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Dr. Ifeyinwa Ogo (Photo AfCFTA UNPD)

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Young Africans Set To Drive African Markets

Details Africa Link Mola Ajisafe

“Geographic diversity of Africa has implications for products, access to markets, infrastructure, production approaches and everything as anyone might choose to do on the continent.”

A Palestinian herder takes sheep to a rehabilitated cistern for water. (Photo :©FAO/Marco Longari)

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Climate change: New approach needed to gauge animal health impact on emissions

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Animal health is important to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but greater investment is needed to evaluate the impact, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners said in a report published on Thursday.

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Respect for fundamental rights key to peaceful elections in Kenya: UN experts

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Independent UN human rights experts on Thursday called on authorities and political candidates standing in next month’s general election to foster an enabling civic space to ensure the vote goes ahead peacefully, and prevent violence.

Amina Mohammed presenting her addresses (UN Photo/Mark Garten

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UN summit galvanizes action for development agendas in Africa

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The development of Africa was spotlighted at a key UN meeting on Wednesday, with attention focused on advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063.  

Elfreda Dennice Stewart being decorated

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‘Saga Of Horrors’: Liberia Peacekeepers Honoured In South Sudan

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 “I recall the civil war in Liberia vividly,” says Elfreda Dennice Stewart, a United Nations Police (UNPOL) officer serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).  “My parents managed - with many sacrifices on their part - to put me through high school during a time of great turmoil in my country, following which I started doing a number of jobs to help out financially.”

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Erwin Bollinger (Photo SABC)

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Up-And-Coming African Generations Will Shape World’s Future

Details Africa Link      Mola Ajisafe

The unfolding demographic boom in many Sub-Saharan African countries is to transform the region’s economy into one of the largest and most dynamic in the world according to Ambassador Erwin Bollinger, Head of Bilateral Economic Relations and Delegate of the Federal Council for Trade Agreements.

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WHO: As Virus Spreads ‘Freely’ COVID-19 ‘Nowhere Near Over’

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Rising COVID-19 cases are not only putting further pressure on already stretched health systems and workers but also triggering an “increasing trend of deaths”, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists recently at the regular weekly press briefing.

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From Fighting To Farming: Supporting Peacebuilding In Mozambique

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As Mozambique looks to move on from its violent past, a UN-led programme is supporting efforts to reintegrate former combatants, and give them a chance to lead productive, peaceful lives in their communities.

 Verena Utzinger delivering her welcome address (Photo SABC)

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Now is Defining Moment to Address ‘Next Generation in African Markets’

Details Africa Link     Mola Ajisafe

The President of Swiss-African Business Circle, (SABC) Verena Utzinger has posited that an estimated working age (15 – 64) population of Africa put at over 800 million provides economic opportunities for the continent whose youths “represent a transformative economic force as innovators, problem-solvers, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders of the continent.

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Uganda: Affordable Internet, e-services… the regional telecom infrastructure program ends with various successes

Details Samira Njoya

Five years ago, the World Bank made a commitment to financially support the Ugandan government in the acquisition of quality telecom infrastructure. With more than half a billion dollars in financing disbursed, the country has equipped itself with technical means for the digital economy.

L – R:  Nigeria’s Amb. Baba Madugu, MIFA’s CEO Rita Kobler- Emiko, and Wil City’s President Hans Mäder

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Amb. Baba Madugu: Rita Kobler-Emiko Makes Nigeria Proud

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The Nigerian Ambassador to Switzerland, Baba Madugu has said, “Rita Kobler-Emiko, Founder, and CEO of Specialized office for Migrants, Migrantenfaschstelle (MIFA) Wil, Switzerland has made Nigeria proud.”

