More than 11,300 people died when the Ebola virus ripped through three West African countries – Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia – from ... 2014 to 2016. It was the worst Ebola outbreak in known history.
As Africa emerges from the economic shadow of Covid-19, the threat of climate change looms large on one of the regions worst-affected by adverse ... weather events, according to the World Bank’s latest Africa’s Pulse. The continent is projected to grow by 3.3% in 2021, but still lags behind developed economies, which have benefited from massive coronavirus vaccine rollout programmes and substantial fiscal stimulus packages.
As the ruling party prepares to nominate Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as its presidential candidate in 2023 (unless his son Teodorin manages ... to take the reins), exiled opponents are increasing diplomatic pressure. We reveal the details of their strategy.
The global patent system favours Western ideas of intellectual property, leaving African plants and their traditional uses without much protection, ... say experts. “[Biopiracy] is a problem all over Africa. We are now in a knowledge economy and our farmers are [...] not economically benefiting due to misappropriation,” Tigist Gebrehiwot, a research fellow at the office of South African Research Chair in Law tells The Africa Report.
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The Malian jihadist was seen by International Criminal Court (ICC) judges on 12 October to ask for an early release. Sentenced in 2016 to nine ... years in prison for destroying the world heritage site, he presented himself as "reformed"
US President Joe Biden greeted his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta in his first White House meeting with an African leader determined ... to usher in what he called “a new era of US cooperation with the African continent based on principles of mutual respect and equality.”
At the opening of the trial of murdered Giulio Regeni, the Italian prosecutor argued for the hearing to continue despite the absence of the four ... main Egyptian suspects. The high-profile case of the Cambridge student found dead and tortured in Egypt's capital has remained a mystery as Egyptian officials have consistently denied involvement in the 28-year-old's murder.
Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has begun a nationwide voter registration 10 months ahead of the general election. ... The commission is looking to enlist at least 7.2 million new voters, and for the political class, this is both an opportunity and a threat. The seven million potential voters, mostly young people, could easily tilt the election. It is now a game of numbers in what has historically been a tribe-based electoral contest.