Africa Headlines

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 06:20:13 GMT
South Africa: Ndebele Artist Esther Mahlangu Honored with Math Doctorate - South African News Briefs - April 18, 2024

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:43:36 GMT
Africa: African Media Leaders Will Gather in Nairobi in May
[allAfrica] In response to pressing appeals from many media practitioners and stakeholders across Africa who believe a free, independent, professional and thriving media industry is essential to the continent's future, AllAfrica Global Media has agre...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:43:59 GMT
Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Celebrates 44 Years of Independence
[The Herald] Murambinda -- For exactly 41 years, no major event was held outside Harare, the citadel of both political and economic power in Zimbabwe, but for the past two years and counting, that has changed with the independence celebrations being ...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:39:42 GMT
Kenya: African Climate Summit Propels Ruto to Time's Top 100 Influential People
[Business Day Africa] Kenyan President William Ruto has earned recognition as one of Time magazine's top 100 influential people, a testament to the country's achievement in hosting a successful Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi last year.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:39:40 GMT
Africa: Hearing Aid Apps Offer Hope to Millions in Africa with Hearing Loss
[The Conversation Africa] In rural Kenya, 64-year-old John Kamau's world of silence is about to change. For decades, isolated by hearing loss from the community's vibrant life and his grandchildren's conversations, he sees hope when a community healt...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:09:38 GMT
Somalia: Food Insecurity Plagues Somalia's Displaced
[Shabelle] In Somalia, an estimated 4 million people--or one-fifth of the population--face acute food insecurity; 3.8 million people are displaced from their homes; and 1.7 million children under five are acutely malnourished. The protracted humanita...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 14:53:24 GMT
Liberia: One Fire Truck for Over Five Million People
[New Republic] The Deputy Director for Operations at the Liberia National Fire Service, Edwin Tisdell has disclosed that the LNFS is operating with only one functional fire truck in the country.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 13:06:21 GMT
Southern Africa: Southern Africa Battles Deadly Cholera Outbreak
[DW] Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi are at the epicenter of the deadliest cholera outbreak in southern Africa in at least a decade. The global stockpile of vaccines to limit the disease's spread has run dry.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 19:28:18 GMT
Ethiopia: An Overview of Ethiopia's First Digital Education Strategy
[Mastercard Foundation] Every month, stakeholders such as policymakers, EdTech entrepreneurs, teachers, and parents come together to discuss the intersection of education and technology at the EdTech Mondays Radio Show.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:20:34 GMT
Liberia: Who Leaked Weah's Assets Declaration Document?
[Liberian Observer] Liberia, like many other countries, has some form of asset declaration requirement for public officials, but the declared assets of most essential government officials are often kept confidential and are prohibited from being made...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:15:49 GMT
West Africa: Ecowas Under Pressure to Reform
[DW] Coups, sanctions, and withdrawal of member states; the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) must either reform or decline, observers warn.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:11:04 GMT
Libya: Libya UN Envoy Resigns
[VOA] Abdoulaye Bathily, the United Nations envoy for Libya has resigned.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 09:53:53 GMT
Ethiopia: UN Raises U.S.$600 Million for Ethiopia, Falls Short of Target
[DW] A UN-led event to secure donations to address Ethiopia's humanitarian crisis fell short of its $1 billion target. The East African country has been hit by conflict and extreme weather in recent years.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 06:58:48 GMT
Africa: World Bank, AfDB Partner to Connect 300 Million Africans to Electricity By 2030
[Premium Times] The bank said 600 million Africans lack access to electricity, creating significant barriers to health care, education, productivity, digital inclusivity, and ultimately job creation

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 06:58:48 GMT
Nigeria: Those Threatening Nigeria's Sovereignty Will Pay Heavy Price - Tinubu
[Premium Times] President Tinubu said his administration is resolute in achieving economic security in a fair and equitable system for all Nigerians.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:50:27 GMT
Cameroon: Cameroon Doctors Flee to Europe, North America for Lucrative Jobs
[VOA] Yaounde, Cameroon -- The state of health care in Cameroon is a source of growing concern, with thousands of doctors fleeing the central African country for lucrative jobs elsewhere, especially in Europe and North America, according to officials...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:50:26 GMT
Namibia: Namibia Rhino Poaching On Rise in First Quarter of 2024
[VOA] Windhoek, Namibia -- Environmentalists in Namibia have accused local wildlife officials of hiding the real extent of rhino poaching in the Etosha National Park, which holds the highest concentration of black rhinos in the world. The Ministry of...

