South Africa: How the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre Sparked the Birth of International Human Rights Law

[The Conversation Africa] It’s been 60 years since the Sharpeville massacre, when 69 unarmed civilians were killed by armed South African police on March 21 1960. The significance of the date is reflected in the fact that it now marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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Africa: Climate Change Opens Up ‘Frontier’ Farmland, but At What Cost to the Planet?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Climate change could expand farmland globally by almost a third but would also bring significant environmental threats, including a risk of increased emissions from soils

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Nigeria: Cowpox Not Deadly – and You Can’t Get It From Cows, or From Eating Beef

[Africa Check] A July 2019 Facebook post first flagged to us in July 2019 but still doing the rounds on social media warns people in Nigeria not to eat beef because “800,000 cows from the North” have been “poisoned” with the cowpox virus.

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