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Cyclone Kenneth a crisis to humanity – 350Africa

Cyclone Idai

In what looks like an unprecedented turn of events for Mozambique, Cyclone Kenneth is soon expected to hit Tanzania, Mozambique and Comoros, a development that is expected to leave in its wake a humanitarian crisis. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi Cyclone Kenneth comes just a month after Cyclone Idai hit and devastated some countries in ...

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Kebbi partners UNICEF to eliminate open defecation

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu

The Rural Water and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) in Kebbi State in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has developed a road map toward eliminating open deification in the state. Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State The General Manager of RUWASSA, Alhaji Mohammad Yelwa, made this known on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State ...

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AfDB boosts Malawi cyclone response with emergency relief package

Akinwunmi Adesina

Malawi’s recovery and reconstruction plans in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai has received a boost from the African Development Bank (AfDB), which is supporting the country with an emergency relief package and measures to combat the effect of climate change in the Southern African region. AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina Mateus Magala, the bank’s Vice President for Corporate Services and Human ...

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Malaria Day: Sierra Leone, Ghana launch zero malaria campaign

Malaria-anopheles

To commemorate the 2019 World Malaria Day, Ghana and Sierra Leone have announced plans to roll out national zero malaria campaigns as part of efforts to step up the fight against the disease. The malaria-causing anopheles mosquito feeding on a victim RBM Partnership to End Malaria, an NGO, in a statement on Thursday, April 25, 2019 says the campaign is tagged `Zero ...

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Malaria Day: World leaders announce new initiatives to accelerate progress

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Leaders from across the globe on Thursday, April 25, 2019 met in Paris, France to renew commitments and announce new initiatives to accelerate the global movement to end malaria in our lifetime. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images This year’s World Malaria Day seeks to encourage ...

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Kenneth, another tropical cyclone, heads towards Mozambique

Cyclone Idai

A month after a tropical cyclone devastated parts of Mozambique, another is headed towards the southern African country, the UN said on Wednesday. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi Tropical Cyclone Kenneth is expected to impact the Comoros islands on Wednesday and make landfall in Mozambique on Thursday, April 25, 2019 the Office for the Coordination ...

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Climate change group to end London protests, promises ‘more actions’

Climate Protesters

The climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion says it plans to end its London protests on Thursday, April 25, 2019 after 11 days of disruption to traffic by thousands of protesters. Climate activists on the South Bank, London. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA The protesters blocked several major roads in the British capital. “We will leave the physical locations, but a ...

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Oshodi Transport Interchange built to accommodate 820 mass transit buses opened

Oshodi Transport Interchange

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 inaugurated the Oshodi Transport Interchange built to accommodate 820 Mass Transit Buses during a one-day working visit to Lagos State. The Oshodi Transport Interchange The President also inaugurated the Institute of Maternal and Child Health, Ayinke House, Ikeja; Lagos Theatre, Oregun; and Murtala Muhamjed International Airport Road, Ikeja. The President, while giving his ...

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Scientists unveil how snail-fish adapts to deep sea environment

Snail-fish

Chinese scientists have unveiled the mystery of how hadal snail-fish, a typical deep-sea species from the Mariana Trench, could survive the harsh conditions of 7,000 metres under the sea. The snail-fish This is the first-time researchers have revealed the genetic basis of the hadal snail-fish’ adaption to harsh conditions under the sea and the research was published in the journal ...

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Buhari inaugurates 5.7km new-look Lagos Airport Road

Lagos Airport Road

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road, Lagos, to ease gridlock as well as boost Nigeria’s image and dignity. A view of the new-look Lagos Airport Road The president, who unveiled the plaque and cut the tape to inaugurate the project, was accompanied by Governor Ibikunle Amosu of Ogun State, Gov. Ambode of Lagos State, Governor-Elect, ...

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