US embassy in Ghana suspends visa appointments over coronavirus

London, March 17, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The US embassy in Ghana has announced the suspension of routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as part of efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Ghana. In a statement, the embassy said appointments of such visas is suspended effective March 17, 2020. It however noted emergency visas will still … Continue reading “US embassy in Ghana suspends visa appointments over coronavirus”

Two Italians refused entry into Ghana over coronavirus

London, March 17, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Two Italians were given marching orders after touching down at the Kotoka International Airport on Monday evening, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has revealed. READ ALSO: GHANAIAN BISHOPS SAY ‘WORSHIP BAN’ OVER COVID-19 IS DISCRIMINATORY Speaking in an interview, Mr Oppong Nkrumah disclosed that although the president’s directive banning travels into … Continue reading “Two Italians refused entry into Ghana over coronavirus”

Ghanaian Bishops say ‘worship ban’ over COVID-19 is discriminatory

London, March 17, 2020 (AltAfrica)-A Ghanaian Christian Bishops group has accused government of bias through a ban placed on churches and places of worship following the outbreak of coronavirus while allowing night clubs to operate Ghana’s President announced the ban this week after the country recorded more cases of the virus. The four-week ban on churches and … Continue reading “Ghanaian Bishops say ‘worship ban’ over COVID-19 is discriminatory”

Championnats nationaux : Au tour de l’Af’Sud et de l’Algérie de dire stop !

Le Championnat d’Afrique du Sud de football a été suspendu avec effet immédiat en raison de la propagation de l’épidémie de coronavirus, a annoncé lundi le président de la Ligue sud-africaine de football, Irvin Khoza. L‘Afrique du Sud suit ainsi l’exemple de plusieurs autres pays africains, dont le Ghana, le Sénégal, le Maroc… qui ont … Continue reading “Championnats nationaux : Au tour de l’Af’Sud et de l’Algérie de dire stop !”

African Nations Turn the Tables, Imposing Travel Restrictions Against U.S., Europe, and China to Stave Off Coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus rages through the world and spreads rapidly in the U.S., Africa is the least-affected continent at the moment, with less than 300 reported cases in roughly half of its 54 countries so far. A number of media outlets have reacted with a confounded tone, surprised that Africa does not have more cases and wondering … Continue reading “African Nations Turn the Tables, Imposing Travel Restrictions Against U.S., Europe, and China to Stave Off Coronavirus”

Jean Baptiste Placca: « Ces chefs d’état africains qui instrumentalisent la justice »

Des juges africains instrumentalisés par les pouvoirs en place, comme ce fut le cas dans la Mauritanie du président Aziz, n’ont pas conscience du rôle déterminant qui devrait être le leur dans la mise en orbite économique de leur pays. Un entretien avec Jean Baptiste Placca, chroniqueur sur RFI RFI L’homme d’affaires mauritanien Mohamed Ould … Continue reading “Jean Baptiste Placca: « Ces chefs d’état africains qui instrumentalisent la justice »”

Ghana begins enforcement of compulsory spare drivers for long distance commercial vehicles

London, March 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The government of West African state of Ghana has begun enforcement of compulsory spare drivers for long distance commercial vehicles as part of measures to reduce road carnage The Konongo-Odumase division of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department, MTTD of the Ghana Police Service has taken a step further in its … Continue reading “Ghana begins enforcement of compulsory spare drivers for long distance commercial vehicles”

Ghana : des tests en vue d’une application permettant d’identifier l’ictère

Les cas de nouveau-nés atteints de jaunisse à la naissance ou peu après sont légion. Une application peut désormais déceler la jaunisse rien qu’en analysant les yeux des bébés. Des milliers de nouveau-nés pourraient être sauvés par année. L’ictère est la résultante de la concentration de bilirubine qui se manifeste au cours de la destruction … Continue reading “Ghana : des tests en vue d’une application permettant d’identifier l’ictère”

Rwanda scraps visa fees for over 90 countries to boost tourism

London, March 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Rwanda has started rolling out its new visa regime, a policy that scraps visa fees for hundreds of countries. The new policy took effect on March 10 as the country takes steps to boost tourism and trade. Per the new regime visa fees have been scraped for over ninety member states of the … Continue reading “Rwanda scraps visa fees for over 90 countries to boost tourism”

British PM, Boris Johnson refuses testing despite health minister contracting coronavirus

