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Schools across Africa shutdown as Covid cases spike across the continent

How the digital divide is impacting online learning amid pandemic Blantyre, Malawi (CNN)As a second wave of coronavirus spreads through parts of Africa, countries across the continent are shutting down schools to control the spread of the virus. Malawi was the latest to close schools when President Lazarus Chakwera announced that they would close for three weeks after a sharp rise in numbers. A girls secondary school in the capital Lilongwe had 137 students who tested positive, according to local media reports.

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Schools across Africa shutdown as Covid cases spike across the continent

Louisville African Restaurants

It must be said: Louisville does not have as vibrant and extensive a range of ethnic restaurants as do larger cities on the coasts. But immigrants from all over the world have found their way to Louisville, and have settled here (thanks largely to the efforts of several immigrant and refugee assistance groups, mainly affiliated with the city’s churches, mosques and synagogues), including peoples of the African diaspora. And, like all immigrant communities, people from a multitude of African nations here have

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Louisville African Restaurants

Charts of the Week: COVID-19 and Africa

This week, the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings released its annual Foresight Africa report, a detailed look at the top priorities for the continent and recommendations for African and global stakeholders to create and support a strong, sustainable, and successful Africa. These charts come from the new report, but are only a few of the many items that illustrate key challenges and opportunities for the continent. Click images to enlarge. In his chapter on building a new public health infrastructure for

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Charts of the Week: COVID-19 and Africa

Zebras with spots and gold fur are observed in Africa that are genetic mutations from inbreeding that can lead to disease, infertility and ultimately the animal's extinction, study reveals

Zebras are known for their black and white stripes, but over several years scientists have noticed some of the animals bear spots, odd patterns and even gold fur. Such alterations, usually caused by genetic mutations, are rarely observed in mammals, which has sparked a new study into what is causing the zebras to change. A team from the University of California, Las Angeles conducted DNA tests on 140 plains zebras – including seven with odd coat patterns – from nine national parks in Africa. Researchers

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Zebras with spots and gold fur are observed in Africa that are genetic mutations from inbreeding that can lead to disease, infertility and ultimately the animal's extinction, study reveals

Could This Be The Best Way To Play The Oil Rebound?

A three-well drill campaign has just been launched by a small-cap explorer in a massive Permian basin that could end up being the next major conventional onshore oil discovery in the world. And everyone’s watching as many names in the oil industry and resource assessment gather around Reconnaissance Energy (TSX-V: RECO; OTC:RECAF). It’s exciting for two reasons. First, there’s no more potentially lucrative risk-reward setup than a small-cap sitting on a high-risk exploration play. Plays like this

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Could This Be The Best Way To Play The Oil Rebound?

Hungry Crocodile Gives Bushbuck the Ultimate Jump Scare

YouTube: Johan Vermeulen The Bushbuck is too fast for the crocodile. Life in Africa is rough if you're a prey animal. On land you've got lions, leopards, wild dogs, cheetahs and more looking to hunt you down for dinner every day. In the water, hungry crocodiles wait to grab and drown you for their next snack. There is almost no place to go where one can feel completely safe. In the end, survival depends on which animals are the most alert and the fastest at evading the many predators out for their hide. Fortunately,

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Hungry Crocodile Gives Bushbuck the Ultimate Jump Scare

Southern Africa Battered By Cyclone Eloise; Eight Dead

Up to 200 millimeters of rain in 24 hours has caused flooding, road damage and power outages. (Photo: Reuters) Thulani Mpofu, Business Times Special Correspondent South Africa's weather service has issued its highest warning for its north-eastern Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces in the path of a tropical cyclone expected to bring strong winds and rain Monday. The cyclone has already killed at least eight people in southern Africa. Up to 200 millimeters of rain in 24 hours has caused flooding, road damage and

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Southern Africa Battered By Cyclone Eloise; Eight Dead

Nine dead as tropical storm hits Africa

At leat nine people have died after Tropical Cyclone Eloise hit Mozambique in Africa's southeast, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds of around 130 kilometres per hour. The victims died in the worst-hit port city of Beira, most of them killed by falling trees, authorities said on Saturday. The districts of Buzi and Nhamatanda are affected by severe flooding. Scroll to continue with content President Filipe Nyusi plans to travel to the area to be informed about the rescue work. Eloise made landfall near

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Nine dead as tropical storm hits Africa

Johnson & Johnson - WHO Says Africa to Receive Vaccine Doses in March

Many African countries are expected to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine doses in March from the United Nations’ COVAX effort. The World Health Organization’s Africa director recently announced the plan. The statement comes as deaths on the continent from the disease have been rising. COVAX is a plan from the WHO, the European Commission and France to vaccinate people in poor and middle-income countries against COVID-19. Matshidiso Moeti is the WHO Regional Director for Africa. She told reporters that

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Johnson & Johnson - WHO Says Africa to Receive Vaccine Doses in March

