Business & Finance

Burundi seeks to revamp the Bujumbura port

BUJUMBURA— Burundi last week launched a modernization project to the port of Bujumbura in a bid to boost efficiency to its operations. The project will be financed and implemented by Japan and is estimated to cost about 31 million US dollars.“This proj…

Cape to Cairo: Africa’s skyline undergoes major face-lift worth billions

ECOWAS slaps Guinea junta with travel, financial assets sanctions

Human Rights

Liberian Newspaper Receives Court Summons Over Reporting

A judge in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, has ordered the arrest of a newspaper’s managers this week after FrontPage Africa allegedly failed to respond to a summons.The paper’s publisher and editor-in-chief, Rodney Sieh, told VOA that the summons was del…

Tanzania Court Dismisses Objections to Opposition Leader’s Trial

Kenyan Court Lifts Ban on Donkey Slaughter


Phone Blackout Imposed on Nigerian State Amid Crackdown on Kidnappers

Mobile telephone networks were shut down in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara, residents said on Monday, after authorities ordered a telecoms blackout to help armed forces tackle armed gangs of kidnappers terrorizing the area. Two residents …

South Africa’s Lions Prosper with Careful Watch and Fenceless Parks

Red Cross: 48,000 People Confirmed Missing Across Africa

Medical/Health Care

Covid-19: Africa jab shortfall could take world ‘back to square one’ – WHO

BRAZZAVILLE— Africa faces a 470 million shortfall in Covid-19 vaccine doses this year after the Covax alliance cut its projected shipments, raising the risk of new and deadly variants, the WHO said on Thursday. Only 17 percent of the continent’s popul…

Covid-19: Togolese rush to get vaccine as covid pass launches

Covid-19: Togolese rush to get vaccine as covid pass launches

World Sports

Lagos, Durban, Jo’burg to host the inaugural Africa Travel and Tourism Summit

JOHANNESBURG— Three cities – Johannesburg, Durban and Lagos – have been confirmed as host cities for the inaugural Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit, scheduled to take place from Sept 19 to 21.The Sandton Convention Centre, the Inkosi Albert Luthuli C…

Africa’s First Youth Games Bring Hopes for Continent’s First Olympics

Somalia-born Runners Shine at Tokyo Olympics


One million Nigerian children to miss school due to insecurity: UN

ABUJA— One million Nigerian children will likely stay away from school because of the threat of violence after a series of mass kidnappings and attacks targeting students this year, the UN said. More than 1,000 pupils have been snatched in mass abduc…

UNICEF: 1 Million Children in Nigeria Could Miss School

Cameroon Tries to Get Child Miners Back to School

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