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UNDP, Jumia partner to link market vendors with consumers online

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new e-commerce platform has been launched to boost online trading in markers amid restrictions on movement and social distancing guidelines instituted as part of the measures to curtail transmission of coronavirus disease. The platform, a brainchild of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) …

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Jobless Americans can only hang on as pandemic rages

Washington, United States | AFP |  The coronavirus pandemic has hit the United States harder than any other country, sending unemployment skyrocketing and undoing the lives of countless Americans. Meet three of them: – Finding her way – Laya Hamilton was watching President Donald Trump speak on television from the bar …

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Johnson warns of ‘maximum caution’ as UK considers easing lockdown

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told senior ministers on Thursday the government would adopt “maximum caution” as it moves towards a relaxation of lockdown measures imposed to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Johnson will address the nation on Sunday evening, his spokesman said, but warned against …

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China slams US after Trump virus ‘attack’ claim

Beijing, China | AFP | China accused the United States on Thursday of trying to shift blame over the coronavirus, after President Donald Trump said the pandemic was a worse “attack” than Pearl Harbor or 9/11. Tension between the world’s two biggest economies has reached fever pitch in recent days as …

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