Africa Current Affairs - 2020

WHO declares Africa free of Wild Polio

On August 25, 2020, the World Health Organisation declared Africa polio-free. The disease is now found only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Highlights Nigeria is the last African country to be declared free from wild polio. More than 95% of Africa population have now been immunised. This was the major condition set by the Regional Certification Read More…

WHO, UNICEF: “Sharp Decline in Vaccination”

On July 15, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released data on alarming decline in number of children receiving vaccines. Highlights Around 14 million children missed out measles and DTP3 (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Petrussis) vaccine. Most of them live in Africa. Two-thirds of them live in Brazil, Read More…

Lazarus Chakwera elected as New President of Malawi following Evidence of Irregularities in 2019 Elections

On 23rd June 2020, the Presidential Elections of Malawi was conducted after the annulment of the results of the 2019 Presidential Elections by the Constitutional Court of Malawi earlier in the month of February 2020. Lazarus Chakwera was elected as the new President of Malawi after winning 2,604,043 votes, which is 59.34 percent of the Read More…

Current Affairs FAQs: Saharan Cheetah

For the first time in a decade, the naturalists have filmed a Saharan Cheetah in a Hoggar Mountains national park in Algeria. What is Saharan Cheetah? Saharan cheetah (Zoological name: Acinonyx jubatus hecki) or Northwest African cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus hecki) is a subspecies of Cheetah endemic to Sahara and the Sahel regions of Africa.  It Read More…

United Nations Nuclear Agency sends COVID-19 testing gears to 40 countries

The International Atomic Energy Agency, an autonomous wing of the United Nations has sent COVID-19 testing gears to around 40 countries. Highlights The IAEA is known for its nuclear inspection works in countries such as Iran. It also helps countries to use nuclear technology for peaceful purpose. The organization had recently received requests from 90 Read More…