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  By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS, Jan 18 (Reuters) – The European Commission is working on a vaccine certificate, dubbed “Vaxproof”, that could help restore cross-border travel, EU officials said, but the plan is dividing EU nations. The issue has been discussed for months but has led to no compromise because of fears over vaccine hesitancy […]

Armed men have killed at least six rangers and wounded several others in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Virunga national park. This park is a sanctuary for endangered mountain gorillas. Staff working in the park have often come under attack. Judith Verweijen and Esther Marijnen – experts on armed mobilisation and conservation in […]

  By Kim Harrisberg JOHANNESBURG, Jan 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From growing vegetables to spending more time with their children, women’s quality of life improved drastically after piped water was installed near their homes in rural Zambia, Stanford University researchers said on Thursday. In a study involving 434 households in four Zambian villages, they […]

  By Paul Carsten and Alexander Winning ABUJA/JOHANNESBURG, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Vaccines are not yet Africa’s way out of the pandemic as it may be weeks or even months before first doses start to arrive, health officials said on Thursday, after the African Union (AU) secured 270 million doses for the continent where about […]

Mzwandile was affectionately known by most as DJ1D. He was the co-founder of popular of the South African streetwear and lifestyle brand Loxion Kulca. He was known to all as a true friend and brother.   Mzwandile Nzimande (44),  was confirm to have sadly passed away on Wednesday, the 13th January 2020 at 09:00am  at the Olivedale […]

  By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, Jan 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Uganda’s ban on social media days before presidential elections shows a rattled president flexing power over the Internet at the expense of free speech and citizen rights, digital campaigners said on Wednesday. Tuesday’s ban by President Yoweri Museveni – who said he only acted […]

Anthony Ebuka Victor professionally known as VICTONY, is a 19 years old Nigerian Rapper, Singer and Songwriter. Victony music career took off in 2017 when he released a mixtape on soundcloud , The Outlaw King , where he started off solely rapping but later developed a more dynamic artistry that made him swing between different […]

EL NAZLA, Egypt Dec 17 (Reuters) – For generations, potters in the village of El Nazla have taken mud carried by the River Nile to craft their wares by hand, using techniques they say date back to Ancient Egypt. But they say they are now struggling to preserve their craft against the pressures of inflation, […]

Child-focused non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Africa often use international policy guidelines in their effort to protect children. They also depend on international donors to fund their activities. NGOs rely on standardised childhood policy frameworks, particularly the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Little attention is given to indigenous knowledge on childhood, […]

South African cannabis policy is currently at a crossroads. In 2018, the Constitutional Court effectively decriminalised private cannabis use. Since then, the government has continued to grapple with how to regulate this plant and its products, locally called ‘dagga’. A cannabis bill to clarify legal reforms was recently presented in parliament. Yet, medical and civil rights groups who advocate rights-based approaches remain […]

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