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Arms are destroyed by fire in Côte d'Ivoire.

UN, AU prepare for 2022 Africa Amnesty Month—September

By Sydney Murphy
People who voluntarily surrender their illicit weapons and ammunition will not be arrested or prosecuted
A woman cultivating cabbages using solar powered irrigation in Zimbabwe

Empowering women to boost Africa’s water security

By Caroline Mwongera
As climate change affects water sources, ensuring women participate in water management decisions also improves incomes and health
Paul Akiwumi, Director of UNCTAD’s Division for Africa

Fintech, other knowledge-intensive services could drive Africa’s prosperity, boost inclusion

By Kingsley Ighobor
Paul Akiwumi, Director of UNCTAD’s Division for Africa, discusses a newly released report that urges diversification of African economies
Farmers can better preserve their fruits and vegetables and receive prompt payments.

Boosting intra-African trade will power post-COVID-19 recovery and foster food security

By Aissatou Diallo
International Trade Centre’s ‘One Trade Africa’ is helping African MSMEs leverage market opportunities
This rise is greater than in any other region of the world during the same period.

Healthy life expectancy in Africa rises by almost ten years

By WHO
The sharp rise during the past two decades is a testament to the region’s drive for improved health and well-being of the population.
Spelled out with black pepper seeds on a flour with lentils and other food in the background.

Calling record profits from oil and gas amid global energy crisis “immoral”, UN Secretary-General urges support to most vulnerable, and transition to renewables

By United Nations
Latest recommendations from the UN Global Crisis Response Group call for windfall tax to fund fair policies and sustainable energy solutions
Innovarx Global Health, headquartered in The Gambia wants to transform healthcare delivery

A young population, innovation and technology will transform Africa

By Nathan Hastings-Spaine
— Says Ismail Badjie, Founder & CEO of Innovarx Global Health
Young climate activists take part in demonstrations at the COP26

UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right

By UN News
The resolution notes that the right to a healthy environment is related to existing international law and affirms that its promotion requires the full implementation of multilateral environmental agreements.
Ambassador Agnes Mary Chimbiri-Molande

Amid global crises, Africa has opportunities for innovative development financing

By Franck Kuwonu
Agnes Chimbiri-Molande, Permanent Representative of Malawi to the United Nations

I went into the government with fight against female genital mutilation

By Franck Kuwonu
—Says Morissanda Kouyaté, Guinea’s foreign minister and 2020 UN Mandela Prize winner
Health Campaign