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Rondrotiana Barimalala

“Extreme weather events will be the new normal if global warming increases at current speed”

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: September 2021

— Rondrotiana Barimalala, climate change researcher and contributing author to IPCC Report, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, on what it means for Africa.
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— Rondrotiana Barimalala, climate change researcher and contributing author to IPCC Report, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, on what it means for Africa.
Rondrotiana Barimalala
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Rondrotiana Barimalala

Now is the time to sprint if we want to end hunger, achieve other SDGs

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: September 2021

— Dr. Jemimah Njuki, the Custodian for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 and a Food Systems Champion.
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— Dr. Jemimah Njuki, the Custodian for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 and a Food Systems Champion.
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Light Weapons Destroyed at Ceremony in Abidjan

We must tackle illicit weapons, ammunition in parts of Africa, globally

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: September 2021

— Ambassador Martin Kimani, the Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN and Chair of the Seventh Biennial Meeting of States.
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— Ambassador Martin Kimani, the Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN and Chair of the Seventh Biennial Meeting of States.
Light Weapons Destroyed at Ceremony in Abidjan
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Light Weapons Destroyed at Ceremony in Abidjan
Haben Girma, Lawyer and disability rights advocate

‘The biggest challenge is ableism, not my disability’

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: August 2021

Meet lawyer Haben Girma, 33, a fierce advocate for disability rights
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Meet lawyer Haben Girma, 33, a fierce advocate for disability rights
Haben Girma, Lawyer and disability rights advocate
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Haben Girma, Lawyer and disability rights advocate

Africa Day at HLPF: Post-COVID-19 green recovery needs clean energy, nature-based solutions and digitalization

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: July 2021

Recovery will be challenging without increased supply of vaccines across the continent.
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Recovery will be challenging without increased supply of vaccines across the continent.
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An increased number of trucks are crisscrossing roads around the continent are stranded at borders.

How Uber-style trucking business is changing long-haul transport in Africa

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: July 2021

Registered trucks and drivers are connected online, matched with cargo transport demand.
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Registered trucks and drivers are connected online, matched with cargo transport demand.
An increased number of trucks are crisscrossing roads around the continent are stranded at borders.
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An increased number of trucks are crisscrossing roads around the continent are stranded at borders.
Mike Nkhombo Khunga

Food Systems Champion Mike Khunga, Malawi

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: June 2021

From the Civil Society Organization Nutrition Alliance (CSONA) Mr Khunga is leading work on youth engagement.
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From the Civil Society Organization Nutrition Alliance (CSONA) Mr Khunga is leading work on youth engagement.
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Mike Nkhombo Khunga
Lucy Muchoki

Food Systems Champion Lucy Muchoki, Kenya

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By: Franck Kuwonu
The Executive Director, Pan-African Agribusiness and Agroindustry Consortium (PanAAC) has organized talks for South Africa in the SMEs region.
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The Executive Director, Pan-African Agribusiness and Agroindustry Consortium (PanAAC) has organized talks for South Africa in the SMEs region.
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Lucy Muchoki

Food Systems Champion Divine Ntiokam, Cameroon

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: June 2021

The Founder & Managing Director of the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) set up a global Food Systems Summit Heroes Database and convened dialogues.
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The Founder & Managing Director of the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) set up a global Food Systems Summit Heroes Database and convened dialogues.
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Divine Ntiokam, Lucy Muchoki Mike and Nkhombo Khunga.

Meet Africa’s food champions

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: June 2021

In advance of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit this September, the Food Systems Champions are rallying global communities and promoting dialogues for innovative, practical and sustainable solutions.
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In advance of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit this September, the Food Systems Champions are rallying global communities and promoting dialogues for innovative, practical and sustainable solutions.
Divine Ntiokam Lucy Muchoki Mike Nkhombo Khunga
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Divine Ntiokam, Lucy Muchoki Mike and Nkhombo Khunga.
Kossi Gavon, 24, is a lieutenant from Togo serving in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali.

