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April, 2021

  • 13 April

    Coronavirus pandemic ‘a long way from over’: WHO

    World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says transmission is being driven by ‘complacency and inconsistency in public health measures’. Confusion and complacency in addressing COVID-19 mean the pandemic is a long way from over, but it can be brought under control in months with proven public health measures, the ...

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  • 1 April

    California: Several dead after shooting at office building

    At least four people have died, including a child, after a shooting at a two-story office building in Orange, California. A fifth person has been injured, while the suspect was hospitalized. Police on Wednesday said at least four people died after a shooting at a southern California office building. The violence ...

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  • 1 April

    US pledges support for Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

    Washington has reaffirmed its support for Ukraine in light of Russia’s “destabilizing actions” in the region. Open conflict is threatening to break out again. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken(inset)  expressed Washington’s concerns over security in eastern Ukraine during a phone call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Wednesday. ...

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  • 1 April

    Niger coup update: Gunfire near presidential palace Naimey as soldiers attempt coup

    A military unit attempted to seize the presidential palace in Niger’s capital, according to the government, just days before the country’s new president Mohamed Bazoum takes office. A military unit made a failed coup attempt in Niger’s capital Niamey on Wednesday, a government spokesman said, coming just two days before the country’s ...

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  • 1 April

    How the colonisation of India influenced global food

    The British, French, Portuguese, Dutch and Danes; India was colonised by many countries and each had an influence on its produce and cuisines. But less is known about the impact India has had on the food of its colonisers. “Lunch is ready,” I called out to my husband and daughter, ...

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March, 2021

  • 31 March

    Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 4.2 mln: Africa CDC

    The Number Of  new Covid cases confirmed on Wednesday was 1,412 in the last 24hrs and Recoveries new 389 recoveries in the same period.The test was carried out from a sample size of 9,219 samples.Sadly 6 patients succumbed from the Disease. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has ...

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  • 31 March

    Kenya scientists discover invasive snail damaging rice farms

    Kenyan scientists discovered an invasive snail that was damaging rice farms. Given the impact of this species in Asia, there is need for an assessment of the risk to Africa, and the implementation of an appropriate response in Kenya and elsewhere to manage this new threat to agriculture and the ...

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  • 31 March

    Why listing Genocide memorials under UNESCO heritage sites has delayed

    Two years since the Rwandan government handed over the file containing all the requirements, the wait for the next steps towards having four of its genocide memorial sites listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites continues. The four Genocide memorial sites are expected to be included on UNESCO’s World Heritage ...

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  • 30 March

    Why there are protests on the rise worldwide

    Protest movements are on the rise worldwide amid deepening inequalities and job crises worsened by the continuing coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, widespread COVID lockdowns sparked protests in countries across the world, with millions marching through the streets demanding jobs, democratic freedoms, social justice and an end to corruption.   But worsening economic ...

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  • 30 March

    Who Is Phillip Mpango

    Dr Philip Mpango Dr. Philip Isdor Mpango (born July 14, 1957) is the current Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, and former Minister of Finance of Tanzania, in office since March 2015. Mpango previously held positions as the acting commissioner general of the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), the executive secretary in the President’s Office (Planning ...

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