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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 20, 2021, 9 a.m. ET

Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (March 19, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,158,923), deaths (109,444) and recoveries (3,667,946) by region: Central (114,426 cases; 1,911 deaths; 100,654 recoveries): Burundi (2563; 3; 1.155), Cameroon (38.988; 588; 34.887), RCA (5.075; 64; 4.938), Chad (4.380; 157; 3.864), Congo (9.564; 134; 7.898), DRC (27.356 ; 726; 24,361), Equatorial Guinea (6,666; 100; 6,121), Gabon (17,711; 106; 15,495), Sao Tome and Principe (2,123; 33; 1,935) Is (455,106; 8,275; 342,619): Comoros (3,665; 146; 3,471), Djibouti (6,501; 63; 6,040), Eritrea (3,118; 7; 2,865), Ethiopia (183,863; 2,618; 145,687), Kenya (118,889; 1954; 89,388), Madagascar (22,113; 340); 20,851), Mauritius (803; 10; 590), Rwanda (20,681; 287; 19,143), Seychelles (3,616; 16; 3,055), Somalia (9,925; 414; 4,420), South Sudan ( 9,809; 106; 8,215), Sudan (30,989; 1,959; 23,583), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,625; 334; 15,133) North (1,222,852; 34,766; 1,073,689): Algeria (124,970; 3,053; 80,515), Egypt (194,127; 11,512; 149,256), Libya (150,341; 2,487; 137,073), Mauritania (17,570; 446; 16,863), Morocco (491 019; […]

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Launch of a US $ 1.2 million innovation fund to explore emerging technologies

Launch of a US $ 1.2 million innovation fund to explore emerging technologiesThe African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) (www.AECFafrica.org) today launched a US $ 1.2 million innovation fund to unlock the potential of renewable energy and create new business opportunities. Businesses and entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique and Zimbabwe can apply for funding. The fund aims to strengthen market readiness for emerging innovations, as well as provide financial, technical and networking support to evolve existing prototypes that have proven their worth. Solutions that reduce the negative impacts associated with the use of traditional cooking options at household and institutional levels, build resilience to climate change among communities, and support productive uses such as water pumping services, food processing, cooling and refrigeration are examples that the Fund seeks to support. By applying, companies and entrepreneurs will need to demonstrate how the proposed innovations will transform the livelihoods of low-income households through job creation and livelihood diversification. As part of […]

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The President of the Commission of the African Union receives the credentials of HE Mr. Mahamat Ali Hassan, new Ambassador of the Republic of Chad to the African Union

Climate crisis: Red Cross report calls for immediate action to protect communities in AfricaThe Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), HE Moussa Faki Mahamat, on March 11, 2021, received the credentials of HE Mr. Mahamat Ali Hassan, the new Ambassador of the Republic of Chad to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to of the African Union. The hearing took place at the headquarters of the AU Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AUC President and the Ambassador exchanged views on the AU agenda and its priority objectives, including: peace and security, regional integration, AU reforms and the theme of the year 2021 on “ art, culture and heritage ”. The issues of peace and security on the continent, security threats in the Lake Chad region and in East and West Africa, and more recently in southern Africa, have caught the attention of the two officials. They also discussed regional integration with particular emphasis on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), […]

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Aid agencies call for funding to support more than 2 million South Sudanese refugees in need

Hapag-Lloyd acquires Africa specialist NileDutchUNHCR, United Nations Refugee Agency and partners appeal for $ 1.2 billion to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to more than 2.2 million South Sudanese refugees living in five neighboring countries in 2021 . South Sudan became the youngest nation in the world almost ten years ago, but today millions of its people are displaced within or outside its borders. The crisis continues to be a childhood crisis with over 65% of the refugee population under the age of 18, including 66,000 children who have been separated from their parents or regular caregivers. While some progress has been made in implementing the latest peace agreement, humanitarian and protection needs remain high for the larger refugee situation on the African continent. The majority of South Sudanese refugees are hosted in relatively remote and underdeveloped areas. The COVID-19 pandemic combined with the challenges of climate change, including severe flooding, droughts and locusts, have […]

