: March 2021

Africa: Raising Africa’s Place in the Global Renewable Energy Development

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Africa accounted for only two percent of global renewable energy deployment despite the abundance of renewable energy resources. This means that the Continent has not yet scratched the surface of the opportunities in this sector. To do this,…

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Egypt: Govt Allows Prayers At Mosques in Ramadan

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Gov’t allows prayers at mosques in Ramadan Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced that worshipers can perform prayers at mosques during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, with applying the precautionary measures against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Madbouli’s announcement…

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Rwanda: Basketball – National Women’s Team Begins Preps for Afrobasket Qualifiers

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The national women basketball team has started preparations ahead of this year’s Afrobasket qualifiers. The qualifiers are slated for June or July after Ferwaba got permission from the Ministry of sports to commence sports activities, however dates and…

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Morocco: Production Price Index Increases in February (Hcp)

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Casablanca — The production Price Index of the manufacturing industries excluding petroleum refinery recorded an increase of 0.3% during February compared to January, according to the High Commission for Planning (HCP). This increase is due to a rise…

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Africa: Godzilla Vs. Kong – a Functional Morphologist Uses Science to Pick a Winner

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The 2021 film “Godzilla vs. Kong” pits the two most iconic movie monsters of all time against each other. And fans are now picking sides. Even the most fantastical creatures have some basis in scientific reality, so the…

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Nigeria: NEXIM Seeks More Participation of Women, Youths in Global Agro-Export Market

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The Nigerian Export-Import (NEXIM) Bank yesterday announced a partnership with Afreximbank, which it plans to mobilise $50 million Project Preparation Fund for Nigeria to provide technical assistance to bankable Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), including those promoted by…

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Uganda: Nyayo Disaster Returns to Haunt the Cranes

Kampala — Before last week’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures, Malawi were dead and nearly buried. They needed to win their final two fixtures against Uganda and South Sudan to end their Afcon absence going back to…

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Namibia: 5 Reasons to Save the Okavango Delta

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Saving the Okavango Delta – an African treasure Last year, news that a Canadian oil and gas exploration company, ReconAfrica, planned the go-ahead with fracking in some of Africa’s most sensitive environmental areas sent shockwaves all over the…

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Africa: Selfie Culture – What Your Choice of Camera Angle Says About You

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Over the past decade, selfies have become a mainstay of popular culture. If the #selfie hashtag first appeared in 2004, it was the release of the iPhone 4 in 2010 that saw the pictures go viral. Three years…

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Beverly Cleary: An Iconic Children’s Author

From Ralph S. Mouse to Henry Huggins and of course the iconic Ramona series, the author Beverly Cleary can be found on bookshelves of the children’s section in almost every library. She was a ‘pioneer’ in the world…

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