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Africa Renewal: November 2021

Climate Change

Priorities for Africa at COP26 and beyond

Africa remains excluded from financing for climate change.
Food insecurity increases by 5–20 percentage points with each flood or drought in sub-Saharan Africa

Climate change triggers food insecurity, poverty and displacement in Africa

Melting of iconic African glaciers symbolizes changes to Earth system.

A New Perspective on the Journey to Net-zero:

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed at the TED Countdown to COP26.

Dogged by massive floods, Nigeria ramps up actions to tackle climate crisis

National report predicted 27 of Nigeria’s 36 states were at substantial risk of flooding in 2021.

UNDP: More spent on fossil fuel subsidies than fighting poverty

The new 'Don’t Choose Extinction' campaign aims to raise awareness of the detrimental effects of fossil fuel subsidies on people and planet

Economic Development

New Pan-African payments system provides big relief for African traders

The launch of PAPSS will save $5 billion yearly and boost intra-African trade
Khadija receiving the payout at the distribution center

Farmers in Malawi receive cash in one of the largest insurance payouts in Africa

WFP has paid more than 65,000 farming households in Malawi

Peace and Security


Connecting Africans with Africans: How effective communication can help boost intra-African Trade

We need more channels of communication to connect African businesses and organisations


HIV drug resistance growing

WHO releases HIV drug resistance report 2021.
World Health Organization

Sustainable Development Goals

Mr. Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Despite huge challenges, we can still achieve the SDGs by 2030

— Ambassador Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)