Countries Commit to Curtailing Mercury

Countries Commit to Curtailing Mercury

INTER PRESS SERVICE With a new international treaty, an increasing number of African countries are committing to phasing out mercury, a significant health and environmental…

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Hospitals Improve in Ebola’s Aftermath

Hospitals Improve in Ebola’s Aftermath

THE WORLD BANK Shirley Kamara, an expectant mother, smiled as she received medical care at C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, 68 kilometers north of Monrovia,…

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Solar-Powered Pumps Change Lives

Solar-Powered Pumps Change Lives

THE WORLD BANK In Tanzania, the 3,600 residents of the village of Gidewari once lived a life of striking irony, trekking more than 8 kilometers each…

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Train Brings Health Care to South Africa’s Poor

Train Brings Health Care to South Africa’s Poor

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE South Africa’s Phelophepa train draws a crowd wherever it goes. The sound of the lumbering 19-car clinic-on-rails signals the arrival of badly needed…

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African States Band Together to Protect Gulf of Guinea

African States Band Together to Protect Gulf of Guinea

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Nineteen African countries have launched a network to tackle piracy, high-seas robbery, kidnappings and human trafficking in the strategically important Gulf of Guinea….

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Park Ranger Wins  Environmental Prize

Park Ranger Wins Environmental Prize

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA A former child soldier in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been awarded an international environmental prize for his work…

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Kenyan Girls Get Bikes for School

Kenyan Girls Get Bikes for School

VOICE OF AMERCA In western Kenya, children often travel great distances to attend school. Now, a program offering bikes to girls is helping them stay…

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Liberian Power Plant Marks End of a Dark Era

Liberian Power Plant Marks End of a Dark Era

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has inaugurated the first turbine of a hydroelectric plant destroyed during the nation’s civil war. “Thank all of…

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African App Aids Citizen Journalists

African App Aids Citizen Journalists

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA A new app called Pocket Reporter is aimed at citizen journalists, community journalists for independent publishers and those who want to…

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South Africa Looks  to Save Penguins

South Africa Looks to Save Penguins

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA In 2001, there were 56,000 pairs of African penguins in South Africa. By 2014, there were just 19,000 pairs. This drastic…

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