Africa Current Affairs, GK & News

Key Findings of ‘Drought in Numbers, 2022’ report

“Drought in Numbers, 2022” report was presented recently by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The report involves the collection of data on the effects of droughts globally and how droughts can be mitigated. What did the report say about India? According to the report, many regions in India are vulnerable to drought. ..

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Jordan: Discovery of 9000-year-old Shrine

At a remote Neolithic site in Jordan’s eastern desert, a team of Jordanian and French archaeologists discovered a 9,000-year-old shrine. Overview: The ritual complex was discovered beside large structures which are known as desert kites or mass traps. These traps were thought to have been used to gather wild gazelles for killing in a Neolithic ..

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Malawi Wild Polio Case

After a case of wild polio was discovered in a three-year-old child, Malawi announced a wild polio outbreak, the first of its kind in Africa in more than five years. In the year 2020, the continent was declared free of all kinds of wild polio. Overview: Malawi’s government is currently working to contain any spread, ..

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Lord’s Resistance Army

Lord’s Resistance Army is a militant group which operates in northern Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is led by Joseph Kony. The Lord’s Resistance Army has been one of central Africa’s cruellest armed groups over the past 30 years. The Lord’s Resistance Army has abducted ..

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Gambia eliminates Trachoma

Gambia recently became the second African country to eliminate Trachoma. Trachoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. Ghana became the first African country to eliminate Trachoma in 2018. What is Trachoma? It is a bacterial eye infection that damages the eye lids. It causes the eye lashes to turn inwards. Trachoma is one ..

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