Tag Archives: VOA

#VOA. | CAF agrees for a World Cup every two years

The African Football Confederation (CAF) has been the first continental body since Friday to officially approve the controversial idea of ​​a World Cup every two years, at the same pace as its African Cup of Nations (CAN). Unanimously, the bosses of the 54 national football federations of Africa voted “yes” …

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#VOA. | Morocco and Israel sign unprecedented security deal

Morocco and Israel on Wednesday concluded an “unprecedented” framework security cooperation agreement during a historic visit to Rabat by Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, in the midst of tension between the Shereefian kingdom and Algeria. Mr. Gantz, a former head of the Israeli army, was received early in the morning …

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#VOA. | Apple Sues Israeli Spyware Company NSO Group

Apple says it is suing Israeli NSO Group, maker of the controversial Pegasus spyware. Apple will be the second company to sue NSO after Facebook, now Meta, sued over similar concerns that Pegasus was targeting WhatsApp users. Meta owns WhatsApp. The case is still working its way through the courts. …

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#VOA. | Burkina Faso Internet Shutdown Continues into Fourth Day

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO – The shutdown of internet access via mobile phone networks that began Saturday dragged on for a fourth day Tuesday. The government said in a statement the shutdown is in the interest of national defense and public security and will last until around 10 p.m. tonight. VOA …

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#VOA. | Rising number of Covid cases in South Africa

Marie-Chantal is waiting for her injection. “But only because I was asked,” grumbled the fifty-something, resigned, before rolling up her sleeve. The Central African Republic has only vaccinated 7% of its population against Covid-19 for the time being. For the health authorities of this vast country, the second least developed …

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#VOA. | the Indian capital is struggling to breathe

“I do not know where the solution will come from against this pollution which is killing us,” Vijay Satokar told AFP. For this inhabitant of the capital, Delhi is like “a gas chamber”. The Indian capital regularly tops the world rankings for the dangerousness of the air we breathe there. …

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#VOA. | NASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Still in Action

As researchers at U.S space agency NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory prepare for the 16th flight of Ingenuity, the Mars helicopter, the team has used recently downloaded data from the Mars mission to create the best video yet of one of Ingenuity’s previous flights. The 1.8-kilogram aircraft arrived on the planet …

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#VOA. | The “shattered dream” of Ivorians eliminated from the 2022 World Cup race

This is the second World Cup in a row that the Ivorians are missing, after three consecutive participations (2006, 2010 and 2014). “A draw was enough to go to the play-offs and give yourself the chance to qualify for the World Cup,” laments Patrick Anderson Aboa, a student. “Unfortunately, the …

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#VOA. | a second French military base transferred to the Malians

“After that of Kidal, the hold occupied by the Barkhane force in Tessalit was transferred on November 13 to the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa). The last French soldiers left the site on November 15”, indicates a press release from the general staff. “This transfer was gradual, controlled and closely coordinated …

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#VOA. | Trump’s ex-chief of staff snubs commission of inquiry

Mark Meadows was summoned to appear before the House of Representatives special committee, which is trying to understand what role the former Republican president, his cabinet and his advisers played in the course of the attack and its preparations. Mr Meadows’ attorney, George Terwilliger, said in a statement his client …

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#VOA. | Kenya football federation official arrested

He was arrested by police at a Nairobi hotel the day after the Kenyan government’s decision to appoint an interim committee to run the federation after an investigation found it had embezzled government and other funds sponsors, which the FKF denies. Directed by Nick Mwendwa, 41, since 2016, the FKF …

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#VOA. | Boeing to compensate families of victims of 2019 crash in Ethiopia

Boeing has reached an agreement with the families of the victims of the 737 MAX crash that killed 157 people in Ethiopia in March 2019, and has admitted responsibility in the crash according to legal documents filed with a court in Chicago on Wednesday. . “Boeing is committed to ensuring …

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#VOA. | After Promise, Musk Sells $1.1 Billion in Tesla Shares to Pay Taxes

DETROIT — After making a promise on Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sold about 900,000 shares of the electric car maker’s stock, netting over $1.1 billion that will go toward paying tax obligations for stock options. The sales, disclosed in two regulatory filings late Wednesday, will cover tax obligations …

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#VOA. | US, China Surprise Climate Summit With Joint Declaration

LONDON — The United States and China surprised the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow on Wednesday with a joint declaration to take action to limit global warming over the next decade. The declaration came as delegates entered the final hours of negotiations to agree on a final text at the …

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#VOA. | Countries Agree to Create Green Shipping Lanes in Pursuit of Zero Carbon

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — A coalition of 19 countries including Britain and the United States on Wednesday agreed to create zero emissions shipping trade routes between ports to speed up the decarbonization of the global maritime industry, officials involved said. Shipping, which transports about 90% of world trade, accounts for nearly …

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