Africa

With the devastating effects on lives and livelihoods on a massive scale globally, COVID 19 has dealt a major blow to African nations majority being rather unprepared of the shocks from the pandemic on the health systems as well as  social- economic systems in different countries. Through the months of persistent effort to curb the […]

The far-reaching and fast-spreading COVID 19 continues on a devastating ravaging spree on the African continent with major cities put on lockdown and minimal activity taking place. Pretoria,  Maseru, Maputo and Mbambane are among the southern African cities where the impact has been felt the most. The small scale traders who are often busy dealing […]

Africa has been considered as a fertile ground for new cultures and trends from Europe, Asia and other parts of the world, owing to the often curious and unquestioning nature of the African. The rate of adoption of new cultures and even technology is quite fast with a general notion of “this culture or trend […]

About 1 in every 6 deaths on the planet is due to cancer. More than two thirds of these deaths occurred in low- and middle- income countries. Following Syria, the countries of Bhutan (86.0), Algeria (86.7), Nepal (90.7), and Oman (94.9) made the top four in the list of countries with the lowest cancer levels. The spread and prevalence of cancer […]

Over the past few years, the debate on the agenda of crystallizing the economies of different African states through better sustainable management of maritime resources has been at the forefront. The idea of the blue economy has been a pertinent conversation point in different economic forums. According to the World Bank, the blue economy is the “sustainable […]

Africa has over the years experienced rapid growth in population in different countries owing to lower maternal mortality rates, better healthcare, improved living standards among other critical factors. By 2070, the bulk of the world’s population growth is predicted to take place in Africa: of the additional 2.4 billion people projected between 2015 and 2050, 1.3 billion will […]

The east African region is not commonly known as a wine making region and so it’s a surprise when you stumble into wine brands with a local Eastern African affiliation or origin unlike the South African states where foreign European settlers set up wineries in the colonial times. Over the recent years however, investors have […]

African governments have taken significant steps to advance disaster risk management(DRM) and improve climate resilience. Many different countries in Africa that lacked coordinated disaster response mechanisms in the colonial era were faced with the challenge of addressing perennial disasters such as floods, land slides in major places in the rainy seasons, forest fires, disease outbreaks among other calamities […]

Located on the western corniche of the city of Dakar, Soumbédioune is one of the old quarters of the peninsula of Cape Verde. Hundreds of canoes leave in search of the fish destined to feed the markets of Dakar. An area full of history, Marché Artisanal de Soumbediou has become a popular tourist destination. Between about 4pm […]

Nigeria parliament is debate on whether to put a ban on the export of donkeys whose population is dwindling. The nation with a population of over 180 million has experienced a sharp decline in the donkey population whose meat and hide products are mostly exported to China. Besides that, there has been widespread slaughter on […]


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