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China has spent the last few days trying to manage a damaging story about how local authorities in the city of Guangzhou have been targeting black African migrants for eviction and forced coronavirus testing. The story rapidly went global after numerous videos and images of Africans being evicted, blocked from hotels or even being barred from a local McDonald’s went viral on social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp. Beijing had tried to downplay...

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N’Djamena (AFP) – The Chadian army said Thursday it had wound up an offensive against Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad border region in which 52 troops and 1,000 jihadists were killed. Army spokesman Colonel Azem Bermendoa Agouna told AFP that the operation, launched after nearly 100 soldiers were killed last month, ended Wednesday after the Nigerian jihadists were forced out of the country. “A thousand terrorists have been killed, 50 motorised canoes have...

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COVID-19 pandemic, which first occurred in China and turned into a global disaster spreading across the whole world, poses a great danger to African countries that do not have proper and robust health infrastructure. The outbreak, which was seen in Algeria for the first time Africa, has spread almost to the whole continent in a very short time. Kaan Devecioglu writes from Istanbul As a result of the limited sharing of transparent information and the...

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Two highly respected French doctors discussed on live television how a new COVID-19 vaccine under development should be first tested in Africa, “where there are no masks, no treatment, nor intensive care.” One of them, Jean-Paul Mira, even compared Africans to prostitutes who were the focus of past AIDS studies. “We tried things on prostitutes because they are highly exposed and do not protect themselves,” he said. Several African soccer stars who played in Europe, including the...

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in Wuhan, China in December 2019, we have seen the virus spread to over 160 countries. Several countries have experienced large outbreaks, including China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Spain and France, with the US and UK seeing rapidly increasing numbers. But most countries in the world have reported very few to no cases of COVID-19. By Jeremy Rossman While it is likely that the virus has not yet reached and...

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The faith of a patient who has shown signs of the novel coronavirus will be known by Monday, few hours from now. According to reliable medical personnel, the patient has been sick and undergoing treatment before now. However based on suggestive signs of the dreaded virus, the patient was isolated, samples collected and tested for the virus; results of the test will be known tomorrow. The scope of the virus spread in the country has...

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