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Alert Over Lethal Virus Affecting Popular Tilapia Fish

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, May 29 2017 (IPS) – A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world’s most important fish for human consumption, the United Nations warns, adding that though not a human health risk, Tilapia Lake Virus has large potential impact on global food security and nutrition. 689 more words

The Peoples

At G7 Summit, UN Chief Urges Investment in African Youth

Human Wrongs Watch

At the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 27 May 2017 called world leaders to invest in young people, with stronger investment in technology and relevant education and capacity building in Africa. 432 more words

The Peoples

Waiting for take-off in West Africa

Flying between the West African capitals of Freetown and Banjul should take about an hour. But as the BBC’s Umaru Fofana found out, because of the region’s poor air connections, it can be quicker and easier to fly via Morocco or Belgium, although that could take a day, or even three. 297 more words

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Burundi orders couples to wed amid drive to 'moralise society'

Cohabiting couples in Burundi have until the end of the year to get married or face legal consequences.

The government order comes after President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a campaign “to moralise society”. 59 more words

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Formalising Informal Trade – Good for African Women?

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, May 26 2017 (IPS) – Women constitute the largest share of informal traders in Africa–about 70 per cent in Southern Africa and more than half in other parts of this vast continent made up of 54 states, home to over 1,200 billion people. 961 more words

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‘All Refugees Want to Go Home Someday’ – Melissa Fleming

Human Wrongs Watch

26 May 2017 – “I envy the mountains and the trees and the rocks because they will be able to breathe Daraa’s air and I won’t.” Those were the thoughts going through Doaa Al Zamel, when she and her family reached the Jordanian border. 1,267 more words

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