Michael Rheinegger Managing Director Swiss-African Business Circle (SABC)

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2022 Africa Business Day: 30 June In-person in Baden, & Virtual

Details By Mola Ajisafe

Preparations for the hybrid AFRICA BUSINESS DAY 2022 which will take place on the 30 June 2022 in Baden at the Trafo Event Center (registration HERE) are well on track. Over 300 participants are expected representing a variety of sectors from more than 30 countries.

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Department: Shongweni Dam in KZN has not collapsed

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The Department of Water and Sanitation has reiterated that the Shongweni Dam, located west of Pinetown, in KwaZulu-Natal, has not collapsed.

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Togolese government caps transportation fees amid  rising fuel prices

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(Togo First) - Just like in June 2021, the Togolese government, following its recent decision to increase the price of petroleum products, has established a new tariff schedule for intra-urban and inter-urban transport of people and goods.

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Togo issues a new draft decree to regulate public-private partnerships

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 (Togo First) - During their latest council, on April 10, Togolese ministers issued a draft decree covering procedures related to the provision and execution of public-private partnerships (PPPs). 

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(AfDB) Group President commences three-day visit to the UAE

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(AfDB) - African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina arrived in Dubai today at the start of a three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates.

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Bolloré Logistics Malawi successfully completes logistics for the Golomoti Solar project

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(BOLLORE) - From March to December 2021, Bolloré Logistics Malawi implemented the transportation for the Golomoti Solar project, by conveying an all-inclusive shipment of 221 TEUS of solar panels, batteries and equipment from China to Malawi. Relying on its expertise in this field, Bolloré Logistics was able to be part of a historic project, in producing the first solar utility-scale grid-connected battery energy storage system in East Africa.

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Investing in SA pays off for pharmaceutical company

Details By Nosihle Shelembe

Belief, determination and patience are the key ingredients that a pharmaceutical company invested in South Africa has consistently used over the years.

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AfDB, W/Bank blacklist 20 Kenyan Firms

Details APA - Kigali (Rwanda)

Nearly 20 Kenya-based companies have been blacklisted by the World Bank and the African Development Bank (AfDB) in less than two years over fraud and quality concerns in projects funded by the multilateral lenders, according to an official statement seen by APA in Kigali last Friday.

Some 40 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s people are under the age of 15, making them potential future fintech customers at a time when smartphone penetration, still under 50 percent, is rising sharply [File: Adetona Omokanye/Bloomberg]

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Global investment money is flooding into Africa’s fintechs

Details By Charu Sudan Kasturi

Fintech startups drew more than 60 percent of all venture funding that flowed into Africa last quarter.

President Buhari and Mr. Antony Blinken

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President Muhari hails US for sale of Military Hardware

Details APA- Lagos (Nigeria)

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed appreciation to the United States for allowing Nigeria to procure military hardware to fight terrorism in the country and the training given to the Nigerian military.

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Remittances to SSA grew by 6.2% YoY in 2021 (World Bank)

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(Ecofin Agency) - Following the previous dip of remittances to sub-Saharan Africa by 0.4% in 2019 and 12% in 2020 due to the pandemic, things have improved this year. According to data from the World Bank, money sent home this year, by sub-saharan Africans in Diaspora has amounted to $45 billion. This is 6.2% higher than last year.

The Young Activists

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Young Activists: “Don't be afraid to be the change,” UN-Youth Summit told

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Young activists have been swapping inspiring stories at a UN-partnered youth summit last week about how they’ve driven positive change for their communities and the environment – and how everyone can do the same.

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Madagascar: 1.3 million Face Severe Hunger

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The international community must step up support to Madagascar, where more than one million people in the south are facing severe hunger, top UN aid official there said last Thursday in a renewed appeal for solidarity and funding. 

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Government plans to sanction Nigerians who refuse COVID-19 vaccination

Details APA – Lagos (Nigeria)

The plan by the Federal Government to sanction eligible Nigerians who refuse COVID-19 vaccination and the cholera epidemic, which has been silently growing nationwide since beginning of the year are some of the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers recently.

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China’s Yousheng Cement Co Ltd to build a cement plant in Douala

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(Business in Cameroon) - Chinese company Yousheng Cement Co Ltd is currently finetuning the establishment of a new cement plant inside the port area in Douala. The information was disclosed by Nana Aboubakar Djalloh, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Environment, in a release inviting the population to the public sittings, on August 30-September 4, 2021, at the Joss II Government Primary School in Douala, in the framework of the project’s environmental impact assessment.

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Nigeria: NCC wants operators to provide top-notch services

Rampaging miners

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Journalist narrowly escapes from rampaging Gold Miners






Taking gender equality forward

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While strides have been made to ensure gender equality over the years, work is continuing to accelerate these actions. “In terms of the landscape, I can proudly say that South African women have been as a result of democracy, taking part in decision making processes and structures. We have women ministers; we have women in top management and women who own businesses. I think in 1994, this was not imaginable. The advent of democracy has made it possible for us to thrive,” says Charlotte Lobe.


African Women Writers You "Should" Read

Details By Alfred Spinnler

African authors are not too well known in Switzerland especially the female authors as I have learned, even by the people who have a general interest in Africa or business in/with Africa.


Liquidation Proceedings in South Africa Post-COVID

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To circumvent liquidation, proactive engagement with creditors at the early stages of financial distress is imperative
It is well documented that the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on businesses. Commerce in most sectors is fighting to keep their doors open, grappling with creditors to avoid winding up proceedings and its far-reaching implications.

The fight against plastic pollution is being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as the use of disposable masks, gloves and other protective equipment soars, but UN agencies and partners insist that, if effective measures are put into place, the amount of plastics discarded every year can be significantly cut, or even eliminated.


Five things you should know about disposable masks and plastic pollution

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1) Pollution driven by huge increase in mask sales

The promotion of mask wearing as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19 has led to an extraordinary increase in the production of disposable masks: the UN trade body, UNCTAD, estimates that global sales will total some $166 billion this year, up from around $800 million in 2019.


Dr. John Nkengasong and Commissioner Amira Elfadil Mohammed Elfadil


Banding Together is the only way Africa will Beat COVID-19

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Everyone knows by now that due to a combination of leadership, environment, social ecology, demographics and as yet unknown biological and other factors, Africa has been spared the worst of the havoc that COVID-19 has wreaked on other parts of the globe and was predicted to do here too.

Tamer Farouk  


Overcoming today’s challenges with strategic, collaborative innovation

Details Tamer Farouk

As the pandemic continues to influence how organisations operate and behave, African businesses need to adapt its workforce and technology considerations

Achare Takor


How You Can Benefit from Cameroon's Tax and Fiscal Incentives in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic?

Details Achare Takor, Associate Attorney

In response the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government of Cameroon decided on a number of fiscal measures to support Cameroonian businesses and households


People vs profit: How the Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing workplace norms )

Details Andrew Dingjan

With every industrial revolution comes shifts to social, economic, environmental and political systems, paving the way for transformative changes in the way we live and work.

Africa Link Special Reports

Africa Link Special Reports

Ghana prepares for possible first-ever Marburg virus outbreak

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Preliminary findings of two Marburg virus cases have prompted Ghana to prepare for a potential outbreak of the disease. If confirmed, these would the first such infections recorded in the country, and only the second in West Africa. Marburg is a highly infectious viral haemorrhagic fever in the same family as the more well-known Ebola virus disease. 

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Nigeria To Train One Million Software Developers In The Next 18 Months

Details Vanessa Ngono Atangana

Nigeria's Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami (pictured), announced that the government is working to launch a program to train 1 million developers in the country over the next 18 months.

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Switzerland's seats on UPU governing bodies confirmed

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 The Universal Postal Congress has re-elected Switzerland to the Council of Administration and the Postal Operations Council of the Universal Postal Union. Delegates confirmed their confidence in Switzerland in the elections at the 27th World Postal Congress in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The Universal Postal Union will be headed by Masahiko Metoki from Japan beginning from 2022.

