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Africa's glaciers to melt, millions of poor face drought, floods, UN says

Africa's glaciers to melt, millions of poor face drought, floods, UN says

Africa's fabled eastern glaciers will vanish in two decades, 118 million poor people face immanent drought, floods or extreme heat, and climate change could also shave 3% off continental GDP by mid-century, the UN climate agency warned on Tuesday.

Qatar Airways expands Africa network

Qatar Airways expands Africa network

Qatar Airways continues to be the leading global carrier connecting Africa, operating one of the largest and most reliable networks in the region.

HBKU’s CSE team wins first place in Middle East and Africa at ITU AI4Dev Challenge

HBKU’s CSE team wins first place in Middle East and Africa at ITU AI4Dev Challenge

The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) recently highlighted the significant positive impact of their work in the field of artificial intelligence ...

WHO warns malaria fight flat-lining

WHO warns malaria fight flat-lining

Progress in eliminating malaria has stalled in recent years, the World Health Organization said Monday, with more than 400,000 people once again estimated to have died from the disease last year.

GUQ- to hold workshop on Africa’s place on world stage

GUQ- to hold workshop on Africa’s place on world stage

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner, is offering enrolment in an online Diplomatic Education Workshop titled 'Africa’s Place on the World Stage,' to discuss how the rapid urbanisation and economic development are reshaping the future of Africa.

Nigeria police says 22 officers killed in protests

Nigeria police says 22 officers killed in protests

Nigeria police said Friday that 22 officers were killed and 205 police stations destroyed during nationwide protests this month and denied reports it had shot at peaceful demonstrators.

Ooredoo Money service to allow transfers direct to Mobile Wallets in Africa

Ooredoo Money service to allow transfers direct to Mobile Wallets in Africa

Qatar’s leading telecommunications operator has announced its Ooredoo Money service will now allow customers to send transfers direct to Mobile Wallets in Africa.

200 killed in African floods

200 killed in African floods

Floods generated by exceptional rainfall have killed more than 200 people and affected over a million more, in a band of countries from Senegal to Sudan, the UN and local authorities said Friday.

Pandemic accelerating in Africa, test kits needed, WHO says

Pandemic accelerating in Africa, test kits needed, WHO says

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating in Africa, spreading to rural areas after international travellers brought it to capital cities, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

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