WHO warns of 'dramatic evolution' of virus in Africa

2020-03-27 19:12

The World Health Organisation's regional director for Africa has warned the continent faces a "dramatic evolution" of the coronavirus pandemic.

African nations impose restrictions as coronavirus crisis looms

2020-03-16 22:45

The coronavirus has now been confirmed in at least 30 of Africa's 54 countries, officials say, as regional power South Africa warns of a new crisis once the virus begins to spread at home and into crowded low-income communities.

Twitter CEO will 'reconsider' his plan to move to Africa because of the coronavirus

2020-03-06 05:44

Activist hedge fund Elliot Management targeted Jack Dorsey's spot as CEO of Twitter, partially over the Africa plan.

Vulnerable continent: Africa and the coronavirus

2020-02-28 22:03

The first detected case of coronavirus in Africa highlights the vulnerability of the world's poorest continent to outbreaks of contagious diseases.

I took a R289, 4-day train ride between Zambia and Tanzania, and even though it was delayed by an entire day, I'd do it again

2020-02-15 12:58

The TAZARA is claimed to be among the world's most scenic train rides — and a unique way to have an inexpensive African safari.

African leaders grapple with failure to 'silence the guns'

2020-02-07 21:00

Seven years ago, amid extravagant celebrations marking the African Union's 50th anniversary, the continent's heads of state declared they would "end all wars in Africa by 2020."

Kenya is being menaced by swarms of billions of locusts, and only has 5 small planes spraying pesticide to fight back

2020-02-04 05:42

A single swarm can have as a many as 150 million locust, regional authorities told the AP.

'Dangerous' to crop African voices on climate: Uganda activist

2020-01-28 21:30

Africa is on the frontlineof climate change, and it is crucial to listen to voices from the continent in global discussions about the crisis, Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate has said.

Singer Akon has finalised plans to build a 800-hectare city in Senegal that's powered by his cryptocurrency, Akoin

2020-01-16 16:05

Akon, whose cryptocurrency is called "Akoin," has said he thinks the system could be the key to growth in Africa.

Where are the US-trained African economists?

2020-01-04 10:46

Some of the best and brightest minds teach economics at US universities, and foreign students, who study under them, often become impactful scholars and thought leaders. Yet, very few African students receive this exposure.


Public distrust hampers Africa fight against virus misinformation

2020-03-26 17:07

African nations fighting the novel coronavirus face a foe as stealthy and dangerous as the microbe itself: misinformation and apathy, fuelled by deep distrust of government.

Sub-Saharan Africa braces for full-fledged virus outbreak

2020-03-13 20:00

After escaping mostly unscathed by the coronavirus pandemic, sub-Saharan Africa is bracing for the worst after its first outbreaks of the illness that has already engulfed China and Italy and spread to other parts of the globe.

Africa looks to Ebola lessons in fight against coronavirus

2020-03-04 15:40

Africa has so far only registered two coronavirus cases, but its governments are looking to their experience with Ebola as they prepare their fragile public systems for outbreaks of the new virus.

What it's like to stay at the 'best hostel in Africa,' which looks more like a boutique hotel with a pool and a roof terrace

2020-02-16 08:43

Starting from R310 a night, the Rodamón Riad in Marrakech, Morocco has an outdoor pool, a roof terrace, and is beautifully decorated.

Swarms of locusts forced Somalia to declare a national emergency.

2020-02-09 08:59

Africa's worst locust plague in decades is threatening the continent, and there's no telling just how far the ravenous creatures will travel.

Kenya leader warns against US, China rivalry in Africa

2020-02-05 20:04

Kenya's president says that African nations should be free to cooperate with both the United States and China, warning that foreign powers are exacerbating the continent's divisions.

First African measures to stop spread of coronavirus

2020-01-29 22:00

Measures have been introduced in two African states aimed at stopping the spread of the new coronavirus, joining countries worldwide who have imposed restrictions since the disease surfaced in central China last month.

US troops in Kenya were hit hard and fast by terrorist militants who broke into a frail base

2020-01-24 07:39

The attack was largely overlooked as tensions between the US and Iran flared in the Middle East earlier this month.

Ethiopian PM asks Ramaphosa to intervene in dispute over Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

2020-01-12 20:00

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in the dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt about the building of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Famed design house MaXhosa just opened its first ever retail store – but you may have to wait 7 days for stuff you buy to arrive

2019-12-17 07:00

Designer Laduma Ngxokolo also has plans for Cape Town, Durban, and Port Elizabeth.

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