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Mauritius: Govt Scrambles to Contain Massive Oil Spill

Police say they were authorized to board the Japanese-owned ship as part of its investigation into the oil spill that sparked an ecological disaster....

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Africa: African TV Trade Fare Goes Online

London -- The annual trade fair is dead for the foreseeable future. Those running things like DISCOP and AfricaCom have had to reinvent...

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Kenya: Kenya Is Struggling to Deliver Justice Online – What Needs to Be Done

Kenya ordered the closure of courtrooms to the public in April in keeping with government measures to limit gatherings and mitigate the...

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Mauritius: Govt Declares Environmental Emergency Over Oil Spill

Mauritius has declared a "state of environmental emergency" and asked France for help after an oil spill from a Japanese-owned ship near vulnerable...

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Africa: Lessons From Two Pan-African Giants On How to Achieve Genuine Nuclear Disarmament

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the US in 1945, the only time in...

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Africa: With Proper Investment in Youth, Kenya’s Potential for Progress Is Unlimited

Nairobi -- Africa's demographic boom has been hailed as its biggest promise for transforming the continent's economic and social outcomes, but only if the...

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Kenya: Clean Cooking Transition – Pathways As Seen By Kenyan Villagers

Amsterdam -- The Sustainable Development goals on energy speak clear: universal access energy and clean cooking by 2030 (SDG7). But the current efforts are...

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MV Wakashio: Emergency declared as Mauritius tackles oil leak

Volunteers are scrambling to create cordons to keep oil leaking from a vessel away from the...

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Mauritius oil spill: Locals scramble to contain environmental damage

The MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef on 25 July, is now leaking oil off the...

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Chad prison deaths: Report disputed claim of mass poisoning

Prosecutors in Chad had suggested 44 prisoners killed themselves, but a new report says...

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Litman: New York wants to dissolve the NRA; it will probably decapitate it instead

Even if the NRA survives New York's lawsuit, dethroning its CEO and heaping it with humiliation and penalties will be a victory. ...

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Op-Ed: Now, as in the 1970s, it’s men, not women, who will defeat the Equal Rights Amendment

There are a record high number of women in Congress, but men hold the power over the...

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South Africa: Coronavirus Reveals ‘Green Apartheid’ in S.African Cities

Poorer city residents - most of whom are Black - live in areas with fewer parks or green spaces, a new study...

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Nigeria: How N29bn Import Ban May Change Maize Farmers’ Fortunes

Two maize farmers associations, Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN) and Maize Growers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN), have received N29 billion...

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Nigeria: Kano Residents Groan Under Burden of Abandoned Road Projects

Kano -- The several uncompleted (and some abandoned) roads in Kano State have left residents and visitors of the commercial centre of Nigeria...

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Kenya: Weather Alerts At Risk As Kenya’s Radio Stations Struggle Amid Virus Downturn

As advertising disappears amid the coronavirus downturn, radio stations helping farmers adapt to climate shifts could...

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Africa: Lions Are Less Likely to Attack Cattle With Eyes Painted On Their Backsides

The predation of livestock by carnivores, and the retaliatory killing of carnivores as a result, is a major global conservation challenge. Such...

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Central Africa: Central African States Seek to Make Forests Work for People and Planet

Barcelona, Spain -- "Unless we can make timber into a precious resource, we're not going to be able to maintain these Congo...

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Letter from Africa: ‘How I helped put Gambians on Google Maps’

A journalist is instrumental in the introduction of an address system which could help save...

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Coronavirus: Fact-checking fake stories in Africa

We've taken a look into some of the most widely-shared false stories about the pandemic across...

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Trump’s order to bypass Congress on coronavirus relief faces likely legal challenges

With congressional negotiations stalled, Trump is issuing orders to try to get aid flowing. But it's unclear whether he has the power to do...

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Hard-hit Italy cautiously embraces new normal in coronavirus era

Italy has eased out of its strict coronavirus lockdown and has returned to a semblance of normality without -- so far -- a major, secondary...

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Nigeria: Messing Up Nigeria With Chinese Loans

In sane climes, when a government signs any loan agreement, the interest of the citizens is prioritised. That has not been the case...

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Tanzania: Five Poachers ‘Share’ 60-180 Year Jail Term

MANYONI District Court has sentenced five poachers to jail terms ranging between 60 and 180 years for their role in poaching activities within...

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Mogadishu: Several killed in attack at Somali military base

The militant group Al-Shabab has said it was behind the explosion that rocked the capital...

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Talking about Beyoncé’s Black Is King

A student, a professor and a film director react to Beyoncé's visual album, Black Is...

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Nigeria: Patoranking’s Third Studio Album Is ‘Three’

Patoranking's new body of work, 'Three', which comes exactly one year and three months after his sophomore album, holds a lot of meanings...

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Kenya: How Obiri’s Father Pushed Her to Athletics Glory

Perhaps she would have disappeared to oblivion if it were not for some swift action from a former Kenya Defence Forces athletics coach who...

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Kenya: FKF Presidential Aspirants React to Electoral Roadmap

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) presidential hopefuls have shared varied reactions following the announcement fresh elections guidelines will be released next...

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Kenya: Macharia – We Won’t Compromise Health to Resume Flights to Dar

Kenya has maintained that it will not compromise the health of its citizens by putting commercial interests first as it negotiates with Tanzania for...

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