Author: Kris Power

Fruit and Vegetables in Supermarkets

A Waitrose supermarket chain will no longer indicate the expiration date of fruits and vegetables

August 3, 2022

A large British supermarket Waitrose chain will no longer indicate the expiration date of fruits and vegetables from September, buyers will determine their freshness themselves. This measure is due to concern for the environment. As representatives of the trading network say, the absence of special marking will increase the chance that the product will be […]

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biodiversity

African countries at the bedside of nature

July 19, 2022

Delegates from across the African continent began discussions in Rwanda on Monday at the first African congress on the role of protected areas in the future of the planet. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) African Protected Areas Congress, ICCA, is taking place a few months ahead of COP15 Biodiversity in December in […]

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100 years of service life thanks to the new battery concept

Electromobility: 100 years of service life thanks to the new battery concept?

June 23, 2022

The research department of the US car manufacturer Tesla has published the first information on a new type of battery concept that should enable a service life of up to 100 years. This would significantly reduce one of the biggest problems in terms of sustainability in electric vehicles, battery disposal. Tesla partners with university Together […]

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Continuation of the war threatens a massive food crisis in Africa

May 30, 2022

Aid and expanded social protection are needed to prevent hunger Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has exacerbated the food availability situation in many African countries, Human Rights Watch notes. Many states in East, West, Central and Southern Africa are covering much of their wheat, fertilizer and vegetable oil import needs at the expense of Russia and […]

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The effects of economic sanctions against Russia

War in Ukraine: “The effects of economic sanctions against Russia may turn out to be significant and very different from what we imagine a priori”

April 13, 2022

The rivalry between England and France, from Louis XIV to Napoleon, was also commercial, and had long-term economic consequences, recalls Pierre-Cyrille Hautcœur, director of studies at the EHESS, in his column. Chronic. The economic sanctions put in place against the Russian economy have been the subject of very little preliminary reflection. Depending on the activities […]

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obesity In Africa

In Africa, “obesity is now also reaching rural areas”

April 13, 2022

Kenyan Adelheid W. Onyango, head of WHO Africa, recalls that the urban middle class is still the most affected by the increase in overweight. While the Sahel or the Horn of Africa are fighting against food insecurity, overweight and obesity are taking hold in other regions of the continent, particularly in southern Africa. Botswana, Gabon, […]

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looting of Africa

End the looting of Africa to avoid a social explosion

April 13, 2022

Coordinated regional and global efforts are needed to combat corporate corruption and tax evasion on the continent. It is told by the authors of the book ‘On the trail of capital flight from Africa Alpha, beta, gamma, delta, omicron… how many more letters of the Greek alphabet, which symbolize the variants of covid-19, will the […]

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South African classrooms open again

South African classrooms open again, will the missing million students also return?

April 13, 2022

The interruption of classes due to the pandemic has increased school dropout in the African country. A group of researchers quantifies the magnitude of the problem that can translate into fewer opportunities to get a job and poorer health in the future Governments around the world are trying to estimate precisely how many students have […]

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Former South African President Zuma

Former South African President Zuma does not show up for his corruption trial due to alleged health problems

April 13, 2022

The former president of South Africa Jacob Zuma (2009-2018) did not appear this Monday at the resumption of his trial for corruption, alleging health problems for which he had to be admitted to perform a series of tests. Zuma has not gone to the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on Monday, in the city of Pietermaritzburg (east), […]

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heavy rains and flooding in eastern South Africa

At least 45 killed by heavy rains and flooding in eastern South Africa

April 12, 2022

At least 45 people have died as a result of heavy rains and floods recorded this Tuesday in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, located on the east coast of South Africa. As confirmed by the local authority to the South African news portal News24, the death toll is likely to rise as rescue teams gain access […]

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