TUNIS, TUNISIA - Measures to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic have affected the distribution and publication of newspapers across Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, according to local media and officials. In Tunisia, seven daily newspapers and 20 weeklies have been suspended from publication by their owners in recent days, the Tunisian Federation of Newspaper Directors (FTDJ) said Thursday. According to him, a ban on transport between provinces means that newspapers published in Algiers cannot reach other parts of the country. Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco have taken a series of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 since the first cases were detected last month. The COVID-19 disease has killed 83 people in Algeria, according to an official toll, 36 in Morocco and 14 in Tunisia.
April 02, 2020 22:06 UTC
The number of coronavirus cases in Africa rose to 6,470 on Thursday, the Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has reported. The figure rose from the 5,940 cases reported on April 1 in 49 African countries where coronavirus cases have been reported. A breakdown of the figures show that North Africa remains the worst hit with 2,740 cases, 162 deaths, and 290 recoveries, followed by South Africa with 1,471 cases, 10 deaths, and 34 recoveries. In West Africa, 1,207 coronavirus cases, 35 deaths, and 147 recoveries have been reported, while East Africa has 586 cases, 13 deaths, and 14 recoveries. Central Africa has the least cases of the pandemic on the continent with 466 cases, 21 deaths, and 19 recoveries.
April 02, 2020 21:00 UTC
ADVERTISEMENTMeasures to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic have affected the distribution and publication of newspapers across Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, according to local media and officials. In Tunisia, seven daily newspapers and 20 weeklies have been suspended from publication by their owners in recent days, the Tunisian Federation of Newspaper Directors (FTDJ) said Thursday. According to him, a ban on transport between provinces means that newspapers published in Algiers cannot reach other parts of the country. Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco have taken a series of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 since the first cases were detected last month. The COVID-19 disease has killed 83 people in Algeria, according to an official toll, 36 in Morocco and 14 in Tunisia.
April 02, 2020 20:48 UTC
Tunis, Apr 3 (AFP) Measures to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic have affected the distribution and publication of newspapers across Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, according to local media and officials. In Morocco, the culture ministry last week called on editors to stop the publication and distribution of newspapers until further notice, according to the official MAP news agency. According to him, a ban on transport between provinces means that newspapers published in Algiers cannot reach other parts of the country. Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco have taken a series of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 since the first cases were detected last month. The COVID-19 disease has killed 83 people in Algeria, according to an official toll, 36 in Morocco and 14 in Tunisia.
April 02, 2020 20:48 UTC
* Unlike for other commodity groups, most prices utilized in the calculation of the FAO Meat Price Index are not available when the FAO Food Price Index is computed and published; therefore, the value of the Meat Price Index for the most recent months is derived from a mixture of projected and observed prices. This can, at times, require significant revisions in the final value of the FAO Meat Price Index which could in turn influence the value of the FAO Food Price Index. The continued decline in March mainly stemmed from fresh falls in palm oil prices– for the second consecutive month – which was fuelled primarily by plunging crude mineral oil prices and rising uncertainties over the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global demand.Other oils followed the downward trend in palm oil. The significant monthly dip in international sugar prices was largely caused by the fallout from the COVID-19, as confinement measures imposed by several countries curtailed demand from out-of-home consumption.In addition, the steep fall in crude oil prices exerted further downward pressure on sugar markets, as lower energy prices tend to boost the production of sugar instead of ethanol. This is notably the case in Brazil, the world’s largest sugar exporter.
April 02, 2020 19:41 UTC
The winged dinosaur is the fourth of its kind discovered since February and the first discovered on African soil. According to palaeobiologists at the University of Portsmouth, pterosaur fossils are typically found in Europe, China and Brazil. But their latest discovery marks the first time one of these winged monsters was found in Marocco, North Africa. The new pterosaur species belongs to a group pterosaurs dubbed tapejarids. The new pterosaurs boasted a wingspan of up to 13ft (4m) across, as well as large and broad crests sweeping over their heads.
April 02, 2020 19:07 UTC
Overview:In East Africa, planting began in March for long rains cereals across the south of the region and Belg cropping is underway in Ethiopia. Rainfall has been above-average, benefitting early planting operations; however, there is continuing concern due to the threat of desert locusts in the region. In North Africa, there is concern for winter wheat crops in parts of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia due to dry conditions. In the Middle East, while rainfall has been generally favourable, conflict continues to impact agricultural activities in Syria and Iraq. In Central America and the Caribbean, harvest of Apante season beans and winter rice is complete and yield prospects are favourable.
