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People walk out of a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, after a shooting there on Monday. (Getty Image)

The Top News March 23, 2021

eCommunicator News Summary for Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Updated: 11:29AM CNN: The latest on the shooting in a Colorado supermarket Ten people were killed in a mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the 21-year-old suspect in Monday’s massacre at the King Soopers supermarket in the Colorado city of Boulder, faces 10 counts of […]

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'Another snow/ice producer' is on the way as US endures brutal blast of winter weather blamed for at least 20 deaths

U.S. coronavirus cases are dropping and more extreme winter weather on the way

Brutal blast of winter weather blamed for at least 20 deaths in the U.S. At least 20 people have died in the extreme conditions, and more ice, snow, and frigid temperatures are forecast for parts of the country in the coming days. Nearly 75% of the Lower 48 states of the U.S. was under snow cover, according to the National […]

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Armed police attended the scene. (image, LNP)

UK: Terror in the park as knifeman goes on rampage killing 3

Three people are dead and three people have been seriously injured after a man went on a frenzied stabbing spree in a park where a Black Lives Matter protest had taken place two hours earlier. Police, air ambulance, helicopters and ambulance crews rushed to Forbury Gardens in the heart of Reading, Berkshire – 40 miles from London – at around 7pm on Saturday to find bodies soaked in blood lying unresponsive on the grass.

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An Italian citizen who worked in Lagos is the first person with coronavirus to be identified in sub-Saharan Africa. (Image Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images)

Nigeria confirms first coronavirus case

The head of Nigeria’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirms the first coronavirus case and says the country is more than capable of dealing with coronavirus as Africa’s most populous nation records its first case. “Nigeria is ready,” Chikwe Ihekweazu said. “We successfully managed Ebola and we manage outbreaks all the time and are currently managing Lassa fever. We […]

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Why are tomato prices in Africa increasing?

Why are tomato prices in Africa increasing?

Produced by Gladys Kigo, Video by Olivia Lace-Evans. Tomato prices in Kenya have skyrocketed in recent weeks, with some parts of the country paying up to seven times more. The price rises follow months of heavy rains across East Africa. But could climate change be contributing to the problem? The BBC’s Mercy Juma reports from the farmlands of Kenya.

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Samburu men attempt to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts flying over a grazing land in Kenya, 2020. (Image: Njeri Mwangi/Reuters)

Biblical Level Locusts ‘plague’ East Africa before moving to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and India

Swarms of desert locusts, as many as 360 billion insects has so far devastated East Africa before moving to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and India. Swarms of desert locusts ravaging crops and grazing land across East Africa have reached South Sudan, already reeling from widespread hunger and years of civil war, the country’s agriculture minister said on Tuesday. Invasion is further […]

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South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa, greets the media prior to the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil on November 14, 2019 (Image by Pavel Golovkin/Reuters)

South Africa Takes Over Rotating Chair of African Union

Resolving conflicts, tackling gender equality, climate change and boosting commerce are high on 2020 agenda. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday took over the rotating African Union (AU) chair at the opening of the 33rd AU summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. The 33rd AU summit is being held […]

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Members of ISIS group Boko Haram in NigeriaCredit (Image, Handout Getty)

Islamic State Group In Nigeria Reportedly Executes Christian Hostages

An affiliate of the Islamic State says it executed 11 Christians in Nigeria in retaliation for the killings of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his spokesman earlier this year, according to Agence France-Presse. The terrorist group released a video on Thursday through its online news agency, Telegram, that reportedly shows masked militants from the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) […]

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Two Africans Make ‘Forbes List of 100 Most Powerful Women’

Are there no powerful women in Africa? Interestingly, this is an increase of one from the 2017 and 2018 list. Forbes has just released “Forbes list of 100 Most Powerful Women”, and only two women from Africa were listed. The two women from Africa named on the list occupied the 93 and 98 positions. Some critics have asserted that Forbes […]

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Over One Million People Has Been Displaced by Flooding Across East Africa.

Over One Million People are Affected by Flooding Across East Africa

Flooding across East Africa affects over 1 million people (Africa News) More than 1 million people in East Africa are affected by flooding after higher than normal rainfall, an aid group said Friday. Parts of the region are bracing for a tropical storm, Kyarr, that could worsen an already dire humanitarian situation. The International Rescue Committee said many people had […]

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