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146 million Africans die yearly from tobacco-related diseases: WHO

The World Health Organisation has revealed that no fewer than 146 million Africans die annually from tobacco-related diseases. Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director...

Kenya joins global emissions project, plans carbon trade

Kenya Electricity Generating Co, Africa’s largest geothermal producer, joined a United Nations-backed emissions-reduction program as it looks to begin a domestic carbon market. KenGen, as...

‘All provinces are in trouble,’ South Africa health department tells parliament

South Africa's health department on Thursday expressed concern that  “all the provinces are in trouble” as daily COVID-19 infections and deaths continue to soar...

Pro-Haftar militias launch anti-terror operation in southern Libya

Militias loyal to Khalifa Haftar on Friday morning announced the launch of a military operation against terrorists in southern Libya. Anadolu Agency reported that the militias released...

Chinese firm launches $110 million expansion project of Ethiopian dry port

Chinese construction firm, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), on Thursday launched the construction of a $110 million Modjo dry port expansion project in...

U.S. Supreme Court backs chocolate companies in child slave labor lawsuit

The Supreme Court sided with food giants Nestle and Cargill on Thursday and threw out a lawsuit that claimed they knowingly bought cocoa beans...

UK records more than 11,000 daily coronavirus infections for first time...

The UK’s latest surge in Covid-19 infections gathered pace on Thursday, with new cases increasing above 10,000 for the first time in nearly four...

Botswana begins 7-day mourning for first president, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda

Botswanan President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Thursday declared a seven-day mourning period in the country in honor of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's first President. All flags...

China-built tallest skyscraper in Africa topped out in Egypt’s new capital

With a commanding view of the modern buildings sprouting up in the central business district (CBD) of Egypt's new administrative capital, guests from China...

UN projects 2.8 million to face acute food insecurity, hunger in...

At least 2.8 million people are projected to face high levels of acute food insecurity and hunger in Somalia, the United Nations humanitarian agency...
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