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Mandela Prize awarded to Greek and Guinean rights activists
Mandela Prize awarded to Greek and Guinean rights activists

The 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize has been awarded to Marianna Vardinoyannis of Greece, and Dr Morissanda Kouyaté of Guinea...

27 Jul 2020

C40 Cities launches Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery post-Covid-19
C40 Cities launches Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery post-Covid-19

C40 Cities has released its C40 Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery. The plan seeks to create a 'new normal', which will identify, contain and proactively prepare cities for future pandemics, while addressing systemic injustices and keeping global warming below the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement.

23 Jul 2020

Kenya's internet balloons could help to bridge the digital divide
Kenya's internet balloons could help to bridge the digital divide

Kenya has, in partnership with Google's sister firm Loon, launched a fleet of 35 internet balloons that will provide internet services to remote areas of the country...

By Nixon Muganda 20 Jul 2020

Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justice
Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justice

Urban investments across the African continent are at an all-time high. Yet the nature of these investments differs starkly across cities....

By Biruk Terrefe 24 Jun 2020

Covid-19 jeopardising progress made in protecting women, girls from violence, harmful practices
Covid-19 jeopardising progress made in protecting women, girls from violence, harmful practices

The passing of laws to end child marriage resulted in blocking thousands of child marriages and enabling second chance education for girls...

By Justine Coulson, Roberta Clarke, and Mohamed M. Fall 17 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: What do all these #movements want?
#YouthMonth: What do all these #movements want?

One of the things that the outbreak of Covid-19 has made clear is that all of us are in the same boat, whether we like it or not. What happens in China affects all of us. What happens in the US affects all of us. What happens in South Africa affects all of us...

By Charles Siboto 12 Jun 2020

Moves are afoot in Africa to keep more women in science careers
Moves are afoot in Africa to keep more women in science careers

Women scientists have a vital part to play in scientific leadership and in contributing to Africa's development and transformation...

By Barbara Tiedeu 10 Jun 2020

The urban poor have been hit hard by coronavirus. We must ask who cities are designed to serve
The urban poor have been hit hard by coronavirus. We must ask who cities are designed to serve

The enormous death toll in New York City, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the US, led New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, to write...

By Colin McFarlane 8 Jun 2020

Africa, waste and the butterfly effect
Africa, waste and the butterfly effect

In light of the 57th Africa Day last month, we are prompted to reflect on the havoc that Covid-19 is wreaking not only across the continent, but across the world...

By Adwoa Coleman 4 Jun 2020

After Covid-19, Africa can build back better
After Covid-19, Africa can build back better

These are challenging times for Africa and the rest of our global village...

By Amina J. Mohammed 28 May 2020

Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform
Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform

Mmusi Maimane, the chief activist of 'One South Africa' Movement (OSA), recently launched its digital platform to connect and engage with South Africans through these unprecedented times...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: We are only as strong as our most vulnerable
#LockdownLessons: We are only as strong as our most vulnerable

Amina Rai, regional communication officer for the UNHCR Private Sector Partnerships Africa, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2020

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion
Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

Global progress on gender equality 'limping along' - new report
Global progress on gender equality 'limping along' - new report

Recently released research shows that 67 out of the 129 countries studied, and home to 2.1 billion girls and women, won't achieve any of the set gender equality targets...

6 Mar 2020

New report offers solutions to gaping digital gap between Commonwealth countries
New report offers solutions to gaping digital gap between Commonwealth countries

A recently released report has revealed the broad digital gap between high and low income Commonwealth countries...

24 Feb 2020

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in Africa
HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in Africa

Elisabeth Moreno, vice president and managing director of HP Africa, elaborates on HP's efforts in cultivating entrepreneurship and women empowerment through technology...

By Imran Salie 18 Feb 2020

Women in STEM roundtable highlights need for strategic initiatives
Women in STEM roundtable highlights need for strategic initiatives

GE recently hosted a Women in STEM mentorship roundtable for female students from the Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny (INPHB) in Abidjan...

13 Feb 2020

New study ties board diversity with improved innovation, efficiency
New study ties board diversity with improved innovation, efficiency

A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found that companies that appoint more women to their boards are able to fuel groundbreaking innovation, improve efficiency, spur growth, increase competitiveness and reduce risk...

10 Feb 2020

Experts at engineering symposium call for more young female students in STEM
Experts at engineering symposium call for more young female students in STEM

Science and engineering experts attending the recent Engineering for Girls Symposium at the Baze University in Abuja, Nigeria, called for more young female students to pursue...

7 Feb 2020

'Nobody eats GDP' says AfDB president during economic report launch
'Nobody eats GDP' says AfDB president during economic report launch

While Africa's economies are growing strongly, growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent's poorest citizens...

6 Feb 2020

3 African projects to receive Internet Society Foundation grants
3 African projects to receive Internet Society Foundation grants

The new Internet Society Foundation has issued its first set of medium and large grants (ranging from $12,000 to $30,000 each) to 13 projects, including three from Africa...

20 Dec 2019

New report: Africa gains development ground but new inequalities emerging
New report: Africa gains development ground but new inequalities emerging

The 2019 Human Development Report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has found that while African countries have made significant strides in advancing human development, a new generation of inequalities is opening up...

12 Dec 2019

Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act signed into law
Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act signed into law

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act which constitutes the nation's unprecedented statutory recognition of the Khoi-San communities, leaders and structures...

29 Nov 2019

#GlobalGenderSummit: 'Financial sector has a responsibility to women of Africa' - AfDB president
#GlobalGenderSummit: 'Financial sector has a responsibility to women of Africa' - AfDB president

At the recent inaugural session of the Global Gender Summit, hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the organisation's president, Akinwumi Adesina, called for greater access to finance for African women...

29 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Gender inequality continues to cost Africa billions of dollars each year
#AfricaCom: Gender inequality continues to cost Africa billions of dollars each year

$95bn - this is the average annual loss in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2010 due to pervasive gender inequality in the continent's economic activities...

By Sindy Peters 27 Nov 2019

20 awarded in regional L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Young Talent Awards
20 awarded in regional L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Young Talent Awards

Twenty women researchers from 15 countries in the Sub-Saharan African region were recently awarded in the 2019 Young Talent Awards as part of the L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science programme...

25 Nov 2019

SA's inner cities experiencing rebirth but challenges remain
SA's inner cities experiencing rebirth but challenges remain

Hosted annually by TUHF Limited, the Inner City Property Conference took place late last month at the Sunnyside Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg. Outgoing mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba was among...

25 Nov 2019

Forest Whitaker shares progress on peace, development initiative in Athlone
Forest Whitaker shares progress on peace, development initiative in Athlone

Forest Whitaker recently spoke at a press conference in Athlone, Cape Town, on the progress the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI) Youth Peacemaker Network programme is making in Athlone...

18 Nov 2019

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