It’s an exciting time for filmmakers and movie fans around the world: Academy Awards season is here. And with several African films up for official nominations, people across the continent will be paying close attention when those nominations are announced on Monday.
Africa surpassed 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 as the continent praised for its early response to the pandemic now struggles with a dangerous resurgence and medical oxygen often runs desperately short.
News that the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine has shown about 60 percent efficacy on HIV-positive patients and that it seems to work against the variant of the virus now dominant in South Africa is being welcomed with relief in the country, but further studies are urged.
The first trial in Africa to test two new vaccines to protect against HIV got under way in Uganda this week, raising hopes of an end to the epidemic that affects millions of people across the continent.
After a three-day boat trip from Western Sahara, Mohceine Ait Lamadane reached the Canaries and from there traveled to Italy, taking advantage of a system swamped by arrivals and slowed by the coronavirus.
At a time when Africa is mobilizing resources for pandemic recovery and sustainable development, illicit financial flows (IFFs) are robbing the continent of $50 billion annually, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a high-level virtual meeting held under the African Union’s (AU) ‘Silencing the Guns’ initiative.
The trade between Iran and African countries reached $180.4 million in the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 20-October 21), announced the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).