Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Supporting young farmers through a farmer’s organization

Madagascar’s young farmers included in reforestation processes and have improved their livelihoods

Young farmers in Analamanga region, central Madagascar are now getting involved in reforestation and agroecological practice more than ever before. This is thanks to the organized technical and field trainings on resilient agriculture, water management and soil fertility management organized with the Syndicate des Organisations Agricoles (SOA)-Mitsinjo. SOA-Mitsinjo is supported…

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Launch of Advocacy Explainers on Western Africa Model Drug Law

The model drug law promotes, among other things, the availability of harm reduction services as well as the decriminalization of possession of drugs for personal use

Since the West Africa Commission on Drugs launched a groundbreaking model drug law in 2018, civil society across the region and beyond has been engaging stakeholders on the need to use the model law as a blueprint for national reform. The model drug law promotes, among other things, the availability…

Source: Embassy of Morocco in South Africa |

Morocco's Continued Commitment to Promoting Democracy

Morocco itself is actively engaged in a solid process of democratization, as part of the Kingdom's long trajectory of reforms

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, reiterated Morocco's continued commitment to promoting democracy and strengthening its resilience. Speaking at the 10th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies, held virtually Wednesday on the sidelines of the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations,…

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Keeping Kenya’s women-led businesses afloat during COVID-19 lockdown

As Kenya adopted containment measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, many small business operations were hit hard

Irene Auma had just returned home to Ugunja in Western Kenya from Uganda when Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the country would go into lockdown. “I had just bought goods worth USD 500 from Uganda to sell in my stall at the market,” said Irene. “All my goods perished, there…

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Tickets for all FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ matches back on sale tomorrow

Fans can attend more than one game per day during group stage

Tickets can be secured immediately with start of first-come, first-served sales phase; This includes opening match and final at brand-new Al Bayt Stadium; Fans can attend more than one game per day during group stage. With roughly two months to go until the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ (https://fifa.fans/3ESocNz), fans…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus: South Africa Administers Close to 17 Million COVID-19 Vaccines To Date

According to the latest data, 159, 732 vaccines were distributed in the last 24 hours

South Africa has administered 16 999 722 doses of COVID-19 jabs as of Monday evening, the Department of Health said. The tally includes the two-dose Pfizer vaccine as well as the single shot of the Johnson & Johnson jab. According to the latest data, 159, 732 vaccines were distributed in the…

Source: Embassy of Morocco in South Africa |

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Highlights Morocco's Pioneering Role in Immigration, Counterterrorism and Peacekeeping at the UN General Assembly

Morocco continues with determination the implementation of its pioneering national strategy of immigration and asylum, in accordance with the enlightened vision of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI for a humane, responsible, and solidarity-based governance of migration issues

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, highlighted the pioneering role of Morocco in immigration, counter-terrorism, peacekeeping, and climate action. Morocco continues with determination the implementation of its pioneering national strategy of immigration and asylum, in accordance with the enlightened vision of His Majesty the…

Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) |

With emergency funding for family planning, a glimmer of hope amid crisis

The UNFPA Supplies Partnership is the only United Nations programme dedicated to family planning, and it is the world’s largest provider of donated contraceptives

As a high school student, Christabel Mwewa had always been ambitious and sociable. She loved to learn, particularly history, and had an affinity for making friends. When, at age 16, she learned she was pregnant, everything changed. Suddenly the studious teenager felt stigmatized. It was as though no one saw a future…

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2Africa Extended to The Arabian Gulf, Pakistan and India

Now the Longest Subsea Cable System in the World

The 2Africa consortium, comprised of China Mobile International, Facebook (www.Facebook.com), MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, announced today the addition of a new segment - the 2Africa PEARLS branch - extending to the Arabian Gulf, Pakistan and into India. This extension will bring the total length of…

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies launches OneVoice for Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams, introducing seamless Voice calls

Operator Connect enables seamless PSTN phone services in Teams

Liquid Intelligent Technologies (www.Liquid.Tech), a leading pan-African technology group, is excited to have been announced as a launch partner for Microsoft’s new Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams. Through its OneVoice platform, Liquid enables Microsoft customers worldwide to seamlessly integrate regulatory-compliant calling plans in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda…