Articles about Africa

Tanzania: Passenger plane crashes into Lake Victoria, rescue operations underway

06 Nov 2022

Tanzania
Tanzania: Passenger plane crashes into Lake Victoria, rescue operations underway

A passenger plane of Precision Air on Sunday crashed into Lake Victoria in Tanzania possibly due to bad weather.

Gurugram to get the world's largest safari park

30 Sep 2022

Gurugram
Gurugram to get the world's largest safari park

Looks like The Millennium city of India is all set to become a little more "wild."

Kenya: Elephants, stuck in mud for 2 days, finally rescued

15 Sep 2022

Kenya
Kenya: Elephants, stuck in mud for 2 days, finally rescued

For two elephants in Kenya, a mere water drinking trip turned into a near-death experience as they got stuck in a pool of mud.

5 health benefits of African pear you must know about

30 Aug 2022

Health & Wellness
5 health benefits of African pear you must know about

A native fruit of Africa, bush or African pear is a seasonal fruit that is mainly found in southeast Nigeria.

Angola: Rare pink diamond discovered; largest in 300 years
Angola: Rare pink diamond discovered; largest in 300 years

An exceptional pure pink diamond, considered to be the largest discovered in 300 years, has been found in Angola, a Central African country.

Monkeypox: Symptoms, precautions and other important details
Monkeypox: Symptoms, precautions and other important details

With India reporting its second monkeypox case from Kerala on Monday, a high alert has been sounded in all the districts of the state.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Like Sri Lanka, these countries too facing economic setback

16 Jul 2022

Egypt
#NewsBytesExplainer: Like Sri Lanka, these countries too facing economic setback

An economic crisis is brewing in many nations, including the neighboring countries of India.

US to distribute monkeypox vaccines nationwide to curb outbreak
US to distribute monkeypox vaccines nationwide to curb outbreak

Amid the surge in monkeypox cases in the United States, the White House said on Tuesday that it will start distributing the monkeypox vaccines across the country, with a focus on people most at risk and communities with the highest number of cases.

Ukraine war could increase production of illegal drugs, says UN

27 Jun 2022

Afghanistan
Ukraine war could increase production of illegal drugs, says UN

The United Nations issued a warning on Monday that the Russia-Ukraine war could enable illicit drug manufacturing to thrive, while noting the future of the opium market is dependent on the situation in Afghanistan.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why Russia-Ukraine war is hitting Gujarat's diamond industry hard?

14 Jun 2022

Gujarat
#NewsBytesExplainer: Why Russia-Ukraine war is hitting Gujarat's diamond industry hard?

The Russia-Ukraine war, which started with Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, has had several adverse effects on the livelihoods of people worldwide.

Ghaziabad: 5-year-old girl's sample sent for monkeypox testing
Ghaziabad: 5-year-old girl's sample sent for monkeypox testing

The sample of a five-year-old was collected for monkeypox testing as a precautionary measure after she complained of itching and rashes on her body, the chief medical officer (CMO) of Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad told ANI on Saturday.

Surveillance, rapid identification, isolation: Centre issues guidelines on monkeypox
Surveillance, rapid identification, isolation: Centre issues guidelines on monkeypox

Amid a surge in monkeypox cases in non-endemic countries, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday issued "Guidelines on Management of Monkeypox Disease."

Monkeypox poses moderate risk to global public health: WHO
Monkeypox poses moderate risk to global public health: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday said monkeypox poses a "moderate risk" to overall public health across the world.

Monkeypox spreads tentacles: US, Canada, Spain, and Portugal confirm cases

19 May 2022

Europe
Monkeypox spreads tentacles: US, Canada, Spain, and Portugal confirm cases

After the UK confirmed a rare monkeypox infection earlier this month, more cases have been detected in the US, Canada, Spain, and Portugal.

UK confirms monkeypox case: Know causes, symptoms, and treatment
UK confirms monkeypox case: Know causes, symptoms, and treatment

The United Kingdom has confirmed a case of the rare monkeypox infection.

Lake Natron: The truth about the red lake of Tanzania

28 Jan 2022

Travel And Tourism
Lake Natron: The truth about the red lake of Tanzania

Lake Natron in Tanzania, East Africa is different from your regular lakes.

South Africa lifts night-curfew as COVID-19 cases decrease: Government officials

31 Dec 2021

South Africa
South Africa lifts night-curfew as COVID-19 cases decrease: Government officials

South Africa, on Thursday, lifted its overnight curfew rules which were in place from midnight to 4:00 am.

A Malian woman has given birth to 9 babies

05 May 2021

Mali
A Malian woman has given birth to 9 babies

A young woman in Mali gave birth to nine babies on Tuesday - joining a very rare club of mothers to nonuplets.

UN report: Women in poor nations can't say, 'No sex'

15 Apr 2021

Asia
UN report: Women in poor nations can't say, 'No sex'

Less than half the women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to say no to sex with their partners, to decide whether to use contraception or to seek health care, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.

