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Africa: Wreck of Last U.S. Slave Ship From Africa Found

Do 23 Mai 2019 09:54:52 CEST
[Deutsche Welle] Researchers say the wreckage of the Clotilda, the last known ship to have brought people enslaved in Africa to US shores, has been located. The voyage took place decades after transporting slaves to the US was outlawed.

Africa: Snakebites - the World's Biggest Hidden Health Crisis

Do 23 Mai 2019 09:58:04 CEST
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Africa: Drug-Resistant TB Having Heavy Toll On Economies

Do 23 Mai 2019 15:06:39 CEST
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -Drug-resistant tuberculosis deaths cost the global and African economies at least US$17.8 billion and US$2 billion a year respectively, representing losses of future goods produced and services provided, a report says.

Africa: How Combining and Fermenting Grains Can Help Nutrition

Do 23 Mai 2019 09:41:34 CEST
[The Conversation Africa] With the emergence of climate change, alternative solutions are needed to improve the availability of food. This is particularly true in Africa where most countries rely on rain to water their plants. Consequently, food becomes scarce during periods of drought.

Africa: WHO Launches Strategy to Cut Snakebite Deaths and Disabilities in Half

Do 23 Mai 2019 14:06:11 CEST
[MSF] Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the release of the long-anticipated World Health Organization (WHO) strategy on the prevention and control of snakebite envenoming, with the ambitious targets to cut in half the number of snakebite deaths and cases of disability by 2030. Governments and funding organisations must step up now and respond to snakebite with the urgency and attention this neglected public health crisis demands.

Africa: Decolonising Migration Research and Potential Pitfalls - Reflections From South Africa

Do 23 Mai 2019 12:24:31 CEST
[Fahamu] The author argues that for on-going debates about "decolonising the university" in South Africa to have any meaning, what has to be decolonised first is the mental border that remains inscribed in South African notions of decolonisation.

Africa: The Africa We All Want - An Africa of Opportunities

Do 23 Mai 2019 10:35:44 CEST
[Concord] Let's fast-forward a moment, to 2063: a century after launching the first African continental initiative -the Organisation of African Unity that we commemorate today - Africa is an integrated continent, reaping the benefits of inclusive growth and sustainable development. The continent is peaceful and safe. Access to basic social services is guaranteed for all. Human rights, good governance and the rule of law prevail. On the world scene, Africa is a strong, influential player and partner.

Africa: Africa Has Lost Binyavanga Wainaina. but His Spirit Will Continue to Inspire

Do 23 Mai 2019 07:04:22 CEST
[The Conversation Africa] Binyavanga Wainaina, one of Kenya's most famous writers, has passed away.

Africa: Facebook's Latest Account Purge Exposes Africa's Misinformation Problem

Do 23 Mai 2019 09:58:25 CEST
[TechCrunch] Facebook last week purged a network of hundreds of pages, groups and Instagram accounts it labeled as producing "coordinated inauthentic behavior" toward Africa.

Africa: This is How Universal Health Coverage Led to Algeria Being Malaria-Free

Mi 22 Mai 2019 18:33:25 CEST
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Algeria is now the second African country after Mauritius to be officially recognized by the World Health Organisation as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years. Morocco was declared malaria-free in 2010 which would have made the country the second African country to be certified malaria-free but it falls within WHO's "Eastern Mediterrean" region. Dr Akpaka Kalu, WHO Malaria Expert, tal

Africa: World Mourns Binyavanga Wainaina

Mi 22 Mai 2019 13:27:36 CEST
[This is Africa] We mourn the passing of African literary force and LGBTQI+ activist Binyavanga Wainaina. The Caine prize winner has passed away at the age of 48 after suffering from a stroke.

Africa: New Study Proves Penguins Are Key Indicators of Ocean Health

Mi 22 Mai 2019 13:16:15 CEST
[News24Wire] A new study has proven that African penguins benefit when there is a greater abundance of fish available and it can be used to inform fisheries management in future.

Africa: Species Extinction Not Just a Curiosity - Our Food Security and Health Are At Stake

Mi 22 Mai 2019 15:54:54 CEST
[UNEP] The theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May 2019 is: "Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health".

Africa: Philip Morris International Announces U.S. Food and Drug Administration Authorization For Sale of IQOS in the United States

Mi 22 Mai 2019 12:55:33 CEST
[PMI] NEW YORK, United States - April 30, 2019 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today confirmed that IQOS, Philip Morris International's electrically heated tobacco system, is appropriate for the protection of public health and has authorized it for sale in the United States.

Africa: Now, 15 Species of Coffee Face Extinction in East Africa

Mi 22 Mai 2019 08:20:54 CEST
[East African] East Africa's coffee sub-sector is facing hard times, with a new study revealing that Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania is home to 15 of 75 species that are threatened with extinction.

