Tag: Africa


Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Says Kyiv Is Ready To Export To Africa After Russia Lifts  Blockade

According to Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dymtro Kuleba, his country will be ready to export much-needed grain to Africa as soon as Russia lifts its Black Sea blockade. In a U.S.-arranged online briefing to journalists recently, the minister blamed Russia for the global food crisis affecting millions of Africans and called for more African support against Moscow. Kuleba argued that his […]


NRC: World’s 10 ‘Most Neglected’ Refugee Crises All In Africa

In DR Congo, the most-neglected country on the list for the second year running, a third of the population went hungry last year. The world is paying too little attention to a slew of mass displacements of people across Africa, risking starvation deaths and prolonging conflicts, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has warned. “With the all-absorbing war in Europe’s Ukraine, […]


Monkeypox Spreading In Europe, US, Has African Scientists Baffled

WHO’s European chief concerned that monkeypox could spread as people gather for parties and festivals over the summer. As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease’s spread in developed countries. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have not previously been seen among […]


Top News Headlines Around The World

IMF: Rising Food And Fuel Prices Stoke Risk Of Unrest In Africa Experts have been sounding the alarm that the Ukraine conflict could lead to food insecurity across parts of Africa. Surging food and energy prices stoked by the war in Ukraine may lead to “social unrest” in Africa, the International Monetary Fund has warned. Read more at — Aljazeera.com […]


Case Of Wild Polio Hits Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) says a case of wild polio has emerged in Africa for the first time in five years. Malawian health authorities have declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 after a case was detected in the capital Lilongwe. The poliovirus paralyzed a three-year-old girl. Health authorities say a laboratory test found the strain to be […]


Zambia’s Former President Kenneth Kaunda Dead At 97

Photo Credit wikipedia Kenneth David Kaunda, also known as KK, Zambia’s founding president and one of Africa’s last surviving liberation leaders, has died at a military hospital in Lusaka, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He died at age 97. Kaunda served as the first President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991 and was at the forefront of the […]


WHO — Africa Free Of Polio

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Africa is now free of naturally occurring polio or poliomyelitis disease. Polio is a disabling and life-threatening disease caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person’s spinal cord, causing paralysis (can’t move parts of the body). The report noted that the continent’s last case […]


African Nations Tell UNHRC Make Racism An Agenda Item

A letter signed by 54 African countries and dispatched to the United Nations Human Rights Council has called on the International Organization to urgently debate racism and police brutality amid the unrest in the United States and many other countries around the world. Burkina Faso’s ambassador in his letter on behalf of the African countries to the UN in Geneva […]


Look To Africa For Market Opportunities

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has called for leaders in the Caribbean region to capitalize on the vast African market for business opportunities. At a panel discussion on Regional Transformation for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth recently, Ms. Mottley urged the regional bloc to remove its own barriers to intra-CARICOM trade while looking to the African continent’s potential. She argued that […]


Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba — Africa’s Rising Star

“We live in a country where our young ladies who have recently attained the age of puberty cannot afford sanitary pads, but our men and women in public offices have iPads which they do not even know how to use.”  ― PLO Lumumba Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba a.ka. PLO, the 57-year-old Kenyan lawyer, professor, and fire-brand speaker is not only commanding […]