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West Africa: Multiple Conflicts Interlinked in Worsening Sahel Crisis

Nouakchott — On February 24 and 25, the G5 Sahel Summit and the Alliance for the Sahel will be held in Nouakchott, Mauritania. In that context, a reminder and observations may be needed. A number of misunderstandings – as well as false information – muddle the Sahel Sahara crisis. That contributes to worsening the crisis and to delaying its resolution. To help understand it, clarification is needed. A crisis hiding other crisesThe disastrous developments of the Sahel crisis makes us forget its terrible reality: the interlinking of multiple conflicts. First…

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Mozambique: Worsening Conflict Rooted in Poverty, Repression, Intolerance

Mozambique has had a troubled history. Portugal gained control of parts of the Indian Ocean coast in the 16th century and ruled, often brutally, until 1975. A 10-year armed struggle by the Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo) won independence, following the overthrow of Portugal’s dictatorship in that country’s ‘carnation revolution’. Two years later, a 15-year civil war in Mozambique, backed by South Africa’s apartheid regime, killed over a million people and displaced five million. Since October 2017, fragile progress in a long recovery has been threatened by almost-daily scattered armed-group attacks…

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Lesotho: Prime Minister Thabane to be Charged With Murder

Cape Town — Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, is to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife Lipolelo Thabane, police have said. Lipolelo was shot dead two days before Thabane became prime minister in 2017, at a time the couple had been embroiled in bitter divorce proceedings. His current wife Maesaiah Thabane has already been charged with the murder and is on bail. Lipolelo was gunned down at close range on the side of a dirt road while returning to her home in a small village on the…

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Africa: We Can Make Our World Better – Mark Suzman of Gates Foundation

Cape Town — AllAfrica’s Juanita Williams talked with Mark Suzman, the CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropy. He assumed the position this month. In this second part of the interview, he discussed how his early career as a journalist in his native South Africa influences his perspectives; about the possibilities of eliminating malaria and reducing HIV, TB and other diseases; addressing hunger and undernutrition amid the climate crisis; and the biggest challenges he faces. Part 2. [See Part 1] You began as a journalist.…

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Gambia: Cuba Congratulates Gambia On the 55th Anniversary of Its Independence

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel sent a congratulatory message to his Gambian counterpart, H.E. Adama Barrow, on the occasion of the 55th Anniversary of the Independence of this West African Nation, to be celebrated tomorrow, February 18. In the note sent through Diplomatic channels, Diaz-Canel expresses to Barrow his most cordial congratulations on the historic date, on behalf of the people and the government of the Greater Antilles. Also the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, H.E. Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, sent a congratulatory letter to his fellow in the Gambia, H.E.…

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‘We Gotta Show the World’: Couple Highlight the Strength of Black Love While Getting Through Unexpected Cancer Diagnosis

The world fell in love with Roslyn and Ray Singleton’s love when a video of the former singing to the latter went viral. In the touching video, the Charlotte, North Carolina, the man sings Daniel Caesar’s “Get You” while playing the piano. His wife was sitting next to him with a wide grin on her face. It went viral, amassing more than 16,000 views. It even caught Caesar’s attention, and he invited the pair to Coachella. Ray, 30, wishes there was an extravagant explanation for the video, but in reality…

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Congo unveils new docks in commercial city port

The port of Pointe Noire is constantly expanding. President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso on Wednesday inaugurated new infrastructure for the Congo terminal. It is the concessionaire of the Autonomous Port of the Congolese economic capital. Managers of the port hope this will further consolidate its position as a transit country. “The third stage is certainly the most remarkable of all. The modernization and extension of port infrastructure, following the profound changes observed at the end of the last century in the maritime and port industry. The…

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Cameroon’s far north sees upsurge in armed attacks

There’s an upsurge in armed attacks in Cameroon’s far north region, security officers said. The village of Ouzal is the target of a spate of Boko Haram attacks this week, which left 3 civilians dead. “Everything was burned, the consulting room, the pharmacy, the head office and the treatment room, excluding the hospital ward”, a nurse at the Ouzal hospital, Amadou Dairou said. We’re losing lives, losing brothers, we losing mothers, every day we’re in mourning. Ousseni Oundi is one of the village elders. He’s concerned about the state of…

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Ancient fish dinners chart Sahara’s shift from savannah to desert

The Sahara’s shift from savannah with abundant lakes to a largely arid expanse has been traced in the remains of fish eaten thousands of years ago. Researchers analysing material found in a rock shelter in the Acacus mountains in south-west Libya say they have found more than 17,500 animal remains dating from between 10,200 and 4,650 years ago, 80% of which are fish. About two-thirds of the fish were catfish and the rest were tilapia. The team say telltale marks on the bones reveal the fish were eaten by humans…

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Swae Lee Is Designing Men Heels For His New Gender Neutral Fashion Line With Giuseppe Zanotti

Swae Lee is looking to expand his brand with gender-neutral fashion designs and heeled boots in a new collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti. During an interview with Footwear News Lee was asked why he chose to support a design like heeled shoes for men outside of the norm for rappers, the 26-year-old artist mentioned how a lot… source: https://according2hiphop.com/swae-lee-is-designing-men-heels-for-his-new-gender-neutral-fashion-line-with-giuseppe-zanotti/

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