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June 20, 2020
LGBT refugees find a haven in Kenya despite persecution
When he was attacked by a mob for being gay, Martin Okello said the kicks and blows from his assailants came so fast that he ...
May 22, 2020
Locusts, COVID-19, flooding pose 'triple threat' in Africa
Locusts, COVID-19 and deadly flooding pose a “triple threat” to millions of people across East Africa, officials warned ...
March 29, 2020
Uganda's Bobi Wine sings against virus, criticizes leaders
Ugandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine, who released a song urging Africa's people to wash their hands to stop the ...
March 26, 2020
'Terrified' South Africa nears lockdown; cases almost 1,000
South Africa's president appeared in full military uniform for the first time since the end of apartheid and told troops to ...
March 25, 2020
Zimbabwe doctors, nurses strike over little virus protection
Zimbabwe's public hospital doctors and nurses went on strike Wednesday over a lack of protective gear as the coronavirus ...
March 25, 2020
Coronavirus-related crimes capitalize on global fear, panic
Thieves steal surgical masks. A clinic sells fake COVID-19 tests. Hate groups encourage sick members to infect law ...
March 22, 2020
Africa's mountain gorillas also at risk from coronavirus
As the coronavirus infects more people around the world, conservationists are warning of the risk to another vulnerable ...
March 21, 2020
Africa lockdowns begin as coronavirus cases above 1,000
Lockdowns have begun in Africa as coronavirus cases rise above 1,000, while Nigeria on Saturday announced it is closing ...
March 18, 2020
Africa should 'prepare for the worst' with virus, WHO says
Africa should “prepare for the worst” as the coronavirus begins to spread locally, the World Health Organization's ...
March 13, 2020
Ugandan security forces detain general opposed to president
Ugandan security forces are holding a retired army general and presidential aspirant for allegedly urging a foreign ...
March 12, 2020
Supercomputer helps in tracking East Africa locust outbreak
A supercomputer is boosting efforts in East Africa to control a locust outbreak that raises what the U.N. food agency calls ...
March 02, 2020
Africa readies for new virus as cases confirmed on continent
Across Africa, steps are being taken to prepare for — and to reduce the effects of — the spread of the new coronavirus.
February 28, 2020
Parents of 'terrified' Africans stranded in China want help
She wakes every day long before dawn to chat with her three stranded daughters on the other side of the world in China's ...
February 26, 2020
East Africa's huge locust outbreak now spreads to Congo
A small group of desert locusts has entered Congo, marking the first time the voracious insects have been seen in the Central ...
February 18, 2020
Huge locust outbreak in East Africa reaches South Sudan
The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years has reached South Sudan, a country where roughly ...
February 16, 2020
Young Ugandan who featured in a Disney chess film dies at 15
A Ugandan student who played a memorable role in a 2016 Disney film about a local chess prodigy has died at the age of 15.
February 11, 2020
UN warns of 'major shock' as Africa locust outbreak spreads
Uganda scrambled to respond to the arrival of the biggest locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in decades, ...
February 10, 2020
South Sudan's leader wins dubious 'spoiler of peace' award
South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Monday was named the top “spoiler of peace” in a new award that seeks to shame him and ...
February 04, 2020
Meeting between Sudan leader, Netanyahu debated in Sudan
A surprise meeting between Sudan's leader and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stirred controversy in Sudan on ...
January 28, 2020
Report alleges killings in Burundi as elections draw near
Repression has intensified in Burundi as the country prepares to hold elections, according to a human rights research group.
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