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Africa: Why Harnessing Digital Tech For Universal Health Coverage is Essential

Thu 12 Dec 2019 07:46:13 GMT
[allAfrica] Imagine a world where healthcare is less about the treatment of disease and more about health promotion, disease prediction and prevention. We would see innovation in medicine as well as a change in mindsets, in science and health systems, in technology as well as our overall approach to healthcare.

Africa: COP 25 - African Parliamentarians Called on to Speak as One for their Voice to be Heard

Thu 12 Dec 2019 08:36:29 GMT
[African Development Bank] African parliamentarians should speak as one to make their voice heard in climate negotiations, Arona Soumaré, the African Development Bank's principal expert in climate change and green growth, said on Thursday during the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties on climate change (COP 25).

Africa: First African Forum On Mining - A Civil Society Perspective

Thu 12 Dec 2019 08:29:13 GMT
[Fahamu] TrustAfrica, an African foundation, mobilised experts in the mining field to contribute to the debates on Illicit Financial Flows in the mining sector at the First African Mining Forum organised by the African Union.

Africa: Coordinated Global Action Is Best Way to Control Fall Armyworm Pest

Thu 12 Dec 2019 04:41:34 GMT
[IPS] Rome -Dealing with transboundary pests is tricky at the best of times. Standards, practices, capacity levels and engagement vary across countries and regions, and responses are often ad hoc and ineffective. However, matters become even more complex when the pest in question flies over borders, threatens the food security and livelihoods of millions, and causes severe environmental and economic damage along the way. Fall Armyworm is such a pest.

Africa: Amina Hersi Named Africa Enterpreneur of the Year

Thu 12 Dec 2019 12:03:45 GMT
[Dalsan Radio] Kenyan entrepreneur Amina Hersi Moghe has been named this year's Entrepreneur of the Year Africa by the influential London based magazine European CEO.

Africa: MTN Foundation Outlines 2019 Philanthropic Exercise

Thu 12 Dec 2019 10:15:35 GMT
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -MORE than 128 500 people, including youth, entrepreneurs and artists in South Africa have this year benefitted from philanthropic and community upliftment initiatives by a leading telecommunications operator.

Africa: 250 Journalists Jailed in Global Media Blitz

Thu 12 Dec 2019 10:15:34 GMT
[CAJ News] Cairo -AT LEAST 250 journalists are languishing in jails following crackdowns on media by repressive governments around the world.

Africa: ILO Director General Calls On Africa to Work Towards Human-Centred Future of Work

Thu 12 Dec 2019 09:45:29 GMT
[CIO] African Media Agency (AMA), International Labour Organization Director-General, Guy Ryder, has called on African countries to seize the opportunities that exist on the continent to advance towards a human-centred future of work.

Africa: UNFCCC De-Badges Civil Society Engaged in Peaceful Protest, Removing Access to all Observers, in Unprecedented Crackdown on Dissent

Thu 12 Dec 2019 08:43:28 GMT
[] Millions of people took to the streets this year to demand climate action. Led by our youth, women, Indigenous Peoples, workers and climate justice movements, all of civil society made our voices heard like never before and awakened the world to the climate emergency.

Africa: Can Smallholders Farm Themselves Out of Poverty?

Thu 12 Dec 2019 07:37:40 GMT
[The Conversation Africa] A great deal of research on agriculture in Africa is organised around the premise that intensification can take smallholder farmers out of poverty. The emphasis in programming often focuses on technologies that increase farm productivity and management practices that go along with them.

Africa: Nigeria, Others to Spearhead Rice Rebound in Africa - FAO

Thu 12 Dec 2019 05:17:19 GMT
[This Day] The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has predicted that Nigeria with Egypt and Madagascar are to spearhead the rebound of African rice production.

Africa: WHO and Partners Harmonize Government Efforts to Stop Medicalization of Female Genital Mutilation

Wed 11 Dec 2019 05:16:09 GMT
[WHO] Abuja, 11 December, 2019 - The World Health Organization (WHO)and partners are harmonizing efforts by the Nigerian Government to put a stop to the medicalization of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Africa: Stakeholders Dialogue On Successful implementation of AfCFTA

Wed 11 Dec 2019 02:31:27 GMT
[Ghanaian Times] A lecturer at the Economics Department of the University of Ghana, Dr Emmanuel Codjoe, has called for what he termed a "joined up thinking and policy formulation" to enable the country make the best of the new African market.

Africa: VRA Academy Is Now Elite Corporate Training Institution in Africa

Wed 11 Dec 2019 02:26:47 GMT
[Ghanaian Times] The Volta River Authority (VRA) Academy has signed the Africa Network of Centres of Excellency in Electricity (ANCEE) accession agreement with the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA) to become part of the elite corporate training institutions in Africa

Africa: The Question No-One's Asking About Facebook's Big New Idea

Wed 11 Dec 2019 01:27:54 GMT
[African Arguments] Could Facebook's new digital currency become a country's de facto national currency?

