AFRICA

FOLLOW US:

Local journalists help flatten COVID-19 curve in Africa’s refugee camps

“Refugees both in Kakuma and Kalobeyei are panicking due to news of the pandemic… health facilities are poor & few doctors,” KANERE (short for...

Coronavirus in Kenya: Local fashion designer hands out masks to protect...

Last week, David Ochieng barely slept. The Kenyan fashion designer has been working day and night in his studio, crafting hundreds of face masks...

The birth of a desert locust swarm

Did you know that Desert Locust breed in moist sandy soil and in low temperatures and their eggs usually hatch in about four weeks. Scientists...

Locust swarm begins to take an economic toll

For farmers in Kenya’s upper eastern region, the rain that fell during November and December was a blessing. The rain allowed the farmers to begin...

Taking the risk out of accessing sexual health information online  

There are multiple online platforms when it comes to Sexual Reproductive Health-SRH information. Sexual reproductive health advocates say, the amount of misinformation on sexual health...

Young Ugandans create app to fight sexual and gender-based violence

Sexual and gender-based violence remains a critical issue in Uganda. According to a UNHCR protection 2019 report, physical assault (32%) and rape (25%) are...

China’s Hunan province brings cultural offerings to Kenya in Nairobi showcase

The landlocked south-central Chinese province of Hunan may be half a world away from Nairobi but on Thursday evening, a variety show organized by...

Speech interpretation can provide adventure, challenges and a good life

Imagine a job that involves frequent travel around the world, occasionally sharing the same room with some of the world's most influential people, a job...

Fighting deforestation using seedballs

Kenya’s forest cover is below 10% but efforts are being steered to reach that mark. But by the pace at which conventional tree planting...

Hung out to dry: Botswana’s cattle sector grapples with drought

Like many in Botswana, cattle rearing for Boyce Sebonego, is a family affair.  “My dad, my mother - they loved farming, they loved anything to...
CGTN Africa