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Western populists risk killing safari industry 

With the West imposing racist Covid-19 quarantine laws against travellers from Africa, the future of the continent’s lucrative safari industry hangs in the balance. And, as Britt Collins discovers, a collapse in tourist numbers not only risks pushing millions into…

Mystery surrounds death of Tanzanian president

The government says John Magufuli died of heart problems, but questions abound over what really happened to the 61-year-old, who had a doctorate in chemistry and warned against devastating Covid-19 lockdowns in Tanzania.   After spending the last year disputing…

Sports news

Politics takes centre stage as football administrators in Africa elect new CAF president.  Perhaps no election in the history of the African Football Confederation (CAF) had generated so much interest and enthusiasm as the 43rd CAF Elective General Assembly,which saw South…

Nigerians going meat-free

It’s the lifestyle choice promoted by Western celebs like Beyoncé and Messi. But, as Judy Cogan discovers, veganism is being embraced by people from West Africa, thanks to a London-based chef and food blogger. When Tomi Makanjuola stood up and…

Africa's sniffer rats to the rescue

They famously helped clear former warzones of landmines. But, as Britt Collins reports, Africa’s sniffer rats could soon be the latest recruits in the fight against both illegal wildlife trafficking and Covid-19. An elite squad of sniffer troops are hard…

Africa betrayed in vaccine rush

EXPERT OPINION: Global public health experts Dr David Bell and Muhammad Usman Khan ask whether millions of young Africans need to be vaccinated – and for whose benefit? Child mortality will almost certainly rise across sub-Saharan Africa this year. The…
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