General

HOLD for 6PM — Fears for Livelihoods Over Fishing Harbor Demolition in Ghana

ACCRA – Demolition of Accra’s iconic James Town fishing community began late last month, to construct a China-funded multi-million-dollar fishing harbor.  Local authorities pulled down over 300 temporary and permanent structures, including businesses, a school, and places of worship in the largely poor, densely populated area.  While many are excited about the prospect of development, […]

Medical/Health Care

Malawi COVID-19 Cases Rise as Citizens Return from South Africa

BLANTYRE – Malawi is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases as citizens return from South Africa, the country hit harder than any other in Africa. Hundreds of returnees are expected to arrive in Malawi this week, raising fears the figures will increase even more. Out of nearly 1,000 Malawian migrant workers who recently came home, […]

Governance

Recent Attack in Western Niger Sends More Then 1,000 Fleeing  

GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency reports more than 1,000 people have fled a site in western Niger following an attack by unidentified armed men on Sunday. The group — a mix of Malian refugees, displaced and local Niger nationals — has arrived in the town of Telemces, some 27 kilometers away. The attack, which […]

Medical/Health Care

Africans are concerned about ills of social media but oppose government restrictions

When it comes to fighting COVID-19 in Africa, the internet and social media have been a double-edged sword. Governments and public health officials have used Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media to reach large numbers of people, quickly and efficiently, with information on how to stay healthy and limit the virus’s spread. And digital […]

Press Releases

OKEx Expects 100% Increase in Staff in Two Years

MALTA, June 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In the aftermath of the COVID-19 epidemic, amidst global economic downturns and rising unemployment rates, the crypto industry has been gaining great tractions – the total number of confirmed transactions per day, according to Blockchain.com, has been steadily growing since the dramatic drop of BTC in March to […]