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Cape Town: Pictures of how Muslim worship helps quell South African ganglands

BBC
A team of Islamic scholars in South Africa is on a mission to some dangerous and drug-infested areas. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here GoCoin – Latest Cryptocurrency News and Trading...

How the Smithsonian Can Help African American Families Research Their Ancestors

Smithsonian
One afternoon at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, a visitor was reading out loud the names of family members he discovered in a historical record. On the other side of the museum’s Robert Frederick Smith Explore Your Family History Center, another visitor’s ears perked up.......

Mary W. Jackson: NASA’s First Female African American Engineer

NASA
On Feb. 25, 2021, the NASA Headquarters Building in Washington D.C. was officially renamed after Mary W. Jackson, the agency’s first African American female engineer. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – For Free Stock Photos – click here for FREE......

Conservative African cardinal who clashed with pope leaves post

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea walks near St. Peter’s square February 18, 2013. REUTERS/ Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from a top Vatican post of Cardinal Robert Sarah, a hero to many conservatives who often clashed with the pontiff on......

South African vaccine adviser backs Pfizer shot after study

Reuters
Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and a syringe are seen in front of the Pfizer logo in this illustration taken February 9, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – One of the South African government’s top advisers on COVID-19 vaccines said on Friday that the Pfizer-BioNTech shot was “still a......

African Union to set up infrastructure fund for the continent

Reuters
NAIROBI (Reuters) – The African Union is setting up a fund to finance the construction of much-needed roads, railways and power plants on the continent, its infrastructure head said, turning to new sources of cash due to donor fatigue and higher debt levels. Raila Odinga, Kenya’s former Prime Minister and......

Pfizer says South African variant could significantly reduce vaccine protection

Reuters
(Reuters) – A laboratory study suggests that the South African variant of the coronavirus may reduce antibody protection from the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE vaccine by two-thirds, and it is not clear if the shot will be effective against the mutation, the companies said on Wednesday. The study found the vaccine......

A Quest to Return the Banjo to Its African Roots

Smithsonian
Smithsonian Voices Smithsonian Center For Folklife & Cultural Heritage A Quest to Return the Banjo to Its African Roots February 16th, 2021, 12:00PM / BY Paul Ruta Black Banjo Reclamation Project founders Hannah Mayree and Carlton “Seemore Love” Dorsey, with banjos made by Brooks Masten of Brooks Banjos in Portland,......

Refugees Flee Central African Republic, a Crisis the World Neglects

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here In the shadow of six surrounding neighbors burdened with their own problems sits the Central African Republic, a landlocked country that gets relatively little attention but that has been plagued by instability and conflict upending the lives of......

Nourin Mohamed Siddig: The African art of reciting the Koran

BBC
In recent decades, Middle Eastern styles of reciting the Koran began to dominate in many regions in Africa and worldwide, especially in urban areas. Listeners of the Koran had access to recordings through vinyl records, shortwave radio broadcasts, audio cassette tapes and CDs, produced and distributed or sold by organisations......

Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID shot less effective against South African variant: study

Reuters
(Reuters) – British drugmaker AstraZeneca said on Saturday its vaccine developed with the University of Oxford appeared to offer only limited protection against mild disease caused by the South African variant of COVID-19, based on early data from a trial. FILE PHOTO: A member of the Hampshire Fire and Rescue......

Maryland confirms case of South African Covid variant that’s more infectious

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Maryland Governor Larry Hogan holds a press conference to address COVID-19 concerns in Annapolis, MD on November 17. Bill O’Leary | The Washington Post | Getty Images Maryland has reported a case of the new, highly transmissible Covid-19 variant first......

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