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Specialist K9 Units Deployed At Table Mountain National Park In Response To Illegal Wildlife Poaching

Paramount K9 Solutions, a subsidiary of global aerospace and technology company, Paramount Group, announced that it has delivered specialist canines and handler training to SANParks’ Table Mountain National Park, in a move that will bolster the counter-poaching capabilities of the park. Last week, Table Mountain National Park announced the establishment of a first-of-its-kind Sea, Air and Mountain …

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South Africa’s Historic Parliament Complex Ravaged by Fire

In a statement on Sunday night, South Africa’s parliament confirmed that there had been “significant damage” to the New Assembly Wing of the building, which includes the National Assembly chamber where lawmakers sit. It also said some offices had been “severely gutted”. The fire, which began shortly after 06:00 local time (04:00 GMT), came the day …

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Body of Desmond Tutu To Be Aquamated

Thousands of South Africans have been paying their last respects at St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town where Tutu’s body has been lying in state There has been an outpouring of emotion since his death a week ago, aged 90. He had insisted there should be “no ostentatiousness or lavish spending” on the ceremony and …

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Vaccine Famine & its Impact on African Economies

Vaccine Famine & its Impact on African Economies

2022 must be a year where collective global action prioritizes vaccine equity and ensures a shot for all. Omicron has reminded us that there is just no other way to build forward better. By Ahunna Eziakonwa, UN Assistant-Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Bureau for Africa Director. We are about to start a third …

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High Yield Seeds Could Address Food Shortages And Place Africa On Track To Zero Hunger – Experts

By Joyce Chimbi Rahab Munene’s shoe-selling business crumbled at the height of COVID-19 in 2020. She traded the enterprise for a mobile grocery along the Thika Superhighway, Kiambu County. “My son and I buy fruits, vegetables and cereals directly from farmers. This worked very well in the beginning because people did not want to leave their …

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Cool Scheme To Reduce Food Waste In Nigeria

By Busani Bafana Food spoilage forced smallholder farmers out of pocket and out of business – until an entrepreneur came up with a cool idea. Growing up on a farm in Southern Nigeria, Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu observed how smallholder farmers rushed to sell their produce before sunset to avoid spoiling or selling it at give-away prices. Ikegwuonu …

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Empathy And Sympathy: How Migration And Mental Health Are Inseparable

The coronavirus pandemic triggered a worldwide mental-health crisis. This narrative ages almost as quickly as the virus itself but one forgets easily that the psychological minefield by returned migrants was looming long before. The pandemic is not the only test on the psychological immune system of returned migrants, which appears more robust than we would have guessed. When familiar sources of enjoyment evaporate …

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Climate Change: How 1.3 Billion Africans Cause Least But Suffer Most

By Baher Kamal While Africa reportedly causes just 4 percent of global emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) —an acidic colourless gas with a density about 53% higher than that of dry air, causing climate change—, this vast continent, home to over 1.3 billion inhabitants in 52 countries, bears the heaviest brunt of 80 percent of the …

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Migrants’ Take: Learn How Mariam Is Committed To Giving Young Women A Voice Through Art

Country: Guinea While finalizing her first studies at a university in Sierra Leone, Mariam (33) could never have guessed that “Street Art Together” would struck her that much. “Street Art Together” is a new innovative and creative awareness raising activity developed by IOM in West and Central Africa in partnership with Street Art Sans Frontières. As a volunteer for Migrants as Messengers (MaM) in Guinea, Mariam quickly saw the opportunity to create a space for young …

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Johannesburg Mall Prepares For Solar Christmas

Solar plant and solar trees light up popular shopping centre Reverse vending machines enable shoppers to recycle Bumper festive season planned The lights won’t be going out at one Johannesburg mall this festive season. That’s because the popular centre Eastgate in the east rand of Johannesburg has installed a solar plant on its roof. Delivering …

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