Botswana places president, all MPs on compulsory 14-day quarantine over coronavirus scare

London, April 10, 2020 (AltAfrica)-All parliamentarians in Botswana including President Mokgweetsi Masisi are to undergo compulsory 14 day quarantine overs fears that they have been exposed to a coronavirus patient unknowingly Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi and all members of the parliament have been placed on a compulsory a 14 day quarantine.They are to be tested … Continue reading “Botswana places president, all MPs on compulsory 14-day quarantine over coronavirus scare”

Coronavirus, ces Africains qui ont peur d’être des cobayes

Docteurs La Mort, lobbies pharmaceutiques, tueurs en série… L’indignation suscitée depuis plusieurs jours par les propos de deux scientifiques français, qui ont suggéré de tester un éventuel vaccin contre le coronavirus sur des Africains, a des fondements historiques. Par Michael Pauron Depuis le 2 avril, jour où les Français Camille Locht, directeur de recherche à … Continue reading “Coronavirus, ces Africains qui ont peur d’être des cobayes”

Your gang up against WHO Director-General will fail- African Union tells U.S.

London, April 8, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The African Union says it is “surprised” by moves by the United States to get rid of the Director General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who is an African, saying such gang up will not succeed READ ALSO: UGANDA UNVEILS ‘FIRST LOCALLY MADE FIREFIGHTING TRUCK Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesusis … Continue reading “Your gang up against WHO Director-General will fail- African Union tells U.S.”

Coronavirus pandemic grounds African leaders, elites who once sought medical treatment abroad

London, April 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their nations. As countries including their own impose dramatic travel restrictions, they might have to take their chances at home. READ ALSO: … Continue reading “Coronavirus pandemic grounds African leaders, elites who once sought medical treatment abroad”

Coronavirus pandemic grounds African leaders, elite who once sought medical treatment abroad

London, April 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their nations. As countries including their own impose dramatic travel restrictions, they might have to take their chances at home. READ ALSO: … Continue reading “Coronavirus pandemic grounds African leaders, elite who once sought medical treatment abroad”

The Apartheid Wars: Non-Accountability and Freedom for Perpetrators.

Painting of the Sharpeville Massacre of March 1960 – CC BY-SA 3.0 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was a vital means to save the country from unending civil war. These had raged with increasing intensity since 1960, and in 1994 the forces of oppression were militarily intact. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu, soon to be … Continue reading “The Apartheid Wars: Non-Accountability and Freedom for Perpetrators.”

MOFA inks 5 NGO partnership project agreements

Partnership project agreements paving the way for Taiwan’s expanded participation in global cooperation and humanitarian assistance were inked between the Department of NGO International Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and five nongovernmental organizations March 27 in Taipei City.   Signed by department Director General Ming-chi Scott Lai, the pacts are with The Garden … Continue reading “MOFA inks 5 NGO partnership project agreements”

Africa Covid-19 cases top 1,000 as more countries ban international flights

London, March 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Africa’s coronavirus cases rose above 1,000 on Saturday, as many African countries shut their borders and banned all incoming international flights to contain and prevent further spread of the deadly disease Africa now has more than 1,100 cases, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new update … Continue reading “Africa Covid-19 cases top 1,000 as more countries ban international flights”

Why the Developing World Cannot Flatten the Curve with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Beyond

The “developing world” is often left behind in the medical treatment of epidemics and other diseases, whether these are HIV-AIDS, Cholera, Black Fever, or Tuberculosis, and so on. These are the countries, what President Trump once called “sh**hole” countries, those in the southern hemisphere, below the Equator. To this day, they are still exploited by … Continue reading “Why the Developing World Cannot Flatten the Curve with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Beyond”

Un léopard reste humble bien qu’il ait tourné dans des dizaines de documentaires animaliers

Okonjima, Namibie – Baptisé Gustavo par le chef opérateur d’un documentaire en 2013, ce léopard reste très humble bien qu’il ait été la star d’un grand nombre de documentaires animaliers. Vous ne connaissez probablement pas son nom, et pourtant, vous l’avez sûrement vu de nombreuses fois à la télévision ou sur internet. Que ce soit … Continue reading “Un léopard reste humble bien qu’il ait tourné dans des dizaines de documentaires animaliers”