‘Involve young officers in peacekeeping missions’

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: June 2021

— Kossi Gavon, 24, is a lieutenant from Togo serving in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali. (MINUSMA).
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— Kossi Gavon, 24, is a lieutenant from Togo serving in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali. (MINUSMA).
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Kossi Gavon, 24, is a lieutenant from Togo serving in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali.
South African paratrooper/riflewoman, Phelisa Frida Miya

‘I like my work as a paratrooper’

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: June 2021

- Phelisa Frida Miya, 28, a paratrooper/riflewoman from South Africa serving in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
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- Phelisa Frida Miya, 28, a paratrooper/riflewoman from South Africa serving in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
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South African paratrooper/riflewoman, Phelisa Frida Miya
Photographer Polly Irungu.

Black women photographers shine in new global network

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: May 2021

Kenyan-born US-based photographer launches global platform to market their talents.
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Kenyan-born US-based photographer launches global platform to market their talents.
Photographer Polly Irungu.
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Photographer Polly Irungu.
Ambassador Ammo Aziza Baroud

Chad at the UN: Determined to have African voices heard in international forums

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: April 2021

— Ambassador Ammo Aziza Baroud is the Permanent Representative of Chad to the UN in New York. She talks about her priorities and the importance of women’s empowerment.
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— Ambassador Ammo Aziza Baroud is the Permanent Representative of Chad to the UN in New York. She talks about her priorities and the importance of women’s empowerment.
Ambassador Ammo Aziza Baroud
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Daisy Masembe (second left), her crew and actors.

‘Take responsibility for what you share on your phone’

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: March 2021

— Daisy Masembe (Uganda)
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— Daisy Masembe (Uganda)
Daisy Masembe (second left), her crew and actors.
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Daisy Masembe (second left), her crew and actors.
Ms. Ako at the river filming the PSA.

‘If you wouldn’t drink dirty water, you shouldn’t share fake news’

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: March 2021

— Julie Ako (Nigeria)
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— Julie Ako (Nigeria)
Filming the movie by the water.
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Ms. Ako at the river filming the PSA.
Nkosi Kwanele is a screenwriter, content producer, author

‘You have to be responsible online’

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: March 2021

— Nkosi Kwanele (Zimbabwe)
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— Nkosi Kwanele (Zimbabwe)
Nkosi Kwanele is a screenwriter, content producer, author
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Nkosi Kwanele is a screenwriter, content producer, author
Behind the camera capturing the scene

‘Misinformation can be deadly’

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: March 2021

— Kamva Namba (South Africa)
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— Kamva Namba (South Africa)
The crew at work behind the camera capturing the scene
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Behind the camera capturing the scene
An image of An image of Wavel Ramkalawan, political leaders and health workers took the COVID-19

COVID-19: African countries scramble for vaccines

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: February 2021

Rich countries hoard available and future vaccines, as poor countries wait.
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Rich countries hoard available and future vaccines, as poor countries wait.
An image of Wavel Ramkalawan, political leaders and health workers took the COVID-19 vaccine
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An image of An image of Wavel Ramkalawan, political leaders and health workers took the COVID-19
Dignity factory workers producing garments for overseas clients, in Accra, Ghana.

Africa’s free trade area opens for business

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: January 2021

Trading under the continental free trade agreement started on 1st Jan.
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Trading under the continental free trade agreement started on 1st Jan.
Dignity factory workers producing garments for overseas clients, in Accra, Ghana.
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Dignity factory workers producing garments for overseas clients, in Accra, Ghana.
Despite a fragile security situation, Central Africans overwhelmingly exercised their civic duty by

Elections in Africa go on amid COVID-19

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: January 2021

Despite the pandemic, most countries stuck to their polling schedules in 2020.
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Despite the pandemic, most countries stuck to their polling schedules in 2020.
Despite fear due to the security situation still fragile, Central Africans overwhelmingly ...
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Despite a fragile security situation, Central Africans overwhelmingly exercised their civic duty by
Verified: MultiChoice joins war against COVID-19 misinformation.

VERIFIED: MultiChoice Group joins global effort against COVID-19 misinformation

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: November-December 2020

Pan-African TV subscription platform engages young creatives to fight fake information
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Pan-African TV subscription platform engages young creatives to fight fake information
Verified: MultiChoice joins war against COVID-19 misinformation.
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Verified: MultiChoice joins war against COVID-19 misinformation.
Superintendent Rebecca Nnanga.

UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award 2020 runner-up: Superintendent Rebecca Nnanga of Cameroon

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: November-December 2020

— “Many thought policing was only for men. Not so.”
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— “Many thought policing was only for men. Not so.”
Superintendent Rebecca Nnanga
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Superintendent Rebecca Nnanga.
Tlamelo Makati.

