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‘Octopus Teacher’ Lets Filmmaker Into Secret World

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – South African nature filmmaker Craig Foster was burned out. He had lost his passion for working on documentaries such as “Blue Planet 2.” To re-energize, he started free diving without an oxygen tank or wet suit near in the chilly waters off the Western Cape, where he’d grown up. The

West and Central Africa: Market Update for Agricultural & food products, Bulletin of July 2020

Higlights • In June 2020,the markets in the region were marked by a relative stability in prices of basic foodstuffs compared to the previous month. Price variations hardly exceeded 5% in the region’s markets, with the exception of Nigeria where an increase of + 15% was recorded in some markets. Overall, the anticipated stock-outs, recorded

UN Faces Many Challenges as It Prepares to Mark 75th Anniversary

GENEVA – Preparations for the observation of the United Nations’ 75th anniversary are underway as the world body’s ability to maintain global peace and security appears ever more tenuous. The United Nations was founded in the aftermath of World War…

South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi Crowned Miss Universe 2019

ATLANDA, GA. – South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019, giving the country its second title in in three years in a pageant that also saw strong showings from contestants from Puerto Rico and Mexico. Tunzi, a 26-ye…

South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi Crowned Miss Universe 2019

ATLANDA, GA. – South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019, giving the country its second title in in three years in a pageant that also saw strong showings from contestants from Puerto Rico and Mexico. Tunzi, a 26-ye…

When Did You Last See an African Video Game Hero?

NAIROBI – What’s wrong with being a plucky hero running from demon monkeys or a glamorous model in dress up games? Players too often get sucked into worlds full of violence and unhealthy body images, according to Jay Shapiro, co-founder of Kenya-based …

South African president launches campaign against gender-based violence

LEPHALALE (Limpopo), South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday launched a campaign to curb femicide and attacks against women, urging men to change their sexist and patriarchal attitudes.The mindset is fuelling gender violence in South Africa, …

South African president launches campaign against gender-based violence

LEPHALALE (Limpopo), South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday launched a campaign to curb femicide and attacks against women, urging men to change their sexist and patriarchal attitudes.The mindset is fuelling gender violence in South Africa, …

Hundreds of Migrants in Libya Flee Detention, Cite Hunger

PARIS – Hundreds of migrants have fled a detention center in coastal Libya and crowded overnight around a U.N. facility, saying they were denied food for weeks. Around 450 people left Abu Salim detention center late Tuesday. Two of the migrants, as wel…