Africa: How To Make The Business Case for Climate Action in Agriculture

Wed 11 Dec 2019 09:11:47 GMT
[allAfrica] They are the canaries in the climate change coal mine, who will be first to feel the impact of temperature variations, prolonged droughts and excessive rainfall.

Africa: The Dark Side of Plant-Based Food - It's More About Money Than You May Think

Wed 11 Dec 2019 07:43:21 GMT
[The Conversation Africa] If you were to believe newspapers and dietary advice leaflets, you'd probably think that doctors and nutritionists are the people guiding us through the thicket of what to believe when it comes to food. But food trends are far more political - and economically motivated - than it seems.

Africa: Cities Bet On New Technology to Fix Growing Water Shortages

Wed 11 Dec 2019 06:30:40 GMT
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -From solar-powered ground pumps to 3D-printed filters, new technology can help solve water shortages in African cities facing rapid growth, entrepreneurs and policymakers said.

Africa: End Epidemics by Breaking Down Human Rights Barriers to Health

Wed 11 Dec 2019 05:44:33 GMT
[allAfrica] Among the many challenges involved in improving health services, one is both pervasive and largely hidden. Human rights-related barriers to health, some explicit, others expressed in behaviours and norms, prevent millions of people from access to lifesaving prevention and treatment

Africa: How Has Mauritania Managed to Stave Off Terror Attacks?

Wed 11 Dec 2019 01:20:31 GMT
[ISS] No terrorist attacks have been recorded on Mauritanian soil since 20 December 2011. On that day, a gendarme, Ely Ould Mokhtar, was kidnapped in the town of Adel Bagrou on the border with Mali by armed men suspected of belonging to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

Africa: Youth Urge Adults to Stop 'Acting Like Children' On Climate Change

Wed 11 Dec 2019 01:16:26 GMT
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Madrid -Efforts to involve young people in climate policy making, and respect their rights, need to be stepped up, officials urge

Africa: Inside Ethiopia's Commodities Pit

Wed 11 Dec 2019 01:13:07 GMT
[Africa In Fact] In a small, tidy office on the top floor of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange building in Addis Ababa, communications manager Tewodros Assefa draws two diagrams on a large glass window pane. The window overlooks the capital city's new light rail line, a raised concrete snake that bisects the city. This scene is unexpectedly sophisticated: a modern, first world pastiche in a country better known, not always fairly, for poverty and chaos. Like the new metro, the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange--better known as E

Africa: Kaunda Gets Anti-Graft Award

Wed 11 Dec 2019 07:51:17 GMT
[The Herald] Former Zambian president Dr Kenneth Kaunda (95) has been honoured with a lifetime achiever's award for fighting corruption.

Africa: The Continental Free Trade Area Could Boost Continent's Agency in International Trade

Wed 11 Dec 2019 06:35:26 GMT
[Chatham House] The agreement, which entered into force in May, could be a major step for Africa's role in international trade, if the continent can overcome barriers to implementation.

Africa: Govts' 'Quick-Tax Mindset' Leaves Oil Investors Cautious

Wed 11 Dec 2019 06:30:24 GMT
[East African] African governments' appetite for quick tax revenues from oil production is putting off potential investors, denying the continent billions of dollars' worth of projects.

Africa: Forging A Durable Peace in Horn of Africa - Ethiopian PM's Nobel Peace Prize Speech

Wed 11 Dec 2019 04:59:59 GMT
[Nobel Prize] Nobel Lecture given by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2019 Abiy Ahmed Ali, Oslo, 10 December 2019.

Africa: Climate Change Tops List of Global Worries for Young People, Says Amnesty

Tue 10 Dec 2019 02:41:37 GMT
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Madrid -In a poll of young people on six continents, four in 10 say it's one of the most important issues facing the world

Africa: Next ACP Summit Scheduled to Happen in Angola

Wed 11 Dec 2019 01:56:02 GMT
[ANGOP] Nairobi -The Republic of Angola will host the 10th African, Caribbean and Pacific Group summit, which is to happens in the year 2022.

Africa: Social Summit Demands Stronger Commitments in Climate Talks

Wed 11 Dec 2019 01:22:06 GMT
[IPS] Madrid -As the COP25 deliberations enter the decisive final week, representatives of environmental and social organisations gathered in a parallel summit are pressing the governments to adopt stronger commitments in the face of a worsening climate emergency.

Africa: Dictionary Chooses Gender-Neutral 'They' As Word of 2019

Wed 11 Dec 2019 01:17:34 GMT
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Merriam-Webster said searches for that use of the word, which was added to its dictionary in September, had increased by more than 300% this year as more