Category: Africa

South Africa: Health Minister – High Number of KZN Riot Detainees Test Positive for Coronavirus

September 28, 2021
The government has sounded the alarm as a high number of those arrested over last week’s riots have tested positive for Covid-19. Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says also that … Read More The post South Africa: Health Minister – High Number of KZN Riot Detainees Test Positive for Coronavirus appeared first on Black Politics.

East Africa: How Covid-19 Has Increased Fertility, Adolescent Pregnancy and Maternal Deaths in East and Southern African Countries

July 11, 2021
LUANDA, Angola, MBABANE, Eswatini, PRETORIA, South Africa and LUSAKA, Zambia–“Young people are able to access [sexual and reproductive health] services but not as much as they used to before the lockdown,” said Kondelwani Kamanga, a 27-year-old student from Zambia. Globally, weaknesses in health-care systems have been exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the provision of

Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 150,000 Across Continent

July 11, 2021
Cape Town — As of July 10 confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 5,869,127 while over 37,004,431 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 150,483 and 5,067,406 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases 2,157,687 and 63,873 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (539,839), Tunisia (481,735), Egypt (282,864),

Zimbabwe: Jah Prayzah Ropes in Local Acts for Album Launch

July 9, 2021
Musicians Trevor Dongo, Mwenje Mathole, Mbeu and Feli Nandi will be the supporting acts for tonight’s Jah Prayzah virtual “Gwara” album launch performances on Gateway Stream music platform. Last weekend, Jah Prayzah released the audio songs for his new album “Gwara” on the same platform and promised fans a virtual performance today. IThe three-hour long

Africa: Iconic African Curator – Okwui Enwezor

July 8, 2021
Often credited for turning global attention to the rich and expansive art of the Global South, he battled fiercely against the deeply embedded and reductive nature of the Euro- and Western-centric art world. This week, our Maverick Life Art School series takes a closer look at the undeniably iconic Okwui Enwezor Curator: Okwuchukwu Emmanuel Enwezor

Africa: Gambia Chairs Africa Group At the United Nations

July 7, 2021
BANJUL, 6 July 2021: The Republic of The Gambia has been nominated to chair the Africa Group of Permanent Representatives at the United Nations in New York for the month of July. The Africa Group at the United Nations is made up of 54 African Union Member States. The bloc coordinates efforts on various topics,

Botswana: Covid-19 and New Directions in Corporate Botswana Social Spend

July 7, 2021
‘Clearly, the time has come for social spend to be approached in ways that are smarter and more sustainable, delivering long-term positive Impact’ (Zim, 2018) Gobe Taziba* Corporate social spend has been ongoing in Botswana since time immemorial. Scattered documentation of such spend can be found in various annual, CSI, and project reports. This is

Africa: A Call to Action – Statement from the International Rescue Committee on the Generation Equality Forum Paris

July 6, 2021
New York — After three days of meetings of the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) from Paris, the international community has agreed on a Global Acceleration Plan to achieve gender equality. The GEF Paris, hosted by the Government of France from 30 June – 2 July, brought together heads of state, civil society, and activists to

Africa: Tracing the History of Farming Across Africa Gives Clues to Low Production Outputs

July 6, 2021
Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa is under-performing, leaving 30% of people in the region food insecure. Food insecurity means that not all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs. Many reasons have been put forward for this state of

DJIBOUTI/ETHIOPIA : Addis Ababa and Djibouti about to call for bids for a second interconnection line

July 5, 2021
State-run electric companies Electricité de Djibouti (EdD) and Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) recently began looking for a consultant to work on a project to build the second power interconnection line between Ethiopia and Djibouti. Source link