Africa: Cash, Science Needed to Implement New Model of Green Development – Leaders

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -African countries must tackle climate change with a new economic model rooted in clean energy, forest protection and technology to support farmers – but they will need more investment and research to make that happen, leaders said on Thursday.

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Uganda: ‘Cutting Everything in Sight’ – Ugandans Vow to Curb Rampant Deforestation

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Gulu -The convulsive rhythms of local “lakubukubu” music blast from the back of a pickup truck in the dusty town of Pajule, where two towering trees give welcome shade.

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South Africa: U.S. Demands That Chang Be Sent to New York

[AIM] Maputo -The United States administration made clear on Tuesday that it expects the South African authorities to extradite former Mozambican Finance Minister Manuel Chang so that he can stand trial in New York on charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering, wire fraud and securities fraud.

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Zimbabwe: Standard Bank Group to Increase Executive Positions for Women

[263Chat] South Africa’s Standard Bank Group (SBG) a parent to the local the Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe , targets at least 40 percent of women taking up executive positions by 2021 in a bid to attain gender equality a goal that goes arm in arm with the United Nations’ Women HeForShe brand.

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Congo-Kinshasa: Terror Attacks on Ebola Centers Raise Fears of Contagion

[VOA] The charity Doctors Without Borders has suspended its Ebola virus-fighting operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo after attacks on two of its treatment centers this week, raising the risk that Ebola infections in the area will increase.

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Africa: The first African Digital Rail Summit is opening in Cape Town, to accelerate Africa’s economic integration

[35Nord] Cape Town, South Africa, 25 February 2019 – “Africa: The continent of the digital future for rail” is the theme of the first African Digital Rail Summit, organised in Cape Town, South Africa, from 25 to 27 February by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the International Union of Railways (IUC), based in Paris.

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