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Senegal explores Ways to boost Cotton Industry

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(Ecofin Agency) - Authorities in Senegal are exploring ways to boost the cotton industry after the sector delivered poor performances in recent years. The Agricultural Research Institute (ISRA) unit based in Tambacounda announced it is currently developing new varieties to improve both the productivity and the quality of the fiber.



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health and science

health and science

Somalia: Somalia On Brink of Unprecedented Crisis As Famine Looms - WHO

Details [VOA] Geneva -- The World Health Organization says hundreds of thousands of people in drought-stricken Somalia may die unless the international community acts urgently to prevent the country from falling into and science

Somalia: UN Food Agency Warns Somalia Near Full-Blown Famine

Details [VOA] Geneva -- The World Food Program warned Friday it is only a matter of time before Somalia is hit with a full-blown famine and people start dying in and science

Tanzania: President Samia Names New NIMR Boss

Details [Daily News] President Samia Suluhu Hassan has appointed Prof Said Aboud as Director General of National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR).health and science

Zimbabwe: USAID Injects U.S.$36.7 Million Assistance to Eight Food Insecure Zim Districts.

Details [New Zimbabwe] THE United States Agency for International Development (USAid) has availed US$36.7 million through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to eight food insecure districts in Zimbabwe beginning this October to March next and science

Tanzania: Medical Tourism Drive Gets Fresh Impetus

Details [Daily News] Tanzania 's medical tourism drive received a boost on Thursday, after the Ministry of Health signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Egypt's Alameda Healthcare group, to enhance availability of specialised and super-specialised health and science

Nigeria: Flood - Anambra Govt Expresses Fear Over Possible Cholera Outbreak

Details [Premium Times] Anambra is among the states in Nigeria that have been worst hit by the recent flood disasters.



Liberia: 2022 MTN Liberia Music Awards Switches It Up in November

Details [New Dawn] (Monrovia, Liberia) The 2022 MTN Liberia Music Awards will be different this year. Organizers have decided to make a change.entertainment

Liberia: A Call to Duty As Sheikh Mohammed, Founder of Famous Liberia Blog Diamondonline Sends Alarming Messages to Liberian Musicians

Details [FrontPageAfrica] Though being one of the country's most valued bloggers, Sheikh is also a music critic with a huge experience in the Liberian Music Industry. With a comparative analysis, Sheikh relates Liberian musicians' work ethics to that of the Nigerians.entertainment

Gambia: Diha Releases Five Track EP

Details [The Point] Diha, famous Gambian singer has wasted no time to release another hitting EP called blue jays. The EP will be celebrated on 21st October, 2022 at Club Lava.entertainment

Ghana: Ghanaian Music Festival 'Afrochella' Sued for Copyright Infringement

Details [This is Africa] Coachella and its parent company Goldenvoice are suing music and culture festival Afrochella for "intentionally trading on the goodwill" of the California-based festival's name and trademarks. Should Afrochella have done better in formulating its identity or what's in a name?entertainment

Nigeria: Timeline of Rico Swavey's Memorable Movie, Music Career

Details [Premium Times] Unlike his contemporaries, Rico was not a 'digital noise maker' as he lived a simple life.entertainment

Nigeria: 2023 - Why I Left Music to Join Politics - Banky W

Details [Premium Times] The musician expressed confidence that he would defeat the APC in next year's election.

education news

education news

Liberia: U.S.$1.5 Million Modern State-of-the-Art Secondary School Expected

Details [New Republic] The Ministry of Education through its IRISE project has received a 13.5 acre of land from authorities in Bong County for the construction of a US$1.5 million state-of-the-art secondary school in the county. The project is supported by the World news

Rwanda: Zimbabwean Teachers Set to Share Knowledge With Rwandan Educators, Students

