[News24Wire] Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers, says it is on high alert and ready to assist in Mozambique, where Tropical Cyclone Idai is expected to make landfall.
[SudaNow] A Sudanese film has won the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival’s Documentary Award as well as the most sought after award: “The Prize of the Public”.
[Monitor] Mbale -Couples using family planning to determine the number of children that they should produce have been branded as ‘murderers’ by a pastor.
[Daily Trust] According to The Institute for Economics and Peace which ranks major nations around the world by how safe or dangerous they are, Nigeria is the 16th most dangerous place to visit on Planet Earth.
[The Conversation Africa] A meteorite has been recovered from a remote area of Botswana. The event is one of a kind as the meteor was identified before entering the atmosphere, and its fall and retrieval documented. It’s only the second time this has happened.
[IPS] Rome -On 20 December, Europe’s 28 Ministers of Environment met in Brussels, to discuss the plan for reducing emissions prepared by the Commission, to comply with the Paris Agreement on climate change.
[Iwacu] Uncontrolled exploitation is the main threat to the lakes in Kirundo northern province. The administration promises to take innovative measures to effectively protect lakes from being polluted.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Large area of forest reserves in Ivory Coast have been converted to illegal cocoa plantations to meet demand, campaign group says
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Agriculture has contributed nearly as much to climate change as deforestation by intensifying global warming, according to U.S. research that has quantified the amount of carbon taken from the soil by farming.
[Al Jazeera] UN peacekeepers are sent to some of the most war-ravaged countries on Earth, ostensibly to help them transition to peace.