'Victim of political machinations,' says Zimbabwe VP amid sex scandal

25 Feb 2021

Zimbabwe
'Victim of political machinations,' says Zimbabwe VP amid sex scandal

Zimbabwe Vice-President Kembo Mohadi (71) has alleged a conspiracy to tarnish his image in the midst of a sex scandal.

'Disease X': Scientist who discovered Ebola warns about deadlier pandemics
'Disease X': Scientist who discovered Ebola warns about deadlier pandemics

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, 86 million people have contracted the virus and over 1.8 million have died from it.

Alibaba founder suspected to be missing after criticizing Chinese government

04 Jan 2021

Alibaba Group
Alibaba founder suspected to be missing after criticizing Chinese government

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has not been seen in public for more than two months now, a development that has sparked questions about his whereabouts.

Nokia 5.4, with quad rear cameras and 4,000mAh battery, launched
Nokia 5.4, with quad rear cameras and 4,000mAh battery, launched

Expanding its portfolio of budget-friendly smartphones, HMD Global has launched the Nokia 5.4 in Europe at €189 (roughly Rs. 16,900).

ICC confirms pathway to Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2022
ICC confirms pathway to Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2022

The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Sunday, announced the rescheduled qualification pathway to the Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup 2022.

Al-Qaeda's No. 2 killed in Iran 3 months ago: Report

14 Nov 2020

Iran
Al-Qaeda's No. 2 killed in Iran 3 months ago: Report

The second-highest leader of the al-Qaeda, who was accused of masterminding the 1998 attacks on United States embassies in Africa, has reportedly been killed.

OPPO's latest phone is a must-have for Mo Salah fans
OPPO's latest phone is a must-have for Mo Salah fans

OPPO has launched an exclusive 'Mo Salah Edition' of the Reno4 in Egypt, thanking the star footballer for being the brand ambassador of the company in the Middle East and Africa Region.

NIA suspects Dawood Ibrahim link in Kerala gold smuggling case

15 Oct 2020

Kerala
NIA suspects Dawood Ibrahim link in Kerala gold smuggling case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) suspects that the most-wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim could be involved in the Kerala gold smuggling case, which has rocked politics in the Southern state for weeks now.

'The Lion King' is getting a sequel: Details here

30 Sep 2020

Hollywood News
'The Lion King' is getting a sequel: Details here

Looks like Mufasa will roar again with all his might as Disney is planning to make a sequel to The Lion King.

Lenovo's gaming smartphone, Legion Phone Duel, launched
Lenovo's gaming smartphone, Legion Phone Duel, launched

Lenovo has launched its much-awaited gaming smartphone, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel in China.

Acer launches Swift 5 (2020), ConceptD 3 and Ezel laptops
Acer launches Swift 5 (2020), ConceptD 3 and Ezel laptops

Acer has launched the Swift 5 (2020) laptop at its Next@Acer event. The notebook is powered by "next-generation" Intel Core processors along with integrated graphics based on Intel's Xe architecture.

Glenmark launches COVID-19 drug FabiFlu at Rs. 103 per tablet

20 Jun 2020

Himachal Pradesh
Glenmark launches COVID-19 drug FabiFlu at Rs. 103 per tablet

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. launched the antiviral drug favipiravir on Saturday for the treatment of mild to moderate cases of COVID-19.

Globally, the situation is worsening: WHO about coronavirus

09 Jun 2020

India
Globally, the situation is worsening: WHO about coronavirus

In a development that should worry all countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said the coronavirus situation was worsening globally, though some improvement was witnessed in Europe.

Four dead amid new Ebola outbreak in Congo
Four dead amid new Ebola outbreak in Congo

Four people have died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the nation's Health Ministry confirmed on Monday.

Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

21 May 2020

Donald Trump
Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

Healthcare workers in the United Kingdom will begin taking hydroxychloroquine on Thursday as part of a trial to test the drug's efficacy in preventing COVID-19.

Coronavirus outbreak: ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier postponed
Coronavirus outbreak: ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier postponed

The upcoming ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier has been postponed due to coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus will be with us for long time, says WHO
Coronavirus will be with us for long time, says WHO

As deaths across the globe due to COVID-19 continue unabated, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus is here to stay.

As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

02 Feb 2020

Pakistan News
As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

As swarms of desert locusts continue to wreak havoc in Pakistan, the nation has declared a national emergency to eliminate the pest infestation.

ICC World T20 2021: Key details about the qualification process
ICC World T20 2021: Key details about the qualification process

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday confirmed the qualification process for the additional ICC World T20 in 2021 to be held in India.

On royal split, Prince Harry says he had no 'option'

20 Jan 2020

HIV
On royal split, Prince Harry says he had no 'option'

The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, is sad he had to let go of his duties as a senior in Britain's royal family, but apparently he had no other option.

All you should know about ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020
All you should know about ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020

The next edition of the ICC Under-19 World Cup would be held this year, from January 17 to February 9, in South Africa.

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