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Africa Renewal: July 2020

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Dorothy Tembo

Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive COVID-19 impact

— Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre

Free Trade Area

Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area  Secretariat (AfCFTA)

Digital trade is the next big thing in Africa

— Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat (AfCFTA)
New technologies and business models are creating a mass market

Africans must explore opportunities in digital trade

— African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat Chief Wamkele Mene



Zainab Hawa Bangura, Director-General, UNON

Empowered women can unlock Africa’s development dividends

— Zainab Hawa Bangura, Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi
UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed

‘Women Rise for All’ initiative to shape leadership for COVID-19 response and recovery

Influential women from across the globe examine how their leadership is benefiting all people
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Sustainable Development Goals

Human Rights

Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté, laureate Mandela Prize 2020

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

— Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté, Mandela Prize Laureate 2020
Mrs. Marianna Vardinoyannis, laureate Mandela Prize 2020

“It is worth fighting for even one child’s life”

— Mrs. Marianna Vardinoyannis, Mandela Prize Laureate 2020
The statue of Nelson Mandela gifted to the UN by South Africa.

‘Inequality defines our time’: UN Chief António Guterres' hard-hitting 2020 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Held on Mandela’s birthday (18th July) the lecture series invites prominent personalities to discuss major international challenges
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Ambassador Jerry Matjila is South Africa’s Permanent Representative to the UN

“We are delighted with Mandela Prize 2020 laureates”

— South Africa’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Jerry Matjila


#DontGoViral: UNESCO and i4Policy campaign crowdsources local content to combat the Infodemic

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

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
A zebra and three giraffes

Tourism in Africa: Virtual safaris kick in as countries slowly open to tourists

With millions of jobs lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Africa’s travel and tourism industry innovates while seeking support to recover

Economic Development

Addis Ababa–Djibouti Railway

External debt complicates Africa’s COVID-19 recovery, debt relief needed

Calls made for temporary debt standstill for all African countries


José Fernandes is Emergency Response Nurse  with SOS International, Angola

“Invest in health systems to beat future pandemics”

— José Fernandes, Emergency Response Nurse, Angola

UN Affairs

Siya Kolisi designated a United Nations Global Advocate

South African rugby star Siya Kolisi named UN Global Advocate for Spotlight Initiative

Announced on Mandela Day, he will help tackle violence against women
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Health Campaign