AFRICA

Safer surgical care in Africa by 2030 — Health Ministers pledge

Under the patronage of His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, who is also the current Chairman of the African Union, medical experts and health ministers gather for Breakthrough Symposium in DakarFollowing a three-day International Symposium bringing together medical experts from 29 African countries, Ministers of Health from around the continent converged in an historic moment to …

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Showcasing Cameroon as an attractive investment destination of choice

An international law firm is promoting Cameroon as a country offering very lucrative investment opportunities. Centurion Law Group has announced the publication of its Cameroon Africa investment Guide, showcasing a land of “a diverse population of young and old contributing to their investment opportunities and business environment”. “With one of the most urbanized populations in Western Africa, Cameroon shares a …

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Why Kenyan actress was named Goodwill Ambassador of African Summit

Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar-winning Kenyan actress, star of the movie “Black Panther” and its upcoming sequel “Wakanda Forever” has been named a Goodwill Ambassador of the 9th edition of the Africities Summit is scheduled to take place on 17 to 21 May 2022 in Kisumu, Kenya. Organized every 3 years over a 5-day period, alternately in the different regions of Africa, …

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Nigeria hopes for improved Internet as Google’s subsea cable arrives

Google’s subsea cable, Equiano, has landed in Lagos, Nigeria. The cable, named after Olaudah Equiano, Nigerian-born writer and abolitionist who was enslaved as a boy, connects Africa with Europe. It runs from Portugal along Africa’s west coast and will reach South Africa, with branching units along the way that can be used to extend connectivity to additional African countries. The …

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A Nigerian on a mission to help internet users avoid dangers lurking online

The founder of Internet Safety magazine and CEO of Onadipe Technologies, Rotimi Onadipe, regularly informs internet users all over the world what to do to reduce risks and dangers of internet use, such as cyber fraud, cyber bullying, online pornography and online gaming addiction, which are now prevalent among youths. Onadipe, whose articles on internet safety are published online on …

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How a Kenyan fintech helps keep kids from low income families in school

Kenya’s constitution guarantees free public education for children and has made great strides to make that happen over the past decade. “However, persistent historical barriers, such as poverty and distance to school, continue to prevent many children from accessing the teaching and education they deserve. For years, this has stumped education policymakers,” says Andrew Zerzan, Deputy Regional Director and Director …

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What the Global Oil Crisis means for Africa

The cost of fuel has risen sharply, with the price of crude oil hitting a 14-year high in recent weeks, sparking concerns around the world as countries worry about their ability to meet their energy needs. What about Africa? Experts ponder on the way forward for the continent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 31, 2022/ — Energy experts say the growing …

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The 22 African women who have served as Heads of State

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 31st March, 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The role that women should play in shaping Africa’s present and future was a key theme from speakers of the Women Heads of State Initiative, co-convened by Africa.com and Coca-Cola Africa. The event introduced the world to the 22 women who have served as president or prime minister of an African …

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Ghana changes COVID-19 rules for international travellers

Ghana has lifted most COVID-19 domestic measures and international travel restrictions effective from Monday, 28 March. For example, the wearing of masks in the West African country is no longer mandatory just as outdoor functions can resume at full capacity as long as all persons are fully vaccinated. In addition, land and sea borders have reopened to passenger traffic. President …

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Nigerian vice president on how to prevent coups in Africa

Troubled by the increasing incidence of military takeover of power in Africa, former Nigerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo has convened a conference to deliberate on how to halt the trend and consolidate the democratic gains of the recent past in the continent. Nigeria’s vice president delivered a keynote address at the event, which took place in Abeokuta on Monday —– The …

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1st AfricaTech Awards opens call for applications 

AfricaTech Awards to spotlight the next generation of African innovators by recognizing cutting-edge solutions in the climate tech, health tech and fintech sectors — PARIS, France, 8 March 2022 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Viva Technology and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) today announced a call for applications for the first edition of the AfricaTech Awards, a pan-African initiative developed to …

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Hopes fade for Kenyan diaspora voting and why

Our contributing editor, Frankfurt, Germany-based Mickie Ojijo, writes on the efforts of the Kenyan election commission to register Kenyans living in the Middle East, Europe and North America for the country’s general election scheduled for August 2022. Ojijo, who is the Secretary of the Kenya Development Associates, analyses the result of the registration exercise and the chances of Kenyans voting …

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German-supported centre for returnees opens in Accra

A German-supported centre has opened at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra to provide both voluntary and forced returnees from Europe advice on available reintegration initiatives and livelihood support programmes by the government and other agencies for their re-establishment process. The Migration Information Centre for Returnees (MICR) was declared open by the Chief Director of the ministry, Mrs Adelaide …

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Ugandan writer arrives in Germany after fleeing torture

Award-winning Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, who fled the country after being charged with insulting President Yoweri Museveni, has arrived in Germany to seek medical treatment after being “tortured” in jail, his lawyer said Wednesday. Rukirabashaija’s lawyer, Eron Kiiza, confirmed his client’s arrival in Germany on Wednesday, describing the news as “a big relief”. The Ugandan writer’s arrival was also welcomed …

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