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Famine in the Horn of Africa

The Irish Times 05 Jul 2022
Sir, – President Michael D Higgins’s opinion piece, highlighting the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa where an estimated half a million people are currently at risk of famine, calls on the international community to act now and act fast to save lives (“We ...
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The Forever Mines

Human Rights Watch 05 Jul 2022
The right to water in South Africa is in part given effect to through the National Water Act of 1998 (NWA), which is administered by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) ... Electricity Regulation, South Africa Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, Integrated Resource Plan, Act 4, 2006, No.
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Judge who helped jail S.Africa's Zuma sees graft probe driving change

Urdu Point 05 Jul 2022
"If there's anything to me that is very important out of this commission is how do we make sure that South Africa never ever gets somebody who would act like that to be its president," he said, a cup of rooibos tea and a small cookie sitting on his large wooden desk.
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Dentsu Renews Their Commitment To End Malaria By 2030

B & FT Online 05 Jul 2022
Highlighting dentsu’s commitment, , Strategy Director and Regional Sustainability Lead for dentsu Africa, recently took to the stage at the on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases in Rwanda, alongside global changemakers to deliver the campaign petitioning to world leaders to take action.
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Former Zim pro boxer and jailbird aims to make children champs

Mail Guardian South Africa 05 Jul 2022
Rather than the agile, hard-to-hit flying insect, the school is named for a man who is becoming synonymous with the act of giving back ... Arifonso, a former Commonwealth and Africa Zone Six boxing champion, was nicknamed “Mosquito” by his fans and peers for his ability to knock down opponents despite his slight frame.
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Libya’s Dbeibah admits misjudging crisis, tries to defuse tension

The Arab Weekly 05 Jul 2022
A further demonstration had been planned for Monday afternoon to demand long-awaited elections, but organisers cancelled it, saying they did not want to be associated with possible acts of vandalism. Despite their country sitting on Africa’s largest oil reserves, Libyans regularly ...
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Syria: Non-renewal of last aid corridor risks humanitarian catastrophe for millions

Amnesty 05 Jul 2022
... by the Syrian authorities at their place of origin, but staying put means living in unbearably harsh living conditions, and risking disease and gender-based violence,” said Diana Semaan, Amnesty International’s Acting Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa.
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BLSA calls for single-minded focus to drive through energy reforms

Independent online (SA) 04 Jul 2022
Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) yesterday called for a single-minded focus on driving through the necessary energy sector reforms as South Africa’s businesses and economy bears the brunt of power utility Eskom’s inability to keep the lights on ... electricity in South Africa.
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Paga Police command educates Muslim community on terrorism

Ghana News Agency 04 Jul 2022
... in the world and especially Africa, terrorism in modern times and the risks associated ... He said terrorism had long changed shape and form, where local people were recruited across the world including Africa due to unemployment issues and trained them to execute negative acts.
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Christians in Nigeria are under constant attack. Why is so little done about it?

The Irish Times 04 Jul 2022
Many Nigerians believe that the present administration is aware of who is perpetuating the violence — Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen, Fulani Bandits, Islamic State West Africa Province — but slow to condemn and act against them.
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Libya's Dbeibah seeks calm after electricity protests

Urdu Point 04 Jul 2022
A further demonstration had been planned for Monday afternoon to demand long-awaited elections, but organisers cancelled it, saying they did not want to be associated with possible acts of vandalism. Despite their country sitting on Africa's largest oil reserves, Libyans regularly ...
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Plunder, graft charges filed against Lipa City Mayor Africa, 7 employees

Manila Bulletin 03 Jul 2022
Africa and seven other city personnel in connection with the P107.2 million cash advances allegedly withdrawn before the last May 9 local and national elections ... Also, Africa and the other respondents were charged with plunder under Republic Act No. 7080, the Act Defining and Penalizing the Crime of Plunder).
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Monkeypox Cases Triple in Europe, WHO Says; Africa Concerned

Beijing News 03 Jul 2022
'This particular outbreak for us means an emergency,' said Ahmed Ogwell, the acting director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control ... 'We would like to see the global spotlight on monkeypox act as a catalyst to beat this disease once and for all in Africa,' she said Thursday.
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Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, as African nations seek vaccines

RNZ 03 Jul 2022
Scramble for vaccines sees Africa left behind ... To date, there have been about 1800 suspected monkeypox cases in Africa, including more than 70 deaths, but only 109 have been lab-confirmed ... "This particular outbreak for us means an emergency," said Ahmed Ogwell, the acting director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control.
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Monkeypox is already an emergency: officials

Taipei Times 02 Jul 2022
“This particular outbreak for us means an emergency,” Africa Centers for Disease Control acting director Ahmed Ogwell said ... No deaths beyond Africa have been reported ... “We would like to see the global spotlight on monkeypox act as a catalyst to beat this disease once and for all in Africa,” she told a news briefing on Thursday.

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