Africa: About 770 Million Africans Have No Access to Electricity – Report
by Premium Times on July 26, 2021 at 3:27 am
[Premium Times] Nigeria accounts for about 10 per cent of the African population without electricity.
Africa: Moya Bids to Become the Super-App of Choice in South Africa and Its Largest Mobile Money Provider
by Balancing Act on July 25, 2021 at 7:50 pm
[Balancing Act] London — There have been few local challengers to the global big tech social platforms. Aiming to become a super app, Moya has made significant progress in South Africa along this road. Russell Southwood talked to Datafree CEO Gour Lentell about what’s cooking.
Africa: New Warning System to Sound Alarm On Rainforest ‘Tipping Points’
by Thomson Reuters Foundation on July 24, 2021 at 11:22 am
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rainforests are far more vulnerable than predicted in the past, researchers find, warning areas that are disturbed or fragmented lack resilience to climate warming and drought
Africa: Minister Blade Nzimande Congratulates Biovac for Appointment to Manufacture and Distribute Pfizer-Biontech Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Within Africa
by Govt of SA on July 23, 2021 at 3:07 pm
[Govt of SA] Minister Nzimande congratulates Biovac for having been appointed to manufacture and distribute Pfizer-Biontech Covid-19 vaccine doses within Africa
Africa: Global Average Temperature Predicted to Temporarily Rise Above Tipping Point in Next Five Years
by Daily Maverick on July 23, 2021 at 2:36 pm
[Daily Maverick] With carbon dioxide emissions poised to rise to record highs in 2023 and global average temperatures potentially reaching above the 1.5°C tipping point in the next five years, the climate crisis has never been more salient.
Africa: Africa-Based Firms Still Keen to Expand Despite AfCFTA Enactment Challenges
by East African on July 23, 2021 at 12:42 pm
[East African] African countries continue to face substantial financing gaps as they take on projects of all sizes in pursuit of development. To tackle the slowdown in foreign direct investment since the onset of the pandemic, some African countries are actively courting their diaspora and looking for pockets of cash-rich businesses around the continent.
Africa: Africans Don’t Read or Loot Books, but Many Have Died for Scripts
by East African on July 23, 2021 at 12:40 pm
[East African] As the protests against the jailing of former South African president Jacob Zuma for contempt of court swept the country last week, criminals and opportunists saw an opening and unleashed an orgy of looting unseen in Africa outside a war.
Africa: A Wrap Up of Rugby Africa Cup Games Which Double as Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualifiers
by Rugby Africa on July 23, 2021 at 11:48 am
[Rugby Africa] Cape Town, South Africa — Qualifying began with a round-robin tournament between Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Burundi
Africa: President Kenyatta Calls for Intensification of Fight Against Malaria in Africa
by Capital FM on July 23, 2021 at 11:20 am
[Capital FM] KILIFI, Kenya, July 22, 2021, -President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for the intensification of fight against malaria and other diseases ravaging Africa even as the continent tackles Covid-19.
Africa: Climate Action Must Happen ‘For Our People, Not to Them’, Cities Say
by Thomson Reuters Foundation on July 23, 2021 at 9:41 am
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] A shift to a greener economy should bring social benefits, especially for the poorest, or ‘the politics will end up against us’
Africa: Nearly 6.4 Million Covid-19 Cases Across Continent
by allAfrica on July 23, 2021 at 9:11 am
[allAfrica] As of July 23 confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 6,368,328 while over 41,619,926 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.