Guinean security forces have killed at least eight people, including three children,  during demonstrations in Guinea’s capital, Conakry. Since presidential elections on October 18, 2020, scores of others have been injured. The official preliminary results showed the incumbent, Alpha Condé, with the most votes, while the opposition candidate, Cellou Dalein Diallo, announced that he had won. Nationwide internet disruptions have made it difficult for Guinean and international journalists and human rights activists...

Technology

U.S. smashes daily COVID-19 record with more than 83,000 new cases

The United States reported 83,010 new coronavirus cases on Friday, according to The COVID Tracking Project, the highest number of infections in a single day since the pandemic began.The new number of cases broke the old record of 76,842 infections reported on...

TOP STORIES

Trump says Sudan and Israel have agreed to normalize relations

President Donald Trump on Friday announced that Sudan and Israel have agreed to normalize relations."President @realDonaldTrump has announced that Sudan and Israel have agreed to the normalization of relations— another major step toward building peace in...

Buhari justifies mass killings of Nigerian protesters by security forces under his orders, calls them ‘miscreants and criminals’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday justified the mass killings this week of Nigerian protesters by security forces under his orders, saying the protests were hijacked by thugs.His office sent out a statement to reporters documenting what the...

COVID-19 kills more than 2100 Americans within 48 hours as U.S. records second-highest single-day rise in infections since pandemic began

COVID-19 has killed more than 2100 Americans in the past 48 hours alone, even as the number of new cases reported on Thursday in the United States was the second-highest on record since the pandemic began.The...

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What the Joseph Robinette Biden presidency would mean for Africa – Perspectives by Simon Ateba

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., the 47th vice president of the United States in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017, is running for president. Election Day is November 3, 2020, but already, about 50 million Americans have cast their votes.If elected, Joe Biden would become the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021, replacing the 45th President Donald...

GLOBAL

Lebanon bungles domestic blast investigation

A domestic investigation into the devastating explosion at Beirut’s port on August 4, 2020 has failed to yield any credible results more than two months later, Human Rights...

Joe Biden wins last presidential debate against Donald Trump

Joe Biden was surprisingly aggressive, it was perhaps the best debate he has had in 2020.Republicans had argued that if he was allowed to speak more, he would stumble on words. However, he was allowed to...

Nigerian President blames protesters for violence unleashed by security forces

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday blamed protesters for the violence unleashed by security forces that left many dead, even as outrage and condemnation came from around the world, including from Delaware, where Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned the use...

New COVID-19 rapid tests a game changer for Africa

The roll-out of new, World Health Organization (WHO) approved antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests for the novel coronavirus in Africa will significantly boost testing capacity and marks a game changer in the continent’s fight against COVID-19.  Many African countries...

Technology

54.2 million Americans have already voted representing 39.4% of total votes counted in 2016

At least 54.2 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project website, putting the 2020 elections on track to shatter records.

U.S. smashes daily COVID-19 record with more than 83,000 new cases

The United States reported 83,010 new coronavirus cases on Friday, according to The COVID Tracking Project, the highest number of infections in a single day since the pandemic began.The new number of cases broke the old record of 76,842 infections reported on...

TOP STORIES

Guinean security forces kill 8 people, including 3 children, during election protests in Conakry

Guinean security forces have killed at least eight people, including three children,  during demonstrations in Guinea’s capital, Conakry. Since presidential elections on October 18, 2020, scores of others have been injured. The official preliminary results showed the incumbent, Alpha Condé, with the most...

What the Joseph Robinette Biden presidency would mean for Africa – Perspectives by Simon Ateba

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., the 47th vice president of the United States in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017, is running for president. Election Day is November 3, 2020, but already, about 50 million Americans have cast their votes.

Trump says Sudan and Israel have agreed to normalize relations

President Donald Trump on Friday announced that Sudan and Israel have agreed to normalize relations."President @realDonaldTrump has announced that Sudan and Israel have agreed to the normalization of relations— another major step toward building peace in...

Buhari justifies mass killings of Nigerian protesters by security forces under his orders, calls them ‘miscreants and criminals’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday justified the mass killings this week of Nigerian protesters by security forces under his orders, saying the protests were hijacked by thugs.His office sent out a statement to reporters documenting what the...

COVID-19 kills more than 2100 Americans within 48 hours as U.S. records second-highest single-day rise in infections since pandemic began

COVID-19 has killed more than 2100 Americans in the past 48 hours alone, even as the number of new cases reported on Thursday in the United States was the second-highest on record since the pandemic began.The...

Latest News

U.S. smashes daily COVID-19 record with more than 83,000 new cases

The United States reported 83,010 new coronavirus cases on Friday, according to The COVID Tracking Project, the highest number of infections in a single day since the pandemic began.The new number of cases broke the old record of 76,842 infections reported on July 17, according to The COVID Tracking Project, which gathers data from state and local reporting agencies.

