Africa: It’s Time to Confront Anti-Blackness in Asian-African Communities
by African Arguments on August 9, 2020 at 7:26 am
[African Arguments] For decades, Asian-Africans were both victims and agents of colonial racism. This history still reverberates today.
Africa: How Women in Academia Are Feeling the Brunt of Covid-19
by The Conversation Africa on August 9, 2020 at 6:54 am
[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent public health response of lockdown has brought into sharp relief the constraints faced by women across the board.
Africa: Lions Are Less Likely to Attack Cattle With Eyes Painted On Their Backsides
by The Conversation Africa on August 9, 2020 at 6:53 am
[The Conversation Africa] The predation of livestock by carnivores, and the retaliatory killing of carnivores as a result, is a major global conservation challenge. Such human-wildlife conflicts are a key driver of large carnivore declines and the costs of coexistence are often disproportionately borne by rural communities in the global south.
Africa: Breastfeeding Link to Covid-19 Is Negligible -WHO
by Africa Renewal on August 9, 2020 at 6:41 am
[Africa Renewal] The risk of COVID-19 infection from breastfeeding is negligible and has never been documented, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, in a call for greater support for the practice.
Africa: Breastmilk for Premature Babies Encourages Economic Revival
by allAfrica on August 8, 2020 at 4:03 pm
[allAfrica] This week is World Breastfeeding Week, a flagship campaign of the International Confederation of Midwives.
Africa: Coronavirus Could Double Malaria Deaths, Researchers Warn
by allAfrica on August 7, 2020 at 8:48 pm
[allAfrica] Cape Town — Malaria deaths in Africa could double this year if the coronavirus pandemic is allowed to disrupt malaria prevention and treatment initiatives, say researchers from Imperial College, London.
Africa: What Would a President Biden Do About Africa?
by allAfrica on August 7, 2020 at 7:45 pm
[allAfrica] Washington, DC — Repairing U.S. relations with key African countries must be a priority for the next administration, if Joseph Biden wins the November election, senior Democrats said during an online fundraiser last week.
Africa: Global Peace Index 2020 Briefing
by Institute for Economics and Peace on August 7, 2020 at 3:08 pm
[Institute for Economics and Peace] Global peacefulness has deteriorated over the past year, with this being the fourth time in the last five years that the world has seen a fall in peacefulness.
Africa: Countries in Africa Mirror Peace Setbacks in World – Global Peace Report
by allAfrica on August 7, 2020 at 2:54 pm
[allAfrica] Cape Town — South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and Equatorial Guinea have become more peaceful in the past year, but the situations in Benin and Niger have deterioriated, according to the latest results of a survey which ranks nations for “peacefulness”.
Africa: Tackling Covid-19 Consequences – Yaounde Proposals for African Countries
by Cameroon Tribune on August 7, 2020 at 11:52 am
[Cameroon Tribune] Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund brainstormed on August 6, in the 2020 African Causus Meeting hosted in Yaounde through virtual format.
Africa: Would Heading the WTO Be a Poison Chalice for Africa?
by ISS on August 7, 2020 at 11:29 am
[ISS] The sudden resignation of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) director-general, the Brazilian Roberto Azevêdo, has created both opportunity and challenges for Africa. Of the eight candidates to replace Azevêdo, three are African: former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; former Kenyan foreign minister and WTO General Council chairperson Amina Mohamed; and Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh, an Egyptian lawyer and erstwhile WTO official.