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Chinese artist presents work to mark Earth Day

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Chinese performance artist Kong Ning dressed in a gown made of red balloon lips on Thursday to draw attention to environmental causes on Earth Day

Libya national oil company declares force majeure, halts oil production

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Libya's national budget has been slowed to a vote, and was rejected on Tuesday by the House of Representatives. The same chamber had given its confidence to the new national unity government last month. It now has 10 days to revise and propose a new budget.

Africa: House Passes Bass Bill To Strengthen Support For U.S.- Africa Partnership

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[U.S. House] Washington, DC -- Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives passed the Young African Leaders Initiative Act of 2021, H.R. 965, authored by Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Global Human Rights.

Africa Oil & Power Transforms Into Energy Capital & Power

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Africa Oil & Power (AOP) is excited to announce that it is evolving into Energy Capital & Power (ECP) to reflect the company’s growth into an integrated investment partner to the global energy sector.

Nigeria: World Athletics, CAA Affirm 2017 Constitution As AFN's Working Document

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[This Day] Peace appears far from returning to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) that has been embroiled in leadership tussle in the last four years.

Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe's PhD Degree Flawed, Says Witness

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[The Herald] Court Correspondent

Zeepay Ghana Acquires Mangwee Mobile Money In Zambia

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Zeepay, the leading African Challenger Fintech with operations in over 10 African countries today acquired a 51 percent stake in Mangwee Mobile Money in Zambia.

Potency, Thy Name Is Covid-19

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Most South Africans probably think our death rate from Covid-19 is around 50,000 people. But it is likely triple this amount based on South African Medical Research Council modelling.

Chad: Former Colonial Power France Feels Loss After Death of Chad's President

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[VOA] Paris -- Few countries are feeling the loss of Chad's President Idriss Deby more keenly than former colonial power France. Paris has long seen Deby as a key ally in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel. Now some observers say his death brings uncertainty to this campaign -- and France's hopes for an eventual drawdown of its Barkhane force in the region.

Insurtech Start-Up OKO Raises $1.2 Million To Bring Innovative Insurance To Smallholder Farmers Across Africa

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OKO, an Insurtech start-up that provides inclusive agricultural insurance to secure farmers’ income across Africa, has closed a Seed investment of $1.2 million.

Kenya: Kenya, DRC Sign Deals on Security, Trade and Transport

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[East African] Kenya has signed crucial agreements on transport, security and trade with the Democratic Republic of Congo, signalling a push to improve low figures of business between them.

Nigeria: At Least 83 Killed As Bandits Strike Again in Zamfara

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[Premium Times] Governor Bello Matawalle has expressed his sadness over the unfortunate incidents.

Zimbabwe: Govt of Japan Commits U.S.$1.3 Million to Help Save Lives of Pregnant Women

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[263Chat] The Government of Japan and the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, have signed a US$ 1,3 million partnership grant in a project that will help save the lives of pregnant women in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: Cheap Medicine Worth U.S.$60 Million Smuggled Into Zimbabwe Yearly

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[New Zimbabwe] MEDICAL drugs worth US$60 million are smuggled into Zimbabwe every year as the demand for cheap medical supplies remains high, the Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has revealed.

Book Dash And The Fenix Trust Win The Nedbank Private Wealth Innovation Awards

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Nedbank Private Wealth is delighted to announce the winners of the Nedbank Private Wealth Innovation Awards in 2021 a once-off initiative to recognize innovation and resilience demonstrated by South African non-profit organisations (NPOs) during the Covid-19 crisis.

Zimbabwe: Jailed Opposition MP Mamombe Unwell, Rushed to Hospital

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[New Zimbabwe] Incarcerated Harare West MP Joanna Mamombe is reported to have fallen ill at the Chikurubi Female Prison where she has been detained for over 45 days without trial and was Wednesday night rushed to hospital for treatment.

Climate change, armed groups threaten fish farming in central Mali

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To address falling stocks challenges, authorities are promoting fish farms. That's now accounting for about 10% of the delta's production. Modibo Traoré, who spent 30 years fishing the river, has taken this route.

Overcoming Covid-19: World Leaders Must Finance A More Equal World To Beat Pandemics

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Leaders at this year’s World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings (April 5-11) will determine how best to recover from one of the biggest crises the institutions have faced since their founding in 1944—COVID-19’s impact and its economic aftermath.

Southern Africa: Escalating Conflict in Northern Mozambique Pushes Thousands Into Hunger and Desperation

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[WFP] Pemba, Cabo Delgado -- Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province is in the grips of a spiralling crisis as thousands of people flee their homes amidst violence, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

AIMS And Baden-Württemberg International (BW_i) Host Virtual Conference On Digitalization And Health

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and Baden-Württemberg International (BW_i) have kicked off a virtual scientific conference under the theme “How can digitalization contribute to a more resilient global health”.

Friend of George Floyd “happy and sad” after the verdict

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George Floyd’s former roommate, Alvin Manago, pays tribute to his friend in Minneapolis one day after the conviction of Derek Chauvin

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