Africa

Heather Knight calls on batters to step up as England bid to get World Cup back on track

1 hour ago   |   The Independent

Knight's side were beaten by six wickets in their tournament opener against South Africa on Sunday
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Swarms of locusts have destroyed 170,000 acres of crops in East Africa - and local farmers are nearly helpless to stop it

Swarms of locusts have destroyed 170,000 acres of crops in East Africa - and local farmers are nearly helpless to stop it

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Locust swarms are wiping out crops in East Africa, where millions of people already struggle to obtain healthy food. A swarm can eat enough food in one day to feed 34 million...
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'No justice' for Tanzanian journalist freed after seven months in jail

1 hour ago   |   The Guardian

Erick Kabendera, a known critic of the government, faces steep fine after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges in case widely seen as part of President Magufuli's media...
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Laughter is the sign of a strong team - and a trustworthy leader

Laughter is the sign of a strong team - and a trustworthy leader

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Bruce Daisley was previously Twitter's most senior employee outside of the United States in his role of vice president across Europe, Middle East, and Africa; he joined the...
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Hosni Mubarak obituary

2 hours ago   |   The Guardian   |   6 articles

Ruthless autocrat who hung on to power in Egypt for more than 30 years Hosni Mubarak, who has died aged 91, was a stubborn and uninspiring dictator who clung to power as...
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East Africa's huge locust outbreak now spreads to Congo

2 hours ago   |   Belfast telegraph

A small group of desert locusts has entered Congo, marking the first time they have been seen in the Central African country since 1944 as parts of East Africa battle swarms of...
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The contraceptive helping refugee women plan their families

3 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Instead of becoming ‘factories for babies', women who've fled South Sudan to Uganda are trying new options for managing their reproductive health Christine Lamwaka and her...
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IPL ideal preparation for T20 World Cup, says England star Jos Buttler

IPL ideal preparation for T20 World Cup, says England star Jos Buttler

3 hours ago   |   Metro

Jos Buttler believes the IPL is ideal preparation for the T20 World Cup England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler insists playing in the Indian Premier League will be ideal...
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Meet the cast of BBC One's Noughts and Crosses

Meet the cast of BBC One's Noughts and Crosses

4 hours ago   |   Radio Times   |   3 articles

BBC One's ambitious new drama Noughts and Crosses brings Malorie Blackman's prolific young adult novels into live action for the first time. The series is set in an alternate...
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Locust plague: Threat to Africa emerges as swarms of Desert Locust breed in the millions

Locust plague: Threat to Africa emerges as swarms of Desert Locust breed in the millions

4 hours ago   |   Daily Express

LOCUST swarms have invaded the Horn of Africa and the Middle East with millions of hungry insects breeding at alarming rates, the United Nations has warned.
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Former Liberal leader David Steel quits House of Lords after damning child...

Former Liberal leader David Steel quits House of Lords after damning child abuse inquiry

Former Liberal leader David Steel has quit the House of Lords after being condemned by a child abuse inquiry for failing to alert authorities about the actions of paedophile MP... Read more ...

1,000 tourists on a Spanish island are quarantined in their hotel after one...

1,000 tourists on a Spanish island are quarantined in their hotel after one of them tested positive for coronavirus

An Italian tourist on the Spanish island of Tenerife has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been isolated, according to Spanish health authorities . The 1,000 people... Read more ...

Tesco to cut 1,800 jobs in shake-up of in-store bakeries

Tesco to cut 1,800 jobs in shake-up of in-store bakeries

Tesco plans to cut more than 1,800 jobs as part of changes to the supermarket's in-store bakeries. Read more ...

Man Utd chief Ed Woodward tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer what he must do to keep job

Man Utd chief Ed Woodward tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer what he must do to keep job

Ed Woodward wants Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to win trophies by playing attractive football. Read more ...

BREAKING Westminster child sex abuse report gives damning verdict on decades...

BREAKING Westminster child sex abuse report gives damning verdict on decades of cover-up

Westminster figures turned a "blind eye" to repeated allegations of paedophilia, the Independent Inquiry on Child Sexual Abuse has found - thanks to a "political culture which... Read more ...

Gary Neville believes Mohamed Salah is using Liverpool as a 'stepping stone'

Gary Neville believes Mohamed Salah is using Liverpool as a 'stepping stone'

Gary Neville believes Mohamed Salah is using Liverpool as a 'stepping stone' to reach the 'pinnacle' of football at Barcelona or Real Madrid. Read more ...

Janet Street Porter, 73, had sex with lodger instead of charging rent

Janet Street Porter, 73, had sex with lodger instead of charging rent

Janet Street Porter shocked her Loose Women co-hosts by admitting she used to have sex with her lodger instead of charging him rent. Read more ...

Tesco blames lower demand for loaves of bread as it cuts 1,800 bakery jobs

Tesco blames lower demand for loaves of bread as it cuts 1,800 bakery jobs

Tesco plans to cut more than 1,800 jobs in its in-store bakeries as it responds to lower demand for traditional loaves of bread. Read more ...

Pregnant Chloe Goodman announces engagement to Grant Hall after helping him...

Pregnant Chloe Goodman announces engagement to Grant Hall after helping him through mental health struggles

Pregnant Chloe Goodman is now engaged to partner Grant Hall Celebrity Big Brother star Chloe Goodman is engaged to her footballer partner Grant Hall, who she met at a ‘really... Read more ...

Zinedine Zidane admits he is unsure if Eden Hazard will play again this season

Zinedine Zidane admits he is unsure if Eden Hazard will play again this season

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has this afternoon admitted that he may not be able to call on the services of Eden Hazard again this season. Hazard joins Madrid Following... Read more ...