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Violence against Women and Girls; financial and economic inclusion of women among key outcomes of AU Ministerial meeting

The urgency to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its twin-pandemic on Violence Against Women and Girls were among the key issues addressed

The development of the African Union Campaign and negotiation of an AU Convention on Ending Violence against Women and Girls; the full implementation of the African Union guidelines on the Gender Responsive Responses to COVID-19; the universal ratification, domestication and implementation of the Maputo Protocol on Women’s Rights; the approval…

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African Union Commission set to launch a Multi-Donor Action against Illicit Financial Flows in Africa

To address the existing and emerging gaps, several initiatives are being undertaken to curb the fight against IFFs on the continent

Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) have been at the centre of discussions in Africa due to their negative impact on development financing, sustainable development and growth. The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the fiscal deficit situation in some African countries, equally bringing to the fore, the urgency to address…

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SA’s trend ‘rockstars’ announced for BizTrends2021 Event Towards New North & New Narratives

Bizcommunity, in partnership with South Africa's leading business trend consultants, Flux Trends, invites you to join BizTrends2021 - Towards New North and New Narratives on Thursday, 28 January 2021

The virtual event will be part of Bizcommunity’s (Bizcommunity.com) January BizTrends Report, which annually features 100s of trend predictions from industry thought leaders across 19 sectors. A dynamic and diverse crew selected to steer the most relevant new narratives for a new decade, will be led by trend doyen Dion…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

South Sudan: For the people of Juba, an African Development Bank Group (AfDB) supported water project brings better health - and peace

Access to drinking water in South Sudan is a crucial issue for peacebuilding and dealing with community disputes that could undermine the country’s emergence from conflict and crisis

Farida, her school bag on her back and her face betraying a hint of a smile, sings softly on her way to school in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. Along with thousands of other South Sudanese girls, Farida has been able to attend class thanks to a project that…

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“It Brings Us Hope”: African Development Bank Leads Drive to Deliver Electricity to All

With other development finance institutions, the Bank plays a critical role in financing electricity projects

Kindergarten teacher Fatima Zahera Hagou recalls that just a generation ago, when the sun went down over the Moroccon countryside, her rural village of Dar Laain ground to a halt and locals bedded down for the night. Nowadays, Dar Laain, about 25km southwest of Marrakech, booms with life after dark,…

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Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Information Update (30th November 2020)

New cases: 3 Total confirmed cases: 6028 Total active cases: 44 Total recovered: 5455 (1 New) Lost to follow-up: 102 Outcome under investigation: 242 Total number of tests conducted: 74010 (336 New) Total deaths: 185 (0 New)

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Webb Fontaine announces Important Investments to Open an Artificial Intelligence R&D Centre in Africa

The move aims to answer to an important demand by Governments globally, to implement AI-powered solution for Trade

Webb Fontaine (www.WebbFontaine.com) has announced crucial investments into Africa with plans to open an Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Centre on the continent. The move aims to answer to an important demand by Governments globally, to implement AI-powered solution for Trade. The R&D Centre was announced by Webb Fontaine founder and…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Premier Alan Winde update on Coronavirus COVID-19 on 30 November

The Western Cape has recorded additional 15 deaths, bringing the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the province to 4644

As of 1 pm on 30 November, the Western Cape has 10057 active Covid-19 infections with a total of 130 826 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 116 125 recoveries. Total confirmed Covid-19 cases 130 826 Total recoveries 116 125 Total deaths 4644 Total active cases (currently infected patients) 10057 Tests conducted 785274…