By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:03 PM IST
The International Criminal Court is acting like “another ‘fighting force’ against Nigeria, constantly harassing our security forces and threatening them with investigation and possible prosecution,” Information Minister Lai Mohammed said in a statement emailed January 4.
By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 01:26 PM IST
“Through collaborative efforts and global solidarity, we can turn the corner on the disease in Africa,” John Nkengasong, director, Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), said on Thursday.
By Agencies | Nairobi/Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 09:06 AM IST
Quick measures including travel restrictions and border closures enabled countries in Africa to limit the spread when first cases were reported in March. But the economic impact of the measures prompted governments to ease them.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 05:16 PM IST
A study of the pandemic states that it is not unprecedented and will be as easily forgotten as the ones that went before
By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Paris
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 10:35 PM IST
Facebook said it took down hundreds of accounts and groups linked to France and Russia accused of “coordinated inauthentic behavior” in the Central African Republic as well as other countries in Africa and the Middle East.
By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai | Brussels
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:46 PM IST
The World Health Organization’s COVAX programme is the main global scheme to vaccinate people in poor and middle income countries around the world against the coronavirus.
By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Sierra Leone
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 07:50 PM IST
Many countries had made progress against such traditional and transactional marriages of girls in recent decades, but Covid-19’s economic havoc has caused significant backsliding: The United Nations estimates that hardships resulting from Covid-19 will drive 13 million more girls to marry before the age of 18.
By Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Nairobi, Kenya
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 04:54 PM IST
As the world watches mass vaccinations begin in Britain, Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director John Nkengasong has warned that Africa might not see vaccines until after the second quarter of 2021.
By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 02:51 AM IST
Covid-19 deaths crossed 1.5 million worldwide on December 3, which is close to four times the 411,000 malaria deaths, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Malaria Report 2020 released on November 30.
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Nairobi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 01:57 PM IST
The fighting has threatened to destabilise Ethiopia, which has been described as the linchpin of the strategic Horn of Africa, and its neighbours.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 07:29 PM IST
The twin impact of coronavirus lockdowns and the plunge in the price of oil hit the west African economy harder than most on the continent.
By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 12:50 PM IST
Beasley recalled his warning to the UN Security Council in April that as the world was dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, it was also “on the brink of a hunger pandemic” that could lead to “multiple famines of biblical proportions” within a few months if immediate action wasn’t taken.
By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 08:21 AM IST
Like in Kenya, one of China’s largest trade partners in Africa that owes $6.5 billion to China, 22 percent of its total external debt. China’s interest payments represent 87 per cent of the cash used to service debt expenditure in 2019.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 12:36 PM IST
In India, which has the world’s second-highest total of Covid-19 cases, the number of new infections has been trending downwards since September.
By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Gampela
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 04:39 PM IST
The goal of Covax is to place orders for multiple promising candidates with the aim of distributing successful ones equitably.
By Nawaid Anjum | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 05:04 PM IST
Maaza Mengiste talks about her Booker-nominated novel, The Shadow King, a story about women at the forefront of war during Benito Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia in 1935
By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 03:25 PM IST
All were arrested after failing to produce permits from authorities to conduct activities or anchor in Malaysian waters, the agency said. It added the vessels, which didn’t have any cargo, were seized.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 11:02 PM IST
The pandemic has put “a decade of hard-won economic progress at risk,” the Washington-based lender said Thursday in its outlook for the region.
By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Geneva
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 06:42 AM IST
Sunday’s daily coronavirus update showed that 1,505,244 cases of infection have been registered since the beginning of the pandemic and led to 36,319 established fatalities.
By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Beijing
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 12:33 PM IST
Xi Jinping made the remarks in an exchange of congratulatory messages with his Bangladesh counterpart, Mohammad Abdul Hamid, on the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the bilateral diplomatic relationship on Sunday.
By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Harare
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 03:10 PM IST
The threat has eased so much that many people see no need to be cautious. With his face mask stuffed into his pocket, Omega Chibanda said he’s not worried about Covid-19.
By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | United Nations
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 04:39 AM IST
In his appeal for a global ceasefire, Guterres said ending wars in West Asia and Africa is critical to defeating the virus.
By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 07:39 PM IST
The minister didn’t refer to other countries involved in the development of Africa in his remarks, made during a virtual event organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, but it appeared he was comparing India’s track record to that of China.
By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Johannesburg
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 02:32 PM IST
The coronavirus pandemic has fractured global relationships. But as director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nkengasong has helped to steer Africa’s 54 countries into an alliance praised as responding better than some richer countries, including the United States.
By Amrita Kohli | Hindsutan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2020 02:57 PM IST
“Think cats dislike water? Think again!” says the caption shared by Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
By Vikram Jit Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 10:29 PM IST
Scientists are worried about the disappearance of a Pied cuckoo named Megh and in Srinagar snakes are surfacing in the unlikeliest of places
By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | Cape Town
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 11:06 PM IST
Africa will lose between $53 billion and $120 billion in contributions to its GDP in 2020 because of the crash in tourism, the World Travel and Tourism Council estimates
By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Kampala, Uganda
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 06:40 PM IST
Some evangelical Christian leaders in Uganda have launched a campaign with the now-universal phrase of protest: “I can’t breathe.”
By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 11:52 PM IST
Jaishankar participated in the online event hours after the Indian Army said it had pre-empted China’s “provocative military movements” to change the status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on the southern bank of Pangong Lake. However, he didn’t directly refer to the fresh tensions.
By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | Johannesburg
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 09:06 PM IST
Health authorities on Tuesday declared the African continent free of the wild poliovirus after decades of effort, though cases of vaccine-derived polio are still sparking outbreaks of the paralyzing disease in more than a dozen countries.