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Africa Renewal: November-December 2020

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cocoa

AfCFTA: Africa readying for free trade come January 2021

Exciting times ahead for traders despite anticipated teething problems and COVID-19

Economic Development

Catching catfish at the Frutos da Lagoa.

Mario Mendes: What I learned from my fish farming in rural Angola

"I had to build trust with the community first" — Mr. Mendes, 35, owner of Frutos da Lagoa.
Construction of Maseru Maqalika Water Intake System in Lesotho.

Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shift

From poverty management to a development management approach
Paul Akiwumi, UNCTAD’s Director for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes

Illicit Financial Flows: It’s time to end the plunder of Africa’s resources

— Paul Akiwumi, UNCTAD’s Director for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes
Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO, African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development

Inclusive governance and regional focus will help drive Africa’s industrialization

— Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO, African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD).

16 Days of Activism

Journalist and author Isha Sesay has joined UNFPA as its newest Goodwill Ambassador to help ...

Top journalist Isha Sesay appointed UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador

She will champion fight to end violence against women, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

Let’s all UNiTE to end violence during COVID-19 and beyond

Message by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Nurse Alepher Matemba Banda responding to national helpline on GBV.

Malawi: Health hotline helping survivors of gender-based violence

Nurse Alepher Matemba Banda responds on national GBV helpline.

Healthcare

Joseph Gabayo, Ambulance Driver.

We are not giving up hope

— Joseph Gabayo, Ambulance Driver (Botswana).

Peace and Security

Chief Superintendent Catherine Ekwutosi Ugorji.

UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award 2020 runner-up: Chief Superintendent Catherine Ugorji

“Through both her words and actions, United Nations Police Officer Ugorji exemplifies the best of United Nations policing.”
UN News
Early morning, at Cape Town International Airport.

Airlines Stakeholders Consider High Cost of Air Transport in Africa

The African aviation industry is looking for ways to recover after a loss of more than $ 6 billion due to globalization.

Culture and Education

Verified: MultiChoice joins war against COVID-19 misinformation.

VERIFIED: MultiChoice Group joins global effort against COVID-19 misinformation

Pan-African TV subscription platform engages young creatives to fight fake information

Health

Gender

Silencing the guns

Weapons destruction in the Central African Republic during the September Africa Amnesty Month.

#SilencingTheGuns: 7 African countries ramp up efforts to collect illegal firearms

Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Kenya participated in the AU's Africa Amnesty Month in September.

Security Council

In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, school girls organize a march against gender violence.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

The campaign starts on 25 Nov - 10 Dec under theme: “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!”
Health Campaign