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.
AMSP commences COVID-19 vaccine pre-orders for AU member states 20 January 2021, 10:39 AM

The Africa Medical Supplies Platform, on behalf of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, on Tuesday, commenced the COVID-19 vaccines pre-order programme for all African Union Member States.

Tunisian protesters revive ‘Arab Spring’ chant, riots continue 20 January 2021, 5:24 AM

Violent clashes erupted for a fifth night on Tuesday between police and protesters in several Tunisian cities, including the capital Tunis and Sidi Bouzid,the cradle of the Arab Spring uprisings, as anger and frustration mount over economic hardship.

Nigeria to seek COVID-19 vaccines less dependent on cooling facilities: Official 19 January 2021, 7:19 PM

Nigeria will seek to procure vaccines that are less dependent on cooling facilities, the head of the country’s primary healthcare agency said on Tuesday, adding that talks were in progress with Russia and India to procure such vaccines.

Young Tunisians clash with police days after revolution anniversary 19 January 2021, 11:25 AM

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in the capital as security forces used tear gas and water cannons to try to quell the unrest.

IMF says working intensively with Sudan to move toward debt relief 19 January 2021, 3:22 AM

The International Monetary Fund is working "very intensively" with Sudan to build the preconditions for broad debt relief, and will assess progress on a staff-monitored program in March, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Monday.

Morocco reports its first case of UK coronavirus variant, bans more flights 19 January 2021, 3:07 AM

Morocco's Health Ministry confirmed on Monday its first imported case of the more contagious variant of the novel coronavirus first discovered in the UK.

Ugandan opposition says troops raided offices amid election challenge 18 January 2021, 7:16 PM

 The leader of Uganda’s main opposition party, Bobi Wine, said troops raided its headquarters on Monday as staff tried to prepare a legal challenge to President Yoweri Museveni’s declared victory in an election last week.

Africa COVID-19 cases top 3 million, first wave peak surpassed: WHO 18 January 2021, 11:00 AM

As COVID-19 cumulative cases in Africa top 3 million and daily case numbers exceed the first wave peak, the continent is now confronted with emerging variants of the virus.

Ghana president warns of health system overload as COVID cases soar 18 January 2021, 4:43 AM

Ghana’s COVID-19 infection rates are skyrocketing and include new strains of the virus not before seen in the country, filling treatment centres and threatening to overwhelm the health system, President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Sunday.

Libya talks make progress towards new temporary government, U.N. says 18 January 2021, 1:47 AM

A Libyan political dialogue arranged by the United Nations has made progress towards agreeing a new transitional government to oversee the run-up to elections in December, the U.N. said on Saturday.

Four police officers killed, one missing, after bandit attack in northwest Nigeria 17 January 2021, 9:46 PM

Four police officers were killed and one was missing after armed bandits attacked their convoy in northwest Nigeria on Friday, the Nigerian police said.

Riots break out in several Tunisian cities for second night 17 January 2021, 9:13 PM

Riots and violent clashes between Tunisian police and protesters broke out on Sunday in the capital Tunis and several other cities for the second consecutive day, as the country faces an unprecedented economic crisis.

Ugandan opposition party says it will challenge presidential election result 17 January 2021, 4:39 PM

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine's party said on Sunday that it was preparing to challenge President Yoweri Museveni's election victory and condemned what it called the house arrest of Wine and his wife.

At least 48 dead in militia attack on El Geneina, West Darfur: SUNA 17 January 2021, 2:32 PM

At least 48 people died and 97 people were injured in a militia attack on the West Darfur city of El Geneina on Saturday, Sudan's state news agency SUNA said, citing a local doctors union.

Uganda’s Museveni says election was ”most cheating-free” since 1962 17 January 2021, 4:26 AM

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has scored a decisive election victory to win a sixth term, the country's election commission said on Saturday, but his main rival Bobi Wine denounced the results as fraudulent and urged citizens to reject them. 

Residents flee militant insurgent attack on town in northeast Nigeria 16 January 2021, 7:43 PM

Government troops and several hundred residents have been forced to flee after insurgents overran a town in northeast Nigeria in an attack claimed by Islamic State, security sources said on Saturday.

Ethiopia denies its military aircraft crossed border into Sudan 16 January 2021, 5:04 PM

Ethiopia has denied a Sudanese allegation that an Ethiopian military aircraft crossed the border into Sudan.

Uganda’s Museveni declared winner of presidential poll, rival alleges fraud 16 January 2021, 3:00 PM

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni won a decisive re-election victory on Saturday, elections officials said, but his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud

Uganda’s Museveni holds commanding election lead, rival alleges fraud 16 January 2021, 11:53 AM

Uganda's long time leader Yoweri Museveni held a commanding lead in the presidential election according to partial results on Saturday morning, with final results expected later in the day, although his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud.

Canada based NGO helps with PPEs in SADC region 16 January 2021, 8:06 AM

Most countries in the Southern African Development Community continue to face an acute shortage of essential supplies, including personal protective equipment in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uganda’s Museveni takes commanding election lead as rival alleges fraud 16 January 2021, 12:09 AM

Long-time leader Yoweri Museveni had a commanding lead in Uganda’s presidential election according to preliminary results on Friday though his main rival Bobi Wine said there had been widespread fraud.

Trump receives Morocco’s highest award for Middle East work: Official 15 January 2021, 9:35 PM

US President Donald Trump on Friday received Morocco’s highest award for his work in advancing a normalization deal between Israel and Morocco, a senior administration official told Reuters.

Uganda’s Museveni takes early election lead as rival alleges fraud 15 January 2021, 4:00 PM

Long-time leader Yoweri Museveni took an early lead in Uganda’s presidential election according to preliminary results on Friday, though his main rival said there had been widespread fraud and his supporters had the right to protest.

Nearly 60 000 have fled Central African Republic violence: UN Refugee Agency 15 January 2021, 2:47 PM

The number of people fleeing violence in the Central African Republic has doubled in just a week to nearly 60 000, the UN Refugee Agency said on Friday, as post-electoral violence intensifies.

The goal is to vaccinate 60% of Africans by 2022: Africa CDC 15 January 2021, 7:30 AM

The Head of the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr John Nkengasong says the goal is to vaccinate 60% of Africans on the continent by the end of 2022.

Gambia records first two cases of British COVID-19 variant 14 January 2021, 7:41 PM

Gambia has recorded its first two cases of the highly infectious coronavirus variant first found in Britain, its health minister said on Thursday.

Ugandans choose between long-time leader and popstar politician 14 January 2021, 4:16 PM

Ugandans wearing face masks to brave the pandemic voted on Thursday as police and soldiers patrolled the streets of the capital during a presidential election pitting long-time leader Yoweri Museveni against popular singer Bobi Wine.

Africa CDC secures first tranche of COVID-19 vaccines 14 January 2021, 6:14 AM

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and prevention (Africa CDC) secures first tranche of COVID-19 vaccines.

Three UN peacekeepers killed, six wounded in Mali attack 14 January 2021, 2:30 AM

Three United Nations peacekeepers were killed and six wounded in central Mali on Wednesday after a convoy struck an explosive device and came under fire, the UN said in a statement.

Africa Union secures 270 million COVID-19 vaccine doses – Ramaphosa 13 January 2021, 11:06 PM

The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team has secured a provisional 270 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for African countries, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday.