The 13 female health ministers leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa

By Prince Akpah London, April 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Across the world, the Coronavirus has not only become another disaster to wipe us all out of the earth but has also put the spotlight on the level of competence of our political leaders. READ ALSO: 75 YEAR OLD UGANDAN PRESIDENT, YOWERI MUSEVENI TURNS TO GYM TO RELIEVE LOCKDOWN BOREDOM … Continue reading “The 13 female health ministers leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa”

The face of 13 female health ministers leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa

By Prince Akpah London, April 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Across the world, the Coronavirus has not only become another disaster to wipe us all out of the earth but has also put the spotlight on the level of competence of our political leaders. READ ALSO: 75 YEAR OLD UGANDAN PRESIDENT, YOWERI MUSEVENI TURNS TO GYM TO RELIEVE LOCKDOWN BOREDOM … Continue reading “The face of 13 female health ministers leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa”

Les états fédérés paient la rançon de leur incurie face à la pandémie

  Par Wayne Madsen − Le 28 mars 2020 − Source Strategic Culture La pandémie de coronavirus a un impact mortel sur la population mondiale. Cependant, la pandémie a également fait une autre victime, collatérale. Diverses formes de fédérations, où un exécutif central devrait fournir un parapluie de sécurité et de santé égal à toutes les … Continue reading “Les états fédérés paient la rançon de leur incurie face à la pandémie”

COVID-19 – Président des Raptors (Nba) : Masai Ujiri s’inquiète pour le continent africain

Ayant grandi au Nigeria, le président des Raptors, Masai Ujiri, s’inquiète de la pandémie en Afrique et ne sait pas encore s’il pourra maintenir ses activités sur le continent, l’été prochain. Comme tous les acteurs Nba, Masai Ujiri espère que la saison va reprendre. Mais comme ces mêmes acteurs, le dirigeant des Raptors a aussi … Continue reading “COVID-19 – Président des Raptors (Nba) : Masai Ujiri s’inquiète pour le continent africain”

Le dilemme de l’Afrique subsaharienne face au Covid-19

Le premier cas de maladie à coronavirus 2019 en Afrique subsaharienne, un ressortissant italien travaillant au Nigeria et de retour de Milan, a été confirmé le 27 février au Nigeria. Ces dernières semaines, les cas de transmission communautaire se sont multipliés en Afrique subsaharienne, appelant à des politiques sanitaires plus exigeantes qui, bien souvent, se … Continue reading “Le dilemme de l’Afrique subsaharienne face au Covid-19”

Drogba, Eto’o reject ‘Covid-19 vaccine trials on Africans’

London, April 4, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Two former African football stars, Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba and Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o have rejected calls for covid-19 experimental vaccines to be tested first in Africa. There was anger among the black population in France after two doctors on live television pushed for Africa to be the first place where coronavirus treatments be … Continue reading “Drogba, Eto’o reject ‘Covid-19 vaccine trials on Africans’”

Tanzania extends visa validity for visitors over Covid-19 disruption

London, April 4, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Tanzanian government is extending up to three months the validity of visas for visitors who were unable to travel because of the Covid-19 pandemic. READ ALSO: SOMALIAN WOMEN CELEBRATE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN AS HUSBANDS STAY AT HOME WITHOUT DRUGS “With the Covid-19 outbreak, Tanzania Immigration Services Department would like to inform the … Continue reading “Tanzania extends visa validity for visitors over Covid-19 disruption”

Comment Covid-19 change la vie des Tanzaniens

Pendant que le Coronavirus sévissait en Asie, en Europe et en Amérique du Nord, au début de cette année, les experts médicaux ont averti que ce n’était qu’une question de temps avant que d’autres continents, dont l’Afrique, ne commencent à signaler des cas. Pour la Tanzanie, ce jour est arrivé le lundi 16 mars 2020, … Continue reading “Comment Covid-19 change la vie des Tanzaniens”

