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How it empowers women entrepreneurs in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa

Launched in 2017, the Accelerating Women-Owned Micro Enterprises programme in Southern Africa has equipped more than 2,400 women who own micro-enterprises in Botswana, South Africa, and Namibia with the skills they needed to improve their businesses.  The programme—recently renamed Entrepreneur at the official launch of Phase III on 2 February 2024 in Botswana—engaged trainers in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa to lead workshops on small business Read More.

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First Pan-African Disney+ Series, ‘Iwájú’ to be premiered

Video on demand service Disney+ has collaborated with pan–African studio Kugali Media for a innovative animated series set in futuristic Lagos – Nigeria. The six-episode limited series introduces Tola and Kole navigating a divided society under gang leader Bode’s rule. The series which is expected to premiere globally on February 28 explores themes of class and defiance. The series comes in conjunction with the release of Read More.

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ICJ says Israel must prevent genocide in Gaza

The UN’s top court has ordered Israel to take all measures to prevent genocidal acts in Gaza, but stopped short of telling it to halt the war. The highly anticipated hearing was part of a controversial case brought by South Africa. South Africa had asked the court to order Israel to stop military action straight away pending a decision on whether Israel has committed genocide. Israel Read More.

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UN: Palestinians are dying in hospitals as estimated 60,000

 Palestinians are dying every day in Gaza’s overwhelmed remaining hospitals which can’t deal with the tens of thousands people hurt in Israeli’s military offensive, a U.N. health emergency expert said Wednesday, while a doctor with the International Rescue Committee called the situation in Gaza’s hospitals the most extreme she had ever seen. The two health professionals, who recently left Gaza after weeks working in hospitals there, Read More.

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100 days since Hamas attacked Israel, triggering war in Gaza

One hundred days ago, the previously unthinkable happened in Israel. A state, born out of adversity and war only 75 years ago, woke up to what some have since described as a threat to its very existence. On Saturday night, in Tel Aviv, the events of 7 October were commemorated by thousands of people. Uppermost on the minds of everyone were the around 130 hostages abducted Read More.

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‘Israel is killing us without mercy’: As the fighting in Gaza continues, civilians are starting to lose hope

Since October 7, 2023, an expected 22,000 Palestinians have lost their lives in the midst of Israel’s shelling of Gaza. Most were regular folks. As the contention approaches the finish of its third month, the compassionate circumstance in the territory is crumbling. By far most of inhabitants need food, water and fundamental drugs. Last October 7, crowds of Palestinian assailants raged Israel’s southern networks, slaughtering an Read More.

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Large number of Palestinians escape focal Gaza as Israeli soldiers advance

Israeli tanks progressed profound into a town in the focal Gaza Strip on Thursday following quite a while of steady siege that constrained huge number of currently dislodged Palestinian families to escape in another mass migration. A Palestinian columnist posted pictures of Israeli tanks close to a mosque in a developed area of Bureij, They had evidently progressed from plantations on the eastern edges. Further south, Read More.

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Central Africa Blames Fuel Shortage on Supply Disruptions, Smuggling

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON —Central Africa has, for a really long time, been tormented with intense fuel deficiencies that have smothered provincial financial development, upset neighborhood organizations, and added to rising food costs and social distress. The deficiencies are halfway accused on expanded request combined with disturbances in supply, and on unlawful exchange struggle zones. Authorities in a few Central African states say vehicle proprietors, transporters and motorcyclists Read More.

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COVID-19 Tracker Highlights: India reports 640 new cases, 1 more death; Kerala tops with 265 infections

Amid the resurgence of JN.1 variant, India’s active cases rose on December 22.  The country on December 22 recorded 640 fresh COVID-19 infections while the number of active cases climbed to 2,997 from 2,669 the day before, according to Union health ministry data. The country’s COVID-19 tally now stands at 4.50crore (4,50,07,212). The death toll climbed to 5,33,328 with one more fatality reported from Kerala, the Read More.

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Nigeria: Army drone strike error kills 85 civilians celebrating a Muslim festival

An army drone strike accidentally hit a village in northwestern Nigeria killing dozens of civilians celebrating a Muslim festival, local authorities, the military and residents said on Monday. Nigeria’s armed forces often rely on air strikes in their battle against so-called bandit militias in the northwest and northeast of the country where jihadists have been waging a 14-year conflict. The army did not provide details or Read More.