GLOBAL

Pompeo: U.S. remains the envy of the entire world

The United States' way of life remains "the envy for the entire the world", Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said at the Three Seas Virtual Summit...

Rights group blasts President Andry Rajoelina of Madagascar for breaking promise to decongest prisons

A rights group on Thursday blasted President Andry Rajoelina of Madagascar for breaking his promise to decongest overcrowded prisons.Amnesty International said one year after President Rajoelina pledged to decongest prisons, detainees in Madagascar are still suffering in...

Joe Biden wins last presidential debate against Donald Trump

Joe Biden was surprisingly aggressive, it was perhaps the best debate he has had in 2020.Republicans had argued that if he was allowed to speak more, he would stumble on words. However, he was allowed to...

Nigerian President blames protesters for violence unleashed by security forces

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday blamed protesters for the violence unleashed by security forces that left many dead, even as outrage and condemnation came from around the world, including from Delaware, where Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned the use...

New COVID-19 rapid tests a game changer for Africa

The roll-out of new, World Health Organization (WHO) approved antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests for the novel coronavirus in Africa will significantly boost testing capacity and marks a game changer in the continent’s fight against COVID-19.  Many African countries...

U.S. House of Representatives writes Nigerian President, condemns killing of peaceful protesters

The United States House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa on Wednesday sent a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari condemning the killing of peaceful protesters by security forces this week.Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of...

U.S. FDA approves Gilead’s Remdesivir to treat COVID-19, even though WHO’s study found drug not effective

The United States Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Gilead Sciences Inc.'s antiviral therapy remdesivir to treat COVID-19, even though a new and larger study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) last week concluded that the drug is not...

Joe Biden stands with peaceful protesters in Nigeria, urges U.S. to do same

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday said the United States "must stand with" peaceful protesters in Nigeria who are demanding police reforms and good governance.Biden was reacting to reports security forces in Nigeria opened fire...
A rights group on Thursday blasted President Andry Rajoelina of Madagascar for breaking his promise to decongest overcrowded prisons.Amnesty International said one year after President Rajoelina pledged to decongest prisons, detainees in Madagascar are still suffering in overcrowded prisons at nearly three times their capacity.Thousands of people are languishing in Malagasy prisons without having been convicted of...

Sub-Saharan Africa’s difficult road to recovery

By Abebe Aemro SelassieThe COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented health and economic crisis for sub-Saharan Africa. Within months, the...

Sub-Saharan Africa faces difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, IMF says in latest economic outlook

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its...

IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved an additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

Half of women in the world are jobless, UN says in shocking new report

Less than 50% of working-age women are in the labour market, a figure that has barely changed over the last quarter...

South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

South Africa has launched a $6 billion (R100 billion) COVID-19 employment stimulus to be implemented over the next three years.

Principality of Andorra becomes IMF’s 190th Member

The Principality of Andorra joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday, becoming the Fund's 190th member.Ambassador...

Technology

54.2 million Americans have already voted representing 39.4% of total votes counted in 2016

At least 54.2 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project website, putting the 2020 elections on track to shatter records.

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BUSINESS

Africa and US development financiers talk post COVID-19 pandemic

The continent’s largest development finance institutions have emphasized that a sustained and collaborative approach among development partners to scale up project development activities, will boost...

Half of women in the world are jobless, UN says in shocking new report

Less than 50% of working-age women are in the labour market, a figure that has barely changed over the last quarter...

U.S. Justice Department sues Google for holding an illegal monopoly over search

The United States Department of Justice on Tuesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet INC.'s Google for abusing its monopoly in...

MTN named most valuable African brand worth $3.3 billion

MTN Group has been named the most valuable African brand with a value of $3.3 billion.Brand value...

Renewables are Africa’s path for a green recovery

“Now is be the best time to move towards green economy. It is time to shift towards a more sustainable and...

Trump admin announces new reforms aimed at making it more difficult for skilled foreign workers to acquire H-1B visas

The United States Departments of Labor and Homeland Security on Tuesday announced additional immigration reforms that would make it more difficult...

NIGERIA

Buhari justifies mass killings of Nigerian protesters by security forces under his orders, calls them ‘miscreants and criminals’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday justified the mass killings this week of Nigerian protesters by security forces under his orders, saying...

Nigerian President blames protesters for violence unleashed by security forces

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday blamed protesters for the violence unleashed by security forces that left many dead, even as...

Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos: We mourn the lives we have sadly lost across the state

Dear Lagos,We mourn the lives we have sadly lost across the state. To the families that we...

Nigerians in USA to hold ‘mother of all protests’ against police brutality and bad governance in their home country

Nigerians in the United States would hold the 'mother of all protests' on Saturday against police brutality and bad governance in...

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa’s government pledges to end corruption

Deputy President David Mabuza will on Thursday, October 22, 2020, respond to oral questions in the National Assembly, where he will...

South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

South Africa has launched a $6 billion (R100 billion) COVID-19 employment stimulus to be implemented over the next three years.

Official funeral declared for fearless South African human rights and anti apartheid lawyer Ambassador Devikarani Priscilla Sewpal Jana

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday declared the funeral of the late South African Human Rights Commission Deputy Chairperson, Ambassador Devikarani Priscilla...

Ramaphosa calls on South Africans to rise against crime and racism after white farmer’s murder by blacks triggers protests

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday called on all South Africans to rise against crime and racism, a week after Brendin Horner,...

ETHIOPIA

U.S. Congressmember Karen Bass introduces resolution calling for respect for human rights in Ethiopia

U.S. Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, on Friday, introduced a resolution calling for...

“This is worse than COVID-19”, Ethiopian migrants describe “hell” in Saudi prisons

An investigation by Amnesty International has exposed horrifying new details about the treatment of Ethiopian migrants detained in Saudi Arabia. Since...

South Africa seeks to generate 11,800 megawatts of additional electricity from renewable sources to add to 30,000 megawatts available

South Africa is seeking to generate 11,800 megawatts of additional electricity from renewable sources to add to the 30,000 megawatts of...

Ethiopia charges prominent opposition figure Jawar Mohammed with terrorism

As human rights organizations continue to warn that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is turning Ethiopia into a dictatorship, his administration on...

CAMEROON

IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved an additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

Rights group urges AU to denounce crackdown on Cameroon’s opposition

Human Rights Watch on Monday urged the African Union (AU), the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), the Economic...

Amnesty International USA urges Trump not to deport thousands of African migrants from Cameroon

Amnesty International USA on Friday urged the Trump administration to refrain from deporting African migrants from Cameroon....

Cameroon opposition figure Maurice Kamto placed under ‘house arrest’

Cameroon opposition figure Maurice Kamto has been placed under what seems like a house arrest at his residence in the capital...

KENYA

Cybercriminals target South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria with millions of attacks in 2020, and the year is not over

South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria have already seen millions of cyberattacks in 2020 with three months to the end of the...

Condemnation, outrage over arrest of Amnesty International Kenya’s chairperson Renee Ngamau

Amnesty International said on Tuesday that its Kenya Chairperson Renee Ngamau was arrested on Monday night for rallying her neighbors to...

The world celebrated changes in Ethiopia under Abiy Ahmed a little bit early, released Kenyan journalist tells Voice of America

A Kenyan journalist who was arrested and detained in Ethiopia for two months before he was released after he contracted the...

Coronavirus has killed nearly 27,000 people in Africa

Coronavirus has killed nearly 27,000 people in Africa so far, according to the latest data from the Ethiopia-based Africa Center for...

Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma freed in Ethiopia but dozens of opposition leaders and journalists still locked up

Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma has been released from detention in Ethiopia but dozens of prominent opposition leaders and journalists remain locked...

Mau forest evictees’ plight intensifies as Kenyan authorities fail to provide vital assistance

Police violence and property destruction during evictions in Kenya’s Rift Valley and a lack of support afterward has caused deaths and desperation...

GHANA

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo elected as new chairman of ECOWAS, a regional body of 15 countries in West Africa

The President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States...

Ghana to reopen international air borders from September 1

Ghana will reopen its international air borders on September 1, six months after closing them in March to curb the spread...

Africa’s economic transformation will not come from aid but trade says Ghanaian president

At a ceremony on Monday to commission the permanent secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Ghana’s President Nana...

11 human rights groups call for justice for 44 Ghanaians, 9 Nigerians, 2 Togolese, 1 Gambian and 1 Ivorian massacred in Gambia and Senegal...

The families of more than 50 Ghanaian and other West African migrants killed in Gambia and Senegal 15 years ago have yet to learn the full truth...

UNITED STATES

Police in U.S. failing to protect protesters from violence, as volatile elections near

Law enforcement agencies across the United States are failing to facilitate people’s fundamental right to freedom of peaceful assembly, and to...

54.2 million Americans have already voted representing 39.4% of total votes counted in 2016

At least 54.2 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project website, putting the 2020...

What the Joseph Robinette Biden presidency would mean for Africa – Perspectives by Simon Ateba

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., the 47th vice president of the United States in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017, is...

Trump says Sudan and Israel have agreed to normalize relations

President Donald Trump on Friday announced that Sudan and Israel have agreed to normalize relations."President @realDonaldTrump...

CHINA

Trump admin designates more Chinese media outlets as ‘foreign missions’

The Trump administration on Wednesday designated more Chinese media outlets as foreign missions.In a statement, the...

U.S. imposes sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong persons for ‘supporting Iran’

The United States on Monday announced that it had imposed sanctions on some Chinese and Hong Kong Persons for "Activities Related...

U.S. says China’s militarization of South China sea unacceptable and dangerous

The United States said on Sunday that China's militarization of the South China sea was unacceptable."We...

12 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists held incommunicado and denied basic rights by China

At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, including one child, who have been held incommunicado in Shenzhen’s Yantian Detention Center since August 23,...

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