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The measures taken to curb a virus

China shuts down Beijing, China | AFP | China has enacted extraordinary measures to contain the spread of a new coronavirus that has killed more than 130 people, infected thousands and reached some 15 countries. Here is a rundown of the steps taken so far in an unprecedented effort: – …

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UK’s late coming to Africa

Britain’s pledge to turbo-charge relations with continent must compete with China Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit held in London on Jan. 20 is being seen for what it was; a copycat of what development experts refer to as “Africa-Plus One Summits” where several …

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XI JINPING: China faces a ‘grave situation’

China says virus situation ‘grave’ as Lunar New Year curtailed Wuhan, China | AFP | President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that China faced a “grave situation” as authorities raced to contain a virus that has killed 41 people and caused a drastic scale-back of Lunar New Year celebrations. The world’s most …

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WUHAN VIRUS: China shuts down transport in nine cities

Beijing, China | AFP |  China Friday added a ninth city to a transport ban around the epicentre of a deadly virus, restricting the movement of some 32 million people as authorities scramble to control the disease. Jingzhou, with a population of 6.4 million, said Friday that all services departing …

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China, Uganda open frontiers for fish maw trade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | China has opened up its market for the importation of fish maw from Uganda. Fish maw also known as swim bladder is a white hard membrane found inside the body of the Nile Perch. A kilogram of small-sized fish maw costs 160,000 Shillings on …

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Second Chinese city placed on lockdown over virus

  Beijing, China | AFP |  A second central Chinese city is being put on lockdown to help control the spread of a virus epidemic that broke out in neighbouring Wuhan, authorities said Thursday. The train station in Huanggang, which has a population of 7.5 million and is 70 kilometres …

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