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Covid-19 crisis makes electricity too costly for millions in Africa, Asia

June 07, 2021 2:55 pm

As the pandemic hit jobs and income, millions are struggling to pay for essential electricity services to power lighting, fans, televisions and mobile phones.

Recession and violence among COVID side effects in Africa, report finds

June 02, 2021 8:42 am

Mob violence rose by 78%, while more than 90 people were killed by security forces implementing lockdown restrictions, the 2021 Ibrahim Forum Report said.

Mali woman gives birth to nine babies

May 07, 2021 12:32 pm

Mali's health minister, Fanta Siby, said in a statement that both the mother and the infants were “doing well”. All the babies were delivered through a caesarean section.

‘Lovely slosh in the pool': Watch elephants enjoy bath time in mud pool

April 06, 2021 3:23 pm

The video, initially shared by Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Africa’s oldest wildlife charities and conservation organisation on Twitter features their elephants Bondeni, Maisha, Larro and Roho.

Is Africa's music streaming revolution on the horizon?

March 22, 2021 9:33 pm

The Swedish streaming giant Spotify takes a similar view. So far, the platform is only available in five African countries. By the end of the year, it aims to provide services to 39 countries on the continent. Spotify's main competitor, Apple Music, already expanded its offerings last year.

India, Africa and climate diplomacy

February 14, 2021 8:17 pm

India’s climate diplomacy through the multilateral route may bring huge dividends, especially by placing Africa at the core of its operations.

East Africa braces for a return of the locusts

January 06, 2021 10:07 am

East Africa has not just suffered from the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, but also the worst locust plague in decades. Now, the swarms are returning, and experts are concerned about food security in the region.

Explained: On Nile, a Grand Dam divides African nations

January 06, 2021 7:53 am

The long-standing dispute has been a cause of concern for international observers who fear that it may increase conflict between the two nations and spill out into other countries in the Horn of Africa.

Explained: 18 African nations went to the polls in 2020. Here's what was at stake

December 30, 2020 4:25 pm

The election processes in these countries have made for an interesting watch: totalitarian governments fought to retain control while pro-democracy activists have struggled to wrestle it from them.

Coronavirus pandemic slows Africa's progress against HIV

December 01, 2020 1:55 pm

HIV infection rates are falling in many African countries, and effective drugs are increasing the life expectancy of patients. But the coronavirus pandemic has meant a major setback in the fight against AIDS.


Kenya's ivory pyre to spread awareness about elephant poaching

April 29, 2016 1:08 pm

Around a dozen ivory pyres were set in preparation for it to be torched on Saturday to encourage global efforts to help stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos.

PM Modi greets African delegates on sidelines of India-Africa Forum Summit

October 28, 2015 4:18 pm

The ministers and officials are in New Delhi for the third India-Africa Forum Summit, to be held between October 26 and 30.

Living on the edge in conflict-hit Central African Republic

January 28, 2014 4:24 pm

A new interim civilian government has pledged to halt the violence and attempt to organise elections in Central African Republic before February 2015.


Africa to be major energy source for India, says Petroleum Minister

January 22, 2016 5:40 am

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said that with the global economic situation currently at a critical phase, it is imperative that India and Africa forge deeper collaboration, particularly in the field of energy. Indian refiners boosted imports of African crude oil in 2015 to the highest in at least five years and slightly cut their intake from America as refiners benefited from changing global oil flows caused by surplus supply. Pradhan said the Government has decided to diversify energy basket. Pradhan added that the new discoveries in Africa have seen oil reserves grow by over 100 percent and gas reserves grow by over 55 percent and this would improve Africa's position as an exporter of not only oil but also gas. India, the world's fourth-biggest oil consumer, raised its imports of African oil as the continent's mainly light, sweet crudes helped fill increasing demand for gasoline and diesel fuel.