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”

En pleine pandémie, l’UE soutient le plan d’ingérence de Washington au Venezuela

Les tentatives d’ingérence occidentales se poursuivent au Venezuela malgré la crise du coronavirus, qui n’épargne aucun pays. L’Union européenne a jugé le 3 avril le plan américain pour un «gouvernement de transition» au Venezuela sans le président Nicolas Maduro et l’opposant Juan Guaido «conforme» au principe de règlement pacifique prôné par ses Etats membres. Ce plan américain … Continue reading “En pleine pandémie, l’UE soutient le plan d’ingérence de Washington au Venezuela”

Les 5 plus beaux pays africains où tester nos futurs vaccins

Sur LCI, le chef de service de l’hôpital Cochin, Jean-Paul Mira, a proposé de réaliser des tests de vaccins contre le coronavirus en Afrique. L’occasion d’exposer les 5 plus beaux pays où tester nos futurs vaccins. Le Cameroun Ce magnifique pays semble être le terrain de jeu idéal pour tester des vaccins. Le territoire est … Continue reading “Les 5 plus beaux pays africains où tester nos futurs vaccins”

COVID-19 and the “Just-in-Time” Supply Chain: Why Hospitals Ran Out of Ventilators and Grocery Stores Ran Out of Toilet Paper

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair On March 25th, N.Y. Times op-ed columnist Farhad Manjoo wrote about “How the World’s Richest Country Ran Out of a 75-Cent Face Mask.” The subtitle certainly went against the grain of what you’d read from a page dominated by Thomas Friedman: “A very American story about capitalism consuming our national … Continue reading “COVID-19 and the “Just-in-Time” Supply Chain: Why Hospitals Ran Out of Ventilators and Grocery Stores Ran Out of Toilet Paper”

Covid-19 lockdown turns violent in parts of Africa

London, March 30, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Covid-19 Virus prevention measures have taken a violent turn in parts of Africa as countries impose lockdowns and curfews and seal off major cities in bid to prevent the continent from turning into Europe where coronavirus has killed in thousands Health experts say the virus’ spread, though still at an early stage, resembles the … Continue reading “Covid-19 lockdown turns violent in parts of Africa”

Malgré la pandémie du Covid-19, les Etats-Unis imposent de nouvelles sanctions contre l’Iran

L’épidémie de coronavirus n’empêche pas les États-Unis de poursuivre leur guerre économique contre l’Iran. Et Washington ne semble pas décidée à faire de cadeau aux iraniens alors que le pays a annoncé le 26 mars avoir comptabilisé 29 406 contaminés et 2 234 morts liés au Covid-19. Le département du Trésor américain a ainsi imposé de nouvelles sanctions contre … Continue reading “Malgré la pandémie du Covid-19, les Etats-Unis imposent de nouvelles sanctions contre l’Iran”

Face à l’épidémie mondiale du Covid-19, Vladimir Poutine propose un moratoire sur les sanctions

En temps de crise, l’heure est à la solidarité, comme l’ont déclaré plusieurs chefs d’Etat s’adressant à leurs compatriotes, dont Emmanuel Macron. Qu’en est-il de la solidarité au niveau international ? Le président russe Vladimir Poutine a proposé un moratoire sur les sanctions économiques frappant plusieurs pays dont le sien en raison de la crise économique provoquée … Continue reading “Face à l’épidémie mondiale du Covid-19, Vladimir Poutine propose un moratoire sur les sanctions”

Covid-19 : l’ONU appelle à alléger les sanctions contre l’Iran, Cuba, le Venezuela ou la Corée

La Haut-Commissaire de l’Organisation des Nations unies (ONU) aux droits de l’Homme Michelle Bachelet a demandé, dans un communiqué publié le 24 mars, que les sanctions internationales frappant l’Iran et d’autres pays comme le Venezuela, Cuba, la Corée du Nord ou le Zimbabwe soient «assouplies ou suspendues» en cette «période cruciale» de pandémie de Covid-19, qui … Continue reading “Covid-19 : l’ONU appelle à alléger les sanctions contre l’Iran, Cuba, le Venezuela ou la Corée”

Taiwan ranks 25th in World Happiness Report

Taiwan ranked first in East and Southeast Asia as well as 25th globally in the latest World Happiness Report released March 20 by the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, marking the country’s second year running finishing at its best-ever position in the annual survey.   Taiwan’s score rose to 6.455 out of 10, placing it … Continue reading “Taiwan ranks 25th in World Happiness Report”

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”

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”

Ghana legalises cannabis for health, industrial purposes

London, March 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Ghana has at last formally joined the growing list of African countries to legalise the use of cannabis for health and industrial purposes standing shoulder-to-shoulder with other African countries hoping to derive economic and health benefits from the substance. On Friday the country’s Parliament passed into law the Narcotics Control Commission Bill, 2019. … Continue reading “Ghana legalises cannabis for health, industrial purposes”

Islamic State warns fighters against travel to coronavirus-hit countries

London, March 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Islamic State armed group has issued a travel advisory to militants, warning them to stay away from Europe, “the land of the epidemic”, and other areas affected by the coronavirus. READ ALSO: COVID-19: SOUTH AFRICA TO ERECT FENCE ON ZIMBABWE BORDER TO PREVENT ILLEGAL ENTRY The terrorist group advised readers of its … Continue reading “Islamic State warns fighters against travel to coronavirus-hit countries”

Covid-19: South Africa to erect fence on Zimbabwe border to prevent illegal entry

London, March 20, 2020 (AltAfrica)-South Africa has announced plans to install a fence on its land border crossing with Zimbabwe. The 40-kilometer fence is meant to prevent what South Africa says are undocumented migrants and people infected with the coronavirus from entering. READ ALSO: NIGERIA SHUTS THREE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS OVER COVID-19 two ladies are caught by member … Continue reading “Covid-19: South Africa to erect fence on Zimbabwe border to prevent illegal entry”

Covid-19: South Africa to erect fence on Zimbabwe border

London, March 20, 2020 (AltAfrica)-South Africa has announced plans to install a fence on its land border crossing with Zimbabwe. The 40-kilometer fence is meant to prevent what South Africa says are undocumented migrants and people infected with the coronavirus from entering. READ ALSO: NIGERIA SHUTS THREE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS OVER COVID-19 two ladies are caught by member … Continue reading “Covid-19: South Africa to erect fence on Zimbabwe border”

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”

Les pays les plus précaires sont les plus vulnérables au Covid-19

Les voyageurs annulent leurs vols, les entreprises demandent aux travailleurs de rester chez eux, les stocks diminuent… la pandémie devient une crise économique mondiale. Dans toute crise sanitaire, notre première préoccupation est (et devrait être) la santé des personnes touchées. Plus de 7 500 personnes sont déjà mortes dans le monde et plus de 184 000 cas ont été … Continue reading “Les pays les plus précaires sont les plus vulnérables au Covid-19”

U.S. company, Railnet plans $11 billion high-speed railway to link southern African countries

London, March 10, 2020 (AltAfrica)-U.S.-based Railnet International plans to invest an estimated $11 billion in a modern railway line and high-speed trains linking Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, its chief executive said on Sunday. Railnet CEO Donald Kress said in an interview his railway development and construction company was in talks with governments in the three … Continue reading “U.S. company, Railnet plans $11 billion high-speed railway to link southern African countries”

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”

Stade du Zimbabwe non homologué : Le Cosafa a écrit à la Caf

Le Zimbabwe va-t-il finalement accueillir l’Algérie à domicile ? Tout porte à croire que la réponse sera positive. Et le Cosafa, l’union des Fédérations de l’Afrique australe, a déjà entamé des démarches dans ce sens en envoyant une lettre à la Caf. Le 29 mars prochain, l’équipe zimbabwéenne fera face aux Fennecs pour le compte … Continue reading “Stade du Zimbabwe non homologué : Le Cosafa a écrit à la Caf”

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”

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”

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”

Malawi legalises growing, export of cannabis

London, Feb. 28, 2020 (AltAfrica)- Malawi has joined the growing list of southern African countries that have legalised the growing, selling and export of cannabis. But the country still restricts the legalization of cannabis for personal use, unlike in South Africa where the courts allowed for cannabis for personal use. Malawi legalises growing, export of cannabis Per … Continue reading “Malawi legalises growing, export of cannabis”

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”

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)”

Black history month au Sénégal : Des hommages à Bob Marley au programme

Cette année, le Sénégal va célébrer le Black history month, (le Mois de l’histoire du peuple noir) par un hommage au roi du reggae, Bob Marley, dont on fêtera les 75 ans de la naissance. Pour marquer le coup, une conférence et des projections sont prévues par l’organisateur de cet évènement, le journaliste Alioune Diop. … Continue reading “Black history month au Sénégal : Des hommages à Bob Marley au programme”

In Zimbabwe, shocked UN Chief, Amina Mohammed sees first hand climate change effects on African wildlife

London, Feb. 24, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Chief has expressed sadness at the devastating effects of climate change on African wildlife Climate change has been at the forefront of the news agenda for a while now as global temperatures continue to rise and the world seeks solutions to stem the tide.  Little, however, is … Continue reading “In Zimbabwe, shocked UN Chief, Amina Mohammed sees first hand climate change effects on African wildlife”

L’hydrogène : quel rôle dans la transition énergétique ?

L’hydrogène suscite une effervescence croissante. En juin dernier, l’Agence Internationale de l’Énergie (AIE) a publié son premier rapport dédié à ce combustible de synthèse, décrivant ses nombreux usages énergétiques et industriels, et les possibilités qu’il offre, dans un futur proche, pour d’importantes réductions d’émissions de CO2. Qu’en est-il vraiment ? Qu’est donc cette molécule, comment peut-elle … Continue reading “L’hydrogène : quel rôle dans la transition énergétique ?”

