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November 1, 2023

Global South Combats Deforestation: Congo-Brazzaville Takes the Lead

The countries of the world’s largest tropical forest basins—the Congo, the Amazon, and the Borneo-Mekong—met in Congo’s capital Brazzaville on October 26-28 with an ambitious goal in mind. The idea, first proposed by President Denis Sassou Nguesso, envisions a global coalition of countries home to…
October 27, 2023

Tensions Rise in Chad’s Gold-Rich Region But Implications Radiate Far Beyond It

Close to the Libyan border, Chad’s gold-rich Kouri Bougudi region has been the scene of mounting tensions, compounded by tribal rivalries and external factors. An Intersection of Ethnicities and Interests The Chadian armed forces conduct routine patrols in the area with the stated goal of…
October 26, 2023

Africa and BRICS Support Zimbabwe on Its Anti-Sanctions Day

Zimbabwe marks the country’s 5th Anti-Sanctions Day on October 25, a public holiday introduced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to showcase the country’s resilience to what his government persistently calls ‘illegal and unjustified sanctions’. The date was declared as such in 2019, at the 39th SADC…
October 10, 2023

GIZ: German development projects in Africa

As part of the study on international experience in the digitalisation of public services in African countries, a research fellow of the Center for African Studies of HSE University in Moscow, Russia, prepared an overview of the projects of GIZ. The German Agency for International…
September 26, 2023

The Republic of Congo: The Rumour of a Coup

On September 17, a series of reports on the alleged military coup in the Republic of Congo emerged in social media and media outlets. A couple of hours later, the government of the Republic made an official refutation. We attempted to figure out what was…
August 30, 2023

BRICS Invitations: how did the leaders react?

On August 24th, six BRICS countries were invited to join by the leaders of the group, out of twenty-two announced to apply for membership.  Not all the governments have fully confirmed their participation in the group. The participation of Argentina is uncertain due to the…
Medicine April 19, 2021

Algeria Plans to Produce Sputnik V

Algeria plans to launch the production of Sputnik V this September, announced Dr. Lotfi Benbaxmed, Minister for the Algerian Pharmaceutical Industry, about a week ago. He noted that it was the Russian party who proposed to transfer the technology. According to the minister, the vaccine…
Medicine April 7, 2021

Sputnik V Vaccine in Africa

The Russian vaccine Sputnik V has been authorized for either full or emergency use in 17 African countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Mali, Guinea, Ghana, Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Kenya, Seychelles, Mauritius, Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe. Tunisia, Algeria, Guinea, Kenya and the Republic of…
SDG 3 March 19, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns in Africa

By mid-March 36 African countries have received COVID-19 vaccines and 24 of them had already launched vaccination campaigns. Most of the countries use AstraZeneca/Oxford, which is rolled out through COVAX. Recently South Africa, Guinea-Bissau, the Democratic Republic of the Congo have suspended the use of…
Medicine January 9, 2021

79% of Africans Would Consider Taking a Vaccine

According to the latest research by the Africa CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 79% of Africans would consider taking a COVID-19 vaccine if it were deemed safe and effective. This attitude contrasts great from…
Medicine September 14, 2020

Eight months of COVID-19 in Africa

Since February 14, when the first case in Africa was diagnosed, the African Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded 1,353,283 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 80% of which are marked as successful recoveries and 2.6% (32,625) as deaths. More than half of all the…