Fresh concerns over Ebola outbreak as Japan tests for possible victim

Fresh concerns over Ebola outbreak as Japan tests for possible victim

The United Nations Security Council has again expressed “grave concern” over developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the death toll from the Ebola virus outbreak has reached 1,843 people, according to the latest numbers from the World Health Organization. The 15-member council issued its statement through current council…

Ramaphosa attends G20 summit in Japan

Ramaphosa attends G20 summit in Japan

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa is attending the annual G20 Leaders’ Summit, a two-day meeting that began Friday in Osaka, Japan. Ramaphosa joined other world leaders in a discussion of the global economy at a time when trade tensions and concerns over economic growth dominate the agenda. The South…

African doctors named for Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize

African doctors named for Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize

Two doctors, one working in Uganda and the other in Democratic Republic of Congo, have been named as this year’s recipients of the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize. The award established by the Japanese government honors people and organizations dedicated to research and medical advances that fight disease in Africa. Dr….

Japan commits USD$700 million to African Development Fund

In a first for Japan, the country’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a new loan agreement with the African Development Fund to provide USD$700.9 million to address poverty and support economic growth. “We hope the loans and grants will be used effectively to improve economic and social conditions of…

Kenya’s first satellite is headed for the ISS

Kenya has developed its first satellite and, in partnership with the Japanese space agency JAXA, will deploy it from the International Space Station (ISS) in spring. The cube satellite was developed at the University of Nairobi as part of a global program of the United Nations Office for Outer Space…

With MP approval, Egypt’s space and satellite plans move ahead

Egyptian lawmakers on Monday approved a long-awaited law formally establishing the nation’s space agency, while announcing a planned research satellite launch with partners Japan and China. Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, showed MPs a model of the satellite and said its components will be built…

Namibia sees new sanctions over links to North Korea

Two Namibian firms doing business with North Korea have fallen under new sanctions imposed by Japan, as tensions with Pyongyang have escalated in recent months. Those tensions reached new heights on Tuesday after North Korea launched a missile that flew over Japanese territory at Hokkaido, landing in the Pacific Ocean…