Radisson Hotel Group has added six hotels to its African portfolio, the company said, as it pushes ahead with its expansion strategy on the continent … Read more
More than 15 million cases of acute malnutrition are expected in children under the age of five in West and Central Africa in 2020 – … Read more
As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns
More people are going hungry, an annual study by the United Nations has found. Tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished … Read more
African countries must carry out more coronavirus testing and make people use masks, a regional disease control body said on Thursday as cases topped half … Read more
Africa now has more than a half-million confirmed coronavirus cases, while South Africa’s health minister declared Wednesday that “we have now reached the surge.”
The … Read more
The World Health Organization says more than 6,000 health workers have been infected with the coronavirus in 38 countries across its Africa region since the … Read more
Africa countries have lost almost $55 billion in travel and tourism revenues in three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the African Union commissioner for … Read more
African countries have pulled together to set up a one-stop shop to give the continent a fairer chance in the international scramble for Covid-19 test … Read more
Half of the world’s children, or approximately 1 billion children each year are affected by physical, sexual or psychological violence, suffering injuries, disabilities and death, … Read more
Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and southern China will witness on Sunday the most dramatic “ring of … Read more
UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund announces its largest investment of startups in developing and emerging economies
Eight technology companies in developing and emerging economies will receive investment from the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund (CryptoFund) to solve local and global challenges.
China will exempt some African countries from repaying zero-interest rate loans due at the end of 2020, state television reported on Wednesday, quoting President Xi … Read more
Cases of community transmission of the new coronavirus are growing in Africa, particularly in Ethiopia, and a new strategy for testing is needed to prevent … Read more
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.
The … Read more
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.
He … Read more
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
Switzerland has delivered humanitarian supplies to the Democratic Republic of the Congo before repatriating tourists stranded in central Africa due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On … Read more
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