The Coronavirus and the Real Threats to American Safety and Freedom

Americans are facing “A Spring Unlike Any Before.” So warned a front-page headline in the March 13th New York Times. That headline, however hyperbolic, was all too apt. The coming of spring has always promised relief from the discomforts of winter. Yet, far too often, it also brings its own calamities and afflictions. According to the … Continue reading “The Coronavirus and the Real Threats to American Safety and Freedom”

UN fast tracks $10 million loan to fight Desert Locusts in East Africa

London, March 25, 2020 (AltAfrica)-FAO is further scaling up its activities to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa from a $10 million loan approved by the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). This loan will supplement the $10 million grant that CERF contributed to FAO in January to fight the outbreak which … Continue reading “UN fast tracks $10 million loan to fight Desert Locusts in East Africa”

30-year-old Zimbabwean journalist dies of Covid-19

London, March 23, 2020 (AltAfrica)-A Zimbabwean journalist, Zororo Makamba has died of Coronavirus, according health officials. Zimbabwe’s Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo confirmed the death of the journalist on Monday. 30-year-old Zimbabwean journalist, Zororo Makamba has become the first person to die in Zimbabwe of Covid-19 Zororo Makamba, 30 years of age … Continue reading “30-year-old Zimbabwean journalist dies of Covid-19”

Canadian start-up raises $1.7m to install solar energy in rural Tanzania

London, March 18, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Canadian start-up, Jaza has secured $1.7 million to provide access to electricity for households in rural Tanzania. READ ALSO: SADIO MANE DONATES 30 MILLIONS FCFA TO COMBAT COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN SENEGAL The funds were raised through a crowdfunding exercise involving the Shell Foundation, the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (DRK), Ceniarth, the … Continue reading “Canadian start-up raises $1.7m to install solar energy in rural Tanzania”

Remembering a Panther

The last time I saw former Black Panther, incarcerated activist and poet, Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa, he asked me a question I didn’t fully understand. “Here’s a riddle for you,” he began, gap-toothed and grinning from his hospice bed. “If the speed of light is 186,000 miles per second and there are 5,180 feet … Continue reading “Remembering a Panther”

Kenya gets $60 from World Bank to fight Covid-19 outbreak

London, March 17, 2020 (AltAfrica)-As part of efforts to help African countries confront the challenges of  coronavirus outbreak Kenyan will receive $60 million funding from the World Bank The World Bank said the funding will improve surveillance, laboratory services, isolation units, equipment, supplies and communication to help mitigate the virus in Kenya. READ ALSO: AFRICA LOSING … Continue reading “Kenya gets $60 from World Bank to fight Covid-19 outbreak”

East African states may adopt French as official language

London, March 16, 2020 (AltAfrica)- The East African states under the leadership of the East African Community (EAC) is considering adopt French as official language in addition to English This became apparent after the French government agreed to assist the EAC in conducting a study on the modalities to include French as an official language … Continue reading “East African states may adopt French as official language”

Top Tanzanian official wants 40% of men’s salaries given to their wives

London, March 10, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The regional commissioner of Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam city Paul Makonda has announced his intention to petition Tanzania’s Parliament to introduce a controversial bill. The bill seeks to have 40 per cent of men’s monthly salaries deducted and credited to their wives’ bank accounts. The regional commissioner of Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam … Continue reading “Top Tanzanian official wants 40% of men’s salaries given to their wives”

Meet Parimala Raman, Mathematician & Fellow of All 3 Indian Academies of Science!

India has always had a fascination for Mathematics. From Bhaskaracharya to Srinivasa Ramanujam, Indian mathematicians have made vital contributions to this field. In this long line of eminent math wizards, proudly stands Parimala Raman, a mathematician known globally for her contribution in the field of algebra. She spoke to The Better India about her early … Continue reading “Meet Parimala Raman, Mathematician & Fellow of All 3 Indian Academies of Science!”

