Zimbabwe hit by malaria outbreak amid Covid-19 lockdown
22 April 2020 | 10:52 am
Zimbabwe's health system is being stretched even further by malaria outbreaks that have killed at least 131 people. Also, Burkina Faso and Ghana have started to ease coronavirus lockdown measures but the number of cases continue to rise in both countries and there are fears that the changes have come too early. And finally, in Gabon, masks are now compulsory but the majority of poeple still lack equipment and are struggling economically.
People are still talking about Ghana's unique bus shelter made of plastic waste. It has been billed as a novel and sustainable way to put discarded plastic to use and fight pollution.
Burkina Faso's former president Blaise Compaore was sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment for complicity in the 1987 murder of his predecessor Thomas Sankara in a coup, a military tribunal ruled on Wednesday, April 6.
More than 34 years after Thomas Sankara's assassination, a trial to establish the facts has taken place. For some, justice that has been delayed for deceades is finally being served.
Zimbabwe has introduced virtual trials and court hearings in the hope of cutting its huge case backlog. Many cases were postponed because of COVID-19 restrictions.
In Ghana, having baby twins brings an opportunity to beg for alms. It is a long held myth among poor households. But this is often a fallacy.
The passengers were travelling overnight for Easter activities. Road accidents are common on Zimbabwe's cratered roads.
The non-governmental organization Right to Play is partnering with schools in Ghana to introduce new learning methods anchored in playing. They use different types of fun, active and engaging games to ignite a passion for learning in children.
A four-day day paragliding festival has returned to the skies of eastern Ghana after the pandemic forced a two-year hiatus. The country’s first tandem paragliding pilot, Jonathan Quaye, spent years working to get this certification, and now hopes to share his love for the skies with his fellow Ghanaians.
We take a look back at the life of Ghana's independence figure Kwame Nkrumah, who died half a century ago today. But first, Mali accuses France of violating parts of its controlled airspace after drone footage shot by the French military showed soldiers covering corpses with sand. And as South Africa marks its own Freedom Day, we take a closer look at how an NFT of Nelson Mandela's arrest warrant could help save the country's Liliesleaf Museum.
Young climate activists like Perk Pomeyie are leading the way to change attitudes to protect Ghana’s environment.
Ghana is committed to managing its debt without assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta said, expressing his confidence that government measures were moving the country in the right direction.
Hope is all but lost that eight miners trapped in a flooded mine in Burkina Faso for a month may have survived. Also, suspects are arrested in Mali after authorities say they foiled a coup attempt earlier this month. And advocates calling for tax reform on the continent say that lawmakers should be on the sharp end of pushing for changes that will tackle an unequal system.
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