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GUQ- to hold workshop on Africa’s place on world stage

GUQ- to hold workshop on Africa’s place on world stage

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner, is offering enrolment in an online Diplomatic Education Workshop titled 'Africa’s Place on the World Stage,' to discuss how the rapid urbanisation and economic development are reshaping the future of Africa.

Nigeria police says 22 officers killed in protests

Nigeria police says 22 officers killed in protests

Nigeria police said Friday that 22 officers were killed and 205 police stations destroyed during nationwide protests this month and denied reports it had shot at peaceful demonstrators.

Ooredoo Money service to allow transfers direct to Mobile Wallets in Africa

Ooredoo Money service to allow transfers direct to Mobile Wallets in Africa

Qatar’s leading telecommunications operator has announced its Ooredoo Money service will now allow customers to send transfers direct to Mobile Wallets in Africa.

200 killed in African floods

200 killed in African floods

Floods generated by exceptional rainfall have killed more than 200 people and affected over a million more, in a band of countries from Senegal to Sudan, the UN and local authorities said Friday.

Pandemic accelerating in Africa, test kits needed, WHO says

Pandemic accelerating in Africa, test kits needed, WHO says

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating in Africa, spreading to rural areas after international travellers brought it to capital cities, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

Africa faces 'hunger pandemic' as coronavirus destroys jobs and fuels poverty

Africa faces 'hunger pandemic' as coronavirus destroys jobs and fuels poverty

Since South Africa went into lockdown four weeks ago to slow the spread of the coronavirus, hairdresser Nasreen Pillay has had no income.

Africa's biggest airline fights for 'survival' amid pandemic: CEO

Africa's biggest airline fights for 'survival' amid pandemic: CEO

In early March, Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told an aviation conference in Addis Ababa the coronavirus pandemic was ‘a temporary problem’ — comparable to a natural disaster ...

Africa needs more than $200 billion to respond to pandemic, UN chief says

Africa needs more than $200 billion to respond to pandemic, UN chief says

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged creditors to grant a debt standstill for all developing countries, not just the poorest

Desert locust outbreak the worst in decades in eastern Africa: FAO

Desert locust outbreak the worst in decades in eastern Africa: FAO

Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials warned, saying action now, will avert a major food crisis later.

New EU chief in Ethiopia for first trip outside bloc

New EU chief in Ethiopia for first trip outside bloc

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen arrived in Ethiopia on Saturday, her first trip outside Europe since assuming her post ...

Burkina Faso army says 32 'terrorists' killed in two operations

Burkina Faso army says 32 'terrorists' killed in two operations

The Burkina Faso army said on Sunday it had killed 32 ‘terrorists’ in two operations in the north of the country, the latest deadly incidents in the West African country struggling to quell a rising militant revolt.

Humanity's homeland found in ancient Botswana

Humanity's homeland found in ancient Botswana

Modern humans emerged 200,000 years ago in a region of northern Botswana, scientists claimed Monday