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|NAIROBI Cheap Nike Air Max 97 OG Silver Bullet , March 8 (Xinhua) -- The third edition of African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) awards supported by campaigners and bilateral agencies were launched on Tuesday.
Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), a continental civil society based in Kenya, and a host of bilateral donors, have supported the award that seeks to reward African media professionals who have elevated the profile of climate change through their reporting.
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Applicants will submit a compelling story on climate change impacts to local communities and their livelihoods.
The overall winners will be feted at a ceremony to be held in South Africa during the World Environment Day on June 5.
Mithika said campaigners intend to incentivize African media professionals to enable them report on climate change factually and consistently.
"Climate change will dominate the 21st century discourse and it is high time our media gave it the prominence it deserves. We require the media to simplify and communicate the science of climate change to the wider audience," said Mithika.
He noted that awareness campaigns targeting key stakeholders like businesses and local communities have strengthened response to climate change in many African countries.
African countries require a vibrant media to help spread public education on science and policies related to climate change.
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"The media has a critical role to play in highlighting the link between climate change and sustainable development. It should raise visibility of cross cutting issues like food and energy security, habitat loss and conflicts that are linked to climate change," Atani remarked. Enditem
By Michael Place
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Brazil is battling to contain an outbreak of the Zika virus, which has been linked with birth defects and the paralysis-causing Guillain-Barre syndrome.
The US centers for disease control and prevention has warned pregnant women against traveling to Brazil and 21 other countries where the virus is present.
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"Rio 2016 will continue to monitor the issue closely and follow guidance from the health ministry," the organizing committee said in a statement.
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According to Nancy Bellei, the coordinator of clinical virology at Brazil's infectious diseases institute, current high humidity meant tourists faced a greater risk.
"This is the worst time to deal with an epidemic of a virus we know very little about," she said. "The government is trying to raise awareness and fight the mosquito but we won't achieve control in the short term under the current circumstances."
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Zika originated in Africa and is thought to have spread to Brazil by tourists in 2014.
Local health officials say the mosquito is behind a rise in the incidence of microcephaly, a condition that causes unusually small infant head size. It can lead to stillbirths and long-lasting health problems for survivors.
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Rio is also struggling to finish a raft of infrastructure projects in time for the Olympics, including a new subway line and several event venues.
In addition, organizers have cut about 500 million US dollars in expenses while Rio's sailing and rowing venues face ongoing pollution concerns linked to the city's inadequate sewage system. Enditem
KAMPALA， March 27 (Xinhua) -- The President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)， Sebastian Coe has vowed to ensure a refugee team's participation in the World Relays in Bahamas on April 23-24.
Speaking to Xinhua before the IAAF World Cross Country Championship in Kampala on Sunday， Coe said it is unfortunate that the refugee team failed to make it to Uganda for the Cross Country.
"We will be doing everything we possibly can to have that refugee team represented and be with us at the IAAF World Relays in Bahamas in a few weeks time，" said .