Africans

Five dead, 50 missing as smugglers throw 180 migrants into Yemen sea

Long the poorest country in the Arab world, Yemen has been called the "largest humanitarian crisis in the world" by the United Nations.

Aug 10, 2017, 18:51 PM IST
Ebola: More than 30 million Africans vaccinated, says WHO

Ebola: More than 30 million Africans vaccinated, says WHO

The World Health Organization regional director for Africa Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti said on Wednesday that she was currently working with the DRC ministry of health to announce the end of Ebola outbreak in the country, Efe news reported.

Jun 29, 2017, 09:52 AM IST
20 mn people on brink of famine - These 4 African countries face 'unprecedented' humanitarian crisis

20 mn people on brink of famine - These 4 African countries face 'unprecedented' humanitarian crisis

Famine is defined as occurring when 20 per cent of the population is starving, 30 per cent of the children are extremely malnourished, and the mortality rate has reached double its average.

May 19, 2017, 08:54 AM IST
Sushma Swaraj sensitises people towards African citizens, appeals to greet them with 'India loves you'

Sushma Swaraj sensitises people towards African citizens, appeals to greet them with 'India loves you'

In an effort to sensitise people towards African citizen against the alleged 'racial' attacks on them, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday asked fellow Indians to be nice to the community.

Jun 02, 2016, 20:23 PM IST
Attack on Africans: JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar to lead march at Jantar Mantar today

Attack on Africans: JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar to lead march at Jantar Mantar today

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar urged the nation to come out in large numbers and join the African students for the `March for Justice` at the Jantar Mantar in the national capital on Tuesday.

May 31, 2016, 10:10 AM IST

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar assures African students of safety; Ola driver assaulted by Africans

Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Monday assured a group of African students that the Indian government is committed to ensuring their safety and security even as an Ola driver was allegedly thrashed by a group of Africans after he refused to take more than four passengers in his cab.

May 30, 2016, 22:20 PM IST
President pained at attacks on African students; Ola driver assaulted by Africans

President pained at attacks on African students; Ola driver assaulted by Africans

African students in India should have no reason to fear for their safety and security. The bonds between the people of India and the people of Africa have been forged since time immemorial, the president said.

May 30, 2016, 21:56 PM IST

Nigerians are a problem across country, in Goa: Minister

The BJP leader's remarks came a day after a 39-year-old local woman was allegedly raped at knifepoint by a Nigerian at Parra village.

May 30, 2016, 19:03 PM IST
Delhi: Africans thrash Ola cabbie for refusing to carry extra passengers

Delhi: Africans thrash Ola cabbie for refusing to carry extra passengers

A taxi driver was allegedly brutally assaulted by a group of African nationals in the national capital after he refused to take on board extra passengers in his car, according to reports. 

May 30, 2016, 12:12 PM IST

Four new cases of criminal assault on African nationals reported

Amid outrage by African envoys following killing of a Congolese youth in the national capital, four cases of alleged criminal assault on African nationals in south Delhi have come to the fore.

May 28, 2016, 15:49 PM IST

450 million Africans threatened by spinal meningitis

Spinal meningitis, which can kill in 24 hours, poses a threat to 450 million Africans this year, according to medical experts from eight of the continent's countries.

Apr 22, 2016, 06:38 AM IST

Half-naked 'Spartans' create stir in Beijing, held

A publicity stunt for a restaurant here in which over a hundred half-naked foreigners dressed as Spartans delivered lunches for the office-goers went horribly wrong, with the police taking them into custody for "affecting public order".

Jul 23, 2015, 18:27 PM IST

Israel to force African migrants to '3rd country'

Israel is set to force illegal African migrants to choose between leaving to a "safe third-party" country in Africa or face imprisonment, the interior ministry said.

Apr 01, 2015, 19:24 PM IST

Goa home ministry refers to African as `Nigro`

After two Goa lawmakers termed Nigerians "cancer" and "wild animals", the state home ministry has referred to Africans as "Nigros" in an annexure submitted to the assembly.

Aug 20, 2014, 19:14 PM IST

Manipuri woman robbed by 2 African men in South Delhi

A Manipuri woman was allegedly robbed off her cash and mobile phones at knife point by two men of African origin when she was at her residence in South Delhi`s Deoli area in the wee hours, police said.

Jul 25, 2014, 00:40 AM IST

Remittance 'super tax' costs Africa $1.8 billion a year: Report

Africans are losing USD 1.8 billion (1.3 billion euros) a year due to high fees levied on funds sent from abroad by relatives, Britain`s leading think tank on development said Wednesday.

Apr 16, 2014, 09:45 AM IST

India is a great country to stay: Africans in Delhi

Putting behind them a "raid" on their residences in south Delhi earlier this year, many Africans say the Indian capital is still their "home" and offers them an environment unlike anywhere else in the world.

Mar 16, 2014, 14:00 PM IST

Kejriwal assures envoys of security to Africans in Delhi

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday assured envoys of 30 African countries that his government is taking all steps to ensure that there is no discrimination against citizens of those countries living in Delhi.

Feb 12, 2014, 21:30 PM IST

Congress, BJP call AAP action against Africans `reprehensible`

The Congress and BJP have criticised the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and termed as "reprehensible" and "unseemly" the vigilantism of Law Minister Somnath Bharti and AAP cadres in rounding up some African women.

Jan 17, 2014, 20:58 PM IST

Africans once protected against malaria face new risk

A common type of malaria that used to be powerless to infect certain groups of Africans is becoming more potent, putting tens of millions of people at risk, scientists said today.

Nov 16, 2013, 14:27 PM IST