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The Republic of Zimbabwe signs the Treaty establishing the African Medicines Agency (AMA)

The Republic of Zimbabwe signs the Treaty establishing the African Medicines Agency (AMA)The Republic of Zimbabwe becomes the nineteenth (19e) An African Union (AU) member state will sign the Treaty Establishing the African Medicines Agency (AMA) on March 16, 2021, at the AU Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AMA Treaty was adopted by Heads of State and Government during their 32nd Ordinary session of the Assembly on February 11, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Speaking at the official signing of the Treaty, HE Amira Elfadil Mohammed, Commissioner for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, African Union Commission, who received the Zimbabwe delegation, underlined the importance of the establishment of AMA in order to improve the production and harmonization of pharmaceuticals on the continent. She noted that the impending COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to accelerate the establishment of AMA and it is a top priority for the Commission to bridge the gap in the pharmaceutical industries. Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and […]

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Universal Music Group and Africa’s Leading Boomplay Streaming Service Extend License to 47 Countries Across the Continent

Universal Music Group and Africa’s Leading Boomplay Streaming Service Extend License to 47 Countries Across the ContinentA new license agreement will significantly increase the availability of UMG’s African and international repertoire to music lovers across Africa; New markets include South Africa, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Senegal; with the UMG catalog now widely available in French-speaking territories for the first time. Boomplay (www.Boomplay.com), Africa’s premier music streaming and download service and Universal Music Group (UMG), the global leader in music entertainment, today announced a historic new license agreement that will extend the license of the global UMG group. catalog of music from 7 to 47 countries across the African continent, as part of an extended relationship that will benefit African musicians and talent and expand the listening experience of Boomplay users across Africa. In 2018, UMG became the first major global music company to license the service, which has continued to increase its reach and influence across Africa in recent years. Boomplay’s catalog currently has over […]

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Médecins Sans Frontières / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): targeted health establishments in the Ethiopian region of Tigray

Médecins Sans Frontières / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): targeted health establishments in the Ethiopian region of TigrayHealth facilities in Ethiopia’s Tigray region have been looted, vandalized and destroyed in a deliberate and widespread attack on healthcare, according to teams from the international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) . Of 106 health facilities visited by MSF teams between mid-December and early March, nearly 70 percent had been looted and more than 30 percent had been damaged; barely 13% were functioning normally. In some health establishments in Tigray, the looting of health establishments continues, according to MSF teams. Although some looting may have been opportunistic, health facilities in most areas appear to have been deliberately vandalized to render them inoperative. In many health centers, such as Debre Abay and May Kuhli in the northwest, teams found destroyed equipment, broken doors and windows, as well as medication and patient records strewn across the floors. At Adwa hospital in central Tigray, medical equipment, including ultrasound […]

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Transfer between the former Commissioner for Political Affairs and the new Commissioner of the new Department of Political Affairs and Peace and Security

Véron Mosengo-Omba appointed secretary general of CAFFollowing the decision of the Heads of State of the African Union within the framework of the institutional reforms of the African Union to create a new joint department of political affairs, peace and security, the outgoing commissioner for political affairs, HE Cessouma Minata Samate today proceeded to the official handing over of the programs for the Department of Political Affairs to HE Amb. Bankole ADEOYE, Commissioner of the New Joint Department at AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. HE Cessouma Minata Samate handed over important strategic documents governing the work of the Department of Political Affairs, such as guidelines for electoral missions and treaties, among other documents. Commissioner Cessouma Minata Samate congratulated the newly elected Commissioner, Amb. Bankole. She stressed the importance of elections, human rights issues as well as transitional justice and good service delivery, among others. Commissioner Samate expressed her readiness to assist and assist in the […]

