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PM Modi leaves for Italy to attend outreach session of G7 Summit

PM Modi is travelling to Italy’s Apulia region to participate in the G7 outreach session at the invitation of his Italian counterpart Giorgia Meloni

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplanes for Italy to attend the 50th G7 leaders’ summit in New Delhi (PTI/VIA @MEAIndia)
Published on Jun 13, 2024 07:47 PM IST

Algeria's cultural, scenic treasures poised to attract more tourists

Algeria offers Roman and Islamic sites, beaches, mountains and haunting Saharan landscapes where tourists can sleep on dunes under the stars and ride camels

Roman ruins to Sahara sands: Algeria's cultural, scenic treasures poised to attract more tourists (Photo by REUTERS/Abdelaziz Boumzar)
Published on Jun 04, 2024 12:37 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Oran, Algeria

Southern Africa to expand special tourist visa for easy travel across 5 nations

Southern Africa moves to simplify tourist travel with expanded univisa initiative

Southern Africa to expand special tourist visa for easier travel across 5 countries (Photo by Twitter/LetsTravelEarth)
Published on Jun 01, 2024 05:19 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Livingstone, Zambia

Diabetes is treatable — in Africa, it's deadly

Diabetes is surging in sub-Saharan Africa. Though doctors know how to treat it, access to health care is precarious; some patients don't even seek it.

Diabetes cases have increased tenfold in sub-Saharan Africa over the past two decades. (DW/Miro May/picture alliance)
Published on May 28, 2024 03:43 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Engaging with Africa calls for new thinking

The Union government has done a lot to bring Africa into focus. It is time for more autonomous participation by Indian businesses, institutions and hospitals.

(FILES) General view of the Dantokpa market, one of the largest open-air market in West Africa, in Cotonou on February 29, 2024. (Photo by Abadjaye Justin SODOGANDJI / AFP)(AFP)
Published on May 24, 2024 11:19 PM IST

Biden meets Kenyan President, plans to visit Africa in February if re-elected

Joe Biden said he plans to make an official visit to Africa in February after the US presidential election, an announcement that presumed he will defeat Trump.

President Joe Biden answers a reporters question as he welcomes Kenya's President William Ruto to the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (AP)
Published on May 23, 2024 02:28 PM IST
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Serum Institute ships first set of its malaria vaccine to Africa

Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), announced on Monday that it has shipped its first batch of malaria vaccines— R21/Matrix-M— to Africa

CEO of Serum Institute of India, Adar Poonawalla and Ambassador of the United States of America to India, Eric Garcetti flag off the first consignment of R21-Matrix-M Malaria vaccine doses to Africa, in Pune on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on May 21, 2024 07:38 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Pune’s Serum Institute ships malaria vaccine to African countries

Serum Institute of India ships R21/Matrix-M™ malaria vaccine to Africa, starting with Central African Republic. 163,800 doses allocated for CAR.

CEO of Serum Institute of India, Adar Poonawalla and Ambassador of the United States of America to India, Eric Garcetti flag off the first consignment of R21-Matrix-M Malaria vaccine doses to Africa, in Pune on Monday. (Eric Garcetti X/ANI)
Updated on May 21, 2024 07:36 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Study reveals how ‘upside down’ trees thrived across oceans, defying extinction

Upside down tree: The research suggests that the ancestor of eight baobab species originated in Africa's Madagascar about 41.1 million years ago.

The various names, including ‘mother of the forest’ in the Malagasy language, the ‘upside-down tree,’ and the ‘tree of life,’ because of their unique features, which you will explore as you read this.(Getty Images via BBC)
Updated on May 18, 2024 10:36 PM IST
By | Written by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

United States, Britain issue travel warning as Kenya, Tanzania brace for cyclone

Cyclone Hidaya threatens East Africa, the United States and Britain issue travel warnings for Kenya, urging their nationals to be cautious amid extreme weather

Flood waters cover a bridge in the flooded Maasai Mara National Reserve, that left dozens of tourists stranded in Narok County, Kenya. United States, Britain issue travel warnings as Kenya, Tanzania brace for cyclone (AP Photo/Bobby Neptune)
Published on May 03, 2024 02:49 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Climate change is bringing malaria to new areas. In Africa, it never left

Climate change is reviving or migrating the threat of some diseases, mainly Malaria, whiich is killed millions of people by now.

Climate change is bringing malaria to new areas. In Africa, it never left(Unsplash)
Published on Apr 25, 2024 12:37 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Lagos

What caused once-in-a-200-year extreme heatwave in Africa's Sahel

Five days of extreme heat in Africa's Sahel was a once-in-a-200-year event

The deadly heatwave that hit Africa's Sahel region in early April would not have occurred without human-induced climate change, according to a study by the World Weather Attribution (WWA) group published Thursday. (Representational picture)(Adobe Stock)
Published on Apr 18, 2024 05:22 PM IST
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Nigeria rolls out world's first vaccine against meningitis

Meningitis vaccine rollout in Nigeria aims to combat outbreaks caused by C, W, Y, and X strains, offering protection to children under 5.

