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[allAfrica] Washington, DC -African immigrants to the United States account for less than five percent of the total, but they are better educated than most and their earnings are among the highest. African immigration is likely to decline, however, if a bill backed by by two Republican U.S. Senators passes. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Agriculture has contributed nearly as much to climate change as deforestation by intensifying global warming, according to U.S. research that has quantified the amount of carbon taken from the soil by farming. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[News24Wire] More than 800 firefighters from the Department of Environmental Affairs' Working on Fire programme have battled 44 fires in the past 24 hours. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[Daily Maverick] In recent years, a spate of destructive fires in the Western Cape have led to claims that arsonists are at work in what could be a politically motivated campaign. Tuesday brought bad news for conspiracy theorists: an independent investigation into the Knysna fires commissioned by AfriForum revealed no [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -West and Central Africa is the most volatile region in the world for aid workers, accounting for more than half of attacks on humanitarians worldwide this year, aid agencies said on Friday. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[Namibian] The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (Arasa) welcomed the clarification by Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Zambian Minister of health, during a live interview on 20 August, that the expansion of provider-initiated HIV testing and adoption of test-and-treat will be continued with due [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[Lesotho Times] The late American philosopher Henry David Thoreau once said ". . . fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness." [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[Namibian] The plan to reintroduce the Nama language into South Africa's Northern Cape provincial school curriculum is at an advanced stage. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[Namibian] The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday arrested five more suspects for corruption relating to the alleged irregular awarding of a security tender worth more than N$2 million in the Hardap region. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[ISS] The highly contested 2015 constitutional referendum in the Republic of the Congo set in motion a process of institutional reform which the government packaged as the construction of a new political future and branded as 'the new republic'. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[ISS] In the dying days of the British Empire, as Whitehall mandarins grasped for new ways to maintain their global influence, the Commonwealth of Nations came into being. The institution is designed to link all of Britain's former colonial territories into one intergovernmental organisation; and, in true imperial style, its [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[The Conversation Africa] Grace Mugabe, the wife of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, is accused of assaulting a young woman while on a visit to South Africa. A week after the incident in a hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg's upmarket central business district, a South African government minister announced that she [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party led by Morgan Tsvangirai, has called on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to ensure free and fair elections in Zimbabwe next year. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[Daily Trust] The Federal Government has mandated all federal-owned hospitals to offer free surgical repairs for women living with obstetric fistula. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[RFI] In South Sudan, gas stations across the country are running out of fuel. Imports have slowed down because roads to east Africa are either blocked or frequently attacked. On top of this, the fuel import business has become difficult with inflation at about 800 percent. As a result, many [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[The Conversation Africa] The mental health of pregnant women can be affected by a range of factors, including partner violence and unemployment. But one of the key drivers that adversely affects a pregnant woman's mental health is food insecurity. Being food insecure is when someone doesn't have food or has [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[Nation] A crisis looms in higher education once again after university lecturers issued a one-week notice to the government to implement their salary increase or face another round of industrial action from next month. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[News24Wire] Former Ugandan ambassador and controversial columnist Jon Qwelane "directly contributed" to the formulation of anti-homosexuality laws in Uganda, the University of Pretoria's Centre for Human Rights alleged on Tuesday. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[Daily News] Free education to all from primary to secondary schools is the country's transformative move towards a learned society, visiting UK Minister of State for Africa has asserted. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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[New Zimbabwe] MDC-T Youth Assembly declared war on Zanu PF militia as the country gears for elections next year vowing to square it off with any violent scheme employed by the ruling party to manipulate the outcome in its favour. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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