The latest from Africa

French Government “Bears Significant Responsibility” for Rwandan Genocide in 1994

The damning report, released Monday, commissioned in 2017 and running to nearly 600 pages, labels France a “collaborator” of the extremist Hutu regime that orchestrated the pogrom of some 800,000 people, and outright rejects the position that Paris was blind…

Russian Mercenaries Accused of Rights Violations in Central African Republic

Tensions have been high in CAR, even before the presidential elections that were held on December 27, 2020. Widespread volatility remains, amid attacks by a coalition of armed groups. For this reason, the CAR government acquired the services of Russian…

South Africa Halts Use of Covid-19 Vaccine

South African Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that the country will suspend the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine as a precautionary measure.

Funders of African Health Research Exclude Africans – Scientists

Funding models such as that of the PATH-led initiative are among the reasons that after several decades and billions of dollars spent, the control of diseases such as malaria is still heavily donor-dependent.

Alarm as Dead Turtles, Dolphins Wash Up on Kenyan Beach

The trawler fishing ships have scaled up their activities at the sea, enjoying protection from some senior officials at the ministry of fisheries, according to Awadh Mbarak, an environmentalist.

Twitter is Setting Up a HQ in Ghana

“To truly serve the public conversation, we must be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the African continent.”