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danny faure (left) was speaking from a manned submersible off the coast of the island nation

Seychelles president issues underwater plea to protect oceans

The president of the Seychelles has made a plea for stronger protection of the “beating blue heart of our planet”, in a speech delivered from deep below the ocean’s surface. Danny Faure’s call for action, billed as the first live speech from a submersible, came during a visit to an ambitious British-led science expedition exploring the Indian Ocean depths.

villagers survey the damage from mudslides, which were triggered by a heavy downpour in october 2018

Climate finance misses its mark in Ugandan landslide zones

On the slopes of Mount Elgon, residents live in fear of the next deadly landslide, as tree-planting solutions fail to take root. The slopes of Mount Elgon saw one of Uganda’s deadliest natural disasters in 2010, when 365 people died in landslides triggered by torrential rain.

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Invest in Africa’s youth before migration to Europe doubles, says UN official

With continent’s population set to soar, agriculture chief Gilbert Houngbo stresses need to make rural life profitable — Economic migration from Africa to Europe driven by poverty could double in the next decade unless urgent investment is made in job creation for young people in rural areas, the head of a UN financial body has …

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WHO chief says Ebola outbreak in DR Congo ‘not over’

‘On the basis of statistics, we can say that the situation has stabilized but the war is not over, we must reinforce vigilance and surveillance,’ says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom — (KINSHASA, DR Congo) WHO chief Tedros Adhanom on Tuesday, June 12, called for tighter monitoring as he wrapped up a visit to Ebola-hit DR …

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