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Africa Renewal: August 2021

coronavirus

Benedict Okey Oramah, President of Afreximbank and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the African Union

'Our goal is speedy vaccination of 800 million Africans'

—Benedict Okey Oramah, President of Afreximbank and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund.
The vaccine acquisition is a unique milestone for the African continent.

Africa announces the rollout of 400m vaccine doses to the African Union Member States and the Caribbean

The first time Africa has undertaken a continent-wide procurement of this magnitude, the vaccines are sufficient to immunise a third of the African people.
Health worker vaccinating a client in the Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana

Driving COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Ghana’s hard-to-reach communities

Ghana was the first country in the world to receive vaccines through COVAX in late February.
World Health Organization
By WHO

Op-Ed

Munyaradzi Chenje, the outgoing Regional Director, Regional Office for Africa, UN Development Coordi

Reflections on my career with the UN

On the eve of my retirement, I look back at the lessons from what I call the ‘university of life and service’.
Ms. Yongyi Min

How COVID-19 has impacted the SDGs in Africa

2021 SDGs report finds some remarkable progress, but the pandemic has hit hard.

Education

Basic education is compulsory for both girls and boys.

Eritrea: Transforming communities through literacy

Steady improvements in literacy are driving positive transformation and helping improve livelihoods.

Youth Profile

George Wyndham, a Sierra Leonean Paralympian, will be competing in table tennis in Tokyo

Paralympian carrying Sierra Leone’s hopes in Tokyo

George Wyndham, 31, will represent his country in table tennis at the Paralympic games.

Equality

Haben Girma, Lawyer and disability rights advocate

‘The biggest challenge is ableism, not my disability’

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

Climate Change

A wildfire burns in a national park in Oregon, USA.

IPCC report: 'Code red' for human driven global heating, warns UN chief

The report highlights that human influence has warmed the climate at a rate that is unprecedented in at least the last 2,000 years.
UN News
Health Campaign