Africa

Rethinking Revenues: New Revenue Streams For Afric

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021: The primary sources of revenue for higher education institutions varies but comes mainly from tuition and fees, aids, and funds, and from government funds especially for public universities. For many public tertiary education institutions in Africa, including nonpublic institut ...

New AU Chair Drc’s President Felix Tshisekedi Sets Ambitious Agenda For 2021

Sunday, February 21, 2021
COVID-19, the AfCFTA, peace, climate change, integration, gender equality and promoting African culture are his top priorities. The 34th Session of the African Union Summit ended on 7 February 2021 with the new Chair, President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D ...

RUSAL receives Guinea's Best Company Awards for the fight against COVID-19

Monday, February 15, 2021
Russian Aluminium, a leading global aluminium producer, announced early February that its representative office in Guinea was awarded the Guinea Best Company Awards for its contribution to the fight against COVID-19 and socially responsible policy during the pandemic. Since 2010, the Guinea Best ...

Finding A Path To Peace In Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Thursday, February 11, 2021
War has devastated Ethiopia rsquo;s northernmost region. Pending comprehensive national dialogue, Addis Ababa should ease Tigray rsquo;s immediate predicament, engaging elements of the authorities it unseated to govern the area and ensure that aid reaches the millions in need. What rsq ...

UN initiative UNITLIFE and Ecobank Foundation work to prevent chronic malnutriti

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Lom eacute;, Togo, 10 February 2020 ndash; UNITLIFE, the United Nations initiative dedicated to fighting chronic malnutrition through innovation, and the Ecobank Group rsquo;s Foundation - the pan-African banking group with operations in 33 countries across the continent-announce the launch o ...

Negative Stereotypical Narratives Dominate African Media

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Africa No Filter is a not-for-profit organization set up to help shift harmful and stereotypical narratives about Africa through research, advocacy and grant-making to storytellers. Interestingly, one-third of all African stories in news outlets on the continent are sourced from foreign news service ...

Africa In 2021  A Podcast From The International Crisis Group

Friday, February 5, 2021
This week on Hold Your Fire , Naz Modirzadeh and Richard Atwood look at trends on the African continent in 2021 with Crisis Group rsquo;s Africa Program Director and interim Vice President Comfort Ero, from the rising violent jihadist threat to political transitions and the impact of COVID-19 ...

Push for renewables: How Africa is building a different energy pathway

Friday, February 5, 2021
The transition to renewable energy in Africa has been progressing impressively over the last decade, with many countries working to increase renewable energy capacity in recent years. Forecasts by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) , the intergovernmental organisation mandat ...

Eight Priorities for the African Union in 2021

Thursday, February 4, 2021
In 2021, the African Union will continue working to contain COVID-19 and address its economic impact. Our annual survey identifies eight other situations where the organisation rsquo;s timely intercession could help resolve, mitigate or ward off conflict What rsquo;s new? ensp;In th ...

Coding for girls: a glimmer of hope in a coding boot-camp

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Every so often, amid the depressing data on hospitalization and deaths from COVID-19, a story breaks out that offers a glimpse of hope. In early December 2020, a 10-day coding boot camp , organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the International Telecommunication Union in Addis Aba ...
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