Daily Archives: May 28, 2020

Apple Music to Launch its 1st Radio Show in Africa

NEW YORK – Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa. The streaming platform announced Thursday that “Africa Now Radio with Cuppy” will debut Sunday and will feature a mix of contemporary and traditional popular African sounds, including genres like Afrobeat, rap, house, kuduro and more. Cuppy, the Nigerian-born DJ and music producer,

Coronavirus Cuts Different Paths Across Africa

JOHANNESBURG – The coronavirus, medical experts like to say, doesn’t care about borders, or language, or any of the cultural aspects of humanity. Like viruses the world over, it just sees targets. But since the virus appeared on the African continent three months ago, it has taken a different course in different countries. The continent

Pandemic Poses Double Challenges for African Pastoralists

WASHINGTON – In Africa, slowly rising numbers of cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, have surpassed 100,000, according to the World Health Organization. The coronavirus has spread to every country on the continent. Researchers fear the virus will hit the most vulnerable African communities — the pastoralists, particularly those in Kenya, as

African Development Bank: ‘No Decision’ Yet on Demands for Probe

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday said “no decision” had been taken regarding a U.S. push for an outside probe into its chief, accused by whistleblowers of ethics breaches. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says Washington is dissatisfied with the outcome of an internal inquiry that has exonerated AfDB chief Akinwumi Adesina. The chair

‘It’s Like We’re at War,’ Africa CDC Pledges to Ramp Up Testing for COVID-19

WASHINGTON – As many African countries reopen, the head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges widespread testing as the best way to avoid a surge in new cases of coronavirus. Dr. John Nkengasong, director of the Africa CDC, said that to have a reasonably accurate picture of how the disease is