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”

75 year old Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni turns to gym to relieve lockdown boredom

London, April 10, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has released a video of himself working out in his office, to encourage citizens to exercise at home during the coronavirus pandemic. 75 year old Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni turns to gym to relieve lockdown boredom (Twitter)READ ALSO: OVER HALF OF AMBULANCE PARAMEDICS IN UK TEST POSITIVE … Continue reading “75 year old Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni turns to gym to relieve lockdown boredom”

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.”

Uganda unveils ‘first locally made firefighting truck

London, April 8, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Uganda has unveiled its first prototype firefighting truck it said has been designed for all-terrain firefighting situations. According to the country’s President Yoweri Museveni, the firefighting truck “can also be used for pest control with minimum human interface.” He wrote on Twitter to announce the unveiling of the vehicle saying “Today (Tuesday), … Continue reading “Uganda unveils ‘first locally made firefighting truck”

L’Afrique tente de retenir ses médecins

S’il est un domaine dans lequel le concept de l’« immigration choisie » révèle toutes ses ambiguïtés, c’est bien celui de la santé. Alors que le continent africain fait face à une désastreuse situation sanitaire, les nations développées, parmi lesquelles la France, n’hésitent pas à le délester de ses (…) / Afrique, Bénin, Canada, États-Unis, … Continue reading “L’Afrique tente de retenir ses médecins”

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”

Uganda expels 342 Rwandans for allegedly spreading COVID-19

London, March 29, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nearly 350 Rwandans living in Uganda have been expelled by Ugandan authorities over charges of “spreading the coronavirus,” Rwandan local media have reported A total of 342 Rwandan citizens had been left at “ungazetted entry points” to Rwanda’s Northern Province by Thursday evening, daily The New Times quoted local officials as … Continue reading “Uganda expels 342 Rwandans for allegedly spreading COVID-19”

In Africa, city dwellers flee to the countryside to avoid coronavirus

London, March 28, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Each morning at a crowded bus station east of Nairobi, Kenyans load their bags on to minibuses emblazoned with the faces of pop stars and Jesus, heading to their villages in the hope of escaping the coronavirus. Passengers wearing masks walk to a taxi rank as residents of a number of … Continue reading “In Africa, city dwellers flee to the countryside to avoid coronavirus”

Migrants in Hawaii care for the elderly, the aloha way

Mar 27, 2020 Picture:  Migrants are playing an increasingly important role in the provision of health care around the world. The number of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who move from developing countries to take up posts in developed countries is expected to rise as the global population of older persons and children continues … Continue reading “Migrants in Hawaii care for the elderly, the aloha way”

Beni (RDC) : 14 militaires et 62 miliciens ADF tués

Quatorze militaires et 62 membres du groupe armé Forces démocratiques alliées (ADF) ont été tués en une dizaine de jours dans des combats autour de Beni, dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo, a annoncé l’armée hier à la presse. Les combats ont eu lieu durant plusieurs jours depuis le 9 mars, a précisé … Continue reading “Beni (RDC) : 14 militaires et 62 miliciens ADF tués”

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”

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”

The Saudi Royal Family Appear Unaware of the Dangers of Settling Scores Among Themselves

Purges, interrogation, claims of torture, accusations of treason, suspicion of murder, an insane war in Yemen and ruinous plans for a “reformed” kingdom, all supported by the US and the west and an often fawning media. So what’s new? Poor Mohammed bin Salman is surely getting a bum rap. Far from being a frightening and uncontrollable new … Continue reading “The Saudi Royal Family Appear Unaware of the Dangers of Settling Scores Among Themselves”

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”

$538,200 meant for Ugandan students in China sent to Chinese embassy in error

London, March 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Ugandan Ministry of Finance has asked the Ugandan Embassy in China to return $538,200 (Shs2 billion) that was reportedly sent in error as part of the relief money for Ugandan students stranded in Wuhan, China, the epicentre of coronavirus outbreak. READ ALSO: WORRIED WHO DECLARES COVID-19 OUTBREAK GLOBAL PANDEMIC The Ugandan … Continue reading “$538,200 meant for Ugandan students in China sent to Chinese embassy in error”

Ugandan Father, daughter arrested for giving fake coronavirus vaccine

London, March 10, 2020 (AltAfrica)-An Ugandan father and his daughter have been arrested by Police for allegedly giving people a fake vaccine against the coronavirus. The pair claimed the said vaccine could prevent people from being infected with the Covid-19 disease. Ugandan Father, daughter arrested for giving fake coronavirus vaccine According to local media reporting, … Continue reading “Ugandan Father, daughter arrested for giving fake coronavirus vaccine”