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”

Scholars’ growing insecurity puts academic freedom at risk

Fariba Adelkhah at the paris Salon du Livre in 2010. Georges Seguin/Wikipedia, CC BYIn Iran, several scholars, including France’s Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal (Sciences Po) and Australia’s Kylie Moore-Gilbert (University of Melbourne), have been detained under espionage charges. All deny the accusations, yet face several years in jail. Their situation is alarming. According to the most … Continue reading “Scholars’ growing insecurity puts academic freedom at risk”

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”

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”

Mnangagwa’s Neoliberal Assault on the Zimbabwean People

As Zimbabwe’s economy continues its descent since a military coup installed Emmerson Mnangagwa as the nation’s ruler in November 2017, his government’s response has been to double down on its ruinous neoliberal reform program. How much more austerity the Zimbabwean people can endure is another question, following an economic downturn of 6.5% last year and … Continue reading “Mnangagwa’s Neoliberal Assault on the Zimbabwean People”

Der Spiegel is Citing Andy Ngo’s Race-Scientist Ex-Editor to Attack Me and I’m Not Even Jewish: As the CEO of Antifa, I Must Object

Spiegel headquarters since 2011, Hamburg. Photograph Source: Wolfgang Meinhart – GFDL 1.2 Europe’s most widely-circulated news magazine, Der Spiegel, has a new piece up entitled “The Man Behind the Mask” that I was curious to read since it turns out to be about me. And to judge from the sub-headline, I’ve really let myself go: … Continue reading “Der Spiegel is Citing Andy Ngo’s Race-Scientist Ex-Editor to Attack Me and I’m Not Even Jewish: As the CEO of Antifa, I Must Object”

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”

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”

Zimbabwe launches probe into allege sale of govt HIV drugs on black market

London, Feb. 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Some nurses and other hospital staff in Zimbabwe are diverting life-saving anti-retroviral drugs that are supposed to be dispensed for free by public health institutions, to the thriving black market, the state-owned The Herald newspaper reported. A month’s supply of ARV drugs costs around US$10 on the illicit market, an amount … Continue reading “Zimbabwe launches probe into allege sale of govt HIV drugs on black market”

Pour des eurodéputés polonais, la police en France se comporte comme celle des «pays totalitaires»

Les violences policières en France font de nouveau l’objet de vives critiques. Cette fois, ce sont des eurodéputés polonais qui demandent à Emmanuel Macron de mettre fin à «la violence des autorités» contre les Français, écrit Mediapart. Les députés polonais au Parlement européen n’ont pas laissé sans réponse les propos d’Emmanuel Macron prononcés lors de … Continue reading “Pour des eurodéputés polonais, la police en France se comporte comme celle des «pays totalitaires»”

ZAMBIE – Blanchi par la Fifa : Kalusha Bwalya de nouveau candidat à la Fédé foot

Blanchi dans une affaire de corruption par la Fifa l’année dernière, Kalusha Bwalya annonce son retour. Il a déposé officiellement sa candidature ce jeudi pour briguer la présidence de la Fédé zambienne de foot. Ancienne gloire du football zambien, Kalusha Bwalya veut à briguer un nouveau mandat au poste de président de la Fédération zambienne … Continue reading “ZAMBIE – Blanchi par la Fifa : Kalusha Bwalya de nouveau candidat à la Fédé foot”

99 Reasons to Impeach (But Ukrainegate Ain’t One)

Urgh! Ma, do I have to write about impeachment again? Cant I just take the trash down to the curb instead? Yeah, that’s right, dearest motherfuckers, its another goddamn impeachment piece, because apparently the thing about purgatory is that it’s never fucking over. Just when you think you’re about get paroled to the sweet hereafter, … Continue reading “99 Reasons to Impeach (But Ukrainegate Ain’t One)”

Building Resilience to Natural Disasters in Populated African Mountain Ecosystems

Building Resilience to Natural Disasters in Populated African Mountain EcosystemsBy Georgina McAllister, February 6, 2020As part of CAWR’s Stabilisation Agriculture Programme, I recently visited Chimanimani district in Zimbabwe to initiate comparative research on how conventional and agroecologically managed landscapes coped with the impacts of Cyclone Idai in March 2019. Idai deposited the total annual rainfall … Continue reading “Building Resilience to Natural Disasters in Populated African Mountain Ecosystems”

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”

Ces despotes qui font le malheur de l’Afrique

Les Bongo, Sassou, Biya et autres Aziz, au pouvoir pendant des décennies pour piller leurs pays, ont quelques soucis à se faire. Les dictateurs africains, qui prolongent leur pouvoir au delà du raisonnable, devraient se rappeler les fins de vie solitaires, souvent à l’étranger, et dans l’indignité nationale de ces chefs de l’Etat qui avaient … Continue reading “Ces despotes qui font le malheur de l’Afrique”

African economic growth to accelerate by 4% over next two years-AfDB

London, Jan. 31, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Africa’s economic growth is forecast to rise to about 4% this year from 3.4% in 2019, driven by infrastructure investments and natural resource exports, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said on Thursday. Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina and another attendee at the launch of African Economic … Continue reading “African economic growth to accelerate by 4% over next two years-AfDB”