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Official handover between outgoing and incoming AUC vice-presidents

Official handover between outgoing and incoming AUC vice-presidentsThe official presentation ceremony of the end of mandate report of the outgoing Vice-President of the African Union Commission, HE Mr. Kwesi Quartey to the new Vice-President, HE Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, took place today, March 12, 2021, at Headquarters of the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ceremony took place in the presence of HE Moussa Faki Mahamat, President of the AU Commission, and the commissioners. President Moussa Faki Mahamat, in his remarks, thanked outgoing Vice-President Amb. Kwesi Quartey for the commendable work accomplished during his tenure. He underlined his commitment to serve the AU Commission with loyalty as Vice-President and concluded by urging everyone to do their best to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development enshrined in Agenda 2063. . The outgoing Vice-President of the African Union Commission, HE Amb. Kwesi Quartey expressed her gratitude to the distinguished ladies, who continue to break the […]

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Official handover between outgoing and incoming AUC vice-presidents

Official handover between outgoing and incoming AUC vice-presidentsThe official presentation ceremony of the end of mandate report of the outgoing Vice-President of the African Union Commission, HE Mr. Kwesi Quartey to the new Vice-President, HE Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, took place today, March 12, 2021, at Headquarters of the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ceremony took place in the presence of HE Moussa Faki Mahamat, President of the AU Commission, and the commissioners. President Moussa Faki Mahamat, in his remarks, thanked outgoing Vice-President Amb. Kwesi Quartey for the commendable work accomplished during his tenure. He underlined his commitment to serve the AU Commission with loyalty as Vice-President and concluded by urging everyone to do their best to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development enshrined in Agenda 2063. . The outgoing Vice-President of the African Union Commission, HE Amb. Kwesi Quartey expressed her gratitude to the distinguished ladies, who continue to break the […]

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Official handover between outgoing and incoming AUC vice-presidents

Official handover between outgoing and incoming AUC vice-presidentsThe official presentation ceremony of the end of mandate report of the outgoing Vice-President of the African Union Commission, HE Mr. Kwesi Quartey to the new Vice-President, HE Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, took place today, March 12, 2021, at Headquarters of the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ceremony took place in the presence of HE Moussa Faki Mahamat, President of the AU Commission, and the commissioners. President Moussa Faki Mahamat, in his remarks, thanked outgoing Vice-President Amb. Kwesi Quartey for the commendable work accomplished during his tenure. He underlined his commitment to serve the AU Commission with loyalty as Vice-President and concluded by urging everyone to do their best to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development enshrined in Agenda 2063. . The outgoing Vice-President of the African Union Commission, HE Amb. Kwesi Quartey expressed her gratitude to the distinguished ladies, who continue to break the […]

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European Union (EU) -Ethiopia relations: EU Council conclusions underline the strategic partnership and the deep concerns of the EU regarding the situation in the Tigray region

European Union (EU) -Ethiopia relations: EU Council conclusions underline the strategic partnership and the deep concerns of the EU regarding the situation in the Tigray regionThe Council today adopted conclusions stressing on the one hand Ethiopia’s important role as a key strategic partner and multilateral actor, and on the other hand reiterating the role of the EU big concerns concerning the situation in the Tigray region and the wider region. Ethiopia currently finds itself in a complex domestic situation with major implications for the greater region. The armed conflict in the Tigray region is exacerbating tensions in the Horn of Africa. Further military escalation and long-term instability must be avoided. In the conclusions, the EU urges all parties to end the violence in the Tigray region, and ensure a full, rapid and unimpeded humanitarian access to all those in need in all areas. While recognizing the work of the Ethiopian government to meet some of the needs of the people of the region, the EU underlines the need to increase these efforts, and warranty full […]

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Senior U.S. Trade Official Discusses Commerce and Entrepreneurship with U.S. and Ethiopian Businesswomen and Fosters Prosperity Through Mutually Beneficial Business Engagement

