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The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that there is some level of underestimation of testing for coronavirus in Africa. The global health body however doesn't think there are multiple-fold...

Kenyan lawmakers told to take Coronavirus tests

The Speaker of Kenya's national assembly Justin Muturi has asked all lawmakers to go for voluntary coronavirus testing. Muturi made the call on Thursday as...

Gabon bans EU travellers from visiting in reciprocal move

Gabon's government has suspended the issuing of visas to European Union travellers amid the Covid-19. According to Gabon's officials the move is due to the...

Tanzania’s Magufuli is seeking re-election to complete ‘unfinished projects’

The President of Tanzania John Magufuli has said that he is seeking re-election later this year to complete unfinished projects. Magufuli who is also the...

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Covid-19 pandemic costs Africa travel, tourism almost $55 bln

African countries have lost almost $55 billion in travel and tourism revenues in three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the African Union (AU)...

Famous Ethiopian singer buried amid deadly violence

Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa has now been buried after he was shot dead in the capital Addis Ababa earlier this week. His death sparked unrest...
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Covid-19 pandemic costs Africa travel, tourism almost $55 bln

African countries have lost almost $55 billion in travel and tourism revenues in three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the African Union (AU)...

The 10 countries that account for 84% of Covid-19 cases in Africa

According to the World Health Organization, Africa has reported at least 416,063 confirmed coronavirus cases as at July 2, 2020. The continent has so far...

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Opinions & Features

Ghana’s Boateng writes to his ‘white brothers and sisters’

This is not new. Let’s not pretend to be shocked now. Seven years ago, I was playing for Milan in a friendly game when a...

Women Rising: Meet Africa’s only 2 female finance ministers

Leadership in Africa is taking a different dimension. We have seen the rise of accomplished women taking up prominent positions and using it to...

Opinion: ‘Will I keep losing opportunities because of my hijab?’

Most often at times when people talk about being discriminated against based on their skin color, religion, tribe or even sexual orientation, you may...

Why Africa Is Poor Despite Having The Most Diamonds

Over the past years, poverty reduction has been accelerating in the poorest countries of the world, but not so fast enough in the so-called...

Opinion: Covid-19 is a chance for Africa to have its own Marshall Plan

After the nightmare of the Second World War, the economies of Western Europe were on their knees. And so, on 3rd April, 1948, the...

World

[Photos]: Czechs hold party to say ‘goodbye’ to coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week that the pandemic was not even close to being over, but in the Czech Republic, a...

People are defecating outside UK Queen’s vacation home

Walkers are relieving themselves in the grounds of Queen Elizabeth's Scottish residence, staff have said. Employees at Balmoral Castle, which the Queen frequently visits for holidays throughout...

Scientists identify flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’ in China

A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists. It emerged recently and is...

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, seeks Interpol’s help

An arrest warrant has been issued for U.S. President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. Iran's prosecutor...

Business
Business

Kenya scraps controversial 20% tax on betting stakes

Kenya's government has scrapped a 20% tax on betting stakes and winnings that was imposed on betting companies in 2018. The decision to impose the...

South African refinery explosion kills at least two

At least two people have died and at least six others have sustained injuries following an explosion at an oil refinery in South Africa. The...

WTO nominee Okonjo-Iweala has “strong support” from Africa

Nigeria’s candidate to head the World Trade Organization (WTO) said she feels “strong support” from Africa and expects African leaders to unite behind one...

Liberia re-opens its airport to regular air traffic

Liberia has re-opened its international airport to regular air traffic despite still struggling to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The country has now become...

Zambia reopens its air borders to boost the economy

Zambia's President Edgar Lungu has announced the reopening of the country’s air borders and airports. He said the decision was to boost the economy of...

Sports

German officials search house of Gambian player over ‘double identity’

German officials on Thursday conducted a house search in the apartment of Gambian player, Bakery Jatta in Hamburg. According to Germany daily Sport Bild, investigators...

Ten years since Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan broke hearts of Africans

On July 2, 2010 Ghana's senior football team, the black stars had the best chance ever in their footballing history to progress to the...

