[DW] Several African countries have opened diplomatic missions to Morocco in Western Sahara, a disputed area occupied by Rabat. This has been exacerbating the conflict in an already volatile region seeking independence.
[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.
[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.
[The Conversation Africa] Schools should be safe places.
[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
[VOA] South African officials say they’re ready for the possible spread of coronavirus to African shores.
[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.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A rush of innovation aimed at helping the smallholder farmers has seen the development of phone-based agricultural advice tools.
[Cameroon Tribune] Bernard Okalia Bilai chaired a joint meeting with stakeholders of secondary and higher education yesterday.
[The Herald] A Chinese investor, R and F, that was looking at acquiring stake in the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company, has finally advised Government that it is pulling out of the deal.