Africa: Covid-19 Deaths Exceed 41,000
by allAfrica on October 25, 2020 at 3:56 pm
[allAfrica] As of October 25, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,709,387 . Reported deaths in Africa have reached 41,144 , and recoveries 1,397,522 .
Africa: Pope Francis Calls for Prayers for Nigeria
by Vanguard on October 25, 2020 at 2:25 pm
[Vanguard] Amidst growing tension across the country, the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, Sunday called for prayers for the country.
Africa: Start-Up Uses App to Help Farmers Know When to Feed Their Fish
by Balancing Act on October 25, 2020 at 12:01 pm
[Balancing Act] London — For several years IoT has been one of those annoying acronyms at conferences. In reality, it already existed in a number of M2M applications like fleet management. But actual innovation and new applications in Africa were thin on the ground, which is worrying as it forms part of the 5G business case. This week Russell Southwood talks to start-up founder Dave Okech, Aquarech about using IoT for fish farming.
Africa: Restoring Land – With Europe’s Help – Can Give Africa a Greener Future
by Thomson Reuters Foundation on October 24, 2020 at 5:52 pm
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] United Nations — Africa needs to not follow the climate-damaging model of the West, and cutting land degradation can help
Africa: U.S. Sanctions On Africa Need an Overhaul, Say Experts
by DW on October 24, 2020 at 5:50 pm
[DW] Washington plans to lift sanctions on Sudan in return for compensation for terror victims, making the African country a pawn in the US election campaign. Experts say this approach to sanctions in Africa needs to change.
Africa: Meet Three Entrepreneurs Creating Impact in African Markets
by Atlantic Council on October 24, 2020 at 5:45 pm
[Atlantic Council] The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) invests in companies and projects in lower and middle income countries, including emerging economies in Africa, to address critical global and regional challenges.
Africa: Drama On Canvas – William Kentridge Takes African Stories to Hamburg
by DW on October 24, 2020 at 5:42 pm
[DW] William Kentridge is South Africa’s best-known artist. But what makes his work so alluring? An exhibition in Hamburg finds out by tracing each stroke of his brush.
Africa: ‘We Won and Have the Receipts to Prove It’ – Diallo
by African Arguments on October 24, 2020 at 5:36 pm
[African Arguments] Candidate Cellou Diallo claims his party has 12,744 copies of results slips that show he won and calls on the electoral commission to show theirs.
Africa: Two UN and AU Officials to Visit Sudan
by SNA on October 24, 2020 at 3:32 pm
[SNA] Khartoum — The UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, and the Commissioner of the African Union for Peace and Security, Smaїl Chergui, will visit Sudan during the period October 24-26, 2020, indicated a statement of the United Nations.
Africa: Africa’s WTO Moment
by Reporter on October 24, 2020 at 10:38 am
[Reporter] The selection of the World Trade Organization’s next director-general has entered its final phase, with two candidates left in the running: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Nigerian finance and economy minister and a former managing director of the World Bank, and Yoo Myung-hee, South Korea’s trade minister. In view of the WTO’s current challenges, Okonjo-Iweala is the better choice.
Africa: AU Welcomes Ceasefire Deal Between Parties in Libya
by ENA on October 24, 2020 at 8:58 am
[ENA] Addis Ababa — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat has welcomed the signing of a ceasefire between the parties in Libya following negotiations within the framework of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission in Geneva, Switzerland.