Monkeypox ’emergency’ decision due from WHO draws African criticism

The World Health Organization (WHO) will decide on Thursday whether to declare monkeypox a global health emergency, stirring criticism from leading African scientists who say it has been a crisis in their region for years. The deliberations and scrutiny of the WHO’s response to the outbreak follows concerns about how the UN agency and governments … Read more

Africa taken hostage by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Zelenskyy

“Africa is actually taken hostage” in Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine amid catastrophically soaring food prices, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in the African Union (AU) continental body during a closed-door address on Monday. It took weeks of requests for Zelenskyy to address African nations, many of whom retain close ties to Russia and failed … Read more

3 killed, dozens missing after gunmen attack 2 Nigeria churches

In another attack on churches in rural northwestern Nigeria, gunmen on Sunday killed three people, witnesses and a state official said, weeks after a similar attack in the West African nation left 40 worshipers dead. The attack in Kajuru area of ​​Kaduna State targeted four villages, resulting in the abduction of an unspecified number of … Read more

Mali may emerge as another front for Russia, West after Ukraine

While the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war continues to haunt the world, another front is emerging in the West African country of Mali, thousands of miles away, where tensions could escalate between Moscow and the West. Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Ismael Buchanan, a senior lecturer at the department of political science at the University of Rwanda, … Read more

Is Mali emerging as another front for Russia, West after Ukraine?

While the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war continues to haunt the world, another front is emerging in the West African country of Mali, thousands of miles away, where tensions could escalate between Moscow and the West. Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Ismael Buchanan, a senior lecturer at the department of political science at the University of Rwanda, … Read more

Turkey’s Katmerciler exports armored land vehicles to Gambia: Report

Turkish land vehicles manufacturer Katmerciler, which already has strong business relations in Africa, is exporting its 4×4 Tactical Wheeled Armored Combat Vehicle Hızır to Gambia, according to a Turkish defense site on Monday. DefenseTurk said in a report based on open-source information and images, that the company, which previously exported to Kenya, Uganda and an … Read more

Monkeypox cases cross 1,000 mark, WHO warns of ‘real’ risk

With an increase in the number of cases, monkeypox is a threat in non-endemic nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Wednesday, with more than 1000 cases now confirmed in such countries. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the United Nations health agency was not recommending mass vaccination against the virus, and added that no … Read more

Renowned African singer praises Turkey’s human-centric approach

“The Golden Voice of Africa” ​​Salif Keita, who is one of the most popular African singers of the past century, praised Turkey’s human-centric approach to the African continent. The Malian singer shared his thoughts with Anadolu Agency (AA) on the burden of albinism, his soundtrack dedicated to the legacy of US Muslim boxer Muhammad Ali … Read more

Inequity in monkeypox: Resources long available, just not to Africa

As health authorities in Europe and elsewhere roll out vaccines and drugs to stamp out the biggest monkeypox outbreak beyond Africa, some doctors acknowledge an ugly reality: The resources to slow the disease’s spread have long been available, just not to the Africans who have dealt with it for decades. Countries including Britain, Spain, Portugal, … Read more

African oil refineries operate below capacity as fuel prices rocket

A shortage of oil refineries across sub-Saharan Africa coupled with soaring crude prices because of the war in Ukraine has left countries dangerously short of fuel supplies, disrupting airlines and causing queues at filling stations. The surge in prices comes in tandem with a spike in the cost of food after Russia sent troops into … Read more