In just one week, Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases exceed 40

London, March 7, 2020 (AltAfrica)-In just eight days, Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have now exceeded 40 after more countries confirmed new infections on Friday. On Friday Cameroon and Togo became the latest African countries to record their first cases putting the number of countries with confirmed cases at nine. The first case in Africa was recorded in … Continue reading “In just one week, Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases exceed 40”

Egypt joins the revolution of plastic currency to replace notes

London, March 7, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Egypt is the latest to join over 30 countries that have transitioned to plastic currency also known as polymer banknotes. Egypt’s deputy governor of the Central Bank of Egypt ,Gamal Negm, said the country would start issuing plastic currency, starting with the LE 10 notes In an interview with Egypt news website, … Continue reading “Egypt joins the revolution of plastic currency to replace notes”

Tanzania emulates Ethiopia, to plant 900,000 trees in degraded landscape

London, March 6, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the non-profit search engine Ecosia have announced a massive effort to replant some 900,000 trees in degraded landscapes in Tanzania. The planting will take place over two years in Tanzania’s iconic Southern Highlands region, primarily in and around Mt Rungwe and the Njombe forests. Ethiopia breaks tree-planting … Continue reading “Tanzania emulates Ethiopia, to plant 900,000 trees in degraded landscape”

Rockefeller Foundation invests $6 million in mango farming in Kenya

London, March 6, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Rockefeller Foundation has released a grant of $6 million for value addition initiatives in mango farming in Kenya through its YieldWise Food Loss initiative. Betty Kibaara, the Director in charge of Food Initiative at the Rockefeller foundation says the funding is aimed at helping reduce post-harvest losses of mangoes that currently … Continue reading “Rockefeller Foundation invests $6 million in mango farming in Kenya”

African airlines announce $400m loss since outbreak of coronavirus

London, March 4, 2020 (AltAfrica)-African Airlines have reportedly lost $400m due to suspension and cancellation of flights to and from China since the outbreak of the coronavirus. This is a devastating and colossal damage to an already struggling economy Most airlines suspended and even cancelled flights to and from China in February when the outbreak became serious. … Continue reading “African airlines announce $400m loss since outbreak of coronavirus”

Video of Kenyans harassing Asians over outbreak of covid-19 goes viral

London, March 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-An undated video has been shared on Twitter in Kenya showing people harassing an Asian man and woman and taunting them over the outbreak of covid-19-coronavirus in their country It is unclear where in Kenya the video was recorded. This is wrong on so many levels. pic.twitter.com/yEYbjuOFTv— Georgina Njogu (@GeorginaNjogu) March … Continue reading “Video of Kenyans harassing Asians over outbreak of covid-19 goes viral”

Tanzanian president, John Magufuli prefers foot greeting for fear of covid-19 infection

London, March 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Tanzania’s State House has shared a picture of President John Magufuli exchanging a foot greeting with opposition politician Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad, observing new measures by the health ministry to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. President John Magufuli (R) exchanging a foot greeting with opposition politician Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad … Continue reading “Tanzanian president, John Magufuli prefers foot greeting for fear of covid-19 infection”

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”

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”

À LA TÉLÉ -« Green Blood » : un collectif de journalistes bataille contre l’industrie minière

« Green Blood », une mini série diffusée le 1er mars sur France 5, accompagne le collectif « Forbidden Stories » : des journalistes qui continuent les enquêtes de reporters menacés ou tués parce qu’ils informaient sur les pratiques criminelles de l’industrie minière en Inde, au Guatemala et en Tanzanie. « Ami, si tu tombes, un ami sort de l’ombre à ta … Continue reading “À LA TÉLÉ -« Green Blood » : un collectif de journalistes bataille contre l’industrie minière”

SSC Selection Notification Released: Sub-Inspector to Lab Technician, How To Apply

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released a notification dated 21 February 2020, inviting applications to fill more than 1300+ vacancies for various posts like clerk, Sub-Inspector, Lab Assistant, Store Keeper, Dietician etc. Important dates Submission of online applications: 21 February 2020 to 20 March 2020 Last date for receipt of application: 20 March 2020 … Continue reading “SSC Selection Notification Released: Sub-Inspector to Lab Technician, How To Apply”

The Unspoken War against Organic Farming in Africa: Tanzanian Farmers Are Facing Heavy Prison Sentences if They Continue Their Traditional Seed Exchange

