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Pandemic hobby grows into plan for Africa's largest photography library
Since the pandemic forced many U.S. bookshops to close or slash prices, Ghanaian New Yorker Paul Ninson amassed 30,000 African photo books for a library he hopes will inspire the next generation of photographers back home.
Bestselling author Wilbur Smith dies aged 88
Author Wilbur Smith died at his home in South Africa on Saturday after a decades-long career in writing, his office said. He was 88.
UK plans to hold asylum seekers in offshore processing centres in Africa
The United Kingdom is planning to introduce legislation that would enable authorities to send asylum seekers abroad for processing in an Australian-style offshore centre, according to media reports.
West African regional bloc adopts new plan to launch single currency in 2027
A group of 15 West African countries have adopted a new road map to launch a single currency in 2027 after its previous plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Africa’s Oscar-shortlisted films show an industry spreading across borders
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.
NDF allocates €200m for promoting exports to Africa
Iran’s National Development Fund (NDF) opened a €200 million credit line for the country’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) to use for developing exports of goods and services to African states.
Africa reaches 100,000 known COVID-19 deaths as danger grows
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.
Novavax COVID-19 vaccine news welcomed in South Africa
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.
Africa steps up fight against HIV with trial of new combination vaccines
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.
From Africa to Europe via Canary Islands
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.
Illicit financial flows threaten security, stability in Africa: UN deputy chief
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.

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