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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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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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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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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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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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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US official warns of ‘impending doom’ amid rise in COVID cases

A top health official in the United States has warned of “impending doom” amid rising cases of COVID-19, even as the country continues to outpace expectations on vaccine distribution. During a news conference on Monday, Dr Rochelle Walensky, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said she was “going ...

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