London, March 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-British Prime Minister, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be tested for coronavirus, despite one of his ministers testing positive for coronavirus, raising fears about the potential spread of the disease in Westminster. RELATED: GHANA BANS PUBLIC OFFICIALS FROM FOREIGN TRIPS FOR OVER COVID-19 Nadine Dorries, who attended a reception with the PM and … Continue reading “British PM, Boris Johnson refuses testing despite health minister contracting coronavirus”

Ghana bans public officials from foreign trips for over Covid-19

London, March 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday suspended temporarily all foreign travels for all public officials. The move is part of measures by Ghana’s government to prevent the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the West African nation. Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday suspended temporarily all foreign travels for all public … Continue reading “Ghana bans public officials from foreign trips for over Covid-19”

Un cataclysme pour les états pétroliers africains

La chute du prix du baril du pétrole crée un véritable cataclysme pour les Etats exportateurs de pétrole et de gaz naturel, dont on a peine à voir toutes les conséquences politiques et sociales. Depuis quelques mois, la plupart des Etats africains enregistraient une remontée de leur croissance économique, mais le FMI ne manquait pas … Continue reading “Un cataclysme pour les états pétroliers africains”

L’Afrique subsaharienne francophone demeure la locomotive de la croissance africaine

Par Ilyes Zouari – Le 25 février 2020 – Source cermf.org En 2019, pour la sixième année consécutive et la septième fois en huit ans, l’Afrique subsaharienne francophone a globalement réalisé les meilleures performances économiques du continent. La tendance devrait se maintenir en 2020, mais une certaine vigilance s’impose à moyen terme avec le passage … Continue reading “L’Afrique subsaharienne francophone demeure la locomotive de la croissance africaine”

Shipwreck off coast of Libya pushes migrant deaths on the Mediterranean past 20,000 mark

London, March 7, 2020 (AltAfrica)-A tragic shipwreck off the coast of Libya last month and more than a dozen other recent fatalities elsewhere have pushed the death toll in the Mediterranean Sea to 20,014 since 2014, according to IOM’s Missing Migrants Project.  READ ALSO: FULANIS IN GHANA PROTEST ALLEGE TREATMENT AS SECOND CLASS CITIZENS “The disappearance … Continue reading “Shipwreck off coast of Libya pushes migrant deaths on the Mediterranean past 20,000 mark”

Fulanis in Ghana protest allege treatment as second class citizens

London, March 6, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Over 1.5 million Fulanis in Ghana are protesting against their treatment as non-citizens. The Funalis claim they are being denied access to national documents such as the National Identified card and passports. Ghana’s President meeting some Fulani leaders.They also claim they are being charged exorbitant fees when accessing some services in … Continue reading “Fulanis in Ghana protest allege treatment as second class citizens”

Ephéméride des luttes : 6 mars

Le 6 mars de l’éphéméride des luttes, nous perdons malheureusement plusieurs des nôtres, ce qui n’empêche pas de grandes campagnes de lutte de croître et se renforcer jusqu’à se répandre sur des régions entières. 1919 : A Cordoue en Andalousie, une grève générale est organisée par les anarchistes et les socialistes contre l’inflation provoquée par … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 6 mars”

CPC receives 1st shipment of carbon neutral LNG

The country’s first shipment of carbon neutral liquefied natural gas arrived at Yung-An LNG Receiving Terminal March 4 in the southern port city of Kaohsiung, underscoring government efforts to reduce Taiwan’s carbon emissions.   According to state-owned CPC Corp. headquartered in Kaohsiung, the 64,000 tons of LNG are part of a deal with Singapore-based Shell … Continue reading “CPC receives 1st shipment of carbon neutral LNG”

Ghana to install airstrips to popular tourist sites

London, March 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Ghana is to install airstrips in most of her popular tourist sites as part of comprehensive plans to develop tourism in the West African state The sales and marketing manager of the Ghana Tourism Development Company (GTDC), Malcolm Appeadu Frazier speaking on the Sunrise Morning Show on 3FM, a populat TV … Continue reading “Ghana to install airstrips to popular tourist sites”

Pentagon’s Map of Bases in Africa Contradicts Its Claim of ‘Light’ Footprint

Last month about a dozen al-Shabab fighters infiltrated the perimeter of a military base in Manda Bay, Kenya. One of them took aim with a rocket-propelled grenade, firing at a U.S. surveillance plane and touching off an hourslong firefight. When it was all over, the two American pilots of that plane and a U.S. soldier … Continue reading “Pentagon’s Map of Bases in Africa Contradicts Its Claim of ‘Light’ Footprint”

