As countries across the world begin to purchase and roll out COVID-19 vaccines, a key question is how far the vaccine is from reaching Africa ... and how accessible it will be for the continent. Moina Spooner, Commissioning Editor with The Conversation Africa, asked Mosoka Fallah, an expert on infectious diseases, to provide his insights.
“The gold business is changing, many of the bigger companies are changing their strategies,” says Richard Morgan, head of government relations ... at mining giant Anglo American. “We are doing much less in Africa and no gold at all. South Africa may still have massive gold reserves but for a big company it’s all about the business case,” he adds.
For two days in November 2020, Uganda witnessed some of the most violent riots in a decade. The riots were triggered by the arrest of opposition ... presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, who is challenging the incumbent Yoweri Museveni in the February 14, 2021, election.
Aurélien Agbénonci, Benin's foreign affairs minister, complained to his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama, that goods are still being ... blocked at the border of the two countries, despite Abuja announcing its reopening almost a month ago.
Slapped with sentences ranging from two and a half to five years in prison in the 100 days programme trial, Modeste Makabuza and Benjamin Wenga ... were released on 8 January, with no formal reason given.
Polls open today across Uganda after a violent election campaign. In his effort to end the 34-year rule of President Yoweri Museveni, opposition ... candidate Bobi Wine has suffered a series of brutal attacks on both himself and his campaign staff. He is now unreachable, according to his lawyer, and an internet blackout is now in force.