International response needed to combat East Africa’s locust outbreak

China.org.cn The locust outbreak plaguing East Africa calls for a concerted international response as the most dreaded insects devour millions of hectares of vegetation in their cross-border migration, exacerbating the already fragile food security situation in the region. The desert locust, which can travel 150 km in a single day, is deemed the most devastating of locusts.  A small swarm covering one square km can eat the same amount of food as 35,000 people in a day, said the…

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Former Egypt president Hosni Mubarak dies aged 91

BBC News Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak — ousted by the military in 2011 — has died in Cairo at the age of 91, Egyptian state news confirmed on Tuesday Al-Watan website reported that Mubarak, who underwent surgery in late January and was photographed with his grandson as he recovered, died at a military hospital. On Saturday, however, Mubarak’s son Alaa said that the former president remained in intensive care.  Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular…

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Real Madrid spoil Gareth Bale’s move to China

SuperSport.com Real Madrid’s last-minute decision to insist on a transfer fee ended the club’s hopes of offloading Welsh winger Gareth Bale to Jiangsu Suning, the Chinese Super League side’s head coach Cosmin Olaroiu said. Bale, who joined Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a then-record fee of 100 million euros, was heavily linked with a move to Jiangsu throughout last year’s summer transfer window after falling down the pecking order at the La Liga side under Zinedine Zidane….

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Gabadinho, his coach win monthly Absa Premiership accolades

By SuperSport Orlando Pirates’ in-form striker Gabadinho Mhango and his coach Josef Zinnbauer and scooped the South African Absa Premiership Player and Coach of the Month awards for January 2020. The Buccaneers went unbeaten throughout January thanks, partly, to the six goals in five matches from striker Gabadinho. The Malawian kicked off the month with a hattrick away to Polokwane City and then secured wins over champions Sundowns and Highlands Park respectively.  His terrific scoring form in January has…

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Kagame speaks out on ministers who resigned

By Edmund Kagire, ktpress.rw Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has spoken out for the first time about 3 ministers who recently resigned from their positions, attributing their actions to misconduct and bad behaviors which should be unheard of from leaders. Speaking at the opening of 17th National Leadership Retreat, Umwiherero, Kagame blamed fellow leaders for condoning bad behaviors from other leaders which they are aware of but take no action whatsoever. On the case of Evode Uwizeyimana, the former Minister…

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South Africa, world commemorate 30th Anniversary of Mandela’s release

SAnews.gov.za Many people across the globe on Tuesday remembering the day in which former President Nelson Mandela raised his fist in the air as he made his way out of the Victor Verster prison, in a move that would alter the history of South Africa. Tuesday, the world vividly remembers the iconic photograph of a grey haired Mandela dressed in a dark suit, crisp white shirt and tie, arm-in-arm with Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, as they emerged from the Paarl…

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Brazil legend Pele ’embarrassed’ to leave house because of ill health

By BBC Legendary Brazil forward Pele is reluctant to leave his house because he cannot walk unaided, his son has said. The three-time World Cup winner, widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, was taken to hospital with a urinary infection last year. Pele, 79, has had problems with his hip for some time and now needs a frame to walk, with many of his recent public appearances in a wheelchair. “He is very sheepish, reclusive,” his…

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Oman’s senior journalist Dr Ahmed Siddiqui pleads for more women’s empowerment

By Duncan Mlanjira Express’ foreign correspondent, Dr. Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui, believes that governments of the world need to cut down spending on weapons of mass destruction but instead they channel such resources in providing healthcare and medicines, especially for women and children. Dr Ahmed Siddiqui said this when he was interviewed by renowned British radio host Adam Cole, for The Radio Oman FM English, as a recognition of this senior journalist and political analyst’s tenacious coverage of cancer associated…

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Sultanate of Oman shows solidarity with Capital of Palestine Al Quds by issuing a postal stamp

By Dr Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui The Sultanate of Oman’s Oman Post has launched a new stamp, Al Quds – Capital of Palestine, which is seen as a show of solidarity with Palestine and a homage to one of the Arab and Islamic world’s most sacred cities.  This is as per the collaboration with the Arab Permanent Postal Commission, established by the Arab League in 1954. The stamp represents the Arab world’s support for the Palestinian cause. The stamp available…

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala dies aged 78

Mirror.co.uk Joseph Shabalala, best known for founding and directing the world-famous South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and came to Western fame for its work on Paul Simon’s Graceland album, died on Tuesday at the age of 78. The musician, who also was famous in the 1990’s Heinz beans adverts, died in a hospital in Pretoria, the South Africa Government confirmed the sad news in a condolence tweet. “We would like to extend our condolences on the passing…

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