Africa

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Geneticists believe that newly-published research on the resilience of African cattle can help breed new generations which yield more milk and meat than at present.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:23 pm
[Greenpeace] Yaounde -- Illegal clear-cutting of ancestral lands of the Indigenous Bagyeli people has begun in a biodiversity hotspot in coastal Cameroon. The land grab for a palm oil plantation about seven times the size of Dakar is agribusiness' most serious assault on Indigenous rights in the region in years. [1] The company began initial planting on September 12.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:22 pm
[AI London] 70 high-profile celebrities, actors, singers, comedians, authors and artists have today written to the UK Prime Minister calling on him to reunite refugee families that are being kept apart by UK law.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:19 pm
[WHO] Mount Darwin, Zimbabwe- Michelle and Munashe Butao are twelve-year-old twins whose resemblance is quite striking. Both shy and passionate about school as well as doing household chores, the two are always together and are in the same Grade 4 class at Nyamaswavo Primary School in Mount Darwin, Mashonaland Central Province.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 1:26 pm
[U.S. Treasury] The G7 supports a process for debt cancellation for vulnerable countries, they announced this morning after Treasury convened a special Finance Ministers meeting. In a G7 statement, the ministers also encouraged an extension of the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) into next year for the world's 73 poorest countries.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:39 am
[WHO] Partners lay out investment needed to speed up access to COVID-19 diagnostics, vaccines and treatments
Posted: September 28, 2020, 8:40 am
[allAfrica] As of September 28, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,460,328. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 35,163, and recoveries 1,207,261.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 8:19 am
[This Day] Africa's female Emotions Doctor and Founder, Emotions City, Oyinkansola Alabi has set up an Emotions City Trust to support thousands of individuals who require therapy but cannot afford it, as it unveiled its new Lagos office at Osborne Foreshore Estate in Ikoyi, where top notch mental health sessions and trainings are held.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 8:18 am
[The Conversation Africa] Before the emergence of the newest animal-borne disease, COVID-19, the world was in the last mile of eliminating one of the oldest animal-borne diseases - rabies.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:46 am
[AfricaFocus] "Wartime displacement (alongside war deaths and injuries) must be central to any analysis of the post-9/11 wars and their short- and long-term consequences. Displacement also must be central to any possible consideration of the future use of military force by the United States or others. Ultimately, displacing 37 million--and perhaps as many as 59 million--raises the question of who bears responsibility for repairing the damage inflicted on those displaced." - Brown University Costs of War Projec
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:48 am

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