WHO certifies Cabo Verde as malaria-free, marking a historic milestone in the fight against malaria

A total of 43 countries and 1 territory have now been certified as malaria-free. The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Cabo Verde as a malaria-free country, marking a significant achievement in... Read more »

 ECA and RES4 Africa Foundation Kick Off Executive Seminar and Technical Training on Policy and Regulatory Reforms for Energy Access in Dakar

A technical training organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the RES4Africa Foundation on “Promoting the openness, attractiveness and readiness of electricity markets in Africa through policy and... Read more »

 Saudi Arabia, Gulf powers crucial to regional environmental goals: UN officials

Middle East powerhouses Saudi Arabia and the UAE are helping regional partners needing more access and assistance to meet their climate goals, a United Nations Development Program official told Al Arabiya English.... Read more »

Julie Mehretu Sets New Auction Record for an African-Born Artist With $9.32 M. Sale

 A painting by Julie Mehretu was sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong last week for $9.32 million (with fees), setting a new auction record for an African-born artist. The sale far surpassed the... Read more »

 Flash Floods Displace Over 107,000 in Somalia’s Baidoa District, UN Reports

 Flash floods triggered by heavy rains have displaced 107,000 residents in Baidoa district, southwestern Somalia, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The floods have inundated... Read more »

ECA calls for support to women and youth entrepreneurs in transforming African trade

African countries have been urged to promote gender responsive and inclusive policies to support women and youth entrepreneurs to accelerate trade development in Africa. Speaking at the 14th African Congress for Women... Read more »

 Kenya to start building nuclear power plant in 2027 – CEO

South Africa is currently the only African country that produces nuclear energyImage caption: South Africa is currently the only African country that produces nuclear energy Kenya will begin constructing a nuclear power... Read more »

 Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Zoleka dies at 43

Video caption: Zoleka Mandela was interviewed as part of the BBC’s 100 Women series in 2016Zoleka Mandela was interviewed as part of the BBC’s 100 Women series in 2016 Zoleka Mandela, granddaughter... Read more »

 Nigeria: 6km charity walk to support children fighting Cancer

 In a bid to create awareness on early cancer detection on children the Okapi Children Cancer Foundation in Abuja, Nigeria held a 6km charity walk to support children fighting cancer. This year’s... Read more »

 Libya orders 8 officials jailed in probe into deadly dam collapse

 Libya’s prosecutor general on Monday ordered the arrest of eight officials as part of his inquiry into the recent flood dis­aster which killed thousands, his office said. The flash flood, which witnesses... Read more »