Rwandan Economy Heading For Recession

(3 mins read) Rwanda’s economy is in a recession. Why? Restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus has created a lot of pressure on the economy. Thousands of Rwandans face unemployment and there’s a risk of more Rwandans falling into poverty. Analysts are urging the government to take additional measures to spur growth in this East

Protests Increase In Senegal After Political Opposition Leader ‘Missing’ #FreeSenegal

(3 mins read) Right now Senegal is going through a political wake. People are storming the streets of Dakar in protests against the government. Senegalese staged a widespread demonstration against Macky Sall‘s administration, which kidnapped opposition leader Ousman Sonko on his way to a court hearing two days ago. The Pastef party leader was arrested for

Morocco Suspends Contracts With Germany Over Western Sahara Dispute

(2 mins read) Morocco has announced that it has suspended contacts with the German embassy in the country over its stance on Western Sahara. The country’s foreign affairs ministry cited “deep disagreements concerning crucial issues”, without elaborating. A senior Moroccan diplomat cited Germany’s reaction to the US decision in December to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over

More African Countries Received Free Covax Vaccine

(4 mins read) More African countries have received their first batches of the coronavirus vaccines under the global Covax scheme. Rwanda has received its first batch of Covid-19 vaccine doses from the UN-backed Covax distribution initiative. The country received 240,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, and with a further 102,960 doses of Pfizer vaccine expected

Covax Vaccines Received And Distributed In Africa

(4 mins read)   Ivory Coast has now recieved thousands of COVID Vaccines from the UN-Based Covax distribution initiative. Injections started on Monday. Ghana has also recieved vaccinations from this programme with it’s President; Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the first to receive a coronavirus vaccine through this scheme, which he broadcasted on television. President Akufo-Addo

Tit for Tat: Ugandan President Suspends European Fund After Sanctions on the country were recommended

(2 mins read) Uganda‘s President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the suspension of a multi-million dollar European Union fund operating in the country that supported local democracy and governance groups. It follows the European bloc’s decision to recommend sanctions against Uganda in light of arrests and a crackdown on political opponents since President Museveni’s contested re-election