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Africa Renewal: June 2020

Cover Story

Ms. Hanna Tetteh

Beyond ending conflict in Africa, we must tackle its root causes

— Hanna Tetteh, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the African Union

Sustainable Development Goals

coronavirus

As COVID-19 cases rise, African countries grapple with safely easing lockdowns

Re-opening economies, schools and borders is a tough balancing act
—Paul Akiwumi, UNCTAD’s Director, Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes

UNCTAD: Africa should use Official Development Assistance to diversify economies

—Paul Akiwumi, UNCTAD’s Director, Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes

Health

UN Photo/Manuel Elias

UNAIDS Chief Winnie Byanyima: Preventing new HIV infections a top priority

— Ms. Winnie Byanyima is the new Executive Director of the joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

Op-Ed

Culture and Education

Healthcare

Nancy Abuya, medical doctor, Kenya

"More effort, training still needed to fight COVID-19"

— Dr. Nancy Abuya, Medical Doctor, Kenya
Dr. Salah Okeel, Offshore Medical Doctor in Egypt

"Checking on loved ones is more important than ever"

— Dr. Salah Okeel, Offshore Medical Doctor in Egypt
Calvin Chilufya – Radiographer & CT scan technologist, Botswana

"Let’s fight COVID-19 before it is too late"

— Calvin Chilufya – Radiographer & CT scan technologist, Botswana
Mamina Bojang, Deputy Matron, the Gambia

"Together we can fight and defeat COVID-19"

— Mamina Bojang, Deputy Matron, the Gambia

Economic empowerment

Human Rights

Economic Development

Gender

Silencing the guns

Youth

Chelvin Ramsamy of Mauritius

My life-changing journey to the African Union

Education as the most powerful weapon to change the world

Women in Peacekeeping

Major Monira Mahjabeen Mowri, from Bangladesh, serving in South Sudan

“Once a peacekeeper, always a peacekeeper”

— Major Monira Mowri, from Bangladesh, serving in South Sudan
Captain Tanvi Shukla from India, serving in the DR Congo

"Be the change you want to see"

— Captain Tanvi Shukla from India, serving in the DRC
-Lieutenant Colonel Martha Masango, serving in the DR Congo

"As a female peacekeeper, it is easy to connect with people"

— Lt Col Martha Masango from South Africa, serving in the DRC
Roseline Stephen Agwai, from Nigeria, serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

“Female peacekeepers inspire women and girls”

— Major Roseline Stephen Agwai, from Nigeria, serving in the DRC
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