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UN Urges Leaders in Central Africa to Help End Conflicts

The U.N. Security Council is urging leaders in central Africa’s Great Lakes region to seize the momentum of recent positive political developments to make progress toward ending conflicts and the illegal exploitation of gold and other natural resources.
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Nollywood moment: African film industries ‘could create 20m jobs’

UN study finds streaming services have increased demand for film productions from across the continent, but warns piracy and underinvestment hampering growthFilm industries in Africa could quadruple their revenue to $20bn (£15bn) and create an extra 20m jobs in creative industries, according to a UN report about cinema on the continent.The booming film industry in Nigeria – Nollywood is the world’s second-largest film industry in terms of output – and Senegal were examples of African countries w...
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Defend journalists and media freedom in Eswatini

Journalists are censored through cruel and illegitimate detention, torture and the removal of means to disseminate information to citizens crying – and dying – for it The post Defend journalists and media freedom in Eswatini appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Freedom, Journalism, Openaccess, Top Six, eSwatini, Media Freedom, Eswatini protests, King Mswati lll, Cebelihle Mbuyisa, Magnificent Mndebele

Egypt detains artist robot Ai-Da before historic pyramid show

Sculpture and its futuristic creator held for 10 days, possibly in fear she is part of spying plotShe’s been described as “a vision of the future” who is every bit as good as other abstract artists today, but Ai-Da – the world’s first ultra-realistic robot artist – has hit a snag: Egyptian security forces have detained her before an exhibition at the Great Pyramid of Giza.Ai-Da is due to open and present her work at the exhibition on Thursday, the first time contemporary art has been allowed nex...
Tags: Art, Africa, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Art and design, Ai Da, Giza Ai Da

Woman wins right to sue Egyptian hotel in English courts over husband’s death

Lawyers hail judgment as landmark case for English nationals injured or killed abroadA woman whose husband was killed in a car crash in Egypt during an excursion booked through the hotel they were staying in has won permission to sue the hotel in the English courts, in a judgment her lawyer says will have significant implications for other English nationals injured or killed abroad.Sir Ian Brownlie QC, a leading international lawyer, died aged 77 in 2010 in an accident in which his daughter from...
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Morocco to ban flights to and from UK over rising Covid rates

Suspension will take effect from 11.59pm on Wednesday and will last until further noticeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMorocco is to ban flights to and from the UK because of the latter’s rising number of new coronavirus cases.Airlines cancelled several flights between the two countries on Wednesday ahead of the suspension coming into effect at 11.59pm. Continue reading...
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Africa – New power versus old power

Africa Shared Value Leadership Summit will provide a platform for young African leaders The post Africa – New power versus old power appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Worldwide: Spotlight On Succession Planning In Africa - Ocorian

The next generation of African entrepreneurs could lead to a maturing of the continent's family office sector, explain Directors, John Félicité and Kenny Curpen.
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The Gates Foundation puts $120 million towards rolling out Merck's COVID-19 pill in poorer countries

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said it's committing $120 million to help roll out a COVID-19 drug in poor nations. Frederic Stevens/Getty The Gates Foundation is putting $120 million towards helping poorer nations get Merck's COVID-19 pill. Merck applied for FDA authorization for its COVID-19 antiviral drug but it hasn't been approved yet. The money will go towards developing and making generic versions of the pill if it's approved. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundat...
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Credit Suisse fined £350m over Mozambique ‘tuna bonds’ loan scandal

Bank also pleads guilty to wire fraud and forgives hundred of millions of dollars of debt owed by countryCredit Suisse has been fined nearly £350m by global regulators, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, and agreed to forgive hundreds of millions of dollars worth of debt owed by Mozambique in an attempt to draw a line under the long-running “tuna bonds” loan scandal.The Swiss banking company had been accused of “serious” failings in its financial crime controls by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority...
Tags: UK, Africa, US, World news, Banking, Regulators, US news, Credit Suisse, Financial Conduct Authority, Bank, Mozambique, US Department of Justice, Financial Conduct Authority FCA, International Monetary Fund (IMF

Deadly snake found in Essex in cargo of stone from India

The venomous saw-scaled viper is considered one of Africa and south Asia's deadliest snakes.
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Nigeria: AFCFTA - Settling And Clearing Payments In Africa Through The Pan African Payment And Settlement System - AELEX

On 1 January 2021, a new era began in Africa with the commencement of trade under the African Continental Free Trade Area ("AfCFTA") regime.
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China's march to global tech dominance is hitting some serious stumbling blocks

