World Obesity Day: Experts warn of overweight misconceptions in Africa
05 March 2022 | 8:13 am
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.
South African-American businessman Patrick Soon-Shiong was joined by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday to open a vaccine facility aimed at tackling a dearth of manufacturing capacity on the African continent
A Munich museum says 50 objects in its collection are of questionable provenance and may have been stolen by a German military commander during colonial times.
African nations have a varied approach to Islamic law. A few majority Muslim countries, like Somalia, have embraced it while others, like Senegal, have rejected it. Some have opted for a mix.
South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma appeared in court on Monday (January 31) to face a long-standing corruption trial regarding a $2 billion government arms deal. Zuma's lawyers had argued that lead state prosecutor, Billy Downer, should be removed from the case, claiming that Downer is biased and his involvement would result in Zuma not getting a fair trial.
The NGO World Vision says as many as one million girls across sub-Saharan Africa may not return to school due to pregnancy.
The number of cancer cases is notably on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa. But medical professionals say there is not enough awareness, facilities, or political will to change the situation.
The Lions of Teranga reign supreme! Senegal have put a new name on the AFCON trophy after beating Egypt 4-2 on penalties. It was a final of the goalkeepers as Senegal's Edouard Mendy and Egypt's Mohamed Abou Gabal, aka Gabaski, made some stunning saves to keep out the opposition. Gabal in particular thwarted a 5th minute Sadio Mané penalty. But after no team could be separated after 120 minutes, Mané made amends from the penalty spot to send his team into delirium. Jean-Emile Jammine is joined by Sports Editor Simon Harding, Sports Reporter James Vasina and Eurosport's Ruben Slagter for this special edition.
The government of Burkina Faso said last week that it had averted a plot by armed forces to take over the country. This attempted coup in Burkina Faso comes hot on the heels of military take-overs in Mali as well as in Guinea.
It's a triumphant homecoming for the Lions of Teranga as Senegal's national squad returns from their victory over Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations. Meanwhile, there are fears of a humanitarian crisis in Madagascar after Cyclone Batsirai leaves devastation in its wake. Plus, a panel concludes that South African police were not prepared to deal with last year's deadly pro-Zuma riots. It finds that significant intelligence lapses left hundreds dead.
A panel of experts has said some of the blame for days of looting and arson last year, in which more than 300 people died, lies with the country's leadership.
The African continent has recorded a spike in military coups in the last year. The latest hijack of power happened on Monday, January 24th, 2022 when some military officers in the West African nation of Burkina Faso unseated President Roch Kabore. Here are the four coups that have taken place in Africa over the past year.
Shunned in the Global North due to privacy and security issues, Huawei is a front-runner in Africa. But the Chinese giant's data collection methods may also appeal to authoritarian regimes as a way to cling to power.
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