Libya oil output makes high-stake but fragile return

Oil-rich Libya has been torn apart by civil war since the NATO-backed uprising that ousted long-time dictator Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, with an array of militias filling the vacuum and civilian bodies struggling to impose their authority. (File/AFP) TRIPOLI, Libya: Oil cartel OPEC saw production rise in December, as Libya’s energy sector sprang back to life following a cease-fire deal in the war-torn country. Sitting atop Africa’s largest proven crude oil reserves, Libya has been ravaged by conflict since

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Libya oil output makes high-stake but fragile return

Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases near 3.4 mln: Africa CDC

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,393,591 as of Saturday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. According to the agency’s data, the death toll related to the pandemic in Africa stood at 83,901 as of Saturday evening. A total of 2,854,275 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far, the agency added. Southern Africa is hardest-hit in Africa in terms of the number of confirmed cases, followed by the

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Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases near 3.4 mln: Africa CDC

Letter from Africa: The continent no longer needs lectures from the US

Then-Vice-President Joe Biden told Kenyans in 2010 that he had not come to lecture In our series of letters from African journalists, Waihiga Mwaura looks at what the continent could expect from new US President Joe Biden. Short presentational grey line Scroll to continue with content The red carpet was unrolled, the hall was packed, security was tight and Joe Biden took to the stage. This was Nairobi in 2010 and Kenyans had come to listen to the-then US vice-president. "I hope what I am saying doesn't come

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Letter from Africa: The continent no longer needs lectures from the US

Yoweri Museveni, the last dinosaur

Not only Loch Ness has its own particular monster. The vast and deeper inland seas of Africa also host ghosts from the Cretaceous, called mokèle-mbembé, terrifying beings capable of devouring elephants, according to popular belief. But there is more. Some of these prehistoric beasts have abandoned their hiding places, colonized the land, and seized power. The evidence is irrefutable. Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang has been in the chair for 41 years, his Cameroonian colleague Paul Biya, 38 and

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Yoweri Museveni, the last dinosaur

Biden ends discriminatory immigration bans

The Statue of Liberty has long been a symbol for immigrants to the United States. (© Cla78/Shutterstock) Calling them “just plain wrong,” President Biden on January 20 ended restrictions on the issuing of visas to individuals from many Muslim and African countries. Under Biden’s new proclamation on ending discriminatory bans, Executive Order 13780 of March 6, 2017, and proclamations 9645, 9723 and 9983 are revoked and are no longer in effect. Today, @POTUS Biden ended the discriminatory bans on entry

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Biden ends discriminatory immigration bans

Tunisia bans protests, extends curfew

Tunisia has banned protests as it tries to stem coronavirus infections and calm tensions. Tunisia is extending its virus curfew and banning demonstrations as it tries to stem a rapid rise in infections and calm tensions after a week of protests over economic troubles. The government is also forbidding travel between regions and ordering all people over 65 to stay at home as part of stricter virus measures announced by Tunisian Health Ministry spokesperson Nissaf Ben Alaya on Saturday. Tunisia reported 103 virus-related

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Tunisia bans protests, extends curfew

Coronavirus: Tunisia bans protests, extends curfew as COVID-19 cases jump

Tunisia is extending its coronavirus curfew and banning demonstrations as it tries to stem a rapid rise in infections and calm tensions after a week of protests and rioting over economic troubles. Starting Monday, the government is also forbidding travel between regions and ordering all people over 65 to stay at home as part of stricter virus measures announced Saturday by Tunisian Health Ministry spokesperson Nissaf Ben Alaya. Tunisia reported 103 coronavirus-related deaths Thursday, the highest figure to date

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Coronavirus: Tunisia bans protests, extends curfew as COVID-19 cases jump

Ischemic heart Disease Market Analysis Revealing Key Drivers, Growth Trends and Competitive Assessment through 2023 · Wall Street Call

Market Scenario: Ischemic heart disease, also known as Coronary Artery Disease, is a condition that affects the supply of blood to the heart. The blood vessels are narrowed or blocked due to the deposition of cholesterol on their walls. The prevalence of coronary heart disease is promoted in turn by a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, particularly smoking, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and sedentary lifestyles. Countries in Middle East and Africa bear a heavy burden from Ischemic heart

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Ischemic heart Disease Market Analysis Revealing Key Drivers, Growth Trends and Competitive Assessment through 2023 · Wall Street Call

On ‘Rooftop of Africa,’ Ethiopia’s Troops Hunt Fugitive Former Rulers

Politicians and military commanders who once led Ethiopia are being tracked down, caught and sometimes killed by their own country’s soldiers in the war in the Tigray region. A member of the Ethiopian military near the city of Alamata in the Tigray region last month.Credit...Eduardo Soteras/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — For two decades, as foreign minister, Seyoum Mesfin was Ethiopia’s face to the world — a personable and soft-spoken diplomat who brokered peace in neighboring

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On ‘Rooftop of Africa,’ Ethiopia’s Troops Hunt Fugitive Former Rulers