Month: July 2022

Spain Urges NATO to Address Threats from North Africa

Southern European states including Italy and Spain are urging NATO allies to address threats from North Africa, after the alliance agreed on a new “strategic concept” at its summit last week in Madrid.’Hostile actors’While the war in Ukraine dominates …

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Malawi ‘Exporting’ Nurses Because of Unemployment

Malawi’s National Organization for Nurses and Midwives says about 2,000 nurses will leave the country this year for jobs in Saudi Arabia and the United States. The group says the nurses were forced to take jobs abroad due to high unemployment in Malawi…

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Two UN Peacekeepers Killed in Mali, Several Wounded

At least two U.N. peacekeepers from Egypt are dead and more are wounded after their convoy hit an improvised explosive device Tuesday, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said Tuesday.The explosion hap…

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Nature Hear-Through: All-new Hisense U5120G Soundbar Launches in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — World-renowned electronics manufacturer, Hisense, has recently announced the launch of the newest generation of U5120G Soundbar in South Africa. Available from June 29th at Takealot, Tafelburg, HiFi Corp, and Hirsch’s, the powerful and easy-to-use U5120G Soundbar will retail for R7999 and is expected to be a […]

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Gambia bans timber exports after smuggling fears

BANJUL— The Gambia has suspended all timber exports, following reports the West African state is serving as a transit point for the illegal smuggling of endangered rosewood.“All existing permits issued for the export/re-export of timber are permanently…

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ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions Against Mali

The West African bloc ECOWAS has lifted economic and financial sanctions against Mali’s military government after it vowed to hold elections in February 2024. The move was welcomed by many Malians who have been struggling under the restrictions and the…

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White rhinos return to Mozambique park after 40 years

ZINAVE (Mozambique)— A Mozambican park welcomed its first white rhinos in 40 years after 19 of the threatened animals completed a 1,600-kilometre truck ride from South Africa, conservationists said.The rhinos were reintroduced to Zinave National Park i…

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West African Summit; Coup-hit Neighbors on Agenda

West African leaders attended a summit Sunday as their regional bloc pursues its efforts to resolve the political impasse in the coup-hit nations of Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea.A summit last month of the Economic Community of West African States put …

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