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via voanews08/04/2020

UN Ratifies First Unanimous Treaty on Child Labor - Voice of America

A global treaty sponsored by the U.N. International Labor Organization (ILO) calling for greater protection for children against sexual exploitation, forced labor and armed conflict was signed Tuesday by all member nations in the international forum. Tonga, an island nation located in the Pacific, approved the treaty this week, making it the first U.N. labor treaty ratified by all 187 members.

via reuters08/03/2020

Explainer: Cheaper cocoa may not be a recipe for lower chocolate prices - Reuters

Chocolate fans will not necessarily benefit from predictions of a fall in cocoa prices this year. A Reuters poll of London cocoa futures published on Monday forecast cocoa would cost 10% less at the end of the year because of rising production and a hit to demand from the coronavirus crisis.

via passblue07/28/2020

In Mali, the First Death of a UN Peacekeeper From Covid-19 Keeps His Family Guessing - PassBlue

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Fernando Guillén, a 22-year-old gamer and YouTuber, switched on his computer, took a sip of water and a deep breath and thanked God for being alive, before beginning his live stream on video games from his bedroom in San Antonio, Tex. Sitting in a high-backed gaming chair and dressed in a ... Read more

via voanews07/09/2020

Morocco to Start Reopening Borders After Strict Lockdown - Voice of America

Morocco will start gradually reopening its air and maritime borders next week after one of the world's strictest border lockdowns, which trapped tourists inside the country and left thousands of Moroccans stranded abroad and unable to come home. Only Moroccan citizens and expatriates living in Morocco will be allowed to travel in the first stage of the reopening starting July 14, according to a government statement Thursday. National airlines will schedule as many flights as necessary to return Moroccans living abroad as well as foreigners living in Morocco.

via journalducameroun06/24/2020

COVID-19 and W/Africa: 983 new cases, 16 new deaths - Journalducameroun.com - English

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has recorded 983 new cases and 16 new deaths of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, official figures show on Wednesday.The new cases were recorded in Benin (52), Burkina Faso (12), Cape Verde (38), Ivory Coast (227), Gambia (1), Guinea (64), Mali (23), Niger (5), Nigeria (452), […]

via news.yahoo06/22/2020

ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of Ivory Coast's Gbagbo - Yahoo News

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor will try Monday to overturn last year's shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on charges of crimes against humanity. Gbagbo and his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude were in January 2019 cleared of allegations of post-electoral

via sports.yahoo06/20/2020

Arsenal rocked by late Brighton winner, Watford rescue draw - Yahoo Sports

Arsenal's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League suffered a fatal blow as Neal Maupay fired Brighton to a last-gasp 2-1 win after Gunners keeper Bernd Leno was stretchered off, while Watford snatched a late 1-1 draw against Leicester on Saturday. In the first full weekend of English top-flight

via voanews08/04/2020

Africa’s COVID-19 Chaos Opens Door for Opportunistic Extremists - Voice of America

As a pandemic rages and weakens fragile societies, terrorists lie in wait to pounce on vulnerable people, especially on the African continent, says a top U.S. military commander.  U.S. military officials say their work on the continent has continued unabated, but that extremists are actively seeking every opportunity to gain a foothold, from Senegal to Somalia. Violent extremist organizations, or VEOs, are seizing on Africa’s coronavirus chaos to advance their goals in vulnerable societies, from Nigeria to Mozambique, says the head of U.S. Special Operations Command Africa, Maj. Gen.

via voanews08/02/2020

Former Ivory Coast International Footballer Runs for Football Federation Presidency - Voice of America

Former internationally known Ivory Coast football player Didier Drogba entered the race to be president of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) Saturday. Hundreds gathered to cheer the former Chelsea and Marseille striker when he arrived at FIF’s Abidjan headquarters. Members of his team signed paperwork for his candidacy. However, Drogba, the leading goal scorer in Ivory Coast's football history, is not the favored candidate to win the FIF’s presidency. Drogba, twice African player of the year, faces strong competition from current FIF vice president Idriss Diallo, who is now supported by

via maltawinds07/02/2020

Increase in child labour in Ivory Coast cocoa farms during COVID-19 pandemic - maltawinds.com

