Johannesburg – Music Label and street culture trendsetters Cashtime Life is getting ready to release the full catalogue of music previously released under the recording company. Responsible for launching the music careers of Kid X; Moozlie; Masandi and DJ Vigilante alongside K.O.,Ma-E and Maggz; Cashtime Life is bringing some of South Africa’s biggest hit […]

By Sofia Menchu GUATEMALA CITY, July 15 (Reuters) – Guatemala’s Constitutional Court has blocked President Jimmy Morales from immediately declaring the poor Central American nation a safe third country for asylum-seekers, amid growing pushback to U.S. pressure that it absorb large numbers of migrants. The provisional decision came late on Sunday, hours after the Guatemalan […]

  José Graziano da Silva is Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Our food systems are distorted, and unless bolder actions are taken soon to fix them, humanity is at grave risk of increasing hunger, obesity and diet-related illnesses. It is a stark warning, but one that must be heeded […]

    CAIRO, July 16 (Reuters) – Egypt’s parliament on Monday removed jail penalties from a law controlling operations of non-governmental organisations, but rights groups rejected the changes as insufficient. Justified by officials to protect national security from meddling by foreign-funded charities, the 2017 law restricted NGOs’ activity to developmental and social work, with jail […]

  By Tom Miles GENEVA, July 15 (Reuters) – Britain’s international development minister Rory Stewart called on France and Canada on Monday to offer more help in tackling the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. Stewart, who visited the Ebola zone earlier this month, told a U.N. meeting that Britain had donated $45 million […]

By Kagondu Njagi MUIRU, Kenya, July 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Lucy Muthoni has never liked dogs. But these days, a pair of mean-looking hounds tail her as she makes the rounds at her farm in central Kenya. The reason for her shift in attitude is an unusual crime wave sweeping through villages in rural […]

ZURICH, July 15 (Reuters) – German airline Lufthansa expects passenger numbers to rise about 4% this year, its chief executive told a newspaper, playing down talk that public support for teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg might be curbing air travel. “At this time we don’t see restraint – in fact, the opposite,” Carsten Spohr told […]

  GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 15 (Reuters) – Congo will not permit the use of further experimental vaccines as it combats an Ebola outbreak because doing so risked “confusing the population,” the government said on Friday. Health workers have vaccinated more than 130,000 people during the nearly year-long epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic […]

PALERMO, Italy, July 12 (Reuters) – An Italian court ruled on Friday that an Eritrean man extradited from Sudan in 2016 was the victim of mistaken identity and dismissed allegations that he was a ruthless, human-trafficking kingpin. However, the judges said Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe was nonetheless guilty of abetting people smuggling and handed him a […]

By Dave Sherwood SANTIAGO, July 13 (Reuters) – Chilean officials said on Saturday that the unborn baby of a Venezuelan migrant had died while the woman waited for the appropriate visa to cross the border from Peru into Chile. Peru last month clamped down on immigration, requiring migrants have passports and visas in order to […]

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