Details [New Times] Over 154 Zimbabwean teachers, who arrived in Rwanda on October 19, are set to share knowledge and skills with Rwandan educators and news

Nigeria: Out-of-School Children Hit 20m As Poverty, Insecurity Worsen

Details [Vanguard] In spite of efforts by governments, many more Nigerian children are dropping out of school. Although the Federal Ministry of Education is picking holes in the 2021 figures of an analytical statistics organisation, SBMorgan Intelligence, that put the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria at 12.3 million, the latest data of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, says the current number is 20 news

Zimbabwe: Once Revered, Teachers Now Push for Adequate Pay

Details [Global Press Journal] Mutare, Zimbabwe -- Educators during the country's post-independence golden age wanted for nothing. Today's teachers say they barely scrape news

Zimbabwe: Police Blame Zimsec Over Exam Papers Leak - Internal Memo Urges Action At Exam Body's Harare Offices

Details [New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has been flagged as the epicentre of examination paper leak by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).education news

Ghana: SSNIT Hands Over U.S.$3,2 Million Children's Library to GLA

Details [Ghanaian Times] The $3.2 million Children's Library initiated and constructed by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to promote education and reading among children, was yesterday handed over to the Ghana Library Authority (GLA).

travel Africa

travel Africa

Kenya: Uganda Moves to Tap Into Kenya's Booming Coastal Tourism

Details [Nile Post] Uganda is seeking partnership that will see the Pearl of Africa tap into the big number of visitors to Kenya's coastal towns and the respective beaches on the Africa

Liberia: Aviation Sector to Experience Improvements Following Liberia's Participation At ICAO Assembly, Says Lcaa Boss

Details [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Following his recent participation at the ICAO Triennial Assembly in Montreal, Canada, the Director General of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA), Chief Moses Y. Kollie, has said massive advancements are underway for the aviation Africa

Southern Africa: Air Belgium Seeks Share of Southern Africa Pie With Airlink Partnership

Details [The Exchange] The global tourism space is extremely competitive, and there is need to constantly find innovative ways to get more people to visit Africa

Kenya: Kenya Named 'Africa's Leading Destination' at WTA, Africa and Indian Ocean 2022

Details [Capital FM] Whether you want to go on a safari or see some beautiful sandy beaches, Kenya is a great destination to visit. Known for its cultural diversity, scenery and abundant wildlife and so much more, Magical Kenya continues to attract millions of tourists annually. It is no wonder Kenya continues to be everyone's favorite Africa

Gambia: Titan Airways Cancels 1st Four Rotations to Destination Gambia

Details [The Point] Information has reached this medium that Titan Airways - a British Airline has cancelled its first four rotations to Destination Africa

Gambia: KMC to Introduce Urban Transport System, Housing Project

Details [The Point] Talib Ahmed Bensouda, the mayor of Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) has announced that his Council is working on introducing the first municipal urban transport system that will provide 50 buses over 5 years. He added that the buses will service over 20 routes within the municipality.

arts, music, books

arts, music, books

Israeli author Etgar Keret at the Jewish Museum Berlin

Details He is one of the superstars of the Israeli literary scene: Etgar Keret wrote nine new short stories for the Jewish Museum's exhibition "Inside Out."arts, music, books

Cartoonists tackling climate change through webcomics

Details Climate change is no laughing matter, but these artists are exploring dark ideas in meaningful and humorous ways.arts, music, books

Turkish singer rejects 'hatred' charges during court appearance

Details Pop singer Gulsen faces up to three years in jail for allegedly "inciting hatred" during a concert. The 46-year-old has been stopped from visiting her 5-year-old son, who lives in Spain.arts, music, books

Turner Prize 2022 show features diversity

Details The nominees for the 2022 Turner Prize, one of the UK's most renowned annual art awards, are now on show at Tate Liverpool. It is the first time the shortlist includes a nonbinary artist.arts, music, books

