Africa

UN report warns of ISIS, Al Qaeda threats expanding in Africa, as 'the region is now most affected by terrorism'

UN report warns of ISIS, Al Qaeda threats expanding in Africa, as 'the region is now most affected by terrorism'

The report makes for sobering reading at a time when the United States and its allies have all but called an end to the 20-year 'war on t...Read More

World hunger was dramatically worse in 2020: United Nations

World hunger was dramatically worse in 2020: United Nations

Rome: The United Nations on Monday lamented what it called a "dramatic worsening" of world hunger last year, saying much of that is likel...Read More

Bhopal: To learn how to take care of cheetahs, six-member team from Palpur Kuno Sanctuary to visit Africa in September

Bhopal: To learn how to take care of cheetahs, six-member team from Palpur Kuno Sanctuary to visit Africa in September

The team slated to go to Africa comprises members from Kuno Sanctuary, where cheetahs will be brought as part of the translocation plan.

COVID-19 crisis: WHO pleads for vaccine doses as as poor countries lack shots

COVID-19 crisis: WHO pleads for vaccine doses as as poor countries lack shots

Many developing countries are much better than industrialised countries in carrying out mass vaccination of their populations against inf...Read More

WHO warns of rising COVID cases, deaths in Africa

WHO warns of rising COVID cases, deaths in Africa

Top World Health Organization officials warned Friday about rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Africa, saying a "huge number"...Read More

Policy watch: Can Africa become the new market to stump India?

Policy watch: Can Africa become the new market to stump India?

Is it strike #3 for India’s position as an attractive market? Will Africa trounce India?

Bhopal: Cheetah to be re-introduced in India from Africa in November, says Madhya Pradesh government

Bhopal: Cheetah to be re-introduced in India from Africa in November, says Madhya Pradesh government

"According to the approved timeline sent to us by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change this week, the tentative budget ...Read More

Malawi burns 20,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses that expired

Malawi burns 20,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses that expired

Blantyre (Malawi):Malawi has burned nearly 20,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines because they had expired. The government incinerated 19,6...Read More

COVID-19 worsened gender inequalities in Africa: WHO

COVID-19 worsened gender inequalities in Africa: WHO

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated gender inequities in Africa, a top World Health Organization (WHO) official said here.The r...Read More

9-year-old Ritwika Sree from Andhra Pradesh becomes Asia's youngest girl to scale Mount Kilimanjaro

9-year-old Ritwika Sree from Andhra Pradesh becomes Asia's youngest girl to scale Mount Kilimanjaro

Ritwika has become the world's second youngest and Asia's youngest girl to scale Mount Kilimanjaro

Major tragedy averted in J&K: 7 kg IED recovered, 4 arrested

Major tragedy averted in J&K: 7 kg IED recovered, 4 arrested

JammuA major terrorist plan to set off an explosion at a crowded place in Jammu on the second anniversary of the Pulwama attack was scutt...Read More

Case against 5 for duping businessman of Rs 32 lakh

Case against 5 for duping businessman of Rs 32 lakh

Police have registered a case against five persons, including a couple, from Thane district for allegedly duping a businessman of Rs 32 l...Read More

Nearly dozen migrants from Africa drown as boat sinks off Tunisia's coast

Nearly dozen migrants from Africa drown as boat sinks off Tunisia's coast

Moscow [Russia]: Close to a dozen illegal migrants from Africa, including two babies, have drowned near the shores of Tunisia, the countr...Read More

Developed countries urged to lift sanctions, offer debt relief amid COVID-19

Developed countries urged to lift sanctions, offer debt relief amid COVID-19

Kenyan President Uruhu Kenyatta said that diversified partnerships will help alleviate the health and socioeconomic disruptions causes by...Read More

Concerns about the virus in Tanzania grow amid lack of data

Concerns about the virus in Tanzania grow amid lack of data

Nairobi: On just one day this month, 50 Tanzanian truck drivers tested positive for the coronavirus after crossing into neighbouring Keny...Read More

Top lender and trading partner China silent amid global calls to give Africa debt relief

Top lender and trading partner China silent amid global calls to give Africa debt relief

African leaders are asking what China can do for them as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to destroy economies and wipe out some 20 mil...Read More

Other infectious diseases close in as Africa focuses on COVID-19

Other infectious diseases close in as Africa focuses on COVID-19

Lockdowns prove counterproductive for Africa as they may mean a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases. Inadequate public healthcare ...Read More

Coronavirus update: Africa dangerously behind in global race for virus gear

Coronavirus update: Africa dangerously behind in global race for virus gear

"We are competing with the developed world," said John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Africa to launch over one million coronavirus tests to assess accurate number of cases

Africa to launch over one million coronavirus tests to assess accurate number of cases

The new initiative to dramatically accelerate testing comes as the continent of 1.3 billion people braces for its turn in the pandemic th...Read More

UNICEF commends China for its support to maternal, neonatal health services in Africa

UNICEF commends China for its support to maternal, neonatal health services in Africa

In a statement on Thursday, UNICEF said China, through its international aid agency the China International Development Cooperation Agenc...Read More

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