Why Kagame Sacked General Nyamvumba?

Image Source About General Nyamvumba ‘s sacking …Rumours about General Nyamvumba’s sacking have been going about for days now, some even have gone as far as alleging that he intended

Vital Kamerhe, top aide to DRC president, on trial for corruption

Image Source A top aide to Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi is set to go on trial for corruption, in an important case that has rocked

A Case for Swahili Language

Image Source This past Wednesday while watching the National Assembly proceedings on TV, the Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir proposed that the government considers waiving the charges payable by those placed

Nairobi governor Sonko puts families at risk with ‘coronavirus-busting’ alcohol in food packs

Mike Sonko, the flashy governor of Nairobi, has been distributing packages of food to families as restrictions on movement to slow the spread of Covid-19 bite. A photo reveals that some of his donations included

THE 3,298 Years Old Mummified Face of Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I – He was Black

Ever since the Europeans and Arabs invaded Kemet/Africa, over a thousand years ago, they have been fascinated and obsessed with the vast knowledge and heritage which the African continent houses.

Ethiopia, once one of world’s fastest growing economies, is seeing carefully laid plans unravel

Image Source Ethiopia’s once promising economy has run into a wall as the global economic crisis unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic devastates the nation of more than 100 million, forcing

Don’t give Africa loans, write off debts, Magufuli says

Image Source Tanzanian President John Magufuli has urged the World Bank and other international lenders to write off debts to African countries, instead of giving loans for fighting the coronavirus

Congolese Doctor Jérôme Munyangi is the man behind COVID-Organics, Madagascar’s ‘remedy’

Image Source Congolese President, Felix Tshisekedi, has instructed his Ambassador in France to immediately deliver a Congolese passport to Dr. Jérôme Munyangi in Madagascar and facilitate his travel to the

Madagascar’s COVID-19 Herbal Cure Gives Hope To The World

Image Source Madagascar’s COVID-19 herbal cure gives hope to the world as we race for a cure. 92 of Madagascar’s 128 Coronavirus patients have recovered, leaving 36 active cases. None

U.S. Airstrikes Hit All-Time High As Coronavirus Spreads in Somalia

Image Source In the first four months of this year, U.S. Africa Command has conducted more airstrikes in Somalia than it did during all of Barack Obama’s eight years in

Africans Struggle to Be a Unified Force in the UN Security Council, Complicated by the Coronavirus

Image Source The three elected members that represent Africa on the United Nations Security Council generally present a unified front on the continent’s numerous challenges — many involving foreign intervention

Bill Gates Donates $15 Million to Campaign Pushing GMOs on Small Farmers Around the World

Image Source In the last four years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated a total of $15 million to two global campaigns aimed at “ending world hunger” by

After Years of Resistance Ethiopia Government Approves Commercial Cultivation of Controversial GMO

Image Source The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service in Addis Ababa lauds Ethiopia’s approval of commercial cultivation of the controversial genetically modified organisms (GMOs), according to

I don’t think anyone can complain that food is expensive in Ghana – Agric Minister

Image Source Minister for Agriculture Dr. Owusu Afriyie says even though he does not subscribe to the control of food prices no one can complain that food is expensive in

Ethiopians in Lebanon: between revolution and slavery

Image Source More than 100,000 Ethiopians, mostly women, are employed as domestic workers in Lebanon, but the continued economic descent and scarcity of employment exacerbated by the economic crisis and

Senegal Championed for controlling the novel coronavirus.

Image Source Without much of a health budget, Senegal is being championed for controlling the novel coronavirus. From early-detection mobile kits to 3D printed ventilators, the West African nation is

Africa: Artist Initiatives for COVID-19 Awareness and Information

African artists appear to be on the forefront, taking action to combat COVID-19, through donations, awareness-raising songs, animations, illustrations, and appeals to fans. Here are some of our favorites

African Women in Architecture: Five Inspiring Architects you should know

Even in the 21st century, the roles of women in a male-dominated field of architecture and design (globally) are largely overlooked.  However, even if gender inequality continues to be a cause

Coronavirus and Virtual Learning: In Ghana Soronko Academy gets innovative with “My Digital Skills”

As the rapid spread of the coronavirus continues and governments impose lockdowns, schools and learning centers across the world have been forced to close their doors. This has lead school

African creatives make masks amid COVID-19 pandemic

Source As the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, increases throughout Africa, and with health officials recommending individuals wear masks in public, Africans, from west to south to

Stay at home, Cyril said. But what about the homeless?

When President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the 21-day national lockdown, he said: “From midnight on Thursday March 26 until midnight on Thursday April 16, all South Africans will have to stay

Zimbabwe’s universities are manufacturing masks, gloves and hand sanitizers to beat coronavirus

Zimbabwe’s spiral into economic chaos and uncertainty over the last decade has left the country with few functioning industries and an over-reliance on imports of nearly everything from food and

Of all Ancient World Pyramids, The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the true giants of ancient structures

Pyramids were built on nearly every continent on the surface of the planet. No matter where we decide to look, we will find that some of the most ancient civilizations

Be bold, do not accept COVID-19 vaccines from Europe – Professor Gyampo

Outspoken professor at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo has called on African leaders to ensure that they reject any offer by Western leaders to try coronavirus vaccines on

In West African Coronavirus Hot Spot, War Has Left 700,000 Homeless and Exposed

On March 18, Burkina Faso suffered the first confirmed Covid-19 fatality in all of sub-Saharan Africa. The victim was Rose-Marie Compaoré, the first vice president of the Sahelian nation’s parliament.

