In South Africa, child homicides show violence ‘entrenched’

In South Africa, child homicides show violence ‘entrenched’By GERALD IMRAY and BRAM JANSSENDecember 22, 2020 GMTCAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — At night, Amanda Zitho worries her little boy is shivering and cold in his coffin and yearns to take him a blanket. She knows Wandi’s dead and gone and it’s senseless, but that doesn’t…Continue Reading

The “Amazon of Africa” is trying to enable third-party e-commerce rather than sell more stuff

Back in 2012 when it first launched, Jumia’s long-term goal was to become the leading e-commerce player on the continent.It set about that objective like typical e-commerce platforms do: acquiring vast inventory, building warehouses, and aiming to drive online sales based on the promise of ease and convenience.Indeed, one of the company’s first steps was…Continue Reading

South Africa: When Children Go Hungry

In the Winelands district of the Western Cape, one community has taken COVID-19 humanitarian relief into their own hands. Throughout lockdown, residents of the small farming community of Elsenburg outside Stellenbosch watched on their television screens how people in the more urban areas fought for government food parcels. Community members say they never got any…Continue Reading

Africa: ‘Forest Foods’ Drive Risks of Next Global Pandemic

A taste for wild meats such as pangolins and civets, often known as ‘forest foods’ in tropical and subtropical regions, makes the emergence of another global pandemic increasingly likely, four international organisations say. Around 70 per cent of emerging infectious diseases originate from animals, in particular wildlife, they say in a white paper published last…Continue Reading

South Africa vs Sao Tome e Principe: Kick-off, TV channel, live score, squad news and preview

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Africa: Greenpeace Report

A Greenpeace scientific report released today reveals that extreme weather events such as heatwaves, floods and intense rain are increasing in intensity, frequency and severity across many parts of Africa, gravely threatening human health, food security, peace, and biodiversity. Weather across sub-Saharan Africa has become more extreme and unpredictable in the twenty-first century, a trend…Continue Reading

Africa: African Countries Commit to Accelerate Actions Towards Food Security

Rome/Harare — Largest ever Regional Conference for Africa closes with united call for raised ambitions Ministers at the largest ever FAO Regional Conference for Africa have committed to ‘raise ambitions and accelerate actions’ towards achieving food security, at the close of the three day event. Around 900 delegates including 95 ministers and other government officials…Continue Reading