The number of COVID-19 infections across Africa surpassed half a million on 8 July said the World Health Organization, as it flagged growing ... concern of countries in the continent experiencing a sharp rise in cases.
The French publishing house Max Milo says it go ahead and publish the translation of Judi Rever's book 'In Praise of Blood, The Crimes of the ... Rwandan Patriotic Front' at the end of August. The book is controversial among many experts on the subject, who accuse the Canadian journalist of defending the controversial thesis of a double genocide.
Policymakers are no exception, for whom the pandemics' uncontrollable nature has placed them in a difficult situation; the choice between the ... health of the nation and the economy. The impact of the lockdown has affected the supply and demand on a global scale not seen in our lifetime resulting in our first global depression. The effect will inevitably lead to an increase in inequalities and poverty, and the world may record its first increase in poverty since 1998.
Algeria has initiated an investigation into Sonatrach’s acquisition of the Augusta refinery in Italy. What’s more, one of the Algerian state-owned ... energy firm’s subsidiaries has found itself in the crosshairs of a Lebanese court.
After a profitable 2019 for the Norway based Chinese-backed OPay, the company has announced that several of its subsidiaries will be exiting ... Nigeria or temporarily stopping operations. In 2018, Chinese investors backed the startup with $180 million to take over the mobile money space in Nigeria.
When news of COVID-19 reached the non-scientific world, there was panic and surprisingly, hope. Optimists saw this global crisis as an opportunity ... for people to empathize and connect based on our shared humanity. As heartwarming videos of quarantined Europeans singing on balconies went viral, for a brief moment, this idea seemed possible.
Lazarus Chakwera’s victory as the new president of Malawi represents a remarkable reversal of fortunes for Peter Mutharika, who almost a year ... ago was declared the winner in national polls. But the decision was annulled by the country’s judges, and a date for a new election set.
While Fayez al-Sarraj is the leading man of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), other leaders have emerged, primarily following ... the operation to defend the Libyan capital from General Khalifa Haftar’s troops, which launched an offensive on the city in April 2019. Who are these men and what are their personal ambitions?
The Egyptian Parliament passed a law on 6 July requiring military personnel who wish to run for presidential, legislative or local elections ... to seek the endorsement of the powerful military council headed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Additionally, the state of emergency law was ratified at the end of April, extending the powers of Sisi; a measure taken in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and denounced by NGOs.
The virus causing COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the planet, threatening both millions of lives, and the global economy. Governments, ... multilateral institutions and investors are taking urgent action to respond to the health and economic crises.
After Benin withdrew from the race for head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Nigeria finally nominated Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to represent ... it, Egyptian lawyer Abdel Hamid Mamdouh says he is the AU's only legitimate candidate for the WTO leadership.
The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is the leading business association focused solely on promoting business and investment between the United ... States and the African continent. In this time of pandemic, both the continent and the US are looking for ways to strengthen their relationship.
With former chief of staff Vital Kamerhe out of the game, there has been a staff shakeup at the government offices housed within the walls of ... the Cité de l’Union Africaine. We delve into the personnel changes impacting the presidency.