UAE launches online weddings amid Covid-19 lockdown

London, April 13, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The United Arab Emirates has launched an online marriage service that allows couples to wed amid restrictions on movement and interaction imposed to counter the deadly coronavirus. UAE launches online weddings amid Covid-19 lockdown The UAE has taken strict measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 respiratory disease, which has claimed … Continue reading “UAE launches online weddings amid Covid-19 lockdown”

Hope rises for Nigerian economy after OPEC, Russia approve biggest ever oil cut amid coronavirus pandemic

London, April 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-OPEC, Russia and other oil producing nations agreed on Sunday to cut output by a record amount, representing around 10% of global supply, to support oil prices amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hope rises for Nigerian economy after OPEC, Russia approve biggest ever oil cut amid coronavirus pandemicNigeria is already looking at … Continue reading “Hope rises for Nigerian economy after OPEC, Russia approve biggest ever oil cut amid coronavirus pandemic”

African football legend Drogba, offers personal hospital for covid-19 treatment

London, April 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba has offered his hospital in his native Ivory Coast to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, a local politician said. READ ALSO: BRITISH PM, BORIS JOHNSON DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL Drogba, who scored 65 goals in 105 appearances for his country and won the Champions League with … Continue reading “African football legend Drogba, offers personal hospital for covid-19 treatment”

Sénégal: Le milliardaire mauritanien Mohamed Ould Bouamatou débloque 1,6 million de dollar pour le Covid-19

Le richissime homme d’affaires mauritanien Mohamed Ould Bouamatou vient de débloquer 1 milliard de Franc CFA ( 1,6 million de dollars) en faveur de l’État du Sénégal, “sa seconde patrie” afin de le soutenir dans le cadre du fonds Force Covid-19 mis en place par le président Macky Sall. Le richissime homme d’affaires mauritanien Mohamed … Continue reading “Sénégal: Le milliardaire mauritanien Mohamed Ould Bouamatou débloque 1,6 million de dollar pour le Covid-19”

En pleine pandémie de Covid-19, le pape François appelle à alléger les sanctions internationales

Le pape a proposé le 12 avril, dans son message de Pâques, «de réduire» voire «d’annuler» la dette des pays pauvres, et prôné un allègement des sanctions internationales et la solidarité des Européens face à la pandémie de coronavirus. Dans un monde «opprimé par la pandémie, qui met à dure épreuve notre grande famille humaine», il a … Continue reading “En pleine pandémie de Covid-19, le pape François appelle à alléger les sanctions internationales”

Coronavirus: l’Afrique face à la pandémie dimanche 12 avril

Selon le Centre pour la prévention et le contrôle des maladies de l’Union africaine, le continent africain comptait ce dimanche 13 814 cas confirmés de Covid-19, pour 747 décès. Les pays les plus touchés restent l’Afrique du Sud, l’Algérie, l’Égypte, le Maroc et le Cameroun. • La RDC rapatrie ses premiers ressortissants, la riposte fait le … Continue reading “Coronavirus: l’Afrique face à la pandémie dimanche 12 avril”

Idriss Déby Itno se retire des opérations antidjihadistes hors Tchad

Le Sahel va devoir faire sans les très aguerris militaires tchadiens. Leurs derniers combats meurtriers contre Boko Haram sont pour beaucoup dans cette décision. Après plusieurs jours d’une lutte acharnée contre des hommes armés présumés du groupe Boko Haram autour du Lac Tchad, et d’énormes pertes en vies humaines parmi les soldats de l’armée tchadienne, le président … Continue reading “Idriss Déby Itno se retire des opérations antidjihadistes hors Tchad”

Alpha Condé, IBK, Alassane Ouattara : ces Présidents sapeurs-pompiers pyromanes

La propagation de la maladie à Coronavirus en Afrique a permis de mettre à nu le caractère de certains dirigeants qui, après avoir « embrasé » leur pays veulent maintenant éteindre le feu. Dans le même temps, d’autres dirigeants continuent d’attiser le feu dans leur pays. Au range de ces présidents, trois chefs d’Etat de l’Afrique de … Continue reading “Alpha Condé, IBK, Alassane Ouattara : ces Présidents sapeurs-pompiers pyromanes”

