This month’s press review highlights striking news from the beginning of 2021.

Dust storms on the rise [ARTICLE]
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Dust storms on the rise

Dust storms are becoming more and more frequent and if dust affects infrastructures, it also impacts human health. Ways to mitigate its impacts exist.

How can we mitigate the impacts of dust storms?  ” , The Conversation, March 16, 2021

The new rise of starvation [ARTICLE]
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The new rise of starvation

The pandemic, climate crisis and conflict are combining to drive ‘alarming’ levels of global hunger, says report. The UN has warned that acute hunger is likely to soar in more than 20 countries in the next few months.

Over 30 million people 'one step away from starvation', UN warns  ” , The Guardian, March 24, 2021

Biodiversity in Guinea: a dam in question [ARTICLE]
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Biodiversity in Guinea: a dam in question

The construction of a hydroelectric dam in Guinea is creating as much impatience as it is raising questions. Some NGOs point out its risks for the biodiversity and the people.

In Guinea, environmentalists and locals are divided over the building of a dam near a wildlife park  ” , Equal times, March 17, 2021

Covid-19 and TB: it’s one or the other? [ARTICLE]
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Covid-19 and TB: it’s one or the other?

Countries have witnessed a decline in the number of people diagnosed and treated for tuberculosis during Covid. Efforts are now being made to reverse this trend.

African industry, a path to prosperity?   ” , Devex, March 24, 2021

African industry, a path to prosperity? [ARTICLE]
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African industry, a path to prosperity?

African industry is doing better than what would have been expected only a few years ago. Attracting more and more enthusiasm, African industry could be a path to prosperity for the continent.

African industry is doing better than previously thought  ” , The Economist, March 18, 2021

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