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Palestine

Small Palestinian village in West Bank struggles to survive in face of restrictions

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A small Palestinian village named Shushahleh in the West Bank is evacuated every night by the Israeli army, citing that the villagers should not...
education

A look at the two sides of the “Inclusive Education Coin”

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On the 17th October 2019, I was on a trip to my organization’s project districts, and happened to travel from Kadjebi to Yeji via...
blockchain

U.S. blockchain startup aims to challenge eyeball economy, social media giants

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Civil Media Company, a New York City-based blockchain-for-journalism startup, has set itself an ambitious task of building a trusted web through blockchain technology to...
agricultural productivity

Zambia risks for another bleak agricultural season

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During the 2018/2019 farming season, Zambia witnessed one of the country's worst rainy seasons which saw the country undergoing prolonged dry spells. ...
Ethiopian Orthodox worshippers attend a service at the Selassie Church, in the city of Mekelle, Ethiopia, on January 5, 2020. PHOTO | EDUARDO SOTERAS | AFP

Ethiopian Christians celebrate unique Christmas amid call for national unity

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As Ethiopian Christians on Tuesday marked the East African country's unique Christmas celebrations, calls for national unity and togetherness are being echoed by various...

Masks, air conditioners and closed shops: Australian capital shadowed by smoke

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The smoke from bushfires has been affecting the lives of Canberrans, who are beginning to take measures for their health. The Australian...
Image taken on July 15, 2015 shows a needle inserted in a patient during an acupuncture treatment, at a public health center of the Unified Health System (SUS) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Xinhua/Rahel Patrasso)

Acupuncture is becoming more popular in Ghana

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by Xu Zheng Overflowing with anxious Ghanaian patients always, the traditional Chinese acupuncture consulting room has become one of the busiest spaces...
GetBusy Art Konsult

Young Ghanaian Graduate Gets Crafty with Bamboo

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After graduating from Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, 36-year-old Theophilus Agyekum-Sarpong decided to create employment for himself and employ others as...
mines

Chinese firm brings smile on Zambian families

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Joan Mulenga 67, is a mother of five children and 11 grandchildren. She starts her day early in the morning by preparing...
rice

Namibian subsistence farmers hopeful for a better harvest

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Liina Ndahangashimwe has been farming with pearl millet and legumes for over 25 years in a far-flung village in Namibia's northern Oshana region. ...
internet

Kenyan internet price hits new low as more online opportunities appear

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As the December holiday season sets in, Kenyan university student Beatrice Achieng is spending more time online checking on various promotions on different goods...

Formalising the Informal Sector: Institute of Entrepreneurship takes the lead

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In its bid to begin the process of formalising the informal sector, the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (IESBD) has honoured 70...
forests

Kenya’s community project empowers members with carbon credit funds

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A community project in Kwale, in the south coast of Kenya, has been empowering members of the local community by helping establish development projects...
Hong Kong extends suspension of schools to Tuesday

Rioters turn campus into wasteland as standoff in Hong Kong PolyU continues

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Shards of glass, empty bottles, charred chairs, smell of trash and buzzing flies make the campus barely recognizable. Only a red banner at the...
Shama fishermen

Kenyan fishermen cried as part of Lake Victoria gets polluted

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A soft breeze wafted from Lake Victoria at Marenga Beach in Busia, western Kenya, creating a cool environment for those doing business on the...
cocoa

Ghanaian cocoa processor foretastes prosperous future of China-Africa trade relations

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As China grows into a huge export destination for African countries, some local manufacturers have started seeing signs of the great benefits which await...
File photo provided by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows the Bandstand in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The Singapore Botanic Gardens is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site after it was inscribed at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee in Bonn, Germany, local TV Channel NewsAsia reported on July 4, 2015. (Xinhua)

Kenyan smallholders embrace artificial gardens to grow crops

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Like many other farmers in central Kenya struggling with shrinking farming land, Daniel Thairu, knew his way out of this dilemma was being smart...
Palestine, Israel

New wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence causes big losses, grief among Gazan civilians

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Hamouda Abu Amra, a Palestinian man in his 60s, was forced to race with death last week after he received a phone call from...
Bees

Kenya’s reformed cattle rustlers venture into beekeeping

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It is a busy day in Kodich village in the semi-arid West Pokot County in northwestern parts of Kenya, where beekeeping has become a...
climate change

Climate change emboldens grain-ravaging quelea birds in Kenya

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Anjeline Auma, a rice grower at West Kano Irrigation Scheme in Kisumu, western Kenya is a worried farmer. The farmer, as tens of others...

Innovative Kenyan farmers use motorbikes to spray crops

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Motorbikes, machines that have helped ease transport problems in Kenya, are finding new uses each day in the East African nation. From ferrying passengers...

St Francis of Assisi girls’ senior high school is 60 years

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Just like how parents nurture their children until they are mature and celebrate their years of struggle through to their time of success thanking...
Agribusiness

Chinese technology boosts e-agribusiness in Togo

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For having passed his certification for agricultural drone pilot in China, a Togolese who is passionate about e-business and drone sees broadened horizons. ...

The GOWA 2019 experience, celebrating the impact of Ghanaian women on society

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Women’s humanitarian influence on the Ghanaian society is immeasurable, therefore the essence of creating the Ghana’s Outstanding Women Awards (GOWA) scheme, that seeks to...
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China’s medical support healing hearts in Ghana

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China's support for the modernization and strengthening of Ghana's health sector and health service delivery continues to grow over the years. One...
Workers work at the T-beam factory on section six of Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway project, near Makueni, Kenya, on March 16, 2015. The project, expected to cost 3.8 billion U.S. dollars, involves the construction of about 480 kilometer railway line from the port city Mombasa to the capital city Nairobi. China Roads and Bridges Corporation (CRBC) is undertaking the project. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Chinese-built bridge wipes out rain season transport misery in Kenya

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The water in River Nzoia in Budalangi, western Kenya, flowed with vengeance on Wednesday, sweeping along anything on its path. It has...
somalia election girls AU training

Somalia’s female electrician defies stereotypes to thrive in male-dominated field

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Sowda Sudi, who in July completed her two years' course in electricity at a technical college in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu, has won accolades...
Market

Lack of market challenges Gambian startups

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The lack of market has become a challenge for young Gambian entrepreneurs in the sales of their products despite the fact that entrepreneurship has...
Zimbabwe's economy is fragile and it does not have its own currency

Zimbabwean consumers face rising prices of basic commodities, utilities

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Prices of basic commodities are rising sharply in Zimbabwe as consumers grapple with eroded incomes, labor relations sour over salaries and the general quality...
Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt to feature at Tokyo 2020 Stadium opening

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TOKYO, Japan – Usain Bolt will feature as the headline act for a special event to mark the opening of the New National Stadium...