British PM, Boris Johnson discharged from hospital

London, April 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Prime Minister Boris Johnson has left hospital after being treated for coronavirus, but will not immediately return to work, Downing Street says. I cannot thank our magnificent NHS enough. The staff at St Thomas’ Hospital have been incredible. I will never, ever be able to repay you and I will never … Continue reading “British PM, Boris Johnson discharged from hospital”

Pourquoi peut-on parler d’une instrumentalisation de la crise du coronavirus

Par Karine Bechet-Golovko − Le 6 avril 2019 − Source Russie Politics Le coronavirus existe et remettre en cause la crise sanitaire n’a aucun sens. Pourtant, ce qu’elle nous révèle est autre. Impossible de fermer les yeux sur l’ampleur de la dégradation des institutions étatiques dans notre monde néolibéral, qui n’a eu de cesse de … Continue reading “Pourquoi peut-on parler d’une instrumentalisation de la crise du coronavirus”

America and the New Geopolitics After Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has forced almost every person on the planet to narrow their focus on how to get by day to day. When the dust finally clears and we emerge from our quarantines, we’re likely to find a world whose horizons have been radically transformed. In many ways, the changes will not be good. … Continue reading “America and the New Geopolitics After Coronavirus”

Le front contre Boko Haram se déplace du Tchad vers le Nigeria

L’opération tchadienne « Colère de Bohoma », qui a été lancée le 30 mars, a eu comme conséquence de refouler Boko Haram vers l’Etat du Borno au Nigeria. L’opération militaire « Colère de Bohoma » visait à venger l’honneur de l’armée tchadienne une semaine après la défaite meurtrière encaissée par le Tchad sur la presqu’île de Bohoma. 400 combattants … Continue reading “Le front contre Boko Haram se déplace du Tchad vers le Nigeria”

Presse internationale, personnalités et chercheurs encensent le Roi du Maroc pour sa réaction déterminante face au Coronavirus

La presse internationale n’a pas manqué de saluer le rôle déterminant et précieux du Roi Mohammed VI et des citoyens marocains, sans oublier celui des forces de sécurité et des Forces Armées Royales qui se trouvent en première ligne de la mobilisation afin de limiter drastiquement tout déplacement à l’intérieur du Maroc pour affronter avec … Continue reading “Presse internationale, personnalités et chercheurs encensent le Roi du Maroc pour sa réaction déterminante face au Coronavirus”

ISS Crew Congratulate Russians With Cosmonautics Day Celebrated Online Amid COVID-19 Spread

“Exactly 59 years ago Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first [human to fly into space],” Skripochka, who is the commander of Expedition 62, said in a video address released by Russian space agency Roscosmos. Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin said in a congratulatory video address released by the space agency that Cosmonautics Day is “one … Continue reading “ISS Crew Congratulate Russians With Cosmonautics Day Celebrated Online Amid COVID-19 Spread”

Sahel : Le Tchad va cesser de participer à des opérations antiterroristes

L’armée tchadienne, engagée dans la lutte antiterroriste au Sahel et autour du Lac Tchad, va cesser de participer à des opérations militaires en dehors de ses frontières. L’annonce a été faite par le président Idriss Déby Itno, dans un reportage diffusé vendredi par la télévision tchadienne. «Nos soldats sont morts pour le Lac Tchad et … Continue reading “Sahel : Le Tchad va cesser de participer à des opérations antiterroristes”

«Après son succès dans le contrôle du Covid-19, la Chine prétend diriger la gouvernance sanitaire mondiale»

Frédéric Keck, anthropologue et historien de la philosophie, directeur de recherches au CNRS, il dirige le Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale EHESS-CNRS (fondé en 1960 par Claude Lévi-Strauss). Ses recherches portent sur l’anthropologie des transformations des relations entre les vivants (humain et animaux) dans le sillage des risques de crises sanitaires et alimentaires en rapport avec les … Continue reading “«Après son succès dans le contrôle du Covid-19, la Chine prétend diriger la gouvernance sanitaire mondiale»”

