Daily news and weekly updates from Africa
- Tuesday 23 September 2014Currently EU supports the Lake Turkana Wind Power project in northern Kenya with 25 million euro under the EU-Africa Infrastructure, which aims at reducing the East African countries import dependency and season-sensitive hydropower production, increase energy security and improve economic activities in rural areas.
- Tuesday 23 September 2014According to World Health Organization (WHO), over 2,800 people have now been killed, about half of all those infected by the deadly Ebola Virus; as experts predict the number of cases to likely exceed 20,000 before the disease can be brought under control.
- Monday 22 September 2014South Africa’s entertainment and media market is expected to grow by 10.2% compounded annually (CAGR) from 2014 – 2018
- Monday 22 September 2014As construction work to restore the building that at midday on Saturday 21 September, 2013, was the scene of unimaginable horror when four armed men from Al Shaabab militant group stormed the mall, spraying bullets at anyone randomly goes on, victims, survivors and the entire nation are still sorting for answers to a series of events that are still unclear as to why it took Kenyan security forces four days to declare the mall free and clear.
- Tuesday 16 September 2014The meeting preceding World Day on October 16, will debate why Kenya, like many African countries, are dependent on food imports, unable to feed its people on domestic production alone. This is despite Africa’s abundant land and resources.
- Friday 5 September 2014Civil war in CAR broke out on Dec 10, 2012 between Seleka a Muslim rebel group and government forces, ousting the then President Bozize in March 2013, with the rebel's leader Djotodia declaring himself president, leading to a bloody authoritarian rule over citizens of Christian inclination for ten months before anti-Balaka a Christian outfit was formed to counter the brutality of Seleka forcing them out of power and Muslims to flee into the neighbouring Chad.
- Friday 5 September 2014When it first launched attacks in 2009, Boko Haram mainly targeted Christians under the pretext of wanting to establish an Islamic state, but since mid-2013, the group has focused its attacks on government security agents as well as on civilians of both Christian and Muslim faiths in their homes, markets, hospitals and schools, killing more than 3 000 people in the north of the country this year alone.
- Friday 5 September 2014The camp is located on flat, bare ground, with “black cotton soil” on which the floodwater pools and stagnates.
- Thursday 4 September 2014Since last December, health services in the country have been overstretched. “The lack of security has caused many health workers to flee.
- Monday 1 September 2014Lesotho, a mountainous state of two million people encircled by South Africa, has undergone a number of military coups since independence from Britain in 1966, suffering an ill-fated invasion by South Africa in 1998 when the "kingdom in the sky" was in the midst of another political crisis, reducing the capital to rubble and living at least 58 locals and eight South African soldiers died.
- Monday 1 September 2014Experts have deemed this plan to be an act of desperation on the part of health ministry and which may lead to putting healthy people’s life at risk even more, than they are now; accusing foreign pharmaceutical companies for making Africa a dumping site for their unwanted, untested and uncertified drugs, with many of them using the continents population as lab-rats for their experiments such as seen recently in the war against the spread of Ebola virus in West Africa, where Zmaap drug by a company in USA is being used.
- Thursday 27 August 2014According to WHO’s statistics, Guinea accounts for 607 cases, including 443 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 406 deaths; Liberia 1082 clinical cases, including 269 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 624 deaths; Sierra Leone, 910 suspect and confirmed cases, including 804 laboratory-confirmed cases, 392 deaths and Nigeria 16 suspect cases, including 12 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 5 deaths.
- Thursday 28 August 2014According to WHO statistics, at current rates of climate change, an additional 250,000 lives could be lost per year between 2030 and 2050, with poor nations such as African countries continuing to bear the brunt.
- Thursday 28 August 2014UNESCO under its SIDA funded project themed: “Empowering Community Radios with ICTs” organized a three days ICT and Youth Mobile Training Workshop for 6 community radio stations across the county.
- Wednesday 27 August 2014Malaria is the leading killer disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, but due to increased campaigns to create awareness and educate the public on how to prevent it has seen the drop in number of deaths to reach controlled level as compared to 10 years ago, as same can be said about HIV virus which is the second killer disease in Africa.