African Union 'Sauti' blog: 'Healing: An Endless Maze'

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: November-December 2020

Young female writer from Botswana raises awareness about challenges faced when recovering from gender-based violence.
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Young female writer from Botswana raises awareness about challenges faced when recovering from gender-based violence.
Tlamelo Makati.
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Tlamelo Makati.
Mr. Tanguy Gahouma Békalé

Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: October 2020

— Mr. Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale, Chair, African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change
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— Mr. Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale, Chair, African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change
African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change during our strategic meeting in Libreville from...
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Mr. Tanguy Gahouma Békalé
San Francisco Conference, 25 April - 26 June 1945

Four African countries at the founding of the UN in San Francisco in 1945

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: October 2020

At the time of the historic conference, most African territories were still under colonial rule.
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At the time of the historic conference, most African territories were still under colonial rule.
At the San Francisco Conference, 25 April - 26 June 1945, Gabriel L. Dennis, Secretary of State; ...
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San Francisco Conference, 25 April - 26 June 1945
Agnes Kalibata, (Centre) speaking at a panel debate: Feed the Future:

We must transform our food production and consumption patterns

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: October 2020

— Ms. Agnes Kalibata, UN Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit. (#FoodSystems)
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— Ms. Agnes Kalibata, UN Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit. (#FoodSystems)
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Agnes Kalibata, (Centre) speaking at a panel debate: Feed the Future:
Gender based violence

Fighting the ‘domestic pandemic’: AU applauds Sauti blog entry on gender-based violence

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: September 2020

Young female writer raises awareness on the tensions between upholding public image and surviving domestic violence.
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Young female writer raises awareness on the tensions between upholding public image and surviving domestic violence.
Gender based violence
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Clothes, bags and accessories

African history told through fashionable printed clothing

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: September 2020

A mainstay of African fashion, the Ankara, wax hollandais or Kitenge fabric holds up a mirror to history.
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A mainstay of African fashion, the Ankara, wax hollandais or Kitenge fabric holds up a mirror to history.
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Clothes, bags and accessories
Aya Chebbi is the African Union Youth Envoy

“Jobs and food security are top priorities of young people in Africa”

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: August 2020

— Aya Chebbi, African Union Youth Envoy
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— Aya Chebbi, African Union Youth Envoy
Aya Chebbi is the African Union Youth Envoy
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Aya Chebbi is the African Union Youth Envoy
#DontGoViral: UNESCO and i4Policy campaign crowdsources local content to combat the Infodemic

UN, news organizations and artists fight against COVID-19 fake news

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: July 2020

As COVID-19 spreads, so do fake news, conspiracy theories and doctored pictures and videos. Left unchecked, most of it is harmful and could lead to people ultimately losing their lives
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As COVID-19 spreads, so do fake news, conspiracy theories and doctored pictures and videos. Left unchecked, most of it is harmful and could lead to people ultimately losing their lives
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#DontGoViral: UNESCO and i4Policy campaign crowdsources local content to combat the Infodemic
Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté, laureate Mandela Prize 2020

“I will continue fighting FGM to protect women and girls”

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: July 2020

— Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté, Mandela Prize Laureate 2020
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— Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté, Mandela Prize Laureate 2020
Nelson Mandela
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Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté, laureate Mandela Prize 2020

As COVID-19 cases rise, African countries grapple with safely easing lockdowns

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: June 2020

Re-opening economies, schools and borders is a tough balancing act
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Re-opening economies, schools and borders is a tough balancing act
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Igihozo, 11, listens to a lesson on a radio after his school was closed in Rwanda.

Radio lessons: In Africa schools are closed, but learning goes on

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: May 2020

Countries use radio, TV and internet to keep students engaged
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Countries use radio, TV and internet to keep students engaged
Igihozo, 11, listens to a lesson on a radio after his school was closed in Rwanda.
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Igihozo, 11, listens to a lesson on a radio after his school was closed in Rwanda.
coronavirus

African countries ramp up coronavirus response to tackle fast spread

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By: Franck Kuwonu
So far, more than half of African countries have reported cases
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So far, more than half of African countries have reported cases
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Black eye peas

Black-eyed peas: A taste of Africa in the Americas

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By: Franck Kuwonu

From akara to acarajé: Culinary traditions that bind Africa and its diaspora
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From akara to acarajé: Culinary traditions that bind Africa and its diaspora
Black eye peas
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Black eye peas
Airplanes waiting for take off.

