Africa: News

28 Nov 2023

Mohammed Bin Salman

Saudi plans to 'hook' poor countries on oil, boost demand

Saudi Arabia plans to boost demand for its oil in poor countries through an investment initiative—the Oil Demand Sustainability Programme (ODSP)—revealed an investigation by the Centre for Climate Reporting and Channel 4 News.

27 Sep 2023

Travel And Tourism

Africa's most enjoyable wildlife safaris you must visit once

Africa steals the limelight when it comes to offering a thrilling experience amidst the wild.

17 Sep 2023

Madhya Pradesh

#NewsBytesExplainer: Progress, setbacks of India's 'Project Cheetah' after 1 year

Sunday marks a year since Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the first batch of eight Namibian cheetahs at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

10 Sep 2023

G20 Summit

Italy to withdraw from China's Belt and Road initiative: Report

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has privately informed Chinese Premier Li Qiang of her country's intention to withdraw from Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Italian media reported, per Reuters.

03 Sep 2023

Travel And Tourism

Souvenirs from Rwanda that you should buy

Rwanda is a small country in Africa but has a lot of things to offer that can make anyone's visit worth remembering.

07 Jul 2023


Africa's richest man faces epic Twitter trolling, ROFL guaranteed

Hold on to your funny bones because this epic trolling saga of Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man whose net worth is $13.5 billion, by a notorious man from Brazil named Osvaldo will leave you rolling on the floor with laughter!

06 Jul 2023

G20 Summit

What is G21 that PM Modi is pushing for

As India chairs the G20 this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proposed that the G20 become the G21 to include the African Union (AU), a continental body of 55 countries.

14 Jun 2023


Shifting perspectives: Divorce parties gain momentum, inspired by Mauritanian women

When you are in the midst of a divorce, it is often hard to see a way back to happiness.

07 Jun 2023


Traveling to Cameroon? Buy these souvenirs to immortalize your trip

Also known as "Africa in miniature," Cameroon garners a whole lot of attention for its diverse culture.

01 Jun 2023


Souvenirs from Botswana that you should grab for home

If you are traveling to Botswana and wondering what to get your hands on, allow us to put an end to your shopping woes!

15 May 2023


Souvenirs from Madagascar: 5 things you should get home

Let's make your #MadagascarDiaries more memorable.

19 Apr 2023


Why are Sudan's military and paramilitary forces fighting

At least 270 people have been reportedly killed in Sudan after clashes broke out between the country's military and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a paramilitary group, on Saturday, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

22 Mar 2023


Uganda: Bill passed imposing jail term, death penalty for homosexuality

Uganda's parliament on Tuesday passed legislation criminalizing those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ).

05 Dec 2022


Nigeria: Armed men kill 12 in mosque, abduct several others

An armed gang massacred 12 worshipers, including an imam, in a mosque and abducted several others after a shooting in Katsina state in northwest region of Nigeria on Saturday, reported Reuters.

06 Nov 2022


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.

15 Sep 2022


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.

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

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

16 Jul 2022


#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

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.

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.

19 May 2022


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

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

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.

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.

05 May 2021


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.

15 Apr 2021


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.

25 Feb 2021


'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.

26 Jan 2021


Harkirat Singh Paras sets foot in the Interior Hardware industry

Harkirat Singh Paras, a Mechanical Engineer and renowned Business Tycoon in the Hardware and Interior industry, has tasted success with consistent hard work.

'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.

30 Sep 2020


'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.

02 Dec 2019


Cipla's new strawberry-flavored medicine can save kids from AIDS

In a bid to save thousands of children from HIV AIDS, Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla has introduced a revolutionary new drug called Quadrimune.

21 Nov 2019

South Africa

Five best National Parks in Africa: Details here

It's a mesmerizing feeling to take that ultimate jeep ride and go on an adrenaline-pumping expedition to witness some of the most majestic creations of nature, from up close.

18 Nov 2019


Samsung's next foldable phone could feature a Motorola RAZR-like design

Though Samsung didn't have a perfect start with the Galaxy Fold, it is surely not giving up on its foldable dreams. Just weeks after re-launching the fixed version of the Fold, the company is now working on a new foldable device.

16 Sep 2019


Love art? Here are five best destinations you should visit

Art is the essence of a city, its people, history, and culture.

20 Aug 2019


Having multiple husbands can be beneficial for women, observes study

Polygamy in our society is often frowned upon, especially for women. In India, the practice is also largely illegal.

19 Apr 2019


Mali's PM Maiga, his cabinet resign over Ogossagou massacre

Mali's prime minister resigned along with his entire government yesterday following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the center of the country and the massacre last month that left 160 people dead in the village of Ogossagou near the border with Burkina Faso.

10 Apr 2019


Why Facebook is using AI to map global population density

If you are familiar with Facebook's practices, you already know that the company has got some crazy projects in the works, be it the merging of different messaging services or creating a mind-reading machine.

24 Mar 2019


115 reported dead after militia attack on central Malian village

Militia fighters descended on a village in central Mali before dawn Saturday, killing at least 115 people in the latest deadly attack blamed on an ethnic militia, local authorities said.

03 Jan 2019


Miss Africa 2018 winner's hair catches fire soon after announcement

When 24-year-old Miss Congo 2018, Dorcas Kasinde, was crowned Miss Africa 2018 recently, she set the stage on fire, literally.

