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Pedal power: Zambia's female farmers go further by bike – in pictures

Pedal power: Zambia's female farmers go further by bike – in pictures

A bicycle scheme is shaving hours off long journeys to get milk fresh to market, boosting women’s incomes and benefiting their whole communityAll photographs by Simon Davis/Unfold Stories Continue

Warring parties resume ceasefire talks in Libya, UN says

Military talks on a ceasefire in Libya resumed Wednesday, the United Nations announced, welcoming it as a "positive" first step.
There’s No Home Remedy for Coronavirus Lies

There’s No Home Remedy for Coronavirus Lies

My fellow Somali-Americans are being taken in by anti-vaccine disinformation.
The Gambia demands US investigation into police killing of citizen in Atlanta

The Gambia demands US investigation into police killing of citizen in Atlanta

Shooting of Lamin Sisay, son of former UN diplomat, last week prompts outrage as family and friends reject police version of eventsThe Gambia has the US investigate the police killing one of its

French court agrees to transfer Rwanda genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga to UN tribunal

A French court on Wednesday ordered Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga be handed over to a United Nations tribunal for trial.
D.R. Congo Confirms Second Simultaneous Ebola Outbreak

D.R. Congo Confirms Second Simultaneous Ebola Outbreak

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have confirmed a new outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the country's northwest, Voice of America (VOA) reported on Monday.
Waves of ‘bandit’ massacres rupture rural life in north-west Nigeria

Waves of ‘bandit’ massacres rupture rural life in north-west Nigeria

Last week more than 70 died in violence fuelled by poverty, ethnic divisions and competition for landIn the morning, reassurance, in the evening, another mass killing. When the governor for Sokoto
Brazil poised to overtake Italy as country with third-highest death toll – as it happened

Brazil poised to overtake Italy as country with third-highest death toll – as it happened

Sweden death rate now higher than France; Pakistan records largest single day rise in new infections; global deaths pass 380,000. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog

South Africa’s long-standing alcohol abuse problem reemerged a day after lifting a lockdown ban

South Africa, Sri Lanka, Botswana and Panama, were the only four countries in the world to implement a national ban on alcohol sales during lockdown
Six elephants killed in one day by poachers in Ethiopia

Six elephants killed in one day by poachers in Ethiopia

The deaths in Mago National Park are unprecedented, say officialsPoachers have killed at least six elephants in a single day in Ethiopia, wildlife officials said on Tuesday, the largest such slaughter
Rape and murder of student in church sparks outrage across Nigeria

Rape and murder of student in church sparks outrage across Nigeria

Brutality of 22-year-old Vera Uwaila Omozuwa’s killing has shocked the country amid a chorus of demands for justiceVera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 22-year-old microbiology student, sought the quiet of her
'The water will come back': why Kenya's struggle against flooding is far from over

'The water will come back': why Kenya's struggle against flooding is far from over

Record-breaking rainfall has devastated communities – and with thousands displaced and more rain predicted the picture is bleakUsing a short piece of nylon line with a hook at one end and a long thin
Football pitch-sized area of tropical rainforest lost every six seconds

Football pitch-sized area of tropical rainforest lost every six seconds

Report also warns Australia will experience more extreme fire seasons due to climate crisisThe amount of pristine tropical rainforest lost across the globe increased last year, as the equivalent of a
Many low-income countries are successfully handling COVID-19, but biased reporting hasn’t covered it

Many low-income countries are successfully handling COVID-19, but biased reporting hasn’t covered it

by Divya K Chhabra, M.D.With the pandemic hitting countries regardless of gross domestic product, COVID-19 is front and center in our lives, and thus, our newsfeeds. Given financial pressures to
New Ebola Outbreak in Congo, Already Hit by Measles and Coronavirus

New Ebola Outbreak in Congo, Already Hit by Measles and Coronavirus

Five people have died in Mbandaka, a western city more than 750 miles away from another Ebola outbreak in the country. It is unclear how the disease emerged in the city during lockdown.
China Declares ‘All Lives Matter,’ Forgetting the Woke Consider It a Racist Slogan

China Declares ‘All Lives Matter,’ Forgetting the Woke Consider It a Racist Slogan

In its frantic efforts to score political points off the riots hammering American cities, the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday declared, “all lives matter” -- apparently unaware that the woke Left

Jihadists launch deadly attack on Niger refugee camp, UN says

Jihadists carried out a coordinated attack on a camp housing thousands of Malian refugees in western Niger, killing three civilians, abducting a guard and sabotaging the water supply, the United

DR Congo declares new Ebola outbreak

Democratic Republic of Congo declared a new Ebola epidemic on Monday in the western city of Mbandaka, more than 1,000 km (620 miles) away from an ongoing outbreak of the same deadly virus in the east.
Africa Roundup: DHL invests in MallforAfrica, Zipline launches in US, Novastar raises $200M

Africa Roundup: DHL invests in MallforAfrica, Zipline launches in US, Novastar raises $200M

Events in May offered support to the thesis that Africa can incubate tech with global application. Two startups that developed their business models on the continent — MallforAfrica and Zipline — were
‘Many girls have been cut’: how global school closures left children at risk

‘Many girls have been cut’: how global school closures left children at risk

Covid-19 lockdown made children vulnerable to abuses including FGM and child marriage say NGOs, as schools in England prepare to reopenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus