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CAF sets new dates for AFCON, World Cup qualifiers

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has unveiled new dates for the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) and 2022 World Cup qualifiers. The qualifiers for the 2021 AFCON competition is set to resume in November, while the 2022 World Cup qualifiers will commence in May, 2021.

Post-COVID-19: Trump and the US hegemony

Back in January, when a person arriving in Seattle from China was tested positive to the Corona virus, Trump assured the people of the US not to bother at all as Corona was just like flu and that it would soon be under control.

The preventable trauma of COVID-19 childbirth

“The baby is dead. We can’t assist you here.” By the time she heard these devastating words, the pregnant Yasmelis Casanova had endured a long and painful journey, passing through multiple COVID-19 checkpoints, to the hospital in Caracas, Venezuela.

Breastfeeding: A mother’s best gift to her child

With the theme of - “Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet” – this year the Ethiopian Midwives Association marked the occasion inside its headquarters in the Lamberet neighborhood with hundreds of people in attendance.

Refugees are essential to the COVID-19 response

Last month, for World Refugee Day, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) launched its Every Action Counts campaign, to emphasize that all contributions to creating a more just and inclusive world make a difference.

Nature by the numbers

When Cyclone Amphan came barreling up the Bay of Bengal this past May, South Asia’s first named storm of the year appeared to pose a massive threat to the people who live on the coastal floodplains and to the animals and plants – including many endangered species – that rely on these sensitive ecosystems. But nature came to the region’s rescue.