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Africa Renewal: May 2021

Cover Story

Cristina Duarte, UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa

Africa Dialogue Series: Harnessing culture for development

Africa’s rich culture should go beyond artistic decorations, music or dance and showcase a strong set of values that embrace change, generate innovations and to contribute to the world.

Climate Change

 António Guterres

Climate Action for people and planet: The time is now

This Earth Day and over the crucial months ahead, let’s rise together to this moment.

Culture and Education

Photographer Polly Irungu.

Black women photographers shine in new global network

Kenyan-born US-based photographer launches global platform to market their talents.
Africa Podfest co-director Melissa Mbugua co-hosts the festival live from Baraza Media Lab in ...

How podcasting is taking Africa by storm

A vibrant Africa-centered social media platform is bringing African voices together.


Seliya Lawrence and her 10-month-old baby, who has since received three doses of the malaria ...

Malaria vaccine offers hope in fight against the killer disease

How a pilot vaccine initiative is working in Malawi.

Helping Mozambique overcome crises

Country faces health, humanitarian, climate and economic challenges.
Man receiving COVID-19 vaccine.

Togo: Using digital tools to fight COVID-19 and protect the most vulnerable

Government uses tech to contact trace, send money to the poor during lockdown, and now for vaccination rollout.

Economic Development

Nellie Mutemeri

How women in mining sector could benefit from AfCFTA

Free trade will help develop value chains and skills, especially for small-scale women miners.
Jewel Taylor, Vice President of Liberia.

Liberia's Vice President Jewel Taylor calls for an African industrial revolution

In an interview with Africa Renewal, Ms. Taylor also discusses Liberia's development priorities.
A man with chicken eggs in his hands.

FAO: Agriculture will make or break free African trade

Changing agricultural food systems could unlock Africa's potential
Health Campaign