We Ugandans are used to lockdowns and poor healthcare. But we’re terrified

In Uganda, for the first time since 2013, more than three people can legally meet without needing to inform the police. Last week, parts of the Public Order Management Act,

Meet Selassie Atadika, Ghanian Chef and owner of Midunu

After over a decade spent engaged in humanitarian work with the United Nations and years of self-teaching in the culinary arts, Selassie Atadika completed course work at the Culinary Institute

Algeria backs out of African athletics championships

Algeria Athletics Federation said yesterday that hosting the 2020 Africa Championships billed for June 24-28 is no longer feasible following the unabated spread of the coronavirus. This coming on the

Africans Object Proposal to Test COVID-19 ‘Vaccine’ in Africa

Social media has been outraged over two French doctors who discussed in a TV show the idea of a COVID-19 vaccine test in Africa. The comments made by Jean-Paul Mira and Camille

Ethiopia bids farewell to iconic life-saving gynecologist: Catherine Hamlin

An estimated 60,000 lives saved over her period of practice – total of 61 years, Catherine Hamlin; is celebrated by Ethiopians and maternal health care champions across the world for

White spots in meat a sign of TB – but thorough cooking can make it safe

“If you see bubbles and white spots in animal meat, please avoid eating it. It is animal TB and very dangerous.” TB is the bacterial disease tuberculosis. This advice has

In Kenya, Residents of settlements say there is no room for them to isolate to counter the spread of the coronavirus

Kenya is edging towards a lockdown as the number of coronavirus cases rises to 15. The government is suspending all international flights from Wednesday and has ordered pubs and restaurants to remain

Black people aren’t more resistant to novel coronavirus

Facebook posts shared thousands of times claim that a Cameroonian man living in China was cured of the novel coronavirus “because he has black skin”. Although a Cameroonian student was

‘Butchered’: The Kenyan FGM clinic serving Europeans

 In a “good month”, about 100 girls will be brought by their families to Halima Hirsi’s* underground clinic in Nairobi to be subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). Families come here from

Health Minister Offers ‘Clinic’ on Explaining COVID-19 to 200 Million Nigerians

One of every six Africans is Nigerian, according to widely cited calculations, but that may underestimate Nigeria’s share of the continent’s population. Many of the country’s 200 million people live

Manu Dibango, African Jazz Legend who influenced Michael Jackson dies at age 86

The Cameroonian multi-instrumentalist and singer celebrated for his blend of jazz, funk and traditional west African styles, and best known for his hits “Soul Makossa” and “Big Blow”, died aged 86 in

A deadly sickness is spreading near a Chinese natural gas project in Ethiopia’s Somali region

At first, 23-year-old Khadar Abdi Abdullahi’s eyes began turning yellow. Then the palms of his hands did the same. Soon he was bleeding from his nose, and from his mouth,

President Mutharika Sacks Malawi Army Chief

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has fired the country’s army commander, Major General Andrew Lapken Namathanga, whose men have in recent months protected demonstrators protesting against fraudulent elections that returned the

Africa: Novel Coronavirus – How Close Are We to Treatment And Vaccine?

The new coronavirus, declared a pandemic on March 11 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) because of its global spread, and with more than 170,000 confirmed cases, according to the

Trudy Morgan – First African Woman Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers of the UK

According to data captured by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics on women in science, only 28 percent of the world’s researchers were female as of 2015, and about 30 percent

Viral ‘Unicef’ message about preventing coronavirus infection a mix of truths and half-truths

A viral message supposedly from Unicef – the United Nations Children’s Fund – carries several claims about the new coronavirus that causes the disease Covid-19. These range from the “large”

As More Migrants from Africa and Asia Arrive in Latin America, Governments Seek Orderly and Controlled Pathways

During the last decade, the demographic profile of migrants moving through Latin America—many with hopes of reaching the United States—has considerably diversified, with growing numbers originating from Africa and Asia.

Festivals go digital as the coronavirus intensifies social distancing

The National Arts Festival, due to run from June 25 to July 5, has become one of many events to announce that it is abandoning its usual programming this year

In Picture: Burkina Faso’s Festival of International Dance of Ouagadougou (FIDO) 2020

In its eighth year, the 2020 Festival of International Dance of Ouagadougou (FIDO), a major annual contemporary dance festival in Africa took place throughout the capital Ouagadougou in late January

“Stream of Consciousness”: 12th Edition of Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial

Photo Credit:-Jodi Bieber (Tshepang Dumelakgos) The 12th edition of the “Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial, “the singular photographic and lens-based art biennale on the African continent” took place in Bamako, Mali,

Ganduje removes Sanusi as Emir of Kano

Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll has been dethroned over disrespect to the office of the governor and other government agencies. The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman

Ethiopia is adding four more official languages to Amharic as political instability mounts

Ethiopia has approved a policy to introduce four additional working languages alongside Amharic, which has been the working language of the nation. Going forward, Afan Oromo, the most widely spoken

How palm oil production is fuelling land grabs, environmental degradation and repression in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Canadian connection

Growing global demand for cheap vegetable oil for processed food, biofuel and cosmetics is a key factor behind land grabs across Africa. There are many Canadian connections to this story,

Ethiopia is adamant it will not be strong-armed by the US in talks regarding Dam

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is a massive hydroelectric power plant being constructed on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia. In mid-January, Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan reached a preliminary agreement

Mutharika masterstroke to win 50+1 in Malawi fresh election

Political commentators have lauded President Peter Mutharika for setting the tone to garner the 50-percent-plus-one majority to win the fresh presidential elections which Parliament has set to take place on

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