Sudan protesters call for military coup as political crisis deepens

The military and civilian groups have been sharing power in the east African country in an uneasy alliance since the toppling of long-standing President Omar al-Bashir in 2019. But following a failed coup attempt in September attributed to forces loyal to Bashir, military leaders have been demanding reforms to the Forces of Freedom and Change… Continue reading Sudan protesters call for military coup as political crisis deepens

Cambridge University to return Benin bronze to Nigeria in historic moment

Written by By Hannah Ryan, CNN Cambridge University is due to return a Nigerian artifact looted during a British raid to its country of origin, in a historic first. Nigeria’s National Commission for Museums and Monuments will receive a Benin bronze cockerel from Cambridge’s Jesus College later this month — in a move the university… Continue reading Cambridge University to return Benin bronze to Nigeria in historic moment

Nkengasong and Ihekweazu are leaving the continent. Is this a brain drain or gain for Africa?

Earlier the same month, Chikwe Ihekweazu, who currently heads the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was appointed to lead the World Health Organization (WHO) Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in the German capital Berlin, WHO said, with the Nigerian physician on course to assume his new position on November 1. Some experts assert… Continue reading Nkengasong and Ihekweazu are leaving the continent. Is this a brain drain or gain for Africa?

Mob kills officer after death of 5-year-old girl in Cameroon

The girl’s death sparked protests in Buea, with demonstrators marching her body to the regional governor’s office. Sporadic gunfire also erupted in town, although it was unclear who was shooting. Secessionist fighters angry about perceived marginalization by Cameroon’s French-speaking majority have been battling government troops in two English-speaking regions for nearly five years in an… Continue reading Mob kills officer after death of 5-year-old girl in Cameroon

Leprosy seen in wild chimpanzees for the first time

The leprosy cases in chimpanzees were found in Guinea-Bissau and the Ivory Coast, making this the first time leprosy has been found in any nonhuman species in Africa, researchers said in a study published Wednesday.Leprosy is an infectious disease that can seriously damage nerves, skin and the respiratory tract in humans. It can lead to… Continue reading Leprosy seen in wild chimpanzees for the first time

Agnes Tirop: Kenyan world record holder found dead following alleged stabbing

According to the country’s athletics body, Tirop was found dead at her home in Iten, after she was “allegedly stabbed.” Local reports state Tirop was found dead with stab wounds in her abdomen. Athletics Kenya said it was “still working to unearth more details surrounding her demise.” Tirop’s agent — Gianni Demadonna — also confirmed… Continue reading Agnes Tirop: Kenyan world record holder found dead following alleged stabbing

‘Nature is not a commodity’: Can the world learn from indigenous food systems, before they are lost?

The finds are then distributed to his family, who are spread across 24 villages in a tropical region of Ecuador stretching from the mountains of the Andes to the lowlands of the Amazon. The Shuar tribe, to which he belongs, has lived there for centuries. Growing up in the jungle alongside armadillos, monkeys and boa… Continue reading ‘Nature is not a commodity’: Can the world learn from indigenous food systems, before they are lost?

Covid-19 vaccine boosters are ‘immoral’ and ‘unfair’, says WHO chief

The increasing use of boosters is “immoral, unfair and unjust and it has to stop,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told CNN’s Becky Anderson on Tuesday. “To start boosters is really the worst we can do as a global community. It is unjust and also unfair because we will not stop the pandemic by ignoring… Continue reading Covid-19 vaccine boosters are ‘immoral’ and ‘unfair’, says WHO chief