Africa

02.03.2021

Nigeria: Hundreds of kidnapped students released — governor

Nigeria: Hundreds of kidnapped students released — governor

The governor of Zamfara state has said that 279 girls taken from a school are “now safe.” Their abduction was the second mass school kidnapping to take place in Nigeria this year. Hundreds of Nigerian students kidnapped from their boarding school in the northern state of Zamfara have… »

01.03.2021

Africa’s development must be based on resilient approaches with nature and people at the center

Africa’s development must be based on resilient approaches with nature and people at the center

Interview by Kester Kenn Klomegah In this insightful and wide-ranging interview, Professor Patrick Verkooijen, Chief Executive Officer of Global Center on Adaptation discusses the organization’s establishment, its main objectives, challenges and the plans for the future. The Global Center on Adaptation in Africa (GCA Africa), based at the African Development… »

25.02.2021

Russia Steps Up Sputnik V Vaccine To Africa

Russia Steps Up Sputnik V Vaccine To Africa

By Kester Kenn Klomegah As African countries continue to experience increasing coronavirus infections, with the overall number of cases exceeding 3.79 million mid-February, Russia is stepping in to supply 300 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine through the African Union (AU). It is an effort to stop further spread of… »

21.02.2021

What is it Like to be Trapped in a Desert Jail For 20 Years? The Oufkir Family Story

What is it Like to be Trapped in a Desert Jail For 20 Years? The Oufkir Family Story

BOOK REVIEW            Stolen Lives by Malika Oufkir  Book Review by Mona Gonzalez https://www.amazon.com/Stolen-Lives-Twenty-Desert-Oprahs/dp/0786886307 I read Stolen Lives twice. The first time, I couldn’t put it down because it was just shocking. The second time I read it, (for this review), I found new… »

20.02.2021

Ebola strikes West Africa again: key questions and lessons from the past

Ebola strikes West Africa again: key questions and lessons from the past

News of a new outbreak of Ebola in Guinea is indeed distressing. The last in West Africa occurred between 2014 and 2015 and affected Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. It was the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, which began in Guinea and in which more than 11,300 people died. »

19.02.2021

Stand up against gender-based violence with The 77 Percent

Stand up against gender-based violence with The 77 Percent

“Choose what is right” and join Namibian musician EES and DW’s The 77 Percent in calling for an end to gender-based violence! Send us your dance videos to make your statement and win a prize for your participation. DW, Germany’s international broadcaster, and The 77 Percent, its platform for Africa’s youth, are joining Namibian musician EES in promoting a… »

17.02.2021

Western Sahara: the Moroccan monarchy and Polisario, a frozen conflict

Western Sahara: the Moroccan monarchy and Polisario, a frozen conflict

Western Sahara is a desert territory populated by nomadic tribes, which has never been organized into a Nation-state. A territory of 266 000 km2 in northwestern Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, while its west coast overlooks Atlantic. It was under… »

11.02.2021

Give us Access to Tigray to Find Missing Refugees — NRC Pleas

Give us Access to Tigray to Find Missing Refugees — NRC Pleas

By Alison Kentish The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has called for unimpeded access to all parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray Region, to locate an estimated 20,000 unaccounted for refugees and assess damage to its Hitsaats Camp which was looted and set alight in early January. »

10.02.2021

Algeria says France must take responsibility for nuclear waste in Sahara

Algeria says France must take responsibility for nuclear waste in Sahara

Algeria’s senior military official, Bouzid Boufrioua, has called on France to take responsibility for the waste left in the Sahara after its nuclear tests there in the 1960s. Brigadier General Boufrioua is the head of the combat engineering department of the Land Forces Command and made his comments during… »

08.02.2021

“A Moral Catastrophe”: Africa CDC Head Says Lack of Vaccines for the Continent Will Imperil World

“A Moral Catastrophe”: Africa CDC Head Says Lack of Vaccines for the Continent Will Imperil World

Countries across the African continent are facing a second COVID-19 outbreak, linked to a variant first found in South Africa that has been detected in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Comoros and Zambia and more than 20 non-African countries so far. There is concern new variants, which scientists believe are more infectious,… »

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