June 20, 2021

Anti-poachers armed with guns and dogs are battling the illegal rhino trade in Africa. They’re ready to kill for it

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By Hilary Brueck From Business Insider Poaching is on the rise across southern Africa, as more rhino horns, elephant tusks, pangolin, and lion parts are bought and sold on the black market. Civilian anti-poaching forces, armed with guns, helicopters, bulletproof vests, night-vision goggles, and poacher-sniffing dogs are fighting back against poachers. They say this is a war with […]

People with Albinism are being killed for body parts in Malawi

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By Brianna Lynne From Care2 Albinism is a rare condition that results in a person’s body producing little to no melanin pigment. People with the condition may have visual impairment and skin sensitivity. But for people with albinism in Malawi, the condition may also put them at risk of being killed for their body parts. […]

Gadget of the week

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African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect By Jake Bright, Samantha Stein3From TechCrunch Charis Extra Photo A drone revolution is coming to sub-Saharan Africa. Countries across the continent are experimenting with this 21st century technology as a way to leapfrog decades of neglect of 20th century infrastructure. Over the last two […]

Melania Trump in Africa

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Melania Trump carves solo path in Africa visit By AFP From This Is Money UK Melania Trump, who hosted the spouses of foreign leaders during the UN General Assembly, is making her first big solo international trip — to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt Melania Trump leaves Washington — and her husband’s shadow — Monday […]

OP-ED: 30th July – World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

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By Mahimbo Mdoe – UNICEF Representative and Alice H. Shackelford – UN Women Representative After being abducted, two young South Africans, one a 20 year old woman and the other a 14 year old boy, were smuggled across borders and trafficked to Malawi. They were starved and abused both physically and emotionally. Their grandmother who […]

‘I’ve always felt oppressed’: Madonna

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WENN.COM From Toronto Sun Madonna is tired of feeling “oppressed” because she doesn’t conform to society’s expectations of women. The 58-year-old singer, who is known for her raunchy stage antics, says that in spite of her wealth she still feels victimized as a woman due to her rejection of traditional family values. “I’ve always felt […]

Despite African growth, tax dodging widens inequality-report

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By Luke Balleny from Trust.org Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – High economic growth rates in a number of African countries mask widening inequality between a wealthy minority that is growing richer and the poor who, in many cases, are becoming poorer, a new report said. The report by campaign group Tax […]