Africa Current Affairs - 2020

Okavango Delta: UNESCO’s 1,000th World Heritage Site

UNESCO has inscribed the Okavango Delta in Botswana on its World Heritage Site List. It is the 1,000th site to be bestowed with this status. Okavango Delta Location: Northwest Botswana, Africa on Okavango River The delta has rich biodiversity and is home to cheetah, white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African wild dog and lion – all Read More…

Ebola virus kills over 300 in West Africa: WHO

As per World Health Organization (WHO), the deadly Ebola virus has killed 337 people in West Africa so far. The region has reported 14 deaths and 47 new cases. Guinea is worst-hit with 264 Ebola-related deaths. In Sierra Leone, there have been 49 deaths and in Liberia 24. The outbreak of the virus began in southern Read More…

Peter Mutharika takes oath as President of Malawi

After being victorious in the recently held presidential polls in Malawi, Peter Mutharika (74) was sworn in as the new President of the southern African country. He will replace outgoing President Joyce Banda. Malawi (“The Warm Heart of Africa”) Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It shares its boundaries with Zambia Read More…

CANWFZ Treaty signed to recognize Central Asia as Nuke-Free Zone

Five recognized nuclear weapon states- China, France, Russia, UK and USA inked the Protocol to the Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone (CANWFZ) Treaty in New York, marking a major positive development in the global non-proliferation efforts. The treaty was signed on the sidelines of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee Meeting at the United Nations. CANWFZ Treaty   The CANWFZ Treaty was inked on Read More…

5 Indian languages reinstated in S. African schools curriculum

The South African government reestablished the five Indian languages as official subjects in state-run schools, which were removed from the official curriculum in South African state schools in 1994. Five Indian Languages that are reinstated: Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Telugu and Urdu. Initially, these languages will be offered as an optional third language for learners only Read More…