Are African Countries Winning Against Coronavirus?

Africa as a regional block has just 1.5% of the world’s reported cases of Covid-19, and less than 0.1%of the world’s deaths, the World Health Organization said on May 25. Does this mean African nations – bar a few exceptions – are successfully containing the coronvirus or is a dearth of testing in some areas, … Read more Are African Countries Winning Against Coronavirus?

The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Venezuela to Cameroon

In the last edition of our show “The New Normal”, which examines the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports from our correspondents around the globe. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us … Read more The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Venezuela to Cameroon

Counting Germany’s ‘Invisible’ Black Population For The First Time

When Nana Addison pitched a business to help black people in Germany find styling services tailored to their hair and skin type, she knew from personal experience there was a market, but couldn’t prove it. Since Germany hasn’t collected information on the ethnic or racial background of its residents since the end of World War … Read more Counting Germany’s ‘Invisible’ Black Population For The First Time

ICC softens restrictions on Ivory Coast former President Laurent Gbagbo

In tonight’s edition: International Criminal Court today softens restrictions on Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo. The  ongoing appeal of his acquittal for crimes against humanity had confined him to Belgium. South Africans will be able to buy alcohol legally again from next month, as the govt further eases coronavirus restrictions. And our correspondents in Cameroon visit one … Read more ICC softens restrictions on Ivory Coast former President Laurent Gbagbo

Rwanda: French court rejects release of genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga

In tonight’s edition: After two decades on the run, a Rwandan suspect in the genocide against the Tutsis has appeared on front of a French court. Felicien Kabuga says all charges he faces are lies. and in Cameroon Covid19 has upset the financial situation in the country. A drop in international money transfers is affecting many … Read more Rwanda: French court rejects release of genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga

Impact of COVID-19 on the African continent & other topics – Daily Briefing (19 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – General Assembly – Policy Brief on Africa – Africa Dialogue Series – ECOSOC – Libya – Peacekeeping Missions – WHO Report – Cabo Verde – Cameroon – Bangladesh – Afghanistan – UN Global Compact – Latin America – EL … Read more Impact of COVID-19 on the African continent & other topics – Daily Briefing (19 May 2020)

Uganda extends lockdown for two weeks but slowly eases measures

In tonight’s edition: Uganda moved quickly to bring in one of the toughest african coronavirus lockdowns in the region. That’s been extended for another two weeks even as some restrictions are lifted allowing some businesses to reopen. Moves to bring in criminal penalties for female genital mutilation in Sudan are welcomed by activists hoping that the changes being … Read more Uganda extends lockdown for two weeks but slowly eases measures

Press Freedom and Tackling Disinformation & other topics – Daily Briefing (4 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: SG/COVID pledging COVID/Africa children Cameroon Ghana Lebanon Central Sahel Somalia Abyei Mali/Burkina Faso Press freedom SECRETARY-GENERAL/PRESS FREEDOM Today, the Secretary-General took part in the online High-Level Dialogue on Press Freedom and Tackling Disinformation in the COVID-19 pandemic Context. That was hosted … Read more Press Freedom and Tackling Disinformation & other topics – Daily Briefing (4 May 2020)

Policy brief on older persons & other topics – Daily Briefing (1 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Reem Abaza, Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly. Highlights: SG/older persons SG/workers WHO/flights Central African Republic Libya Kenya Cameroon South Africa COVID/refugees Sudan Ukraine UNIFIL Ozone layer World Press Freedom Day Somalia former SRSG SECRETARY-GENERAL’S POLICY BRIEF ON OLDER … Read more Policy brief on older persons & other topics – Daily Briefing (1 May 2020)

Mozambique: How to fight Covid-19 when you’re fighting an insurgency?

It’s not just the Sahel, Nigeria & Cameroon that have to contend with Islamist insurgencies. Human Rights Watch Southern Africa director Dewa Mavingha calls for the region and the continent to support Mozambique as it faces attacks in the northern Cabo Delgado province. Mavingha says neighbors from the Southern African Development Community would be wrong … Read more Mozambique: How to fight Covid-19 when you’re fighting an insurgency?

Homemade or medical-grade? Cameroon makes face masks mandatory in public

As the coronavirus continues to spread in Cameroon, wearing a mask in public places has become obligatory. In the capital, surgical masks are in high demand. They are more efficient, though more expensive, than homemade versions. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our … Read more Homemade or medical-grade? Cameroon makes face masks mandatory in public

Coronavirus testing rate increasing in Cameroon

Hundreds of cases have been confirmed in Cameroon but health officials fear there may be many more that are still unreported. Now, it has launched nationwide testing. As healthcare workers in Cameroon race to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections, door-to-door testing is under way in several regions of the country. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris … Read more Coronavirus testing rate increasing in Cameroon

Coronavirus Pandemic: Tunisia begins manufacturing hydroxychloroquine

On this edition, Tunis has begun manufacturing hydroxychloroquine locally. We speak to a researcher who talks about the efficacy of the drug in coronavirus treatment. Also, our Cameroon correspondents show us how President Paul Biya’s absent leadership is angering some of the population. Finally, Rwanda will have to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the genocide of the Tutsis … Read more Coronavirus Pandemic: Tunisia begins manufacturing hydroxychloroquine

COVID-19/Nurses & other topics- Daily Briefing (7 April 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: – World Health Day – COVID-19/Nurses – Together At Home – Peacekeeping – Mali – COVID-19/Uzbekistan – COVID-19/Jordan – Nigeria – East Africa – COVID-19/Geneva Discussions – Cameroon – Libya – Rwanda WORLD HEALTH DAY Today is World Health Day. The … Read more COVID-19/Nurses & other topics- Daily Briefing (7 April 2020)

Cameroon Anglophone crisis: Women bear the brunt of violence

The United Nations secretary-general is repeating his appeal for a global ceasefire during the coronavirus pandemic. Some armed groups have answered that call, including separatists in Cameroon. But a temporary truce is not enough for the million people forced from their homes during the country’s three-year conflict. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports. – Subscribe to … Read more Cameroon Anglophone crisis: Women bear the brunt of violence