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Who Killed African Icon Thomas Sankara? Trial Opens, 34 Years After His Death.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here DAKAR, Senegal — One of the most highly anticipated trials ever to take place in Africa opened on Monday in the capital of Burkina Faso, aiming to establish who killed Thomas Sankara, the country’s former president and a......

Endangered South African penguins killed by swarm of bees near Cape Town

BBC
“Once a honeybee has stung something, it leaves a pheromone behind so that the target is easily located by other honeybees defending the nest,” said Jenny Cullinan of the African Wild Bee Institute, which is asking nearby residents to stop keeping beehives in their gardens. BBC – For more and......

West African bloc resorts to sanctions over Guinea and Mali coups

Reuters
ACCRA, Sept 16 (Reuters) – West Africa’s main regional bloc on Thursday imposed sanctions against the junta in Guinea and those slowing Mali’s post-coup transition – its toughest response yet to a run of military takeovers. The move was agreed at an emergency summit of the Economic Community of West......

African public health experts call for the U.N. General Assembly to speed the delivery of vaccines.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here As world leaders prepared to gather at the United Nations General Assembly, African public health experts called on Thursday for action to speed up delivery of Covid-19 vaccines to their continent, where according to the World Health Organization,......

South African economy grows 1.2% in Q2, beats forecasts

Reuters
People work at ”The Faktory”, a fashion design and clothing manufacturing company in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko PRETORIA, Sept 7 (Reuters) – South Africa’s economy grew 1.2% in the second quarter compared to the previous three months, beating analysts’ forecasts, statistics agency data showed on Tuesday.......

Africa has been shortchanged on Covid vaccines, African Development Bank says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A health worker vaccinates a man in Abidjan on August 17, 2021 during a roll-out of vaccinations against Ebola on August 17, 2021, after the country recorded its first known case of the disease since 1994. (Photo by Issouf SANOGO......

Hakainde Hichilema: Zambia’s new president inspires African opposition leaders

BBC
The ripple effects of this message have spread far and wide, especially in Zambia’s southern neighbour, Zimbabwe, where it has sparked frenzied exchanges between the main opposition politician, Nelson Chamisa, and officials of the ruling Zanu-PF party, which has been in power since independence in 1980. BBC – For more......

Hakainde Hichilema: Zambia’s new president inspires African opposition leaders

BBC
The ripple effects of this message have spread far and wide, especially in Zambia’s southern neighbour, Zimbabwe, where it has sparked frenzied exchanges between the main opposition politician, Nelson Chamisa, and officials of the ruling Zanu-PF party, which has been in power since independence in 1980. BBC – For more......

First African American woman on USA Water Polo team blazes trail for others

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here First African American woman on USA Water Polo team blazes trail for others – CBS News Watch CBSN Live In 2016, Ashleigh Johnson made history by being the first African American woman named to the U.S. Olympic Water Polo......

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