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Africa Renewal: August 2020
“Jobs and food security are top priorities of young people in Africa”
— Aya Chebbi, African Union Youth Envoy
As UN turns 75, outgoing PGA calls for a more inclusive world
Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, outgoing President of the UN General Assembly (PGA) reflects on his tenure and the UN's 75th anniversary.
African Women Leaders Network: A movement for the transformation of Africa
Through its National Chapters, the African Women Leaders Network is mobilizing women towards a continental movement that will elevate the status of women's leadership in Africa.
Bineta Diop and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Free Trade Area
AfCFTA Secretariat commissioned in Accra as free trade is set to begin in January 2021
A flagship project of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the African Continental Free Trade Area creates a market of 1.2 billion people with a combined GDP of $3 trillion.
The scramble for the COVID-19 vaccine: Africa must act now
Amref Health Africa on how the continent can be ready for the vaccine from day one of its availability.
Prof Joachim Osur, Lolem B. Ngong and Dr George Kimathi
Genocide happens when democracy is absent
—Tali Nates, Founder and Executive Director of the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre
Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre: Using the past to protect the present and future
Put Young People First: Invest in youth to accelerate Africa’s development
— Mabingue Ngom, UNFPA’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa
Sierra Leonean technologist’s app helps to fight COVID-19
Earlier version of locally developed app was used to help tackle the 2014 Ebola outbreak
Africa needs strong institutions and smart policies
— K.Y. Amoako, President, African Center for Economic Transformation
Silencing the guns
Africa Amnesty Month: A call to surrender illegal guns this September
— Mr. Ivor Richard Fung, Deputy Chief of the Conventional Arms Branch, UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
“Stay strong, together we can beat COVID-19”
— Dr. Gabriel Falaiye, Nigeria
“Keep safe, observe social distancing and frequent handwashing”
— George Osewe, Chair - Board of Directors, Mbagathi District Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
World Humanitarian Day: Our Real-Life Heroes
They are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and helping people affected by it.