The new vaccine is 13 years in the making(ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP)
Published on Apr 17, 2024 02:40 PM IST
By | Reported by Akanksha Agnihotri

Prince Harry reveals why Africa is in his ‘soul’

Prince Harry expresses deep affection for Africa during charity event in Miami while honouring his late mother, Princess Diana.

Britain's Prince Harry, Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras and Sentebale Chief Executive Richard Miller attend the Royal Salute Polo Challenge to benefit Sentebale, a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to support children in Lesotho and Botswana, in Wellington, Florida, U.S., April 12, 2024. REUTERS/Marco Bello(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 13, 2024 01:40 PM IST

Diplomacy with a defence angle

Defence attachés in multiple foreign missions should help India boost defence exports

Defence attachés in friendly nations such as Russia and the US are involved in efforts to acquire new weapons systems and also facilitate military-to-military cooperation.(ANI Photo)
Published on Apr 11, 2024 09:16 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

India to send military attaches to African states, Armenia, Philippines

The move to post defence attachés for the first time to the Philippines and Armenia follows the Indian side’s sales of weapons systems to both countries.

The move to post defence attachés for the first time to the Philippines and Armenia follows the Indian side’s sales of weapons systems to both countries.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 06:48 AM IST

Donald Trump wants immigrants to US from ‘NICE’ countries, what are they?

Donald Trump bemoaned the lack of immigration to the US from "nice" countries. He asserted that migrants are coming from the nations that are disasters.

Speaking at a multimillion-dollar fundraiser at billionaire financier John Paulson's mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, Donald Trump ranted against illegal migrants entering the United States.(AP)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 04:52 PM IST
ByShweta Kukreti

Britain's Russ Cook becomes first person to run entire length of Africa

The endurance athlete, who calls himself the "Hardest Geezer", has also raised more than half a millions pounds for charity along the way.

People wave Palestinian and Tunisian flags while British runner Russ Cook gestures as he poses for a picture with the memorial sign marking the northern-most point of Africa (AFP)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 05:01 AM IST
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Briton completes epic run the full length of Africa

Briton completes epic run the full length of Africa

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Published on Apr 08, 2024 12:24 AM IST
AFP |

Son of American killed by Elephant in Africa defends animal, ‘mom would have..’

Son of American tourist killed by elephant in Zambia defends animal, doesn't blame driver.

An American woman died after an elephant attacked a safari vehicle in Africa (Pixabay - representational image)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 01:50 PM IST
ByAditi Srivastava

The pioneer of America's embattled global HIV program recalls the hope after years of despair

The pioneer of America's embattled global HIV program recalls the hope after years of despair

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Published on Apr 01, 2024 10:02 AM IST
AP |

High prevalence of neurological diseases in Africa: Challenges and solutions

Neurological disease burden is disproportionately high in Africa. How are African nations tackling the issue?

High prevalence of neurological diseases in Africa: Challenges and solutions(Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 23, 2024 05:58 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

African footballer chased, beaten up by crowd in Kerala's Malappuram. Watch

In the video, a man wearing a white t-shirt is seen shielding the player from the blows.

Football player being chased and beaten up by the crowd in Kerala.(X/Shashank Shekhar Jha)
Published on Mar 14, 2024 03:17 PM IST

Why some African countries have strange shapes

Most of Africa's borders today were drawn up in Berlin in the late 19th century – and the consequences are drastic.

Victoria Falls nixed any German plans of using the Zambezi River as a trade route to connect to German East Africa (Reuters/Staff )
Published on Mar 03, 2024 03:26 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Climate change to slash Africa's GDP by 7.1%: Report

The Center for Global Development study shows that the developing world will bear the brunt of the impact of a warming world.

While “moderate economic loss” will be experienced until 2050, after that date the impact will be significant and Africa will be the hardest hit. (Rep image)
Published on Feb 22, 2024 04:16 PM IST
Bloomberg |

CBP dog sniffs out something unusual in passenger's luggage — mummified monkeys

The traveller said he brought the monkeys into the US for his own consumption, Ryan Bissette, a CPB spokesperson, said Sunday.

The incident happened last month but was made public on Friday. (File)
Published on Feb 12, 2024 08:42 AM IST
AP |

Malawi in Africa waives visa for 79 countries in tourism push

By eliminating visa requirements for 79 key source markets globally, Malawi in Africa boosts tourism and signals that it is open for business

Malawi in Africa waives visa for 79 countries in tourism push (Photo by Twitter/fumikayi1)
Published on Feb 10, 2024 08:19 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Malnutrition: Scaling digital behaviour change interventions

This article is authored by Sharon Barnhardt and Pratyusha Govindraju, Centre for Social and Behaviour Change, Ashoka University.

Malnutrition(Pic for representation)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 02:52 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Cameroon becomes the first country to roll out new malaria vaccine

Cameroon is set to become the first country to introduce a new malaria vaccine for children, marking a milestone in the ongoing efforts to combat Malaria.

Cameroon becomes the first country to roll out new malaria vaccine(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 22, 2024 04:25 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Haryana farmers to explore farming in Africa

Khattar said the shrinking landholdings due to urbanisation, industrialisation and other developmental activities has prompted the government to explore alternative avenues for farmers

Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana CM
Updated on Jan 04, 2024 09:04 AM IST
By, Chandigarh
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