93 Percent Of Children Globally Are Breathing Toxic Air Pollution Every Day

Around 93 percent of the world’s children under the age of 15 years – 1.8 billion children – breathe heavily polluted air every day, according to a major new report from the World Health Organization. As a result of the widespread toxic air, hundreds of thousands of kids are dying, falling seriously…

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Dambe: Forgotten Nigerian martial art is growing online

(CNN)From Nollywood actresses to afrobeat superstars, August Udoh, has captured them all. The fighters captured in series “Dambe” are ordinary working men. “They have normal jobs. Some are truck drivers, others mechanics,” Udoh told CNN. But with one exception – their downtime is spent competing in martial arts sport dambe.…

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Death, Diamondsand Russias AfricaProject

The poorest country according to the World Bank, has turned a spotlight on what looks like a big Kremlin play for influence and resources in Africa. Where China has spent decades and billions of dollars trying to entrench itself there, Russia is offering its brute force and strong appetite for…

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Two Of The Most Biodiverse Wildlife Parks On Earth Are Now Open To Oil Drilling

Virunga National Park and Salonga National Park – the home of mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, African forest elephants, and other rare species – could soon be welcoming some new visitors: oil companies. The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has confirmed that parts of the Virunga and Salonga National Parks, two…

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The Best and Worst Airlines and Airports of 2018

Last summer, on a bucket list trip through Southern Africa, I took a total of six flights with South African Airways. On the first one, a 15-hour trip from New York’s JFK Airport to Johannesburg, my air vent and seat-back screens were both broken. On my next five flights, the…

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