African airlines navigate turbulent skies

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Aviation expert on what airlines need to do to remain competitive
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Aviation expert on what airlines need to do to remain competitive
Airplanes waiting for take off.
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Airplanes waiting for take off.
Armed Turkana herdsmen guard their livestock at a watering hole at Oropoyi, in Kenya’s north western district of Turkana. Armed raids and cattle rustling over water and pasture sites are common among communities in parts of Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and Ethiop

Small arms fueling deadly communal violence

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Local communities in search of lasting peace
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Local communities in search of lasting peace
Armed Turkana herdsmen guard their livestock at a watering hole at Oropoyi, in Kenya’s north western district of Turkana. Armed raids and cattle rustling over water and pasture sites are common among communities in parts of Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and Ethiop
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Armed Turkana herdsmen guard their livestock at a watering hole at Oropoyi, in Kenya’s north western district of Turkana. Armed raids and cattle rustling over water and pasture sites are common among communities in parts of Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and Ethiop
Musicians perform on the streets of Maputo, Mozambique, on International Jazz Day 2019. Photo: Mauro Vombe

Peace through jazz music

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: August - November 2019

The trumpet is a ‘cool’ instrument to unite people
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The trumpet is a ‘cool’ instrument to unite people
Musicians perform on the streets of Maputo, Mozambique, on International Jazz Day 2019. Photo: Mauro Vombe
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Musicians perform on the streets of Maputo, Mozambique, on International Jazz Day 2019. Photo: Mauro Vombe
Bamboo bikes on display.

Young Africans create green businesses

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: August - November 2019

The youth are the driving force for action on climate and the environment.
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The youth are the driving force for action on climate and the environment.
Bamboo bikes on display.
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Bamboo bikes on display.
 South African climate activists. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Taking action on climate change

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: August - November 2019

World leaders attending the Climate Action Summit at the UN in New York in September 2019 to bring concrete, realistic plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
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World leaders attending the Climate Action Summit at the UN in New York in September 2019 to bring concrete, realistic plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
 South African climate activists. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
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 South African climate activists. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Angélique Kidjo performs in a concert.

African music on a round trip —from Cotonou to Cuba and back

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: April 2019 - July 2019

Caribbean influence leaves its mark as popular Afro rhythms develop
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Caribbean influence leaves its mark as popular Afro rhythms develop
Angélique Kidjo performs in a concert.
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Angélique Kidjo performs in a concert.
Togolese politician and former presidential candidate Kafui Adjamagbo-Johnson

Good education is the foundation for effective female leadership

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: April 2019 - July 2019

—Togolese politician and former presidential candidate Kafui Adjamagbo-Johnson
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—Togolese politician and former presidential candidate Kafui Adjamagbo-Johnson
Togolese politician and former presidential candidate Kafui Adjamagbo-Johnson
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Togolese politician and former presidential candidate Kafui Adjamagbo-Johnson
A Cameroonian refugee across the border in Cross River State, Nigeria. Photo: UNHCR/Simi Vijay

Crisis worsens in Cameroon

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By: Franck Kuwonu

People flee as the UN calls for national reconciliation and durable solution
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People flee as the UN calls for national reconciliation and durable solution
A Cameroonian refugee across the border in Cross River State, Nigeria. Photo: UNHCR/Simi Vijay
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A Cameroonian refugee across the border in Cross River State, Nigeria. Photo: UNHCR/Simi Vijay
Agitating for change: Women wave flags during a demonstration in Kasbah Square, Tunis.     Photo: Panos / Alfredo D’Amato

Africa’s freedom struggles and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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By: Franck Kuwonu

70 years since its adoption, the declaration has inspired liberation movements
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70 years since its adoption, the declaration has inspired liberation movements
Agitating for change: Women wave flags during a demonstration in Kasbah Square, Tunis.     Photo: Panos / Alfredo D’Amato
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Agitating for change: Women wave flags during a demonstration in Kasbah Square, Tunis.     Photo: Panos / Alfredo D’Amato
The Italian Coast Guard rescues migrants bound for Italy. Photo: IOM / Francesco Malavolta

