: May 2021

Africa: Green Gold – Avocado Farming On the Rise in Africa

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In East Africa and Nigeria, avocado farmers want to enter the insatiable export market. Environmental concerns cast a shadow over the crop in other parts of the world. What will African farmers do differently? Baker Ssengendo’s vision for…

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Tanzania Making Headway in War On Gender-Based Violence

Anna — Maria Holmström, a lady from Finland who has lived in Tanzania for 12 years, is among the people who have made remarkable contribution to ending violence against children and women in the country. Anna-Maria says Tanzania…

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South Africa: The SA Coach With Eyes in the Back of Her Head

Sherylle Calder is sought after around the world as an expert who teaches sports teams and individual athletes to ‘see’ better, improving their speed, decisions, actions – and results. To walk into the offices of the EyeGym in…

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Africa Nears 122,000 Covid-19 Deaths

As of May 1, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  4,557,699 while over 12,401,980 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached  121,784 and  4,071,339 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases…

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Zimbabwe: Govt Pushes for Interventions On Rising GBV Cases

The government has expressed concern over the rise in Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases due to COVID-19 has reportedly widened existing social and economic inequalities between women and men. Addressing a virtual meeting on the Impact of COVID-19…

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East Africa: Kenya Most Expensive in East Africa in Mobile Internet Affordability Index

You are now paying twice as much for mobile internet compared to last year, according to the latest report by British technology research firm Cable. The report, Worldwide Mobile Data Pricing 2021, discloses that Kenyans are paying Sh244…

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Nigeria: 2023 – Is Nigeria Ready for a Female President?

The political relevance and value of Nigerian women is not up for debate. Women at all levels have been consigned to the backdrop, politically, for years and this has seen them reduced to being tools for the political…

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Madagascar: UN Body Warns of Looming Famine in Madagascar, Children At Risk

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Persistent drought in southern Madagascar has left hundreds of thousands of people on the brink of famine and stoked acute malnutrition among children, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned. Madagascar’s Ministry of Health data revealed…

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Namibia: Sparkling Diamonds Shine Light On Budding Designers’ Dreams

Diamonds need designers just as much as designers need diamonds when it comes to upmarket jewellery. Realising the importance of this reciprocal relationship, De Beers Group introduced the Shining Light Awards some 23 years ago. This year’s awards…

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Africa: WHO Director-General’s Opening Remarks At the Member State Information Session – 29 April 2021

Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, dear colleagues and friends, Good morning, good afternoon and good evening to all Member States, and thank you for joining us once again. Around the world, cases of COVID-19 have increased for the ninth straight…

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