Category: Africa

Africa: Dismantling Barriers to Women’s Participation in Peace Processes

January 16, 2021
Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund launches new rapid financing tool Originally published by the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund The Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) – together with UN, government and civil society partners – launched on Thursday a new financing mechanism to urgently accelerate women’s influence and participation in peace processes across the

South Africa: Policies Go Some Way to Tackling Poverty and Inequality. but More Is Needed

January 16, 2021
South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world. More than 50% of the population live in poverty. Despite notable gains in poverty reduction post-apartheid, poverty levels have remained consistently highest among women, black South Africans, people with disabilities, and those living in rural areas. The government has committed itself to addressing

Africa: Advisors Propose New System to Regulate China’s Overseas Investments

January 15, 2021
Beijing — A government-backed coalition of international advisors to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has recommended that China apply more stringent environmental controls over its overseas investments. If adopted, this would be a major departure from China’s usual approach of deferring to host country rules, many of them inadequate, for regulating its overseas investments.

KENYA/SOMALIA : MBDA to help Kenyan forces in AMISOM demine Al-Shabaab-plagued Somalian front

January 15, 2021
Right after offering its demining solutions to the Sahel region armies, the European defence firm MBDA is ready to roll out its equipment in the Horn of Africa. Source link

Zambia: ‘We Will Be Ready for CHAN’ – Zambia Midfielder Sakala

January 15, 2021
Zambia midfielder Benson Sakala says the team has adapted well to weather conditions in Cameroon ahead of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) that kicks off on January 16. In an interview after the morning training session at the Kadji Sports Academy (KSA), Sakala, who is the vice-captain of the squad, said competition in the team

Africa: Brave Warriors Jet Off to Cameroon for African Nations Championship Finals Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

January 14, 2021
Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria Thursday revealed the 28 Brave Warriors for the upcoming African Nations Championship (CHAN) Finals in Cameroon. The team departed on Thursday for the tourney that will kick off on Saturday. Namibia will face Zambia, Guinea and Tanzania in Group D, and will start their campaign on 19 January against

Namibia: Warriors Head for Controversial CHAN Finals

January 14, 2021
The Brave Warriors were still awaiting Covid-19 tests yesterday ahead of their departure for Cameroon this morning to participate in the 2021 African Nations Championship which has already been plunged into controversy. At print deadline yesterday the final Brave Warriors squad had not been announced, since the management was still awaiting the final results of

Africa: Uniabuja to Pioneer Diabetes Studies in Africa

January 13, 2021
Lagos and Abuja — The University of Abuja has entered into a partnership with Diabetes Africa, a network of health professionals to establish a top-class educational programme on Diabetes Education, aimed at improving the quality of care offered to diabetes patients across Africa. The partnership which will also address the dearth of diabetologists and other

GUINEA : Guinean opposition seeks help from French lawyers Klugman and Terel after wave of arrests

January 13, 2021
Patrick Klugman and Ivan Terel are to travel to Guinea this week to help an association of lawyers created by Cellou Dalein Diallo’s UFDG party. Source link

Zimbabwe: Olinda Hints On Another Wedding, Baby With Tytan

January 13, 2021
After reportedly getting back together with her estranged husband, United Kingdom-based socialite and businesswoman, Olinda Chapel has taken to social media seeking ideas on which direction to take following her reunion with Njabulo “Tytan” Nkomo. Writing on Facebook, Olinda tossed a rhetorical question at her legion of fans asking whether or not it is allowed

Africa: UN Agencies, Partners Establish Global Ebola Vaccine Stockpile

January 12, 2021
In a major milestone in the fight against deadly diseases, United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners announced on Tuesday, the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile, to help control future epidemics by ensuring timely access to vaccines for populations at risk, during outbreaks. Ebola virus disease is a severe and often fatal illness, with

Zimbabwe: Shutt Rules the Roost in SA

January 12, 2021
Zimbabwe’s Top — ranked junior golfer Keegan Shutt celebrated his first victory on South African soil in the Nomads SA Under-15 Championship at Selborne Golf Club at the weekend. The 14-year-old sandwiched a flawless one-under 71 between two rounds of 75 to record a two-shot triumph on five-over 221. The South Coast once again proved

Africa Surpasses Three Million Covid-19 Cases, Most in South Africa

January 11, 2021
The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than three million cases have been logged on the continent since the start of the pandemic, with South Africa accounting for more than 30 percent. South Africa has recorded some 1.2 million Covid-19 cases, with a recent spike in infections due to a new variant

Namibia Records 105 Covid Deaths in Six Weeks

January 11, 2021
NAMIBIA has recorded 105 deaths in a space of six weeks following a spike in coronavirus cases. Despite the high number of deaths, Namibia is still to reveal a vaccine rollout strategy. On average, Namibia has been recording 18 deaths per week since the start of December last year. The death rate increased in the

Africa: Over 3 Million Covid-19 Cases Across Continent

January 10, 2021
As of January 10, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,021,772. Reported deaths in Africa reached 72,123 and 2,449,587 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,214,176 – and 32,824 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (451,637), Tunisia (157,514), Egypt (148,799), Ethiopia (127,792), and Libya (104,002). For the latest totals, see

