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Madagascar takes last stand on Covid-19 vaccine, refuses immunization

Madagascar has affirmed its decision not to participate in the Covax global initiative for the access to Covid-19 vaccine once they have been approved and licensed. The government spokesperson confirmed the island will resort to its traditions concoction that its own scientist discovered earlier this year to stem out the virus. He further said that they were waiting to see the effectiveness of the vaccine first in the countries that will first use it. The tonic, based on the plant Artemisia annua which has anti-malarial properties, was not proven by…

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Portrait highlights plight of Yemen children

An immense portrait of a child in Yorkshire England aims to highlight the plight of children in war-torn Yemen. The project is the work of a group of artists known as ‘’Sand In Your Eye’’ in the United Kingdom. “We watched the report and the report was telling us how children in the Yemen were really under pressure from climate change and war, but then COVID-19 and it was disrupting food supplies and medication as well. And so we looked into it a little bit further. And then UNICEF said…

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Bénin : dans la Vallée de l’Ouémé, au sud-est du pays, la Banque africaine de développement accompagne la productivité et l’accroissement des…

Bénin : dans la Vallée de l’Ouémé, au sud-est du pays, la Banque africaine de développement accompagne la productivité et l’accroissement des filières agricoles porteuses (rapport) | African Development Bank – Building today, a better Africa tomorrow <!–African Development Bank Group Follow and like us:

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Africa Investments 

More can be done to plan ahead and improve preparedness for flooding in West Africa, says Head of Climate Change and Green Growth

Early warning systems, contingency planning and local action can strengthen West Africa’s responses to increasingly frequent severe flooding, but more investment is needed in forecasting, panelists said in a recent webinar organized by the African Development Bank. “We need to explore new and innovative approaches to better forecast and communicate floods and early warning information,” said Anthony Nyong, the Bank’s Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, in his opening remarks for the webinar Flood Forecasting and Early Warning in West Africa: Gaps, Innovation, and Lessons Learned. In 2019 alone,…

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Africa 

Ex-Tunisian referee eulogizes Maradona

Tunisian former referee Ali Bin Nasser eulogizes the late Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona who died at the age of 60 on Wednesday, describing him as a ”genius”. Nasser officiated the 1986 world cup quarterfinal, in which Diego Maradona scored his famous double against England. He admitted that he had doubts about the validity of Maradona’s infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal, but said the football legend’s second strike in the game was a “masterpiece”. In the 51st minute of a politically-charged last-eight clash in Mexico, four years after the Falklands…

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Africa 

Uganda police to probe deadly crackdown

In Uganda, police have launched investigations into their violent crackdown on protesters last week leading to the death of dozens, a local newspaper reports quoting police spokesperson. Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson said the probe will “identify mistakes” that led to the collateral damage.” There have been calls by European Union envoys for a full and independent investigation to ensure justice for victims. Last week, operatives in plain clothes were recorded by locals holding guns in the streets during protest over the arrest of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known…

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Africa 

A Nigerien Woman at NASA is Taking on Rising Global Water Issues

Nigerien History-Maker on a Mission The first person from the Niger Republic to work at NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is a woman and the name of this brilliant mind, altruistic heart and award-winning scientist is Dr Fadji Maina. Maina was raised in Zinder — one of the largest cities in the Niger Republic that has had marked challenges with water scarcity that are worsening due to climate change. Big Heart and Big Dreams The accomplished scientist has recalled feeling blessed as when she was a little girl…

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‘It’s an old passion’: A Togolese currency collector’s trove of coins and notes

Nestor Yawovi Kogon is a Togolese teacher. When he is not instructing a class, he’s collecting currency. His curiosity for currencies has seen him rack up a collection of 1,200 coins and notes used in different countries and regions. “It was especially after some students told me that they didn’t know of a note that had just been retired that the idea of collecting notes really came to me”, said Kogon. Kogon wants to make his passion for old currency a public good. He wants authorities to build a museum…

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Kenyan man ‘comes back to life’ in mortuary

– Advertisement – Kenyans were left shocked after a man reported to be critically ill and declared dead regained consciousness at the morgue. The man called Peter Kigen, 32 had collapsed in his house and was rushed to hospital. He was pronounced dead and morgue attendants were preparing to embalm him when he regained consciousness. Mortuary attendants were getting ready to embalm Peter Kigen’s body when they noticed some movements.https://t.co/XJEd0rZmm0 — The Standard Digital (@StandardKenya) November 26, 2020 Peter Kigen was presumed dead on Tuesday by staff at Kapkatet hospital,…

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Why people prefer online slots to brick and mortar casinos

– Advertisement – In the past, if you wanted to play your favourite slots or table games, you would have to visit your local casino. However, by 1996 this was no longer the case as a boom in gambling and a sea change in the way we gamble took place. 1996 is a special year in the history of gambling and it will always be looked back on with great fondness for some parts of the industry. It was of course the year when the first online casino was introduced…

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