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  • Indian oil to contribute Rs 50.22 crore for relocation of Cheetahs from Africa to India

    Indian oil to contribute Rs 50.22 crore for relocation of Cheetahs from Africa to India

    On Tuesday, Indian Oil Corporation Limited will contribute Rs 50.22 crore over five years for the transcontinental relocation of Cheetahs from Namibia and South Africa to the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

    September 13, 2022
  • Siege in Mogadishu

    Siege in Mogadishu

    The armed group linked to Al Qaida, which claimed responsibility for the siege, has been fighting to topple the Somali government for more than 10 years.

    September 2, 2022
  • Uber & Moove to provide Hybrid/EV vehicle at lower finance charges in India

    Uber & Moove to provide Hybrid/EV vehicle at lower finance charges in India

    Soon Uber will introduce Moove in India to help people buy new vehicles using a percentage of their weekly revenue,

    July 25, 2022
  • 18.4 mn people reels under acute food insecurity in Horn of Africa: UN

    18.4 mn people reels under acute food insecurity in Horn of Africa: UN

    At least 18.4 million people are already experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity and rising malnutrition across the three Horn of Africa countries of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has warned. 

    June 12, 2022
  • Covid-19 pushed 55mn Africans into extreme poverty in 2020: Report

    Covid-19 pushed 55mn Africans into extreme poverty in 2020: Report

    The disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic pushed an estimated 55 million Africans into extreme poverty in 2020 and reversed more than two decades of poverty reduction in Africa, said a report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

    May 16, 2022
  • Poverty report card

    Poverty report card

    While India will experience a short-term spike in poverty due to Covid-19, it is projected to resume a strong downward path. By 2030, India is likely to essentially eliminate extreme poverty, with less than five million people living below the $1.90 line.

    February 11, 2022
  • Soldier returns

    Soldier returns

    Some in Burkina Faso want Russian forces to replace the French ~ as they have in Mali. Demands for a more effective security strategy had built up through last year, and President Kaboré overhauled first his government and then the military command in a bid to regain the political momentum and restore some stability to the battered northern and eastern provinces.

    January 31, 2022
  • Showing the way

    Showing the way

    While the world agreed last year at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow that Africa would be wracked by drought, rising sea levels, conflicts over water access, and frequent severe weather events among other natural disasters as an impact of climate change, the historical emissions context was largely elided.

    January 29, 2022
  • 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