Uganda on the threshold of historic breakthrough in injectible HIV drug

London, March 7, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Uganda Aids Commission is finalizing clinical trials on a new injectable treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the Director General of Uganda Aids Commission, Dr Nelson Musoba, announced this week. The government is planning to unveil the treatment 2021. Musoba told people gathered in Kampala, Ugandan capital to commemorate Zero … Continue reading “Uganda on the threshold of historic breakthrough in injectible HIV drug”

A Historic Conversation with Legendary Drummer Santa Davis

Santa Davis and the author. Photo: Stephen Cooper. On December 1, 2019, I interviewed drummer Carlton “Santa” Davis—at his house in Los Angeles—for over three hours about his legendary career. The interview focused heavily on: Santa’s work playing with the Soul Syndicate, backing artists like Dennis Brown and Burning Spear, and contributing on some of … Continue reading “A Historic Conversation with Legendary Drummer Santa Davis”

« Eswatini », un Royaume africain hors du temps et coloré

Depuis le 18 avril 2018, Eswatini a abandonné le nom de Swaziland, qui était jusque-là, la dénomination que la colonisation anglaise avait donnée à ce royaume enclavé où règne Mswati III, amateur de véhicules anciens et de femmes vierges . Bordé sur sa partie orientale par le Mozambique, Eswatini est incrusté dans l’Afrique du sud … Continue reading “« Eswatini », un Royaume africain hors du temps et coloré”

From Tanzania to Zambia: The great train journey by 43 year old Tazara Express

London, Nov. 19, 2019 (AltAfrica/Tazara)-The history of railways in Africa is simple and straight forward. Railway lines in Africa are some of the lasting legacies of colonialism. They are one of the few lasting structures and very few goodies (Even if the missions were exploitative) of that very sad era Great Britain, France, Germany, and … Continue reading “From Tanzania to Zambia: The great train journey by 43 year old Tazara Express”

2 wins in 2 for Senegal, Nigeria in AFCON qualifiers

London, Nov. 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Famara Diedhiou scored a hat trick in a game interrupted by heavy rain as Senegal beat Eswatini 4-1 on Sunday for two wins out of two in qualifying for the 2021 African Cup of Nations. Diedhiou missed an early penalty and it was 0-0 at halftime when Senegal coach Aliou Cisse … Continue reading “2 wins in 2 for Senegal, Nigeria in AFCON qualifiers”

Bilan financier Sénégal-Congo : Plus de 20 millions Cfa de bénéfices

Le match Sénégal-Congo joué mercredi au stade Lat-Dior de Thiès (ouest) a généré des bénéfices de 20 millions 810 mille 150 francs Cfa, a appris l’Aps ce jeudi auprès de la Fédération sénégalaise de football (Fsf). Selon un communiqué de la Fsf, le bilan financier de l’organisation de cette rencontre fait état de recettes dont … Continue reading “Bilan financier Sénégal-Congo : Plus de 20 millions Cfa de bénéfices”

Algeria, Botswana, 7 other African countries agree to pool resources for affordable life-saving vaccines

London, Nov. 8, 2019 (AltAfrica)-In bid to provide life saving vaccines for their citizens, nine African countries have agreed to work towards pooled procurement mechanisms by first sharing vital information on their vaccine purchasing practices, including the prices they pay and their suppliers. Sharing information and ultimately pooling their orders will better leverage their individual … Continue reading “Algeria, Botswana, 7 other African countries agree to pool resources for affordable life-saving vaccines”

Primes Sénégal-Brésil : Les éclairages de Me Senghor

La livraison du week-end, de nos confrères de Record, faisait ainsi état d’un problème de primes qui polluerait la Tanière, avec une proposition de 1000 euros (environ 655 000 Cfa) rejetée par les joueurs parce que constituant une baisse par rapport à la prime officielle en cas de match nul : 750 000 Cfa. Accroché par emedia.sn, … Continue reading “Primes Sénégal-Brésil : Les éclairages de Me Senghor”

Britain agrees over £9.7 billion post-Brexit trade deal with six southern African countries

London, Sep 13, 2019 (AltAfrica)– Britain has agreed a deal with six southern African countries including South Africa, the region’s most developed economy, that will ensure continuity of trade conditions after Brexit, the British High Commission in South Africa said on Wednesday. Political turmoil in the United Kingdom has generated uncertainty over how, when and … Continue reading “Britain agrees over £9.7 billion post-Brexit trade deal with six southern African countries”

Boris Johnson’s work and pensions minister Amber Rudd resigns, quits party as UK government plunged into further chaos

London, Sep 8, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Amber Rudd, Boris Johnson’s work and pensions secretaryhas resigned from the cabinet and from the Conservative Party, in a disastrous blow to Boris Johnson’s authority. The cabinet minister said she was resigning because she could not stand by as Tory moderates lost the whip. She also accused the prime minister of … Continue reading “Boris Johnson’s work and pensions minister Amber Rudd resigns, quits party as UK government plunged into further chaos”

AfDB president Akinwunmi Adesina becomes first Nigerian to be honoured in Eswatini (Swaziland)

London, Sep 8, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The contributions of Akinwunmi Adesina the president of the African Development Bank to the development of Africa has been recognised by the Mswati III, the King of Eswatini and head of the Swazi Royal Family Akinwumi Adesina, now a warrior of Eswatini was honoured at a traditional royal reed dance event. … Continue reading “AfDB president Akinwunmi Adesina becomes first Nigerian to be honoured in Eswatini (Swaziland)”