Africa denies under-reporting COVID-19 cases

London, March 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Director of the Pasteur Institute in Dakar. Dr Amadou Sall, has strongly rejected the insinuation that the low cases of COVID-19 infections in the continent was as a result of delibrate low reportage or low testing Namibia sets up mobile hospital to contain deadly Coronavirus Some international experts and observers … Continue reading “Africa denies under-reporting COVID-19 cases”

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”

Guinea appoints first female Army General to commemorate International Women’s Day

London, March 9, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Guinea president, Alpha Condé. has appointed the country’s first female brigadier general Mahawa Sylla is Guinea’s first female Brigadier General (Twitter)Mahawa Sylla was promoted to the post on Sunday March 8 which was the occasion of International Women’s Day. President Condé made the announcement during a ceremony in Guinea to mark the day. READ … Continue reading “Guinea appoints first female Army General to commemorate International Women’s Day”

Namibia to boost power supply with 4 new wind farms

London, March 9, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Namibian government has approved the development and construction of 4 wind farms in the Tsau//Khaeb National Park- The facilities will be built by the state-owned power company, NamPower and two independent power producers (IPPs). The decision is both a source of enthusiasm and concern for environmental activists in Namibia. Namibia … Continue reading “Namibia to boost power supply with 4 new wind farms”

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”

Il est temps d’abolir les prisons pour les débiteurs souverains en Afrique

Dans un appel radical à la réforme de l’approche pro-créanciers et anti-croissance du Fmi à l’égard des pays endettés d’Afrique, Ndongo Sylla et Peter Doyle soutiennent que le continent africain a un choix à faire. Il faut empêcher les créanciers, qui font appel au Fmi, de forcer des pertes de production dévastatrices résultant d’excédents budgétaires … Continue reading “Il est temps d’abolir les prisons pour les débiteurs souverains en Afrique”

Fraude fiscale : le couple Balkany condamné à trois ans de prison ferme et 10 ans d’inéligibilité

Patrick et Isabelle Balkany, maire Les Républicains (LR) de Levallois-Perret et sa première adjointe, ont été condamnés ce 4 mars en appel à trois ans de prison ferme et à dix ans d’inéligibilité, pour une «fraude fiscale d’une ampleur exceptionnelle». La justice a ordonné l’exécution provisoire de cette peine complémentaire d’inéligibilité, à quinze jours de la fin … Continue reading “Fraude fiscale : le couple Balkany condamné à trois ans de prison ferme et 10 ans d’inéligibilité”

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”

1,200 Namibian homes get electricity

London, March 2, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Electricity is no longer a luxury but a necessity, said Windhoek mayor Fransina Kahungu. She said this during a ceremony marking the electrification of 1 200 homes in Otjomuise extension 6 and 7 and the Havana informal settlement extension 1 and 3. 1,200 Namibian homes get electricity Kahungu said council decided … Continue reading “1,200 Namibian homes get electricity”

Sahara Occidental : L’Afrique du Sud, le Nigeria et la Namibie rappellent leur soutien aux Sahraouis

Le président de la Namibie, Hage Geingob, a réitéré le soutien ferme et constant de la Namibie à l’autodétermination et à l’indépendance du Sahara occidental et à la lutte du peuple sahraoui. L‘Afrique du Sud, le Nigeria et la Namibie, trois poids lourds politiques et économiques du continent africain, font du soutien à l’indépendance du … Continue reading “Sahara Occidental : L’Afrique du Sud, le Nigeria et la Namibie rappellent leur soutien aux Sahraouis”

Egypt, Morocco lead as Africa, Middle East installed 894MW wind energy capacity in 2019

London, Feb. 19, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows Africa and the Middle East installed 894MW capacity of wind power in 2019, a decrease of 7 per cent on the previous year which saw 962MW installed. However, faster growth is on the horizon with GWEC Market Intelligence’s preliminary … Continue reading “Egypt, Morocco lead as Africa, Middle East installed 894MW wind energy capacity in 2019”

Chan 2020 : Cameroun-Zimbabwe en ouverture

Les 16 pays qualifiés pour le Chan 2020 connaissent leurs adversaires suite au tirage qui s’est effectué ce lundi à Yaoundé. Le match d’ouverture opposera le Cameroun, pays hôte, au Zimbabwe. Le Mali et le Burkina Faso sont les autres membres du groupe A basé à Yaoundé. Logé à Douala, le groupe B propose un … Continue reading “Chan 2020 : Cameroun-Zimbabwe en ouverture”

I will donate all my wealth to charity when I die-Namibia First Lady, Monica Geingos

