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As of May 28, and within the reporting period, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 2,380 with the most significant increase and expansion thus far. Over the past two weeks the pandemic has spread to three other Provinces bringing the number of affected regions to eight out of nine and confirming […]

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt in every one of MSF’s approximately 450 projects in more than 70 countries. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have had two main priorities: first, to keep existing essential medical services up and running for the hundreds of thousands of patients who rely on us; […]

Over 2,100 victims of severe flooding and mudslides in Burundi are receiving help from IOM, the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Weeks of torrential rain have hit Burundi affecting 45,000 people and sweeping away thousands of homes and businesses, leaving 18,000 people newly displaced. Three large displacement sites for victims have emerged around Burundi’s capital, […]

More than 127 million pre-primary, primary, and secondary school students in Eastern and Southern Africa – who are supposed to return to school this week – remain at home, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In response, UNICEF has announced advanced support to this unprecedented education crisis, while advocating for the safe re-opening of schools that […]

Today, Africa is seen as one of the most promising regions for hotel developers. Aside from small chains and independents, four global hotel groups dominate signings and openings on the continent. Over the last four rolling quarters, as of September 2019, Accor, Hilton, Marriott International and Radisson Hotel Group have opened 2,800 rooms and signed […]

In recognition of World Press Freedom Day, marked each year on May 3, the Committee to Protect Journalists today said 11,337 supporters from at least 105 countries, alongside 191 partner organizations, joined its global #FreeThePress campaign calling for the release of all jailed journalists. CPJ advanced the campaign in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which poses […]

The Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa has signed a US$20 million development loan to help finance Burkina Faso’s Agricultural Value Chain Support Project (PAPFA). Dr Alkhalifa signed the loan in Ouagadougou with Burkina Faso’s Minister of Economy, Finance and Development, Lassané Kabore. PAPFA aims to contribute […]

Global oil producers will convene today in Vienna, Austria for the 177th OPEC Meeting. Through the meeting, the producers are aiming to determine the management of oil production in 2020. The African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) urges African OPEC and non-OPEC members to commit to the Declaration of Cooperation and ensure compliance. This is of key […]

Burna Boy has been dominating Afro-fusion for some time now. In “African Giant,”   He undeniably ended any argument that he wasn’t, as he was able to drop something so undeniably smooth, organic and sly, you won’t believe it’s not butter. You know what makes Burna Boy so special? When he makes music, it feels […]

Following an unprecedented fourth edition of the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit hosted in Durban, South Africa, on March 8, International Women’s Day, FORBES WOMAN AFRICA will be rolling out a regional version of this hugely-popular annual gathering, for the first time; FORBES WOMAN AFRICA is excited to announce the inaugural FORBES WOMAN AFRICA […]


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