6 African Development Stories You May Have Missed

No doubt, coronavirus has become one of the deadliest diseases in modern history, with about 500,000 casualties worldwide. The pandemic has left in its wake severe economic consequences, especially for the world’s developing nations. Despite the many socio-economic challenges faced and exacerbated by the pandemic, many African nations have shown great resilience. The news continues…

Plot to Oust WHO Chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus

When Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus ascended to the top of leadership at the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017, my colleague, Raevyn Goates wrote about it at Africa Agenda. Ghebreyesus won the vote in 2017 by 63 %, which was an overwhelming 133 votes out of 185 votes cast. He was the first director-general of the…

Tropical Cyclone Idai – Floods in Mozambique Lead the News

The nation of Mozambique in South-Eastern Africa suffered catastrophic damages following what is being described as a Tropical Cyclone Idai starting on March 4.  The storms intensified thereafter, continuing into the week of March 18, leaving many deaths and plenty of destruction, including submerged buildings. According to News24, “Tropical cyclone Idai has made headlines across…

Hope not lost in Zimbabwe

The interesting news being reported by from Bloomberg News is that beleaguered Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has agreed to a constitutional amendment that will create the posts of a prime minister and two deputy prime ministers in Zimbabwe. The plan is that Movement for Democratic Change(MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai will  become prime minister, if current…