Category Archives: Africa

Foreign fighters were meant to leave Libya this week. A huge trench being dug by Russian-backed mercenaries indicates they plan to stay

Construction on an enormous trench across Libya, dug by Russian-backed mercenaries Wagner, is raising fears that foreign fighters will not withdraw from the country by Saturday, as a UN-brokered peace deal insists.

Nigeria approves $17m for nationwide oxygen plants nationwide amid Covid-19 surge

Nigeria’s president has approved the release of 6.45 billion naira ($16.94 million) to set up oxygen production plants in 38 sites to help treat COVID-19 patients as authorities contend with a sharp rise in cases, the government said on Thursday.

After five days of internet blackout, Ugandans are back online as Bobi Wine remains under house arrest

Uganda’s internet shutdown has been described as a “textbook case of pre-meditated, pre-election internet blackout,” as connectivity was restored after incumbent President Yoweri Museveni was declared winner for a record sixth term.

An audiobooks app will tell unheard African stories

African countries have a longstanding tradition of oral storytelling, used to entertain and educate younger generations about culture and history. Now, tech entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse, known for establishing SOFTtribe, Ghana’s largest software company, wants to to keep this tradition alive through a new audiobooks app.