Well-fed school children are key to Africa’s economic growth, development- WFP

London, March 4, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) joined the African Union (AU) and countries across Africa to celebrate the Africa Day of School Feeding, taking the occasion to underscore the importance of investments in human capital through school health and nutrition programmes can garner huge pay-offs that extend far beyond the … Continue reading “Well-fed school children are key to Africa’s economic growth, development- WFP”

We recruited senior police officer for demonstration not a coup – Ghana coup suspect Dr MacPalm

London, March 4, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Dr Frederick MacPalm, who is the main suspect in the alleged coup plot in Ghana says they planned on staging a demonstration and not a coup as they are being accused off. He said his intentions were just to organized like-minded people to stage a demonstration due to dissatisfaction with issues … Continue reading “We recruited senior police officer for demonstration not a coup – Ghana coup suspect Dr MacPalm”

Germany donates additional €17m to combat rampaging desert locust in East Africa

London, March 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, has welcomed a €17 million contribution from Germany to provide assistance to those directly affected by the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa Germany’s Permanent Representative to FAO, Ulrich Seidenberger, made the announcement at FAO headquarters in Rome. The new pledge … Continue reading “Germany donates additional €17m to combat rampaging desert locust in East Africa”

Apprehension in Ghana as govt investigates the death of man with covid-19 symptoms

London, March 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The fear of covid-19 outbreak in Ghana is causing palpable apprehension among Ghanaians following news of the death of a man who was suspected of contracting the deadly covid-19,  coronavirus. The suspected patient with serious symptoms of deadly covid-19 died in Ghana’s second largest city, Kumasi over the weekend but Ghana’s … Continue reading “Apprehension in Ghana as govt investigates the death of man with covid-19 symptoms”

The gory details of how a Ghanaian business man, Prince Fosu died naked, in a filthy isolated UK immigration cell

London, March 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)– An inquest has exposed gory details of how a Ghanaian business man, 31 year old Prince Fosu Kwabena died in a dehumanising manner at an immigration centre in United Kingdom, UK The jury unanimously concluded that neglect and a series of gross failures by the Home Office and other agencies … Continue reading “The gory details of how a Ghanaian business man, Prince Fosu died naked, in a filthy isolated UK immigration cell”

Gory details of how a Ghanaian business man, Prince Fosu died naked, in a filthy isolated UK immigration cell

London, March 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)– An inquest has exposed gory details of how a Ghanaian business man, 31 year old Prince Kwabena Fosu died in a dehumanising manner at an immigration centre in United Kingdom, UK The jury unanimously concluded that neglect and a series of gross failures by the Home Office and other agencies … Continue reading “Gory details of how a Ghanaian business man, Prince Fosu died naked, in a filthy isolated UK immigration cell”

Lectures by Walter Rodney Present An African Perspective on the Russian Revolution

During the late 1960s and the 1970s, the University of Dar es Salaam in the East African state of Tanzania was a center of Marxist thought on the continent. After the overthrow of Convention People’s Party (CPP) of Ghana on … The post Lectures by Walter Rodney Present An African Perspective on the Russian Revolution … Continue reading “Lectures by Walter Rodney Present An African Perspective on the Russian Revolution”

BOXE – Tournoi de qualification olympique : Les boxeurs algériens et marocains, grands vainqueurs

Les boxeurs algériens et marocains sont les grands vainqueurs du Tournoi de qualification olympique (Tqo) de boxe qui a pris fin samedi au Dakar Arena de Diamniadio. Le Tournoi de qualification olympique de boxe des Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo 2020, zone Afrique, avait démarré le 20 février dernier. Sept boxeurs algériens ont décroché leur ticket … Continue reading “BOXE – Tournoi de qualification olympique : Les boxeurs algériens et marocains, grands vainqueurs”

Hervé, nous avons toujours voulu te ressembler…

Hervé Bourges a tiré sa révérence à l’âge de 86 ans, après une vie bien remplie. Il avait encore sa place parmi nous, comme on le dit quelque part en Afrique, à la perte d’un être cher. Ses amis et proches lui rendent hommage, ce lundi 2 mars 2020, à l’Eglise Saint Eustache de Paris. … Continue reading “Hervé, nous avons toujours voulu te ressembler…”

Ghana : la méthode anti-Ebola de mise face au Coronavirus

Le monde entier est en alerte face à la menace que constitue l’épidémie du Coronavirus. L’OMS n’est pas rassurée quant au manque de préparation dont fait preuve l’Afrique face à la menace. Le Ghana, quant à lui, compte sur sa méthode anti-Ebola. L’Afrique dénombre déjà ses premiers cas de Coronavirus et le Nigeria est le … Continue reading “Ghana : la méthode anti-Ebola de mise face au Coronavirus”