Uganda returns foreign visitors for refusing to self-quarantine

London, March 9, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Uganda has told 22 foreigners who refused to self-quarantine on arrival for a business forum to return to their home countries. READ ALSO: SUDAN’S PM SAYS HE’S ‘IN GOOD SHAPE’ AFTER ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT Uganda’s Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said the 22 travellers had arrived from “category one” countries deemed high-risk … Continue reading “Uganda returns foreign visitors for refusing to self-quarantine”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

COVID-19 hits Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco as Africa scale up preparations for wider spread

London, March 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)– Three more African countries, Senegal and Tunisia have confirmed cases of the deadly COVID-19 widely referred to as coronavirus . Senegal’s Health Minister, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, said on Monday that the country has confirmed its first case of coronavirus. COVID-19 hits Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco as Africa scale up preparations for … Continue reading “COVID-19 hits Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco as Africa scale up preparations for wider spread”

Référendum sur la constitution en Guinée : Le Président face à la contestation de l’opposition

Pour l’opposition, la révision de la Constitution n’est qu’un subterfuge utilisé par le Président pour conserver le pouvoir. Depuis mi-octobre, la mobilisation anti-Condé donne lieu à des manifestations massives à travers le pays. Au moins 30 civils et un gendarme ont été tués jusque-là. Les Guinéens sont appelés demain aux urnes pour se prononcer sur … Continue reading “Référendum sur la constitution en Guinée : Le Président face à la contestation de l’opposition”

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”

PLO launches Hijack-Friendly Airline for Harassed Terrorists

The PLO has launched the world’s first hijack-friendliest airline for harassed terrorists. The European-funded planes will be painted in stylish keffiyeh checkered patterns with a picture of the smiling pacifist fighter Yasser Arafat on the vehicle’s tail. The PLO initiative comes after Dana Ghazi Mustafa, a North Carolina woman, was harassed and arrested by “racist” … Continue reading “PLO launches Hijack-Friendly Airline for Harassed Terrorists”

Bienvenue à Wakaliwood

En Ouganda, dans un quartier pauvre de Kampala, un réalisateur autodidacte invente un cinéma bricolé et imaginatif. Faits de bouts de ficelle et d’humour, ses films, auxquels concourent voisins et enfants, réconcilient aspiration à la justice sociale et divertissement, fantaisie débridée et sens de (…) / Ouganda, Afrique de l’Est, Cinéma, Fiction, Documentaire, Jeunes, Culture … Continue reading “Bienvenue à Wakaliwood”

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”

Ouganda : retour sur le parcours de Nikita Pearl

A seulement 15 ans, l’actrice ougandaise Nikita Pearl Waligwa est décédée le 15 février. Depuis 2016, l’adolescente souffrait d’une tumeur au cerveau à laquelle elle a finalement succombé. Des hommages nationaux lui ont été rendus. Retour sur le parcours de la jeune actrice. Un long combat contre la maladie Le décès de la jeune actrice … Continue reading “Ouganda : retour sur le parcours de Nikita Pearl”

Pleure, ô Palestine bien-aimée

Pendant que l’armée et le gouvernement israéliens poursuivent méthodiquement l’implantation illégale des colonies destinées à effacer la présence palestinienne dans les territoires occupés depuis 1967, la communauté internationale n’a d’autre réaction que d’appeler de ses vœux la reprise de «négociations» entre les deux parties sur la base des résolutions de l’ONU. Des résolutions piétinées, avec … Continue reading “Pleure, ô Palestine bien-aimée”

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”

Manifestation de solidarité avec l’Algérie

A l’appel du Collectif pour une Alternative Démocratique et Sociale en Algérie (CADSA-Marseille) la manif aura lieu ce samedi 22 février, premier anniversaire du début du soulèvement du peuple algérien pour la démocratie 11h00 – rassemblement devant la Préfecture contre la relance des projets d’extraction du gaz de schiste au Sahara par le gouvernement algérien, … Continue reading “Manifestation de solidarité avec l’Algérie”

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”

Soudan-Israël. Le changement de cap provoque une crise politique

Préparée dans le plus grand secret avec le soutien actif de l’administration Trump, la rencontre le 3 février en Ouganda entre l’homme fort de Khartoum, le général Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan et le premier ministre israélien Benyamin Nétanyahou a bouleversé la donne au Soudan. Révélatrice des fractures entre militaires et civils au sein du régime, contestée par … Continue reading “Soudan-Israël. Le changement de cap provoque une crise politique”

