Across the 54 Countries in Africa, these are the 5 top stories you may have missed:
Mali: Interim government set date for 2022 election
Mali’s Presidential and Parliamentary Elections will hold in February next year, the country’s interim government announced on Thursday, 15th April – Africa News reports
The Minister of Territorial Administration, Lieutenant Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga, disclosed to journalists in Bamako that the first round of voting will take place on February 27 with a second round of vote in March.
Botswana bans poultry products from South Africa
Southern African nation, Botswana has banned poultry products from South Africa after a bird flu outbreak was announced by the agriculture department in the country – eNCA reports
Approximately 300 birds have died after the outbreak of H5 Avian Influenza was found at a commercial chicken-layer farm in Ekurhuleni.
Study: Drug-resistant malaria gaining foothold in Africa
Researchers have reported that the first clinical evidence of drug-resistant mutations of the deadly parasite responsible for malaria is gaining ground in Africa – Aljazeera Africa reports
Experts have always worried about the emergence of these drug resistance mutations across the continent and a new study published in The Lancet on Thursday, 15th April, appears to confirm those fears.
Ex-warlord gets life sentence for Ivorian massacres
A court in Abidjan, Ivory Coast has delivered a life sentence to a former warlord, Amadé Ouérémi, for his role in massacres that were carried out in the west of the country following the 2010 disputed election – BBC Africa reports
According to a report by The UN, 300 people were killed in Duékoué although the International Committee of the Red Cross reported that more than 800 died in a single day – 29 March 2011.
As of April 15, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,383,084 while over 9,167,668 vaccinations have been administered across the continent – All Africa reports
Reported deaths in Africa reached 116,746 and 3,934,465 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,561,559 – and 53,498 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 503,664 ), Tunisia ( 276,727 ), Ethiopia ( 234,405 ), Egypt ( 212,961 ), Libya ( 170,045 ) and Nigeria ( 164,000 ).