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Africa surprises with low covid-19 rates

Incidence of the disease is 125 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants Eight months after the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, with the mark of 1 million people killed by the disease worldwide and 33.5 million cases, the African continent draws attention for its relatively…
Society

Botswana changes law and allows married women to own land

Botswana will allow married women to acquire land together with their husbands for the first time, something that has hitherto been forbidden to them, announced the President of this African country, Mokgweetsi Masisi. The 2015 law still in effect prevents married women…
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Europe sells tons of banned pesticides to poor countries

A Greenpeace investigation finds that more than 81,600 tonnes of banned agricultural chemicals in Europe were shipped to developing countries in 2018. A new Greenpeace investigation, based on an analysis of 400 European company reports, concludes that Europe sold more…
World

Invasive Asian mosquito species threatens African cities

A species of mosquito originally from Asia threatens to put tens of millions of city-dwellers in Africa at higher risk of catchingmalariaas the invading insect spreads throughout the continent, a study said Monday. Malaria — which killed 400,000 people…
AngolaPolitics

Angola points to conflicts as Africa's challenges

Angola considers that the fight against armed conflicts, terrorism and violent extremism are among the greatest challenges for peace and security in Africa, especially in this environment of economic, social and humanitarian crisis, caused by the Covid-19…
MozambiqueSociety

Cabo Delgado among the biggest concerns in southern Africa

Food insecurity in Cabo Delgado, a province in northern Mozambique that is the scene of armed attacks, was highlighted today as one of the most “worrying” situations in southern Africa by the regional director of the World Food Program (WFP), Lola Castro. Food…
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Africa is “polio free”. 70 years after vaccine discovery

The World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to certify the African continent today as “free of wild poliovirus”, four years after the appearance of the last cases in northeastern Nigeria. “Thanks to the efforts of governments, health workers and…