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By Arouna Sissoko KATIBOUGOU, Mali, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Climate change has made growing vegetables in Mali today much tougher than it was 40 years ago when Amadou Sidibe used to visit his father’s lush farm outside the capital Bamako. Hotter temperatures and drought are adding to an already volatile situation in Mali where jihadist […]

Gilbert F. Houngbo is President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialist agency at the United Nations.  As a new decade dawns, it seems that the world is truly at a tipping point: Australia scorched by fire; cropland ravaged by floods in Europe; locusts swarming East Africa’s farms; and a record 45 million […]

By Kim Harrisberg WINDHOEK, Feb 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Promising to give away all her wealth – estimated at $3 million – to charity when she dies, Monica Geingos is on a mission to change the image of African first ladies and tackle sexism and inequality in Namibia, the world’s second most unequal country. […]

MOSCOW, Feb 14 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia would not legalise gay marriage as long as he was in the Kremlin. He made clear he would not allow the traditional notion of mother and father to be subverted by what he called “parent number 1” and “parent number 2”. “As far […]

BRASILIA, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Opposition lawmakers called on Brazil’s Congress on Thursday to reject a proposal by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro to open indigenous reservations to commercial mining, saying it endangered some of the world’s most isolated forest inhabitants. Backed by Sydney Possuelo and Antenor Vaz, two leading authorities on Brazil’s isolated tribes in […]

What changed in Sudan allowing al-Bashir to face justice? First and foremost, al-Bashir is no longer in power. Although he’s faced arrest warrants from the ICC since 2009, it wasn’t until he was ousted in April, after months of protests, that this even became a possibility. Initially, Sudan’s transitional authorities said al-Bashir would be tried […]

Neela Ghoshal Senior Researcher, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program A gay man with HIV in a clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, November 16, 2016. Due to the government’s crackdown on the gay community, the man had been afraid to pick his medicine up for two weeks in spite of the risks to […]

(Khartoum) – Sudan’s leaders say that they will cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC), which could mean that former president Omar al-Bashir will finally face justice for grave international crimes in Darfur, Human Rights Watch said today. Transferring the five Sudanese under ICC arrest warrants to the court would be a major step toward accountability after […]

  AVAILABLE JANUARY 17 ON ALL DIGITAL SERVICES WORLDWIDE FROM RUFF CUTT STUDIO CC DISTRIBUTED WORLDWIDE BY TUFF GONG INTERNATIONAL Humanitarian, RuFF CuTT Studio owner and recording multi-platinum selling Reggae / Hip-Hop artiste Menelik Nesta Gibbons aka DON DADA will be officially releasing his highly anticipated album, ALKEBULAN on January 17.  DON DADA is determined to raise and promote […]

Earlier today House DJ Prince Kaybee dropped the music video for #Uwrongo which features Shimza, Black Motion and songstress Ami Faku. The video is set in an open area where the sun is shining on the stars in the fields. Below are snippets of the music video: Prince Kaybee can be seen alone in the […]

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