Risky journey to Europe

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Louise Donavan
Search for greener pastures carries deadly consequences
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Search for greener pastures carries deadly consequences
The Italian Coast Guard rescues migrants bound for Italy. Photo: IOM / Francesco Malavolta
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The Italian Coast Guard rescues migrants bound for Italy. Photo: IOM / Francesco Malavolta

Risky journey to Europe

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Louise Donavan
Search for greener pastures carries deadly consequences
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Search for greener pastures carries deadly consequences
The Italian Coast Guard rescues migrants bound for Italy. Photo: IOM / Francesco Malavolta
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Dr. Denis Mukwege meets with women in the DRC.  Photo/Endre Vestvik

Plaudits for the man who mends women

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Celebrating Dr. Denis Mukwege: Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2018
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Celebrating Dr. Denis Mukwege: Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2018
Dr. Denis Mukwege meets with women in the DRC.  Photo/Endre Vestvik
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Dr. Denis Mukwege meets with women in the DRC.  Photo/Endre Vestvik
Liberian political party supporters celebrate an election victory. Photo: UN /Albert González Farran

The evolving state of African elections

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: August - November 2018

Twenty African countries to elect their leaders in 2018
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Twenty African countries to elect their leaders in 2018
Liberian political party supporters celebrate an election victory. Photo: UN /Albert González Farran
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Liberian political party supporters celebrate an election victory. Photo: UN /Albert González Farran
 Traders from Africa buying goods in Xiaobei, China. Photo: Gwenn Dubourthoumieu

China’s ‘Little Africa’ losing its allure

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: August - November 2018

A downturn in a Chinese city once bustling with African traders and brokers
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A downturn in a Chinese city once bustling with African traders and brokers
 Traders from Africa buying goods in Xiaobei, China. Photo: Gwenn Dubourthoumieu
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 Traders from Africa buying goods in Xiaobei, China. Photo: Gwenn Dubourthoumieu
Liberian women at an empowerment and leadership conference in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: UNMIL Photo/Christopher Herwig

Women: Liberia’s guardians of peace

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: April 2018 - July 2018

The role of women in bringing and sustaining peace lauded globally
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The role of women in bringing and sustaining peace lauded globally
Liberian women at an empowerment and leadership conference in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: UNMIL Photo/Christopher Herwig
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Liberian women at an empowerment and leadership conference in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: UNMIL Photo/Christopher Herwig
William Elong

William Elong: An ICT innovator

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: April 2018 - July 2018

Scaling up drone manufacture for a global market
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Scaling up drone manufacture for a global market
William Elong
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Wizkid performs in London, United Kingdom. Photo: Alamy/Michael Tubi

Music: Nigeria’s new export

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: April 2018 - July 2018

Naija beats topping international charts, but dividends are “scattered”
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Naija beats topping international charts, but dividends are “scattered”
Wizkid performs in London, United Kingdom. Photo: Alamy/Michael Tubi
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Wizkid performs in London, United Kingdom. Photo: Alamy/Michael Tubi
Students at the African Leadership University in Mauritius. Photo: ALU website

Nurturing young leaders

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: April 2018 - July 2018

Training young African leaders can take societies to great heights
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Training young African leaders can take societies to great heights
Students at the African Leadership University in Mauritius. Photo: ALU website
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Students at the African Leadership University in Mauritius. Photo: ALU website
Used clothes market in Kitwe, Zambia. Photo: AfricaMediaOnline/ Paul Weinberg

Protectionist ban on imported used clothing

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By: Franck Kuwonu

US threatens East Africa with AGOA expulsion
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US threatens East Africa with AGOA expulsion
Used clothes market in Kitwe, Zambia. Photo: AfricaMediaOnline/ Paul Weinberg
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Used clothes market in Kitwe, Zambia. Photo: AfricaMediaOnline/ Paul Weinberg
François Loucény Fall, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) briefing the Security Council. Photo: UN Photo/ Eskinder Debebe

Elections still a weak spot in Central Africa

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: August - November 2017

—François Louncény Fall
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—François Louncény Fall
François Loucény Fall, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) briefing the Security Council. Photo: UN Photo/ Eskinder Debebe
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François Loucény Fall, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) briefing the Security Council. Photo: UN Photo/ Eskinder Debebe
Travellers boarding a Kulula.com jet, South Africa’s first budget airline, at Durban International Airport. Photo: AMO/David Larsen

