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East Africa faces dual shock from coronavirus and locust swarms

Added: 14.01.2021 20:19 | 13 views | 0 comments

Already being ravaged by the worst infestation of desert locusts in 70 years, East African economies are now staring down the barrel of the coronavirus pandemic.

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How Caf went from stopping Hayatou's pension to honouring him

Added: 14.01.2021 18:52 | 5 views | 0 comments

On the eve of Caf making Issa Hayatou its 'honorary president', a former official says it has taken too long to recognise African football's longest ruler.

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How worrying are the UK, South Africa, and Brazil Covid variants?

Added: 14.01.2021 15:45 | 30 views | 0 comments

Scientists have discovered a new mutated version of the virus from Brazil, in addition to the ones from the UK and South Africa.

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Nigeria team to 'host' Confed Cup tie in Benin

Added: 14.01.2021 14:51 | 7 views | 0 comments

The rescheduled Confederation Cup tie between Nigeria's Rivers United and South Africa's Bloemfontein Celtic will be played in Benin.

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Climate change is hurting children's diets, global study finds

Added: 14.01.2021 13:54 | 29 views | 0 comments

An international study of 107,000 children finds that higher temperatures are an equal or even greater contributor to child malnutrition than the traditional culprits of poverty, inadequate sanitation, and poor education. The 19-nation study is the largest investigation to date of the relationship between our changing climate and children's diet diversity. Of the six regions examined--in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America--five had significant reductions in diet diversity associated with higher temperatures.

Africa: Nile Dam Talks Stall Again As Countries Disagree On AU Experts' Role

Added: 14.01.2021 13:22 | 0 views | 0 comments

The African Union brokered negotiations over Ethiopia's Nile dam project ended without a breakthrough at the weekend as the three countries disagreed on the role of experts. ......

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Scientists discover new bat species in Africa with pumpkin-orange body: 'The color is just phenomenal'

Added: 14.01.2021 9:52 | 15 views | 0 comments

Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of a new bat species in Africa that has a striking mix of fiery orange and black colors, according to reports.

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Macron tells Idris Elba he will invite young Africans to summit, not leaders

Added: 14.01.2021 3:16 | 28 views | 0 comments

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has pledged to invite young Africans rather than their political leaders to a key France-Africa summit in a video call with the actor Idris Elba. The Élysée Palace said Elba, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations’ international fund for agricultural development, had asked to speak to the French leader. The Guardian was the only newspaper invited to attend the discussion at the Élysée, which marked the start of the One Planet biodiversity summit in Paris. Macron also announced that he would increase France’s contribution to the International Fund for Agricultural Development from €57.8m to €86.7m. Elba and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, asked the...

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Africa's week in pictures: 1 - 7 January 2021

Added: 14.01.2021 1:19 | 20 views | 0 comments

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.

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Africa secures 270m Covid-19 vaccine doses

Added: 13.01.2021 22:56 | 8 views | 0 comments

It tops up doses already promised as officials worry that Africa is at the back of the vaccine queue.

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