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Africa: Is the Worst of Africa's Covid-19 Outbreak Over?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently commended South Africa for its declining Covid-19 infection rate, approving the implementation of public health measures to curb the spread of the virus. This, according to WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti, is indicative of a larger trend across the continent. Moeti spoke during an online media briefing to examine the status of the Covid-19 outbreak across the continent. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Over 200,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After 13.3 Million Tests

[allAfrica] As of September 25, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,437,576. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 34,706, and recoveries 1,184,963. 217,905 cases are currently active and 13,371,886 tests have been performed. (AllAfrica)


Africa: What is the Fundamental Difference Between Cigarette Smoke and Heated Tobacco Aerosol?

[allAfrica] On September 15th, 2020, Tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris International (PMI) held a scientific online conference on the fundamental difference between cigarette smoke and heated tobacco product aerosol.  Scientists of PMI presented some of the latest fundamental scientific evidence on the harm caused by combustion and innovative, less harmful, aerosols chemistry. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Surpasses 34,000 as Total Cases Exceed 1,4 Million

[allAfrica] As of September 23, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,420,664. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 34,323, and recoveries 1,168,363. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Malawi's President Appeals to Investors, Implores South African Farmers to 'Invest In Our Soil'

[allAfrica] New York -- With the world focused on fighting the pandemic, a remarkable achievement went largely unnoticed in Africa. A court in Malawi annulled a rigged election and a peaceful rerun ushered into power a popular opposition. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Controversial Preachers Bushiri, Mboro to Face Off in High Court

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Pastors Paseka 'Mboro' Motsoeneng and Shepherd Bushiri will appear before the High Court in Pretoria today, eNCA reports. (AllAfrica)


West Africa: Central Sahel - Shaping Peace With Women and Young People

[allAfrica] The countries of Central Sahel--Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger--face an unprecedented crisis, marked by violent extremism, forced displacement, and rising insecurity. The sharp increase in armed attacks on communities, health centres, schools and other public institutions and infrastructure has disrupted livelihoods and access to social services. The impact on affected people is devastating. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Covid-19 Recovery Needs Informal Sector on Board

[allAfrica] Like many countries across the globe, East Africa's governments are providing economic stimulus packages to lighten the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the bulk of these packages will not reach businesses in the valuable informal sector which accounts for over 70% of non-farm employment in sub-Saharan Africa . (AllAfrica)


Africa: Shaping Peace Together in the Sahel

[allAfrica] The International Day of Peace, which is an annual special day, observed on 21 September around the world, has a distinct place in the Sahel. The United Nations established this special day in 1981 and in 2011, the UN General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the day as one fully devoted to non-violence and ceasefire among combatants across the globe. (AllAfrica)


Egypt: Does Egypt Need to Go Nuclear?

[allAfrica] Egypt's venture into nuclear power has been planned from the top down, with environmental groups and rights organisations expressing  reservations, energy analysts questioning the need for the country's first nuclear plant, and many details of agreements with Russia remaining murky, writes Heba Taha in a guest column for AllAfrica.   (AllAfrica)


Africa: Covid-19 Deaths Near 34,000 Across Continent

[allAfrica] As of September 21, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,407,677. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 33,957, and recoveries 1,153,359. (AllAfrica)


Burkina Faso: Young Rice Producers Combat Hunger Amid Poverty

[allAfrica] On a mission to satisfy local demand for rice, the Mitiri Cooperative of Young Rice Producers are fighting for the eradication of hunger in Bagre, a rural community located in the east of Burkina Faso's Boulgou province. The area is home to just over 29 000 people. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Reported Deaths in Africa Reach 33,840, Recoveries 1,148,212

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As of September 20, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,399,863. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 33,840, and recoveries 1,148,212. (AllAfrica)


West Africa: Feeding The Future With Homegrown Cassava, Rice

[allAfrica] Dakar and Cape Town -- The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is celebrating a decade of its Feed the Future campaign, which enables partner organisations to target the root causes of poverty and hunger. Its work has been focused on the most marginalized communities, where there are concentrations of poverty and hunger - with all the attendant social and health problems, including 'stunting', when children who are undernourished before their fifth birthdays will never be able to achieve their full mental or phy (AllAfrica)