April 02, 2020 18:45 UTC
The findings underline a growing understanding that the present-day situation, where one human species dominates the globe, may be unusual compared with the evolutionary past. The new work also revealed the earliest known example of Homo erectus, a species thought to be a direct ancestor of modern humans (Homo sapiens). But DNH 134 shows that Homo erectus, one of our direct ancestors, possibly comes from southern Africa instead," said Stephanie Baker. The discovery implies that at least three different Homo species co-existed at this time in Africa. But now it looks as if the primitive species Homo naledi survived in southern Africa, H. heidelbergensis was in south-central Africa, and early forms of our species existed in regions like Morocco and Ethiopia."
April 02, 2020 18:11 UTC
A disease identified as the African Horse Sickness (AHS) in Thailand, has killed over 100 horses as per the government's data, in the Southeast Asian country's first-ever sickness that struck only animals, confirmed an agency report. The infected horses were isolated and have been put under quarantine to limit the further spread of the disease, as per reports. More accurately, the government's tally listed 131 deaths of the horses, across four provinces, as the disease has proven to be contagious. According to OIE, the disease AHS originated in the central tropical regions of Africa and spread across Southern Africa and occasionally to North Africa, infecting the horses with the viral disease. The sickness has been recognized as highly infectious and fatal that affects horses, mules, and donkeys.
April 02, 2020 17:37 UTC
Hollywood didn't quite corner the market on great World War II movies. These movies were made for a British audience, starring actors who were huge movie stars in their home country but never necessarily made it in Hollywood. What we get is movies made with all the craftsmanship we're used to with Hollywood war films from the era but that don't follow the Hollywood rules about plot and character we've seen in a hundred other (often great) WWII movies. The box set is still worth the investment because most of the movies come with outstanding documentary extras. tells a fictional story about German paratroopers who land in England, impersonate British troops and take over a remote village.
April 02, 2020 17:15 UTC
Celebrating six years of the FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 list, they are the continent’s revolutionary thinkers revitalizing ideas and industries with fresh business models and innovative leadership. For the 2020 list, FORBES AFRICA partnered once again with SNG Grant Thornton to vet the business and financial statements of the candidates. I managed to gain experience and identified a niche,” he tells FORBES AFRICA. In 2014, he became the first-ever South African to represent South Africa at the Youth Olympics in 2014. JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – MAY 27: Pieter-Steph du Toit during the South African mens national rugby team photocall session at Southern Sun Montecasino Hotel on May 27, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
April 02, 2020 16:52 UTC
The Moroccan Royal Armed Forces (FAR) have completed the setting up of a first field hospital in Benslimane (near Casablanca) to support the country’s response to the Coronavirus, which has so far killed 40 people in the country, infected 676 while 29 others recovered. According to the local Medi1 TV station, the field hospital was completed in six days. Several other similar hospitals will be deployed throughout the North African Kingdom for the treatment of Covid-19 patients, a move which will help to alleviate the pressure exerted on civilian medical facilities, said the TV channel. Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has ordered lately the Royal Armed Forces to use field hospitals to support the health infrastructure wherever necessary. Worldwide, the novel coronavirus cases threshold of 1 million is to be reached in the coming days, while the death toll has already exceeded 50,290.
April 02, 2020 16:32 UTC
New York, April 2, 2020 -- Hamas-affiliated authorities should stop their campaign of harassment against Palestinian cartoonist Ismael el-Bozom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In both cases, his arrest was sparked by cartoons and writings critical of Hamas, according to those news reports. On the days prior to his first arrest, el-Bozom posted several posts and cartoons calling for the release of the writer Abdullah Abu Sharkh, who was arrested by Hamas security forces on March 13 over a Facebook post critical of Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades. He also posted cartoons and posts critical of the mayor of Nuseirat, a Hamas member. The Interior Ministry in Gaza did not immediately reply to CPJ’s requests for comment sent via email and social media.
April 02, 2020 16:29 UTC
The Central Bank of Tunisia recently unveiled new banknotes honoring a pioneer in women’s medicine, late doctor Tawhida Ben Cheikh. The bank disclosed that the new 10 Tunisian dinar note would feature Ben Cheikh the first woman to appear on the country’s currency. In addition, Ben Cheikh headed campaigns around access to contraception and abortion. Eight years later, Tunisia gave all women access to abortion within the first trimester, regardless of their partner’s approval. This says a lot about how dedicated, hardworking and inspirational female figures are yet to be recognized in Africa.
April 02, 2020 16:18 UTC
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April 02, 2020 16:07 UTC