Senior U.S. Trade Official Discusses Commerce and Entrepreneurship with U.S. and Ethiopian Businesswomen and Fosters Prosperity Through Mutually Beneficial Business EngagementOn March 9, Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of Commerce for Global Markets in the Middle East and Africa, Camille Richardson, participated in a series of Women’s Empowerment Initiative coffee discussions by trade (“The Series”). The event took place during Women’s History Month. The virtual meeting brought together speakers and panelists from the private sector and government of Ethiopia and the United States. The panel included two Ethiopian women entrepreneurs, Felekeche Biratu and Sara Yirga, and a business development specialist at the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EX-IM) LaTaunya Darden. Felekeche Biratu is co-founder of the Yenae Collection and a member of the Association of Women in Bold / Business. Sara Yirga is the founder of Ya Coffee Roasters and Ethiopian Women in Coffee. The two shared valuable perspectives on opportunities in Ethiopia, female entrepreneurship and the potential for business relationships between women-led businesses in the United States and Ethiopia. […]

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) aims to provide livelihood assistance to nearly 49 million people by 2021

Senior U.S. Trade Official Discusses Commerce and Entrepreneurship with U.S. and Ethiopian Businesswomen and Fosters Prosperity Through Mutually Beneficial Business EngagementAs COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts and climate-related crises increase acute levels of hunger, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) seeks $ 1.1 billion in 2021 to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the most food insecure people. By 2021, FAO aims to reach over 48.9 million people who depend on agriculture for their survival and livelihoods through interventions to boost local food production and nutrition, while building capacity and the resilience of communities to prepare for and cope with crises, such as providing post-disaster livelihood support to help people resume production. According to the latest FAO data, country after country has recorded new figures on food insecurity and the total number of people who have experienced acute food insecurity in crisis or at worse levels in 2020 is expected to exceed the peak of 135 million people in 2019. This year’s Global Food Crises Report, to […]

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Statement by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, HE Moussa Faki Mahamat, on the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia

Senior U.S. Trade Official Discusses Commerce and Entrepreneurship with U.S. and Ethiopian Businesswomen and Fosters Prosperity Through Mutually Beneficial Business EngagementThe Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, met today, March 11, 202, Ato Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, to discuss the modalities of engagement of the African Commission of Man and Peoples (ACHPR) within the framework of the investigation into the alleged violations of human rights in the region of Tigray in Ethiopia. The principle of the investigation was proposed by HE Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, during a summit meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council held on March 9, 2021. The Chairperson of the Commission welcomed the willingness of the Government of Ethiopia to cooperate with the African Union Treaty Body. The President expressed his gratitude to the Government of Ethiopia for its openness to engage with the African Union and expressed confidence that the ACHPR will carry out this […]

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Statement regarding Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

Statement attributable to the spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on LibyaThe Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honorable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, today issued the following statement: “Two years ago, on March 10, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, killing 157 people, including 18 Canadians and many others with ties to Canada. “On this solemn day, we join the international community in commemorating the loss of all who died in the crash. “On behalf of the Government of Canada, we offer our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims. “On December 23, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada will designate January 8 as the annual National Day of Remembrance to continue to honor the victims of air disasters, both at home and abroad, and to recognize the profound loss of the families and loved ones of the victims. Together we will always remember these tragedies […]

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Kasi Insight data on Africa is now available as part of an alternative data catalog through Bloomberg’s Data Market Place

