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South Africa: Marijuana Farm License Body's Board Are Constitution Delinquents - Black Farmers Association

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- On April 22, the Black Farmers Association of South Africa (BFASA) is protesting against the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)'s role in the monopolization of the Cannabis Industry. This is not the first time the organisation has protested against the health regulatory body. In October 2020 the pro-cannabis marchers took to the street as they marched to SAHPRA offices in Arcadia, Pretoria, with the big emphasis on "putting an end to SAHPRA's corruption in the Cannabis in

'You can't eat heritage': Motorbikes threaten Lamu's historic status

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If nothing is done, the World Heritage Committee could add the isle on Kenya's coast to its list of heritage sites in danger at its next meeting in July

Africa: More Protected Areas Not the Solution to Climate Change - Survival International

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[allAfrica] While humanity is scrambling to prevent the cascading effects of climate change, a new global plan to turn 30% of the earth into environmental sanctuaries by 2030 is not the solution, according to Survival International.

South Africa: Indigenous People Being Excluded From Marijuana Industry - Black Farmers Association

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Black farmers are taking on the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) over the exclusion of indigenous people in the handing out of cannabis licenses.

Southern Africa: Limited Legal Options for SADC Military Action in Cabo Delgado

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[ISS] The five-day terror attack on the coastal town of Palma last month once again stressed the severity of the conflict in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province. In its fourth year, the insurgency shows no signs of dissipating and exposes Mozambique's lack of political will to address the problem. It also reveals the Southern African Development Community's (SADC) difficulties in crafting a regional response.

Nigeria: How Inflation, Unemployment, Insecurity Worsen Nigeria's Out-of-School Children Woes

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[Vanguard] Nigeria has the unenviable record of having the highest number of out-of-school children, OSC, in the world, it is currently put at over 15 million.

Floyd verdict sparks hope for activists in South Africa

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SAfrican activist welcomes Floyd guilty verdict

Kenya: Why Kenya is on Thin Ice in Its Justification for Sending Somali Refugees Back Home

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[The Conversation Africa] In March 2021, the Kenya government gave the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees a 14-day ultimatum to submit plans for the closure of the country's two main refugee camps. The camps in northern Kenya - Dadaab and Kakuma - hold more than 400,000 people. Kenya emphasised there would be no room for further negotiations.

Africa: This Earth Day, a People's Perspective Is What Is Most Needed

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[IPS] New York -- Today marks Earth Day and all around the globe, advocates and activists, concerned citizens and the like will gather to raise awareness about the climate crisis.

Brahim Bouhlel and Zbarbooking jailed in Morocco over video

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Actor Brahim Bouhlel and influencer Zbarbooking are seen swearing at children in a viral clip.

Kenya: Gender Based Violence on the Increase, Govt Warns

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[Nairobi News] The government has raised concerns over increasing cases of gender-based violence in the Country.

South Africa: Can Solar Panels Boost Cheap, Green Homes in South Africa?

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The Watergate complex wants to combat nationwide blackouts using energy from solar cells leased through an online platform

Africa: Over 4 Million Covid-19 Recoveries Across Continent

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[allAfrica] As of April 22, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,461,834 while over 10,466,215 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.

Nigeria: Army Chief, IG Seek More Funding for Military, Police Operations

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[This Day] The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, yesterday urged the National Assembly to approve more funding to enable the military and the police to combat insecurity.

Zimbabwe: Robbers Pounce On Family, Vanishes With U.S.$4,000, Gun, 7 Cell Phones

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[New Zimbabwe] A Marange man lost U.S.$4,000, a pistol loaded with 30 rounds and seven cell phones to a gang of seven armed robbers who pounced on his home whilst he was asleep with his family on Independence Day.

Zimbabwe: Crocodiles Maul Silobela Fisherman to Death

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[New Zimbabwe] A Silobela fisherman has been mauled to death by marauding crocodiles which are terrorising villagers in the Midlands area.

Mozambique: Number of Displaced Rises to 723,000

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[AIM] Maputo -- The number of displaced people in Mozambique has risen to 723,000, Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario announced on Wednesday.

Mozambique: Foreign Troops - Renamo Supports, Frelimo Opposes

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[AIM] Maputo -- Ossufo Momade, the leader of Mozambique's main opposition party, Renamo, on Tuesday called on the government to bring foreign forces into the country to help fight islamist terrorists in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

Madagascar: Cyclone Forms North of Madagascar

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[AIM] Maputo -- A tropical cyclone, named Jobo, has formed north of Madagascar, and its current course will take it across the northern part of the Mozambique Channel.

Mozambique: Palma Terror Attack Causes U.S.$95 Million in Losses

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[AIM] Maputo -- The Confederation of Mozambican Business Associations (CTA) has recorded financial losses estimated at 95 million US dollars, after the terror attack of 24 March against the town of Palma, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

Uganda: Uganda Ranked Worst in Rule of Law, Justice in East Africa

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[Monitor] Uganda is the worst country in the East African region in terms of not adhering to justice and rule of law, a new report indicates.

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