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Regina Hall to host the 2019 BET Awards

The 2019 BET Awards officially has its host: comedian and “Best Actress” nomineeRegina Hall! The Girls Trip star will emcee the ceremony for the first time, joining the ranks of A-list hosts throughout the years including Jamie Foxx, Tracee Ellis Ross, Mo’Nique, Chris Rock, Anthony Anderson and Leslie Jones, to …

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Facebook removes fake accounts targeting Africa

Facebook says it has removed hundreds of social media accounts targeted at countries in Africa. It also said it has banned an Israeli firm for ‘‘co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour”. The global social media giant said, the 265 social media accounts removed were focused on Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Angola, Niger and Tunisia. …

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DR Congo reports alarming increase in Ebola cases – IFRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has had an “alarming increase” in Ebola cases in recent weeks and the international community must urgently up its response, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said Thursday. “Despite some successes in containing the outbreak, there has been an …

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China accelerates rice cultivation in saline soil

A leading saline soil rice research center in eastern China’s Shandong Province made the decision to expand its experimental land to over 667 hectares early this month. The Saline-Alkali Tolerant Rice Research and Development Center in the coastal city of Qingdao said the move aimed to speed up research and …

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