Zimbabwe NGO Sues Government Over Alleged Planned Export of Elephants

A Zimbabwean environmental group is suing the government over purported plans to export elephants to China, which the group says has subjected the animals to unhealthful conditions. In an application to Zimbabwe’s High Court, Advocates4Earth is seeking to prevent the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority from carrying out the transfer. Lenin Tinashe Chisaira, head […]


South African Government Sends Thousands of Soldiers Into Areas of Unrest

The South African government is sending 25,000 soldiers to areas it calls “flashpoints” as it tries to stop violence from spreading across the country. Protests against the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma for contempt of court grew into civil unrest late last week. Mobs have looted and destroyed parts of cities, burning and destroying […]


Sudan Leader Visits Juba, Urges Peace Deal Implementation

Sudan’s vice president visited South Sudan’s capital on Wednesday to reiterate Khartoum’s support for its neighbor and to urge the government and armed groups to fully implement the 2018 peace agreement. After meeting with President Salva Kiir, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, vice president of Sudan’s transitional government, said Sudan will continue to offer its support to […]

Medical/Health Care

COVID-19 Surging in Africa, WHO Warns

The World Health Organization has warned that COVID-19 is gaining ground in Africa, with the death toll jumping 43% in the past week. WHO says the continent recorded 1 million new cases in just one month, with several countries facing shortages of oxygen and beds for patients. Speaking during a virtual press briefing Thursday, Matshidiso […]

Medical/Health Care

Cameroon Says Separatists Disguised as Military Kill, Loot

Cameroonian officials say anglophone rebels are taking a new tack in their fight to break away from the country’s French-speaking-majority. Officials say the separatists have started disguising themselves as military troops to infiltrate villages and launch attacks. In a video widely circulated on social media platforms, including Facebook and WhatsApp, a group of 10 men […]

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Sweegen’s Bestevia® Rebaudioside M Approved in Europe

Forging the future with better sugar reduction solutions for food and beverages in the region. Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., July 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sweegen’s footprint in Europe became stronger after the European Union Commission published its approval of Sweegen’s non-GMO Signature Bestevia Rebaudioside M (Reb M) for use in food and beverages. The […]