African airlines wait for open skies

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: August - November 2017

African airlines must solve problems on their way to profitability
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African airlines must solve problems on their way to profitability
Travellers boarding a Kulula.com jet, South Africa’s first budget airline, at Durban International Airport. Photo: AMO/David Larsen
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Travellers boarding a Kulula.com jet, South Africa’s first budget airline, at Durban International Airport. Photo: AMO/David Larsen
Gilbert Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development. Photo: AR/EM

Increased remittances will have greater impact on development

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: August - November 2017

—Gilbert Houngbo
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—Gilbert Houngbo
Gilbert Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development. Photo: AR/EM
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Gilbert Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development. Photo: AR/EM
Chef and owner of a restaurant and catering company in Liberia. Photo: UN/ C. Herwig

Alternative financing strategies to boost small businesses in Africa

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: August - November 2017

Essential small and medium-size enterprises need funding
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Essential small and medium-size enterprises need funding
Chef and owner of a restaurant and catering company in Liberia. Photo: UN/ C. Herwig
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Chef and owner of a restaurant and catering company in Liberia. Photo: UN/ C. Herwig
Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor (left) and James Stewart, ICC Deputy Prosecutor. Photo: ICC

ICC: Beyond the threats of withdrawal

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: May - July 2017

African countries in dilemma over whether to leave or support the International Criminal Court
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African countries in dilemma over whether to leave or support the International Criminal Court
Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor (left) and James Stewart, ICC Deputy Prosecutor. Photo: ICC
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Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor (left) and James Stewart, ICC Deputy Prosecutor. Photo: ICC
An administrative building at the new Diamniadio industrial park in Dakar, Senegal. Photo: Reuters/Nellie Peyton

Urban growth a boon for Africa’s industrialization

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: May - July 2017

The 2017 Economic Report on Africa calls for harnessing urban growth
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The 2017 Economic Report on Africa calls for harnessing urban growth
An administrative building at the new Diamniadio industrial park in Dakar, Senegal. Photo: Reuters/Nellie Peyton
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An administrative building at the new Diamniadio industrial park in Dakar, Senegal. Photo: Reuters/Nellie Peyton
Moroccan King Mohammed VI is welcomed by President John Pombe Magufuli on a visit to Tanzania in October 2016. Photo credit: Presidency of Tanzania

Morocco flexed economic muscles and returned to the AU

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By: Franck Kuwonu

The North African country has now rejoined the African Union, having worked slowly but steadily to establish itself as a major economic force in sub-Saharan Africa.
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The North African country has now rejoined the African Union, having worked slowly but steadily to establish itself as a major economic force in sub-Saharan Africa.
Moroccan King Mohammed VI is welcomed by President John Pombe Magufuli on a visit to Tanzania in October 2016. Photo credit: Presidency of Tanzania
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Moroccan King Mohammed VI is welcomed by President John Pombe Magufuli on a visit to Tanzania in October 2016. Photo credit: Presidency of Tanzania

Wanted: affordable medicines for all

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By: Franck Kuwonu

UN panel calls for new global accords to make drugs cheaper
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UN panel calls for new global accords to make drugs cheaper
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A laboratory studies student taking a blood sample for a routine antenatal malaria test at a government hospital in Ghana. Photo credit: Panos/Nyani Quarmyne

Public health schemes: Getting it right

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Ghana grapples with making health care universally accessible
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Ghana grapples with making health care universally accessible
A laboratory studies student taking a blood sample for a routine antenatal malaria test at a government hospital in Ghana. Photo credit: Panos/Nyani Quarmyne
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A laboratory studies student taking a blood sample for a routine antenatal malaria test at a government hospital in Ghana. Photo credit: Panos/Nyani Quarmyne
Rough diamonds found around Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Panos/Marc Schlossman

DRC economy: The giant awakens

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: August - November 2016

Despite conflict, investors continue to pour money into the Great Lakes region
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Despite conflict, investors continue to pour money into the Great Lakes region
Rough diamonds found around Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Panos/Marc Schlossman
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Rough diamonds found around Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Panos/Marc Schlossman
Stephen O’Brien, United Nations under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator. Photo: AR/Paddy Ilos