A staff member introduces intelligent bionic hands at the Care And Rehabilitation Expo China 2021 on Beijing, China. Chen Xiaogen/VCG/Getty Images Experts have deemed China's takeover of the world's tech all but inevitable. A new book, "The Digital Silk Road: China's Quest to Wire the World and Win the Future," also argues China is on the rise. But the book accidentally reveals the problems with this narrative and the weakness of Beijing's plans. Jonathan A. Knee is Profess...
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Uganda coach Sredojevic convicted of sexual assault in S. Africa

Johannesburg (AFP) – A South African court on Tuesday handed Uganda’s national football coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic a three-year suspended sentence for two charges of sexual assault, prosecutors said. The Serbian national returned to the... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Africa, Sport, Uganda, Soccer, Johannesburg, Afp, Sredojevic, Milutin Micho Sredojevic

A deal for nuclear-powered subs is only the latest secretive collaboration between US, UK, and Australian forces

President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announce the "AUKUS" security initiative at the White House, September 15, 2021. Andrew Harnik/AP The AUKUS pact between Australia, the UK, and the US, is a new phase in their tight military relationship. The pact focuses on military technology, but those three countries already have decades of cooperation in special operations. Amid tensions with China, the new arrangement could provide...
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5 Things We Learned About The Green Knight From The New Blu-Ray

A24's "The Green Knight" Blu-ray dropped this week, and it's got two fantastically fun featurettes that dive deep into the creation of the movie. In the featurettes "Boldest of Blood and Wildest at Heart: Making the Green Knight," and "Practitioners of Magic: Visual Effects," the cast and crew of writer/director David Lowery's sprawling Arthurian epic shared some fascinating facts from behind the scenes. Alicia Vikander Played Two Roles Because Of This Famous Sorceress "Ex-Machina" star Alicia V...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Africa, Lego, Stanley Kubrick, Camelot, Dev Patel, Ex Machina, Alicia Vikander, David Lowery, John Boorman, Bateman, Arthur, Blu Ray, Vikander

D.E. Shaw's data dilemma - Bitcoin ETF trades today - Citi nabs Capital One exec

Welcome to Insider Finance. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.On the agenda today:D.E. Shaw explains how it uses Google data to supercharge its macro strategy.The first-ever Bitcoin ETF Citi poached an alum of Capital One and PayPal.Let's get started. How D. E. Shaw uses Google data to supercharge its macro strategy D.E. Shaw D. E. Shaw, the secretive $60 billion fund, reveals how...
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Huge sunfish weighing up to 200kg found off coast of Ceuta – video

A gigantic sunfish found tangled in tuna fishing nets in the Mediterranean could weigh up to 200kg, according to experts. The fish was  measured at 3.2 metres long and 2.9 metres wide, a record find for Ceuta, a Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa. When the sunfish was weighed it almost broke a 100kg scale. Enrique Ostalé, a marine biologist, said he had heard of sunfish this size only in books  Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Africa, Spain, World news, Fish, Marine Life, Fishing, Mediterranean, Ceuta, Enrique Ostale

Huge sunfish weighing up to two tonnes found off coast of Ceuta – video

A gigantic sunfish found tangled in tuna fishing nets in the Mediterranean could weigh up to 2000kg, according to experts. The fish was  measured at 3.2 metres long and 2.9 metres wide, a record find for Ceuta, a Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa. When the sunfish was weighed it almost broke a 100kg scale. Enrique Ostalé, a marine biologist, said he had heard of sunfish this size only in books  Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Africa, Spain, World news, Fish, Marine Life, Fishing, Mediterranean, Ceuta, Enrique Ostale

A Beautifully Illustrated Edition of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, the Bestselling Book by Historian Timothy Snyder

For all its talk of liberty, the US government has practiced dehumanizing authoritarianism and mass murder since its founding. And since the rise of fascism in the early 20th century, it has never been self-evident that it cannot happen here. On the contrary — wrote Yale historian Timothy Snyder before and throughout the Trump presidency — it happened here first, though many would like us to forget. The histories of southern slavocracy and manifest destiny directly informed Hitler’s plans for t...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Books, Politics, College, Africa, US, History, Current Affairs, Yale, The New York Times, Hitler, Stalin, The New Yorker, Rick Steves, Trump

Climate Report: Africa's Rare Glaciers Soon to Disappear

Africa’s rare glaciers will disappear in the next two decades because of climate change, a new report warns amid sweeping forecasts of pain for the continent that contributes least to global warming but will suffer from it most.
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Africa's Glaciers to Melt, Millions of Poor Face Drought, Floods, UN Says

By Tim CocksJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa's fabled eastern glaciers will vanish in two decades, 118 million poor people face immanent drought,...
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Africa's Glaciers to Melt, Millions of Poor Face Drought, Floods, U.N. Says

By Tim CocksJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa's fabled eastern glaciers will vanish in two decades, 118 million poor people face immanent drought,...
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‘I have accepted my fate’: the hidden abuse in Uganda’s LGBT community – in pictures

In a country where gay sex is against the law, it can be almost impossible for the LGBT community to access services tackling domestic violence – and during the pandemic, lockdowns saw abuse soarAll photos by DeLovie Kwagala* Names have been changed. Since these interviews took place all the subjects have ceased living with their abusers and are finding ways to heal Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Uganda, Transgender, LGBT rights, Global development, DeLovie Kwagala

My favourite overlooked Black writer – by Bernardine Evaristo, Margaret Atwood and more

From the memoirs of a slave to the story of Britain’s first Black headteacher, leading writers including Malorie Blackman and David Olusoga choose the Black authors who fired their imaginationsThink “classic literature” and plenty of white authors probably spring to mind: Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen, Hardy, Woolf, Fitzgerald. Harper Lee, who wrote about race, is a favourite of many – but Black authors themselves are vastly under-represented. Students might get the chance to study Toni Morrison ...
Tags: Books, UK, Fiction, Africa, Race, Society, Culture, Britain, Malorie Blackman, Margaret Atwood, British identity and society, Toni Morrison, British Library, Black History Month, Race in education, James Baldwin

Unfreezing the ice age: the truth about humanity’s deep past

Archaeological discoveries are shattering scholars’ long-held beliefs about how the earliest humans organised their societies – and hint at possibilities for our ownIn some ways, accounts of “human origins” play a similar role for us today as myth did for ancient Greeks or Polynesians. This is not to cast aspersions on the scientific rigour or value of these accounts. It is simply to observe that the two fulfil somewhat similar functions. If we think on a scale of, say, the last 3m years, there ...
Tags: Science, Biology, Climate Change, Africa, Environment, Geology, Anthropology, Evolution, Fossils, Great Rift Valley

Lab-grown antelope startup looks to address food insecurity

In South Africa, cultivated meat startup Mogale Meat has a bank of more than 500 cell samples from antelope and cattle that it hopes to commercialize into slaughter-free, low-cost protein.   However, unlike most lab-grown meat companies targeting beef, pork, and poultry, Mogale Meat wants to create an alternative to the game meats common in local cuisine, like Kudu. “Our strategy is two-fold, namely to focus on the meat from antelope (venison), which is a lean and healthy nutritious meat,” Foun...
Tags: Africa, Canada, South Africa, Bartels, Chemicals & Materials, Mogale Meat, Paul Bartels, Food Ingredients First, Mogale, CULT Food Science

I got my first COVID shot in Nigeria and the second in the UK, and the difference was infuriating

The author, Paul Adepoju (left), got his first Covid vaccine shot in Nigeria. The center was so crowded that there was no room to sit down. Paul Adepoju In Nigeria, less than 3% of the population has gotten the Covid vaccine. In the UK, 68% of people are fully vaccinated. Life is returning to normal in both places - but in Nigeria, most people must make do without the vaccine. There's a growing push to speed up vaccine access in poor countries. I got my first COVID-19 vaccine shot in...
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S.Africa's MTN and Vodacom Join Telkom in Temporary Spectrum Lawsuit

By Nqobile DludlaJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's two biggest mobile operators, MTN and Vodacom, have joined number three Telkom in a...
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Celebrating frontline photojournalist Mohamed Amin

This week, Kenya is celebrating Mashujaa Day, or National Heroes Day, when we honor people who have made great contributions to our nation and the world. A true son of Africa and one of our heroes is frontline photojournalist Mohamed ‘Mo’ Amin, who moved the world with his extraordinary work and dedication spanning four decades.Today, I am honored to unveil the project Mo Amin: The Eye of Africa on Google Arts & Culture, which features over 6000 photographs, some of which have not been seen by t...
Tags: Google, Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Eastleigh, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Mohamed, Mo, Amin, Salim, Northern Ethiopia, Michael Buerk, Arts & Culture