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

Biden plans to rebuild ties with African Union

(1 min read) Biden promises to rebuild ties with African Union The newly elected 46th US President; Joe Biden promised to rebuild his country’s partnership with the African Union (AU) moments after he delivered his first foreign policy speech since taking office. His predecessor, Donald Trump, sparked a row in 2018 over his alleged use

DRC President becomes chairman of African Union

(3 mins read) The DRC’s President Félix Tshisekedi has now become the chairman of the African Union for one-year. He replaces his South African  Cyril Ramaphosa, following the African Union’s 34th summit on Saturday. Mr. Tshisekedi faces some big challenges this year with the coronavirus pandemic hitting health service and economies hard. The continent has so far

Why are African governments increasingly blocking social media?

(5 mins read) The blocking of social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp is becoming increasingly common in certain African countries. Digital rights activists say it’s censorship, but governments argue it helps maintain security. How do governments exactly block people from social media? A government can restrict access by ordering internet service providers

2020 Report: African Women thriving in Sports

(7 mins read) 2020 was supposed to be the year of big sporting events such as the Olympic Games, Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, and Uefa men’s Euros.  But then the coronavirus pandemic came upon us, all aspects of life including sports came to an unexpected halt. Many competitions were canceled, jobs were lost and