Ghana cancels 2019/20 football season due to Covid-19

Ghana's Football Association (GFA) has announced that it has canceled the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season. It said the decision was approved by its Executive...
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Religion & Culture

Belgian king says he ‘regrets’ his country’s colonial past in Africa

Belgium's King Philippe has spoken about his country's colonial past in Africa saying he "regrets" it. According to King Philippe, Belgium's reported "acts of violence"...

Gabon’s lawmakers vote to decriminalize homosexuality

Lawmakers in Gabon have voted to decriminalize homosexuality. The action was taken at the lower house of parliament. There were Forty-eight members of parliament who...

Special Reports

The 10 countries that account for 84% of Covid-19 cases in Africa

According to the World Health Organization, Africa has reported at least 416,063 confirmed coronavirus cases as at July 2, 2020. The continent has so far...

German scientists testing artemisia plant used by Madagascar against Covid-19

Since the Coronavirus pandemic broke out, Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina has been touting a local herbal remedy produced from the artemisia plant. The tonic called...

Covid-19: When they say ’recovered,’ you may need a lung transplant

Coronavirus has been declared a deadly virus and many around the world have seen the impact already. There are tens of thousands of deaths, now...

Africa backs off call for U.N. inquiry into racism, police brutality in US

African countries are reportedly backing off calls for an inquiry into what they had called “systemic racism” and “police brutality” in the United States. This...

Scientists found life-saving Covid-19 drug which is also cheap

Scientists have announced that a drug called dexamethasone has proofed effective in saving lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus. The drug which is reportedly...
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Relationship & Lifestyle

[Photos]: Czechs hold party to say ‘goodbye’ to coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week that the pandemic was not even close to being over, but in the Czech Republic, a...

Gambia is considering lifting ban on skin bleaching creams

Gambia’s government wants to reverse a 1996 ban imposed on skin bleaching. Former Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh in 1996 imposed the ban which stopped the...

Couple caught on video having sex in UN official vehicle

The United Nations is “shocked and deeply disturbed” by footage of a couple apparently having sex in one of its official cars in Israel,...

Health & Environment

The 10 countries that account for 84% of Covid-19 cases in Africa

According to the World Health Organization, Africa has reported at least 416,063 confirmed coronavirus cases as at July 2, 2020. The continent has so far...

WHO says there is ‘underestimation of testing’ for Covid-19 in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that there is some level of underestimation of testing for coronavirus in Africa. The global health body however...

Showbiz
Showbiz

Famous Ethiopian singer buried amid deadly violence

Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa has now been buried after he was shot dead in the capital Addis Ababa earlier this week. His death sparked unrest resulting in the death of...

Nigeria’s Genevieve Nnaji joins Oscars voting team

Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji has been appointed as an Oscars (Academy Awards) voting member. On Tuesday the ACADEMY announced that it has invited 819 persons...

Famous Ethiopian protest singer shot dead

Hundessa, 34 is well known for his political songs and had received death threats because of that.

Burna Boy says ‘Africa must matter for black lives to matter’

Nigerian music star Burna Boy was named Best International Act by the BET awards in the US. This is the second time he is winning...

Travel & Tourism

Covid-19 pandemic costs Africa travel, tourism almost $55 bln

African countries have lost almost $55 billion in travel and tourism revenues in three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the African Union (AU)...

Gabon bans EU travellers from visiting in reciprocal move

Gabon's government has suspended the issuing of visas to European Union travellers amid the Covid-19. According to Gabon's officials the move is due to the...
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Tech & Science

Facebook accused of running deceptive digital literacy initiatives in Africa

Four organizations operating in Africa and focused on the digital rights of children are accusing tech-giant Facebook of running deceptive digital literacy initiatives in...

WhatsApp now allows users to send and receive money

Facebook's messaging service WhatsApp on Monday announced that it has launched its own payment system for users. In a blog WhatsApp said "We’re excited to...

The best platforms for publishing indie games

Building a game can represent a viable career or just a simple passion project. Indie developers get to have a closer relationship with their...