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Stop The Wildlife Trade: One of Africa's largest nature reserves and home to four pangolin species expands its protection

15 hours ago   |   The Independent

The Central African Republic's Chinko basin, an area twice the size of Massachusetts, is a biodiversity hotspot that has been targeted by militarised poachers
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'I want my kids back': how overseas adoptions splinter Uganda's families

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Birth mother's legal battle to bring back son from US highlights flaws in system that allows children to be taken abroad When Mugalu* was adopted, his birth family says they...
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Ethiopia's security forces accused of torture, evictions and killings - report

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Prime minister Abiy Ahmed has been lauded for his democratic reforms. But Amnesty International are now urging him to investigate allegations of serious human rights abuses...
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Global report: France to ease Covid-19 travel restrictions and open restaurants

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Lockdown returns to Seoul; Donald Trump calls 100,000 US deaths ‘very sad'; community transmissions rise in Ethiopia Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus...
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Commission, Global Citizen and celebs launch second corona response

1 day ago   |   Politico

The European Commission doesn't need Donald Trump. It has Miley Cyrus. The U.S. president hasn't joined the EU's global fundraising drive to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but...
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Moscow is painting over the Russian markings on its jet fighters and sending them to fight a proxy war against Turkey in Libya

Moscow is painting over the Russian markings on its jet fighters and sending them to fight a proxy war against Turkey in Libya

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Russia is shipping fighter jets to anti-government forces in Libya. En route via Syria, they are being repainted to hide their original Russian markings. It's a brazen move...
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Hotel general managers share what it's been like to ride out the pandemic at 3 very different resorts, from a private island in the Caribbean to a wilderness lodge in South Africa

Hotel general managers share what it's been like to ride out the pandemic at 3 very different resorts, from a private island in the Caribbean to a wilderness lodge in South Africa

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

As would-be travelers returned home amidst the coronavirus pandemic, hotel general managers remained on their properties. Business Insider spoke to three general managers who...
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Look inside the 'livable art' hideaway designed by Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei as an upstate New York vacation home for one of his collectors

Look inside the 'livable art' hideaway designed by Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei as an upstate New York vacation home for one of his collectors

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is best known for his politically charged works like " Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn " and " Sunflower Seeds ." One of his lesser-known works...
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African ATMs to run software developed by Fife fintech Renovite Technologies

2 days ago   |   The Courier

A Fife fintech has landed a major contract to provide software for a new ATM network being installed in Africa.
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'I realised my body was burning': police brutality in Uganda lockdown

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

Street vendor Alanyo Joyce says she was about to close her fried chicken stall for curfew when an official kicked a pan of boiling oil over her Coronavirus - latest updates See...
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BBC complaints soar to 40,000 as fury at Emily Maitlis' Cumiings rant...

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Predator drone usually used for tracking and killing terrorists is flown...

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Donald Trump says US is 'terminating' its relationship with the World Health...

Donald Trump says US is 'terminating' its relationship with the World Health Organisation

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SpaceX's latest Starship rocket prototype just exploded during an engine test

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SpaceX's fourth Starship prototype was destroyed during a test launch on Friday in Texas. The three previous prototypes were destroyed through fueling issues. Tomorrow, through... Read more ...

Trump announces he's 'terminating' the US relationship with the World Health...

Trump announces he's 'terminating' the US relationship with the World Health Organization

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Trump claims his 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts' remarks...

Trump claims his 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts' remarks weren't a call to violence but instead a 'fact'

President Trump attempted to clarify his early Friday morning tweet that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts," writing on Friday afternoon that the controversial... Read more ...