La question noire aux US. Relire Trotsky à l’ère du Covid

Dans les années 1930 Léon Trotsky a dédié plusieurs textes et discussions à la question de l’oppression des Noirs aux Etats-Unis, allant jusqu’à défendre leur droit à la séparation s’ils le souhaitaient. Alors que la population noire est la plus touchée par le Covid-19 actuellement aux Etats-Unis, la lecture de ces textes se révèle plus … Continue reading “La question noire aux US. Relire Trotsky à l’ère du Covid”

Gestion policière de la crise covid et crainte d’une gilet-jaunisation XXL

La pandémie met à rude épreuve les gouvernements à travers le monde : défaut de préparation, manque de matériel sanitaire, crise structurelle de l’hôpital public après des décennies de réformes néo-libérales. Il s’agit là d’autant de points communs qui caractérisent, de façon plus ou moins aiguë, la grande majorité des pays de l’économie mondiale capitaliste. … Continue reading “Gestion policière de la crise covid et crainte d’une gilet-jaunisation XXL”

Russian, Italian Troops Sanitise Retirement Homes in Three Lombardy Settlements

“Russian military experts, together with the military personnel of the radiation, chemical and biological protection unit of the Italian armed forces disinfected retirement homes in three towns of Lombardy: Costa Volpino, Sovere, and Lovere,” the statement read. In total, Russian and Italian military personnel have sanitised retirement homes in 49 settlements in the Lombardy region, … Continue reading “Russian, Italian Troops Sanitise Retirement Homes in Three Lombardy Settlements”

Morocco begins local production of ventilator to help covid-19 patients

London, April 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Morocco has started manufacturing its own ventilators with oxygen masks, with 500 expected to be ready by mid-April to help meet demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Industry Ministry said. READ ALSO: 9MOBILE, UK FIRM LAUNCH FREE ONLINE COVID-19 SCREENING FOR NIGERIANS AS CASES REACH 318 Employees work on a … Continue reading “Morocco begins local production of ventilator to help covid-19 patients”

9mobile, UK firm launch free online COVID-19 screening for Nigerians as cases reach 318

London, April 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-9mobile, a Nigerian telecom company is partnering Mobihealth International, a United Kingdom-based company, to launch free COVID-19 online screening and teleconsultation service for Nigerians. 9mobile, UK firm launch free online COVID-19 screening for Nigerians (NY Times Image)This service is aimed at mitigating the impact of the lockdown and restriction of  movement … Continue reading “9mobile, UK firm launch free online COVID-19 screening for Nigerians as cases reach 318”

Moscow Says Any New US Sanctions Would Be Inappropriate Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

“We need to make sense of the content of this signal. There is little specifics so far, but in any case, now is not the time to appeal to sanctions on any little occasion. We have spoken about this many times, we have done it nationally, and we will continue to do it. We did … Continue reading “Moscow Says Any New US Sanctions Would Be Inappropriate Amid COVID-19 Pandemic”

Dutch Arsonists Set Telecoms Towers Alight in Series of UK-Style Attacks Amid 5G Fears

At least five cellular broadcasting towers across the Netherlands have been set alight this past week by opponents of 5G high speed mobile internet, De Telegraaf has reported. The attacks are said to have targeted towers in the cities of Rotterdam, Liessel, Beesd, Nuenen, and Groningen, causing tens of thousands of euros worth of damage. … Continue reading “Dutch Arsonists Set Telecoms Towers Alight in Series of UK-Style Attacks Amid 5G Fears”

George Soros Pours Millions of Cash Into Pro-Biden Group Since Start of the Year

The self-styled liberal philanthropist George Soros has donated more than $28 million into Democratic groups in the first quarter of the year. The Soros-funded Democracy PAC, his hub for 2020 election spending, has pumped $5 million so far this year into Priorities USA Action, according to paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission. Priorities USA is … Continue reading “George Soros Pours Millions of Cash Into Pro-Biden Group Since Start of the Year”

