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Africa: 'Conflict is Like a Cough, If You Don't Treat the Root Cause, It Comes Back'

Thu 23 Jan 2020 01:21:37 GMT
[allAfrica] Nairobi - With the ongoing conflicts in Cameroon, Somalia, Nigeria, the Sahel and Mozambique, peace on the continent may seem elusive, but Nigerian-based Joy Ada Onyesoh, president of the International Board President of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), is convinced that the continent's peacebuilding goals can be achieved if women and men work together. AllAfrica's David Njagi spoke with her in Nairobi, where a women mediators chapter for Kenya was launched.

Africa: Corruption in South Africa - Echoes of Leaders Who Plundered Their Countries

Fri 24 Jan 2020 07:46:49 GMT
[The Conversation Africa] One of the shameful achievements of the African National Congress (ANC) in its 25 years of governing post-apartheid South Africa is that it's living up to the political stereotype of what is wrong with post-colonial Africa - unethical and corrupt African leaders who exercise power through patronage.

Africa: UK-Africa Trade and Investment - Who Benefits?

Fri 24 Jan 2020 04:26:10 GMT
[The Conversation Africa] There has been much hype about a major Africa investment summit being hosted by the UK. Attended by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and an array of royals, a great deal of hopeful win-win-win rhetoric abounded linked to forging new partnerships for a post-Brexit future.

Africa: Seychelles Earns Highest Mark in Sub-Saharan Africa On Corruption Index, Group Says

Thu 23 Jan 2020 04:56:45 GMT
[Seychelles News Agency] Transparency International said Thursday that Seychelles has earned the highest mark in the sub-Saharan region in its Corruption Perception Index survey of 2019.

Africa: African Diaspora the Key to Continental Development

Thu 23 Jan 2020 11:57:24 GMT
[RFI] In his new book, Time for Africa, Khaled Igué, an investment banker and president of the Club 2030 Africa advisory group, offers a roadmap intended to reconcile big business and grassroots solutions to ensure the future development of the continent.

Africa: Will the AU Peace and Security Council Do Better in 2020?

Thu 23 Jan 2020 10:33:26 GMT
[ISS] The African Union's (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) responded to several conflicts in 2019, including in Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Libya and the Central African Republic (CAR). Stability in the Sahel was discussed, along with climate change, the foreign military presence in Africa, and terrorist networks.

Africa: High-Level UN Panel Seeks Solutions to Problems of Internal Displacement

Thu 23 Jan 2020 08:36:41 GMT
[VOA] More than 41 million people globally have been forcibly displaced within their own countries because of conflict, violence and violations of their human rights, according to U.N. estimates.  Another 17 million people have been forced to flee their homes because of natural disasters and climate-related events.

Africa: Risks and Opportunities of Investing in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya

Fri 24 Jan 2020 07:08:46 GMT
[East African] It would be remiss to paint the African continent with one brush as many countries are at varying stages of their own macro and political cycles.

Africa: Uhuru Bashes International Media for Negative Coverage of Africa

Thu 23 Jan 2020 04:39:44 GMT
[Nairobi News] President Uhuru Kenyatta has put the international media on the spot for their penchant for mostly reporting the negative aspects of the African continent.

Africa: Increased Intra-Africa Trade - the Game Changer for African Economies

Thu 23 Jan 2020 02:44:22 GMT
[Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday, at the 2020 Ghana Investment and Opportunities Summit in London, renewed his call on African nations to commit greater zeal and resources to trading among themselves.

Africa: Technology Can Help Track Choices to Balance Nutrition and Climate Impact

Thu 23 Jan 2020 02:14:04 GMT
[UNEP] Like the popular fitness apps, which help users track their exercise activities, food intake and more, an app called Evocco aims to give consumers information about their shopping habits to help cut their carbon footprint by estimating the climate impact of their choices.

Africa: Decade of Action Is Under Way

Thu 23 Jan 2020 02:13:32 GMT
[UNEP] The Sustainable Development Goals are the known as the world's blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that they are all achieved by 2030.

Africa: As J&J Releases Earnings, MSF Protests Price of Lifesaving TB Drug in Front of New York Stock Exchange

Thu 23 Jan 2020 10:27:48 GMT
[MSF] New York -Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) protested in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York today, demanding the pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) make the tuberculosis (TB) drug bedaquiline available for all people with drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) for no more than a dollar a day. The price of this crucial drug must be lowered to reflect the joint contributions made to its research and development by taxpayers and the global scientific and TB co

Africa: Five Things MSF Wishes to Improve for Patient Care in 2020

Thu 23 Jan 2020 09:35:10 GMT
[MSF] In 2020, we wish for a world where medicines are not commodities or luxuries but where everyone has fair access to treatment to stay alive and healthy. Medicines shouldn't be a luxury. We wish for change, not charity. These are the five things we wish for change this year and beyond.

Africa: Davos - Sipho Pityana for Africa

Thu 23 Jan 2020 09:26:08 GMT
[Daily Maverick] Chair of Business Unity and AngloGold Ashanti, Sipho Pityana, has been given a thumping new responsibility by the World Economic Forum -- to deliver on the Africa Growth Platform, which was launched at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2019 in Cape Town.

