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International military expenditure not affected by COVID-19

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the COVID-19 pandemic did not affect military spending by the world’s traditional Big Five with five sub-Saharan African countries also showing increases in their spend on military equipment and material. Worldwide, military spending last year was 2.6% more than in 2019 at a time when the …

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Herbs & Plants: Piliostigma thonningii, a multipurpose medicinal plant

Piliostigma thonningii, common name ‘camel’s foot’, is a leguminous, deciduous tree with a single stem, native to tropical Africa. It grows in open woodland, savannah regions, and wooded grassland in low to medium altitudes. It is a multipurpose tree of vast importance for health. This evergreen species is a good shade tree that fixes nitrogen …

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The Religious Freedom in the World Report 2021

According to the 15th Report of Aid to the Church in Need on religious freedom in the world (2018-2020) 67% of the world’s population (5.200 billion) live in countries where grave violations of religious freedom occur. The ongoing pandemic further impinged on religious freedom, with disproportionate restrictions on religious practice and worship, denial of humanitarian …

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