Five Nigerian students to be honoured in London after coming top in international competition

London, Sep 2, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Five Nigerian teens from CEDEC International Secondary School, Apapa, Lagos State, Nigeria are to be honoured in London, United Kingdom on Tuesday September 3rd for educational excellence The Nigerian teens to be honoured in LondonPhebe Joshua, Jennifer Olisama, Ekene Umegakwe, Abraham Aniekwe and Prince Opara, emerged as one the teams which … Continue reading “Five Nigerian students to be honoured in London after coming top in international competition”

CAN 2021 – Sénégal – Congo dans 4 mois à Dakar : Les Lions face à l’indisponibilité de «Senghor»

La Caf a rendu publiques les dates des éliminatoires de la Can 2021. Les Lions, qui débutent à Dakar dans 4 mois contre le Congo Brazzaville, ne sont pas sûrs de retrouver le stade Léopold Senghor qui attend toujours sa réhabilitation. Battu en finale de la Can 2019, le Sénégal va devoir se mobiliser pour … Continue reading “CAN 2021 – Sénégal – Congo dans 4 mois à Dakar : Les Lions face à l’indisponibilité de «Senghor»”

Les États-Unis d’Afrique, c’est pour quand ?

Alors que la Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine (Zlec) a été officiellement créée dimanche 7 juillet, nous publions ici le long article en forme d’utopie sur les États-Unis d’Afrique publié par Usbek & Rica dans son numéro d’avril 2019. « L’Afrique doit s’unir en vue de réaliser sa renaissance. » La phrase figure en toutes … Continue reading “Les États-Unis d’Afrique, c’est pour quand ?”

Nigeria: Fayemi inaugurates committees on gender violence, child rights

London, July 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has inaugurated the Gender-Based Violence Management Committee and the State Child’s Right Implementation Committee, with a renewed vow to rid the State of gender violence. The Governor said the news of child’s right violation and women abuse that currently dominates the social media and other … Continue reading “Nigeria: Fayemi inaugurates committees on gender violence, child rights”

eSwatini (Swaziland) bans ‘witchcraft and magic’ competition

London, July 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A witchcraft competition pitting witch-doctors against each other in a battle of skills scheduled for this weekend in eSwatini – formerly known as Swaziland – has been banned, according to a government statement. Organisers had planned to hold the competition in Manzini, the second city of eSwatini, a land-locked country in … Continue reading “eSwatini (Swaziland) bans ‘witchcraft and magic’ competition”

Visite officielle du roi de l’Eswatini au Sénégal : Mswati III et Macky Sall scellent l’amitié entre leurs deux pays

Le roi de l’Eswatini est en visite officielle à Dakar du 4 au 6 juillet 2019. Selon un communiqué de la présidence de la République du Sénégal, ce séjour de Sa Majesté Mswati III s’inscrit dans le cadre de la volonté de Macky Sall et son hôte de raffermir davantage les excellentes relations d’amitié et … Continue reading “Visite officielle du roi de l’Eswatini au Sénégal : Mswati III et Macky Sall scellent l’amitié entre leurs deux pays”

More Kenyan farmers turn to avocado farming for huge Chinese market

London, June 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-More Kenyan farmers are turning to Avocado farming to meet huge demand from China In April 2019, Kenya signed a deal to export avocados to China, making the east African country the only African nation to sell the fruit to the huge Chinese consumer market. A local farmer, Alexander Muchiri in … Continue reading “More Kenyan farmers turn to avocado farming for huge Chinese market”

Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya three others sign regional air transport liberalization pact

London, June 21, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya and three other African countries in the Common market for Eastern and Southern Africa, (COMESA)  have so far signed the Commitment towards establishment of a single African Air Transport Market.  The signing of the instrument, also known as the Solemn Yammassoukro Commitment (YC), by Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, … Continue reading “Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya three others sign regional air transport liberalization pact”

Building Energy, 1200 others open the 21st edition of the Africa Energy Forum, Lisbon

Milan, June 11, 2019-(AltAfrica)–Building Energy SpA, a multinational Italian company operating as a Global Integrated IPP (Independent Power Producer) in the renewable energy sector, will participate as sponsor to the 21th annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF), the international investment meeting for Africa’s power energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors, taking place in Lisbon, from 11th to 14th June 2019. African energy forum … Continue reading “Building Energy, 1200 others open the 21st edition of the Africa Energy Forum, Lisbon”

Ghana Aims to Capture Vulnerable Populations in First Digital Census

London, May 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ghana is preparing for its first digital population and housing census next March, joining Swaziland, Malawi and Kenya as one of the first countries in Africa to collect data electronically. Long-time resident Mohammed Basiru volunteers. He was missed out of the head count during Ghana’s previous census in 2010 because he … Continue reading “Ghana Aims to Capture Vulnerable Populations in First Digital Census”

Populism, nationalist rhetoric and the unending agony of Africans in South Africa

London, May 5, 2019 (AltAfrica)-African nationals living in South Africa, whether as undocumented migrants, asylum-seekers, refugees, or citizens have long struggled for full inclusion in society. But advocates say their situation has worsened as elections approach and that the rise of global nationalism, particularly in the US from President Donald Trump, is to blame South … Continue reading “Populism, nationalist rhetoric and the unending agony of Africans in South Africa”