This article was originally published in 2016. In order to receive development assistance, Tanzania has to give Western agribusiness full freedom and give enclosed protection for patented seeds. “Eighty percent of the seeds are being shared and sold in an … The post The Unspoken War against Organic Farming in Africa: Tanzanian Farmers Are Facing … Continue reading “The Unspoken War against Organic Farming in Africa: Tanzanian Farmers Are Facing Heavy Prison Sentences if They Continue Their Traditional Seed Exchange”

US : le coût de l’hégémonie

Pourquoi l’Amérique ne devrait pas dominer le monde La stratégie de primauté armée de Washington après la guerre froide a échoué. Il faut une grande stratégie pour le plus grand nombre, pas pour le plus petit. Stephen Wertheim Par Stephen Wertheim − Le 10 février 2020 − Source Foreign Affairs De l’huile sur le feu … Continue reading “US : le coût de l’hégémonie”

Scots crowdfund £11.3m for solar energy projects in Africa

London, Feb. 27, 2020 (AltAfrica)-A platform that crowdfunds finance for clean energy projects in Africa has been boosted by investments from over 200 people in Scotland, as enthusiasm for climate solutions ramps up ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow later this year.  The main goal of the platform, called Energise Africa, is to support solar energy resources in sub-Saharan … Continue reading “Scots crowdfund £11.3m for solar energy projects in Africa”

La Fléau de l’anti-science européen s’abat sur l’Afrique

Les militants européens mettent des vies en danger en Afrique de l’Est, transformant un fléau d’insectes en une réelle perspective de famine généralisée. Le criquet pèlerin, qui se reproduit rapidement dans le désert, a envahi le Kenya, la Somalie et l’Éthiopie, créant ainsi un état d’urgence. Les ravageurs ont récemment débarqué à Djibouti, en Érythrée, … Continue reading “La Fléau de l’anti-science européen s’abat sur l’Afrique”

Ugandans, Somalis eat desert locusts in desperate bid to fight invasion

London, Feb. 23, 2020 (AltAfrica-People in Uganda’s northern district of Kitgum and their counterpart in Somalia are eating and turning desert locusts that have devoured their crops into delicious meal Roasting and eating the desert locusts appears to be the last resort after all efforts to curb and end the invasion that have caused havoct … Continue reading “Ugandans, Somalis eat desert locusts in desperate bid to fight invasion”

Impunity Guaranteed for Torturers (and Presidents)

On February 5th, the Senate voted to acquit President Donald J. Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. In other words, Trump’s pre-election boast that he “could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody” and not “lose any voters” proved something more than high-flown hyperbole. (To be fair, he did … Continue reading “Impunity Guaranteed for Torturers (and Presidents)”

L’œil vigilant de Washington sur Pékin

Quelque 6000 militaires américains sont actuellement déployés en Afrique, dont 800 en Afrique de l’Ouest. Pékin a promis pas moins de 60 milliards de dollars en investissements lors du sommet Chine-Afrique de 2018. Les pays devraient se méfier des régimes autoritaires aux promesses creuses. Ils engendrent la corruption et la dépendance.» C’est ce qu’a indiqué, … Continue reading “L’œil vigilant de Washington sur Pékin”

En Afrique, Pompeo met en garde contre les «promesses creuses» de la Chine

Le secrétaire d’État américain Mike Pompeo a conclu mercredi sa tournée en Afrique subsaharienne avec un coup de griffe en direction de la Chine, mettant en garde contre les « promesses creuses » des régimes autoritaires et vantant le secteur privé américain comme une alternative. « Les pays devraient se méfier des régimes autoritaires aux … Continue reading “En Afrique, Pompeo met en garde contre les «promesses creuses» de la Chine”

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”

Tanzania overtakes Nigeria as Africa’s leader in rural electrification

London, Feb. 18, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Tanzania has overtaken Nigeria as the African leader in rural electrification projects. READ ALSO: AFDB GIVES MOROCCAN YOUTHS A NEW FUTURE IN AGRICULTURE This is because the electrification programme being implemented through Rural Energy Agency (REA), in the East African country has yielded sub substantial achievements, placing Tanzania in the top … Continue reading “Tanzania overtakes Nigeria as Africa’s leader in rural electrification”