A report released by an industry-backed foundation on Wednesday has confirmed that child labour in Ivory Coast’s cocoa farming sector has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic. The percentage of children involved in production between mid-March and mid-May increased to 19.4% from 16% in the same period in recent years, a survey of over 1,400 households […]

via journalducameroun06/25/2020

COVID-19 and W/Africa: 2184 new cases, 12 new deaths in 24 hours - Journalducameroun.com - English

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has recorded 2,184 new cases and 12 new deaths of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.The new cases were recorded in Benin (115), Burkina Faso (15), Cape Verde (21), Ivory Coast (260), Ghana (905), Guinea (70), Liberia (29), Mali (4), Niger (5), Nigeria (649), Senegal (104) and […]

via devdiscourse06/23/2020

FACTBOX-Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus - Devdiscourse

* Spain's damaged economy needs urgent structural reforms, but should see some recovery in the second half of this year, the central bank head said. AMERICAS * Black Americans enrolled in Medicare were around four times as likely as their white counterparts to be hospitalized for COVID-19, U.S. government data showed, as the national death toll exceeded 120,000 on Monday, with new cases spiking in several states. * U.S. President Donald Trump suspended the entry of certain foreign workers, a move the White House said would help the coronavirus-battered economy, but which business groups strongly oppose.

via sports.yahoo06/20/2020

Torino and Parma play out draw in Serie A return - Yahoo Sports

Torino's Andrea Belotti missed a penalty as Serie A resumed on Saturday after a three-month coronavirus shutdown with his side drawing 1-1 at home with Parma. Juraj Kucka grabbed a point for the visitors with his 31st-minute leveller after Nicolas Nkoulou had nodded the hosts ahead after quarter

via republicworld06/20/2020

Spanish police seize 3.8 metric tons of cocaine - Republic World - Republic World

Stay informed with today’s latest news from India & around the world. Get all the breaking news & current Indian news on politics, sports and entertainment only on Republic World. We provide the most in-depth coverage of top national news with timely breaking of all the recent news on politics, sports & entertainment

via agriculture07/29/2020

REUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 10 A.M. GMT/6 A.M. ET - Successful Farming

Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 10 A.M. GMT/6 A.M. ET For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning.TOP STORIESGLOBALUSA-CHINA-TIKTOK/U.S. Republicans worry China might use TikTok to meddle in election

via voanews07/23/2020

With Shrinking Health Force, Africa Struggles Amid COVID Crisis - Voice of America

Thousands of health care workers across Africa have contracted coronavirus, a fact that worries international health officials who say the continent’s health infrastructure is strained enough without the added threat. In South Africa more than 3,500 health care workers have fallen ill, and at least 34 have died. Nearly 770,000 people have been known to have contracted COVID-19 in the African region. And, says Dr.

via thesierraleonetelegraph06/30/2020

Coronavirus – Africa: UNWTO adapts agenda for Africa to accelerate tourism recovery - Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2020: Yesterday, member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) from across Africa, shared their priorities for tourism against the backdrop of COVID-19. (Photo above: Ivory Coast gears up for billions of dollars investment in tourism).  As with every other global region, African destinations have been hit hard by the…

via agriculture06/23/2020

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus - June 23 - Successful Farming

June 23 (Reuters) - Global merchandise trade fell by a record amount in the first months of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but stopped short of a worst-case scenario, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday, after the World Health Organization flagged "worrying increases" in Latin America. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * More than 9.1 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 472,834 have died, a Reuters tally showed as of 0857 GMT on Tuesday.

via journalducameroun06/20/2020

COVID-19 and W/Africa: 1472 new cases, 17 new deaths in 24 hours - Journalducameroun.com - English

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has recorded 1,472 new cases and 17 new deaths of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, official figures show on Saturday.The new cases were recorded in Burkina Faso (1), Cabo Verde (40), Ivory Coast (430), Guinea (63), Guinea-Bissau (49), Liberia (59), Nigeria (667), Senegal (144), Sierra Leone […]