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Locust swarms cross into hunger-hit South Sudan

Swarms of desert locusts that have been devouring crops and pasture in the East Africa region have spread to South Sudan, the UN food agency says. Several million South Sudanese are already facing hunger as the country struggles to emerge from a civil war. The UN has warned that a …

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Wuhan hospital director dies from novel coronavirus

The death toll from the novel coronavirus has reached 1,873, as almost half of China’s 1.3 billion-strong population remain subject to varying forms of travel restrictions and other quarantine measures. On Tuesday, Liu Zhiming, director of the Wuchang hospital in Wuhan, the city at the center of the outbreak, himself died of …

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Coronavirus death toll climbs to 1,868 globally

The Hubei health authority reported that 93 more people died of the coronavirus in Hubei province on Monday, raising the death toll in the epicenter since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak to 1,789. This brings the total number of deaths in mainland China to at least 1,863. The global …

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China is disinfecting and destroying cash to contain the coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to batter China, the country’s central bank has implemented a new strategy to contain the virus — deep cleaning and destroying potentially infected cash. The new measures, announced by the People’s Bank of China on Saturday, aim to contain the spread of the virus, …

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Students in Wuhan renew plea for evacuation

Ghanaian students in the epidemic-stricken Wuhan in the Hubei Province in China have renewed their appeal to the government for their evacuation. They said they had run out of essential supplies, including nose masks, food and water, as they remained confined to their rooms in fear of the dreaded strain …

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Two companies under investigation for importing infested gizzard

Chief Executives of two food import companies are being investigated by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) for importing four 40-footer containers of salmonella infested gizzard into the country. Veterinary officials said they were able to impound one of the containers but three others which can feed millions of people have …

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