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African Voices Call For Radical Action At Women’s Climate Assembly

African Voices Call For Radical Action At Women’s Climate Assembly

The voices of 150 African women resonated loudly at the second Women’s Climate Assembly 2023 (WCA) where participants from 17 countries across Central and West Africa converged in Lagos, Nigeria to learn and share more about their linked struggles. Held over 24 – 28 September 2023, the gathering brought together women under the banner, African Women Unite for climate justice, reparations,

Unveiling the Africa Feminist Transformative Leadership Academy 

By Imali Ngusale   African women deserve to be at the forefront of leadership at all levels on the continent, feminists at the first Feminist Transformative Leadership Academy in Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania asserted. The Leadership Academy is a partnership that brings together the Aga Khan Foundation and the African Women’s Development and

Online Safety: Fund seeks applicants for grant awards

A new google.org-supported call for applications for the award of grants under its $1,000,000 Africa Online Safety Fund (AOSF) has been issued. Africa Online Safety Fund will be awarding grants to organisations throughout Africa, but will be focused on four primary countries, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa, that address one or more of the

Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia and Laos have received Oral Antiviral Treatments for High-Risk Patients through COVID Treatment Quick Start Consortium

The COVID Treatment Quick Start Consortium announced today that the governments of Zambia, Laos, Malawi, and Rwanda have received shipments of PAXLOVID™ (nirmatrelvir/ritonavir), Pfizer’s COVID-19 oral treatment. Partners involved in the Quick Start Consortium are supporting test-and-treat programs to improve access to antiviral treatments in low- and middle-income countries. As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its

Africa CDC launches mental health strategy  

The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) launched the Africa CDC Non-Communicable diseases and injuries prevention and control and mental health promotion strategy (2022-26). The strategy is informed by the need to enhance continental capacity to produce and apply contextually relevant research for Africa-led mental health priorities. The strategy was launched during

Academic programmes in HIV/Aids management are more relevant than ever

The world commemorates World Aids Day. Since it was first observed in 1988, the state of the pandemic has changed significantly. With widespread educational initiatives and effective treatment, people with HIV and Aids can now live long, productive lives and new infections have consistently been on the decline. Some would therefore argue that we can

Wizkid Opens Up on Partnership with Flutterwave and Justin Bieber

Wizkid, Grammy-award winning Artiste has opened up on his new partnership with Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company, in an interview with the CEO, Founder of Flutterwave, Olugbenga GB Agboola. Wizkid said that Flutterwave is a quality African company that solves all our day-to-day payment problems. Wizkid and GB met up in Los Angeles to discuss the partnership

RCMRD Hosts 55th Governing Council, Shares Resolutions

The 55th Session of the Governing Council of the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) was held between November 15 and 19, 2021. RCMRD’s Governing Council Chairperson Elizabeth Bonolo Khumotaka, who is the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services (MLMWSS) in Botswana presided over the opening