In today's news roundup, locusts continue to spread through East Africa, the world's richest man gives $10 billion to fight the climate crisis, and Ontario's new license plates are nearly impossible to read at night.
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After years of effort, the NBA (National Basketball Association) and FIBA (International Basketball Federation) are starting a new professional basketball league on the continent of Africa. The Basketball Africa League (BAL) will begin in March.
In today's news roundup, Antarctica records its highest temperature ever, Kenya's long time president, Daniel arap Moi, dies, and the owner of a pet food company eats dog food for 30 days.
Scientists have used modern technology to recreate the voice of an Egyptian mummy who's been dead for 3,000 years. During his lifetime, the mummy was a priest whose job was to sing and chant.
Huge swarms of locusts are attacking farms and fields in the East African countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. Billions of insects are moving through the area, destroying crops in the worst locust invasion in years.
In today's news roundup, a billionaire's offer to pay doctors has ended a four-month strike by Zimbabwe's doctors, Australia struggles with severe weather in addition to bushfires, and Switzerland puts out the smallest gold coin ever.
In today's news roundup, a deadly volcano erupts in New Zealand, Algerians protest their newly elected president, and a hungry artist eats a banana from an artwork valued at $120,000.
Four years ago, the countries of the world promised to cut pollution in order to fight climate change. Now the United Nations (UN) is warning that instead of going down, global pollution levels are going up.
In October, a Rwandan company called Mara opened two factories - one in Rwanda and the other in South Africa. The factories will produce the first smartphones built completely in Africa.
In today's news roundup, climate change is named a health emergency for children, Zimbabwe prints its first new money in 10 years, and a group scans faces to encourage a new law against face scanning.
In today's news roundup, floods have forced hundreds of thousands from their homes in East Africa, Italian schools will begin teaching climate change next year, and movie star James Dean, who died in 1955, will make a new movie.