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Saturday headlines: Like metal from plants

More than a million children in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi have received at least one dose of the first anti-malaria vaccine. / France24

Turkey makes a broad push into Africa in search of markets, resources, and diplomatic influence. / The Economist

Recent floods that ravaged South Africa made for one of the country's worst natural disasters. / EcoWatch

Given a spate of military coups, Senegal's peaceful holding of elections is a bright spot for civilian politics. / Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

Related: Some thoughts on state- and peace-building on the African continent. / Twitter

Nine US cities, led by Los Angeles, are generating more solar power today than the entire country did a decade ago. / Grist

James Bridle: If we can farm metal from plants, what else can we learn from life on Earth? / The Guardian

In 2020, guns overtook car crashes to become the leading cause of death for US children and teenagers. / BBC News

Thousands of LGBTQ students and friends go silent to protest discrimination. / BuzzFeed News

Kyle Chayka: The point of Twitter of late seems to be continuing a debate over "the abstract question of who can say what to whom, and where." / The New Yorker

Kaitlyn Tiffany: Doxxing once defined a category of behaviors. "Now it expresses an emotion." / The Atlantic

See also: Barack Obama's speech to Stanford graduates about disinformation. / Medium

Former pop stars and rockers—Suzanne Vega, Billy Bragg, Terence Trent D'Arby—describe how it felt when the crowds went elsewhere. / The Guardian

From a previously unpublished profile, Lawrence Weschler visits the Natural History Museum with Oliver Sacks. / Orion Magazine

Hand mnemonics were once commonplace—to learn language, teach music, memorize systems, or calculate time. / Public Domain Review

A remembrance of American raving and a visit to Austria's "Freetekno movement," where raving goes to an extreme. / Astra Magazine