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#VOA. | the army of Faso accused of having killed more than 40 civilians

Two human rights organizations denounced the “summary and extrajudicial executions” of “more than 40″ people” perpetrated in early August in Tougouri, in northern Burkina Faso, implicating, according to them, the Burkinabe armed forces, in two press releases published on Sunday. “The collective against impunity and the stigmatization of communities (CISC) …

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#VOA. | Polio virus detected in sewage in New York

“Detection of Polio Virus in New York City Wastewater Samples Disturbing, But Not Surprising”said Mary Bassett, a state health official, in a statement. In mid-July, a case of polio was recorded in Rockland County, a few dozen kilometers north of Manhattan. It was the first case of polio in the …

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#VOA. | Ukraine Cyber Chief Visits ‘Black Hat’ Hacker Meeting in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Ukraine’s top cyber official addressed a room full of security experts at a hackers convention following a two-day trip from Kyiv to a casino in Las Vegas. During his unannounced visit, Victor Zhora, deputy head of Ukraine’s State Special Communications Service, told the so-called Black Hat convention …

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#VOA. | Blinken in Kigali, last leg of his African tour

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was due to meet Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Thursday during a brief visit to Rwanda, the third and final leg of his African tour after South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). His visit to Kigali comes a day after …

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#VOA. | Facebook Use Plunges Among US Teens, Survey Finds

San Francisco — U.S. teens have left Facebook in droves over the past seven years, preferring to spend time at video-sharing venues YouTube and TikTok, according to a Pew Research Center survey data out Wednesday. TikTok has “emerged as a top social media platform for U.S. teens” while Google-run YouTube …

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#VOA. | Race for Semiconductors Influences Taiwan Conflict

new delhi — China has blocked many of Taiwan’s exports in retaliation for U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan on August 2, but certain goods including semiconductors and high-tech products have been spared because of China’s reliance on those products from Taiwan, experts say. “It is unlikely that …

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#VOA. | Biden Signs Semiconductor Bill Boosting US Competitiveness

Washington — U.S. President Joe Biden has signed the CHIPS and Science Act, which aims to boost U.S. competitiveness against China by allocating billions of dollars toward domestic semiconductor manufacturing and scientific research. “The United States must lead the world in the production of these advanced chips. This law will …

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#VOA. | At least ten civilians killed in an attack in Burkina

Monday morning, “the locality of Sima, in the municipality of Seguenega – province of Yatenga (north) – was the target of a terrorist attack” said a security source. “There are four VDP (Volunteers for the Defense of the Fatherland, civilian auxiliaries) and six civilians killed”she added, adding that “several injuries …

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#VOA. | Fight against poverty and deforestation, the challenge of Togo

Day and night, Komlatsè Koto watches with a vigilance committee over the forest of their village in southern Togo, to prevent it from turning into a huge clearing or disappearing completely. Because for years, the inhabitants of the village of Ando-Kpomey, 65 km north of Lomé, have anarchically cut the …

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#VOA. | The latest resurgence of cholera in Cameroon has claimed 200 lives in ten months

A resurgence of cholera has claimed 200 lives since October 2021 in Cameroon, where more than 10,300 cases have been listed, announced the Minister of Health. This acute diarrheal disease, from which one can die in a few hours if left untreated, reappears periodically in the country. Since the start …

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#VOA. | Guterres denounces the “greed” of oil and gas multinationals

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday denounced the “greed” of big oil and gas companies that are making record profits “on the backs of the poorest” thanks to the crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, calling on governments to tax them. “It is immoral that oil and gas companies …

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#VOA. | Biden Celebrates Semiconductor Legislation to Boost US Competitiveness Against China

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden virtually joined Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Tuesday to celebrate the CHIPS and Science Act, which aims to boost U.S. competitiveness against China by allocating billions of dollars toward domestic semiconductor manufacturing and scientific research. “This bill makes it clear the world’s leading innovation will happen …

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#VOA. | Kenyan Ministers Say Government Not Banning Facebook

Nairobi — Kenyan ministers said the government has no intention of banning Facebook despite a watchdog last week accusing the social media platform of failing to stop hate speech ahead of Aug. 9 elections. Kenya’s National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) last week gave Facebook one week to comply with …

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#VOA. | At least 21 dead in a road accident near Abidjan

Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, which together produce more than 60% of the world’s cocoa, want to lift smallholder farmers out of precariousness. Ivory Coast and Ghana, the world’s biggest cocoa producers, said on Friday they will increase the premium chocolate makers and traders pay for their beans next month. The …

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#VOA. | Demonstration in Ouagadougou against the French presence in Faso

Several dozen people gathered in Ouagadougou on Saturday to protest against the presence of France in Burkina Faso, calling for a large mobilization on August 12, noted an AFP correspondent. The gathering took place in front of the memorial erected in memory of Thomas Sankara, a “progressive” ex-president of Burkina …

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