy

The lieutenant governor of Texas argued in an interview on Fox News Monday night that the United States should go back to work, saying grandparents like him don’t want to sacrifice the country’s economy during the coronavirus...
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Why Congress considered a digital dollar in its coronavirus response
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Why Congress considered a digital dollar in its coronavirus response

The coronavirus stimulus package has resurrected calls for the U.S. government to offer a central bank digital currency, public mobile wallets and postal banking—controversial ideas that are hard to pull off, but exist outside the...
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US Sanctions Undermine Coronavirus Response In Iran and Venezuela
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US Sanctions Undermine Coronavirus Response In Iran and Venezuela

While the world is reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has decided to intensify its sanctions against countries such as Iran and Venezuela, dealing a serious blow to those countries with regard to...
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