Tensions Between White Farmers and Black Population Fuel Fears of Economic Collapse and ‘Civil War’


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Libya’s coast guard rescues 80 African migrants


Libya’s coast guard says it has rescued some 80 African migrants, including four women and two children, and recovered one body in the Mediterranean Sea east of the capital, Tripoli.

Spokesperson Ayoub Gassim said late on Wednesday that the migrants were found on a damaged rubber boat and had remained at sea for around four hours before the coast guard arrived.

He said the migrants were given humanitarian and medical aid, and were handed over to anti-migration authorities.

Libya has emerged as a major transit point to Europe for those fleeing poverty and civil war elsewhere in Africa. Traffickers have exploited Libya’s chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled and later killed a longtime dictator.

Libyan authorities have stepped up efforts to stem the flow of migrants, with European…

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Hurricane season 2018: Atlantic tropical storm forecast predicts fewer cyclones | Weird | News


When Subtropical Storm Alberto passed through the North Atlantic, the cyclone caused ÂŁ37million ($50million) in damage in the Gulf of Mexico.

The storm’s development on May 25 kickstarted the North Atlantic hurricane season a week early.

But a team of scientists believe this is not a sign of things to come.

Weather experts at the University of Arizona (UA) predict hurricane activity this year will likely remain below the average median.

The news will come as a particular relief after the incredibly deadly 2017 hurricane season which left thousands of people dead across the US, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.

The UA researchers are now forecasting a total of four hurricanes and just two major hurricanes.

The forecast falls just below the median since 1980 of seven hurricanes and two major storms.

A…

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EDITORIAL: Black babies, mothers are dying three times as often. Why aren't we outraged?



More doulas should help, but only changes throughout the system can address the high death rate of African-American mothers and their babies.
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African Flour Millers Visit Wheat Harvest


Flour milling executives from Sub-Saharan Africa are in the U.S. plains states to get the latest information about the hard red winter (HRW) wheat harvest, crop quality and value.

 

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW), the U.S. wheat industry’s export market development organization, anticipates new opportunities to export more U.S. hard red winter wheat to these countries. To ensure key wheat buyers in the region get the latest information they need about HRW quality and value, USW brought a team of flour milling executives from Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Liberia to Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas June 11-21, 2018.

 

While in Kansas, the flour millers toured the Grain Craft Wheat Quality Lab in Wichita, the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center and IGP Institute in Manhattan and Cargill…

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Kagame Shares the Secret to African Transformation – KT PRESS


Vice President of Ghana Mahamudu Bawumia of Ghana welcomes President Kagame to Accra, where he will be attending the African Transformation Forum

President Paul Kagame has said that for Africa to reach the desired transformation, it has to invest in its people.

While speaking at the African Transformation Forum (#ATF2018) in Accra, Ghana on Thursday, Kagame defined genuine transformation as a concept that is citizen centred.

“To talk about transformation is to talk about our people and resources that need to be put to good use,” he said.

“We are talking about the management of this resource and the political will and process that must accompany all these actions for us to be where we want to be.”

The President said that there is no more excuse for Africa to not speed up and reach…

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