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.”

Nepal Africa film festival kicks off

November 2, 2019 16:37 pm

Three-day-long ‘Nepal Africa Film Festival’ kicked off at National Cultural Corporation on Saturday.

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.

June 7, 2019 - The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is expected to be one of the world’s largest single markets, potentially boosting economic growth across a continent of 55 nations.

African malaria threat

May 20, 2019 00:30 am

Malaria imported from African continent has been increasing steadily in the last few years, and is posing unnoticed public health threat to Nepal

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.

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 11: The death toll from the cyclone that ripped into southern Africa last month is now above 1,000, while the number of cholera cases among survivors has risen above 4,000.

BEIJING, Feb 9: China has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever that is treating the country’s vital pork industry.

Selling good news stories

January 15, 2019 00:30 am

International coverage of Africa can feel patronizing, either from a lack of local knowledge or because of sheer laziness

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.

RABAT. July 21:  African football will conduct a soul-searching session at a two-day symposium in Morocco after all five of the continent’s sides failed to get over the first hurdle at the World Cup.

JOHANNESBURG, July 9: Duduzane Zuma, the son of scandal-plagued former South African president Jacob Zuma, has been charged with corruption, his lawyer said on Monday.

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.

Fixing South Africa

January 28, 2018 00:30 am

The larger challenge facing Ramaphosa comes from the state itself. He must tackle the structural decay fostered under Zuma.

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.

Nepal Africa Film Festival in offing

September 6, 2017 09:09 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: The sixth edition of Nepal Africa Film Festival-2017 is all set to begin from September 18 at Russian Center of Science and Culture, Kamalpokhari.

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.

CAPE TOWN, August 30: England bowling coach Ottis Gibson has been announced as the new head coach of South Africa, officials said on Wednesday.

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.

Off to Africa

July 21, 2017 10:28 am

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.

NOTTINGHAM, July 16: South Africa pushed its lead over England to 290 in the second test on Sunday despite losing two wickets in two overs just before lunch.

NOTTINGHAM, England, July 14: Returning South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to bat first in the second test against England on Friday.

NOTTINGHAM, July 14: Returning South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to bat first in the second test against England on Friday.

LONDON, July 7: England needed a captain's innings from Joe Root and he delivered on his first day in the job.

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.

JOHANNESBURG, April 21:  Emergency responders say least 20 children have been killed when their minibus collided with a truck northeast of South Africa's capital.

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, Feb 2: Nepal recorded the first winning in the 2nd Blind Cricket T20 World Cup ongoing in New Delhi, India, by defeating South Africa by 6 wickets in the match played Thursday.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa,  Jan 2:  Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl first in the second cricket test against South Africa at Newlands on Monday.

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.

Nepal Africa Film Festival-2016 kicks off

September 7, 2016 16:17 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The fifth edition of 'Nepal Africa Film Festival – 2016' kicked off today at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) at Kamalpokhari of the capital city.

Infographics: China and Africa

August 25, 2016 00:05 am

China’s President Xi Jinping’s recent pledge of US$60 billion in financial support over the next three years illustrates the depth of the partnership between China and Africa.

Infographics: China in Africa

July 13, 2016 00:05 am

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.

JOHANNESBURG, July 8: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in South Africa today on the latest stop of a four-nation Africa tour to raise his country's economic profile on the continent.

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.