Zimbabwean farmers get tech savvy to stay in business

 

HARARE, Zimbabwe—Quickfresh co-founder Rumbidzai Mbambo makes daily runs supplying fresh produce to her growing list of clientele. Today is no different.

Before winding up the last of her scheduled deliveries and returning to the warehouse in Waterfalls, the 27-year-old Mbambo sets course for Glen View, a high-density suburb in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.

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16-year-old girl ‘sold’ to Kenyan man

 

Fourteen-year-old Maria Malaso was supposed to be married to a 64-year-old man a few weeks after the Kenyan government ordered the suspension of schools in mid-March due to the coronavirus.

“I woke up one morning and my father told me that we are poor and schools will never reopen,” she said. Her father explained that an older man from their village in Narok County would marry her and pay her bride price to balance their financial shortcomings.

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VIDEO: Endangered Maine senator (Susan Collins) calls for focusing coronavirus relief on small businesses

 

Employers with more than 300 employees might get kicked out of the Paycheck Protection Program, if one senator succeeds.

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VIDEO: Press secretary talks ‘white power’ tweet

 

President Donald Trump didn’t hear a supporter use the words “white power” in a video he retweeted, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Monday.

“He did not hear that particular phrase when he tweeted out the video,” she said in response to a reporter’s question.

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Motorbike mission: Activist delivers sunscreen to Ugandans with albinism

 

For street vendor Barbra Anyinge, who normally sells shoes in Lira, a town in northern Uganda, the pandemic has made one essential especially scarce: sunscreen.

While usually Anyinge’s difficulty in obtaining the recommended high-protection sunscreen is its up to $20 cost, the pandemic has made it even more challenging.

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From smoker to marathon woman: Brazil woman (Sara Velloso) completes six of the world’s biggest races

 

The Abbott World Marathon Majors comprises six of the world’s largest marathons, stretching from Berlin to Tokyo. It’s a feat for any runner, let alone one who once deemed herself a sedentary smoker.

Brazil native Sara Velloso, an avid smoker for 17 years, is now, at 52, an accomplished competitor in the six-marathon stretch.

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VIDEO: Fauci warns a coronavirus vaccine is not guaranteed

 

The nation could see thousands more cases of coronavirus, the country’s top infectious disease specialist said Tuesday.

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Former SNL Star Jay Pharaoh Releases Footage of Harrowing Encounter With Police

In the wake of countless deaths of Black Americans at the hands of police and weeks of subsequent protests nationwide, many celebrities are speaking out. But a recent social media post from Saturday Night Life alum Jay Pharaoh has managed to give credence to both rallying cries for racial justice and a certain amount of privilege granted to well-known Black artists in the entertainment industry.

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