Standard Chartered Commits USD 200m Facility With Afreximbank For African Union Covid-19 Vaccination Acquisition...

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Standard Chartered announced an agreement for Standard Chartered to provide USD 200m of not-for-profit funding towards Afreximbank’s structured framework to help finance the acquisition of COVID-19 vaccines...

Nigeria receives six planes to fight insurgency

Ishaq Khalid BBC News, Abuja Nigeria has received the first six of 12 military aircraft it bought from the United States, which are expected to boost its efforts in...

Tokyo Olympics: Kenya’s Kamworor pulls out of Games through injury

Kenyan long-distance runner Geoffrey Kamworor has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics with an ankle injury. Kamworor, who was hoping to win a medal in the men's 10,000m, confirmed...

Africa’s week in pictures: 16-22 July 2021

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond: image captionOn Tuesday, a man prays in a mosque in Kenya's capital, Nairobi...

Kenya uses drones to kill mosquito larvae

Rhoda Odhiambo BBC health reporter, Nairobi Kenya has begun using drones to identify mosquito breeding sites in the country and kill them at the larval stage.

Rwandan troops kill dozens of jihadists in Mozambique

Jose Tembe BBC News, Maputo Rwandan forces deployed to help contain an Islamist insurgency have killed at least 30 jihadists, security officials in Mozambique say. They...

UN body finds new Mauritian ID card violates privacy

Yasine Mohabuth Port Louis, Mauritius The UN Human Rights Committee has found that Mauritius’ new identity card laws violate privacy rights. The findings were made...

Thirteen civilians killed in CAR clashes – UN

Thirteen civilians have been killed in clashes in the Central African Republic, the UN peacekeeping mission in the country says. The Minusca mission said it "found 13 lifeless bodies"...

Tokyo 2020: Le Clos wants to be ‘best athlete South Africa has ever had’

By Celestine Karoney BBC Sport Africa, Tokyo When you've beaten history's most decorated Olympian in his prime, with Michael Phelps boasting a staggering 23 gold medals, you might think...

US lawmakers express concern over Tanzanian arrests

Aboubakar Famau BBC News, Dodoma A committee of US lawmakers has expressed concern over the arrest of the Tanzanian opposition leader Freeman Mbowe and 11 other officials.

Suspected militants kill 16 in DR Congo

BBC World Service Suspected members of a militant group in the Democratic Republic of Congo have shot dead 16 people who were returning from a weekly market.

Barack Obama And Mandela Day – Reflections On Democracy, Looting And Violence In South...

By Bongiwe Tutu “We now stand at a crossroads,” Barack Obama said at the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg in 2018. Most analysts pointed to this address as one...

IFPMA and Speak Up Africa to unveil winners of the Africa Young Innovators for...

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) and Speak Up Africa (SUA) will exclusively announce the final three winners of the first Africa Young Innovators for Health Award. The announcement will...

Sustainability or extinction: what African enterprises need to know about the next ten years...

By Cathy Smith, Managing Director at SAP Africa Are African enterprises at risk of extinction, just as millions of natural species face extinction due to the impact of climate...