Latest News July 4, 2015
July 4, 2015
news From All Africa
- Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe Says VPs Consult Her, Hints At 'Takeover'
[News24Wire] Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe could be once again perceived to be pushing for power when her husband dies or retires, after she made claims that she works closely with President Robert Mugabe’s two deputies.
- Africa: Forget G7, the World Needs New Alliance to Lead It in 21st Century
[The Conversation Africa] After the Group of 7’s (G7) annual meeting in Germany – and with the world ready to adopt a new development agenda – it is crucial to ask whether the type of global leadership that has dominated the 20th century is fit for the challenges of the 21st.
- Africa: Poor Health Systems Hamper Fight Against Tropical Diseases
[SciDev.Net] Many developing countries still lack the infrastructure to dispense drugs against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), with up to US$300 million a year needed to address this, according to a report.
- Tanzania: Gov't Gives Free Land to Coax Flood Victims From Disaster Zones
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dar es Salaam -The short video that Matilda Kasele plays on her phone shows water rushing into her house, submerging all her belongings.
- Kenya: 10 Things You Need to Know About Genital Cutting
[The Star] Nigeria recently banned female genital cutting or female genital mutilation (FGC/FGM). That is a huge step forward for women’s rights. But what is FGC? And what does the situation look like elsewhere?
- Africa: How Plants Respond to Drought Provides Insights Into Climate Change Survival
[The Conversation Africa] Globally, droughts have had a negative impact on many plant species. This has led to much higher rates of mortality than usual. Understanding how different species are likely to respond to drought is crucial to accurately predicting the impact of future climate change on plant communities.
- Africa: Could Africa Blaze the Trail on Climate?
[SAIIA] Ahead of the UN Conference of Parties (COP 21) meeting in December 2015, which it is hoped will deliver a universal, legally binding climate agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol by 2020, Paris is hosting an International Scientific Conference (ISC) from 7-10 July.
- Africa: What Stone Tools Found at Southern Tip Tell Us About the Human Story
[The Conversation Africa] Stone tools. Our ancestors made them, some people still make them, and many species of extinct humans made them too. For more than three million years, fractured pieces of hard rock provided past people with a means to extract their livelihood from the environment.
- Somalia: Counterfeit Medicine Endangering Somali Lives
[Al Jazeera] Mogadishu -Unlicensed clinics and pharmacies with unqualified staff have been dispensing counterfeit and expired medicines that are making people sick and endangering the lives of Somalis.
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