AllAfrica News: Africa
Mo 18 Jan 2021 09:43:29 CET
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As of January 18, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,261,125 . Reported deaths in Africa reached 78,874 and 2,676,282 people have recovered.
Mo 18 Jan 2021 08:47:07 CET
[The Conversation Africa] On the day before the 2020 US presidential election, Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, the leader of the African Christian Democratic Party in South Africa, tweeted:
Mo 18 Jan 2021 05:03:36 CET
[Premium Times] Nigerian govt unveils guidelines for export to AfCTA countries
Mo 18 Jan 2021 10:38:45 CET
[Daily Maverick] History will judge this South African government and the African Union for their silence in this moment. To continually side with oppressive leaders does not serve the needs of the continent and creates far more adverse prospects for the region.
Mo 18 Jan 2021 10:15:58 CET
[Daily Maverick] The economic impacts of Covid-19 for Africa are expected to cause the first recession for the continent in 25 years, threatening to undo years of economic progress. Government interventions to combat the virus have been effective from a public health perspective, but they are not economically sustainable.
Mo 18 Jan 2021 15:53:08 CET
[Namibia Economist] The 2020 Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) kicked off on Saturday 16 January in Cameroon.
Mo 18 Jan 2021 14:36:30 CET
[Daily Maverick] Scientists predict the virus will be with us for the long run, but probably as just another common cold.
Mo 18 Jan 2021 14:03:57 CET
[Namibian] NAMIBIA will soon receive an additional consignment of Covid-19 vaccines procured for all 54 African countries through a partnership between the African Union (AU) and African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).
Mo 18 Jan 2021 14:00:30 CET
[Citizen] Our lead story in yesterday's Life Style Magazine was on a subject-matter that is fast catching on in our part of the world: intra-African tourism. Titled 'A traveller's dream to make intra-Africa travel easy,' the article explored the tourism industry in general - doing so with considerable cooperation from a 20-year veteran of the travel and tourism business, one Ms Leina Lemomo.
Mo 18 Jan 2021 11:28:09 CET
[Daily Maverick] Daily Maverick's Our Burning Planet and Maverick Citizen are partnering with the Climate Justice Charter Movement to report on issues central to our survival - the climate crisis and people's democratic alternatives. This article is part of the series and focuses on the challenges young people face as they try to organise to raise awareness and catalyse action on the climate crisis.
Mo 18 Jan 2021 11:00:43 CET
[The Herald] When President Mnangagwa announced on November 24, 2017 that Zimbabwe would pursue an engagement and re-engagement drive to establish and re-establish good relations with all countries of the world, many people thought it was empty talk.
Mo 18 Jan 2021 10:47:16 CET
[The Herald] "America must learn from Africa's wisdom where a president is sworn in within 48 hours of being elected into power. And, you know, Africans are not stupid, they know that this saves a lot of nonsense from happening. Now look who is having the last laugh? Of course, it is Africa!"
Mo 18 Jan 2021 10:45:13 CET
[Premium Times] Most African countries, including Nigeria, are banking on benefitting from the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Assess Facility, or Covax, the World Health Organization-backed programme
Mo 18 Jan 2021 10:16:28 CET
[Daily Maverick] It is time for a new kind of leadership to emerge -- leadership that thinks globally and locally, tenaciously guided by both a pragmatic and visionary modus operandi, leadership that blends strength with humility, leadership that does not amass power for the sake of power.
Mo 18 Jan 2021 08:48:43 CET
[The Conversation Africa] Amid the serious criminal offences committed during the recent breach of the US Capitol, one prominent trespass was against good taste. Numerous commentators, including original I Three singers Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt, took exception to Trump supporters singing Bob Marley classics "Three Little Birds" and "One Love".
Mo 18 Jan 2021 08:35:05 CET
[UN News] Building a global coalition for carbon neutrality by mid-century will be the UN's "central objective", the world body's top official told a conference on climate action on Monday.
Mo 18 Jan 2021 11:10:47 CET
[This Day] Advantage Health Africa (AHA) has appointed Mr. Michael Heavens as the Managing Director/CEO, Advantage Pharmaceuticals Limited (APL).
So 17 Jan 2021 13:48:10 CET
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As of January 17, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,237,229. Reported deaths in Africa reached 78,325 and 2,650,693 people have recovered.
So 17 Jan 2021 14:14:21 CET
[The Conversation Africa] Another year, another climate record broken. Globally, 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year ever recorded. This was all the more remarkable given that cool conditions in the Pacific Ocean - known as La Niña - began to emerge in the second half of the year. The Earth's mean surface temperature in 2020 was 1.25°C above the global average between 1850 and 1900 - one data point maybe, but part of an unrelenting, upward trend that's largely driven by greenhouse gases from human activities.
So 17 Jan 2021 14:02:28 CET
[Daily Trust] Musu Bakoto Sawo, a Gambian changemaker and tireless women rights advocate, has emerged winner of the 2020 Daily Trust African of the Year award.
So 17 Jan 2021 13:19:31 CET
[Nation] The 2020 African Nations Championships (Chan), the biggest football tournament in Africa since the outbreak of Covid-19, started Saturday in Cameroon.
Sa 16 Jan 2021 09:09:05 CET
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As climate extremes and human practices degrade land in the Sahel, donors boost backing for a major initiative to halt desertification that is lagging behind its goals
Fr 15 Jan 2021 10:04:22 CET
[allAfrica] As of January 15, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,176,244. Reported deaths in Africa reached 76,741 and 2,593,474 people have recovered.
Sa 16 Jan 2021 21:51:09 CET
[UN Women] Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund launches new rapid financing tool
Fr 15 Jan 2021 21:46:56 CET
[IPS] 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.
Fr 15 Jan 2021 21:45:21 CET
[The Conversation Africa] As countries across the world begin to purchase and roll out COVID-19 vaccines, a key question is how far the vaccine is from reaching Africa and how accessible it will be for the continent. Moina Spooner, Commissioning Editor with The Conversation Africa, asked Mosoka Fallah, an expert on infectious diseases, to provide his insights.
Fr 15 Jan 2021 13:28:40 CET
[SciDev.Net] Cape Town -- African technology hubs are challenging the dominance of traditional universities as sources of knowledge production, and are becoming better suited to a fast-paced knowledge economy, a study says.
Fr 15 Jan 2021 11:29:06 CET
[The Conversation Africa] Just a week after the U.S. Capitol was attacked by his supporters, Donald Trump has become the first president of the United States to be impeached twice. But regardless of how Trump leaves the White House -- the Senate won't act on the impeachment before Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20 -- the domestic terrorism he has inspired will not end there.
Fr 15 Jan 2021 11:26:20 CET
[ISS] African climate-linked migration tends to be dominated by European narratives. In reality, most of these migrants move within their own countries and regions. As climate change impacts intensify, migration will increase. African cities, countries and regions need to be more aware of the phenomenon and incorporate it into all levels of planning.
Do 14 Jan 2021 10:09:46 CET
[allAfrica] As of January 14, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,142,330. Reported deaths in Africa reached 75,688 and 2,562,487 people have recovered.