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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

African governments adopt pro-equity strategies for women, children, and adolescents to accelerate COVID-19 recovery

By Adelyn Wangusi   COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health in Africa, governments leaders from Nigeria,  South Africa, Liberia, Kenya, and Malawi said at today’s Lives in the Balance: Equity in COVID-19 Response and Recovery meeting, more than 1,000 participants from around world. The two-day Lives in the Balance meeting was

Weak research funding hampers Africa Covid-19 clinical trials

By Joseph Checky Abuje   Africa’s weak funding for research, poor research governance structures and weak health systems continue to hamper its place in vaccine development. Dr Borna Nyaoke-Anoke, a Senior Clinical Project Manager at the Drug for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) during a webinar seminar with African science journalists that while the researchers in

Nelson Mandela Voted Top Influencer by Africa’s Youth

  Findings from the inaugural African Youth Survey of 2020 reveal that while almost seven years since his passing, the spirit of South Africa’s ‘Madiba’ continues to loom large with young people across the African continent, with 86% of respondents believing that Mandela’s values are still relevant today. Acclaimed human rights icon and global statesman,

COVID-19: The Africa Medical Supplies Platform response secures life-saving medical treatment

Following a successful launch of the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) by the Chairperson of the African Union, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa on the 18th of June 2020, the AMSP has gained traction in the sourcing of supplies of medical equipment, struck new and ground-breaking partnerships

Industrial agriculture receiving the bulk of Africa’s agricultural development funding 

Money flows in agricultural development are still reinforcing damaging industrial models in Africa, according to a new report by Biovision, IPES-Food and the UK-based Institute of Development Studies. The Money Flows report looks at investments in sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the biggest philanthropic investor in agri-development, Switzerland,

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