Ukraine in the spotlight at Frankfurt Book Fair

Details At the Frankfurt Book Fair, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy called on authors to document the terror unleashed by Russia's invasion. DW talked to authors at publishing event.arts, music, books

Kevin Spacey: New York jury says actor not liable in sexual assault case

Details The allegations made during the height of the #MeToo movement in 2017 were among those that upended Spacey's career. The actor will face additional sexual assault charges in London next year.

femina & children

femina & children

Africa: Staggering Backsliding Across Women's, Children's And Adolescents' Health Revealed In New UN Analysis

Details [WHO] A new UN report shows that women's and children's health has suffered globally, as the impacts of conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change converge with devastating effects on prospects for children, young people and women.femina & children

Africa: WHO Director-General's Opening Remarks At "Protect the Promise - Equal Access and Opportunity for Every Woman, Child and Adolescent", World Health Summit - 18 October 2022

Details [WHO] Your Excellency the Right Honourable Helen Clark,femina & children

Rwanda: Rwanda Bar Association Pushes for More Women Lawyers

Details [New Times] The Rwanda Bar Association (RBA) says it has stepped up efforts to increase the number of women lawyers practicing in the country. Currently, out of 1,500 registered lawyers, only 325 are women.femina & children

Tanzania: Women, Children Agenda - State Mulls Legal Reform

Details [Daily News] PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has said the time is ripe to conduct an assessment on various laws for the sake of identifying and filling the gaps that will help in promoting welfare of women children in the country.femina & children

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Photo Contest - What Does Women's Financial Inclusion Mean to You?

Details [New Dawn] Ethiopia, prepare your cameras! Send us your best photos that capture what women's financial inclusion means to you.femina & children

Ghana: FAWE Founding Member Posthumously Honoured

Details [Ghanaian Times] A founding member of the Forum of African Women Educationalists (FAWE), the late Mrs Vida Amadi Yeboah, was on Mondayposthumously honoured for her contributions made towards the promotion of girl child education.

general news

general news

Italy: Far-right Giorgia Meloni sworn in as first female prime minister

Details Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the post-fascist Brothers of Italy party, has formed Italy's most right-wing government since Benito Mussolini. She was sworn in on Saturday.general news

China's frail ex-president Hu Jintao removed from Communist Party Congress

Details Hu Jintao, who was succeeded by the current president Xi Jinping, appeared unwilling to leave the stage at the Communist Party Congress.general news

Plane reportedly carrying McFit gym tycoon Rainer Schaller disappears

Details Wreckage, thought to be from a plane carrying passengers from Germany, has been found off the coast of Costa Rica. The flight, reportedly carrying German fitness entrepreneur Rainer Schaller, had departed from Mexico.general news

Women gaining traction in far-right politics

Details Giorgia Meloni has become the first female prime minister of Italy and the head of the country's most right-wing government. Women seem to be doing particularly well at the helm of Europe's far-right parties.general news

Syria fights against cholera

Details More than 15,000 infected and dozens dead: Cholera is spreading in Syria and with it, fears that it could soon hit neighboring countries. Lebanon and Iraq have already registered their first cases.general news

Boris Johnson arrives back in UK amid leadership race

Details Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has landed in Britain after cutting short a vacation in the Caribbean. He is expected to launch a comeback campaign to succeed his successor, Liz Truss.

politics and diplomacy

politics and diplomacy

Kenya: Lawyer Mboya Sues Museveni's Son Over Invasion Tweets

Details [Capital FM] Nairobi -- Advocate Apollo Mboya has sued Uganda President Yoweri Museveni's son Kainerugaba Muhoozi after he threatened to invade Kenya's Capital, Nairobi.politics and diplomacy

Uganda: Museveni's Son Dragged to Court for Treason, Faces Life Imprisonment If Guilty

