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  • China faces pushback on BRI initiatives

    China faces pushback on BRI initiatives

    “China will encourage its businesses to invest no less than $10 billion in Africa in the next three years and will establish a platform for China-Africa private investment promotion.”

    December 7, 2021
  • Nepal suspended issuing visas to African visitors

    Nepal suspended issuing visas to African visitors

    Health Ministry has intensified caution in view that new variant Omicron (B.1.1.529) first reported in South Africa could spread to Nepal.

    November 29, 2021
  • Africa’s Covid cases surpass 8.55mn

    Africa’s Covid cases surpass 8.55mn

    The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said the death toll from the pandemic across the continent stands at 220,546.

    November 14, 2021
  • African alarm

    African alarm

    China-Africa Research Initiative, China signed 1,141 loan commitments worth $153 billion with various African governments.

    September 26, 2021
  • Only 2% of world’s Covid-19 vaccines administered in Africa: WHO

    Only 2% of world’s Covid-19 vaccines administered in Africa: WHO

    The WHO's aim is to vaccinate at least 40 percent of the population of every country by the end of this year and 70 percent by the middle of next year.

    September 15, 2021
  • India to institutionalise defence dialogue with Africa

    India to institutionalise defence dialogue with Africa

    The broad theme of this India Africa Defence Dialogue will be ‘India – Africa: Adopting Strategy for Synergising and Strengthening Defence and Security Cooperation.

    September 13, 2021
  • Fine balance

    Fine balance

    India’s approach towards Afghanistan and Japan’s in SouthEast Asia serve to underline this point

    August 21, 2021
  • Africa’s Covid cases surging by 20% amid 3rd wave: WHO

    Africa’s Covid cases surging by 20% amid 3rd wave: WHO

    Easing of Covid-19 measures combined with cold weather in the southern African region and new variants is behind the new surges in the continent, said the WHO Regional Director for Africa

    June 18, 2021
  • Gunmen kill 10 in central Nigeria: Police

    Gunmen kill 10 in central Nigeria: Police

    Police are yet to make an arrest in connection with the incident

    June 15, 2021
  • Scientists find 3,500 year-old honeypot from Africa

    Scientists find 3,500 year-old honeypot from Africa

    "This is a remarkable example for how biomolecular information from prehistoric pottery in combination with ethnographic data provides insight into the use of honey 3,500 years ago."

    April 19, 2021
  • T20 World Cup regional qualifiers postponed

    T20 World Cup regional qualifiers postponed

    The T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier is now confirmed to take place between 24 and 27 November in Nigeria involving Kenya, Nigeria, and the top teams from the Sub Regional Africa A and B Qualifiers respectively to allow sufficient time for the sub-regional qualifiers to be completed.

    March 18, 2021
  • Free trade pact

    Free trade pact

    The diplomacy has covered public health, with India supplying 23 tonnes of essential medicines.

    February 27, 2021
  • Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 cases close to 1.76mn

    Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 cases close to 1.76mn

    A total of 1,438,841 people infected with the virus have recovered across the continent so far, the Africa CDC said.

    October 31, 2020
  • Hunger Pandemic

    Hunger Pandemic

    As it turns out, the worst affected are the chronically deprived conflict areas, notably Yemen, South Sudan, a swathe of Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    September 9, 2020
  • No short cuts

    No short cuts

    The battle against polio, which was joined in 1988 with the WHO, UNICEF and Rotary coming together, has several lessons to offer. At that time, there were as many as 350,000 cases worldwide

    August 27, 2020
  • Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 cases close to 1.12 million

    Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 cases close to 1.12 million

    South Africa currently has the most Covid-19 cases, which hit 587,345. The country also has the highest Covid-19 related deaths, with the death toll currently standing at 11,839, according to the Africa CDC.

    August 18, 2020
  • 16 killed, dozens injured in hours-long hotel siege in Somalia’s Mogadishu

    16 killed, dozens injured in hours-long hotel siege in Somalia’s Mogadishu

    The attack started on Sunday afternoon after the militants detonated a car bomb that ripped off the hotel's gates before storming inside the facility.

    August 17, 2020