Africa

The UN plane crash site [PHOTO: Allnews]

UN plane crash-lands in Mali

The plane, en route from Bamako to the Malian city of Gao, made a hard landing on Monday, resulting in injuries for all the people on board.

Mogadishu on the map of Somalia

Three killed, four others injured in Somali suicide bombing

The suicide bomber blew up himself near a busy restaurant in Mogadishu’s Hamarjajab district on Monday.

East Asian countries have looked up to Japan as a model of success.

What drove Asia’s economic success stories, and what should Africa emulate?

The book notes the differences between Asia and Africa, and the importance of differentiation.

African Development Bank (AfDB)

AfDB approves $27m for AU COVID-19 Response Initiative

AfDB says the $27.4 million grant will boost AU’s efforts to mobilise continental response to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mogadishu on the map of Somalia

Somali prime minister toppled in no-confidence vote ahead of polls

The prime minister rejected the vote, with his office saying the process was not legitimate.

Map of countries affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) 29.03.2020 [PHOTO: Africanarguments.org]

Africa records 23 per cent increase in COVID-19 cases – WHO

WHO says COVID-19 outbreak has continued to evolve in Africa since it was first detected in Algeria on February 25.

South Africa Police [PHOTO: @SAPoliceService]

Coronavirus: South African protesters demand tourism industry re-opening

The protesters, estimated at more than 200, gathered outside the parliamentary precinct, holding placards with such slogans as “Jobs Save Lives” and “Restaurant Lives Matter”.

Benjamin William Mkapa (Co-Chair, Investment Climate Facility for Africa) at the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, May 7, 2010. [Photo by Zahur Ramji / Mediapix]

Tanzania’s ex-president Benjamin Mkapa dies at 81

Mr Mkapa was elected president in 1995 and was known for instituting economic reforms and promoting stability during his 10 years at the helm.

Coronavirus Test Sample

COVID-19: More than 10,000 African health workers infected – WHO

The pandemic is gathering pace in Africa, with some 750,000 cases and more than 15,000 deaths across the continent, according to the WHO

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo: ITV.com]

Activists speak on challenges, successes in Africa’s fight against tobacco use

The activists say African governments are yet to put strong measures to combat the increasing use of tobacco on the continent

Sample coronavirus test [PHOTO: Euronews] hospital COVID-19

COVID-19: Zimbabwe hospital suspends operations after healthcare workers test positive

The latest infections put to the fore concerns by health workers at the front that they remain at high risk from contracting the virus.

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni

Uganda’s Museveni seeks re-election to extend rule to four decades

Mr Museveni has won five presidential elections and in 2017 Uganda’s parliament

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Day: 2Baba, Amanda Black, other African artists release ‘Stand Together’ song

“Stand Together” is a solidarity anthem featuring some of Africa’s biggest music stars.

Nelson Mandela

UN names second winners of Nelson Mandela Prize

The winners of second Nelson Mandela Prize are Marianna Vardinoyannis, a philanthropist and human rights defender from Greece, and Morissanda Kouyaté, a leading gender advocate from Guinea.

Niger Republic on map

Niger Republic deports 42 Nigerians

12 out of the 42 Nigerians have been sentenced to either pay N50, 000 fine or be remanded in the correctional centre for three months for illegal entry into the Republic of Niger

Congo on Map

Ebola cases in DRC’s Equateur Province surpass previous outbreak – WHO

“The latest outbreak, DRC’s 11th, was declared on June, 1, 2020 after a cluster of cases was detected in Mbandaka area of Equateur Province .”

Map of Gabon [Photo: Pinterest]

Gabon appoints first female Prime Minister

President Ali Bongo Ondimba had on February 12, 2019 appointed Rose Raponda as Defence Minister, after the failed coup in January.

Coronavirus: Covid-19

Three Zambian lawmakers test positive for COVID-19

This brings the total number of lawmakers who tested positive to 19.

Zambian President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu[PHOTO CREDIT: @EdgarCLungu]

COVID-19: Zambian economy to shrink by 4.2% in 2020

The economy’s growth has been downgraded from the initial growth of at least 3 per cent to a negative growth of around minus 4.2 per cent.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a media conference at the end of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg on July 27, 2018, as the heads of the BRICS group -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- met in Johannesburg for an annual summit dominated by the risk of a US-led trade war.

More than 7,000 South African police contract COVID-19

53 of the police officers have passed away, the Police Minister, Bheki Cele, said on Wednesday

Lagos State Isolation centre Onikan [PHOTO CREDIT: The Africa Report.com]

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 612,586

The Africa CDC also disclosed that the death toll from the pandemic surged to 13,519 as of the stated period.

A victim of the Aids pandemic is buried in Cape Town in 2004. Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Coronavirus media coverage must avoid the mistakes of the Aids pandemic in Africa

As COVID-19 becomes the most intensely covered virus in history, there are important lessons to be drawn from the media’s reporting of another global pandemic: HIV/Aids.

A man undergoes testing for COVID-19 at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital isolation centre, Nigeria. Audu Marte/AFP via Getty Images

African countries need cheaper COVID-19 tests: here’s how to get them

An ideal test for the diagnosis of COVID-19 would be cheap, accurate and easy to use. But most real tests are only one – not all three.

South Africa on map

South Africa issues night-time curfew as coronavirus cases rise

“The national “state of disaster” is also to be extended until August 12,” the South African president said.

Zindzi Mandela in 2013. [PHOTO CREDIT: Pete Souza/White House]

Mandela’s daughter, Zindzi, is dead

Zindzi Mandela was South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark