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CAPE TOWN IN SURVIVAL MODE AS WATER SUPPLIES ARE NEAR ZERO

Only days remain in Cape Town, South Africa, before a jewel of natural beauty and one of the wealthiest destinations in Africa becomes the first major city in the world to run out of water. Rationing has already begun with some 200 collection points around the city. Security guards stand watch as anxious residents fill up plastic jugs. Cape Town is in the middle of an unprecedented drought, with some resear ...

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GHANA BEGINS WATER RATIONING AS SHORTAGE GRIPS NATION

The state-owned Ghana Water Company Ltd (GWCL) has announced that due to severe dry winter winds (called ‘harmattan’) and the drying up of rivers, water deliveries will be rationed over the coming months while the country awaits the rain. “We are sorry to inform the consuming public that the situation has led to intermittent water supply in most cities and towns in the country,” said Stanley Martey, communi ...

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THE BLACK PRESS AND THE NAACP JOIN FORCES TO ADDRESS ISSUES AFFECTING THE BLACK COMMUNITY

The NNPA, a trade group representing more than 200 Black-owned media companies, recently signed a deal with the NAACP, the world’s oldest civil rights group, to jointly focus on key issues that affect the Black community like economic disparities, the academic achievement gap and criminal justice reform. ...

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GERMANY REJECTS REPARATIONS SUIT OVER COLONIAL MASSACRE IN NAMIBIA

In its first formal response to a class-action suit filed by the Herero and Nama people of Namibia, Germany has asked a New York judge to throw out the suit as “inadmissible” because of “the principle of state immunity.” The indigenous people have been seeking reparations for the genocide of their peoples under German colonial rule in the early part of the 20th century. From 1885 to 1903 about a quarter of ...

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