DAKAR, SENEGAL, Feb 25: A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck nations in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and doctors say the shortage has led to unnecessary deaths.
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 18: Africa’s total reported death toll from COVID-19 was approaching 100,000 on Thursday, a fraction of those reported on other continents but rising fast as a second wave of infections overwhelms hospitals.
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 7: Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts say the true toll is likely several times higher, reflecting the gaping lack of testing for the continent’s 1.3 billion people.
KIGALI, March 15: Mauritania, Rwanda, Seychelles and Central African Republic confirmed their first coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing to 23 the number of African countries that have reported positive tests for the virus.
ENTEBBE, Jan 15: In a refinery just outside Uganda’s main airport, workers slip bars of freshly refined gold into clear plastic bags sealed with a sticker of the national flag - black, yellow and red - and the label “Ugandan’s Treasure.”
JOHANNESBURG, June 16: One of Africa’s largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger than Switzerland where thousands of the animals have been slaughtered in recent years.
LONDON, April 24: Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found.
LONDON, April 11: With stunning scenery of Africa and some talking wildlife, Disney dropped its first full length trailer for its realistic-looking remake of “The Lion King” on Wednesday, offering a glimpse of the highly anticipated film.
Russia is stepping up its political and military presence in Africa using a shadowy army of mercenaries which is alleged to have helped Moscow seize parts of Ukraine and turn the tide in the Syrian war.
CAPE TOWN, Aug 1: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the ruling African National Congress must initiate a parliamentary process to enshrine in the constitution a proposed amendment, paving way for land grabs without compensation.
WEST BANK, July 31: The Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who has become an icon for Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation, will be honored in South Africa with a special award from the grandson of Nelson Mandela, South African news outlets reported Monday a day after she was released from prison upon serving an 8-month sentence for standing up to Israeli soldiers during a raid at her home in Nabi Saleh Village in the West Bank.
WASHINGTON, Mar 14: The State Department had billed Secretary Rex Tillerson's first diplomatic trip to Africa as a mission to reaffirm U.S. collaboration with the continent on counterterrorism, development and good governance.
SOUTH AFRICA, Feb 16: Ramaphosa will remain president until next year's national elections, when he is expected to run as the ANC's candidate - and likely win. He has said he intends to regain the trust of South Africans whose faith in politics was shaken during Zuma's term.
North Korea, Feb 4: On the surface, there is nothing remarkable about this sleepy fishing port in Maputo. But hidden from view, wedged between the other boats and ships docked there, are the rusty Susan 1 and Susan 2. These are not ordinary fishing vessels, but sanctions-busting trawlers manned by crews from North Korea.
CAPE TOWN, Oct 04: Bowler Dane Paterson was handed a first call-up to South Africa’s one-day international team on Wednesday for the series against Bangladesh, two days after receiving his first selection for the test side. He is the only uncapped player among the 14 called up for the three ODIs in Kimberley on Oct. 15; Paarl on Oct. 18 and East London on Oct. 22.
Automobiles are not mere necessity as for many it is the symbol of style and status. The 12th edition of NADA Auto Show that began on August 29 at Bhrikutimandap Exhibition Hall, Kathmandu is still attracting automobile enthusiasts in hoards.
LONDON, July 27: England won the toss and chose to bat first in the third test against South Africa at London’s Oval, and gave debuts to three players as it seeks to fight back after a crushing defeat at Trent Bridge.
Yes, it’s not like packing for a five-day sightseeing and shopping spree treat for the family or couple. This is an option for Nepali vacationers seeking more from their holidays. As representatives at Jaya Travels put it, it is going to take more planning and, comparatively, more money as well. However, the thrill of nature and unique cultural exposure shall more than make up for it. So if you are ready, The Week brings to you all that you need to know for planning any type of vacation in the continent that has so much to offer.
BRISBANE, Australia, July 6: A development tour of South Africa has become the first casualty of the Australian players' pay dispute with Cricket Australia, and the Ashes series in November is also at risk.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb 25: Milestone innings from Quinton de Kock and A.B. de Villiers and superb bowling from Andile Phehlukwayo and Dwaine Pretorius lifted South Africa to a 159-run win over New Zealand in the third one-day cricket international on Saturday and a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The Development Committee of the Legislature-Parliament has directed the government to prepare a master plan on railways so as to connect Nepal with Europe and Africa through the Trans-Asian and Trans-Siberian rail networks.
SYDNEY, Sept 16: Batsman Shaun Marsh and all-rounder James Faulkner have been ruled out of Australia's one-day series in South Africa later this month with injuries, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.
Since 2000, China has emerged as Africa’s largest trading partner and a major source of investment finance as well. Large numbers of Chinese workers and entrepreneurs have moved to Africa in recent years, with estimates running as high as one million. China’s engagement with Africa has no doubt led to faster growth and poverty reduction on the continent. It is also relatively popular: In attitude surveys, 70 percent of African respondents have a positive view of China, higher than percentages in Asia, the Americas, or Europe.
KAKATA, (Liberia), June 28: First lady Michelle Obama visited a leadership camp for girls in Liberia to launch her latest Africa visit Monday, urging the teens in one of the world's poorest countries to keep fighting to stay in school.