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Friday, December 04, 2020



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.

Violence against women: Africa's shadow pandemic

October 07, 2020 12:08 am

The number of cases of sexualized violence and femicide in Africa has risen during the Covid-19 pandemic. Will those in power finally grow aware of the extent of the problem?

World news wrap Sept 27-Oct 4: Trump catches Covid; Armenia Azerbaijan conflict flares up; and more

October 05, 2020 11:20 pm

From Armenia and Azerbaijan battling over separatist region Nagorno-Karabakh to the presidential debate in the US, here are the top international stories of this week.

COVID-19: Global alliance comes to Africa's rescue in vaccine rush

September 30, 2020 6:01 pm

The goal of an international progam called COVAX is to ensure fair distribution of a licensed and approved vaccine set up by WHO, together with the Gavi, a vaccine alliance, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.

Heart of hope

September 24, 2020 12:43 am

African countries have chosen cooperation as a strategy to deal with pandemic. Rest of the world should take note.

Virus is hastening mobile-banking pioneer’s race to replace cash

June 26, 2020 4:00 pm

Pioneered by Vodafone’s Nairobi-based Safaricom Plc in 2007, mobile money has become an indispensable part of how Africa’s 1.2 billion people pay for goods and services, buy funeral cover or borrow money, without a smartphone.

Explained: How a dam on River Nile may trigger water wars in East Africa

May 27, 2020 10:47 am

Ethiopia’s mega project on the Nile may just allow the country to control the river’s waters, and this is essentially what concerns Egypt because it lies downstream.

Africa: When closed borders become a problem

May 03, 2020 2:20 pm

Many African states have closed their borders due to COVID-19. The movement of goods continues, albeit slowly. For people, transiting countries is difficult and the consequences for workers and small businesses are dire.

Africa dangerously behind in global race for virus gear

April 24, 2020 4:30 pm

Even in the best scenario, the United Nations says 74 million test kits and 30,000 ventilators will be needed by the continent's 1.3 billion people this year.

Covid-19: Africa could slide into severe hunger crises as lockdowns continue

April 23, 2020 7:10 pm

Measures put in place to curb the coronavirus pandemic are pushing millions of people in Africa into severe hunger, relief agencies warn. The locust plague in eastern Africa could exacerbate the crisis.


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.