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Tuesday, February 18, 2020



Explained: Africa has been spared so far from coronavirus. Why?

February 15, 2020 3:37 pm

Some 24 countries apart from China have registered cases of the coronavirus, now officially named Covid-19. None of them are in Africa, despite the increasingly tight links between the two regions.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to Africa after long absence

February 14, 2020 10:07 pm

Mike Pompeo is visiting Senegal, Angola, and Ethiopia as the Trump administration tries to counter the growing interest of China, Russia and other global powers in Africa and its booming young population of more than 1.2 billion.

World Radio Day 2020: Radio — Africa's prime medium

February 13, 2020 3:58 pm

Some see radio as a medium of the past. But that's not the case in Africa. Despite the advent of the internet and social media, radio remains extremely popular on the continent.

Africa holds 'silence the guns' summit

February 10, 2020 7:09 am

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said silencing the guns was about human rights and sustainable development, and the AU's initiative had the UN's full support.

One in three girls from poor households has never attended school: UNICEF

January 20, 2020 3:01 pm

A new study has revealed that one out of three adolescent girls from the poorest households around the world has never been to school. Gender discrimination and ethnic origin are some of the reasons behind the exclusion.

How US firms helped Africa’s richest woman exploit her country’s wealth

January 20, 2020 9:47 am

Dos Santos, estimated to be worth over $2 billion, claims she is a self-made woman who never benefited from state funds. But a different picture has emerged under media scrutiny in recent years: She took a cut of Angola’s wealth, often through decrees signed by her father. She acquired stakes in the country’s diamond exports, its dominant mobile phone company, two of its banks and its biggest cement maker, and partnered with the state oil giant to buy into Portugal’s largest petroleum company.

French President Macron calls colonialism in Africa a 'grave mistake'

December 22, 2019 5:24 pm

It was not the first time that Emmanuel Macron expressed remorse on behalf of France over its colonial past. During his campaign for the presidency, he made headlines by referring to France's colonization of Algeria as a "crime against humanity."

African countries set meetings to resolve Nile dam dispute

December 10, 2019 12:42 pm

The foreign ministers of the three countries met in Washington Monday with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and World Bank President David Malpass in an effort to resolve the dispute.

In strife-torn Sahel, a global pledge to restore 100 mn hectares of land, 10 mn green jobs by 2030

September 10, 2019 9:24 pm

The Sahel region of Africa - a nearly 3,860 km semi-arid expanse of sandy, barren, rocky land - is one of the most environmentally degraded regions in the world.

Nigeria signs Africa free trade agreement

July 07, 2019 10:27 pm

In signing the deal at the African Union summit in Niger, Muhammadu Buhari called on the contient's nations to band together to attract investment, grow local manufacturing and combat smuggling.


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.