London, Feb. 14, 2020 (AltAfrica)– Monica Geingos, the Namibia first lady is on a mission to change the image of African first ladies and tackle sexism and inequality in Namibia, the world’s second most unequal country Monica Geingos’ wealth is estimated is to be $3m (£2.3m), which she plans to leave to her One Economy … Continue reading “I will donate all my wealth to charity when I die-Namibia First Lady, Monica Geingos”

Namibians abandon liquefied gas, coal for organic waste energy

London, Feb. 13, 2020 (AltAfrica)-NAMIBIAN entrepreneurs have found a way of reducing environmental damage by using organic waste as alternative energy, replacing liquefied gas and coal for household use. Charles Haluodi, the co-founder of Nghishe Biotech, said using firewood for cooking and heating is a thing of the past. Related: In Sweden, Trash Heats Homes, … Continue reading “Namibians abandon liquefied gas, coal for organic waste energy”

Sécheresse en Namibie : le gouvernement et la FAO ensemble pour soutenir les agriculteurs

La FAO entend appuyer le gouvernement namibien dans sa volonté d’aider les agriculteurs du pays à faire face à la sécheresse persistante. Pour ce faire, un programme d’intrants agricoles a été lancé, mardi 9 février 2020. 10 millions de dollars namibiens (670 000 dollars américains) ! C’est le montant du programme d’intrants agricoles conclu entre … Continue reading “Sécheresse en Namibie : le gouvernement et la FAO ensemble pour soutenir les agriculteurs”

Nigeria inaugurates three laboratories to diagnose coronavirus infection

London, Feb. 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Tuesday in Kano, confirmed that three laboratories had been established at strategic points in the country to diagnose cases of coronavirus. Ehanire made the disclosure while declaring open the Kano 2020 Primary Health Care Summit at Coronation Hall, Kano Government House. We ‘re … Continue reading “Nigeria inaugurates three laboratories to diagnose coronavirus infection”

Namibia sets up mobile hospital to contain deadly Coronavirus

London, Feb. 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-A mobile hospital has been set up outside the Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia for the immediate containment and treatment of coronavirus cases. The unit was moved from the Okahandja military base to accommodate suspected coronavirus patients, and to allow for immediate treatment when detected at the international airport, The … Continue reading “Namibia sets up mobile hospital to contain deadly Coronavirus”

L’interprétation de la Shoah

À la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, les nazis massacrèrent les juifs d’Europe et les Tsiganes. L’interprétation actuelle de l’un de ces génocides s’appuie sur une méconnaissance de la condition humaine et charrie quantité de passions qui, loin d’en éviter la répétition, la favorise au contraire. Nous commémorons actuellement le 75ème anniversaire de la … Continue reading “L’interprétation de la Shoah”

Décolonisations : l’apprentissage – 1857 à 1926 | Arte

Source : Arte, Youtube, 08-01-2020  À contre-courant de l’histoire officielle des colonisateurs, cette fresque percutante inverse le regard pour raconter, du point de vue des colonisés, cent cinquante ans de combat contre la domination, et faire résonner au présent un déni qui perdure. 1. L’apprentissage De la révolte des cipayes de 1857 à l’étonnante … Continue reading “Décolonisations : l’apprentissage – 1857 à 1926 | Arte”

Cuba: a Matter of Principle

Think tanks in the United States and Cuban researchers agree on one thing: the policy of more sanctions and the extension of the U.S. blockade will not change the socialist course of Cuba. In the case of the island, punishment produces the exact opposite of weakness. It has been that way for more than 60 years … Continue reading “Cuba: a Matter of Principle”

Le deuxième tour débute en octobre 2020 : Tout le tirage

Groupe A : Algérie, Burkina Faso, Niger, Djibouti. Groupe B : Tunisie, Zambie, Mauritanie, Guinée équatoriale. Groupe C : Nigeria, Cap Vert, Centrafrique, Liberia. Groupe D : Cameroun, Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Malawi. Groupe E : Mali, Ouganda, Kenya, Rwanda. Groupe F : Egypte, Gabon, Libye, Angola. Groupe G : Ghana, Afrique du Sud, Zimbabwe, Ethiopie. … Continue reading “Le deuxième tour débute en octobre 2020 : Tout le tirage”

TIRAGE – Eliminatoires Mondial 2022 Zone Afrique : Jouable pour le Sénégal, chaud pour Côte d’Ivoire et Cameroun

