Tags : Africa

Thirty Four Drown In A Boat Accident In Djibouti

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said at least 34 people have drowned after a boat capsized off the coast of Djibouti. The boat allegedly operated by people smugglers was carrying about 60 migrants escaping conflict in Yemen and who were on their way to Djibouti. The organisation expressed concern over tens of thousands […]

WTO Confirms Okonjo-Iweala As DG

Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been confirmed as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. Confirmed on Monday, February 15, 2021, Dr Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and the first African to lead the international trade body, as her term is scheduled to start on March 1, 2021; the term, which […]

Nigeria’s African Centre Of Excellence For Genomics Of Infectious Diseases

The first African and Nigerian Vaccine on COVID-19 has been developed by African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Nigeria. A Professor of Molecular Biology and Director at the Centre, Prof. Christian Happi disclosed this on Monday, February 8, 2021, while featuring on BCOS TV breakfast program, ‘AM120’. Prof. Happi […]

Former President Of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings, Dies Of COVID-19

Former President Jerry John Rawlings of Ghana has died of coronavirus-related complications. According to multiple reports from Ghanaian media, the former President died at the age of 73, less than a month after he buried his mother. Rawlings, who is one of the most respected African leaders, was a Military leader in Ghana and later […]

Thousands Of Migrants Dying On Trek Across Africa – UN

Thousands of migrants have died after suffering “extreme” abuse while crossing Africa, according to a UN report on Wednesday, July 28, 2020, that estimated 72 people perish each month on the continent’s routes. There has been considerable focus on the thousands lost at sea while trying to cross from Africa to Europe, but a new […]

EXCLUSIVE: I know nothing about Super Eagles Bribery Allegations –

Former Super Eagles defender Godfrey Oboabona has washed his hands off the bribery allegations against the national team’s former handlers. An ex international Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi had in a recent press interview alleged that he was dropped from the Super Eagles squad to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil because he refused to grease the […]

“72m Children In Africa Are Forced Into Child Labour” –

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has disclosed that no fewer than 72 million children in Africa are forced into child labour. The health organisation made the disclosure via its official twitter account @WHOAFRO. According to the UN’s health agency the COVID-19 crisis had further put many more children […]

COVID-19: “Africa Cases Hit 222,000, Death Toll Over 6,000” –

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has disclosed that the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa is now over 222,000. The update was conveyed via the UN’s health agency official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Saturday. The tweet read: “There are over 222,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African […]

COVID-19: Cases In Africa Exceeds 115,000

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that the COVID-19 cases in Africa have exceeded 115, 000, with more than 46,000 recoveries and 3,400 deaths. The WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update via its official twitter handle on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The figures showed that South Africa, Algeria and […]

COVID-19: WHO Revealed African Countries With Fewer Cases

The World Health Organisation reported that COVID-19 cases in Africa have increased to 86,000 on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. This was disclosed by the WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, via its offcial twitter handle. The World Health Organization also said Lesotho, Comoros, and Seychelles are countries currently with the lowest confirmed cases […]