[allAfrica] The world lost one of its most optimistic souls this month, 64-year-old David Applefield. David was a wanderer in the modern Jewish tradition — mythical, timeless, endlessly in motion, driven to the path least traveled. His friendship was one of the great gifts in my life.
[New Era] US Ambassador Lisa A. Johnson announced last Friday that the government of the United States of America is providing N$100 million to help Namibia fight the Covid-19 pandemic that has brought to a halt the country’s economic and social activities as it has done globally.
[The Conversation Africa] Massive swarms of locusts are sweeping across South Asia, the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.
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THE YEAR had got off to a good start for Saudi Arabia. After a sluggish stretch the non-oil economy was growing, and officials were eager to lure new investment.
[This Day] Abuja -Clean-Up Nigeria, an environment group, in its 2019 report on Nigerian Environment Performance Index Ratings, revealed that over 168 million of Nigerians are still living in an unclean environment.
[IPS] United Nations -Conflict experts are concerned the the global ceasefire called for by the United Nations amid the coronavirus outbreak may not work and could lead to a rise in violence.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As dark as coronavirus crisis seems right now, the fact is it could get much worse
[The Conversation Africa] The African clawed frog is the world’s most widely distributed amphibian. It can be found lurking in ponds on four continents apart from Africa.