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A specialist inspects the tunnel where Mexico's drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped through, in Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico, on July 14, 2015. Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could not have escaped from prison without inside help, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said on Monday, pledging to bring to justice all those involved in the brazen scheme. (Xinhua/Mario V?zquez/MVT) (jp)

Tanzania’s Zanzibar mulls over heavy punishment for drug traffickers

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Tanzania's Zanzibar authorities said on Thursday they were intending to amend laws on drugs with a view to meting out heavy punishment to people...
cannabis

Zambia nabs 50 people for trafficking in over 62 kilograms of cannabis

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Anti-drug authorities in Zambia on Wednesday said they arrested 50 people for allegedly trafficking in over 60 kilograms of cannabis. The suspects,...
Ford Recall

Ford recalls over 217,000 F-150 pickup for headlight problem

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U.S. automaker Ford Motor Company on Tuesday issued a safety recall of select Ford F-150 pickup for a headlight problem, affecting over 217,000 vehicles. ...
Coronavirus

AU health ministers meet over precautions against COVID-19

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African ministers of health met on Saturday at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa to discuss a continental strategy for...
cannabis

Morocco foils smuggling of over 2 tons of cannabis

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Morocco foiled an attempt to smuggle 2.06 tons of cannabis near the central city of Fes and arrested one person. According to...
Nyumba ya Mungu dam

Tanzania orders over 25,000 people to evacuate from looming dam burst

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Authorities in Tanzania's northern district of Mwanga on Sunday ordered at least 25,000 villagers around Nyumba ya Mungu dam to evacuate to safer areas...
Doctor Xu Fei introduces the treatment of a patient at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 27, 2020. The patient of the novel coronavirus pneumonia has been cured and discharged from the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University on Monday. He is the first coronavirus-infected patient that was cured in Jiangxi Province. (Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi)

Over 1,700 medical staff infected with novel coronavirus in China

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A total of 1,716 Chinese medical workers had been infected with the novel coronavirus by Feb. 11, accounting for 3.8 percent of the overall...
fire

Fire destroys over 60 business structures in Tanzania

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A fire that broke out at dawn on Wednesday destroyed at least 65 business structures in Tanzania's northwest region of Mwanza on the shores...
arrested

Travellers busted with over 100 live fish at Australian airport

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Two people have been caught attempting to smuggle 122 live fish into Australia's Melbourne airport, authorities revealed on Thursday. The fish were...
Bushfire

Over 100 native species in need of urgent help following Australian bushfire crisis

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The Australian government has released a list of 113 animal species hit hardest by the nation's bushfire crisis. The list, which was...
elephants

Tanzania’s Selous-Mikumi ecosystem has over 15,000 elephants

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Tanzania's Selous-Mikumi ecosystem has 15,501 elephants, according to the latest aerial wildlife census released on Tuesday. The aerial wildlife census was led...
Pentagon

Over 100 U.S. troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iranian attack – Pentagon

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Over 100 U.S. troops had been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury due to last month's Iranian missile attack on U.S. military bases in...
Film

International women film gala kicks off in Egypt’s Aswan with over 30 participating states

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The fourth edition of Aswan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF) kicked off on Monday evening with the participating of about 50 films from over...
United Nations

UN deeply alarmed over safety of 3 million civilians in Idlib

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Increased shelling and airstrikes in Idlib and surrounding areas have made the United Nations deeply alarmed over the safety and protection of more than...
The Boeing chalet at the Farnborough air show in Hampshire, England, on July 15, 2014

Boeing reports first full-year loss in over 20 years

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U.S. top aircraft manufacturer Boeing Wednesday said it lost 636 million U.S. dollars in net earnings for fiscal 2019, the first full-year loss in...
United Nation

Over 200,000 people displaced in Mali due to increased violence

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A United Nations spokesman said Tuesday that the humanitarian situation in Mali continues to deteriorate due to increased violence, and over 200,000 people are...
Rain

Tanzania renews alert over heavy rains as hundreds left homeless

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As tens of hundreds have been left homeless in southern Tanzania after their houses were demolished by ongoing heavy rains, the country's weather watchdog...
Students at Coventry University

Over 8 million Mozambican students expected to return to school for new academic year

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A total of 8.4 million students in Mozambique are expected to return to primary and secondary schools for the country's new academic year, which...
diesel

Over 15,000 violations of diesel driving bans in German cities

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German authorities recorded more than 15,000 violations of diesel driving bans in German cities, most of them in Stuttgart and Darmstadt, local media reported...
Rain

Over 4,000 left homeless by torrential rains in southern Tanzania

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At least 4,500 people in six villages in Kilwa district in Tanzania's southern region of Lindi have been made homeless after their houses were...
Electricity

Over 130 rural gold processing plants in Tanzania connected to electricity

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Tanzanian Minister for Energy Medard Kalemani said on Sunday that 136 gold processing plants in rural areas across the country have been connected to...
Iom Logo Standin

Over 1 million vulnerable Ethiopians received humanitarian aid in 2019 – IOM

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The United Nation migration agency on Friday disclosed that it has provided humanitarian assistance to more than one million vulnerable Ethiopians in 2019. ...
oil-gas refinery

U.S. voices concern over suspension of oil exports in Libya

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The U.S. Embassy in Libya on Tuesday expressed concern over the suspension of oil exports due to the closure of oil ports and fields...
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Digital TV switch over in Ghana to begin mid-year – Ursula Owusu

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Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful says the process to switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) system is nearing completion and the switch...
Food Aid

Over 5 million people in Somalia need assistance in 2020 – UN

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More than 5 million people in Somalia will require humanitarian assistance this year, the UN humanitarian agency said on Tuesday. According to...
accident

Road accident kills over 20 in Ghana

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More than 20 people lost their lives in a fatal road crash early Tuesday in South Ghana's Komenda, local media reported. The...
UNICEF

Over 115,000 students deprived of education due to conflict in Libya’s capital

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The UNICEF said on Monday that more than 115,000 students have been deprived of education in and around Libya's capital Tripoli as a result...
Aduana Stars

Aduana Stars opens new season with massive win over Inter Allies

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The 'Ogya boys', Dormaa based Aduana Stars FC, got off their 2019/20 premier league campaign to an excellent start, overpowering their rivals Inter Allies...
arrested

Namibia: former ministers fail to appeal arrest over bribery charges

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Two former Namibian ministers have failed to appeal their arrests over a fishing corruption scandal. The accused, former minister of fisheries Bernhard...
dollar

South African couple defraud investors of over US$33 million

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A South african couple was accused of fleecing people of over 33 million U.S. dollars after luring them to invest in their company, said...