World Faces ‘Mega-Famines’ from Virus Impact on Fragile Countries: UN

The World Food Programme (WFP) cautioned Thursday the world faces a catastrophic scenario of multiple famines if enough funds weren’t pledged to combat the ripple effect of COVID-19 on the world’s most fragile countries, already grappling with food insecurity. “What we’re facing now is a double pandemic of truly.. famines that could impact us at … Read more World Faces ‘Mega-Famines’ from Virus Impact on Fragile Countries: UN

Myanmar & other topics – Daily Briefing (21 April 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Myanmar – COVID/Food crises – Security Council – COVID/Bangladesh – COVID/Togo – COVID/Guyana – COVID/ILO – Libya – Iran – Syria – Yemen – DRC floods – UNESCO Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=21%20April%202020

Coronavirus fears and preparation in Senegal

The Coronavirus continues to spread in Africa with new cases in Senegal, Cameroon and Togo. At least 45 infections have been confirmed across the continent. As people panic and pharmacies run out of masks and sanitizer, some are resorting to traditional remedies in hopes of remaining immune to the virus. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports … Read more Coronavirus fears and preparation in Senegal

What’s driving the ‘birthright Africa’ travel boom? | The Stream

The Ghanaian principle of sankofa says that ‘to know where you’re going, you have to understand where you have come from’ – and it guides Birthright AFRICA, an ambitious US programme that encourages black teenagers and young adults to get in touch with their cultural heritage and history through education and travel. Since 2017 Birthright … Read more What’s driving the ‘birthright Africa’ travel boom? | The Stream

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe wins fourth term in landslide

The president of Togo has declared victory in the country’s election, extending his 15-year rule and his family’s more than half-century grip on power. But the opposition is challenging Faure Gnassingbe’s win. The runner-up says there has been massive fraud and is calling for protests. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from the country’s capital, Lome. … Read more Togo President Faure Gnassingbe wins fourth term in landslide

Duck semen, antibiotics and the power of microbiomes

IN THE PRESS- Monday, 2020.02.24: we talk about the rapid rise in the number of coronavirus cases in Italy and how it has created panic in Europe. We also take a look at divergent views on the elections in Togo. We also find out more about the struggles of Greta Thunberg and how she overcame … Read more Duck semen, antibiotics and the power of microbiomes

Togo’s president Gnassingbe likely to win fourth term

Votes are being counted in Togo’s presidential election. After 15 years in power, President Faure Gnassingbe is expected to secure a fourth term – further extending his family’s rule, which has lasted more than half a century. After changing the Constitution last year, another term could see him stay in power until 2030. Al Jazeera’s … Read more Togo’s president Gnassingbe likely to win fourth term

Togo president Gnassingbe expected to win fourth term in contentious election

The home of a key Togo opposition candidate was surrounded by security forces just hours after polls closed on Saturday in elections widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power. 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: … Read more Togo president Gnassingbe expected to win fourth term in contentious election

Togo: Last-minute campaigning ahead of Saturday’s vote

Incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe is seeking to win a fourth straight term in office. While the opposition has had difficulty rallying behind a single candidate, voters will decide whether to hold on to the dynasty that has ruled the nation for more than half a century or put their faith in a new leader. Al … Read more Togo: Last-minute campaigning ahead of Saturday’s vote

Togo’s Fimo228 festival: Harnessing fashion in the fight against AIDS

Togo’s seventh International Fashion Festival is proof that fashion can be both fun and informative. This year, the event teamed up with the UN in its fight against HIV/AIDS. A fashion show organised in the streets of the capital Lomé was a colourful celebration of home-grown talent, a night that culminated in the distribution of … Read more Togo’s Fimo228 festival: Harnessing fashion in the fight against AIDS

Lesotho PM to be charged with murder of estranged wife

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down ahead of his inauguration in 2017. The beleaguered premier announced he would quit by the end of July. Also, in South Sudan, rival leaders agree to form a unity government just two days before a … Read more Lesotho PM to be charged with murder of estranged wife

Longtime leader Gnassingbe seeks fourth term in Togo’s election

When voters in Togo head to the polls this weekend they will have to choose between keeping a dynasty that has ruled the tiny West African nation for more than half a century, or a new leader. In the first of a series of stories on the election, Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris went to Lome, … Read more Longtime leader Gnassingbe seeks fourth term in Togo’s election

Togo’s Fimo228 festival shakes up African fashion codes

The garden of a luxury hotel opposite the sea provides the idyllic setting for the seventh edition of Fimo228, the International Festival of African Fashion in Lomé, Togo. Its founder, designer and model agency boss Jacques Logoh has selected 32 stylists to promote the very best of contemporary African fashion. A celebration of cultural cross-pollination, … Read more Togo’s Fimo228 festival shakes up African fashion codes

West Africa: Meet the African-Americans returning to the continent

Last year, to mark four centuries since the start of slavery, Ghana launched a project to encourage people of African descent from around the world to visit their motherland. As a result, some 750,000 people heeded the call and travelled to the country in 2019. But some African-Americans have gone even further and have answered the call to settle … Read more West Africa: Meet the African-Americans returning to the continent

Recycling, ecojogging: Togo’s citizens sow seeds of environmental awareness

In Togo, the sorting and recycling of waste is beginning to take off. In the capital Lomé, a series of initiatives – from business ventures to schools and leisure – are helping to sow the seeds of environmental awareness. Our team reports. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN … Read more Recycling, ecojogging: Togo’s citizens sow seeds of environmental awareness