24 Dec 2018


Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

As we are stepping into 2019, we have also started making our travel lists.

14 Dec 2018


Over 40 killed in attack near Mali's border with Niger

Suspected jihadists, on motorcycles, have killed at least 42 people during a series of attacks on Tuareg nomadic camps in Mali yesterday.

06 Dec 2018


People in this Kenyan town use polythene paper as condoms

We are 7.7bn people in this world.

29 Nov 2018


How this African country is converting e-waste into robots

Every year, more than 40 million tons of electronic waste is generated, making up about 70% of the world's toxic waste.

10 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

#RepublicDay: Top African leader may attend celebrations after Trump's snub

Days after President of United States Donald Trump said he would not attend India's Republic Day event on January 26 due to prior commitments, India may have finalized the new chief guest.

07 Nov 2018


Cameroon kidnappings: All 79 students released by captors

79 school students who had been abducted from Nkwen village in Cameroon's troubled northwestern region have been released, according to Issa Bakary Tchiroma, Cameroon's communications minister.

03 Nov 2018

Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu meets Indian community in Zimbabwe

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, on his second leg of three-nation Africa visit, addressed the local Indian community in Zimbabwe today.

19 Sep 2018

South Africa

South Africa's apex court legalizes marijuana consumption for adults

On Tuesday, South Africa's apex court, in a unanimous ruling, legalized the use of marijuana for personal consumption in private spaces.

10 Sep 2018


Must ensure Africa doesn't become 'theater of rival ambitions': Swaraj

India will work with Africa to keep the oceans open for benefit of all nations, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, asserting that the two sides must work together to ensure that the second largest continent doesn't again turn into a "theater of rival ambitions".

04 Sep 2018

Xi Jinping

Xi announces another $60bn for Africa; dismisses 'debt trap' criticism

Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday announced a whopping $60 billion in new development financing for the African nations as he sought to refute criticism that the massive funding under China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is drawing the countries into a debt trap.

09 Aug 2018


Google to offer more "instant" app previews this year

On the back of releasing Android Pie, Google, among other things, is now looking to improve engagement between its massive developer community and end-users by offering "instant" app previews for users.

28 Jul 2018


Ghana MPs can't stop laughing over villages named after genitals

Ever heard a funny name and just couldn't stop laughing?

28 Jul 2018

Mount Everest

17-year-old Hisar girl scales Mount Kilimanjaro

It was another illustrious feather in the cap of 17-year-old Shivangi Pathak.

27 Jun 2018


India no longer has the largest number of poor: Report

Global poverty trends are changing drastically, and it is exceptionally good news for India, a recent study points out.

25 Jun 2018


Mali: 32 Fulanis killed, 10 missing in traditional hunters' attack

At least 32 Fulani civilians, including children, were killed and ten are missing following an attack in central Mali, believed to have been carried out by traditional hunters, as the government said 16 bodies had been found.

10 Apr 2018

Star Wars

'Black Panther' pounces past 'Titanic', becomes third-highest grossing film ever

Adding another feather to its cap, 'Black Panther' has now moved ahead of 'Titanic' in the list of all-time highest grossing movies.

08 Feb 2018


Black Panther's Rotten Tomatoes score is a perfect 100

Marvel first standalone black superhero movie 'Black Panther' has got a rare 100% rating from review aggregator

04 Feb 2018


Oil tanker with 22 Indian sailors suspected hijacked in Africa

An oil tanker with 22 Indian sailors on board has gone missing off the coast of Benin in West Africa.

24 Oct 2017

Animal Rights

Global ivory seizures hit record high of 40-tonnes

Nearly 40-tonnes of trafficked ivory was seized around the world last year, a record high, according to a report by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

22 Oct 2017


There are over 1.1 billion "invisible people" in the world

Over 1.1 billion people - one in every seven individuals- worldwide do not officially exist as they have no proof of identity, revealed World Bank's Identification for Development (ID4D) program.

Kenya: Election official resigns, says upcoming polls are "not credible"

Roselyn Akombe, a senior official of Kenya's election commission (IEBC) has resigned amid the furore surrounding the 2017 Kenyan national elections.

14 Oct 2017

Plane Crash

Plane crashes into sea off Ivory Coast amid heavy storm

A plane has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast in West Africa moments after taking off from the Abidjan airport.

Report: 40 million people trapped under clutches of modern slavery

Decades after its abolition, the ugly practice of slavery continues to thrive in modern times.

08 Aug 2017

South Africa

Ghana's first satellite, GhanaSat-1 is now orbiting Earth

Ghana's first satellite GhanaSat-1, built by a Ghanaian engineering team at All Nations University, is now operational. It was made possible with a little help from others but it's still a significant achievement.

15 Jun 2017


Facebook makes GIFs available for comments

To mark the 30th anniversary of the GIF, Facebook has introduced a new feature enabling users to add GIFs to comments.

23 May 2017


India to invest $2 bn for solar projects in Africa

Three countries, Ivory Coast, Somalia and Ghana signed up for the International Solar Alliance, on the sidelines of the African Development Bank's annual meeting held in Gandhinagar, taking the total number of signatories to 31.

06 Feb 2017


Africa transformed by path-breaking digital image technology

Selfies, which swept across the world at lightning speed, were made possible due to cutting-edge engineering inventions in digital image sensors.