While the reopening of air borders is looming, many uncertainties remain about when air traffic will return to normal to and from Africa. Jeune ... Afrique and The Africa Report takes a look at the situation.
Too often in human history, access to reliable and affordable energy has been a privilege for the few when it should be a basic right for all. ... This has been especially true in Africa where – despite remarkable progress in recent years – hundreds of millions of people still have no electricity.
COVID-19 is increasingly wreaking havoc on the health of Nigerians, but its economic impact may well be more devastating. Before the pandemic, ... the Nigerian economy was growing at an anaemic rate of 2%. The country has also been suffering from high poverty and unemployment rates. This is paradoxical for a country endowed with humongous natural resources.
Despite the effects of COVID-19, Africa’s young creative industries remain ripe for investment opportunities. African music, film, and fashion ... continue to gain global popularity, with companies like Netflix and Universal Music Group expanding their presence on the continent.
Professor Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo, fondly referred to as Pastor-Prof in prominent Yoruba circles, is the current Vice President of Nigeria, ... serving his second term. A pastor, professor, and lawyer, he is not a typical cunning and seasoned politician. So how has he managed to rise to such prominence? Who are his supporters, and who are those that are against him?
The capital of the South West region of Cameroon is gradually losing the ghost town feel it has taken on every Monday for almost four years now, ... an indication of a decline in the intensity of violence in the region, in stark contrast with the tension that continues to grip the neighbouring North West region.
The launch of Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial is a crucial step in evaluating efficacy in different settings, Shabir Madhi, the professor ... of vaccinology who is leading the trial at the University of the Witwatersrand, tells The Africa Report.
There is no question on how important cotton is to Egypt’s textile industry: it contributes to around 3% of the country’s GDP, employs 2.25 ... million- one third of its industrial labour force - to meet its demand of 180 000 tons. But after years of trade wars between US and China, and now a global pandemic, the cotton industry in Egypt will need time to recover from its losses. In this fourth part of our series on the impact of COVID-19 on Egypt, we see how its prized 'white gold' will fare.
Sudan’s transitional government is being buffeted by dangerous economic headwinds. When Sudan’s international partners meet at a conference ... on Thursday 25 June, they should offer further financial support to Khartoum’s civilian cabinet, or risk reigniting economic frustrations and stoking new instability.
In the fourth part of our series on the impact of COVID-19 on South Africa, we look at its tourism and hospitality sectors. They have lost an ... estimated R68bn in revenue amid the coronavirus outbreak, which has necessitated national lockdowns and enforced restrictions on global travel.
Vital Kamerhe has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and is disqualified from holding public office for a 10-year period on charges of “embezzlement” ... and “corruption”. The verdict marks the end of an unprecedented trial and has officially sidelined a key player in the country’s power structure.
Calls by African ambassadors at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva last week for a top–level investigation into racism and police brutality ... in the United States – as corporate apologias for links to the Transatlantic slave trade and demands for reparations multiply – show how the horrific police murder of George Floyd has resounded across the world.
A picture that went viral on social media in Zimbabwe at the end of last week reminded many of an equally famous picture from 2007 of a young ... boy smiling as he carried wads of notes at the height of the country’s hyperinflation.