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Best architecture in Africa

Africa is big . Fifty-four countries big. Approximately 11.7 million square miles, or 20 percent of Earth’s land area, big. Around 1.3 billion people, 3,000 indigenous groups, and 2,000 languages big. To say nothing of its age, with a human history that began some 200,000 years ago and has since witnessed the rise and fall of countless empires, survived political wars and religious conflicts, experienced colonizations and reclamations of identity. Yet, despite its size and the individual herit...
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Kenya's speciality coffee growers hit as lockdowns close global coffee shops

Like many speciality coffee growers, Kenyan exporter Jackson Kanampiu has been hard hit by the coronavirus crisis as consumers are barred from the coffee shops that serve niche brews and opt for shop-bought offerings.
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EXCLUSIVE! Apollo Nida On #RHOA Kenya Moore’s Husband Marc Daly: ‘He’s a D*ck!’… (VIDEO)

Apollo Nida and Peter Thomas are fast friends who have formed a lasting bond that remains strong long after their stint on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The two joined me online about a week ago for a virtual “Happy Hour” during the quarantine. We talked for almost 4 hours and there were a lot of hot tea spilled during our chat. While I was taking a short break from the blog, several clips from the video went viral. One in particular includes Apollo sharing his thoughts about Kenya Moore’s “h...
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5 Things Revealed on The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 12 Episode 20 | More Love More Problems + Watch FULL Video… #RHOA

The Real Housewives of Atlanta recently aired the 20th episode of it’s 12th season. This week’s episode is entitled “More Love More Problems” and the ladies all resume their personal lives after the epic girl’s trip to Greece. Bravo synopsis: After a tumultuous trip to Greece, the women are back home in the ATL. Kandi Burruss heads to Chicago for a major acting opportunity, but her absence at home reopens old wounds. Cynthia Bailey visits Nene Leakes at her boutique. Eva Marcille-Sterling deb...
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11 startups addressing global problems—here’s how we’re helping

When we announced our Google for Startups Accelerator on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in November, we did not foresee how dramatically day-to-day life would soon change. The COVID-19 pandemic and its widespread health, social and economic consequences have made the goal of the program—to help founders build technology to  solve serious issues facing our world—even more pressing. We received almost 1,200 applications from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and—together with an ...
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Kenyans mourn Catholic Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a'Nzeki

One of Kenya's most controversial clerics is being buried on Tuesday after he died at the age of 89.
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Middle East and Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on business aviation

Africa & Middle East Algeria March 19, 2020 All passenger flights into and out of Algeria are suspended from Mar 18 and until further notice due to COVID-19. Angola March 19, 2020 Angola closed its borders through April 3 for now Only exceptions are cargo, humanitarian and state flights. Bahrain March 18, 2020 The Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain announces that all international arrivals will be subject to the enhanced border control measures outlined below with effect fr...
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'We are at war': Kenya halts movement to areas worst hit by coronavirus

President Uhuru Kenyatta barred movement into and out of Kenya's four regions most affected by the new coronavirus on Monday, including the capital Nairobi. "We are at war and we must win," Kenyatta said in a televised address. African countries were not among the first hit by COVID-19 but the number of confirmed cases has increased over the last month and there have been hundreds of deaths on the continent.
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Kenya bans travel in and out of Nairobi to fight coronavirus

Kenya increased its restrictions to combat the coronavirus on Monday, announcing travel bans into and out of the capital city, Nairobi, the port of Mombasa and two counties. Forty-three of Africa’s 54 countries have closed their borders, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than half of Africa’s 54 countries have imposed lockdowns, curfews, travel bans or other restrictions to try to contain the spread of COVID-19.
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Safaricom, Vodacom finalise M-Pesa acquisition from Britain's Vodafone

Kenya's leading telecom firm Safaricom and South Africa's Vodacom said on Monday that they had completed the acquisition of popular mobile money platform M-Pesa from Britain's Vodafone .
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WHO Africa hosts hackathons, offers seed funds to fight COVID-19

The World Health Organization in Africa is holding virtual hackathons and offering up to $20,000 in seed-funds to finalists with digital solutions to stem COVID-19. The regional office of the UN agency completed its first challenge earlier this month and will host a second, for French speaking Africa, in coming weeks, WHO’s Technical Officer Moredeck Chibi told TechCrunch. According to Dr. Chibi, the WHO-AFRO Digital Hackathon series aims to prompt tech applications — with specificity to Africa ...
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Kenya’s government can’t tackle the pandemic alone. It needs civil society

Kenya’s government has excluded nongovernmental organisations and other groups such as churches from its emergency decision-making. This is a mistake The post Kenya’s government can’t tackle the pandemic alone. It needs civil society appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Visa’s Africa strategy banks on startup partnerships

Visa has prioritized growth in Africa, and partnering with startups is central to its strategy. This became obvious in 2019 after the global financial services giant entered a series of collaborations on the continent, but Visa confirmed it in their 2020 Investor Day presentation. On the , participants mentioned Africa 28 times and featured regional startups prominently in the accompanying deck. Visa’s regional president for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA), Andrew ...
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Batons, Tear Gas, Drones, Guns: How Far Should Police Go in Enforcing Coronavirus Lockdowns?

