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    Launching ramp for the Olympic Games, this boxing gym is languishing with lust.

    East Coast Boxing Club. The East Coast Boxing Club takes young fighters off the street and gives them a home to box. Now, the gym is going through serious difficulties due to covid-19. In Kampala, the capital of Uganda, is the East Coast Boxing Club, a gym that served as launch pad for the Olympic Games. This boxing gym took poor young people off...

    Zanzibar will house a tower that looks like a falling dominoes

    Dubai, New York, London or Shanghai are some of the cities known for their grandiose buildings. However, the next big building in height will be developed in Zanzibar. Zanzibar is world renowned for its natural heritage, but it will now house a renowned work of architecture. The small island, which lies off the coast of Tanzania, will have a domino shaped tower which...

    Fast fashion brands are dyeing African rivers blue

    A new report shows that the famous brands of "fast fashion" they are helping to fuel pollution that, for example, has tinged African rivers blue or made their waters as alkaline as bleach. According to the newspaper The Independent, the latest report by Water Witness International (WWI) gives as an example the polluted rivers from Lesotho and Tanzania to highlight the risks associated with the...

    Twelve countries could ‘lose’ 5 million women in 10 years

    Since the 1970s, gender-based abortions in China, India and ten other nations have prevented 23 to 45 million women from being born. A new study predicts that these countries will lose another 4.7 million by 2030. In a new study, published in BMJ Global Health and quoted by Science Alert, the researchers used a model based on 3.26 billion records from 204 countries, having...

    Africa had the worst week since the start of the pandemic

    Matshidiso Moeti, director for Africa at the World Health Organization (WHO), announced that Africa had “the worst week since the start of the pandemic”, with a 20% increase in cases. The situation will get worse with the third wave. In the week ending July 4th, "we had 251,000 new cases, an increase of 20% compared to the previous week and 12% compared to the...

    British government puts Madeira “under surveillance” and at risk of descending

    UK Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps British Transport Minister Grant Shapps warned this Friday of the "risk of things changing" and destinations such as Madeira being demoted from the "green list" to the "yellow list" of British international travel. The British government announced on Thursday that Madeira, Malta, the Spanish and Caribbean Balearic Islands, including Barbados, and other British Overseas Territories will be...

    UNESCO wants to include Venice in the endangered world heritage list

    UNESCO published these recommendations one month before the next session of its world heritage committee, which will be held in China, from 16 to 31 July. In Venice, the impact of mass tourism was one of the criteria that led the Paris-based institution to request the inclusion of the Italian city in the list of endangered heritage. The report includes “Venice and its lagoon (Italy) on...

    Olympic Games will be able to have up to 10,000 Japanese in the stands

    Tokyo 2020, Olympic Games medals in Japan Japanese authorities have decided to allow up to 10,000 spectators to watch the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games events from the stands, even though they reserve the right to reverse the decision. According to the announcement by the organizers, the Japanese authorities will retain the right to hold the competitions, spread over several locations in the capital, behind closed doors...

    There is a new recruit of giant rats that detect mines in Cambodia

    Cambodia has recruited a new team of mine-sniffing rats to replace those already “retired” in an effort to boost demining operations in the country. The country, plagued for decades by unexploded ordnance, has recruited the next generation of sniffer mice of land mines, writes the Manila Times. The team is made up of 20 giant African rats, imported from Tanzania, and they all went...

    Magawa, the giant mouse that detects land mines in Cambodia, will retire

    Magawa, a giant African rat, is about to retire after working for five years detecting landmines in Cambodia — an experience that helped save many lives and even earned him a prize. "He's already a little tired," he told AFP Michael Heiman, director of Cambodia's demining program for Apopo, a Belgian NGO specializing in training animals for mine detection and tuberculosis symptom detection operations. ...
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