Soudan-Israël : La normalisation entre Khartoum et Tel-Aviv se met en branle

L’armée soudanaise avait apporté, le 5 février dernier, son soutien au général Abdel Fattah Al Burhane, chef de l’instance qui supervise la transition vers un pouvoir civil au Soudan, après sa rencontre surprise avec le Premier ministre israélien, Benjamin Netanyahu, en Ouganda. Un avion privé israélien aurait survolé le Soudan pour la première fois cette … Continue reading “Soudan-Israël : La normalisation entre Khartoum et Tel-Aviv se met en branle”

Breaking with Washington: Arabs and Muslims Must Take a United Stance for Palestine

A negotiated solution to the ‘Palestinian-Israeli conflict’, at least the way envisaged by successive US administrations, has failed. Now, Palestinians and their allies would have to explore a whole new path of liberation that does not go through Washington. It is easy to place all the blame on the current US administration, setting apart dodgy … Continue reading “Breaking with Washington: Arabs and Muslims Must Take a United Stance for Palestine”

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”

Sudan to hand over ex leader, Omar al-Bashir to ICC for prosecution

London, Feb. 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Sudan is to hand over the former dictator Omar al-Bashir to the international criminal court in The Hague to face trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity, the country’s military council has said. The decision is a dramatic reversal of the council’s previous position, and will encourage defenders of the beleaguered institution. … Continue reading “Sudan to hand over ex leader, Omar al-Bashir to ICC for prosecution”

Un essaim de criquets grand comme le Luxembourg fond sur l’Ouganda après avoir ravagé la Corne de l’Afrique

Cet essaim de criquets a déjà dévasté l’approvisionnement alimentaire du Kenya, de l’Ethiopie et de la Somalie. L’essaim couvre une surface de 2 400 km2, soit l’équivalent du Luxembourg. D’épais nuages de criquets affamés se sont répandus depuis l’Ethiopie et la Somalie jusqu’au Kenya et envahissent désormais l’Ouganda, a annoncé le gouvernement du pays, dimanche … Continue reading “Un essaim de criquets grand comme le Luxembourg fond sur l’Ouganda après avoir ravagé la Corne de l’Afrique”

« Cela m’a rappelé l’horrible histoire que nous avons vécue en Afrique du Sud » Cyril Ramaphosa, président sudafricain et de l’Union Africaine, sur le “plan de paix” de Trump

Pour une fois qu’une bonne nouvelle nous parvient d’Afrique, nous ne devrions pas rater l’occasion de les mettre en avant. Lors du sommet de l’Union africaine à Addis-Abeba, tous les dirigeants présents ont rejeté à l’unanimité le soi-disant “plan de paix” de Trump/Kushner/Netanyahou. Le président sud-africain Cyril Ramaphosa, nouveau président de l’UA, a déclaré que … Continue reading “« Cela m’a rappelé l’horrible histoire que nous avons vécue en Afrique du Sud » Cyril Ramaphosa, président sudafricain et de l’Union Africaine, sur le “plan de paix” de Trump”

Le Soudan secoué par les répercussions du projet de normalisation avec Israël

La rencontre qu’a tenue le président du Conseil souverain soudanais, «Abdel Fatah al-Borhan», en Ouganda, avec l’ancien Premier ministre israélien, «Benjamine Netanyahou», et l’ouverture de l’espace aérien soudanais aux avions, partant vers Israël, a suscité la colère de la classe politique du Soudan et de son peuple, qui refusent de normaliser avec l’État hébreu. Plusieurs … Continue reading “Le Soudan secoué par les répercussions du projet de normalisation avec Israël”

Leah Namugerwa ou le combat pour la préservation de l’environnement en Ouganda

Du haut de ses quinze printemps, elle a compris et se bat avec détermination pour l’un des plus grands enjeux de son temps : la préservation de l’environnement. Inspirée par la célèbre Greta Thunberg, Leah Namugerwa mène, depuis un an, dans son Ouganda natal, la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique, la déforestation, la dégradation des … Continue reading “Leah Namugerwa ou le combat pour la préservation de l’environnement en Ouganda”

Le Greffier de la CPI achève sa première visite en Ouganda et en République démocratique du Congo

Du 3 au 7 février 2020, le Greffier de la Cour pénale internationale (« CPI » ou « la Cour ») Peter Lewis s’est rendu à Kampala, en Ouganda et à Bunia, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Au cours de ces visites, il a rencontré des responsables gouvernementaux et des représentants des Nations Unies … Continue reading “Le Greffier de la CPI achève sa première visite en Ouganda et en République démocratique du Congo”

Between the Quarantine and Quakes: Coronavirus Life in China

Chengdu, China I was not planning to end up in the middle of a coronavirus outbreak here in the People’s Republic of China for my long winter break. I had been planning on increasing my one-on-one language classes to five times a week for a few weeks, then jetting off to the beaches of Da … Continue reading “Between the Quarantine and Quakes: Coronavirus Life in China”