Africa declared free of wild polio

Africa has been declared free from wild polio by the independent body, the Africa Regional Certification Commission. Polio usually affects children under five, sometimes leading to irreversible paralysis. Death can occur when breathing muscles are affected. Twenty-five years ago thousands of children in Africa were paralysed by the virus. The disease is now only found […]

COVID-19: African governments unite to fight China over eviction of Nationals

African governments have teamed up to fight the alleged acts of racial discrimination against their nationals residing in China. Last week, there were widespread videos and various reports of some ‘ill-treatment’ being meted out to Africans in the Chinese city, Guangzhou, including eviction from places of residence, being avoided in public, among others. Though China […]

African Free Trade Area, a game changer

Ghana has been selected as the country to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). A review committee said Ghana was awarded the right based on regional balance formula. Ghana beat six other countries; namely, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and Senegal, which had submitted their bids to host the secretariat. […]