First Banana Concert by Puppet Phenomenon

Randy Felt Face

He (or should it be ‘it’) has been described as “truly unique”. As seen on Netflix, Randy Feltface has spent the past two decades winning awards and garnering critical praise while amassing a huge and devoted following across the globe. So an audience in Belgium is in for a real treat this summer because Randy…

Rwanda Genocide Remembered

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Photo by Hanna Morris on Unsplash  An estimated 3 million people were “slaughtered” in the Rwanda genocide. It is an event that has passed into the annals of history as one of the worst ever such atrocities. The weekend,therefore, was a chance for the international community to come together to mark what was the 30th anniversary of this…

Russian Sabotage of Dnipro Dam

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Less than a week ago, Russia held a so-called “presidential election” that once again confirmed that Putin’s rule poses a real threat to millions of people both inside and outside Russia.  On 22 March, Russia launched one of the largest attacks on Ukraine, using 151 aerial attack weapons: 63 strike UAVs of the Shahed-136/131 type,…

Russia to Blame for Death of Navalny

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 Russia should bear “criminal responsibility” for the death of dissident Alexie Navalny, according to MEPs. The claim, by the Greens, came on the day Navalny’s widow, Yulia Navalnaya , made a speech to the EU parliament plenary session in Strasbourg. Her husband died in suspicious circumstances in a Russian jail over a week ago. Sergey…

2023 African Plant Nutrition Scholarships

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Photo by shraddha kulkarni on Unsplash3L0M5qO  The African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI) in Benguérir, Moroccohas announced the finalists of its annual African Plant Nutrition Scholar Award. A total of ten African students were selected from advanced science programs focused on plant nutrition and the management of nutrients applied to crops in Africa. “The academic institutions these young people represent,…

Reject Nuclear Weapons

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Photo by Osama Madlom on Unsplash The financial community is increasingly rejecting nuclear weapons, a new report from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons claims. ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty.  It says that after more than a year…

Towards a Greener Agri-Food Sector

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Photo by Monika Grabkowska on Unsplash The Commission has published a key analysis of the existing EU policies supporting the agri-food sector to “become greener, more digital and resilient.” With it, the Commission says it is launching a public consultation inviting interested parties to propose actions to accelerate the twin transition of the sector. The consultation is open to the whole industrial…