Africa: Total of Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 Across Continent Approaches 1.4 Million

[allAfrica] As of September 18, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,382,398. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 33,428, and recoveries 1,133,444. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: How This Kenya Fishing Co-Op Went From Treading Water to Riding Waves

[allAfrica] Nairobi -- When Etabo Lopeyo Lotonia was attacked by a crocodile while fishing in Lake Turkana, members of his social enterprise group put aside all the day's tasks to ensure he received treatment. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Covid-19 Recoveries Now Stand at 1,140,516

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As of September 19, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,390,510. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 33,621, and recoveries 1,140,516. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Total Number of Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent Exceeds 33,000

[allAfrica] As of September 17, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,373,765. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 33,250, and recoveries 1,126,752. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Jerusalema Challenge for South Africans on Heritage Day Holiday!

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South Africans to celebrate this year's Heritage Day on September 24 by taking up the Jerusalema dance challenge. (AllAfrica)


Senegal: What's The Story Behind French-Senegalese Film Cuties - Is #CancelNetflix Wrong?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The controversial French film Mignonnes, known as Cuties in English, has caused quite a stir online. Many have criticized it for "sexualizing" young girls. But is it being misunderstood? (AllAfrica)


Africa: Tobacco Harm Reduction - Experts Say that We Should Trust Science to Save Lives

[allAfrica] On September 10th, an international tobacco harm reduction media event was held in Sofia, Bulgaria. 140 journalists from all over the world were invited to participate in this meeting moderated by Borislav Georgiev, Head of Cardiology clinic at National Cardiology Hospital, in Sofia. The experts discussed the latest science-based evidence on smoke free products and viewed them as better choices for smokers. They further discussed what regulatory policies related to these product innovations are in the best (AllAfrica)


Africa: Continent Records 277 More Covid-19 Deaths and 6,563 New Infections

[allAfrica] As of September 16, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,366,455. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 33,071, and recoveries 1,116,986. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Continent Records 32,794 Covid-19 Deaths and Over 1,1 Million Recoveries

[allAfrica] As of September 15, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,359,892. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 32,794, and recoveries 1,106,694. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Funerals in Doubt As Nationwide Strike Looms

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The Unification Task Team (UTT) has called for a nationwide shutdown of all funeral parlours, with funeral directors requested to send their vehicles to hospitals and mortuaries in support of the shutdown, Times Live reports. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Out of 221,591 Active Covid-19 Cases in Africa, 1,483 are Critical

[allAfrica] As of September 13, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached  1,346,595 . Reported deaths in Africa have reached  32,501 , and recoveries 1,092,502 .  221,591  cases are active of which 1,483   are considered critical. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Continent Records 122 More Covid-19 Deaths and 6,795 New Infections

[allAfrica] As of September 14, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,353,390. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 32,623, and recoveries 1,099,770. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Over 32,355 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent

[allAfrica] As of September 12, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached  1,330,523 . Reported deaths in Africa have reached 32,355 , and recoveries 1,068,501.  230,895   cases are active of which  1,483  are considered critical. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia: U.S.-Ethiopia Relations Take A Wrong Turn

[allAfrica] The Trump administration's decision to suspend and delay development assistance to Ethiopia over the filling of the new Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) is misguided and shortsighted. The move will undermine Washington's relations and influence in one of Africa's most significant states. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Master KG's Hit Jerusalema Is Most Searched Song in the World

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- "Jerusalema ikhaya lami, Ngilondoloze, Uhambe nami, Zungangishiyi lana..." (AllAfrica)


Africa: Over 230,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After 11.9 Million Tests

[allAfrica] As of September 10, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,322,472. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 31,939, and recoveries 1,059,375. Currently, 231,156 Covid-19 cases are active and 11,979,120 tests have been performed. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Cape Town Citizens Take Action Against South Africa's Coal-Fired Air Pollution

[allAfrica] Cape Town 's Eleventh World Naked Bike Ride will take place on Saturday 7 March. It is an annual event in over 74 cities around the world - in the Southern Hemisphere in March and in the Northern Hemisphere in June. (AllAfrica)