Le dilemme des États africains : entre besoin d’investir et risque de surendettement

Cet article – y compris les données chiffrées dont les sources ne sont pas indiquées en liens – provient du travail réalisé par les auteurs dans le cadre du livre collectif « L’économie africaine 2020 », paru aux éditions La Découverte en janvier 2020. Le processus de développement économique induit des financements importants destinés à la mise … Continue reading “Le dilemme des États africains : entre besoin d’investir et risque de surendettement”

UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam: Imp Dates, Eligibility, Application Form & More

On 12 February 2020, an official notification was issued by UPSC for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) preliminary examination 2020. If you are keen on applying for this stream, here is what you ought to do. This year, the commission is going to recruit for a total of 90, a number which is liable to alteration. … Continue reading “UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam: Imp Dates, Eligibility, Application Form & More”

Preserve the Sacred Lands of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Storm over the Gallatins. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. Wilderness designation preserves many values. Designated wilderness is a storehouse for carbon and insurance against climate change. Wilderness preserves critical wildlife habitat and wildlife corridors. Wilderness provides for clean water and clean air. And, of course, designated wilderness protects the scenery and ecosystem integrity that supports Montana’s … Continue reading “Preserve the Sacred Lands of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem”

US says there’s hope of early resolution of visa ban on Nigeria

London, Feb. 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The United States and Nigeria voiced hope Tuesday that the Trump administration would soon lift onerous visa restrictions slapped on Africa’s most populous country, which said it was “blindsided” by its ally. Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama shakes hands with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Department of … Continue reading “US says there’s hope of early resolution of visa ban on Nigeria”

US optimistic of early resolution of visa ban on Nigeria-Pompeo

London, Feb. 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The United States and Nigeria voiced hope Tuesday that the Trump administration would soon lift onerous visa restrictions slapped on Africa’s most populous country, which said it was “blindsided” by its ally. On a previously scheduled visit to Washington, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said he sought more information on President … Continue reading “US optimistic of early resolution of visa ban on Nigeria-Pompeo”

ACLU: Trump Is Expanding His Racist Travel Ban, This Time Targeting Africans

The Trump administration has expanded its contested travel ban to six additional countries — most of which are African nations. Under the new restrictions, nationals of Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan will no longer be able to obtain visas to live and work in the U.S., while Sudan and Tanzania will no longer be able … Continue reading “ACLU: Trump Is Expanding His Racist Travel Ban, This Time Targeting Africans”

UPSC Civil Service Exam 2020: How to Apply, Important Dates & More

On 31 May 2020, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the IAS examination. With lakhs of candidates appearing for this examination year after year, in this article, we bring to you all the information that you need about it. Who can apply? Candidates holding a bachelor’s degree; For the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) … Continue reading “UPSC Civil Service Exam 2020: How to Apply, Important Dates & More”

WHO ships reagent test kits to 20 African countries for early detection of coronavirus infection

London, Feb. 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Millions of reagent test kits are on the way to Africa courtesy of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in efforts to scale up efforts in Africa to fight the novel coronavirus infection With the reagent test kits, WHO is supporting African countries to implement recommendations from the International Health Regulations Emergency … Continue reading “WHO ships reagent test kits to 20 African countries for early detection of coronavirus infection”

Tanzania arrests preacher after stampede kills 20 at church service

London, Feb. 2, 2020(AltAfrica)-Twenty people have died and a dozen others were injured in a stampede during a church meeting in the northern Tanzanian city of Moshi, the government said Sunday. It was not immediately clear what prompted the stampede, which took place on Saturday. But it occurred when church faithful were being ushered through … Continue reading “Tanzania arrests preacher after stampede kills 20 at church service”

20 dead in stampede at church service in Tanzania

London, Feb. 2, 2020(AltAfrica)-Twenty people have died and a dozen others were injured in a stampede during a church meeting in the northern Tanzanian city of Moshi, the government said Sunday. The stampede was caused by church faithful being ushered to pass through one exit at the meeting venue so they could walk on “anointed … Continue reading “20 dead in stampede at church service in Tanzania”