Le tirage au sort du 2è tour des éliminatoires de la Coupe du monde 2022 a été effectué ce mardi au Caire en Egypte. Un tirage assez clément pour le Sénégal qui partage la Poule H avec le Congo Brazzaville, la Namibie et le Togo. Par contre on aura droit à une poule D de … Continue reading “TIRAGE – Eliminatoires Mondial 2022 Zone Afrique : Jouable pour le Sénégal, chaud pour Côte d’Ivoire et Cameroun”

Eliminatoires Mondial 2022 : Tout ce qu’il faut savoir avant le tirage au sort

La ville du Caire va accueillir ce mardi 21 janvier le tirage au sort de la phase de groupes des éliminatoires de la Coupe du monde Qatar 2022 organisé par la Confédération Africaine de Football (Caf). La phase de groupes des éliminatoires de la prochaine édition de la Coupe du monde de la zone Afrique … Continue reading “Eliminatoires Mondial 2022 : Tout ce qu’il faut savoir avant le tirage au sort”

Nigerian cricket team: The historic journey to first world cup appearance

London, Jan. 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Debutants Nigeria are set to face England at the Under-19 cricket World Cup in first historic first appearance in a major international event But as Janine Anthony of the BBC reports from Lagos, cricket is still very much a minority sport in the West African country. The players knelt down, praised … Continue reading “Nigerian cricket team: The historic journey to first world cup appearance”

Nigerian cricket team: The historic journey to first appearance in world cup

London, Jan. 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Debutants Nigeria are set to face England at the Under-19 cricket World Cup in first historic first appearance in a major international event But as Janine Anthony of the BBC reports from Lagos, cricket is still very much a minority sport in the West African country. The players knelt down, praised … Continue reading “Nigerian cricket team: The historic journey to first appearance in world cup”

Représentation permanente de l’Afrique au Conseil de sécurité : Le Sénégal et quel autre pays ?

L’Onu, née en 1945, est le produit de la deuxième Guerre mondiale. Le monde dans lequel l’Onu est né est mort en 1989, avec la chute du mur de Berlin. Avec celle-ci, la disparition de l’Urss, la fin de la guerre froide, la réunification allemande, l’Union européenne, les indépendances africaines, le réveil de l’Asie, nous … Continue reading “Représentation permanente de l’Afrique au Conseil de sécurité : Le Sénégal et quel autre pays ?”

China vs the West: The Geopolitical Game that Played Out in Namibia to Influence Elections

Leading up to the 2019 general elections, the ordinary Namibian citizen did not, and even some of those with some level of sophistication did not seem to fully grasp and understand what was happening in the country and why it … The post China vs the West: The Geopolitical Game that Played Out in Namibia … Continue reading “China vs the West: The Geopolitical Game that Played Out in Namibia to Influence Elections”

Eliminatoires Mondial 2022 : Les chapeaux pour le tirage au sort connus

Comme annoncé dans une dernière correspondance, la Fifa s’appuiera sur le classement mondial de décembre pour définir les chapeaux en vue du tirage au sort des groupes des éliminatoires de la Coupe du monde 2022. Et se basant sur le dernier classement mondial Fifa, l’on est en mesure de confirmer les différents pots pour le … Continue reading “Eliminatoires Mondial 2022 : Les chapeaux pour le tirage au sort connus”

FITUR MEET AFRICA, a New Tool for Discovering Africa’s Tourism Offer at FITUR

Dec 16, 2019 Picture:  MADRID –( ASIA TODAY )– This new platform is for scheduling meetings to promote Africa’s tourism offering and networking with industry professionals attending FITUR from 22nd to 26th January. Exhibitors from 32 African countries will be participating in FITUR 2020: Algeria; Angola; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Democratic Republic of Congo; Côte d’Ivoire; … Continue reading “FITUR MEET AFRICA, a New Tool for Discovering Africa’s Tourism Offer at FITUR”

CAF – Après l’Egypte, la Tunisie annonce son retrait : Vers la disparition du Chan ?

Prévu en avril 2020, le Championnat d’Afrique des nations (Chan) n’a jamais autant divisé autour de lui. Après le boycott égyptien et, plus récemment, celui de la Fédération tunisienne de football, d’autres pays seraient sur le point de faire de même, quitte à annuler la prochaine édition. La Caf a procédé à un chamboulement de … Continue reading “CAF – Après l’Egypte, la Tunisie annonce son retrait : Vers la disparition du Chan ?”

