[VOA] Nairobi -- Ukraine's foreign minister says Kyiv is ready to export much-needed grain to Africa as soon as Russia lifts its Black Sea blockade. In a U.S.-arranged online briefing to journalists Thursday, he blamed Russia for the global food crisis affecting millions of Africans and called for more African support against Moscow.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 11:06 am
[VOA] New York -- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told an international conference on food security Friday that the world is facing the "real risk" of multiple famines this year and that 2023 could be even worse.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 10:39 am
[The Conversation Africa] One of the keys to predicting climate change is the modelling of how greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from natural ecosystems might evolve. This first requires estimating as accurately as possible the current GHG emissions from these ecosystems, as well as their causes.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 10:33 am
[The Conversation Africa] Ana Sofia Fonseca's feature documentary Cesária Évora opens with hand-held, bootleg-style footage of the legendary Cabo Verdean morna singer in rehearsal. It is visually inauspicious but subtly heralds the film's great strength. An intimate approach that illuminates Évora's extraordinary career while staying close to her personal struggles and triumphs.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 9:54 am
[This is Africa] Last year South Africa became the first African mRNA Vaccine Manufacturing Hub. At the time, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it was necessary for Africa to start producing a local COVID-19 vaccine. The hub consists of South African companies Afrigen Biologics and Vaccines and Biovac, a network of universities, and the Africa Centre for Disease Control.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 7:45 am
[DW] The European Parliament on Thursday backed a report advocating the use of trade policy to equalize relations between African countries and the European Union.
Posted: June 25, 2022, 7:24 am
[allAfrica] Harare -- As of June 24, 2022, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 12,017,969 while 315,450,594 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 12:23 pm
[IPS] New Orleans -- When I first met Dr. Roland Bunch, I have to be honest--he scared me. As one of the most well-respected leaders on agronomy and resilient land management, he offers extremely prescient predictions on how famines take root when soils fail--and also has an admirably clear-eyed view of what we need to do better.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 11:50 am
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] From the Amazon rainforest to Indonesia, indigenous groups see little progress on protecting forests since COP26 climate summit
Posted: June 24, 2022, 11:34 am
[New Times] As the world is recovering from COVID-19 pandemic, it's crucial to remember that many of the measures needed to prevent and mitigate future pandemics are also needed to address Anti-Microbial Resistance.
Posted: June 24, 2022, 9:35 am
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