INTERNATIONAL It was a hot night in the Eritrean capital Asmara. The sun had set, but the air was still warm. Cafes, restaurants and cinemas were teeming with people, but instead of the raucous atmosphere that had defined most World Cup matches until this point, there was a hushed silence. The[…]
LOCAL Despite efforts by African states to curb this illegal practice, many gaps still enable trafficking and smuggling criminal networks to carry out this trade in human beings The Deputy Minister of Justice John Jeffrey says it’s mainly men who are victims of human trafficking in Africa. Jeffrey was part[…]
The historic win by Banyana Banyana, who beat Morocco in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (Wafcon) final before a packed stadium in Rabat on Saturday, healed the ache of losing the 2018 final to Nigeria. That’s according to Beauty Dlulane, chairperson of the parliamentary portfolio committee on sport, arts[…]
Turkiye’s women diplomats have played an important role in building political, economic and cultural relations with African countries in the last 20 years, Anadolu News Agency reports. Turkiye has been strengthening its diplomatic relations with Africa and is now among the countries with the highest number of diplomatic representations on the continent.[…]
International Surrounded by soldiers and with Guinea’s flag draped around his shoulders, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya appeared on state television hours after leading a coup in September. “Guinea is beautiful,” he told his co-patriots, using a crude analogy to describe what would be his vision for the future of his country. “We no[…]
For the first time since 2003, the number of new HIV infections among children has not fallen year-on-year, and in sub-Saharan Africa, new cases have risen slightly. This detail is contained in data accompanying a new report released by UNAIDS. It shows that globally, 160 000 children aged zero to[…]
President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday France would invest in boosting the production of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa, to help close a gap in the availability of the shots between African and Western nations. Speaking at a joint news conference with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria, Macron said Africa[…]
Africa is watching aghast as India struggles with coronavirus, fearing a long-running shortfall in the Indian-made vaccines that it needs to help protect its people. Often dubbed the “pharmacy of the world”, India is one of the biggest suppliers of the AstraZeneca vaccine under the COVAX programme to help immunisation[…]
An armed attack in northern Burkina Faso on Tuesday killed 35 civilians, almost all of them women, the president said, one of the deadliest assaults in nearly five years of violence in the West African country. Seven soldiers and 80 armed fighters were also killed in the double attack on a military[…]
Chad is one of the world’s poorest countries, but in its capital, Ndjamena, rent rates rival those of New York or London at upwards of $2,000 a month for a two-bedroom flat in the city centre. The dusty city on the edge of the Sahara was ranked the most expensive in Africa and[…]
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