African presidents arrive in N’Djamena ahead of Déby’s funeral ceremony

Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum touched down in the Chadian capital N’Djamena on Thursday, a day before the funeral of the late Chadian president Idriss Déby. Déby died after sustaining injuries on the front lines against rebels, the army said Tuesday. The late Chadian President’s funeral ceremony is slated for April 23, at the Place de […]

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Africa’s dynamics in tech-world is promising-Haweya Mohammed [Interview]

Africanews is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. Our journalist Pascale-Mahé Keingna interviewed Haweya Mohammed, who is the founder, alongside Amine Youssouf, of the marketplace specialized in tech, Afrobytes, an African innovation center based in Paris that seeks to reenchant the Africa brand. Five years ago, innovation centers were already present on the continent, notably […]

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UN: Tigray’s humanitarian crisis worsens, no Eritrean exit

The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that the grave humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region is deteriorating, with no sign of Eritrean troops withdrawing and alarmingly widespread reports of systematic rape and other sexual violence mainly by men in uniform. Mark Lowcock told a closed Security Council meeting that the U.N. knows that 4.5 […]

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How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?

Experts don’t know yet because they’re still studying vaccinated people to see when protection might wear off. How well the vaccines work against emerging variants will also determine if, when and how often additional shots might be needed. “We only have information for as long as the vaccines have been studied,” said Deborah Fuller, a […]

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The death of President Idriss Déby risk further destabilising the region

Chadian President Idriss Déby, who had been in power for 30 years, died tuesday as a result of injuries sustained in combat. This event surprised the continent and the whole world, generating many questions about the political and security future of Chad, as well as the French strategy in the region. “The reason why there […]

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Lawyers representing Zuma withdraw from corruption case ahead of trial

Another blow to former South African President Jacob Zuma. Lawyers representing him have filed a notice seeking to withdraw from the case. The lawyers led by Eric Mabuza filed the notice as Zuma’s attorney but did not provide any reason for the withdrawal. The move has dealt Zuma another blow after the Supreme Court of […]

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Renowned Algerian scholar sentenced for ”offending Islam”, granted bail

A renowned Algerian scholar on Islam was on Thursday handed a three-year jail time for offending Islam. Said Djabelkhir has pledged to appeal the ruling and fight for freedom of thought as he was released on bail. “The verdict I heard from the lawyer, was that I have been sentenced to three years in prison […]

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Egypt to locally manufacture Russia’s coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V

Developers of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine say they signed a deal with a leading Egyptian pharmaceutical company to manufacture more than 40 million doses annually in Cairo. The Russian Direct Investment Fund, along with Egypt’s Minapharm and its Berlin-based subsidiary, issued a joint press release saying the technology transfer will begin immediately. It expects the […]

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Covid-19: India records highest daily cases amid oxygen shorteage

India has shattered a global record of daily coronavirus cases, reporting a grim 314,835 new infections in the last 24 hours. India further recorded 2,023 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 15,616,130 infections and the death toll to 182,553 people, according to data released by the health ministry on Thursday. […]

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