Millions of refugees across Africa face even greater food insecurity because of aid disruption and rising food prices linked to the COVID-19 crisis, UN humanitarians warned on Thursday. The alert from the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), coincides with ongoing conflict and disasters on the continent,
By Isaac Mugabi Armies fighting Boko Haram militants around Lake Chad need to share intelligence to end the insurgency that has displaced 2 million people, a report by the International Crisis Group finds. The four countries of the Lake Chad basin — Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, plus Benin, formed a joint
By Geebio Gargard As a safety precaution, the Islamic State (IS) warned its fighters against traveling to Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic and specifically disclosed in the group’s al-Naba newsletter that fighters should “stay away from the land of the epidemic for the time being.” Africa, though, has not been spared. While life in much of the
As COVID-19 bashes economies and demand for oil plummets, is this a moment to think green - or pump faster? By Laurie Goering As the COVID-19 pandemic bashes economies and demand for oil, many African nations dependent on exporting fossil fuels are "haemorrhaging" cash, African energy experts warned this week. The crisis - which
Press Release Pretoria, South Africa – COVID-19 has created a human development crisis in Africa but is an opportunity to accelerate infrastructure investment and economic reform to boost the continent’s prospects when the pandemic subsides. Crowded informal urban settlements have made physical distancing difficult and may make Africa particularly susceptible to COVID-19.
•From Kenya to Nigeria, South Africa to Rwanda, the pandemic is decimating the livelihoods of the once-stable workers who were helping to drive Africa’s economic expansion. A busy street in Nairobi, Kenya, this month. About 170 million of Africa’s 1.3 billion people are classified as middle class.Credit...Khadija Farah for The New
•WTO has never been led by an African or by a woman before • Okonjo-Iweala says WTO challenges “not insoluble” •Stresses need for reform, including of appeals court By Emma Farge Nigeria’s candidate to head the World Trade Organization (WTO) said she feels “strong support” from Africa and expects African leaders to unite behind
PRESS RELEASE Global expertise, locally relevant security insights – African Cyber Security Culture event In June 2020, KnowBe4 (www.KnowBe4.com) hosted the inaugural Africa Cyber Security Culture Conference 2020 that invited delegates and speakers from across the continent, and the world, to discuss security culture and the impact of the global pandemic.
•Nigeria Records 490 New COVID-19 Cases •Africa cases exceed 371,000, including 9,484 deaths •Daily cases surge in US as infections surpass 2.5 million •While new clusters multiply in Europe There are now more than ten million cases of coronavirus globally and nearly 500,000 deaths, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. The grim milestone comes
•Calls for focus on the economy, research Senator Iroegbu A group of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have called for a better approach in handling various sectors of Africa's economy than just focusing on the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic. The CSOs made the call during a virtual meeting themed: 'Civil Society and COVID-19: