: April 2021

Africa: Nigeria Beams Searchlight On Vessels From India, Brazil, S’africa Over Covid-19 Resurgence

Lagos — Due to the resurgence of new strain of COVID-19, the federal government is paying special attention to vessels arriving from Brazil, South Africa and India into Nigerian ports. In a press statement issued on Friday by…

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Kenya: Women Leaders Pledge to Support CJ-Designate Koome

Women leaders have thrown their support behind the nomination of Court of Appeal Judge Martha Koome for the position of Chief Justice (CJ). Drawn from public, private and civil society, the women held a meeting at a Nairobi…

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Malawi’s Miracle Island, Where Fish Remain Plentiful Despite Climate Crisis

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While catches have dwindled elsewhere due to the climate crisis and over-fishing, traditional stewardship has helped Mbenje island buck the trend. Hundreds of years ago, Mbenje Island was home to a proud and permanent population. Living in houses…

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Africa: Beach Soccer AFCON – Mozambique Wants to Show Real Value

Mozambique will make their debut to the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal 2021 when they face Egypt, Morocco and Seychelles in Group B next May, after the final tournament draw was done on Thursday (29 April…

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Tunisia: Prime Minister Visits El Ghriba Synagogue in Djerba

Tunis/Tunisia — Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, on Thursday, headed to Djerba on the occasion of the annual pilgrimage to El Ghriba Synagogue, accompanied by the ministers of religious affairs and tourism. No festivities have been scheduled at this…

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Africa: Enyimba’s Opponent in Confederation Cup Quarter Finals to Emerge Today

Fresh from last minute goal qualification into the knock out phase of CAF Confederation Club Cup, Enyimba FC will this afternoon know their opponent in the next round of the competition as the draw ceremony hold today in…

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Egypt: President Sisi Signs Law to Toughen Penalty for Female Genital Mutilation

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi signed Law no 10 of 2021 to introduce amendments to several provisions of the Penal Code to toughen penalty for Female genital mutilation (FGM). The amendment stipulates that whoever performs FMG involving the…

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Africa: Struggle for the Future of Food

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Producers and consumers seem helpless as food all over the world comes under fast growing corporate control. Such changes have also been worsening environmental collapse, social dislocation and the human condition. Longer term perspective…

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Africa: A Beginner’s Guide to Ecosystem Restoration

It’s a phrase that’s been on the lips of scientists, officials and environmental activists a lot in the last few months: ecosystem restoration. This year, 5 June, World Environment Day, marks the official launch of the UN Decade…

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Botswana: Charma Gal, Siile Release Ko Kgotleng

Gaborone — The talented Mosakaso artiste Magdalene ‘Charma Gal’ Lesolebe has collaborated with Jazz sensation, Nono Siile on a single track titled, Ko Kgotleng, which is a combination of Setswana and Sekalaka with Afro Jazz and Mosakaso rhythms.…

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