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Somali National Army soldiers walk towards Qoryooley, Somalia | Representational Image | Wiki Commons

The African Union has failed to ‘silence the guns’

The African Union pledged in the Lusaka Road Map to end armed conflict by 2020. But it has only increased.
Ugandan factory workers assemble mobile phone parts on the production line on December 02, 2019 in Namanve, Uganda | Luke Dray | Getty Images via Bloomberg file

Africa outperforms the world in handling coronavirus mayhem

Barring South Africa, the continent finds itself with fewer Covid-19 cases than other heavily populated regions. Even after testing almost tripled to 1.2 million.

Racial unrest impedes US bid to counter China in Africa

African animosity towards US has been fuelled by Trump’s derogatory reference to African countries and his plans to quit WHO -- headed by a former Ethiopian health minister.

Lockdown has hit access to menstrual hygiene products in India, some other countries: Survey

The survey by Menstrual Health Alliance of India reveals that most women are dependent on schools and community organisations for these products and are not able to access them now.

Be like Kerala or Africa, Covid pandemic is making ‘first world’ countries lose sheen

Covid-19 has squashed myths about 'first world' and 'third world' countries.

African countries struggle for test kits, Russia to end lockdown & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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Drones are delivering PPE and test samples to clinics in Covid-hit Africa

China used drones to disinfect streets and Chile used them to supply medicine to small communities. Now Africa is using them too.
A pack of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate medication | Bloomberg

India sends drugs, medical supplies to 13 nations as govt shifts Covid aid focus to Africa

The Indian government has drawn up a list of 17 medical products, including HCQ, paracetamol and azithromycin, to send to poorer African countries.
Pedestrians pass by a company logo outside the Huawei Technologies Co. offices in Lusaka, Zambia. | Bloomberg

How China is building political influence in Africa through Covid aid

China is Africa’s largest trading partner and creditor, and Beijing moved swiftly to provide aid as the virus spread.
A banana market in Africa (Representational Image) | Wiki Commons

African cities are struggling with food supply chain in coronavirus lockdowns

Before the Covid-crisis, food was already expensive in African cities. Now with the pandemic, supply chains are struggling to function.

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V. Anantha Nageswaran, member of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council | Image: krea.edu.in | ThePrint Team

High production costs, compliance burden won’t let India emulate China, says PM’s advisor

PM’s Economic Advisory Council member V. Anantha Nageswaran says whittling away unwanted rules and regulations will be a step towards fixing the problem.


A Heron 1 UAV in flight

India planning to order Heron drones, Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel

There is a need for Heron UAVs to add to the existing fleet of drones to meet the Air Force requirements, govt sources said without specifying any number.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.