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African nations demand lifting ban on hunting elephants, ivory trade

Heads of states such as Botswana and Zimbabwe, which are home to most of the world’s elephants, are unhappy with "others" debating and taking decisions on the issue.
World's first malaria vaccine was launched in Africa (representative image)

World’s first-ever malaria vaccine has just been rolled out in Africa

The vaccine — RTS,S or Mosquirix — offers partial protection against the deadly parasitic disease that killed 4.35 lakh people in 2017.

Industrialisation only hope to eliminate poverty in Africa

African development is key to a stable world. For if it remains underdeveloped, Africa, with its exploding impoverished population, will fall prey to climate disasters and wars.
Malian soldiers | representational image

115 reportedly dead after attack on a village in central Mali

In recent years, much of central Mali has been destabilised, with Human Rights Watch warning that 'militia killings of civilians in central and northern Mali are spiraling out of control'.

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.
File photo of destruction caused by cyclone Idai | @cobbo3/Twitter

In disaster-prone Mozambique, cyclone Idai likely to become worst-ever tropical storm

In Mozambique, which has the longest stretch of Indian Ocean coastline, death toll is expected to cross 1,000 & Idai has destroyed 90% of its coastal city Beira.

Ram Guha is wrong. Gandhi went from a racist young man to a racist middle-aged man

There is a reason why Ghanaians protested the Gandhi statue and said #GandhiMustFall.
Mahatma Gandhi

Why Ghanaians are removing Gandhi statues

Best way to commemorate Gandhi in his 150th-year would be to critically examine him — not just garland and worship him.
Aerial view of a beach in Gabon | plantravel.ru

Gabon is now a hot destination for Indian investors. But where is Gabon?

Gabon is a resource-rich country on west coast of Africa & dozens of Indian firms have found it attractive to set up shop.

Naspers eyes larger stake as Swiggy plans its biggest fund-raising

Africa’s Naspers owns 22% of Swiggy and aims to support new fund-raising that could raise more than $600 million.

On Camera

File photo | Dimple Yadav (R), Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav (L) at a rally | Facebook/Dimple Yadav

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.
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Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.