Africa: U.S. Temporarily Loosens Restrictions On Huawei

Mi 22 Mai 2019 13:31:54 CEST
[New Times] The U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday issued a 90-day temporary license loosening restrictions on business deals with Chinese tech giant Huawei.

Africa: Africa's Appetite for Cryptocurrencies Surges

Mi 22 Mai 2019 10:21:07 CEST
[Daily Maverick] The price of bitcoin soared to an all-time high of $20,000 in December 2017 and collapsed to $3,400 a month later, prompting speculation that cryptocurrencies had imploded in the fizz of their own hype and unfulfilled promises. Since then, however, the price has held steady and even begun to tick back upwards. In South Africa, and on the continent, there have been several recent crypto developments, suggesting the market here is beginning to tingle with life.

Africa: Agroforestry At 40 - How Tree-Farm Science Has Changed the World

Mi 22 Mai 2019 09:32:40 CEST
[The Conversation Africa] "Agroforestry" - the practice of having trees as part of farms - is as old as agriculture itself. But as a field of scientific enquiry and policy making, it's now marking its 40th birthday.

Africa: A Global Survey Sheds New Light On How Bad Events Affect Young People

Mi 22 Mai 2019 09:30:40 CEST
[The Conversation Africa] The percentage of the world's population that's aged between 10 and 24 is growing exponentially. It currently makes up a quarter of the world's population: that's 1.8 billion people. So it's increasingly important to understand how people in this age group are affected by events.

Africa: Beware of China's New Colonialism

Di 21 Mai 2019 15:46:14 CEST
[allAfrica] America is slowly awakening to the growing menace of China's plans for economic supremacy.

Africa: Double Publication Prize for Archaeologist Chirikure

Mi 22 Mai 2019 15:57:45 CEST
[UCT] Head of the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Department of Archaeology and director of the Archaeological Materials Laboratory, Professor Shadreck Chirikure, has won the Antiquity journal of archaeology's Antiquity Prize 2019, for best paper of 2018. This is the second time Chirikure has won this award.

Africa: Meghan Markle and Identity Politics - When Racist Trolls Become the New Normal

Mi 22 Mai 2019 13:28:40 CEST
[This is Africa] Online age, the bane of social media platforms; 4chan, 8chan among others where public figures gets lampooned, at the click of a button. Meghan Markle has been at the receiving end of unprecedented visceral abuse, fuelled in part by racism and negative media coverage. Time to introspect and look into our global consciousness, writes Andrew Chatora.

Africa: UN Highlights Need to Solve Growing Burden of Forcibly Displaced Africans

Mi 22 Mai 2019 11:01:28 CEST
[UN News] With 24.2 million Africans forced from their homes in 2017 ̶ 4.6 million more than the previous year ̶ the UN is hosting a three-day event at UN headquarters, focusing on finding durable solutions to the problem, which is a growing burden on the continent's economy, environment and communities which host those displaced.

Africa: What Huawei Restriction Means for Kenya and Africa

Mi 22 Mai 2019 10:38:54 CEST
[Nation] Kenyans may be forced to make do with more expensive but 'safer' mobile products in the wake of restrictions on Huawei.

Africa: African Agriculture has a Branding Problem: Here's How to Fix it

Di 21 Mai 2019 10:15:39 CEST
[The Aspen Institute] Make agriculture "sexy" to woo youth was the main message shared at a recent meeting for business and government leaders in Africa and India.

Africa: Experts Say Digital Skills Key to Growth

Di 21 Mai 2019 07:51:18 CEST
[New Times] African countries should work together to invest in digital skills among the youth in higher learning institutions and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to harness the potential of technologies.

Africa: African Youth Join Hands for Self-Employment

Mi 22 Mai 2019 12:14:32 CEST
[Daily News] YOUNG entrepreneurs across Africa have reached a consensus on key issues affecting youth employment and entrepreneurship on the continent.

Africa: Putting Water At the Heart of Sustainable Fashion

Di 21 Mai 2019 12:50:19 CEST
[IPS] London -The Copenhagen Fashion Summit celebrated its tenth anniversary last week. The summit, which is often referred to as the Davos of fashion, is a key date in the fashion diary for those businesses with a pioneering vision to highlight issues and create solutions for a more sustainable industry.

Africa: Rapid Urbanization Presents New Problems for Africa

Di 21 Mai 2019 09:51:30 CEST
[VOA] Africa has become the world's most rapidly urbanizing continent.

Africa: First Ladies in Africa - a Close Look At How Three Have Wielded Influence

Di 21 Mai 2019 07:03:14 CEST
[The Conversation Africa] The role played by the wives of heads of state in Africa has been largely ignored. In a bid to contribute to this under-researched area we analysed the political role, influence and activities of First Ladies in a number of countries on the continent.





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