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  • Cameroon Albinos Ask for Greater Attention, Care - International Albinism Awareness Day on June 13 has been observed in Cameroon, with albinos asking for more government and community care and protection. Those living with this hereditary genetic condition that reduces melanin pigment in skin, hair and...
  • Cameroon Aids CAR Citizens Displaced by Ongoing Post-Election Violence - Cameroon has offered huge consignments of food and mattresses to at least 3,000 displaced persons said to be in dire need on its eastern border with the Central African Republic. Most of the people, displaced by violence following December presidential...
  • Malawi Expresses Regret Over Expulsion of Its Diplomats From South Africa - Malawi's government said Saturday that it had received news of its diplomats' alleged misconduct in South Africa with regret and that it would punish those involved when they returned home.South Africa on Friday declared all Malawian diplomats persona...
  • UN: Thousands of Tigray Children Risk Death from Starvation, Malnutrition - United Nations agencies are warning that tens of thousands of children in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray province are at risk of death from starvation and malnutrition-related illnesses because aid agencies cannot reach the region with humanitarian relief....
  • Food Aid Not Reaching Tigray, People Dying, UN Says - GENEVA - The World Food Program warns the food situation in northern Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region has reached catastrophic proportions and people are beginning to die.The United Nations warns more than 350,000 people in Tigray are facing near fam...

Market News

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China-Vietnam Border Wall Would Target Smugglers, Chinese Economic Refugees

Reports that China is building a wall along the border with Vietnam to keep its own citizens at home spotlights economic hard times on the Chinese side and frustration on both sides with rampant smuggling, anal...

UN Raises $1.7 Billion for Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso

The United Nations said Tuesday it has received preliminary pledges of about $1.7 billion for the central Sahel countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger at a donors’ conference in Copenhagen. “This represe...

Business Council “Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan” holds the 1st session

The Business Council “Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan” held the 1st videoconference meeting to discuss the strategy of building up multifaceted interstate cooperation. The online meeting was attended by hea...

Police officers extort bribes from vendors at a Bairamali market

The majority of markets and stores in Turkmenistan remain closed because of the prevention measures against the spread of coronavirus which have been imposed by the government. The authorities, however, deny an...

Human Services

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Cameroon Albinos Ask for Greater Attention, Care

International Albinism Awareness Day on June 13 has been observed in Cameroon, with albinos asking for more government and community care and protection. Those living with this hereditary genetic condition that...

UN: Thousands of Tigray Children Risk Death from Starvation, Malnutrition

United Nations agencies are warning that tens of thousands of children in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray province are at risk of death from starvation and malnutrition-related illnesses because aid agencies canno...

Food Aid Not Reaching Tigray, People Dying, UN Says

GENEVA - The World Food Program warns the food situation in northern Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region has reached catastrophic proportions and people are beginning to die.The United Nations warns more than ...

US Again Condemns Nigeria’s Twitter Ban

The U.S. has condemned Nigeria’s continuing ban of Twitter in the country, saying the action “has no place in a democracy.”“Freedom of expression and access to information both online and offline are fo...

Government News

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Cameroon Aids CAR Citizens Displaced by Ongoing Post-Election Violence

Cameroon has offered huge consignments of food and mattresses to at least 3,000 displaced persons said to be in dire need on its eastern border with the Central African Republic. Most of the people, displaced by violence...

Malawi Expresses Regret Over Expulsion of Its Diplomats From South...

Malawi's government said Saturday that it had received news of its diplomats' alleged misconduct in South Africa with regret and that it would punish those involved when they returned home.South Africa on Friday declare...

UN General Assembly Confirms 5 Countries to Security Council

NEW YORK - The U.N. General Assembly voted Friday to give two-year terms on the powerful 15-nation Security Council to five countries. Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and the United Arab Emirates all ran unopposed for a...

Will Promises of Democratic Transition in Mali Convince France to...

A promise Monday by Mali’s new interim president to hold democratic elections by early next year appears to meet some conditions set by France to resume recently suspended cooperation with Malian forces. But some hope ...

Athletic News

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African NBA Scout Eyes Talent in BAL Tourney

The inaugural Africa Basketball League tournament is entering the playoff stage. For Sonny Side of Sports, VOA's Prince Nesta spoke with Sarah Chan, Africa scouting manager for the 2019 NBA champion Toronto Rap...

Celebration of the Turkmen world champion in weightlifting and her...

