• September 30, 2022

Airstrike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region kills civilians

An airstrike in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region killed at least five civilians earlier this week as the revived war continues, according to humanitarian workers and an internal document seen by The …

World Bank approves $750 million credit to boost Nigerian reforms

The World Bank has approved a US$750 million credit line for Nigeria to help the country push through reforms to attract investment and create jobs. Several states in Nigeria are struggling …

Liberated Mocímboa marks one year since liberation from Jihadist

In the port city of Mocímboa da Praia in northern Mozambique life is slowly coming back to normal. The city was liberated from jihadists a year ago. Since August 2020 that …

William Ruto sworn in as President of Kenya

A whole audience of heads of state and governments waited for William Samoei Ruto at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani in Nairobi. The officials attended, Tuesday, the inauguration ceremony of …

WHO urges Africa to ramp up implementation of roadmap to curb meningitis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged African countries to ramp up the implementation of a new roadmap, which was launched on Thursday, to curb outbreaks of bacterial meningitis on the …

Senegal’s opposition leader calls for another mega protest on June 29

Senegal’s main opposition leader on Monday called for a fresh demonstration to be held on June 29, despite the previous one being banned and the ensuing clashes leaving three dead. Ousmane …

Cholera kills 150 people in Cameroon

A resurgence of cholera has killed 154 people since October 2021 in Cameroon, where more than 8,200 cases of the disease have been reported, the UN said Monday. Up to the …

20 million farmers in Africa to benefit from $1.5 billion emergency food facility

The African Development Bank has approved a $1.5 billion emergency food production facility for 20 million farmers on the continent. This is aimed at reducing the looming food crisis driven by …

Nigeria’s Jonathan rejects nomination to contest for president

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will not seek the ruling party ticket to contest presidential elections next year, his spokesman said. This follows months of speculation that he was planning to …

50% more cases of Covid reported Within 24 hours in South Africa

A new wave of the coronavirus driven by two new Omicron sub-variants in South Africa has led to more than 50% increase in infections in 24 hours. According to official figures …

Angélique Kidjo and Black Coffee bring Africa 2 new Grammys

Singer Angélique Kidjo and South African DG Black coffee each won a trophy at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday. Africa was represented at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden …

Rwanda making groundwater safe and accessible

Access to affordable, clean and safe water is an ongoing challenge among the poor communities in Rwanda. However, one company is helping to break the gap by purifying groundwater and then …

Former Zambia justice minister arrested for alleged corruption

Given Lubinda was arrested on Monday then released. The Anti-Corruption Commission has charged the acting chairman of Zambia’s main opposition party on five counts including corruption. Zambian former justice minister Given …