Australia’s Big Smoke

Smoke haze as the author’s plane descends at Sydney airport on 6 December, 2019 Photo: Kenneth Surin. I am in Sydney, having just spent 6 days in Brisbane to the north. The area around, and to the south of, Sydney has been engulfed by extensive wildfires which have been burning since August. This includes 20% … Continue reading “Australia’s Big Smoke”

Africa’s decade of tremendous human development opens new inequalities Challenge, says new UNDP report

London, Dec. 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-African countries have made significant strides in advancing human development, gaining ground on primary education and health. But a new generation of inequalities is opening up that, left unchecked, threatens to undermine further progress and makes it harder for those already behind to catch up. This is the trust of a new report … Continue reading “Africa’s decade of tremendous human development opens new inequalities Challenge, says new UNDP report”

Sénégal : terre d’asile intellectuel

En octroyant un passeport diplomatique sénégalais au brillant philosophe et historien Achille Mbembe, le Sénégal tient son rang de capitale intellectuelle du continent mais aussi de terre d’asile intellectuel. Ce passeport diplomatique donné à Mbembe fera plus pour notre soft power que plusieurs conférences internationales ou des fora organisés à Dakar, parce que par ce … Continue reading “Sénégal : terre d’asile intellectuel”

Nigeria: MAPOLY bags second ITF award in SIWES

London, Dec. 1, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta has bagged award as the “best participating institution in the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme, SIWES activities in 2018 Training Year” Mapoly was honoured by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Abeokuta Area Office, Ogun State, Nigeria in recognition of the participation of the institution in the Students … Continue reading “Nigeria: MAPOLY bags second ITF award in SIWES”

Namibia targets 90 MW of electricity from 2 new wind farms

London, Dec. 2, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Namibia is constructing two wind farms to boost power supply and further optimise its grid capacity. The first wind farm of the US$68 million projects is expected to generate 40 MW of electricity. READ ALSO: RWANDA TO OFFER FREE HOUSES TO DESTITUTE RESIDENTS WITHIN GREEN CITY PROJECT The first wind farms … Continue reading “Namibia targets 90 MW of electricity from 2 new wind farms”

83 year old American woman who trains cats to steal jewelries

London, Nov. 27, 2019 (AltAfrica)-An 83-year old woman has been arrested on the suspicion of training dozens of cats to steal jewelries and other valuables from her neighbors. The Columbus Police Department opened an investigation on Ruth Gregson and her 65 cats in October after several neighbors reported small objects being stolen from their homes. 83 … Continue reading “83 year old American woman who trains cats to steal jewelries”

Namibia goes to polls in the most competitive election since independence

London, Nov. 27, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Namibians go to the polls on Wednesday, Today) to elect leaders who will form part of government for the next five years, including the country’s president. Some 1 358 468 people have registered to cast their votes across the country’s 14 regions and 121 constituencies. A total of eight candidates including … Continue reading “Namibia goes to polls in the most competitive election since independence”

Namibia goes to polls in most competitive election

London, Nov. 27, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Namibians go to the polls on Wednesday, Today) to elect leaders who will form part of government for the next five years, including the country’s president. Some 1 358 468 people have registered to cast their votes across the country’s 14 regions and 121 constituencies. A total of eight candidates including … Continue reading “Namibia goes to polls in most competitive election”

Who is Esther Muinjangue, Africa’s aspiring 2nd female president

London, Nov. 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-On Wednesday Namibians will be heading to the polls and Esther Muinjangue will be the country’s first female presidential candidate in the election aspiring to be Africa’s second female president if successful at the polls Muinjangue is the first female leader of a Namibian party and Namibia’s first female presidential candidate in the 2019 election  … Continue reading “Who is Esther Muinjangue, Africa’s aspiring 2nd female president”

In a dramatic u-turn, Nigerian senate distances self from hate speech bill

London, Nov. 19, 2019 (AltAfrica)-In a dramatic u-turn, the Nigerian upper legislative chamber, the Senate has distanced itself from the proposed Hate Speech Bill after the spate of criticisms that greeted the proposed legislation which passed first reading last week The  acting spokesperson for the red chamber,  Senator Godiya Akwashiki, told journalists in Abuja on … Continue reading “In a dramatic u-turn, Nigerian senate distances self from hate speech bill”