Zimbabwe: MDC Alliance MP Job Sikhala Arrested

January 10, 2021
POLICE have arrested MDC Alliance top politician Job Sikhala outside the Harare magistrates’ court. Sikhala, also a lawyer, was part of the legal team representing freelance journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who was arrested Friday charged with communicating falsehoods through tweeting that a junior police officer had killed a baby with a baton stick earlier during the

Africa: Anticov Treatment Clinical Trial Crucial for Africa

January 10, 2021
Nairobi — The ANTICOV COVID-19 clinical trial, aimed at identifying treatments that prevent mild cases from progressing to severe forms of the disease, is crucial to Africa, researchers say. The trial will investigate home-based treatments to help prevent local health systems from being overwhelmed. Borna Nyaoke-Anoke, Senior Clinical Project Manager & Medical Manager for DNDi,

Zimbabwe: Jail Nightmare for Chin’ono As Journalist Remanded in Custody

January 9, 2021
JOURNALIST Hopewell Chin’ono has been remanded in custody. This follows his arrest on Friday and subsequent court appearance this Saturday charged with communicating falsehoods in a matter involving the violent smashing of a commuter omnibus transport window whose glass fragments injured a baby who was among Bindura bound passengers earlier in the week. Initial reports

Africa: Eritrea in the Tigray War – What We Know and Why It Might Backfire

January 9, 2021
The war against the TPLF will not be quick or easy, and it already looks to be going badly for Eritrea’s president. There is little doubt now that Eritrean forces are participating in the war in Tigray. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has <a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-55295650″>denied</a> it and Eritrea’s foreign minister has <a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/africa/2020-11-10-eritrea-denies-troop-incursion-into-ethiopias-tigray/”>insisted</a>

CHINA/GUINEA : iB2's experts in Guinean bauxite move forward with alumina plans in China

January 8, 2021
Covid-19 willing, early this year French iB2 will begin engineering work on its first alumina production unit in Shanxi province Source link

Malawi: MRA Unveils ‘Kuiphula NDI Lisiti Langa’ Campaign

January 8, 2021
Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has unveiled ‘Kuiphula ndi lisiti langa’ campaign from January to March this year to encourage consumers to demand Electronic Fiscal Device (EFD) receipts for every transaction made to enhance collection of Value Added Tax (VAT). MRA Deputy Commissioner General, Henry Ngutwa, disclosed Tuesday during the launch of the campaign at Msonkho

Africa: AfCFTA – Africa Opens for Free Trade

January 8, 2021
African countries opened their markets to each other on 1st January under the continental free trade agreement and now duty-free trading of goods across borders is underway despite the COVID-19 pandemic and other teething problems that need sorting out for a smoother full rollout. The new market, created under the African Continental Free Trade Area

WEST AFRICA : ECOWAS heads of state prepare for 23 January summit in Abuja

January 7, 2021
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will hold a vast summit of its member heads of state in Abuja on 23 January under the high patronage of President Muhammadu Buhari. Source link

Africa: Continent Nears 70,000 Covid-19 Deaths

January 7, 2021
As of January 7, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 2,914,559. Reported deaths in Africa reached 69,861 and 2,395,410 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,149,591 – and 31,368 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (447,081), Tunisia (149,881), Egypt (145,590), Ethiopia (126,786), and Libya (102,880). For the latest totals,

KENYA : Ruto loses his lookout at State House

January 6, 2021
President Uhuru Kenyatta is now keeping his closest State House collaborator, his private secretary and nephew, Jomo Gecaga, at arm’s Source link

Zimbabwe: 12 Months Imprisonment for ZimDancehall Trio

January 6, 2021
Harare Magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti has sentenced three Zimdancehall music promoters and producer DJ Fantan, DJ Levels and Dammer to 12 months in prison after being convicted of breaching COVID-19 lockdown regulations. Muchuchuti halved the trio’s sentence on the grounds that they did not wasting the court’s time by pleading guilty on initial appearance. Dj Fantan

Africa: Good Ventures, Through Open Philanthropy, Continues Support for Malaria Consortium’s Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Programme

January 5, 2021
Malaria Consortium is delighted to receive continued support from Good Ventures, through Open Philanthropy, for its seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) programme. This support means Malaria Consortium is able to continue to contribute to closing gaps in coverage of SMC in eligible areas and plan with confidence for the next 2-3 years. The $27 million grant

Namibia: Covid-19 Strains Hospitals – allAfrica.com

January 5, 2021
PRIVATE hospitals are getting overwhelmed with the rising Covid-19 cases while state hospitals are still accommodating patients as pressure mounts on the health delivery system. Figures from the Ministry of Health and Social Services show that hospital admissions in Namibia currently stand at 255 with 39 of them in intensive care units (ICUs) as of

Africa: Here’s How Africans Can Advocate for COVID-19 Vaccine Equity

January 5, 2021
Lagos — Now that COVID-19 vaccines are available, the richest countries in the world have effectively bought them up. African leaders have let them. As an African, I am disappointed at these leaders who have become so dependent on rich western nations to fund every aspect of healthcare delivery on the continent that they are

WEST AFRICA : Le Drian's trip to Ouagadougou reset for mid-January

January 4, 2021
The French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is expected to travel to Ouagadougou in the first half of January. Source link