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Showdown looms as Venezuela opposition to confront border troops over aid

REUTERS/Henry Romero Opposition volunteers in neighbouring Brazil and Colombia plan to arrive at the border to help carry humanitarian aid to a sick and hungry population suffering from an economic meltdown under President Nicolas Maduro.

Reuters , Africa Feb 23, 2019

How farmers can control cassava diseases

Since 2014, scientists from Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Brazil and Colombia under the Nextgen cassava project secured a grant from Bill and Melinda Gates to breed cassava with resistance to various viral diseases.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Feb 23, 2019

FIFA World Cup: Africa’s opportunity in 2030 threatened  | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Since then the unwritten but well understood and operated rotational arrangement of the choice of HOST of the World Cup has gone around the continents (except Australasia): 2010 – South Africa – Africa 2014 – Brazil – South America 2018 – Russia – Europe 2022 – Qatar – Asia 2026 – USA, Canada and Mexico joint bid – (North America).

The Guardian , Nigeria Feb 22, 2019

Neymar dismisses Pele talk after ESPN poll

Paris Saint-German forward Neymar believes the debate over the best Brazilian player since Pele doesn’t need to take place.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 22, 2019

Rate of caesarean section births alarms experts

Of the 6.2 million unnecessary caesarean section deliveries each year worldwide, half are in Brazil and China.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 22, 2019

As tensions over aid rise, Venezuelan troops fire on villagers, kill two

KUMARAKAPAY - Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on indigenous people near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing two, as President Nicolas Maduro sought to block US-backed efforts to bring aid into his economically devastated nation.

EWN , South Africa Feb 22, 2019

Venezuelan troops kill one in first bloodshed linked to aid entry

KUMARAKAPAY, Venezuela/CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Venezuelan troops killed at least one person and wounded several others on Friday near the Brazilian border, witnesses said, the first bloodshed linked to opposition efforts to bring aid into the South American country against the wishes of embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

Reuters , Africa Feb 22, 2019

Three exciting events happening this weekend in lagos

All of these artists are coming from 25 cities across the globe, from countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, Ethiopia, Benin Republic, Senegal, Dominican Republic, Nederland, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Jamaica and the USA.

The Guardian , Nigeria Feb 22, 2019

Venezuela braces for dueling government, opposition concerts | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

On Thursday he ordered the closure of Venezuela’s border with Brazil — one of the main potential avenues for aid delivery — as part of the power struggle with Guaido over bringing in aid.

The Guardian , Nigeria Feb 22, 2019

China says humanitarian aid should not be forced into Venezuela

Maduro denies there is a humanitarian crisis and said on Thursday he was considering closing Venezuela’s key border with Colombia and would close the country’s other main border with Brazil, effectively shutting off any legal land access.

Reuters , Africa Feb 22, 2019