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.
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.
Around the world, health experts are struggling to contain many deadly diseases. Scientists have tools to fight many of these diseases, but to be successful, they need cooperation.
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, 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.
In today's news roundup, Bangladesh moves to limit cell service for Rohingya people, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe died, a student learning to fly makes an emergency landing, and the pope gets stuck in an elevator.
In today's news roundup, tens of thousands of women march in Brazil, a Russian plane lands in a cornfield, Tunisia has 26 people running for president, and a 15-year-old girl makes social media posts from her refrigerator - maybe.
Last week, 7 people died and 53 people were rescued when a boat carrying migrants headed for Europe turned over. Italy's government is making it harder for rescue boats to help people like this.
An agreement to share power in Sudan broke down last week as Sudan's army brutally attacked protesters. The protesters are now holding a nationwide strike, hoping to force the army to agree to their demands.