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Africa Renewal: April 2019 - July 2019

Departments

Cover Story

Gender

Attendees at an FAO sub-regional training workshop on gender and livestock in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Economic empowerment of women good for all

Countries make progress lifting endemic obstacles
Togolese politician and former presidential candidate Kafui Adjamagbo-Johnson

Good education is the foundation for effective female leadership

—Togolese politician and former presidential candidate Kafui Adjamagbo-Johnson
Yetunde Sanni co-founded Tech in Pink, an organisation that teaches young girls how to code.

Technology is a liberating force for African women

Innovative projects tackle entrenched gender inequality

Youth Profile

Bogolo Kenewendo of Botswana is also adviser to the UN Secretary-General on digital cooperation

Youthful minister opening doors for women and girls

Bogolo Kenewendo of Botswana is also adviser to the UN Secretary-General on digital cooperation

Culture and Education

Students of the Africa Leadership University School of Business graduate in Kigali.

Preparing Africa’s graduates for today’s jobs

Experts call for modernising school curricula to match a rapidly changing labour market
Angélique Kidjo performs in a concert.

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

Caribbean influence leaves its mark as popular Afro rhythms develop

Interview

Environment

Claimant Eric Dooh shows the crude oil that has damaged the banks of the creek through his village in Ogoniland, Nigeria.

Countries propose a treaty to end corporate impunity

If adopted, companies will be held accountable for human rights and environmental violation

Business

Sandton Gautrain Station in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Africa’s megacities a magnet for investors

Yet increasing populations will need jobs and modern infrastructure

Agriculture

Factory worker in Ethiopia explaining tractor use to colleagues.

Mechanizing agriculture is key to food security

Governments and the private sector must partner to increase investments in the sector
Cattle farmer Msinanga produces supplemental feed for his cattle in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe’s beef industry stampedes back to life

After a decade in limbo, beef farmers are back in business

Health

An ad of a skin whitening cosmetic product in Kumasi, Ghana.

Paying a high price for skin bleaching

Huge risks, including cancer and liver damage, accompany the desire for fair skin
Health Campaign