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 16:21:23 GMT
Africa: Annual Meetings 2024 - Better Allocating International Financial Resources to Speed Africa's Transformation
[African Development Bank (AfDB)] Back in February 2013 in Tunis, in response to a journalist who had asked her how the African Development Bank Group differed from other institutions, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, then President of Liberia, replied, "simpl...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:50:19 GMT
Africa: New Nets Prevent 13 Million Malaria Cases in Sub-Saharan Africa
[Global Fund] Compared to standard nets, the introduction of 56 million state-of-the-art mosquito nets in 17 countries across sub-Saharan Africa averted an estimated 13 million malaria cases and 24,600 deaths.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:43:58 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa: Hospitals in Eastern DRC Face Vaccine Shortages
[VOA] Goma -- In the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, specifically in the Beni and Butembo region, parents are finding it hard getting vaccines for their children. Health care providers report that vaccines have been in short supply for several ...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:39:40 GMT
Africa: Africa Is Full of Bats, but Their Fossils Are Scarce - Why These Rare Records Matter
[The Conversation Africa] Africa is home to more than 20% of the world's bat population. There are over 200 species to be found on the continent. South Africa is particularly diverse, with 72 bat species.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:39:39 GMT
Africa: How to End Hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa - Fight Inequality, Gender Imbalances and Climate Change
[The Conversation Africa] A greater part of Africa's population can't afford a healthy diet than any other regional population. Food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa is caused by climate change, high levels of poverty, rapid population growth, low ec...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:39:09 GMT
Africa: Africa Pushing Limits to Boost Renewable Energy Supply Chain, Security
[IPS] Abu Dhabi -- Investors, regulators, researchers, policymakers, and representatives of renewable energy companies, acknowledged the key challenges of shifting away from fossil fuels to renewable energy in Africa when they gathered in Abu Dhabi, ...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:19:50 GMT
Ethiopia: Council of Ministers Unanimously Approves Draft Transitional Justice Policy
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Council of Ministers, in its meeting today, unanimously approved the draft Transitional Justice Policy after it "discussed and added additional input" to the draft.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 14:58:21 GMT
Nigeria: Kano Court Upholds Suspension of APC Chairman
[Premium Times] The application granted by Usman Na'abba on Tuesday follows an exparte motion filed by Ibrahim Sa'ad on behalf of two executive members of APC Ganduje ward, Dawakin-Tofa Local Government Area.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 14:48:17 GMT
Liberia: Hidden Hands Behind Fire Disasters?
[New Republic] House Speaker Jonatha Fonati Koffa has become the latest victim of the continuous fire disaster as his gigantic building in the Rehab community was razed by an evening fire.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 16:21:23 GMT
Africa: African Natural Resources Management and Investment Centre Issues New Report - 'Further Processing of Wood Products in Africa Will Contribute to the Continent's Industrialization and Integration'
[African Development Bank (AfDB)] In March 2024, the African Natural Resources Management and Investment Centre issued a new report, in English-only, "Regional timber-trade flows and trends in Africa". The report offers guidance on taking full advant...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:59:45 GMT
Kenya: Nairobi Home to 4,400 Super-Rich
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The number of super-rich in Nairobi grew by 25 percent to 4,400 last year compared to more than 10 years ago, indicating a growing preference for high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) to set their bases in the capital city.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:56:25 GMT
Ethiopia: UN Falls Short of Billion-Dollar Pledge to Tackle Ethiopia's Hunger Crisis
[RFI] A UN donor conference held in Geneva had hoped to raise significant pledges towards a $1 billion target (€940 million) to address the "critical" humanitarian situation in Ethiopia over the next three months. However pledges fell short at...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:35:44 GMT
Rwanda: Exiled Rwandan Accused of Terrorism Financing Is Dead
[Nile Post] Renowned Rwandan industrialist and businessman, Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, has passed on at the age of 82.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:21:51 GMT
Liberia: Attempted Murder Victim Decries Deception, Threats, Bribery
[Liberian Observer] Jessica Lloyd agreed to marry Lucas Richards with the sole desire of fulfilling his wish to become a biological father.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:18:57 GMT
Liberia: Nimba Senatorial By-Election Lacks Momentum
[Liberian Observer] There is very little leading up to the pending by-election for the Nimba County senatorial seat, with many voters expressing frustration with the political rhetoric from candidates.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:01:32 GMT
Nigeria: Nigerian Breweries to Shut Down Two Plants
[Premium Times] Job cuts are a strong possibility among the "operational efficiency measures" to be adopted by the company in the days ahead