Around the world, police forces are testing how far to go in punishing ordinary behavior. But how should policing work when it’s not clear what is banned?
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'Shoot them dead': extreme Covid-19 lockdown policing around the world – video report

As coronavirus lockdowns have been expanded globally, billions of people have found that they are now faced with unprecedented restrictions. We look at some of the extreme strategies governments are using to police their citizens – from teargas and death threats to beatings and chemicalsTeargas, beatings and bleach: the most extreme Covid-19 lockdown controls around the worldSquats, drones and angry mayors: policing coronavirus lockdowns around the world – video report Continue reading...
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How Far Should Police Go in Enforcing Coronavirus Lockdowns?

Around the world, police forces are testing how far to go in punishing ordinary behavior — sometimes with batons, tear gas and even guns.
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Kenya has freed nearly 5000 inmates via newly adopted Skype court sessions

Kenyan courts are using Skype calls to pass judgments and verdicts folllowing an increase in coronavirus cases in the country.
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In East Africa, the locusts are coming back for more

In February the devastating locust swarms were the biggest seen in East Africa for 70 years. Now they’re even bigger The post In East Africa, the locusts are coming back for more appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Africa Roundup: Africa’s tech ecosystem responds to COVID-19

In March, the virus gripping the world — COVID-19 — started to spread in Africa. In short order, actors across the continent’s tech ecosystem began to step up to stem the spread. Early in March Africa’s coronavirus cases by country were in the single digits, but by mid-month those numbers had spiked leading the World Health Organization to sound an alarm. “About 10 days ago we had 5 countries affected, now we’ve got 30,” WHO Regional Director  Dr Matshidiso Moeti said at a press conference on Ma...
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Teargas, beatings and bleach: the most extreme Covid-19 lockdown controls around the world

Violence and humiliation used to police coronavirus curfews around globe, often affecting the poorest and more vulnerableCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronavirus lockdowns have been expanded globally, billions of people have found that they are now faced with unprecedented restrictions. Police across the world have been given licence to control behaviour in a way that would normally be extreme even for an authoritarian state. Related: ‘We can’t go back to norm...
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"Yassin told me that he had been hit, and I told him to stop his jokes because he likes to joke a lot. He said, ‘Mama, I am not lying, I have been shot. I swear I have been shot.'"

From "Kenyan police shot dead a teenager on his balcony during a coronavirus curfew crackdown" (WaPo).[Yassin Hussein Moyo, 13] had been standing on his third-floor balcony in a shantytown in Nairobi, watching police storm the neighborhood, beating people who refused to abide by the curfew with their batons, when a police bullet struck his stomach....The curfew, which requires people to stay in their homes from dusk to dawn, is the most stringent limitation and has led to a wave of police viole...
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Programs, Initiatives and Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

12 Things Women Business Owners Need to Know The coronavirus may have shaken our world to its core, but it’s still Women’s History month. So let’s look at some news and information women entrepreneurs need to know. Something dates and programs may have changed, so be sure to check with the companies to make sure.   1—New Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiatives  According to initial findings in Visa’s second annual State of Female Entrepreneurship report, 79% percent of women entreprene...
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Locusts Are Ravaging the Horn of Africa—the Coronavirus Is Making Things Worse

For months, hundreds of millions of locusts have been flying across East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East, forming the largest swarms seen in decades. New swarms are continuing to spread from Kenya to Iran, and the worst swarms—those over the Horn of Africa—are multiplying quickly. Read more...
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Locusts Are Ravaging the Horn of Africa—Covid-19 Is Making Things Worse

For months, hundreds of millions of locusts have been flying across East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East, forming the largest swarms seen in decades. New swarms are continuing to spread from Kenya to Iran, and the worst swarms—those over the Horn of Africa—are multiplying quickly. Read more...
Tags: Science, Iran, Middle East, Kenya, Arabian Peninsula, East Africa, Horn of Africa, Locusts, Covid 19, The Bible Was Nonfiction


Good Design, Good Purpose: Enter to Win Two Ethically Made Pillows from Goodee

For well-made housewares we can feel good about, we turn to Goodee. Launched by Canadian twin brothers Byron and Dexter Peart (formerly of WANT Les Essentiels), the marketplace for the home offers purposeful, colorful wares—some by makers around the globe, others Goodee’s own exclusive designs—all with a commitment to ethical craftsmanship, fair wages, eco- and waste-conscious practices, and transparent sourcing. This month we’re teaming up for a Goodee giveaway: Three lucky entrants will win tw...
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Coronavirus Erupts in Africa—Along With Deadly Rumors and Fear

ABUJA, Nigeria—Since late February, when Nigeria recorded its first case of COVID-19, taxi driver Ola Yusuf has been picking up passengers arriving at the busy Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos who are coming from countries badly hit by the coronavirus."Sometimes I carry up to four people, who are either friends or from the same family," Yusuf told The Daily Beast over the phone. "I'm often paid in cash" (a potential vector of disease).A day after the country's 12th case of...
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Coronavirus: The fears of a Kenyan domestic worker who can't stay at home

Esther has to keep working to feed her family in Kenya but is worried about catching coronavirus.
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Fears of domestic workers who can't stay home

Esther has to keep working to feed her family in Kenya but is worried about catching coronavirus.
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Coronavirus live news: Australia limits public gatherings to two people; three US states halt non-essential travel

Advice for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut after Trump backed away from sealing state borders; global deaths pass 30,000 with a third in ItalyCoronavirus latest: at a glanceBoris Johnson to warn UK: tougher lockdown may be necessaryUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.28am BST An update from the World Health Organization on the coronavirus outbreak in Kenya:As of today, Kenya has 38 confirmed cases of #Covid19 while monitor...
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Coronavirus in Africa: Christians urged to worship from home

Church leaders in Nigeria and Kenya urge Christians to fight coronavirus by not going to church.
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