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West Africa

First COVAX Vaccine Doses Administered in Ghana and Ivory Coast

Published March 1, 2021, 7:12 p.m. by Francis Ngobounan

The vaccination rollouts in Ghana and Ivory Coast follow deliveries to both countries last week with Ghana taking delivery of 600,000 doses on February 24 and Ivory Coast 504,000 doses …


Nigeria: Boko Haram Kill 16 in Maiduguri Rocket Attack

Published Feb. 24, 2021, 10:58 p.m. by Ibukun Olawore

Suspected Boko Haram militants fired from the outskirts of the north-eastern city of Maiduguri


Macron Urges West Africa to Step Up Fight Against Militants

Published Feb. 16, 2021, 7:57 p.m. by Ibukun Olawore

Macron urged West African leaders to step up efforts in the fight against militants in the Sahel region.

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso: MPP's political bureau holds its first session of the year

Published Feb. 16, 2021, 1:18 p.m. by Tegawende Ouedrago

Members of the political bureau of the ruling People's Movement for Progress (MPP) are holding their first extraordinary session for the current year this Saturday, February 13, 2021 in Ouagadougou. …


Development of local authorities: ADCT is being trained to better meet expectations

Published Feb. 16, 2021, 1:09 p.m. by Tegawende Ouedrago

The general management of the National Agency for Support to the Development of Territorial Collectivities (ADCT) has initiated a series of training sessions for the benefit of its agents which …


National Industry Symposium in Burkina Faso: The results considered positive

Published Feb. 2, 2021, 5:47 p.m.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Crafts Harouna Kaboré chaired the review meeting of the National Symposium on Industry on January 28 and 29, 2021 in Bobo-Dioulasso. Launched in 2018 …

Latest News

More Than 150 Migrants Gain Freedom in Libya Human Traffickers Raid

Published Feb. 22, 2021, 10:48 p.m. by Ibukun Olawore

Authorities in Libya raided a secret prison used by human traffickers in the southeastern city


Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Confirmed as WTO Chief

Published Feb. 15, 2021, 8:10 p.m. by Ibukun Olawore

WTO member states officially selected Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its new director-general.


Coronavirus: Zimbabwe Government Urges Citizens to Accept COVID-19 Vaccine

Published Feb. 13, 2021, 9:46 p.m. by Ibukun Olawore

Zimbabwe government is urging its citizens to take part in a free, voluntary COVID-19 vaccination program

Politics & Business

Electoral corruption in 2020 in Burkina Faso: The MPP in the lead followed by the CDP and the UPC

Published Feb. 16, 2021, 1:39 p.m. by Tegawende Ouedrago

The National Anti-Corruption Network (REN-LAC) delivered its report on the coupled elections of November 22, 2020. During the legislative and presidential elections of November 22, little “Catholic” practices were observed …


G5 Sahel: President Roch MC Kaboré discusses the N’Djamena summit with Emmanuel Macron

Published Feb. 16, 2021, 1:25 p.m. by Tegawende Ouedrago

The President of Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré had with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, on February 10, 2021, a working lunch during which the discussions focused on the situation …


Burkina Faso: CIFOEB lifts the veil on ministers' salaries

Published Feb. 16, 2021, 1:22 p.m. by Tegawende Ouedrago

The Center d'Information et de Formation et d'Etude sur le Budget (CIFOEB) presented, this Friday, February 12, 2021 in Ouagadougou, the results of its analysis on the salary cost of …

Technology

The Future Of 5G In South Africa

Published Feb. 22, 2021, 12:13 p.m. by Ashish More

This is a news article that shares how the future of 5G will look like in South Africa. This will also give you a quick overview of how 5G will …


New Car Rental App By 'Cridde' To Be Launched In South Africa

Published Feb. 20, 2021, 9:10 a.m. by Ashish More

The car rental app will be launched in late February in South Africa. This app is going to get launched by Cridde which is a tech-startup, that will help peers …


Big News - Tesla Model X Will Arrive in South Africa Next Week

Published Feb. 18, 2021, 1:02 p.m. by Ashish More

Rubicon, a sustainable technology group is bringing Tesla Model X to South Africa, next week. The aim is to promote the electric vehicle in the country's automobile segment and help …

Opinion

Marcher dans la peau de Yennenga: être pro-choix

Published March 24, 2021, 4:10 p.m. by Soukeyna Djahira Pitroipa

Dans le cadre du mois de la femme je tenais à présenter une réflexion sur la figure emblématique de Yennenga.


Walking in the shoes of Yennenga: Being Pro-choice

Published March 24, 2021, 2:14 p.m. by Soukeyna Djahira Pitroipa

Since, we are in women's history month I wanted to offer a reflection on how Yennenga represent a feminist historic figure. Just celebrate female figures in Burkina Faso!


Important Elections to Watch in African this Year

Published Feb. 20, 2021, 9:18 p.m. by Ibukun Olawore

The 2021 election calendar in Africa, in comparison to 2020

Culture

Nasty C, Tiwa Savage, Prince Kaybee And Other Top African Artistes Featured on “Coming To America” Soundtrack.

Published Feb. 28, 2021, 10:25 p.m. by Helen Ogbeche

Def Jam Recordings has partnered with Def Jam Africa to announce the release of the soundtrack of the most anticipated movie “Coming 2 America”. This sequel of Eddie Murphy’s 1988 …


Cuisine Road show: A new cooking competition program on Burkina's National Television

Published Feb. 16, 2021, 1:50 p.m. by Tegawende Ouedrago

The Pixxelis Agency, in partnership with the Radio Broadcasting Television of Burkina (RTB), presented, this Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in Ouagadougou, the new culinary competition program called “Cuisine Road Show …


'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' coming to an end

Published Feb. 11, 2021, 9:39 p.m.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is ending its shift at NBC.

Africa

International Women’s Day in Africa – Words from African Leaders

Published March 8, 2021, 6:25 p.m. by Francis Ngobounan

Thomas Sankara, one of the most extraordinary leaders of modern history and former President of Burkina Faso said during one of his best speeches on women’s liberation and the African …


Spotify Coming to Africa

Published Feb. 25, 2021, 6:46 a.m. by Bethel Brill

Spotify is coming to Africa, Asia, and Latin America.


Junior Achievement (JA) Empowers African Youths for ICT Jobs

Published Feb. 22, 2021, 2:48 p.m. by Bethel Brill

1,500 African youths from Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa to be awarded scholarships by JA Africa