Africa Featured World 

Woman to refund $80k for not marrying lover who paid her fees

For refusing to marry her lover who had sponsored her education, a woman has now been ordered to refund shillings 9.4 million (about $80,000). A court in Uganda gave the order for Fortunate Kyarikunda to refund the money when she backed out of marrying Richard Tumwine who had paid her school fees. Kyarikunda is also expected to pay legal costs… Read More
Africa Featured World 

Africa’s economic growth to outpace global forecast in 2023-2024

Africa is set to outperform the rest of the world in economic growth over the next two years, with real gross domestic product (GDP) averaging around 4% in 2023 and 2024. This is higher than projected global averages of 2.7% and 3.2%, the African Development Bank Group said in Africa’s Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook report for the region, released in… Read More
Africa Gambia Ghana West Africa World 

Gambia: Migrants massacre survivor to testify in a German court

Martin Kyere, a survivor of the unlawful killings of about 44 Ghanaians in The Gambia in 2005, is scheduled to testify before a German court this week against Bai Lowe, one of the alleged perpetrators of the killings. Lowe, who had left the Gambia to seek asylum in Germany was arrested in Hanover, Germany, in March 2021 under the international… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

New strain of gonorrhoea detected in Kenya’s Nairobi

Researchers from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) have detected a new strain of gonorrhoea. They say the new strain of the sexually transmitted disease is resistant to standard antibiotics and is circulating in the capital, Nairobi. The researchers say the new strain is popular especially among female sex workers in the city. Over 350 sex workers from one clinic… Read More
Africa Ivory Coast World 

Road accidents on the surge in African countries

Many African countries have started recording a surge in road carnages as families mourn the deaths of relatives. At least 16 people have been killed in an accident on Friday in the Ugandan capital of Kampala. The accident occurred when a passenger bus rammed into a stationary vehicle on Uganda’s highway that links the capital to the northern town of… Read More
Africa World 

African Travel & Tourism Sector’s Climate Footprint Revealed

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Saudi-based Sustainable Tourism Global Center have unveiled revolutionary new data detailing the climate footprint of the Travel & Tourism sector in Africa. According to the new data, between 2010 and 2019, the African Travel & Tourism sector decoupled its economic growth from its greenhouse gas emissions. The data shows the total… Read More
Africa Europe Featured World 

African CSOs concerned about ruling on beneficial ownership transparency

– – As European Union and African Union representatives meet on Monday 28 November 2022 to review progress following the EU-AU Summit in February, thirty-two African and European civil society organisations have raised concerns about threats to ground-breaking EU transparency measures which could impact the much that has been achieved to put in place measures to prevent and to combat… Read More
Africa Ghana Human Rights West Africa World 

Ghana: Chaining people with mental health conditions persists

– – Ghana’s government has taken inadequate steps to end the chaining and inhumane treatment of people with real or perceived mental health conditions – psychosocial disabilities – in faith-based and traditional healing centers despite a 2017 ban on such treatment, Human Rights Watch said today. A decade after the adoption of the 2012 Mental Health Act, which establishes a… Read More
Africa Business World 

What you need to know about the AfCFTA Guided Trade Initiative

– – The AfCFTA Guided Trade Initiative (GTI) is the latest development designed to boost trade in the Africa’s continent-wide free trade zone. The GTI was launched in October 2022 with the aim of testing meaningful, continuous trade under AfCFTA and to assist in the development of regional value chains that will allow for more climate-friendly, sustainable trade across the… Read More
Africa World 

Climate-related health crisis worsens in the greater horn of Africa

– – New analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) has found that the number of reported disease outbreaks and climate-related health emergencies in the greater Horn Africa have reached their highest-ever level this century, deepening a health crisis in a region where 47 million people are already facing acute hunger. Most parts of the region are battling the worst… Read More