Africa: 'Ride the Wave of the African Continental Free Trade Area'

Thu 23 Jan 2020 09:19:12 GMT
[Observer] -- AfDB President Adesina Urges UK investors

Africa: 'Uk's £320 Million Aid Will Boost Africa's Economic Growth'

Thu 23 Jan 2020 01:54:06 GMT
[This Day] The EFInA has welcomed the additional funding commitment from UK Aid, part of a £320 million package that will initiate an ambitious new phase of financial sector development across the African continent.

Africa: Coalition of Private and Public Sector Launches SDG500, a Ground Breaking U.S.$500 Million Investment Platform to Accelerate Progress Towards the SDGs

Thu 23 Jan 2020 02:37:58 GMT
[ITC] SDG500 investment platform is dedicated to helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and will use debt and equity to bridge the financing gap

Africa: Hand Hygiene Market Will Reach $1.98 Billion in the US and EU5 With High Adoption of Gamification

Thu 23 Jan 2020 09:42:45 GMT
[PR Newswire] Santa Clara, California -Artificial intelligence and machine learning to generate greater growth opportunities for hand hygiene companies, finds Frost & Sullivan

Africa: USAID Announces Up to $130 Million to Accelerate Reductions in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Deaths

Thu 23 Jan 2020 09:05:36 GMT
[USAID] On December 27 and December 31, 2019, the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the first two in a series of global health awards to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden countries.

Africa: Trump Reportedly Adding Tanzania, Eritrea and Sudan to U.S. Travel Ban

Thu 23 Jan 2020 05:56:59 GMT
[Nation] New York -President Donald Trump may reportedly expand his ban on travel to the US to include seven more countries, including Tanzania, Eritrea, Nigeria and Sudan.

Africa: New Directions for Historic U.S. Africa-Focused Organization

Wed 22 Jan 2020 02:38:23 GMT
[allAfrica] The New York-based Africa-America Institute (AAI) is one of the oldest, most-respected institutions connecting Africans and Americans. Founded in 1952, under the name African-American Institute, it has provided scholarships, educational opportunities and skills training. More than 16 thousand Africans have earned undergraduate and advanced degrees and leadership skills through AAI programmes, continuing their connections through an active alumni group. AAI's emphasis for 2020 and beyond is two-fold --

Africa: Respect Term Limits, Mutharika Tells African Leaders

Thu 23 Jan 2020 07:33:35 GMT
[Nyasa Times] The African Union encourages all its member states to respect their constitutions as part of entrenching democracy on the continent, President Peter Mutharika has said.

Africa: Group Phase FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Draw takes place in Cairo

Wed 22 Jan 2020 02:02:37 GMT
[CAF] The Draw for the Group Phase of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 took place on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt, with 40 African countries discovering their fates for the Second Round of the qualifying campaign.

Africa: Xenophobia - Nigeria, South Africa Commit to Security, Intelligence

Wed 22 Jan 2020 09:55:28 GMT
[This Day] Abuja -Following the killing of over 150 Nigerians in South Africa, the two countries met yesterday in Abuja in furtherance of bilateral discussions as they relate to internal security and intelligence sharing for the two countries.

Africa: Why the Coronavirus Should Worry Us All

Wed 22 Jan 2020 04:53:04 GMT
[IPS] Abuja -The coronavirus outbreak -- which began in Wuhan, China, and causes a pneumonia-like illness -- is raging across Asia, infecting close to 300 people and killing four. It was initially known to be transmitted from animals to human, and was just confirmed to be transmitted from human to human.

Africa: Ghana Draws South Africa in World Cup Qualifiers

Wed 22 Jan 2020 01:47:03 GMT
[Ghanaian Times] The draw for the group phase of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 took place in Cairo, Egypt, yesterday with Ghana drawing South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia in group G.

Africa: At the 2020 Ghana Investment Opportunity Summit in London - Let's Commit to Intra-Africa Trade - President

Wed 22 Jan 2020 01:34:51 GMT
[Ghanaian Times] London -President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has renewed his call on African nations to commit greater zeal and resources to trading among themselves, saying the low level of intra-Africa trade will not build a sound foundation for the continent's prosperity.

Africa: Reappointment of Africa-Friendly Alexander Novak as Russia's Energy Minister, Great News for Oil and Gas Market Stability

Wed 22 Jan 2020 12:03:50 GMT
[African Energy Chamber] Russia's President Vladimir Putin has appointed a new cabinet, keeping key ministers. Amongst those retaining their seats in office is the country's energy minister Alexander Novak who played an instrumental role in the oil production deal with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Africa: British Prime Minister, African Leaders Urge Investors to Accelerate Economic Role

Wed 22 Jan 2020 09:16:44 GMT
[Concord] At an oversubscribed opening ceremony for the 2020 UK-Africa Investment Summit, Monday, attended by dignitaries and delegates from 16 African countries, including President El Sisi of Egypt, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the case for bigger investments in Africa and called for increased and renewed partnership between the UK and Africa, according to release from the African Development Bank .