What happened when the Olympic committee tried to exclude Brazil’s African faiths

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What happened when the Olympic committee tried to exclude Brazil’s African faiths happened Happened : RIO DE JANEIRO (RNS) When Mother Fatima Damas discovered her African-Brazilian religious beliefs would not be represented in the interfaith rooms of the Olympic Village, she was so incensed she launched a campaign to overturn the controversial exclusion. “We may not have millions of followers but our faith matters here in our country, and this showed a lack of respect,” said Damas, president of Brazil’s Umbanda Spiritualist Congregation. The International Olympic Committee had chosen only…

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Fall armyworm ‘threatens African farmers’ livelihoods’

Fall armyworm 'threatens African farmers' livelihoods'

Fall armyworm ‘threatens African farmers’ livelihoods’ Image copyrightCABIImage captionThe armyworm burrows into cobs Scientists are calling for urgent action to halt the spread of a pest that is destroying maize crops and spreading rapidly across Africa. The fall armyworm poses a major threat to food security and agricultural trade, warns the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (Cabi). It says farmers’ livelihoods are at risk as the non-native insect threatens to reach Asia and the Mediterranean. The Food and Agriculture Organization plans emergency talks on the issue. The fall armyworm,…

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