Algeria's state-owned oil and gas group Sonatrach will invest $40bn in oil exploration, production and refining, as well as in gas exploration ... and extraction between 2022 and 2026, its CEO Toufik Hakkar said on 3 January.
This year has seen several African governments clamping down on their citizens’ data and digital rights. Many have used the Covid-19 pandemic ... and election misinformation as reasons to infringe on these liberties, which global institutions such as the UN define as human rights.
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Brick by brick, Wamkele Mene is building the institution set to guide Africa's economic integration. Step one, create a team of trade negotiators ... who can help smooth the inevitable tensions in national trading priorities and help Africa create common positions when faced with heavyweight foreign trading blocs.
On 24 November, the South African government announced the discovery of the new omicron variant. Two days later, the World Health Organisation ... (WHO) designated omicron as a variant of concern based on the evidence that several of its mutations could potentially affect its level of infectiousness and the severity of Covid-19 that individuals experience. However, following South Africa’s announcement of the discovery of this new variant, travel restrictions were swiftly imposed on them by the UK.