WNBA star Maya Moore marries Jonathan Irons, the man she helped free from prison

WNBA star player for Minnesota Lynx Maya Moore is now married to Jonathan Irons, the man for whom Moore put her career on the line in proving he was wrongfully convicted on charges on burglary and assault. Moore took to Instagram on Wednesday and posted a photo of the couple in wedding costumes along with the caption: “Grateful to announce this new chapter of life! What a miracle”. Moore and her husband were also on ABC’s Good Morning America where she announced that they have been “married a couple of…

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Africa: Africa Flexes Its Muscles in Relations With Europe

This year was supposed to be crucial for Africa-Europe relations, culminating in the sixth AU-EU Summit, scheduled for 28 and 29 October in Brussels. But then COVID-19 happened. After a long palaver, a decision was finally taken: the summit will be postponed to 2021, although a date still needs to be fixed. Geert Laporte explains why postponing may not be such a bad thing. In the past few months, many wondered whether the summit would still take place, and, if so, in what format. Despite the COVID-19 crisis, Charles Michel,…

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Namibia: Oil Drillers Threaten Okavango Ecosystem

Canadian company Recon Africa said in an August 2020 press release they are planning to drill oil and gas wells into an environmentally sensitive, protected area in Africa that supplies the Okavango Delta with water. The drilling location sits along the banks of the Okavango River in the newly proclaimed Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. Recon Africa, which is listed on the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange, explains on their website they have acquired the rights to drill in more than 35 000 square kilometres of north-east Namibia and north-west Botswana.…

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Youth activist-led social enterprise inspires next generation of female leaders

Blackboard Africa tackles gender-based violence by inspiring, empowering young girls with leadership skills and practical tools for building a better future. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 16 2020 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Looking out over the skyline of the vibrant city of Johannesburg, one youth activist considers the work that still lies ahead to safeguard women’s rights and safety. In a country with one of the world’s highest rates of gender-based violence, Amonge Sinxoto is making sure young women are empowered to effect change in their communities. “Globally, women’s safety remains…

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