March 6, 2021

Mali conflict: Macron says 33 ‘terrorists’ killed by French troops

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From BBC French forces have killed 33 militants in an operation in Mali, according to President Emmanuel Macron. Mr Macron made the announcement on a visit to Ivory Coast, where he reiterated France’s commitment to fighting jihadists in the region. It comes weeks after 13 French troops died in a helicopter collision in Mali in the biggest […]

Ebola preparedness in Cayman Islands Update

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Although there are no current reported cases here in the Cayman Islands, local medical personnel and government officials are continuing preparations for the unlikely event of an Ebola (EVD) patient requiring care. In preparation for any threat of Ebola, a total of $2.9 million has been provided to date. This is broken down as: $1.2 […]

UPDATED: 3rd Airline crash in 1 week:

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3rd Airline crash in 1 week: Algeria airliner feared crashed on flight from Burkina Faso/ Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48 UPDATE: Air Algerie AH5017: ‘No survivors’ from crash in Mali From BBC There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande. Mr Hollande […]

Increasingly popular shea butter comes from some of the world’s poorest communities

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From Business Insider The fruit of the shea tree has long been considered sacred by many in Western Africa because of its myriad health benefits. But now growing demand among Western consumers for the fruit, known as “women’s gold” by those who harvest it, is helping improve lives in some of the world’s poorest communities. […]

Sailing for Solar: Bringing workshops to Caribbean communities

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From indiegogo Help us empower coastal Caribbean communities. The solar sailboat will provide workshops & materials for PV modules, solar cookers & phone chargers. Short Summary I am Dr. Richard Komp, a solar scientist, and I have worked since 1977 empowering rural communities around the world through providing both hands-on teaching and resources for solar […]