Africa

Africa: Over 160,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent

As of July 22 confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 6,332,714 while over 40,948,411 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 160,715 and 5,541,377 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases 2,327,472 and 68,192 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (566,356), Tunisia (555,997), Egypt (283,862), Ethiopia (277,959), Libya (227,433)…

South Africa: Govt Must Investigate Deaths of More Than 200 People During Riots

Authorities failed to deal with lethal unrest triggered by former president Jacob Zuma’s imprisonment Communities forced to protect themselves, with residents putting up barricades and patrolling their own neighbourhoods ‘Contradictions by different ministers show a government in chaos’ – Shenilla Mohamed The week-long looting spree and violent destruction of private property which resulted in the…

East Africa: Djibouti, Ethiopia to Launch Second Power Link

Djibouti and Ethiopia have secured finance to build a second electricity transmission line after the two neighbours enjoyed the returns from the first project that linked their power grids. The first project has enabled Djibouti to import Ethiopia’s hydropower-processed, renewable and cheap electricity. After, the two countries agreed to further develop the project, the African…

Africa: Inequality Has Caught Up With South Africa

While it is important to acknowledge the politically motivated triggers of the destruction we have witnessed, there should simultaneously be a vigorous and careful consideration of why masses of ordinary people, without hesitation or concern for the consequences, heeded a call to loot and destroy at a scale never before witnessed in South Africa. The…