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On patrol with Kenya’s locust hunters

Kenya faces a race against time to tackle the swarms as the end of the insects' breeding season clashes with...

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Safaris go virtual as coronavirus hits tourism

The people can't go to the animals, but some companies are finding ways to bring them into...

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Coronavirus kills black people at twice the rate as white people: Here’s what we can do about it

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting everyone in America, but it is not affecting everyone equally. Here's what we can do about COVID-19's racial...

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George Floyd’s death sparks voices on America’s deep pain and searing rage

'Put a mirror up to the face of America' — in protests over George Floyd's death, many a see long-overdue reckoning for a nation in...

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There’s a black jobs crisis. Coronavirus is making it worse

Beneath the fury over George Floyd's death lie longstanding economic inequities that have plagued California's 2.6 million black...

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Al-Qaeda chief in north Africa Abdelmalek Droukdel killed – France

A veteran jihadist, Abdelmalek Droukdel was killed in an operation in Mali, the defence minister...

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Trump administration OKs aid to Central American countries praised for immigration help

State Department certifies Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala for millions in U.S. aid, despite lack of progress on human rights and good governance....

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Namibia: Oppposition Clashes with President During State-of-the-Union Address

PRESIDENT Hage Geingob's sixth state of the nation address erupted in chaos as opposition parliamentarians protested against the Fishrot...

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Namibia: State of The Nation Address by President

Windhoek - Honourable Professor Peter Katjavivi, Speaker of the National Assembly and Madame Katjavivi; Honourable Victoria Kauma, Vice Chairperson of the National...

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Coronavirus: Madagascar minister fired over $2m lollipop order

Rijasoa Andriamanana said pupils would be given lollipops to mask the taste of a coronavirus...

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Namibia: Ras Sheehama Releases a Double-Disc Album

Afro Reggae musician Ras Sheehama has released a 32 track double-disc album christened 'The Journey One and Two' with songs from 1991 to...

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Namibia: PM Justifies U.S.$367,7 Million Defence Allocation

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has defended the N$6.2 billion allocated to the ministry of defence, saying civil operations of the ministry directly promote...

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Kei Kamara: ‘Being a black man in the US is very difficult’

Sierra Leone's US-based striker Kei Kamara says his children inspired him to join this week's protests following the death of George...

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Namibia: Afrikaans Rapper Turns Heads

Not new to the industry and establishing his mark without any co-signs from any well-known artist, not to mention no album or music...

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Namibia: Air Namibia Repatriates Body From UK for Free

The grief-stricken family of 43-year-old Bryan Hembapu, who died in the United Kingdom in March, have thanked Air Namibia for repatriating his remains...

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South Africa: Zoom Can Be Used to Negotiate Retrenchments

The Johannesburg labour court has ruled that retrenchment negotiations can take place over Zoom or other video conferencing facilities. Photo: Brian Turner via Flickr...

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South Africa: Court Orders Municipality to to Act On Long-Standing Sewage Problems

Residents of Makhanda have won another victory against the Makana municipality, with a judge ordering that officials must report to the court on...

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South Africa: Eastern Cape Govt Departments Owe Suppliers R2.3 Billion in Outstanding Payments

Eastern Cape provincial government departments owe businesses a combined R2.3bn in outstanding...

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L.A. woman is drawing attention to another black death at police hands: Breonna Taylor

L.A.-based writer is seeking justice for Breonna Taylor, killed by Louisville...

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South Africa: Western Cape’s Big Question – How to Save Both Lives and Livelihoods?

Can you choose lives or livelihoods in a province with the highest number of Covid-19 cases in SA? While Western Cape coronavirus cases...

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South Africa: Unions Worried About Schools’ Readiness to Reopen As Meeting With Minister, MECs Postponed

As the date of the return of pupils in Grades 7 and 12 draws nearer, education unions are still concerned that schools - especially...

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South Africa: Tim Swiel On Why a Move North Could Be a Good Option for SA Rugby

Former Western Province and Sharks utility back Tim Swiel feels it may be a good move for SA Rugby to head...

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Rwanda: Trade Unions Urge Govt to Invest More in Job Creation

During the budget presentation of the Ministry of Trade and Industry in parliament, it was heard that the National Employment Programme that operates...

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Rwanda: Rwanda Tightens COVID-19 Controls in Mines

The Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB) has announced guidelines to contain the possible spread of Covid-19 amongst employees in the mining...

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Kenya: Sauti Sol’s 13-Track Album ‘Midnight Train’ Finally Out

Award-winning group Sauti Sol on Friday released their fifth studio album, Midnight Train, under their first major label, Universal Music...

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Kenya: Eliud Kipchoge Lands Deal With Tottenham

Marathon world record-holder Eliud Kipchoge has landed a deal with England Football Club Tottenham...

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Malawi: Speaker Says Mutharika’s SONA On Video Link ‘Perfectly Acceptable’ Amidst COVID-19

Malawi Parliament was nearly thrown into turmoil on the first day of its National Budget meeting Friday morning as opposition legislators demanded the...

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Malawi: Chilima Promises Better Days for Civil Servants, Teachers

Vice President Salous Chilima has assured civil servants and those working in parastatals that Tonse Alliance will introduce a new standardised salary structure...

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Swaziland: Thousands of Job Lay-Offs Hit Swaziland As Coronavirus Lockdown Continues

About 9,000 people in Swaziland (eSwatini) are about to lose their jobs because of the coronavirus lockdown in the...

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Malawi: Lilongwe Water Board Commissions Area 25 Customer Service Center

The Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) on Thursday officially commissioned its Customer Service Center in Area 25 (B) as one way of bringing services...

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