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Kenya Lifts Ban on Passenger Flights From UAE

Kenya Lifts Ban on Passenger Flights From UAE

The government has lifted the ban imposed on all inbound and transit passenger flights from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) two weeks ago. According to the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Director-General Gilbert Kibe, the flight was lifted on Monday at midnight. “Kenya shall do a NOTAM lifting the suspension of flights to and from […]

Over 236,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent

Over 236,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent

As of January 24, 2022, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached   10,580,634 while over 205,275,858 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached   236,169 and  9,436,859 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases  3,581,359 and   94,117 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 1,098,413 […]

Cummings Vows 30 Percent Women Legislative Representation

Cummings Vows 30 Percent Women Legislative Representation

Opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) Stander Bearer says when he is elected president of Liberia in 2023, he will make sure there is at least 30% of women representation at the Legislature under his watch. Mr. Cummings who seeks the head of the opposition Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) presidential ticket, has stressed the need for […]

Continent Nears 8.5 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

Continent Nears 8.5 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

As of October 28, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  8,482,418 while over 114,086,034 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 217,588 and 7,837,454 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases 2,920,581 and 89,049 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (945,201), Tunisia (712,139), Ethiopia (363,712), Libya (355,490), […]

Covid-19 Condemns More Women To Unbearable Hardship

Covid-19 Condemns More Women To Unbearable Hardship

These are trying times for many Liberians particularly women who most times bear the economic burden of any form of crisis, and the COVID-19 crisis is no exception. The pandemic has caused a global economic crisis and Liberia, being one of the poorest in Sub-Sahara Africa, has not been spared its brunt. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

WHO Endorses ‘Historic’ Malaria Vaccine for At-Risk Children

WHO Endorses ‘Historic’ Malaria Vaccine for At-Risk Children

The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the world’s first malaria vaccine, in what the UN health agency’s chief described on Wednesday as “a historic day” for the decades-long battle against the deadly disease. The vaccine is geared towards children, in sub-Saharan Africa and other regions with moderate to high transmission. The […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Peace

LOUD WHISPERS: Peace

In July 2000, I spent one week in Monrovia, Liberia. It felt like three months. I was based in London at the time, working with AMwA, an international development organization for African women. We established an African Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI) in 1996 which I have written about a number of times here. The AWLI […]

Tanzania Appoints Woman Defence Minister

Tanzania Appoints Woman Defence Minister

PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has appointed Dr Stergomena Tax to be the Minister for Defence and National Service. She becomes the first woman to hold the title since the country’s independence. Dr Tax was nominated this week to become the Member of Parliament (MP) just a few days after she retired as Executive Secretary at […]

Algeria Suffers From Devastating Wildfires

Algeria Suffers From Devastating Wildfires

Dozens of forest fires have raged through forest areas across northern Algeria. So far at least 90 people have reportedly died as a consequence. Natural hazard expert, António Bento-Gonçalves, provides insights into wildfires in Algeria and what must be done to manage them better. How often do wildfire incidents take place in Algeria and which areas are […]

Continent Nears Six Million Covid-19 Recoveries

Continent Nears Six Million Covid-19 Recoveries

As of August 2, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 6,746,085 while over 46,413,600 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 171,029 and  5,900,014  people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases 2,456,184 and 72,191 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (629,717), Tunisia (595,532), Egypt (284,311), Ethiopia (280,565), […]

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