Kasi Insight data on Africa is now available as part of an alternative data catalog through Bloomberg’s Data Market PlaceKasi Insight (www.KasiInsight.com), Africa’s leading data, metrics and information provider, announced that its consumer confidence dataset is now available to Bloomberg Data License customers (https: //bloom.bg/3rlKLTD) via Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point (https://bloom.bg/3kMt6lz). This provides an additional way for alpha-seeking investors and financial professionals to experience Kasi Insight data. Download the document: https://bit.ly/38jOE40 Kasi Insight has been collecting, analyzing and standardizing consumer data since 2016 through consumer surveys carried out monthly in Africa’s largest markets. The Kasi Consumer Confidence Index, which is our flagship index, is the first round of monthly consumer sentiment data in Africa, providing a necessary consumer-level view on economic activity and expectations on the biggest African markets. The methodology of the index conforms to the well-known consumer confidence data set and uses a balanced approach (-100 to +100). The index which was launched in 2016 consists of seven data series tracing several data points on consumers such […]

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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 7, 2021, 9 a.m.ET

African Union Member States reporting Ebola virus disease update (March 6, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,955,148), deaths (105,490) and recoveries (3,533,574) by region: Central (106,319 cases; 1,815 deaths; 93,354 cures): Burundi (2,299; 3; 1,155), Cameroon (35,714; 551; 32,594), CAR (5,021; 63; 4,920), Chad (4,111; 140; 3,579), Congo (9,179; 131 ; 7,898), DRC (26,468; 712; 22,432), Equatorial Guinea (6,329; 96; 5,737), Gabon (15,254; 88; 13,495), Sao Tome and Principe (1,944; 31; 1,544) East (417,462; 7,748; 323,952): Comoros (3,596; 146; 3,410), Djibouti (6,134; 63; 5,931), Eritrea (2,944; 7; 2,436), Ethiopia (165,029; 2,420; 137,785), Kenya (108,362; 1,874; 87,550), Madagascar (20,155; 300); 19,543), Mauritius (625; 10; 588), Rwanda (19,509; 267; 17,810), Seychelles (2,950; 15; 2,610), Somalia (8,041; 294; 3,932), South Sudan ( 8,677; 102; 4,317), Sudan (30,479; 1,895; 22,797), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,452; 334; 15065) North (1,177,769; 33,494; 1,037,905): Algeria (114,012; 3,012; 78,886), Egypt (185,922; 10,954; 143,575), Libya (137,482; 2,236; 124,712), Mauritania (17,309; 442; 16,656), Morocco (485,974; 8,676; […]

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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 7, 2021, 9 a.m.ET

African Union Member States reporting Ebola virus disease update (March 6, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,955,148), deaths (105,490) and recoveries (3,533,574) by region: Central (106,319 cases; 1,815 deaths; 93,354 cures): Burundi (2,299; 3; 1,155), Cameroon (35,714; 551; 32,594), CAR (5,021; 63; 4,920), Chad (4,111; 140; 3,579), Congo (9,179; 131 ; 7,898), DRC (26,468; 712; 22,432), Equatorial Guinea (6,329; 96; 5,737), Gabon (15,254; 88; 13,495), Sao Tome and Principe (1,944; 31; 1,544) East (417,462; 7,748; 323,952): Comoros (3,596; 146; 3,410), Djibouti (6,134; 63; 5,931), Eritrea (2,944; 7; 2,436), Ethiopia (165,029; 2,420; 137,785), Kenya (108,362; 1,874; 87,550), Madagascar (20,155; 300); 19,543), Mauritius (625; 10; 588), Rwanda (19,509; 267; 17,810), Seychelles (2,950; 15; 2,610), Somalia (8,041; 294; 3,932), South Sudan ( 8,677; 102; 4,317), Sudan (30,479; 1,895; 22,797), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,452; 334; 15065) North (1,177,769; 33,494; 1,037,905): Algeria (114,012; 3,012; 78,886), Egypt (185,922; 10,954; 143,575), Libya (137,482; 2,236; 124,712), Mauritania (17,309; 442; 16,656), Morocco (485,974; 8,676; […]

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Ethiopia Gears Up For COVID-19 Vaccine Drive As First Doses Arrive

