Ethiopia Sets World Record by Planting 353M Trees in a Day

Ethiopia Sets World Record by Planting 353M Trees in a Day

Reading Time: < 1 minute ADF STAFF In a 12-hour stretch, Ethiopians fanned out across the country and planted 353 million trees. The reforestation campaign known as “Green Legacy” is…

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Tunisia Races to Protect Cultural Sites

Tunisia Races to Protect Cultural Sites

Reading Time: 2 minutes THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Tunisia is making a push to protect its endangered archaeological sites and rich cultural heritage.  These sites often are looted or damaged…

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Kenyan Science Teacher Wins Global Prize

Kenyan Science Teacher Wins Global Prize

Reading Time: < 1 minute THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Kenyan science teacher from a remote village has been named the world’s most outstanding educator and has received a $1 million…

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Can Drought-Proof Maize Save Zimbabwe’s Farmers?

Can Drought-Proof Maize Save Zimbabwe’s Farmers?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers are betting that a new variety of maize can help farmers in Zimbabwe withstand increasing instances of drought. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement…

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Hong Kong Authorities Stop  Rhino Horn Smugglers

Hong Kong Authorities Stop Rhino Horn Smugglers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airport authorities in Hong Kong arrested two men accused of smuggling a record number of rhino horns worth $1 million. The accused smugglers were headed…

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South African Surgeons Make History with 3D Printed Ear Implants

South African Surgeons Make History with 3D Printed Ear Implants

Reading Time: < 1 minute South African surgeons successfully performed the world’s first implant of middle-ear bones that used 3D printed components, a research university said. The technique “may be…

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Egypt, Sudan Join Forces to Secure Border

Egypt, Sudan Join Forces to Secure Border

Reading Time: < 1 minute REUTERS Egypt and Sudan, two countries facing cross-border threats from militias operating in Libya, have agreed to set up joint military patrols along their border….

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Senegal Launches Cyber Security School

Senegal Launches Cyber Security School

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Senegal has inaugurated a cyber security school that aims to strengthen West Africa’s defense against computer hackers and prevent the internet from being…

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U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Somalia Returns

U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Somalia Returns

Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS The United States has re-established a diplomatic presence in Somalia for the first time in nearly 30 years. The Department of…

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‘Doctor Miracle’ Wins Nobel Prize

‘Doctor Miracle’ Wins Nobel Prize

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, they call him “Doctor Miracle” for his surgical skill and dedication to helping…

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