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Bill Gates warns climate change could be worse than the coronavirus

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Five years later, this warning from the Microsoft co-founder seems like a forecast of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis that has brought the entire world on its knees.   Now, he has penned down a similar warning on climate change.   Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has warned that while COVID-19 is “awful” the climate change crisis Read More

68 constituencies set up in Tajikistan for the upcoming presidential election

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A sitting of the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda, preside over by its head, Bakhtiyor Khudoyorzoda, took place on August 7.   CCER member reportedly discussed issues related to preparation of presidential election set for October 11 this year.   In accordance with Tajikistan’s legislation, 68 constituencies have been set up in the country Read More

U.S. Government fosters transboundary water cooperation between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

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According to the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, the U.S. government, through the USAID-funded Smart Waters project, fosters transboundary river cooperation between the countries of Central Asia, including Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan by building partnerships among water management stakeholders, specifically on the Isfana river basin.   The Smart Waters project, implemented by the Regional Environmental Centre for Read More

Fire destroys more than three hectares of pasture in Varzob district

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According to the Emergencies Committee under the Government of Tajikistan, the fire broke out on the both sides of the Varzob River in a pasture of the village of Shodob-2 on August 6 at 1:00 pm.   Some 200 employees of the Emergencies Committee and the Interior Ministry were reportedly involved in extinguishing the fire. Read More

Prison visits still suspended in Tajikistan

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A source within the Main Penitentiary Directorate of the Ministry of Justice of Tajikistan says that for the purpose of preventing the spread of COVID-19 in penitentiary institutions short-term and long-term prison visits have been temporarily suspended.   The mother of a prison inmate from the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO), who serves his jail Read More

USAID improves HIV prevention and treatment in Tajikistan

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According to the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, these USAID activities support the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and UNAIDS goals.   Over the past five years, USAID reportedly tested 55,500 people for HIV. About 1,900 of them learned that they were HIV positive, and 2,900 people started life-saving treatment. To address fundamental factors Read More

Bill Gates warns climate change could be worse than the coronavirus

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“Today the greatest risk of a global catastrophe doesn’t look like this (a nuclear war), but like this (a microbe),” said Bill Gates in 2015 during a Ted talk titled “The next outbreak? We’re not ready”, according to Entrepreneur.   Five years later, this warning from the Microsoft co-founder seems like a forecast of the Read More

More Than 100 Boko Haram, Captives Surrender Along Cameroon-Nigeria Border

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MAROUA, CAMEROON – More than 100 Boko Haram and their captives, almost all Nigerians, have fled the group in the past two weeks, according to the Multinational Joint Task Force fighting the Islamist militants. Thirty-four-year-old Nigerian Kharim Kalga is among 109 people who have surrendered to the task force since late July. Kalga said he Read More

Tanzania Opposition Leader to Run Against President in General Elections

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DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – Tanzanian opposition leader Tundu Lissu was chosen this week to take on President John Magufuli in October’s general elections. Lissu returned to Tanzania from Belgium last week for the first time since 2017, when the Magufuli critic was shot 16 times by unknown gunmen in Dar es Salaam. Lissu says Read More