• April 10th, 2020

World

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My experience amidst Covid-19

I came to China in September of last year for my Master’s degree in International Communication. I am on a MOFCOM scholarship, set up by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China in order to strengthen the communication and cooperation between China and other nations and enhance the capabilities especially of developing nations.

US puts federal prisons on lockdown over virus fears

WASHINGTON – The US confined all its federal inmates, nearly 170,000 people, to their cells and wards Wednesday for at least two weeks to prevent an outbreak of new coronavirus, an especially dire concern in the country with the world’s largest prison population. At least two inmates have died of the Covid-19 illness so far in one Louisiana penitentiary -- the first on Saturday, and a second on Wednesday, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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Namibia reaffirms commitment to rand peg 

CASCAIS, PORTUGAL - Namibia is ruling out dropping its currency peg with the South African rand “unless something very drastic happens,” given the close trade links to its larger neighbour and the drive by the world’s biggest producer of marine diamonds to recover from a two-year recession.

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Africa still leading the way on drone usage - IATA

GENEVA – Developments within the drone or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry, is moving at a rapid pace in multiple directions as service providers scramble to provide low altitude, high altitude, recreational and commercial drone services. And, according to the Head of Cargo Transformation at the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Celine Hourcade, Africa continues to lead the way in using drones to deliver goods. 

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Namibia unfazed by Trump’s renewed Iranian sanctions

WINDHOEK – Namibia is unfazed by America’s re-imposition of sanctions against Iran, and would continue to trade and engage with Iran according to the bilateral cooperation that the two countries agreed to in April this year. Minister of International Relations, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, in an interview with New Era yesterday...