Tag Archives: Africa

Horn of Africa on track for 5th failed rainy season

GENEVA, Switzerland – The worst drought in the Horn of Africa in more than 40 years looks almost certain to persist after the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday, August 26, that forecasts for October-December show a high chance of drier-than-average conditions.     The latest outlook confirms the fears of aid agencies which…

Brazil reports first monkeypox death

Shortly before Spain confirmed the first known death in the outbreak in Europe on Saturday, Brazil on Friday announced the first monkeypox-related death outside of the African continent in the current outbreak. According to the health ministry, the 41-year-old victim from Brazil also had cancer and a weak immune system.   The patient was hospitalized…

Africa’s Fuel Shortage: Cause and Effect

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Fuel shortages are spreading across Africa. The rise in oil price is not simply the result of higher prices that has made it unaffordable for many poor buyers in Africa.   Fuel is material such as coal, gas, or oil burned to produce heat or power. Gas price has risen, and energy bill has skyrocketed…

Ongoing Wars in Africa

This article focuses on some of the ongoing armed conflicts in the world. Everyone is currently focused on the war in Ukraine, but that is indicative of a larger problem, and that is that the news tends to give more attention to conflicts that involve white people, often at the expense of other groups.  …

Omicron started to spread around African Continent, Start with Senegal and Zambia

Image source: The New York Times The first positive case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 was reported on Saturday (4/12) in Senegal. This case was detected by a foreigner who visited Senegal by plane after attending an international event. The local health authority, IRESSEF, said the migrant was a 58-year-old who arrived in Senegal from…

Southeast Asian alert, Omnicron has been detected in Singapore

The Covid-19 case of the Omicron variant was detected in Singapore on Thursday (2/12). The Omicron variant was detected from two Covid-19 patients. Now both are immediately isolated after traveling abroad. Citing Reuters, Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) immediately traced close contacts of people who had been on the same plane with the two patients….

Xi Jinping pledges to give a billion dose of vaccines to Africa amid the threat of Omicron

Chinese President, Xi Jinping, announced that China will supply another 1 billion doses of vaccines to African countries over the next three years. The announcement was made amid the shocking news that the continent detected the emergence of a new and potentially more transmissible and dangerous Covid-19 variant – the Omicron. Xi stated that 600…

The presence of Omicron B.1.1.529 variant indicating another COVID wave

The new variant of the coronavirus B.1.1.529 or Omicron which was first detected in South Africa is now a new threat to many countries. The variant is feared to worsen the Covid-19 pandemic situation again because of its dangerous mutation compared Delta variant. The World Health Organization (WHO) found that the Omicron variant increased the…

Sudan Prime Minister Held as Home Prisoner in Military Insurgency

Joint military forces are reported to be behind the detention of Sudan’s Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, in a coup today (25/10). This coup is the impact of the political crisis occurred in the North African country for years. Since the April 2019 coup ousted former Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, the military and pro-democracy civil society…

HISTORIC GO-AHEAD FOR MALARIA VACCINE AFTER A CENTURY OF EFFORTS

  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended to roll out the ground-breaking malaria vaccine- the RTS, S/AS01 based on the results from an ongoing pilot program in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi, which has reached out to more than 800,000 children since 2019. Notably, malaria has been one of the biggest bedevil to human history…

COVID-19 places some 20 per cent of Nigerian workers out of jobs

A recent report discovered that the some Nigerian businesses have been thriving despite the outbreak of COVID-19 there. Image courtesy of Seun Sanni, Reuters, and Al-Jazeera Al-Jazeera has recently reported a new report from the United Nations Development Programme and the National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria on Tuesday that grimly assessed how the outbreak…

Kenyan bank NCBA rehires some former staff after layoff last year amid COVID

Kenyan financial group NCBA brought back some of its employees to work after laying them off last year due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Image courtesy of Capital FM Kenya Business Daily Africa has recently reported that Kenyan financial group NCBA has rehired 175 employees that it had laid off in June last year after…