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Africa Renewal: May 2022

Economic Development

Africa Dialogue Series 2022: Strengthening Africa’s agro-food systems, social protection

UN Special Adviser on Africa leads talks on feeding the continent sustainably.

How the Russia-Ukraine conflict impacts Africa

An opportunity to build resilient, inclusive Food Systems in Africa.
Ms. Nardos Bekele-Thomas succeeds Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki as CEO of AUDA-NEPAD.

New CEO of African Union Development Agency-NEPAD assumes office on 1 May

Ms. Nardos Bekele-Thomas is the first woman to lead the AU agency.
Ambassador Maria de Jesus dos Reis Ferreira

Climate change poses risks, COP27, presents unique opportunity for Africa

- Maria de Jesus dos Reis Ferreira, Permanent Representative of Angola to the United Nations in New York, says it’s time for climate justice for Africa

Climate Change

Peace and Security


Cameroonian activist, Cécile Ndjebet, winner of the 2022 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award.

Cameroonian activist wins Wangari Maathai Forest Champions’ Award 2022

Sixth winner of the award announced at the XV World Forestry Congress in Seoul, South Korea

Partnerships for Development


Some of the girls who board in the school display their beddings.

How Loya Primary School became a safe haven for girls

At night, classrooms in this northern Kenya school serve as dormitories to keep the students safe from early marriages


Growing hunger, high food prices in Africa don’t have to become worse tragedy

Avoiding the horseman of famine will take applying past lessons and quick action by governments, international organizations.


Zambia and DRC sign cooperation agreement to manufacture electric batteries

Trade ties: Zambia and DRC sign cooperation Agreement to manufacture electric batteries, create jobs

Both countries are home to 80 percent of minerals required for production of electric car batteries.


 "Crochet Brings the World Together, One Stitch at a Time," - Jonah Larson

Young crochet genius giving back to his community in Ethiopia

Jonah Larson, 14 is funding a science lab, a library, and plans more to come