CÉDÉAO – Exécution de ses décisions : La Cour de justice clame son impuissance

Au Sénégal, il a été constaté dans les affaires Karim Wade et de Khalifa Sall que les décisions prises par la Cour de justice de la Cedeao contre le Sénégal n’ont pas été respectées. D’après le vice-président de cette juridiction, «la Cour elle-même en principe n’est pas chargée d’exécuter les décisions». En conférence de presse … Continue reading “CÉDÉAO – Exécution de ses décisions : La Cour de justice clame son impuissance”

Ghana electrifies 500 communities through Self-Help Project

London, Feb. 29, 2020 (AlAfrica)-The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has extended electricity supply to 500 communities in the Eastern Region through the Self-Help Electrification Project (SHEP) and the Rural Electrification Project. The $61,373 million project was awarded to the China International Water and Electricity Corporation by the Government of Ghana last year. READ ALSO: … Continue reading “Ghana electrifies 500 communities through Self-Help Project”

African youth more committed to the spirit of Pan-Africanism- survey

London, Feb. 29, 2020 (AltAfrica)-A comprehensive survey of Africa’s youth to date – the African Youth Survey 2020 has revealed a rising Afro-Optimism-Pan Africanism among the continent’s youths driven by a strong sense of individual responsibility, a post-colonial mindset, entrepreneurial-ism, and confidence in a shared African identity. READ ALSO: AFRICAN LEADERS AGREE 3,000 STRONG JOINT … Continue reading “African youth more committed to the spirit of Pan-Africanism- survey”

Niger Police, Interpol rescue over 200 victims of sex trafficking rescued in Niger

London, Feb. 27, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Police in Niger have rescued 232 victims of human trafficking, including 46 under the age of 18, during an INTERPOL-supported operation targeting organized crime groups in West Africa. Operation Sarraounia, which means queen or female chief in the Hausa language, mobilized more than 100 officers from the Nigerien National Police to … Continue reading “Niger Police, Interpol rescue over 200 victims of sex trafficking rescued in Niger”

Guinée Conakry, Alpha Condé, le démocrate devenu autocrate

Ce dimanche 1er mars 2020, les citoyens de la Guinée sont appelés à voter à la fois pour élire les 114 députés de l’Assemblée nationale et pour une consultation référendaire afin de permettre un troisième mandat consécutif au chef de l’exécutif, Alpha Conde. Des élections à hauts risques On rapporte les derniers propos glaçants du … Continue reading “Guinée Conakry, Alpha Condé, le démocrate devenu autocrate”

Pentagon’s Own Map of U.S. Bases in Africa Contradicts Its Claim of “Light” Footprint

Last month, about a dozen al-Shabab fighters infiltrated the perimeter of a military base in Manda Bay, Kenya. One of them took aim with a rocket-propelled grenade, firing at a U.S. surveillance plane and touching off an hourslong firefight. When it was all over, the two American pilots of that plane and a U.S. soldier … Continue reading “Pentagon’s Own Map of U.S. Bases in Africa Contradicts Its Claim of “Light” Footprint”

Réforme du franc Cfa : les députés français mal informés par leurs techniciens ? (Suite et fin)

Sur l’attractivité de la zone franc Déclaration : «Pour les investisseurs étrangers, la parité fixe est très attractive.» Notre commentaire : Ce n’est pas ce que les chiffres montrent. Petit extrait de notre ouvrage : «Les Investissements directs étrangers en Afrique sont captés par les pays qui ont les Pib les plus importants et ceux … Continue reading “Réforme du franc Cfa : les députés français mal informés par leurs techniciens ? (Suite et fin)”

ILO launches job initiative to assist returnee migrants in Ghana, Nigeria

London, Feb. 26, 2020 (AltAfrica)-An ILO. initiative to ensure fair recruitment and decent working conditions for labour migrants and returnees in the country has kicked off. READ ALSO: AFRICAN UNION JOINS ECOWAS TO ENDORSE AKINWUMI ADESINA FOR SECOND TERM AS AFDB PRESIDENT The project is being jointly implemented by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), in … Continue reading “ILO launches job initiative to assist returnee migrants in Ghana, Nigeria”

Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana get $10m investment to boost women agribusiness initiative

London, Feb. 25, 2020 (AltAfrica)- Mars, a leading manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products has partnered with CARE, a leading humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty, to promote women’s social and economic empowerment in cocoa-growing communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. READ ALSO: ECA, NSIF TO GROW AFRICA’S CLEAN ENERGY CAPACITY BY 10,000MW … Continue reading “Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana get $10m investment to boost women agribusiness initiative”

Réforme du franc Cfa : les députés français mal informés par leurs techniciens ? ( à suivre)

Le 12 février 2020, la Com­mission des finances de l’Assemblée nationale française a consacré une séance de travail à la réforme du franc Cfa, annoncée quelques semaines plus tôt, le 21 décembre 2019, par le Président français Emmanuel Macron et son homologue de Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara. Créé en 1945 par le gouvernement provisoire français, … Continue reading “Réforme du franc Cfa : les députés français mal informés par leurs techniciens ? ( à suivre)”

ECA, NSIF to grow Africa’s clean energy capacity by 10,000MW

London, Feb. 25, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Nigeria Sovereign Investment Fund (NSIF) are collaborating to raise Africa’s electricity capacity by 10,000 megawatts by 2025. The electricity will come mainly in the form of clean and affordable energy, including solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal. ECA, NSIF to grow Africa’s clean … Continue reading “ECA, NSIF to grow Africa’s clean energy capacity by 10,000MW”

Ghana awards scholarship to 40 students from deprive communities to study medicine in Cuba

London, Feb. 25, 2020 (AltAfrica)– Forty students from various deprived communities in the West African state of Ghana have been granted full scholarship by their government to study medicine in Cuba Ahead of their departure to Cuba this month to begin their studies, the entire 40 medical students, drawn from various deprived communities across all … Continue reading “Ghana awards scholarship to 40 students from deprive communities to study medicine in Cuba”

Hero behind bars: The story of talented Ghanaian goalkeeper, Arhin Aboagye languishing in jail

London, Feb. 22, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The walls of a prison may not be an ideal place for any ambitious person. For Arhin Aboagye, though, the goal is to launch his career as a professional goalkeeper at the Nsawam Prison in Ghana The talented goalkeeper, Arhin Aboagye, trying to launch his career from Nsawam Prison in Ghana … Continue reading “Hero behind bars: The story of talented Ghanaian goalkeeper, Arhin Aboagye languishing in jail”

Encountering Malcolm X

Still from ‘Who Killed Malcolm X?” (Netflix). Watching the six-part documentary “Who Killed Malcolm X?” on Netflix stirred up powerful memories of how important he was to my political evolution. While the documentary is focused on exploring the Nation of Islam’s (NOI) role in his murder, it also sheds light on Malcolm’s post-NOI political odyssey. … Continue reading “Encountering Malcolm X”

Nigeria: University lecturer jailed 21 years for raping 18 year old admission seeker

London, Feb. 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-An Ikeja High Court thursday sentenced a part-time lecturer at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos, Mr. Afeez Baruwa, to 21 years imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old girl, who was seeking admission into the university. Justice Josephine Oyefeso convicted Baruwa on a one-count charge of rape brought against him. READ ALSO: … Continue reading “Nigeria: University lecturer jailed 21 years for raping 18 year old admission seeker”

IITA, Cornell University, University of Ghana to train African scientists on gene editing

London, Feb. 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Cornell Alliance for Science in collaboration with the West African Centre for Crop Improvement based at the University of Ghana, Legon and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) are holding a training for African scientists on genome editing IITA, Cornell University, University of Ghana to train African scientists on … Continue reading “IITA, Cornell University, University of Ghana to train African scientists on gene editing”

Ghana police get first helicopters to fight crime

London, Feb. 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has told Parliament on Thursday, February 20, 2020 that the government is procuring helicopters for the Ghana Police Service. He said this forms part of efforts to resource the police service well enough to fight crime. READ ALSO: MAN ARRESTED AFTER TERROR ATTACK IN LONDON MOSQUE Ghana police … Continue reading “Ghana police get first helicopters to fight crime”

Ghana govt spent $250,000 to cater for Ghanaian students, community in virus hit China

London, Feb. 20, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The government of the West African state of Ghana has so far spent about $250,000 for the care of its students and other citizens in epidemic-stricken Wuhan province in China The money according to Ghana’s Ambassador to China, Mr Edward Boateng, was expended on purchase of nose masks, sanitisers and groceries … Continue reading “Ghana govt spent $250,000 to cater for Ghanaian students, community in virus hit China”