The ceremony of awarding government awards to the 2018 world weightlifting champion Yulduz Dzhumabayeva and her coach Meretguly Sakhetmyradov was held at the Sport Hotel in the Olympic town of Ashgabat.At the c...

The President of Turkmenistan took part in the celebration of...

The President of Turkmenistan, the head of the NOC of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited the Olympic town of Ashgabat, where he took part in the celebration of the 2018 world weightlifting champion Y...

The award ceremony of Yulduz Jumabayeva and her coach takes...

The Sport Hotel of the capital’s Olympic village hosted the award ceremony of Yulduz Jumabayeva as well as her coach and Head of Turkmenistan Weightlifting Federation.Exhibition of achievements of Turkmen spo...

CONSULTATIONS IN VIDEOCONFERENCE FORMAT BETWEEN THE MINISTRIES OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS...

On the consultations in videoconference format between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and Romania were held. The Turkmen side was headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenis...

SPORTS COMPETITIONS DEDICATED TO THE DAY OF DIPLOMATIC WORKERS OF...

On February 15 16, 2020, sports events were held with the participation of the teams of diplomatic missions of foreign countries, representative offices of international organizations accredited in Ashgabat and...

Information News

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African Children Missing Out on Life-Saving Vaccines Due to COVID-19

GENEVA - The World Health Organization warns that millions of children in Africa are not receiving life-saving vaccinations against preventable killer diseases because most efforts are focused on ending the COV...

140 years of Ashgabat: modern center of education and science

Today, Turkmen capital is a recognized center of international cooperation, visual symbol of the policy of positive neutrality, peace-loving and open doors, which is steadily pursued under the leadership of Pre...

Large-Scale Kidnappings in Nigeria’s North Threaten Education

Nigeria has one of world's highest numbers of out-of-school children, 13.2 million, according to the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF). A wave of school kidnappings has worsened the situation, with some state autho...

COVID-19: Russian Research Center Says Early Trials Of Its Coronavirus...

Russia Russia’s Vektor, a secret state virology research center in Siberia, says early clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine have proven successful. “The first two phases of clinical trials dem...

Pulling Back The Curtain On China’s ‘Project Of The Century’

From building strategic seaports in Pakistan to connecting railways across Central Asia, perhaps no foreign-policy topic has received more attention in recent years than China’s global Belt and Road Initi...

During the meeting of the Halk Maslahaty, issues of socio-economic...

Speaking at a meeting of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that, despite the impact of the pandemic situation on the economies of all states in the world, Turkmenista...

General

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Mystery Over Claim World’s 1st ‘Decuplets’ Born in S. Africa

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has been gripped by the mystery of whether a woman has, as has been claimed, actually given birth to 10 babies, in what would then be the world's first recorded case of decuplets.Gos...

Tigray War Exposes Limits to Abiy’s Promises of Press Freedom

WASHINGTON - In September 2019, Simon Marks moved to Ethiopia, drawn by the rapid changes following its shift in leadership and declaration of peace with neighboring Eritrea after a war and decades of tensions....

Survivors of Burkina Faso Massacre in Urgent Need of Aid

The U.N. refugee agency says survivors of the Saturday massacre in a Burkina Faso village are in desperate need of humanitarian aid. Unidentified gunmen attacked the village of Solhan in Burkina Faso’s north...

Possible First Use of AI-Armed Drones Triggers Alarm Bells

Western military experts are assessing whether an autonomous drone operated by artificial intelligence, or AI, killed people — in Libya last year — for the first time without a human controller directing it...

Legal Matters

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Testimony Concludes on Alleged Atrocities Under Gambian Ex-Dictator Jammeh’s Rule

Gambia’s truth commission has wrapped up more than two years of public hearings into alleged human rights violations committed during the 22-year rule of former dictator Yahya Jammeh. A steady parade of wit...

ICC Opens Hearing on Militia Leader Accused of Darfur War...

The International Criminal Court has begun hearing evidence against Sudanese para-military commander Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, also known as Ali Kushayb, the alleged leader of a notorious militia blamed f...

Kenyan Court Lifts Ban on Donkey Slaughter

Kenya's population of donkeys is under threat after the High Court lifted a 2020 ban on donkey slaughterhouses, allowing them to resume selling the meat and hides to Asian markets.The high price for donkey hide...

No Court Decision on Suez Canal’s Claim Over Massive Vessel

An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday said it lacks jurisdiction to consider the Suez Canal Authority's demands to uphold financial claims that led to the seizure of the massive Ever Given ship after it blocked t...