Development

How to write about Africa

A new handbook recommends eight steps to development and humanitarian organisations to share their work on the continent more ethically. Africa No Filter, the not-for-profit working on narrative change on the continent, is challenging the development community to adopt more ethical approaches in their storytelling with the launch of its new handbook, How to Write About Africa in 8 Steps: …

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Malabo hosts Africa’s biggest tech meeting

Technology at the service of African youth and the continent: TEG Campus, the biggest tech meeting in Africa, returns for a 4th edition with the theme “The Tech Response” ——– Equatorial Guinea, 16 July 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- From 22 to 27 July, the annual TEG Campus event will bring together for the 4th year in a row African players …

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ECOWAS adopts new date for launch of single currency

The long-awaited common currency for West Africa should become a reality in 2027, the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government have agreed at an extra-ordinary meeting in Accra, Ghana. “We have a new roadmap and a new pact that will cover the period between 2022-2026, and 2027 being the launch of the Eco,” said Jean Claude Kassi Brou, President of …

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Foundation launches survey of African youth across 15 nations

Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, June 16th – On Youth Day (June 16th), the Ichikowitz Family Foundation is pleased to announce that the second edition of its African Youth Survey, the most comprehensive study of Africa’s youth to date, is today actively underway and being carried out across 15 African nations. Commissioned by the Ichikowitz Foundation, a leading African foundation encouraging …

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Nigeria: Akpabio breathes new life into NDDC as East-West Road nears completion

The agitation of the Niger Delta against the injustice of environmental degradation caused by oil companies and the resulting impoverishment of the people of the region led to the creation of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in 2001. The agency is saddled with the responsibility of redressing the historical neglect to which the oil and gas-rich region had been …

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Conference: Engaging Nigerian diaspora youth in national development

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDOE) holds a virtual conference on Saturday, 5 June 2021 on how to better engage the youth in national development. The event, with the theme “Diaspora Engagement Master-Class & Youth Inclusion”, will be addressed by, among others, Dr Bashir Obasekola, Chairman of NIDOE; Kingsley Aikins, CEO, Networking Institute Ireland; Andrew Nevin, Chief Economist, PwC …

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END Fund partners Nigeria to tackle endemic neglected diseases

LAGOS, Nigeria, 2 June 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The END Fund, a private philanthropic initiative solely dedicated to ending the five most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), today announced their partnership with IHS Nigeria, the leading telecom infrastructure service provider company, to tackle prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Ekiti State, in the southwestern part of Nigeria. The generous planned …

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Why COVID-19 is likely to slow down a decade of youth development in Africa – Expert

By Prof Wim Naudé* Until COVID-19 hit, the quality of life of youth (age 15-24) in sub-Saharan Africa had been steadily improving. According to the World Bank, by 2019 the youth literacy rate stood at 73%. Gross secondary school enrolment rates increased from 13 % in 1971 to 43 % by 2018. Youth unemployment rates have remained fairly stable, at around …

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Excessive Lead in rural drinking water supplies in West Africa – study reveals

Testing of a sample of community water systems by a group of international researchers has revealed that: 80% of public taps and boreholes with handpumps had at least one part that exceeded international guidance on lead9% of drinking water samples exceeded World Health Organisation guidelines on leadNo-known safe exposure level to lead The scientists are warning that drinking water supplies …

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Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest

Pine Kazi, a women-led shoe design house based in Kenya, is the winner of Fashionomics Africa’s sustainable fashion competition. The fashion company, which converts pineapple leaf and recycled rubber into fashionable footwear, wins a $2,000 cash prize, access to media exposure opportunities, and mentorship and networking opportunities from competition collaborators. Fashionomics Africa is an initiative of the African Development Bank, …

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Maisha wins Award for empowering African women in Germany

Maisha – African Women in Germany e.V. has been honoured with yet another award for its efforts for the empowerment of African women in Germany. Maisha, founded in 1996 by Virginia Wangare Greiner, was recently bestowed with the “Corporate Livewire West Germany Prestige Award 2020/21” for being the best “Self-Help Group of the Year”. The organisation was honoured especially for …

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British Council joins initiative against Africa’s negative portrayal

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 24, March 2021 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Africa No Filter today announced that the British Council, the UK-based organisation that supports arts, culture, and education initiatives globally, has come on board to fund its work to shift harmful and stereotypical narratives about Africa. The British Council will join seven other organisations – Ford Foundation, Bloomberg, Andrew W. …

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African startup receives funding from Zoom

In March 2021, Kabakoo Academies, African EdTech startup, launched the first no-code training in West Africa, confirming once again its leading role in tech education on the continent. Kabakoo is a no-code pioneer, the first EdTech in Africa to join this growing digital trend enabling people to design and deploy apps without coding. Dedicated to youth employment and entrepreneurship, Kabakoo …

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11 Africans named Young Global Leaders by World Economic Forum

LAGOS, Nigeria, March 17, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Eleven young enterprising Africans, among them two Nigerians, who have been named Young Global Leaders (YGL) by the World Economic Forum (WEF) for 2021, are to benefit from the Aliko Dangote Fellowship endowed to support African Young Global Leaders. The beneficiaries are among 112 persons under 40 years of age, selected as …

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WTO to assist African women entrepreneurs — Okonjo-Iweala

The Director General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has pledged that the organisation would assist African women entrepreneurs to improve their businesses. Okonjo-Iweala, who recently assumed office at the global organisation, gave the assurance during a visit to Nigeria’s Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, on Wednesday in Abuja. She said the visit of the WTO …

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African Development Bank named World’s Best Multilateral Financial Institution

The prestigious US magazine, Global Finance, specializing in financial markets and investment banking, has named the African Development Bank (AfDB) as the “Best Multilateral Financial Institution in the world for 2021”. The award is a global recognition for the path breaking efforts of the African Development Bank as it transforms itself into a solutions bank for Africa, through a combination …

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