Daily Archives: August 27, 2021

COVID Pandemic Dampens Africa’s Economic Growth

Three years ago, nearly every country in Africa agreed to be part of a continental free trade area intended to lower tariffs and boost economies. But the agreement has yet to be fully implemented because of restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pand…

De Beers, National Geographic Form Partnership to Protect Botswana’s Okavango Delta

Mining giant De Beers and the National Geographic Society have announced a partnership to protect the waters and endangered animals of Botswana’s iconic Okavango Delta. The vast UNESCO World Heritage wetland is threatened by climate change and agricul…

3 Groups of Students Freed in Nigeria in 24 Hours

Authorities in northern Nigeria announced three separate groups of kidnapped students were freed within 24 hours, prompting speculation late Friday that large ransoms had been paid to the gunmen blamed for a spate of recent abductions.Among those now f…