Author: Kendrick Lebron

  ROME, May 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Summer is just around the corner and cities from Bogota to London are easing restrictions on movement after weeks of coronavirus lockdowns. So should you stay (home) or should you go (on holiday)? Flying is out of the question for many with temperature checks at airports and […]

  By MacDonald Dzirutwe WEDZA, Zimbabwe, May 28 (Reuters) – In the rural Zimbabwe district of Wedza, a new electric-powered motorcycle is helping bring income to poor women and easing the burden of looking after families. The three-wheeler, known as Hamba (Go), powered by a solar-charged lithium ion battery, is being piloted by start-up Mobility […]

  By Kim Harrisberg JOHANNESBURG, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From rural villages in Malawi to the war-torn streets of north-west Cameroon, rising numbers of female radio hosts are taking to the air to dispel fake news and myths about the novel coronavirus whilst also tackling sexism. Radio is the only source of information […]

  By Menna A. Farouk CAIRO, May 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It is a Thursday evening in downtown Cairo, usually a crowded and noisy time as the weekend gets underway. But today the streets are quiet, and the air is noticeably clean. “It has been a long time since I breathed such fresh air […]

  By Thin Lei Win ROME, May 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Forests face an increased risk of being cut down and degraded as a result of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a senior U.N. official said on Friday. For millions of poor people who have lost casual work in cities and are […]

  DAKAR, May 25 (Reuters) – Since the coronavirus reached Senegal, a growing number of residents in the capital have begun ordering groceries online, a welcome boost to a fledgling delivery service in a country where produce is usually bought in shops or markets. Club Kossam now delivers milk products, vegetables, fruit and meat to […]

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 22, 2020/ — The second Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) was launched Friday by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank ( and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies to deepen their integration. The 2019 Index, which builds on the […]

Da Capo launches his own label with the release of a new EP titled ‘Genesys’ named after the new the stable. Stacked up with 7 gems, including the much-loved remix of ‘King Fela’ featuring Omagugu. ‘Genesys’ drops on the 29th of May 2020. Listen Here

  Efe has a brand new mini-project for his adoring fans. ’NONSTOP’ comes after he has been dropping hit-after-hit. The first of six new tracks is ‘Sho Mo’. ‘NONSTOP’ is slated for the 22nd of May 2020.   Listen Here

For his debut body of work, Marv OTM, teams up with his long-time producer Malik Bawa to present ‘Way Up North’. The joint effort consists of 5 tracks with features from the likes of Zilla Oaks, AYLØ & Lord Isaac.  Just before the full project drop the pair share ‘Jetsk!’ (Featuring Zilla Oaks) to tantalise the ears. ‘Way Up […]

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