Details [Nile Post] Ugandan former Commander of Land Forces, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has been sued at the Milimani Kenyan Law Courts for alleged breach of territorial integrity, threatening the security of Kenya and treason.politics and diplomacy

Nigeria: Two More Chibok Girls Rescued in Borno - Army

Details [Vanguard] Two more Chibok girls have been rescued by the military in Borno.politics and diplomacy

Chad: UN Rights Chief Urges End to Deadly Crackdown On Chad Protesters

Details [VOA] Geneva -- The U.N.'s chief human rights official, Volker Tuerk, is calling for an end to the use of lethal force by Chadian security forces who reportedly killed and wounded dozens of protesters Thursday.politics and diplomacy

South Africa: Former President Zuma Calls Courts Unjust After Completing Jail Term

Details [VOA] Johannesburg -- South Africa's scandal-embroiled former president, Jacob Zuma, addressed the media Saturday for the first time after completing a 15-month jail term for contempt of court, alleging the country's justice system is unjust and infiltrated by foreign interests.politics and diplomacy

Lesotho: New Leaders Will Have to Deal With Political Discontent

Details [The Conversation Africa] The southern African kingdom of Lesotho went to the polls on 7 October 2022. Or at least some of its voters did. Turnout was at an all-time low of 38% of registered voters. Many are expressing discontent with politics in Lesotho by refusing to participate. Those that did come out were in an anti-incumbent mood.

business and economy

business and economy

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz dies aged 78

Details Dietrich Mateschitz, the co-founder of the Austrian energy drink company Red Bull, which has gone on to become a major investor and backer of professional sports, has died aged 78 after several months of and economy

Nigeria: 13 Years After Oil Spill - Fresh Crisis Looms in Delta

Details [Vanguard] Itsekiri, Ijaw, and Urhobo ethnic nationalities and groups in Delta State, impacted by the massive spill of thousands of barrels of crude oil from an oil vessel, MT. J. S Amazing, Lagos Oil, over 13 years ago, have bitterly complained that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, NNPCL, and Nigerian Pipelines and Storage Company Limited, NPSCL, abandoned them, since the unfortunate and economy

Africa: Ghana and Zambia Race to Secure IMF Bailouts

Details [DW] Runaway inflation and soaring food prices have compelled Ghana and Zambia to seek bailouts from the International Monetary Fund. This week, traders across Ghana closed shop to protest the worsening and economy

India takes on China's smartphone makers

Details Chinese smartphone makers are facing an increasingly difficult business environment in one of their major markets amid political tensions between New Delhi and and economy

German government at odds on dealing with Chinese investors

Details Differences in Germany's government have held up a bid by Chinese shipping giant COSCO to acquire a stake in the Hamburg port. It's not the first time the government's concerns have slowed China's expansion into and economy

South Africa: SA Will Resolve Energy Challenges, Says President Ramaphosa

Details [] South Africa will resolve its electricity challenges, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.



2023 World Cup: US and Netherlands rematch tops exciting draw

Details The draw for the first women's World Cup to feature 32 teams saw intriguing fixtures for the defending champions, the United States, who will face their 2019 World Cup final opponents. Germany were happy with their draw.Sport

FIFA slams lowball TV rights offers for Women's World Cup

Details Broadcasters offered considerably less to screen the event compared with the men's, FIFA chief Gianni Infantino said. Global interest in women's soccer has reached an all-time high after this summer's Euro championship.Sport

Opinion: Draw gives Germany reason to dream at 2023 World Cup

Details Having made the 2022 European Championship final, Germany were always going to be one of the favorites at the 2023 World Cup but the draw has made their path to glory a little easier.Sport

Bundesliga: Gio Reyna emotional after Borussia Dortmund goal

Details Gio Reyna marked an emotional return to Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga starting XI with a well-taken goal. For BVB head coach Edin Terzic, the US teenager brings a range of qualities to vary the team’s attack.Sport

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz dies aged 78

Details Dietrich Mateschitz, the co-founder of the Austrian energy drink company Red Bull, which has gone on to become a major investor and backer of professional sports, has died aged 78 after several months of illness.Sport

Cricket T20 World Cup: Enter Saudi Arabia

Details Saudi Arabia have become one of the most prominent investors in global sport in recent years. Now, the oil rich state with a questionable human rights record is all over the T20 cricket World Cup. But why?