  Ethiopia on Sunday received its first 2.2 million doses of vaccine against the coronavirus, and officials in Africa’s second most populous country said the first jabs would be administered in the coming days. The doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, were allocated under the UN-led Covax initiative which … Continue reading Ethiopia Gears Up For COVID-19 Vaccine Drive As First Doses Arrive Read Full Story

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Tanzania tries to bring back contraband chameleons seized in Austria

Tanzania tries to bring back contraband chameleons seized in AustriaTanzanian authorities said on Saturday they had initiated a process to return contraband chameleons seized in Austria in January. Allan Kijazi, deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, said the government has started enforcing permits from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to bring back chameleons. “CITES has a mandate to allow us to bring back the chameleons. “I hope the permits will be issued soon,” Kijazi told Xinhua in a telephone interview. The official added that two Tanzanians were arrested by police for trafficking chameleons in Austria as investigations continued. “The local police, in collaboration with the International Criminal Police Organization, are still pursuing a syndicate of criminals involved in the smuggling of chameleons,” Kizaji said. On January 26, the director of wildlife at the Department of Natural Resources and Tourism, Maurus Msuha, said the government had […]

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Desert locust invasion destroys huge cultivated land in Ethiopia – UN

Desert locust invasion destroys huge cultivated land in Ethiopia – UNAbout 365,015 hectares of cultivated land have been destroyed by an invasion of locusts, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has revealed. “Ethiopia is experiencing its worst desert locust outbreak in 25 years, exacerbating an already alarming food security and nutrition situation,” the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a press release on Friday. “The locust invasion has so far damaged 365,015 hectares of cultivated land in several regions, devastating crops and livelihoods in at least 76 locations across the country,” the office added. The UNOCHA report warned that the Desert Locust infestation could persist for much of the remainder of 2021, with incidences of swarms causing damage to crops and pastures. The UNOCHA report also found that since the first wave of Desert Locust invasion was detected in late 2019, it has spread to more than 170 locations, which are home […]

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Canadian Minister Mary Ng to Virtually Deliver the Largest African Mining Event in North America

Canadian Minister Mary Ng to Virtually Deliver the Largest African Mining Event in North AmericaAmid COVID-19, leaders in African mining, exploration, finance, development, operations and public policy will meet virtually during PDAC 2021 from March 8-11, 2021 – during the 22nd Annual Africa Mining Breakfast and 19th Annual African Mining Investment Seminar. Mark Bristow, CEO of Barrick, Clive Johnson, CEO of B2Gold, and Gordon Stothart, CEO of IAMGOLD, are among our keynote speakers during the three-day program; joined at the highest levels of leadership in the Government of Canada by Minister Mary Ng, among a range of African ministers and private sector leaders in the mining sector. There is no charge to attend the three-day virtual program open to all: View Program and RSVP (https://bit.ly/3sOhyAY). African ministers or representatives of mines include: Angola: Hon. Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Botswana: Hon. Lefoko Moagi, Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technologies and Energy Security Democratic Republic of Congo: Hon. Willy Kitobo, […]

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New Innovations Help SAP Africa Code Week Inspire the Next Generation of African Coders

New Innovations Help SAP Africa Code Week Inspire the Next Generation of African CodersJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 3, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – SAP Africa Code Week, Africa’s largest digital skills initiative, is celebrating a successful 2020 program that included a shift to fully virtual teaching, the launch of a smartphone app, a continent-wide coding competition, and an online Train the Trainer series aimed at training teachers in critical digital teaching skills. The 2020 program had to deal with the impact of a global pandemic that forced the closure of schools across the continent and left some 250 million young people away from physical classrooms. Claudio Muruzabal, SAP Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) Southern Regional President and Executive Sponsor of Africa Code Week, highlights the program’s impact on enabling sustainable coding learning for Africa’s youth. “Faced with immense challenges, ACW’s thriving ecosystem of partners, ambassadors, volunteers, teachers and students strove to ensure that girls and boys across the continent […]

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