Tag Archives: Africa

Coronavirus live news: Germany ‘a long way from where we want to be,’ says minister; 22,857 new cases in Russia

7.18am EST 07:18 The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said he was vaccinated against coronavirus at the weekend as he urged others to follow suit when invited to do so. Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) As a volunteer member of the @GSTTnhs chaplaincy team, I was given the first shot of the #Covid19Vaccine this weekend. Please […]

Report: Images show latest ‘attack’ on Ethiopia refugee camp

New satellite images of a refugee camp in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region show more than 400 structures have been badly damaged in what a research group believes is the latest intentional attack by fighters By CARA ANNA Associated Press January 17, 2021, 6:41 AM • 3 min read NAIROBI, Kenya — New satellite images of […]

Uganda’s Museveni wins re-election amid fraud allegations

Bobi Wine — a singer-turned-politician, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi — came a far second in the vote, according to the country’s election commission. Wine said his team was considering all peaceful, nonviolent and legal options to contest the results, as fears of post-election unrest surfaces, following deadly violence in the months leading up […]

Dozens killed, some decapitated, in suspected rebel attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo

An armed group shot civilians and decapitated others with machetes in Ambedi, a village in Irumu territory in Ituri province, said Christophe Munyanderu, regional coordinator for the NGO Convention pour le respect de droit de l’homme, or Convention for the Respect of Human Rights. A spokesman for the Armed Forces of the DRC in Ituri […]

Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine says his home is ‘under siege’

“My home has been surrounded by soldiers, they’ve jumped over the fence, they’ve taken over my compound, they’ve arrested my security guard,” he said in a phone conversation from his home on Friday. His phone was blocked and the internet shut down for some time as security forces burst into his home the day after […]

Coronavirus live news: UK ban on South America flights begins as global deaths near 2m

China’s economy grew last year at its slowest pace since transformative market reforms of the 1970s, according to an AFP poll of economists, but finished the year strongly on an accelerating coronavirus recovery. The average forecast of analysts from 13 financial institutions was a 2.0% expansion for the world’s second-largest economy, down sharply from 6.1% […]

Coronavirus live news: WHO team arrives in Wuhan; pharmacies in England begin vaccine rollout

Here is a selection of this morning’s UK national papers, with the coronavirus pandemic, as ever, dominating the headlines. Richard Preston (@richardpreston_) Tomorrow’s @Guardian: Worst day yet for #Covid deaths in Britain as toll passes 100,000 • Read our story, by @caelainnbarr; @NicolaKSDavis and @porcelinad: https://t.co/qxdLTXRNVh • Follow coverage of Trump’s #impeachment: https://t.co/VUp7jF99SV#TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/FurxSNInrO January […]

Sudanese military helicopter crashes near Ethiopian border

Officials say a Sudanese military helicopter loaded with weapons and ammunition has crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in an eastern province that borders Ethiopia By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press January 13, 2021, 9:01 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — A Sudanese military helicopter loaded […]

Africas Free Trade Area Opens for Business

Dignity factory workers producing garments for overseas clients, in Accra, Ghana. Credit: Africa Renewal, United Nations Opinion by Franck Kuwonu (united nations) Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Inter Press Service Franck Kuwonu, Africa Renewal UNITED NATIONS, Jan 13 (IPS) – African countries opened their markets on 1st January under the continental free trade agreement and duty-free […]

If he wins Uganda election, Museveni will work with his seventh US president. Here’s how the US has helped him stay in power

“I have regularly been beaten and pepper-sprayed on the campaign trail,” Wine, who escaped unhurt from the incident, told CNN in a phone conversation two days prior to the incident. Following the incident, the conference organizers, Vanguard Africa, a nonprofit promoting democracy in African countries, filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court against Museveni […]