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Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled work

Added: 18.01.2018 20:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the change less than a week after President Donald Trump reportedly questioned in an Oval Office meeting why the United States would want to take in immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to them as "shithole" countries. Trump has denied using that word.

Bovine tuberculosis shows genetic diversity throughout Africa

Added: 18.01.2018 17:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis that affects cattle as well as other animals and humans. Now, by combining genotyping M. bovis samples from cows across African countries, researchers have been able to study the diversity and evolution of the disease.


First evidence of sub-Saharan Africa glassmaking

Added: 18.01.2018 16:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

Scholars have found the first direct evidence that glass was produced in sub-Saharan Africa centuries before the arrival of Europeans, a finding that the researchers said represents a 'new chapter in the history of glass technology.'


Triathlon: ITU launches investigation into Schoeman allegations

Added: 18.01.2018 16:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has launched an investigation into allegations that Olympic bronze medalist Henri Schoeman of South Africa failed a doping test at the Rio Games in 2016, the ruling body said in a statement on Thursday.


Egypt, Ethiopia leaders say Nile dam must not ruin relations

Added: 18.01.2018 15:50 | 0 views | 0 comments

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged on Thursday not to let differences over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile river ruin relations with Addis Ababa. Ethiopia hopes the hydroelectric Grand Renaissance Dam will make it Africa's largest power exporter. Egypt says it threatens its water supply which relies almost exclusively on the Nile that runs from Ethiopia through Sudan and Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.


Mad Max Scenario: Cape Town Will Run Out Of Water In Just 90 Days

Added: 18.01.2018 14:13 | 0 views | 0 comments

Cape Town, South Africa is in crisis mode right out of a Mad Max movie. Given current water consumption, the city has approximately 90 days until it runs out of water.


Black lawmakers, other Democrats seek censure of Trump

Added: 18.01.2018 14:07 | 0 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are introducing a resolution to censure President Donald Trump for reportedly using the term “shithole” to describe African countries last week. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee joined the effort, which faces long odds, given Republican control of the House. Democrat Cedric Richmond of Louisiana said [...]

Zambia on verge of CHAN quarter-finals

Added: 18.01.2018 14:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

Zambia edged closer to the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship in Morocco when beating Ivory Coast 2-0 in Marrakech.

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Catherine Byaruhanga: The African millennials getting into Bitcoin

Added: 18.01.2018 11:18 | 0 views | 0 comments

African millennials explain to Catherine Byaruhanga the attraction of risky cryptocurrency Bitcoin.


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