Simultaneous Simulation of Gravitation and Magnetism in Planet Formation Achieved in New Study

A team of astrophysicists has, for the first time, united the observation of planet development and magnetic field formation in one study. Published in the Astrophysical Journal, the research, entitled “Global Simulations of Self-gravitating Magnetized Protoplanetary Disks”, brought together what was previously two separate fields of research, and, accordingly, was simulated in separate models. Lucio … Continue reading “Simultaneous Simulation of Gravitation and Magnetism in Planet Formation Achieved in New Study”

Syrian Forces Demine 1.7 Hectares of Land Over Past 24 Hours – Russian Defence Ministry

“Engineering units of the armed forces of the Syrian Arab Republic performed mine clearance tasks in Arbil, Duma, Mazraat Mahmoud and Haush el-Fara (Damascus province), Jasim, Anhuk, Kafar Shams, El-Harra (Deraa province) over the past 24 hours. Two hectares were cleared, 43 explosive objects were found and destroyed,” the centre said in a daily bulletin. … Continue reading “Syrian Forces Demine 1.7 Hectares of Land Over Past 24 Hours – Russian Defence Ministry”

Russian Telescope Pierces Heart of the Galaxy to Probe Hidden Secrets

When the Spektr-RG orbital astrophysical observatory was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in early July 2019, scientists eagerly anticipated a host of remarkable discoveries, as humanity was granted the opportunity to see what until recently had been hidden from view: a detailed all-sky X-ray survey. The project is a Russian German collaboration bringing togather experts … Continue reading “Russian Telescope Pierces Heart of the Galaxy to Probe Hidden Secrets”

Ukraine’s Emergency Service Aircraft Dropping Tons of Water on Chernobyl Fire

“[At least] 312 people were involved in fire fighting,” the statement reads, adding that at least “and 83 units equipment, including three aircraft and 3 helicopters of the SES, which on April 10 made 96 discharges (240 tons of water)” have joined the operation. According to SES figures, the three AN-32 aircraft made 8 discharges … Continue reading “Ukraine’s Emergency Service Aircraft Dropping Tons of Water on Chernobyl Fire”

Covid-19 changes life in Russia unrecognizably

Most Russians (80%) started going out less or stopped doing it completely as coronavirus continues spreading in Russia. An opinion poll conducted by WCIOM All-Russian Research Fund, showed that the number of Russians who leave their homes for a walk has dropped twice. As many as 76% of respondents admitted that they started going to … Continue reading “Covid-19 changes life in Russia unrecognizably”

Ebola drug, Remdesivir shows positive signs in coronavirus treatment trial

London, April 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Gilead’s Remdesivir drug has shown early positive signs that it might be effective in treating coronavirus, in a study of patients who have taken it on a compassionate use basis.  READ ALSO: NEW STUDY FOUND CORONAVIRUS IN AIR SAMPLES UP TO FOUR METERS Remdesivir was originally developed for Ebola, but has … Continue reading “Ebola drug, Remdesivir shows positive signs in coronavirus treatment trial”

Coronavirus not the real killer: it’s the patient’s immune system

London, April 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The problem with such a fast and widespread pandemic as the novel coronavirus is that scientists and doctors only understand the virus and the disease it causes while in a state of flux. Knowledge changes almost daily and it’s often disseminated through hundreds of preliminary scientific reports that doctors on the ground might … Continue reading “Coronavirus not the real killer: it’s the patient’s immune system”

Migrants, refugees in Greece produce face masks to help in fight against Coronavirus pandemic

London, April 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Migration has been a hot button issue in Greece ever since the 2015 refugee crisis. The Mediterranean country was among the hardest hit by waves of migrants coming from the Middle East and Africa, alongside Italy. READ ALSO: NIGERIA INCREASES COVID-19 TEST CENTRES TO 10 AS CONFIRMED CASES REACH 305 Currently, … Continue reading “Migrants, refugees in Greece produce face masks to help in fight against Coronavirus pandemic”

