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Africa Renewal: July 2021


COVID-19 deaths in Africa surge

Namibia, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia accounted for 83% of the new deaths recorded in the past week.
World Health Organization


Odunayo Eweniyi

Youth Profile: Nigerian techie and women’s rights defender

Odunayo Eweniyi, 27, on managing business and gender equality.

Climate Change

A woman walking through fields in Mali.

COP26 on climate: Top priorities for Africa

— Mr. Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale, Chair, African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change.
Damilola Ogunbiyi

Energy will play a critical role in the success of Africa’s free trade area

—Damilola Ogunbiyi, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All.

Economic Development

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

Recovery will be challenging without increased supply of vaccines across the continent.
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

Registered trucks and drivers are connected online, matched with cargo transport demand.

Peace and Security

A wide view of the General Assembly Hall as Raffi Gregorian (at dais and on screens)...

UN Secretary-General highlights responsible use of new technologies in counter-terrorism efforts

Second Counter-Terrorism Week concludes with calls for global collaboration

Economic empowerment

Walvis Bay on the Atlantic Ocean is the main port in Namibia and home to many fishing companies.

Africa’s strategic priorities to recover better

— Cristina Duarte, UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa.
Digital transformation expert Timothy Laku

Digital tools can transform Africa, tackle food insecurity

A conversation with Ugandan digital technologist, Timothy Laku.

Financing For Development

Tackling illicit financial flows, a matter of survival for Africa’s development

Addressing IFFs requires tackling imbalance in the international financial and trade systems, and confronting weak institutions

Women in Conflict

Ethiopia: UNFPA calls for the protection and justice for women and girls in Tigray

— Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.

UN Affairs

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