- Puzzled scientists seek reasons behind Africa's low fatality rates from pandemic
Africa's overburdened public health systems, dearth of testing facilities and overcrowded slums had experts predicting a disaster when COVID-19 hit the continent in February. ...
Yahoo. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 22:18:38 -0400.
- Congo's sapeurs pass their style on to a new generation
A new book highlights the "sapeurs" in the twin Congolese capitals of Brazzaville and Kinshasa.
BBC News. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 23:41:30 GMT.
- Leaked Trump 2016 campaign file shows plan to deter black voters
A leak of the 2016 Donald Trump campaign's voter file on 200 million Americans has revealed a 'deterrence' category that includes 3.5 million African American voters, a reports the UK's Channel 4.
Daily Mail. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 22:28:58 GMT.
- Bomb-laden donkey used in Boko Haram assassination attempt in Nigeria
Nigerian militants linked to Islamic State have used a bomb-laden donkey to attack a high-ranking government official, the latest in a series of violent attacks in the west African country.The latest attack happened on Sunday ...
New Zealand Herald. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:15:15 +1200.
- Coronavirus in Kenya: Pubs to reopen but schools stay shut
The president says pupil safety has to be guaranteed before Covid-19 school restrictions can lift.
BBC News. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 17:50:08 GMT.
- Can protesters achieve political change in Egypt?
Thousands have rallied demanding President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi step down.
Al Jazeera. Sun, 27 Sep 2020 20:51:42 +0000.
- Mali transitional government appoints new prime minister
Mali’s transitional president has appointed former minister of foreign affairs, Moctar Ouane, as the West African nation’s prime minister days after being sworn into office
Via Ap News Wire. The Independent. Sun, 27 Sep 2020 18:40:38 GMT.
- Oscar Pistorius documentary details Olympian's 'fall from grace' after murder conviction, director says
The South African sprinter is serving a 15-year prison sentence
Jessica Napoli. Fox News. Sat, 26 Sep 2020 13:04:50 GMT.
- Attorney, Family Say US Justice System Failed Breonna Taylor
They repeat their call for transcript of grand jury proceedings to shed more light on police shooting of African American woman in botched drug raid.
Voice of America. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:46:38 -0400.
- Magawa the Mine-Sniffing Rat Receives Award for Bravery in Cambodia
Magawa, a 5-year-old African giant pouched rat, was recognized with a prestigious honor for his work detecting mines and explosives in Cambodia.
Anna Schaverien. New York Times. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:52:24 +0000.
- 3-D Reconstruction Reveals the Face of an Ancient Egyptian Toddler
The digital likeness bears a striking similarity to a portrait attached to the front of the boy's mummy
Smithsonian. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000.
- Flights for two-day trip taken by Prince Charles cost £210k, figures show, as financial hole emerges
The travel costs for Harry and Meghan's high-profile tour of southern Africa came to £246,000 - and flights for a two-day visit to Oman taken by Prince of Wales cost £210,345.
Sky News. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 01:21:00 +0100.
- West African Countries May Lift Mali Sanctions After Interim President Sworn in Friday
West African leaders could lift sanctions against Mali after inauguration.
Voice of America. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 03:09:13 -0400.
- Commission presents new migration plan for EU
The European Union's executive launched a contentious plan on Wednesday for overhauling broken migration rules to resolve years of bitterness and provide a better welcome for refugees fleeing the Middle East and Africa.
Ekathimerini. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:08:11 GMT.
- Scientists identify new species of crystal-encrusted truffle, thanks to bonobos
Mushroom-munching bonobos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have introduced scientists to a new species of truffle.
Science Daily. Tue, 22 Sep 2020 13:57:31 EDT.
- Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: Chevron's Ecuador Win, Eni's Egypt Gas Find & More
The District Court of The Hague ruled in favor of U.S. energy major Chevron (CVX) in an environmental dispute with Ecuador, while Italy's Eni (E) made a new gas discovery offshore Egypt.
Nilanjan Choudhury. Zacks. Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:48:00 GMT.
- Russia provides coronavirus testing systems to nearly 40 countries - watchdog
Those countries included members of the Commonwealth of Independence States (CIS), Central and South American nations and African states, as well as some others, including Italy and Vietnam
Tass. Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:57:33 +0300.
- SIU doubling Africana Studies faculty in effort to prepare students for post-grad cross-cultural society
An Illinois university is doubling its Africana Studies faculty in an effort to prepare its students for a post-grad cross-cultural society.
Ap. ABC News. Sun, 20 Sep 2020 18:42:55 +0000.
- Government must do more to free Waled Youssef from Egyptian jail
Events at the start of the year now seem, to some, like long-lost memories. But for one Australian family, January 2020 will never be forgotten.
Jennifer Robinson. Sydney Morning Herald. Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:01:00 +1000.
- Chef wants to give African food a bigger stage
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Serigne Mbaye sees links to the food of his ancestral home of Senegal all around his adopted home of New Orleans, in the gumbo, the rice dishes, even the beignets. ...
Ian Mcnulty, The Times-picayune/the New Orleans Advocate. Washington Times. Sun, 20 Sep 2020 00:01:10 -0400.