Let’s close gap between humanitarian needs and resources

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: August - November 2016

— Stephen O’Brien
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— Stephen O’Brien
Stephen O’Brien, United Nations under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator. Photo: AR/Paddy Ilos
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Stephen O’Brien, United Nations under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator. Photo: AR/Paddy Ilos
New judges for the Court of Appeal being sworn in in Ghana. Photo: FH Communications Bureau

Judiciary: Fighting graft needs muscles

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: August - November 2016

Impartial judges help strengthen the rule of law
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Impartial judges help strengthen the rule of law
New judges for the Court of Appeal being sworn in in Ghana. Photo: FH Communications Bureau
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New judges for the Court of Appeal being sworn in in Ghana. Photo: FH Communications Bureau
African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry Fatima Haram Acyl (left) and India Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh  (center) at the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in October 2015 in New Dehli, India. Photo: India Ministry of St

India, Africa rekindle trade ties

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By: Pavithra Rao

Africa Renewal: August - November 2016

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Old friends explore new possibilities
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Old friends explore new possibilities
African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry Fatima Haram Acyl (left) and India Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh  (center) at the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in October 2015 in New Dehli, India. Photo: India Ministry of St
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African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry Fatima Haram Acyl (left) and India Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh  (center) at the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in October 2015 in New Dehli, India. Photo: India Ministry of St
African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry Fatima Haram Acyl (left) and India Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh  (center) at the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in October 2015 in New Dehli, India. Photo: India Ministry of St

India, Africa rekindle trade ties

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By: Pavithra Rao

Africa Renewal: August - November 2016

Franck Kuwonu
Old friends explore new possibilities
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Old friends explore new possibilities
African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry Fatima Haram Acyl (left) and India Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh  (center) at the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in October 2015 in New Dehli, India. Photo: India Ministry of St
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African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry Fatima Haram Acyl (left) and India Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh  (center) at the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in October 2015 in New Dehli, India. Photo: India Ministry of St
Demonstrators carry a Burundi flag during a protest in Bujumbura, Burundi. Photo: Reuters/G. Tomasevic

Africa Watch

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: April 2016

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Demonstrators carry a Burundi flag during a protest in Bujumbura, Burundi. Photo: Reuters/G. Tomasevic
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Demonstrators carry a Burundi flag during a protest in Bujumbura, Burundi. Photo: Reuters/G. Tomasevic
Nicholas Kay, former Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

Somalia charts a new path

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: April 2016

— Nicholas Kay
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— Nicholas Kay
Nicholas Kay, former Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).
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Nicholas Kay, former Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).
The world’s largest solar power plant in Morocco will eventually provide 1.1 million people with electricity.  Photo: World Bank/Dana Smillie

Harvesting the sun

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: April 2016

Scaling up solar power to meet Africa’s energy needs
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Scaling up solar power to meet Africa’s energy needs
The world’s largest solar power plant in Morocco will eventually provide 1.1 million people with electricity.  Photo: World Bank/Dana Smillie
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The world’s largest solar power plant in Morocco will eventually provide 1.1 million people with electricity.  Photo: World Bank/Dana Smillie
Aerial view of the district of Plateau in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Photo: UN Photo/Basile Zoma

Abidjan regains its glamour

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: April 2016

Spurred by Côte d’Ivoire’s current economic growth, the city is turning a corner
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Spurred by Côte d’Ivoire’s current economic growth, the city is turning a corner
Aerial view of the district of Plateau in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Photo: UN Photo/Basile Zoma
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Aerial view of the district of Plateau in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Photo: UN Photo/Basile Zoma
First day at school at the JP Brand School in Utuseb, Namibia. Photo: AMO/Graeme Williams

More students in school but still not all

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: December 2015

MDG 2: Achieve universal primary education
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MDG 2: Achieve universal primary education
First day at school at the JP Brand School in Utuseb, Namibia. Photo: AMO/Graeme Williams
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First day at school at the JP Brand School in Utuseb, Namibia. Photo: AMO/Graeme Williams
A slum in Kibera, Kenya. Poverty remains a challenge in Africa. Photo: AMO/Colin Walker

Sub-Saharan Africa lags behind

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: December 2015

MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
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MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
A slum in Kibera, Kenya. Poverty remains a challenge in Africa. Photo: AMO/Colin Walker
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A slum in Kibera, Kenya. Poverty remains a challenge in Africa. Photo: AMO/Colin Walker
Ibrahim Mayaki, NEPAD CEO. Photo: UN/Bo Li

