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  • Africa climate activists have mixed feelings about COP27 Nov 19, 2022 12:56 PM IST

    Africa climate activists have mixed feelings about COP27

    Sudanese climate activist Nisreen Elsaim doubted the final outcome would satisfy the continent's needs.

  • Climate change contributed to deadly West African floods, scientists find Nov 17, 2022 06:22 PM IST

    Climate change contributed to deadly West African floods, scientists find

    The floods, which killed more than 600 people in Nigeria and more than 200 in Niger and Chad, were the consequence of an extremely wet rainy season.

  • This week in pics: Stunning images from across the world Nov 13, 2022 11:55 AM IST

    This week in pics: Stunning images from across the world

    From enjoying rides on penny-farthing bicycles in historical costumes to celebrations of Day of Dead, here are some compelling images from what happened around the world this week.

  • Central African Republic seeks Indian firms like Vedanta to mine gold, uranium Nov 08, 2022 03:49 PM IST

    Central African Republic seeks Indian firms like Vedanta to mine gold, uranium

    The African nation's Minister for Economy Lea Doumta, who led a delegation on a two-day visit here, said her country is "mighty impressed" with India's growth and development model and is keen to emulate it.

  • Passengers stranded as pilots at Kenya Airways strike Nov 05, 2022 01:11 PM IST

    Passengers stranded as pilots at Kenya Airways strike

    The strike that commenced at 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) will affect thousands of business and leisure travellers at one of Africa's most important aviation hubs.

  • India emerged as leading defence exporter in recent years; could fulfill Africa's maritime, aerospace and defence requirements: Exim Bank report Nov 01, 2022 02:18 PM IST

    India emerged as leading defence exporter in recent years; could fulfill Africa's maritime, aerospace and defence requirements: Exim Bank report

    The report by India Exim Bank, titled ‘Reinvigorating India’s Economic Engagements with Southern Africa’, was released at the inauguration of the CII-Exim Bank Regional Conclave on India-Southern Africa Growth Partnership

  • Ethiopia peace talks start in South Africa Oct 25, 2022 05:27 PM IST

    Ethiopia peace talks start in South Africa

    The peace talks are being mediated by the African Union and are the first formal ones since war broke out two years ago.

  • Defence minister Rajnath Singh to host his counterparts from Africa during DefExpo Oct 16, 2022 04:50 PM IST

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh to host his counterparts from Africa during DefExpo

    The India-Africa Defence Dialogue (IADD) will be held on the sidelines of the 12th DefExpo.

  • Indian pharma company Maiden's syrups tied to 66 deaths in Gambia: WHO Oct 05, 2022 09:10 PM IST

    Indian pharma company Maiden's syrups tied to 66 deaths in Gambia: WHO

    The four products have been identified in Gambia but may have been distributed, through informal markets, to other countries or regions, World Health Organization said.

  • Covid pandemic created immunisation gaps in Africa. Over half a million children are at risk: WHO Sep 24, 2022 12:26 PM IST

    Covid pandemic created immunisation gaps in Africa. Over half a million children are at risk: WHO

    The repercussions of the pandemic on routine immunisation programmes in the African region are yet to be fully realised. What we do know so far is that the pandemic has resulted in substantial disruptions to national routine immunisation programmes.

  • Cheetahs from Namibia soak in ambience of new home in India, appear to be at ease after initial hesitation Sep 18, 2022 05:28 PM IST

    Cheetahs from Namibia soak in ambience of new home in India, appear to be at ease after initial hesitation

    The eight Namibian cheetahs that were just released into Madhya Pradesh's Kuno National Park (KNP) appeared to be progressively acclimating to the new habitat

  • From extinction to re-introduction: Brief history of India cheetah Sep 12, 2022 09:20 PM IST

    From extinction to re-introduction: Brief history of India cheetah

    The cheetah is the only large carnivore that got completely wiped out from India, mainly due to their use for coursing, sport hunting, over-hunting and habitat loss.

  • Cheetah reintroduction: All but one village in Kuno national park resettled, say officials Sep 12, 2022 05:54 PM IST

    Cheetah reintroduction: All but one village in Kuno national park resettled, say officials

    The lone remaining Bagcha village with 148 houses will be resettled before September 17 and all preparations have been made in this regard.

  • EPFO proposes to set up offices and service centres in Latin America and Africa: Report Sep 12, 2022 08:14 AM IST

    EPFO proposes to set up offices and service centres in Latin America and Africa: Report

    EPFO is also looking to rope in global experts to help it become a leaner organisation

  • China’s BRI is not just a debt trap but a trade trap too Sep 08, 2022 08:56 AM IST

    China’s BRI is not just a debt trap but a trade trap too

    Opportunity for developed world to woo recipients of Chinese funds through active investments in productive value chains in these countries and make them a core part of the world economic engine

  • Russia has made worrying inroads into Africa Sep 05, 2022 09:54 AM IST

    Russia has made worrying inroads into Africa

    If the west is to counter Moscow’s influence, it must offer something better

  • Why the US is re-engaging with Africa Sep 02, 2022 04:09 PM IST

    Why the US is re-engaging with Africa

    China has built much of the continent’s infrastructure while Russia has deployed mercenaries to prop up dictatorships

  • 61-year-old from Vizag climbs Kilimanjaro with wife, says 'her willpower helped' Aug 31, 2022 03:52 PM IST

    61-year-old from Vizag climbs Kilimanjaro with wife, says 'her willpower helped'

    "Despite the extreme mountain sickness including vomiting, headache and losing our appetite, we made it," the proud couple said.

  • Japan PM Fumio Kishida: Tokyo will provide $30 billion in aid to Africa over three years Aug 27, 2022 03:43 PM IST

    Japan PM Fumio Kishida: Tokyo will provide $30 billion in aid to Africa over three years

    Kishida spoke by video link to the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) being held in Tunisia.

  • U.N.-chartered ship in Ukraine readying for journey to Africa Aug 14, 2022 11:53 AM IST

    U.N.-chartered ship in Ukraine readying for journey to Africa

    It will be the first humanitarian food aid cargo bound for Africa since Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

  • Airtel Africa signs up for $125 million credit pact with Citi Aug 10, 2022 04:54 PM IST

    Airtel Africa signs up for $125 million credit pact with Citi

    The company, which has telecom and mobile money operations in 14 African countries, said the facility involves borrowing both in local currencies and US dollar.

  • Life expectancy in African region increases by 10 years, biggest in world: WHO Aug 06, 2022 12:51 PM IST

    Life expectancy in African region increases by 10 years, biggest in world: WHO

    But the World Health Organisation also cautioned that the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic at the end of this period could have a disruptive impact on these huge gains going forward.

  • Used clothes from UK and US are ending up in mounds on African beaches Jul 28, 2022 12:17 PM IST

    Used clothes from UK and US are ending up in mounds on African beaches

    How fast fashion is causing Ghana's beaches to choke.

  • This 170-carat pink diamond may be the biggest ever found globally Jul 27, 2022 10:12 AM IST

    This 170-carat pink diamond may be the biggest ever found globally

    Named "The Lulo Rose", it was recently discovered in Angola in Africa.

  • Huge funding announced to roll-out first-ever malaria vaccine in Africa Jul 22, 2022 06:46 AM IST

    Huge funding announced to roll-out first-ever malaria vaccine in Africa

    Malaria remains a primary cause of childhood illness and death in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2020, nearly half a million African children died from malaria or 1 child died of malaria every minute, WHO said in a statement after the announcement in Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo.