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June 7, 2023

The HSE Centre for African Studies Launches e-Governance Knowledge Sharing Programme

The HSE Centre for African Studies has recently introduced the e-Governance Knowledge Sharing Programme, a project intending to enhance the digital sector and e-Governance in African countries by sharing the experience and proficiencies in this area.  In response to the global trend and the growing…
April 24, 2023

The Wealthiest Universities in Africa

The development of higher education is an important aspect for the sustainable economic future of African countries. While most African governments declare the need to increase funding and develop the higher education system to create their own highly qualified workers, the real situation with university…
March 15, 2023

Andrey Maslov Comments on the Impact of the Grain Deal on Africa

The grain export deal, which expires on March 18, was extended for 60 days on March 14.  Andrey Maslov, director of HSE Centre for African Studies, commented on the impact on African countries and highlighted its benefits for Russia in the interview for Mezhdunarodnoe obozrenie,…
February 25, 2023

Comoros Appointed as the New Chair of the AU

On 18 February 2023 at the 36th ordinary session of the Assembly of the African Union, Azali Assoumani, the leader of the Union of Comoros, took over the AU chairmanship from Senegal’s president Macky Sall.  Both Kenya and Comoros applied for AU chairmanship, but the…
February 18, 2023

Sergey Lavrov Goes on His Second African Tour in Six Months

On 23 January 2023, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov visited South Africa, starting his new African tour. Only 6 months ago Mr. Lavrov visited Egypt, Congo-Brazzaville, Uganda and Ethiopia. This time, after South Africa, he also travelled to Eswatini, Angola, Eritrea, and then,…
External Partners June 29, 2022

5 African countries took part in the BRICS+ summit

On June 24, a BRICS+ summit was held in video format, timed to coincide with the summit of the informal BRICS association (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). Of the 18 countries that took part in the BRICS Plus summit, 5 represented Africa: in addition…
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…