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  • All African countries now have coronavirus lab testing capacity: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Jun 24, 2020 06:10 PM IST

    All African countries now have coronavirus lab testing capacity: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also warned that the pandemic was accelerating.

  • China silent amid global calls to give Africa debt relief Apr 29, 2020 11:21 AM IST

    China silent amid global calls to give Africa debt relief

    The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have announced immediate relief measures, including freeing up billions in debt payments and expectations for help from China are high across resource-rich Africa, but Beijing has remained silent.

  • How Africa risks reeling from a health crisis to a food crisis Apr 24, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    How Africa risks reeling from a health crisis to a food crisis

    Although food truck drivers are meant to be exempt from lockdown restrictions, many are afraid for their own safety, or fear they will be fined or arrested by overzealous police.

  • Apple expands services business to markets in Africa and beyond Apr 21, 2020 02:11 PM IST

    Apple expands services business to markets in Africa and beyond

    Apple said it would expand the App Store to 20 countries, eight of them in Africa, and will offer its streaming Apple Music service in 52 additional countries and regions.

  • 10 African countries have no ventilators. That’s only part of the problem Apr 19, 2020 03:59 PM IST

    10 African countries have no ventilators. That’s only part of the problem

    Basic supplies like oxygen and soap are needed first to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Coronavirus deaths across Africa hit 1,000: AFP tally Apr 18, 2020 07:17 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Coronavirus deaths across Africa hit 1,000: AFP tally

    African countries have recorded a total of 19,334 infections since the virus emerged in China in late December, the figures show.

  • At least 300,000 Africans expected to die in pandemic: UNECA Apr 17, 2020 05:25 PM IST

    At least 300,000 Africans expected to die in pandemic: UNECA

    Africa's 54 countries have so far reported fewer than 20,000 confirmed cases of the disease, just a fraction of the more than two million cases reported globally. But the World Health Organisation warned on Thursday that Africa could see as many as 10 million cases in three to six months.

  • PBOC buying Indian equity – Should this bother our policymakers? Apr 14, 2020 03:59 PM IST

    PBOC buying Indian equity – Should this bother our policymakers?

    Past crises are proof that Chinese firms acquire discounted assets around the globe

  • Coronavirus pandemic | IMF approves debt relief for 25 poor countries Apr 14, 2020 07:58 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | IMF approves debt relief for 25 poor countries

    The countries benefitting are nearly all in Africa, but also include Afghanistan, Yemen and Haiti.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | African economies hard hit by COVID-19 Apr 12, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | African economies hard hit by COVID-19

    The African Union estimates that around 20 million jobs, in formal and informal sectors, are under threat.

  • Some African countries heading for coronavirus peak in weeks: WHO Apr 09, 2020 10:25 PM IST

    Some African countries heading for coronavirus peak in weeks: WHO

    The numbers of recorded coronavirus infections in Africa have been relatively low so far - with nearly 11,000 cases and 562 deaths, according to a Reuters tally based on government statements and WHO data.

  • In pics | Lockdown saving lives, but ruining livelihoods in Africa Apr 07, 2020 06:23 PM IST

    In pics | Lockdown saving lives, but ruining livelihoods in Africa

    Here is the impact of the lockdown due to the coronavirus in Africa.

  • WHO slams 'racist' calls for Africa to be vaccine testing ground Apr 07, 2020 09:06 AM IST

    WHO slams 'racist' calls for Africa to be vaccine testing ground

    WHO director-general told a virtual news conference, insisting "we will follow all the rules to test any vaccine or therapeutics all over the world whether it is in Europe, Africa or wherever.

  • India, Africa will scale greater heights hand-in-hand: Foreign Secretary Feb 13, 2020 08:28 AM IST

    India, Africa will scale greater heights hand-in-hand: Foreign Secretary

    India's relationship with Africa progressed through consultative and responsive mechanisms under the rubric of the India-Africa Forum Summit and the conference of 2015 infused a new dynamism in the ties, he said at the valedictory session of a conference on "Understanding Africa: Continuity and Change" at the India International Centre here.

  • India rice exports hit 8-year low as price rise dents demand Feb 06, 2020 12:16 PM IST

    India rice exports hit 8-year low as price rise dents demand

    The south Asian country's exports stood at 9.87 million tonnes in 2019, the lowest since 2011, and down from 12.05 million tonnes in 2018, according to data compiled by the ministry of commerce and industry.

  • Jaishankar in Niger inaugurates first convention centre made by India in Africa to honour Gandhi Jan 22, 2020 09:06 AM IST

    Jaishankar in Niger inaugurates first convention centre made by India in Africa to honour Gandhi

    The establishment of the Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre (MGICC) is a landmark for India-Niger friendship, as also a symbol of India's firm commitment towards Africa, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

  • India signs MoU with Africa for online courses; focus on Study in India, National Research Foundation Aug 26, 2019 05:04 PM IST

    India signs MoU with Africa for online courses; focus on Study in India, National Research Foundation

    MHRD Secretary expects Rs. 100,000 crore investment in National Research Foundation over next 5 years.

  • Jihadists kill pastor, four others in Africa's Burkina Faso church attack Apr 29, 2019 04:37 PM IST

    Jihadists kill pastor, four others in Africa's Burkina Faso church attack

    It was the first attack on a church since jihadist violence erupted in the west African nation. Muslim clerics and imams have been targeted as well.

  • Ivanka Trump plans Africa trip to promote women's initiative Apr 04, 2019 08:00 AM IST

    Ivanka Trump plans Africa trip to promote women's initiative

    The White House said on Wednesday that her schedule includes a women's economic empowerment summit in Ivory Coast as well as site visits and meetings with political leaders, executives and female entrepreneurs in both countries.

  • India, Africa should examine if they can forge free trade pact: Suresh Prabhu Mar 18, 2019 04:24 PM IST

    India, Africa should examine if they can forge free trade pact: Suresh Prabhu

    Addressing a conference, the minister said India's exports of services and merchandise together would touch a record $540 billion in the current financial year ending March 31, reflecting its robust economic fundamentals.

  • Podcast | Digging deeper - China's rise in Africa Mar 14, 2019 12:47 PM IST

    Podcast | Digging deeper - China's rise in Africa

    Africa has six of the ten fastest growing economies in the world. From 2018 to 2035, according to one UN prediction, all ten of the world's fastest growing cities will be African. China knows these numbers best.

  • Exim Bank bullish on Africa, some south Asian countries Mar 01, 2019 03:05 PM IST

    Exim Bank bullish on Africa, some south Asian countries

    Managing director of Exim Bank David Rasquinha said the financing entity was engaged in some infrastructure projects in Africa where the quantum of finance extended was close to USD 2.5 billion in aggregate.

  • Bank of Baroda to shut three African branches by June Dec 17, 2018 07:02 PM IST

    Bank of Baroda to shut three African branches by June

    The bank in a regulatory filing said that as per the government guidelines for rationalisation of overseas presence, increase in efficiency and profitability of the overseas offices, it will close down branches in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Ghana by June 30, 2019.

  • Study shows whole of Africa was cradle of humankind Dec 03, 2018 12:49 PM IST

    Study shows whole of Africa was cradle of humankind

    For a long time, East Africa has been considered the place of origin of the earliest hominins and lithic technology.

  • World should invest in Africa to fight poverty, says Gates foundation citing example of India, China Sep 18, 2018 11:43 AM IST

    World should invest in Africa to fight poverty, says Gates foundation citing example of India, China

    The foundation, founded by billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, in its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report released Tuesday argues that gains in lifting millions out of persistent poverty in China and India could be eclipsed by burgeoning birth rates in the poorest countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

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