Technology

Dr Odirile Receives Ohio University Robert and Rene Glidden Visiting Professorship Award

Dr Lucky Wakantse Odirile, (The University of Botswana Careers and Counselling Director) will spend the 2021/2022 academic year at Ohio University as the Robert and Rene Glidden Visiting Professor. This is a world competitive recognition given to an outstanding scholar who has attained wide recognition based upon their outstanding achievement and contribution in their fields. […]

Governance

US Envoy Feltman to Visit Ethiopia Thursday, Meet With Officials

U.S. Horn of Africa envoy Jeffrey Feltman will visit Ethiopia Thursday for meetings with senior government officials to discuss peace talks, a senior State Department official said, in Washington’s latest push to bring an end to the conflict. The yearlong war between Ethiopia’s government and the leadership of the northern Tigray region, among Africa’s bloodiest […]

Governance

Mali’s Military Authorities Propose 5-Year Extension of Transition Period

In Mali, a coalition of political parties has rejected the military government’s plan for a five-year transition before elections. Mali has been under pressure from West African governments to hold elections since a May military coup d’etat, the second in less than a year. Mali’s military leaders recently released a new timetable for the transition […]

Medical/Health Care

Mozambique’s President and Wife Test Positive for COVID

Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi and his wife Isaura Nyusi have gone into isolation after testing positive for coronavirus. According to a presidential media statement, President Nyusi and his wife are not showing any symptoms but have gone into isolation as a precaution. Mozambique’s Minister of Health Armindo Tiago said on state Radio Mozambique late Monday […]

Medical/Health Care

Cameroon Says Africa Soccer Fever Pushing Thousands to Get COVID Jabs

Authorities in Cameroon say thousands of people have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine so they can attend the continent’s top soccer tournament, the Africa Football Cup of Nations, or AFCON, which begins January 9. Organizers are putting out the word that even if they have been vaccinated, fans will also need to present a negative test […]

Governance

South African Prosecutors Say Parliament Arson Suspect Had Explosives

Zandile Christmas Mafe, 49, was in court Tuesday to face several charges in connection with the South African Parliament fire, including arson, breaking and entering, and theft. South Africa’s national prosecutors say the suspect was caught by police with an explosive device and with stolen laptops, documents, and crockery. They allege Mafe, a South African […]