Breast cancer in Africa: A growing dilemma
18 October 2021 | 4:00 pm
As the world marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we examine the rising rates of breast cancer in Nigeria, Uganda and Malawi. Lifesaving information is often scarce and many patients lack access to adequate treatment.
25 May 2022
A Nigerian project is turning looted works of African art into non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, in a form of "alternative repatriation".
26 May 2022
Olaf Scholz signed deals that will see Germany help African nations build their infrastructure to extract and export oil and gas to Europe. He also promised to keep German troops in the Sahel.
30 May 2022
Throughout history, Venetians have learned to live with high tides, known as acqua alta. But now, climate change is taking its toll on the ancient city, with flooding increasing in both frequency and intensity. Massive barriers, which temporarily separate the Venetian lagoon from the sea, have been designed to fend off the water. But they have also raised a difficult question: should Venice save itself or the lagoon’s fragile ecosystem?
1 Jun 2022
With record-high temperatures in Northern Africa and food security worries from Egypt to Morocco, agrivoltaic projects in the region are getting more and more attention.
2 Jun 2022
The YouTube Africa Day Concert 2022 seeks to bring Africans, the Diaspora, and people from across the world together to celebrate a continent that is home to more than 1.5 billion people and find new ways of artistic expression. This year’s concert features artists from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, South Africa, and Congo.
5 Jun 2022
The world's most ignored displacement crises are in Africa, according to an annual ranking. It's the first time all 10 are on the African continent.
5 Jun 2022
In Africa, where many countries outlaw homosexuality, LGBT people live in fear of attacks and imprisonment.
7 Jun 2022
Germany is keen to ditch Russian oil and gas for good and find new sources of energy, while Africa has abundant fuel reserves. The German-Africa Energy Forum has helped delegates develop mutually beneficial partnerships.
13 Jun 2022
March 17, 1992: This date will forever be remembered in South Africa as the day when whites voted to end the apartheid system that privileged them and oppressed others. The country has seen momentous change since then — but is still wracked by injustice and poverty.
14 Jun 2022
Senegalese President Macky Sall, who is the current chair of the African Union, granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI in Paris. He discussed his meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin last week in Sochi, which focused on the issue of grain supplies stuck in Ukrainian ports. Sall said he stressed to Putin that Africa is suffering from the war in Ukraine, as it already faces a shortage of grain and fertiliser. He warned of a possible "famine" on the continent if African farmers have insufficient fertiliser for their crops.
16 Jun 2022
Tax revenues could make a vital contribution to the development of African countries. But the untapped informal sector, also known as the shadow economy, and inadequate collection of taxes stand in the way.
22 Jun 2022
A new deal paves the way for the development of the first African-owned Covid-19 vaccines. Cape Town-based Afrigen is working with a Belgian biotech company to develop mRNA shots. Also, Kenya has no reproductive health legislation but the public is going to give its input on a regional bill that could make a big difference to sexual health services. Finally, in football news, Senegal's Sadio Mané moves to Bayern Munich.
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China said the device deviated from its route, and "accidentally strayed over Latin America and the Caribbean." This comes even as the US is seaching for the remains of the suspected surveillence balloon it shot down.
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During the 2023 GRAMMY Awards held on Sunday night, Beyoncé collected her 32nd trophy, making history as the most-awarded Grammy winner of all time. Beyoncé was awarded Best Dance/ Electronic Recording for her single Break My Soul, and Best Dance/ Electronic Album for the lead's record Renaissance.
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Eddy Kenzo keeps scaling heights in music. The Ugandan who won admiration at home for winning attention at the Grammys is unrivaled among east African singers. Fans say he embodies hope that even the poorest can triumph.
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The Belgian government is assessing whether to extend the life of three nuclear reactors that had been due to close in 2025, citing a need to "reduce risks in the energy supply" in lieu of the war in Ukraine.
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After 20 years working for a big IT firm and spending his vacations connecting with the natural world, Gautum Shah decided to quit his job and use his skills to do something he truly cared about: preserving wildlife. His production company Internet of Elephants makes games using real conservation data. The idea is to boost preservation efforts by helping people feel closer to wild animals.