Malawi:Harnessing the Enemy – As Crops Dry, Malawi Turns to Solar Irrigation

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Zomba -As climate change brings longer droughts, farmers in eastern Malawi’s already dry Lake Chilwa basin are seeing an ever-more-frequent disaster: maize wilting or drying completely, leaving families hungry.

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Africa:#MeToo – Good Men Should Not be Quiet Spectators

[allAfrica] The pain and anger of more than a million people who tweeted #MeToo in the last week has crowded social media with personal stories of sexual harassment or assault. This virtual march of solidarity marks both the urgency of finding a shared voice and the hidden scale of assault that did not previously have a register

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Zimbabwe: Vendors Blast ‘Ruthless, Irrational’ Police

[263Chat] Vendors operating in the Central Business District of Harare have described the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) as ruthless and irrational, calling for an urgent action from the Commissioner General, Augustine Chihuri to encourage ethical conduct by the custodians of the law.

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South Africa: ‘Absolute Chaos’ As 2 Dead in Durban Taxi Blaze

[News24Wire] Two people were killed in a Durban taxi accident on Sunday when the vehicle rolled and burst into flames, trapping them. Fifteen others, who managed to escape, were also injured in the same incident.”A taxi somehow lost control and rolled then bursting into flames on Sunday morning on the M4 North Bound near Virginia offramp in Durban North,” said Rescue Care’s Garrith Jamieson in a statement.

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