Africa

Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 118,000 Across Continent

Cape Town — As of April 20, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,440,393 while over 9,263,298 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 118,197 and 3,953,994 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,567,513 – and 53,757 people died. Other most-affected countries…

Africa: When Will Women Have Equal Access to Land?

In Kenya, residents of a women-only village established in 1990 were finally granted ownership of their tract of land this month. In Tanzania, the government affirmed its commitment to promoting equality in access, ownership and use of land, noting that women’s economic development is pre-requisitely determined by how easily women can access land. These recent…

West Africa: African Futurism Through Sahel Sounds

Through DIY technology and a futuristic use of cellphones that is particular to Africa, the Sahel Sounds label has released roughly 60 albums in the past 10 years. Sahel Sounds is a portal into alternate realities. The small independent label has made music from the greater West African Sahel region accessible over the past decade,…

Southern Africa: Southern Africa Leaders Offer Military Support to Fight Insurgents in Troubled Mozambique

Gabarone — Botswana’s president says southern African leaders have offered military support to Mozambique’s troubled Cabo Delgado province to help stop a violent Islamist insurgency. However, it was not clear if the offer includes troops that would directly engage the insurgents or just military aid. In a televised address shortly after a summit of the…

Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 114,000 Across Continent

Cape Town — As of April 7, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  4,289,749  while over 7,488,208 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached  114,319  and  3,840,393  people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,552,853  – and  53,032  people died. Other most-affected countries are…