France says its army killed al Qaeda’s North Africa chief – News

France said its military forces have killed al Qaeda’s North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reuters Follow Reuters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Reuters … Read more France says its army killed al Qaeda’s North Africa chief – News

Cry Freedom | “Why Do You Call Yourselves White?”

Denzel Washington plays black activist Steve Biko in the Apartheid drama Cry Freedom—but his words still carry resonance today. Listen to him speak on Black Consciousness and challenge institutional oppression. Buy/Rent Cry Freedom! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cry-Freedom-Josette-Simon/dp/B000I9VOA8/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/cry-freedom/id281653082 YouTube Movies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH_3hbUPgzY Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Cry_Freedom?id=WH_3hbUPgzY&hl=en_US Fandango Now: https://www.fandangonow.com/details/1MV43c929c5667534ea619d7eead4724b0f VUDU: https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/Cry-Freedom/4906 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: https://www.uphe.com/movies/cry-freedom Synopsis: The … Read more Cry Freedom | “Why Do You Call Yourselves White?”

Locust swarms destroy crops across India – BBC News

Swarms of locusts are causing havoc in agricultural areas in several parts of India. A single swarm can contain as many as 80 million of the insects and they have destroyed both crops and livelihoods in northern and central states. Officials are trying to see if spraying chemicals on crops will help deter the insects, … Read more Locust swarms destroy crops across India – BBC News

Mali protesters slam gov’t over growing conflict, violence

In Mali, police have fired at protesters, after tens of thousands gathered in the capital calling for the president to resign. Demonstrators say Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his government have failed to tackle a worsening security situation. It comes as France said it had killed the leader of Al Qaeda in North Africa. Al Jazeera’s … Read more Mali protesters slam gov’t over growing conflict, violence

French forces kill al Qaeda’s North Africa chief in Mali

French forces have killed the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Algerian Abdelmalek Droukdel, in northern Mali, France’s defence minister said. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow … Read more French forces kill al Qaeda’s North Africa chief in Mali

World Environment Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (5 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Mediation Board – COVID-19/Central America – Security Council/Sahel – Peacekeeping – Human Rights/Democratic Republic of the Congo – COVID-19/Panama – COVID-19/Afghanistan – World Environment Day – International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing MEDIATION BOARD The Secretary-General this morning spoke … Read more World Environment Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (5 June 2020)

Are African Countries Winning Against Coronavirus?

Africa as a regional block has just 1.5% of the world’s reported cases of Covid-19, and less than 0.1%of the world’s deaths, the World Health Organization said on May 25. Does this mean African nations – bar a few exceptions – are successfully containing the coronvirus or is a dearth of testing in some areas, … Read more Are African Countries Winning Against Coronavirus?

South Africa dehorns rhinos to prevent poaching

South Africa has dehorned dozens of rhinos in three popular game parks, aiming to prevent armed poachers taking advantage of the post-COVID-19 crash in tourism to kill them for their horns. Soraya Ali reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy … Read more South Africa dehorns rhinos to prevent poaching

African countries see ‘few cases’ but ‘few tests’ have been done

As the coronavirus pandemic seems to be calming down in much of Europe and accelerating in South America, Africa has not seen an explosion as many had feared, although there are rising concerns that millions are not counted as being contaminated and do not have access to the health care systems as a result into … Read more African countries see ‘few cases’ but ‘few tests’ have been done

Africa’s Sahel region becomes latest battleground for jihadist groups

The Sahel region of Africa, which includes Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, is an area greatly affected by jihadist militants. Many assume that these groups, notably affiliates of al-Qaeda and the so called Islamic State group, cooperate with each other, but a new article published by the Center for Global Policy in Washington, DC, argues that this is no longer the … Read more Africa’s Sahel region becomes latest battleground for jihadist groups

Vaccines alliance raises $8.8bn for global immunisation plans

The vaccines alliance has raised $8.8bn for global immunisation plans, exceeding its target. Gavi is raising the money to restart routine immunisations for preventable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. The immunisations have been put on hold due to the coronavirus crisis, putting millions of children at risk. Al Jazeera’s Charlie Angela has more. – … Read more Vaccines alliance raises $8.8bn for global immunisation plans

Coronavirus: After The Pandemic – How science and medicine will change

As part of a series of special programmes on life after the pandemic, experts discuss how science and medicine can keep this from happening again – and whether a vaccine will ever be found. Director of the Wellcome Trust Sir Jeremy Farrar, former USDA commissioner Dr Margaret Hamburg, director of the Africa Centres for Disease … Read more Coronavirus: After The Pandemic – How science and medicine will change

French court approves transfer of Rwandan genocide suspect to UN tribunal

In tonight’s edition: A French court approved the extradition of Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga to a United Nations tribunal. In South Africa, lockdown restrictions have been ruled ‘irrational’ and unconstitutional. And bloggers in Burundi take over to spread awareness angainst Covid 19. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the … Read more French court approves transfer of Rwandan genocide suspect to UN tribunal

George Floyd killing: Nairobi residents protest police brutality

In tonight’s edition: Kenyans protesting against the police killing an unarmed black man in the US also speak out against the number of Africans who have dies during security forces’ heavy handed enforcement of coronavirus curfews. In DR Congo churches are finding new ways to communicate with worshippers in order to practice their faith. And finally … Read more George Floyd killing: Nairobi residents protest police brutality