How I grew my social media followers – Isabella Ayomobi
By Guardian Exclusive
20 August 2020 | 1:01 pm
On Popsicles this week, Isabella Ayomobi talks about her dance career and how she grew her social media followers through dance.
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A South African dance troupe is aiming to revive pantsula - a symbol of Black South African culture and resistance against apartheid.
Street photographer and dancer Emeka Adindu found solace from his mental health struggles in salsa. Now he offers free classes in Nigeria's capital, in a country where issues such as depression and anxiety carry a stigma.
The US-China discussions are expected to focus on addressing non-CO2 emissions, particularly methane, and preparing for the COP28 summit. The talks come amid political tensions between the two nations on multiple fronts.
Bilateral China-US talks could set the tone for the COP28 UN climate summit in November. China's manufacturing-led economy produces the most carbon emissions and Beijing has increased its commitment to coal power.
Chad's President Mahamat Idriss Deby met with Niger coup chief, General Abdourahamane Tiani, in Niger's capital Niamey on Sunday, after attending a summit with West African state leaders.
Germany and the European Commission are in talks about funding new power plants that run on hydrogen and gas. With no outcome as of yet, talks between the two sides are set to continue.
Russia is not taking part in the the two-day meeting. Kyiv said the delegates would look into a 10-point peace formula pushed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The German chancellor said the Saudi-led peace talks and others will help Russia realize it has "taken the wrong path." Scholz was, however, non-committal on whether Berlin would supply Kyiv with Taurus cruise missiles.
Niger's junta on Tuesday said that it was open to talks to resolve a regional crisis caused by last month's military coup, while Russia and the United States called for a peaceful resolution.
Niger's military junta said on Wednesday evening that it was open to a negotiated resolution to the regional crisis sparked by last month's coup d'état. West African military chiefs will meet on Thursday to discuss a possible intervention.
In a renewed attempt to broker peace, Colombia's leftist President Petro agreed on a ceasefire with an armed dissident group. The EMC is a splinter group that rejected the 2016 deal broadly honored by the larger FARC.
Mediation talks reportedly failed over Kosovo's refusal to accept a compromise plan. The EU initiated the meeting seeking to normalize relations between the uneasy neighbors, both of whom hope to join the bloc.
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