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UN to promote Kiswahili language

Kiswahili widely spoken in the Eastern African region, has received more recognition across the continent in recent years Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said that it will promote the Kiswahili language in order to boost African unity. “We are also promoting Kiswahili …

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Decolonising the academy in Africa

Nigerian historian and thinker Toyin Falola speaks to Olayinka Oyegbile Nigerian intellectual and historian Toyin Falola’s latest book is called `Decolonizing African Studies: Knowledge Production, Agency, and Voice’. It sets out to respond to the urgent need to eliminate the vestiges of colonialism (the domination of foreign powers) in the …

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Air pollution in Africa

It presents a risk of premature death in fast-growing cities NEWS ANALYSIS | KARN VOHRA & ELOISE MARAIS | Ten more African cities have signed on to the C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration to improve air quality. C40 is an international group of mayors collaborating to make cities more environmentally …

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Africa battling shortage of health workers: Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa does not have enough health workers to meet the needs of its population, according to a new study. The study which was published in the British Medical Journal surveyed health workforce in 47 countries between January 2018 and April 2019. The findings show that …

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Eight African countries report confirmed monkeypox cases: WHO

Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | Eight African countries have so far reported confirmed monkeypox cases, with several more countries reporting suspected cases, announced the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti. At an online media briefing held on Thursday, Moeti said that with nearly 1,900 confirmed monkeypox cases …

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