Andrea Ngombet: « la logique de toute puissance » à l’origine du désastre sanitaire

Andréa Ngombet, leader de la société civile congolaise, ambassadeur One Young World et candidat à la présidence de la République du Congo, rappelle que les risques sanitaires ont été portés par la classe dirigeante africaine, souvent bi-nationale, et qui se soustrait opportunément aux obligations de quatorzaine. S’il est vrai que la jeunesse africaine apparaît effectivement … Continue reading “Andrea Ngombet: « la logique de toute puissance » à l’origine du désastre sanitaire”

COVID-19 revives grim history of medical experimentation in Africa

‘Africa isn’t a testing lab’ Sgt. 1st Class Marites Cabreza, a nurse with 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, Special Functioning Team, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, tends to a patient March 29, 2008, during a medical civil action project in Goubetto, Djibouti. Photo by US Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock. Public Domain. Check … Continue reading “COVID-19 revives grim history of medical experimentation in Africa”

ART – Conséquences du Covid-19 : Les galeries se réinventent

Le confinement généralisé a entraîné annulations et reports de manifestations. Les galeries d’art se sont organisées pour propo­ser des visites virtuelles. «Tout le monde retient son souffle – littéralement. La crise sanitaire est devenue incontournable juste après la superbe Foire d’art contemporain 1-54 à Marrakech fin février. Depuis, annulations ou reports de foires internationales et d’expositions se succèdent … Continue reading “ART – Conséquences du Covid-19 : Les galeries se réinventent”

En Afrique, l’angoisse des travailleurs précaires : notre série de portraits au temps du coronavirus

Ils sont couturier, femme de ménage, menuisier ou vendeur. Certains n’ont pas de contrat, pas de protection sociale ou travaillent même exclusivement dans le secteur informel. Depuis le début de l’épidémie due au Covid-19 et les mesures de confinement prises dans leurs pays respectifs, ils ne peuvent plus poursuivre leur activité comme avant, au risque … Continue reading “En Afrique, l’angoisse des travailleurs précaires : notre série de portraits au temps du coronavirus”

The Covid Rouge Shutdowns Could Turn Back the Clock 30 Years on Global Poverty, Push Half a Billion People Into Privation

Half a billion people could be pushed into poverty as economies around the world shrink because of the [hysterical reaction to] coronavirus outbreak, a new study has warned. Poverty levels in developing countries could be set back by up to 30 years, research released by the United Nations University’s World Institute for Development Economics Research warned on … Continue reading “The Covid Rouge Shutdowns Could Turn Back the Clock 30 Years on Global Poverty, Push Half a Billion People Into Privation”

Pour l’EI, le Jihad serait la meilleure antidote contre le virus

L’Etat islamique ( EI) veut profiter du désordre causé par le Covid-19, « une punition de Dieu », pour se renforcer, estiment les experts de l’ONG International Crisis Group. Une chronique de Nathalie Prevost. Alors même que la lutte contre la propagation du Covid-19 occupe tous les dirigeants du monde, l’Etat islamique (EI) espère profiter d’une baisse … Continue reading “Pour l’EI, le Jihad serait la meilleure antidote contre le virus”

Cameroun coronavirus,, l’aide humanitaire enfin accessible

Cameroun, Face à la pandémie, les autorités devraient permettre l’accès à l’aide humanitaire dans les zones humanitaires, constate Human Rights Watch (Nairobi, le 10 avril 2020) – Le gouvernement du Cameroun devrait s’assurer que sa réponse à la pandémie de Covid-19 respecte les droits humains et donne la priorité à l’assistance aux populations qui en ont le plus besoin, … Continue reading “Cameroun coronavirus,, l’aide humanitaire enfin accessible”

Tchad, Idriss Déby se retire des opérations militaires extérieures

Après avoir délogé Boko Haram lors d’une brutale attaque du 29 mars au 9 avril, le chef de l’Etat tchadien, Idriss Déby, annonce que ses troupes n’interviendront plus en dehors du Tchad aussi bien au sein de la Minusma qu’en appui de la force conjointe G5 Sahel. Idriss Deby, jusqu’ici le plus solide allié militaire … Continue reading “Tchad, Idriss Déby se retire des opérations militaires extérieures”

