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Google Translate adds 10 new African languages

Global tech giant Google has added 24 new languages spoken by more than 300 million people to its Google Translate platform. Ten of the new additions are in Africa, including Lingala - Democratic Republic of Congo, Twi - Ghana and Tigrinya - Eritrea. "For years, Google Translate has helped break down language barriers and connect communities all over the world," the US-based company said. This new addition is aimed at […]

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A Ghanaian company makes wine from cocoa

Cocoa has been Ghana's main commercial crop for several decades. And although the West African country is the second largest cocoa producer and exporter in the world, some are still looking into different ways to exploit it. Such as Dr Harrison Adjimah who uses cocoa and other local raw materials in his wines. The senior lecturer conducts an entrepreneurship programme to encourage students to be innovative which allows him to demonstrates the potential […]

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Sudanese protests against military rule persist

Sudanese demonstrators are back on the streets to protest against the military in power and ask for the implementation of a civil government. Large crowds could be seen around the presidential palace in Khartoum responding to calls from several dissident groups on May 12. This is the most important turnout since the holy month of Ramadan. "All we are asking now is for the military council to step down and hand the […]

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CAR: Call for justice on 8th anniversary of French journalist’s murder

French photojournalist Camille Lepage, 26, was killed while covering the deteriorating situation in the Central African Republic Monday May 12, 2014. 8 years after the death of French journalist Camille Lepage, NGO Reporters without borders denounced on Wednesday investigations that made no headway. The Central African Republic and France opened investigations following the killing in a shoot-out between rival militia of the photojournalist. NGO Reporters without borders regretted that some […]

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Algeria receives Russia FM Sergei Lavrov as EU continues search for alternative gas

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited gas-producing ally Algeria for talks Tuesday as Europe jockeys to secure alternative energy supplies in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Algeria is a major gas supplier to Europe, providing 11 percent of its imports, compared with 47 percent from Russia. Algiers abstained when the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution in March demanding Russia immediately withdraw from Ukraine. "We very much […]

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Earth given 50-50 chance of hitting key warming mark by 2026

The world is creeping closer to the warming threshold international agreements are trying to prevent, with nearly a 50-50 chance that Earth will temporarily hit that temperature mark within the next five years, teams of meteorologists across the globe predicted. With human-made climate change continuing, there's a 48% chance that the globe will reach a yearly average of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels of the late 1800s at least once […]

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Zimbabwe government under fire for suspending bank credit

  The Zimbabwean government has come under fire since Saturday for imposing a freeze on bank lending. Stakeholders in the business sector on Monday warned that the move will encourage the development of a shadow banking system and jeopardise the country's economic recovery. President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday ordered banks to suspend their lending activities as part of a plan to revive a country overwhelmed by soaring inflation driven by […]

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Vigils in West Bank for killed Al Jazeera journalist

A journalist for Al Jazeera was shot and killed while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday. The broadcaster and a reporter who was wounded in the incident blamed Israeli forces, who said they were investigating. Sherine Abu Akleh, a well-known Palestinian female reporter for the broadcaster's Arabic language channel, was shot and died soon afterward. Ali Samoudi, another Palestinian journalist, was hospitalized […]

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Basketball Africa League aims for post-pandemic success

After the first season marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Basketball Africa League (BAL) began on solid ground. First in Dakar and then in Cairo. The two elimination tournaments already began on a high note. The final phase will be held in Kigali, Rwanda. "The feedback we have received after these two stages are very positive and then a lot of commitment at the level of supporters, everyone. Matches are […]

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Main Senegalese opposition coalitions unite ahead of parliamentary elections

The Yewwi Askan Wi coalition of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko and the Wallu Sénégal coalition of former president Abdoulaye Wade decided to unite in order to win the next parliamentary elections. In 2017, the coalition backed by president Macky Sall won 125 seats out of the 165. After rounds of negotiations and discussions, the main Senegalese opposition groups sealed an unprecedented deal earlier this week. The Yewwi Askan Wi coalition […]

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