Liberia: From Being Miss Liberia to Building a Top-Notch Insurance Agency in the U.S.

Details [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Former Miss Liberia, Patience Noah, has so proudly evolved from being a beauty queen to a top-notch insurer in the United States.DEVELOPMENT

Zimbabwe: Benefit Or Burden? A Farming Program's Mixed Results

Details [Global Press Journal] Harare, Zimbabwe -- Doubts about its effectiveness and allegations of corruption tarnish a contract farming program intended to reduce Zimbabwe's reliance on maize imports.DEVELOPMENT

Ethiopia: France Grants Five Million Euro for Preservation, Restoration of Lalibela

Details [Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Ministry of Finance of Ethiopia and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) signed yesterday a ?5 million (260 000 000 Birr) grant agreement to conduct the preparatory phase of a program of Preservation and restoration of the churches of Lalibela, and of development of the city around its heritage jewel.DEVELOPMENT

Liberia: USAID, Catholic Relief Services, Inspire Challenged Youth to Become Productive Citizens

Details [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- As Liberia continues its transitioning process from the scars of the 14-year of civil unrest which also affected the country's youthful populations, the issues of sexual abuse and addiction to dangerous substances based on ignorance are now taking hold of Liberian society.DEVELOPMENT

Ghana: Embrace Peace, Cohesion for Devt - Yagbonwura

Details [Ghanaian Times] The Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom, Yagbonwura Tutumba Boresah I, has admonished the chiefs and people of the Savannah Region to embrace peace, unity and cohesion for the progress, growth and development of the area.DEVELOPMENT

Liberia: Gratitude Not Ingratitude

Details [FrontPageAfrica] We have just returned from Sanniquellie, Nimba, where we went for the funeral of Prof. Dr. Joseph Saye Guannu. On the way back to Monrovia, we spent some time in Gompa, wrongly called Ganta. There in Gompa, we observed the life style of of many persons affected with the disease called leprosy. There is an area set aside for the Lepers so that their disease will not spread among the people, as we were informed by the Public Health Authority in Gompa.




Africa: 'Brain Drain' Hits Africa's Tech Developers

Details [SciDev.Net] Africa must nurture and incentivise tech developers to halt their migration, writes Oladeinde Olawoyin.INNOVATION

South Africa: Interview - Prof Wendy Stevens On Following the Science, Even If It Means Swimming Against the Stream

Details [spotlight] When Wendy Stevens' mother succumbed to breast cancer in 2020, she left a series of letters to her four children that she had penned during her illness.INNOVATION

Africa: WHO and Partners Launch World's Most Extensive Freely Accessible AI Health Worker

Details [WHO] The World Health Organization, with support from the Qatar Ministry of Health, today launched the AI-powered WHO Digital Health Worker, Florence version 2.0, offering an innovative and interactive platform to share a myriad of health topics in seven languages at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) in Qatar.INNOVATION

Rwanda: First Lady in Qatar for World Innovation Summit for Health

Details [New Times] First Lady Jeannette Kagame, this morning joined world leaders in Doha, Qatar for the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH).INNOVATION

Rwanda: Kagame Shares Link Between Rwanda's Innovation and Continuity

Details [New Times] Rwanda still has a long way to go, but the country has been fundamentally transformed for the better.INNOVATION

Nigeria: Nigeria to Establish Six Innovation Centres

Details [Premium Times] The centres are aimed at establishing a framework for consultation, sharing experiences, information and practices as well as creating a conducive environment amongst scientists.

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