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Africa faces 'hunger pandemic' as coronavirus destroys jobs and fuels poverty

Africa faces 'hunger pandemic' as coronavirus destroys jobs and fuels poverty

Since South Africa went into lockdown four weeks ago to slow the spread of the coronavirus, hairdresser Nasreen Pillay has had no income.

Africa's biggest airline fights for 'survival' amid pandemic: CEO

Africa's biggest airline fights for 'survival' amid pandemic: CEO

In early March, Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told an aviation conference in Addis Ababa the coronavirus pandemic was ‘a temporary problem’ — comparable to a natural disaster ...

Africa needs more than $200 billion to respond to pandemic, UN chief says

Africa needs more than $200 billion to respond to pandemic, UN chief says

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged creditors to grant a debt standstill for all developing countries, not just the poorest

Desert locust outbreak the worst in decades in eastern Africa: FAO

Desert locust outbreak the worst in decades in eastern Africa: FAO

Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials warned, saying action now, will avert a major food crisis later.

New EU chief in Ethiopia for first trip outside bloc

New EU chief in Ethiopia for first trip outside bloc

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen arrived in Ethiopia on Saturday, her first trip outside Europe since assuming her post ...

Burkina Faso army says 32 'terrorists' killed in two operations

Burkina Faso army says 32 'terrorists' killed in two operations

The Burkina Faso army said on Sunday it had killed 32 ‘terrorists’ in two operations in the north of the country, the latest deadly incidents in the West African country struggling to quell a rising militant revolt.

Humanity's homeland found in ancient Botswana

Humanity's homeland found in ancient Botswana

Modern humans emerged 200,000 years ago in a region of northern Botswana, scientists claimed Monday

QRCS pursues stronger humanitarian diplomacy in Africa

QRCS pursues stronger humanitarian diplomacy in Africa

A high-profile delegation from Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has recently completed a tour to enhance humanitarian diplomacy in Africa.

Malaysia eyes Qatar as hub for African markets

Malaysia eyes Qatar as hub for African markets

Malaysia is exploring the possibility of making Qatar as its gateway to major markets in Africa, while at the same time, to be the Gulf state’s hub for the Southeast Asian region, an official of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) has said.

Qatar Chamber promotes local industry across African continent

Qatar Chamber promotes local industry across African continent

Qatar Chamber has sent a trade delegation to Ethiopia and Kenya to promote Qatar’s economy and to open new channels of cooperation for Qatar businessmen to invest in the African continent and to find a new destination for Qatari products and other exports.

Fighting against the clock, aid workers rescue more victims of African cyclone

Fighting against the clock, aid workers rescue more victims of African cyclone

Rescue workers plucked more survivors from trees and roofs to safety on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods ...

Poverty not an obstacle to excellent healthcare in Africa: Gates

Poverty not an obstacle to excellent healthcare in Africa: Gates

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said Sunday that excellent basic healthcare that would prevent easily treatable but deadly conditions was achievable even in Africa's poorest nations.