Mali has long been plagued by chronic instability, a simmering jihadist revolt, ethnic violence and endemic corruption, prompting a clique of rebel colonels to take charge last month
Polio is a highly contagious virus and was endemic around the world until a vaccine was found in the 1950s.
Though the Somali elephant shrew was thought to be a lost species, locals of East Africa identified the animal easily in pictures.
The STFS virus is transmitted to humans by ticks or bits, and is thought to be fatal in 1 to 3 out of every 10 infections.
In Arab States, coronavirus pandemic traps African domestic workers who find themselves unemployed, abused
In Arab states, fear of contagion has upset relations between many domestic workers and their employers.
An 11th Ebola outbreak has been declared on 1 June 2020 as new cases are already cropping up in the northwestern city of Mbandaka.
Africa's growing middle class being battered by coronavirus; COVID-19 could push 58 mn into extreme poverty
About 170 million out of Africa’s 1.3 billion people are now classified as middle class. But about eight million of them could be thrust into poverty because of the coronavirus and its economic fallout, according to World Data Lab
India braces for worst locust attack in three decades: Authorities procure drones, pesticides but financial damage from crop loss to be huge
Already overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, farmers in north India are now worrying over the kharif crop even as a new wave of locust attacks, predicted to be the worst in almost three decades, is expected by June
Coronavirus Outbreak: Leonardo DiCaprio teams up with European Commission to launch $2 mn fund for Virunga National Park
Since Virunga has lost a significant amount of revenue due to the COVID shutdown post-March, the fund will be used to support the national park and the communities around.
Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria is just one of Africa's alarming hot spots; COVID-19 slower to take hold in continent
In the northern Nigerian city of Kano, some people say they now get four or five death notices on their phones each day: A colleague has died. A friend’s aunt. A former classmate
The Burundi Football Federation (BFF) are ready to restart their league and cup competitions after the 20 May elections
World Malaria Day 2020: WHO's anti-malaria campaign and target to eliminate malaria from 35 more countries by 2030
According to WHO reports, malaria affected more than 228 million people in the world in 2018 and killed about 405,000 people globally in the same year.
Lockdowns begin across Africa after COVID-19 cases cross 1,000 in 42 nations; Nigeria shuts all airports to international flights
Meanwhile, two senior representatives in Africa appeared to defy their own travel restrictions to attend another president’s inauguration.
Rwanda reports first coronavirus case; Indian national who travelled to east African country from Mumbai on 8 March tests positive
An Indian national in Rwanda has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the east African country, health officials said on Saturday
China coronavirus toll stands at 908 with rise in cases following sharp dip on Saturday; WHO experts likely to visit by Tuesday
Mainland China has reported another rise in cases of the new virus after a sharp decline the previous day, while the number of deaths grow by 97 to 908, with at least two more outside the country
EU said people in more than 80 countries will benefit from the money, African nations to get largest chunk.
The three embryos will be transferred into the womb of a southern white rhino female, to act as a surrogate mother.
Eritrean footballers go missing in Uganda again as seven players go off radar after playing in regional tournament
Seven players from Eritrea’s national football team have gone missing after playing at a tournament in Uganda, an official said, the second time in two months its footballers have disappeared while touring the country.
The scientists have concluded that the remains are between 108,000 and 117,000 years old.
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed receives Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, says 'hell' of war fueled desire for peace with Eritrea
The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says his horrifying experiences as a young Ethiopian soldier fueled his determination to seek an end to the long conflict with a neighbouring country