Nigeria increases COVID-19 test centres to 10 as confirmed cases reach 305

London, April 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria has added three new laboratories to take the number of laboratories for COVID-19 testing to 10 Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire stated this at the daily news briefing by the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19 in Abuja on Friday One of the new test centre is located at … Continue reading “Nigeria increases COVID-19 test centres to 10 as confirmed cases reach 305”

France stumps up €1bn to help Africa fight growing cases of coronavirus

London, April 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The French government is redirecting some 1.2 billion euros of development aid for the fight against coronavirus on the African continent. French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said this week that the wave of Covid-19 had not yet hit Africa with its full force and fragile health systems risk being overwhelmed … Continue reading “France stumps up €1bn to help Africa fight growing cases of coronavirus”

New study found Coronavirus in air samples up to four meters

London, April 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-A new study examining air samples from hospital wards with COVID-19 patients has found the virus can travel up to 13 feet (four meters) — twice the distance current guidelines say people should leave between themselves in public. READ ALSO: THE 13 FEMALE HEALTH MINISTERS LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS IN … Continue reading “New study found Coronavirus in air samples up to four meters”

French Cops Intercept Group of Rich Holidaymakers From UK Who Defied COVID-19 Restrictions – Report

Authorities in the French city of Marseille recently stopped a group of affluent vacationers who arrived from the United Kingdom aboard an Embraer Legacy 600 luxury jet with the intent to spend time at a rented villa on the French Riviera in an apparent violation of the current travel restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus … Continue reading “French Cops Intercept Group of Rich Holidaymakers From UK Who Defied COVID-19 Restrictions – Report”

Covid-19: Moscow is officially closed

Next week, due to complications of the epidemiological situation, Moscow is introducing a system of passes for moving around the city, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in a televised address to Muscovites. “At the first stage, we will introduce the system of passes for trips to work. For the second stage – for […] The … Continue reading “Covid-19: Moscow is officially closed”

German Intelligence Monitoring Russian Media’s Coronavirus Coverage – Reports

Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) domestic intelligence agency is monitoring Russian German-language media’s stories on the coronavirus pandemic, Bild has reported, citing a government response to a query on the issue by Bundestag MP Thomas Hacker. In its response to the Free Democratic Party lawmaker, Germany’s Interior Ministry confirmed that … Continue reading “German Intelligence Monitoring Russian Media’s Coronavirus Coverage – Reports”

5.9-Magnitude Quake Strikes Off Philippines – USGS

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake has struck off the Philippines, the United States Geological Survey reported.  It added that the epicentre of the quake was registered at a depth of 149 km, 16 km to the east of Basco which has a population of some 7,000 people.   M5.9 – 15km E of Basco, PhilippinesMag: 5.9Depth: 148.74kmDate-Time: 2020-04-10 … Continue reading “5.9-Magnitude Quake Strikes Off Philippines – USGS”

Eurogroup’s Deal on Coronavirus Economic Package ‘Still Insufficient’ – Italian PM Conte

A deal reached by the Eurogroup on the coronavirus economic package is ‘still insufficient’, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said.   MORE TO FOLLOW © Sputnik / Sputnik News South Africa Today – World News – Europe The post Eurogroup’s Deal on Coronavirus Economic Package ‘Still Insufficient’ – Italian PM Conte appeared first on South Africa … Continue reading “Eurogroup’s Deal on Coronavirus Economic Package ‘Still Insufficient’ – Italian PM Conte”

Russian President Putin Addresses Nation on COVID-19 Ahead of Video-Call With Regional Heads – Video

Russian President Vladimir Putin is addressing Russian citizens ahead of a video-call with governors dedicated to the situation surrounding the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov previously stated the president would deliver a profound and comprehensive address as opening remarks at the beginning of a meeting with regional heads that … Continue reading “Russian President Putin Addresses Nation on COVID-19 Ahead of Video-Call With Regional Heads – Video”