Armed pirates attacked a British-flagged chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday but were repulsed, the ship’s manager Stolt Tankers has said.
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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday banned movement across the country’s borders with Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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The new coronavirus could kill 150,000 people in Africa in a year unless urgent action is taken, according to a WHO modelling study that says … Read more
Up to 190,000 people in Africa could die of coronavirus in the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail, the World Health Organisation … Read more
The social media platform TikTok and the philanthropic Gates Foundation donated $10 million each on Wednesday to the vaccine alliance GAVI to help fund … Read more
The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, current Chair of the G5 Sahel, will co-chair an EU-G5 Sahel video conference … Read more
As Africa braces for a surge in coronavirus cases, its countries are dangerously behind in the global race for scarce medical equipment. Ten nations have … Read more
The WHO is now warning that the battle against malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, where it already kills hundreds of thousands of people a year, could … Read more
The number of deaths related to the novel coronavirus cases in Africa rose by 55 in the last 24 hours, with the total at 1,080, … Read more
More than 1 million coronavirus tests will be rolled out in Africa from next week to address a gap in assessing the number of cases … Read more
Switzerland has delivered humanitarian supplies to the Democratic Republic of the Congo before repatriating tourists stranded in central Africa due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Sustained efforts to contain East Africa’s worst invasion of desert locusts in decades are forging ahead, despite limits on the flow of personnel and equipment … Read more
Great apes have been put on lockdown against the threat of coronavirus.
Gorilla tourism in Africa has been suspended, while sanctuaries for other apes, such … Read more
African leaders have rallied around the Ethiopian head of the World Health Organization (WHO) after U.S. President Donald Trump criticised the United Nations agency and … Read more
The rapidly-spreading coronavirus outbreak is expected to push sub-Saharan Africa into recession in 2020 for the first time in 25 years, the World Bank said … Read more
A valley dam that authorities in Rwanda say could contain about 30,000 bodies has been discovered more than a quarter-century after the country’s genocide in … Read more
Economies in some parts of Africa face a “complete collapse” unless the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic is controlled, a senior UN official with responsibility … Read more
Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso has tested positive for the coronavirus, his archdiocese announced Tuesday. He is the second cardinal known to have tested … Read more
Coronavirus has now spread to dozens of the 47 countries of the WHO Africa region, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on … Read more
Africa’s cases of the coronavirus rose above 1,000 on Saturday while two heads of state appeared to defy their own travel restrictions to attend another … Read more
The locust crisis that has now reached 10 countries could carry on to endanger millions more people, said Keith Cressman, locust forecasting expert for the … Read more
Africa will likely see higher numbers of coronavirus cases in coming weeks because of the likelihood some are slipping through the net, the head of … Read more
Africa should “prepare for the worst” as the coronavirus begins to spread locally, the World Health Organization’s director-general has warned, while South Africa became the … Read more
An increasing numbers of African countries are confirming coronavirus cases, prompting many to announce measures to control the spread of the virus.
Ghana is the … Read more
Cases of the new coronavirus are ramping up in Africa, with six new countries announcing confirmed infections in the past 24 hours.
Across Africa, at … Read more
Whether it’s a matter of faulty detection, climatic factors or simple fluke, the remarkably low rate of coronavirus infection in African countries, with their fragile … Read more
The European Commission has announced today €10 million more to respond to one of the worst Desert Locust outbreak in decades in East Africa. The … Read more
Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials … Read more
The United Nations has warned if the locust swarms spreading across East Africa are not stopped now it could affect millions of people and cost … Read more
A vessel operated by Hamburg-based Bernhard Schulte Ship management was attacked by two speedboats in the Gulf of Guinea on Friday.
The Maersk Tema was … Read more
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that nymph (baby) desert locusts maturing in Somalia’s rebel-held backcountry, where aerial spraying is next to unrealizable, … Read more
As locusts by the billions descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are flying low over affected areas … Read more
Africa’s richest woman, Isabel Dos Santos, has been formally accused of embezzlement by prosecutors in Angola.
Attorney General Helder Pitta Gros said the allegations related … Read more
An award-winning investigative team from published a trove of files allegedly showing how Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, syphoned hundreds of millions of … Read more
The European Commission is mobilising a humanitarian aid package of €22.8 million to help address emergency food needs and support vulnerable people in Eswatini, Lesotho, … Read more
The U.N. envoy for West Africa and the Sahel says the region has experienced “a devastating surge in terrorist attacks against civilian and military targets” … Read more
Concern on diplomats safety as US intelligence agencies face significant reductions through withdrawal of US military office in Africa
American intelligence agencies face a significant reduction in their counterterrorism collection efforts in Africa if a proposed withdrawal of United States military forces is carried … Read more
Spotify’s song trivia feature has called out the controversial Band Aid track “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” for worsening the famine in Ethiopia.
The 1984 … Read more
West Africa’s monetary union has agreed with France to rename its CFA franc the Eco and cut some of the financial links with Paris that … Read more
A Hong Kong-registered crude oil tanker was attacked, and its sailors kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria in the early hours of Wednesday, … Read more
MEPs and African, Caribbean and Pacific MPs agreed on climate change, migration, sustainable growth and the post-Cotonou agreement.
Carlos Zorrinho (S&D, PT) Co-President of the … Read more
There is growing concern about the ISIS threat outside of Iraq and Syria, and the coalition fighting the terrorist organization should focus on west Africa … Read more
While the Mediterranean Sea remains a deadly route for migrants attempting to reach the European Union, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has warned that … Read more
More than 1 million people in East Africa are affected by flooding after higher than normal rainfall, an aid group said Friday. Parts of the … Read more
Forty-five million people in southern Africa are expected to face severe food insecurity in the next six months as the worst drought in decades … Read more
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, along with their infant son, Archie, are making their first official tour as a family, starting Monday in a … Read more
Pope Francis leaves on Wednesday for Africa, where poverty, the environment, foreign exploitation of resources and corruption are expected to be high on his agenda … Read more