Africa eyes the global cannabis market
09 April 2022 | 3:39 pm
Africa's rapidly developing cannabis industry could soon supply the entire world. Uganda is already cultivating medical cannabis for the German pharmaceutical market.
The first case of wild polio to be reported in Africa in five years has been confirmed in Malawi. Africa had been declared polio-free in August 2020.
The practice of force-feeding babies and toddlers is common in many African countries. Health experts warn that while this gives adults full control it can harm a child's development.
Africa continues to be plagued with conflicts, extremist activities and governance instabilities. But why are these conflicts and instabilities not disappearing? What can a body like the African Union do to resolve the situation? The founder and executive director of African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) based in South Africa, Dr. Vasu Gounden talks to DW.
The world was shocked when the Omicron variant was discovered in South Africa last year. But life is almost back to normal there. The government has lifted most lockdown restrictions, and tourists are flocking back.
At AfricaNXT 2022, our panel considered the changing faces of content creation across time and explore the role of technology and social media in this evolution, focusing on what this change means for Nigerian content creators and what the future holds.
Many African parents wrongly believe that having overweight children symbolizes affluence in society. Nutritionists are now seeking to educate them on the health risks posed by obesity and being overweight.
Nigeria, Senegal and Algeria have criticized Ukraine's effort to recruit international fighters for its war with Russia. Analysts say those who have responded to the call need to reconsider.
As commodity prices spike because of the war in Ukraine, South Africa's finance minister warns that the country might face fallout from inflation of food and oil prices, but that the conflict could also lead to a boost in the country's export revenue. Plus, there are warnings of a humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso's northern city of Djibo. Hundreds of thousands of people there are struggling to get food or water as jihadists besiege the city.
Police in South Africa say 72 people have been killed and over 1,200 have been arrested in unrest set off by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. In a statement Tuesday night, police Maj. Gen. Mathapelo Peters said many of the deaths were caused by stampedes when shops were being looted.
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.
Whistleblowers uncover corruption and help bring the truth to light, often benefiting society in the process. But in Africa they face dismissal, violence and murder. Extensive legislation seldom offers real protection.
Heads of states, scientists and campaigners head to Dakar for the World Water Forum as the UN warns that water security across the continent is dangerously low. And high seas protection talks fail to reach a deal.
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