NEPAD mobilizes funds for regional infrastructure

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: December 2015

— Ibrahim Mayaki
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— Ibrahim Mayaki
Ibrahim Mayaki, NEPAD CEO. Photo: UN/Bo Li
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Ibrahim Mayaki, NEPAD CEO. Photo: UN/Bo Li
Maged Abdelaziz, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa. Photo: Africa Renewal/Paddy Ilos

Agenda 2063 is in harmony with SDGs

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: December 2015

— Maged Abdelaziz
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— Maged Abdelaziz
Maged Abdelaziz, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa. Photo: Africa Renewal/Paddy Ilos
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Maged Abdelaziz, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa. Photo: Africa Renewal/Paddy Ilos
Cashew nut processing and production factory in Sotria B Sarl, Banfora, Burkina Faso.   Alamy/Joerg Boethling

Cashing in on the cashew nuts boom

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: August 2015

Local processing could boost revenue in Côte d’Ivoire
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Local processing could boost revenue in Côte d’Ivoire
Cashew nut processing and production factory in Sotria B Sarl, Banfora, Burkina Faso.   Alamy/Joerg Boethling
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Cashew nut processing and production factory in Sotria B Sarl, Banfora, Burkina Faso.   Alamy/Joerg Boethling
Factory workers package products at Decorplast, a manufacturer and regional exporter of injectionmoulded plastic goods in Ghana. Panos/ Nyani Quarmyne

Using trade to boost Africa’s industrialization

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: August 2015

Deliberate trade policies could lead to growth
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Deliberate trade policies could lead to growth
Factory workers package products at Decorplast, a manufacturer and regional exporter of injectionmoulded plastic goods in Ghana. Panos/ Nyani Quarmyne
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Factory workers package products at Decorplast, a manufacturer and regional exporter of injectionmoulded plastic goods in Ghana. Panos/ Nyani Quarmyne
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (left) and President-elect Muhammadu Buhari shake hands. In the middle is former head of state, Gen (Rtd) Abdulsalam Abubakar.

African presidential elections 2015: Nigeria leads the way

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By: Franck Kuwonu
Seven other African countries; Burkina-Faso, Burundi, Central Africa Republic, the Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Sudan and Togo are set to hold elections in 2015
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Seven other African countries; Burkina-Faso, Burundi, Central Africa Republic, the Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Sudan and Togo are set to hold elections in 2015
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Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (left) and President-elect Muhammadu Buhari shake hands. In the middle is former head of state, Gen (Rtd) Abdulsalam Abubakar.
Aeneas Chuma, the International Labour Organization regional director for Africa. Photo: Abate Damte

Africa grapples with a jobless growth

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: April 2015

— Aeneas Chuma
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— Aeneas Chuma
Aeneas Chuma, the International Labour Organization regional director for Africa. Photo: Abate Damte
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Aeneas Chuma, the International Labour Organization regional director for Africa. Photo: Abate Damte
Young women study in a science laboratory at Mogadishu University, Somalia. Photo: Panos/Sven Torfinn

Millions of girls remain out of school

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: April 2015

The gender gap has narrowed, but progress is starting to stall
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The gender gap has narrowed, but progress is starting to stall
Young women study in a science laboratory at Mogadishu University, Somalia. Photo: Panos/Sven Torfinn
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Young women study in a science laboratory at Mogadishu University, Somalia. Photo: Panos/Sven Torfinn
Women harvesting rice in Carysburg, Liberia.  Photo: Panos/Aubrey Wade

Ebola disruption could spark new food crisis

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: December 2014

Food prices skyrocket as farmers abandon farms
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Food prices skyrocket as farmers abandon farms
Women harvesting rice in Carysburg, Liberia.  Photo: Panos/Aubrey Wade
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Women harvesting rice in Carysburg, Liberia.  Photo: Panos/Aubrey Wade
Workers lay rails at a train station outside Niamey, Niger.  Photo: Ado Youssouf

West Africa: New railway network aims to boost inter-regional trade

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By: Franck Kuwonu

Africa Renewal: December 2014

Rail to link Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria and Togo
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Rail to link Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria and Togo
Workers lay rails at a train station outside Niamey, Niger.  Photo: Ado Youssouf
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Workers lay rails at a train station outside Niamey, Niger.  Photo: Ado Youssouf
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