Jean-Jacques Cornish


"The low down on African affairs"

Journalist, Editor and authoritative commentator on African Affairs. Radio talk-show host and prominent guest speaker.

Recent African News

Will fighting COVID 19 overshadow the battle against Malaria?

Medical experts marking World Malaria Day tomorrow are concerned the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic will overshadow the battle against the mosquito-borne parasite that threatens nearly three-and-a-half-billion people in 108 countries. Malaria last year killed 380 million people – mostly in Africa. In the first 14 years of this

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Holding back COVID 19 has a price for the Great Lakes

The United Nations Security Council has heard that while the Great lakes region is holding back the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic, the economic impact of the sweeping measures this requires threatens the hard won gains on the road back to peace and stability. Special envoy of the United

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COVID 19 unemployment will slash a fifth off remittances to poor countries

The World Bank is predicting the largest drop in remittances to poor and middle income countries in recent history. It expects COVID 19-related unemployment to slash a fifth of this financial economic lifeline crucial to vulnerable communities. The remittances sent home by Third World citizens working in wealthy countries is

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Namibia is the freest African country in which to be a journalist

Namibia is the freest country in Africa in which to be a journalist. The World Press Freedom Index puts it top of the continental list and ranks it 23rd in the world. The Paris based non-profit organisation Reporters Without Borders has been publishing its annual world press freedom index for

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UN warns of war crimes in Libya

The United Nations is warning about war crimes in Libya where  civilians are sandwiched between government forces and rebels bent on occupying the capital Tripoli. Thousands are fleeing the fighting despite the lockdown against the COVID 19 pandemic. At least five civilians died and 28 were  wounded in Tripoli this

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Mixed reaction to Ghana relaxing COVID 19 lockdown

There’s been mixed reaction to Ghana’s re-opening after a three week lockdown to ward off the COVID 19 pandemic. President Nana Akufo Ado says the relaxation of the stay-home will be tailored, adding that it was doing enormous harm to the country’s poor. ends  The Ghanaian cities of Accra and

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Mozambique expels Brazilian drug kingpin

A Brazilian drug kingpin arrested in Mozambique has been expelled. A Brazilian Air Force jet with dozens of police officers come to fetch Gilberto Aparecido Dos Santos and took him home to face justice. Brazil’s largest cocaine smuggler, known by as Fuminho, is a leader of the São Paulo-based First

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