Millions of African Muslims Mark Eid Holiday Amid Uncertain Times

JOHANNESBURG – Eid al-Fitr is a special time of year for the nearly half of Africa’s population who are adherents of Islam. But this year’s celebration is different amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic and the devastation it has caused across the continent. Last year’s festival was overshadowed by lockdowns and pandemic restrictions worldwide. Some of the same restrictions are in place this year, said Sheikh Mohammed Isaak, an imam at Nairobi’s prominent Jamia Mosque, but they have adapted. “This is a great challenge,” he told VOA. “But despite that, we…

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CDC Says Vaccinated People Can Go Back to Normal Life

Health officials are recommending lifting most COVID-19 restrictions for people who are fully vaccinated. That means no more masks or social distancing, indoors or outdoors, according to updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic,” said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky. “We have all longed for this moment.” For now, masks are still required on planes, trains and buses. Walensky said the CDC would be updating travel guidance…

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Sungrow Joins Hands with JCM Power and InfraCo to Construct Malawi’s First Solar-plus-storage Project

DEDZA, Malawi, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sungrow, the global leading PV and ESS solutions supplier for renewables, has recently partnered with JCM Power, InfraCo Africa, RINA and Innovate UK to construct the Republic of Malawi’s first utility-scale solar-plus-storage project. Located in the Dedza district of Malawi near the town of Golomoti, the 20MWac solar […]

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