Kenyan school gives teenage mothers a lifeline

27 January 2021, 7:22 PM
A school in Kenya is giving pregnant teenagers and teen moms a second chance at education.
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COVID-19 caused great devastation in Africa: Ramaphosa 27 January 2021, 10:01 PM

The African Union Chair was speaking during the Africa COVID-19 Vaccine Financing and Deployment Webinar.

Magufuli pardons more than 1 700 Ethiopians 27 January 2021, 8:56 PM

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the release 1 789 Ethiopians imprisoned for entering the country illegally.

Morocco gets half million doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine 27 January 2021, 2:33 PM

Morocco received on Wednesday half a million doses of China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine as it prepares to be the first African country to roll out a national immunisation campaign.

Hopewell Chin’ono granted bail 27 January 2021, 12:48 PM

Zimbabwean investigative journalist, Hopewell Chin'ono, has been granted bail after spending three weeks in prison.

Kenya adopts Trusted Travel digital tool for COVID-19 test result verification 27 January 2021, 7:34 AM

Kenya has launched the Trusted Travel digital tool for COVID-19 test result verification, based on the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) Trusted Travel platform, becoming the first country to adopt the platform for managing travels during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gambia vows to name and shame latest COVID-19 quarantine cheats 26 January 2021, 10:37 PM

Forty people in Gambia confirmed as coronavirus positive in the past week have refused to self-isolate or escaped treatment centres, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, promising to reveal the identities of those flouting health regulations.

‘Everywhere I am in chains’, says Uganda’s Wine after home arrest lifted 26 January 2021, 4:09 PM

Uganda's opposition leader Bobi Wine denounced "torture" and "humiliation" on Tuesday (January 26) after security forces lifted a blockade of his home in place since a disputed Jan. 14 vote he lost to long-serving President Yoweri Museveni.

WHO working on accelerating the rollout of vaccines in Africa: Ghebreyesus 26 January 2021, 7:27 AM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says they are working on accelerating the rollout of vaccines in Africa to save lives and get their economies back on track.

Ugandan court lifts opposition leader Bobi Wine’s house arrest 25 January 2021, 2:11 PM

A Ugandan court has ordered security forces to cease surrounding the home of opposition leader Bobi Wine, whose house arrest since a mid-month presidential election has drawn international pressure, his lawyer said on Monday.

Zambia allocated 8.7 mln COVID-19 vaccines from African Union 25 January 2021, 7:42 AM

 Zambia has been allocated 8.7 million doses of the 270 million COVID-19 vaccines secured this month by the African Union (AU), and this may rise to 25 million doses by December 2021, the Zambian mission at the AU said Sunday.

ICC has arrested Central African Republic war crimes suspect Said 25 January 2021, 1:02 AM

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Sunday said it had taken into custody a former Central African Republic commander of the “Seleka” faction suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Severe winds wreck homes, displace thousands in Mozambique – agency 24 January 2021, 7:28 PM

Severe winds and heavy rains wrecked thousands of buildings, ruined crops and displaced almost 7 000 people in Mozambique over the weekend, officials said in their first detailed report on the disaster.

Pirates kidnap 15 sailors in attack on Turkish container ship off Nigeria 24 January 2021, 4:45 PM

Pirates off Nigeria’s coast kidnapped 15 sailors from a Turkish container ship in the Gulf of Guinea on Saturday in a brazen and violent attack that was farther from shore than usual.

Turkey seeks surviving crew members after pirate attack off Nigeria 24 January 2021, 11:25 AM

Turkey sought on Sunday to rescue surviving members of a container ship after pirates attacked it off the coast of Nigeria, killing one person and kidnapping 15, according to the Turkish and Azeri governments and state media.

Hundreds march in Tunisia as protests sharpen 24 January 2021, 12:00 AM

Hundreds of people marched in central Tunis on Saturday against inequality and police brutality, in defiance of a ban on demonstrations and as security forces tried to block off the city’s main central avenue.

Ugandan army says it has killed 189 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia 23 January 2021, 2:48 PM

Ugandan soldiers working as part of a peacekeeping force in Somalia have killed 189 al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab fighters in an attack on one of their camps, the Ugandan army said.

Abuse accusations surge in Ethiopia’s war 23 January 2021, 8:57 AM

The young coffee seller said she was split from family and friends by an Ethiopian soldier at the Tekeze river, taken down a path, and given a harrowing choice.

Zimbabwe loses another serving Minister to COVID-19 22 January 2021, 11:45 PM

Zimbabwe has lost another serving Minister to COVID-19.

Zambia to hold talks with IMF on programme from next month 22 January 2021, 9:32 PM

Debt-laden Zambia will hold discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from February 11 to March 3 on a formal relief programme, the Finance Ministry said on Friday.

Another storm, growing stronger, set to hit central Mozambique 22 January 2021, 4:23 PM

A powerful storm approaching Mozambique is expected to intensify into a tropical cyclone on Friday, the United Nations’ humanitarian agency OCHA said, bringing heavy winds and rains to a region devastated by Cyclone Idai nearly two years ago.

Access to oxygen is a critical need in Africa: Africa CDC 22 January 2021, 8:12 AM

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention's (Africa CDC) Director, Dr. John Nkengasong, says access to oxygen is a critical need on the continent.

Mali to buy 8.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine 22 January 2021, 3:27 AM

Mali plans to buy over 8.4 million doses of coronavirus vaccine and expects to start a vaccination campaign in April, the council of ministers said in a statement on Thursday.

Nigeria approves release of $16.9 mln to set up oxygen plants amid COVID-19 surge 21 January 2021, 11:38 PM

Nigeria's president has approved the release of 6.45 billion naira ($16.94 million) to set up oxygen production plants in 38 sites to help treat COVID-19 patients as authorities contend with a sharp rise in cases, the government said on Thursday.

UN envoy says Central African Republic needs more peacekeepers 21 January 2021, 9:38 PM

The United Nations must deploy many more peacekeepers to Central African Republic to support government troops depleted by mass desertions during a recent surge in rebel attacks, the UN envoy to CAR said on Thursday.

Kenya braces for return of devastating locust swarms 21 January 2021, 9:03 PM

Swarms of desert locusts have reappeared in East Africa to the dismay of farmers and villagers who witnessed them wreak havoc on their crops and pasture in previous years.

Africa’s COVID-19 case fatality rate surpasses global level 21 January 2021, 3:14 PM

Africa's coronavirus case fatality rate has risen alarmingly to 2.5%, higher than the global level of 2.2%, the head of the continent's disease control body said on Thursday.

Eswatini Kingdom extends its lockdown by four weeks 21 January 2021, 12:40 PM

The Kingdom of Eswatini has extended its revised COVID-19 lockdown restrictions by another four weeks.

Zimbabweans saddened after Foreign Affairs Minister succumbs to COVID-19 21 January 2021, 8:10 AM

ZANU-PF Spokesperson, Kennedy Mandaza says Zimbabweans are sad after the passing of Foreign Affairs Minister, Sibusiso Moyo.

Ivory Coast says delivery of its first doses of Pfizer vaccine delayed to mid-February 20 January 2021, 9:40 PM

Ivory Coast's government said it will receive a first batch of around 100 000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in mid-February.

Ethiopia hopes for much warmer relationship with Washington 20 January 2021, 5:43 PM

As Joe Biden takes over the presidency of the United States, Ethiopia says it is hoping for a much warmer relationship with Washington than it has had during the administration of Donald Trump.