Africa

Bushiri And His Wife Have Handed Themselves Over To The Police In Malawi.

Fugitives Shephard Bushiri and Mary Bushiri have handed themselves over to the police in Malawi. The two left South Africa under mysterious conditions violating their bail conditions last week.

By Phumzile Mavimbela 6 days ago

As the malaria season begins in Southern Africa, COVID-19 complicates the picture

Two of the nine global public health awareness days are associated with malaria: World Malaria Day, observed on 25 April, and World Mosquito Day, which commemorates the discovery by Sir Ronald Ross on 20 August 1897 that Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria parasites to humans. Both World Malaria Day and World Mosquito Day are part...

By Jaishree Raman & Shüné Oliver 13 days ago

Restrictions in trade to contain COVID-19 have been devastating for Africa’s urban poor

Trade routes have been significantly disrupted this year in efforts to contain COVID-19. The effects of this are already showing: global growth is set to contract by 4.9% and growth in sub-Saharan Africa will contract by 3.2%. This will get worse if continued restrictions further impede trade. The World Trade Organisation has war...

By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge H 15 days ago

Ghana’s politics has strong ties with performing arts. This is how it started

Towards the end of the Kwame Nkrumah era in 1966, a number of highlife artists wrote songs critical of him as Ghana’s president. But during the period leading up to independence in 1957 and the early years of independence, most Ghanaian popular artists and entertainers wholeheartedly backed Nkrumah and his Convention People’s Party. ...

By Edmund John Collins 18 days ago

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