Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Award-winning Nigerian singer and global Afro-pop star Yemi Alade to promote women’s empowerment and a green and equitable COVID-19 recovery as new Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Development Programme

Kicking off her new role as the COVID-19 pandemic surges around the world, Alade will help shine a spotlight on the disproportionate impact of the health and socio-economic crisis

Having risen to the top of a male-dominated industry, Nigerian singer-songwriter Yemi Alade was today appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Kicking off her new role as the COVID-19 pandemic surges around the world, Alade will help shine a spotlight on the disproportionate impact of the…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Niger: Influencers Strengthen Migrant Voices in Niger

During the five-day workshop, the women attended several conferences related to migration and migrant rights

Since 2019, REFEMAC (an acronym for the French: “Meeting of Female Migrants, Women Working in Media and Female Artists”) has welcomed active Nigerien women leaders and influencers from media, the digital world, as well as the art scene. The aim of the initiative has been to engage youth leaders in…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Zambia |

Handover Ceremony for the Project for the construction of Kabwata Development Youth Centre in Lusaka

Kabwata is one of the oldest low income settlements where over 170,000 people live

 On 14th August 2020, Mr. MIZUUCHII Ryuta, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia attended the handover ceremony for the Grassroots Human Security Projects titled “the Project for the construction of Kabwata Development Youth Center in Lusaka”. Mr. Succeed Mubanga, Director of Planning and Information on behalf Hon. Brian…

Source: Mandela Mile |

Mandela Mile Asks World To Step Up! With Virtual Party Honoring Nelson Mandela #forKofi

With the world on lockdown, Mandela Mile unites global leaders and Afro Nation artists for music and conversation with 3D audio technology

Mandela Mile (https://MandelaMile.global/), the annual commemoration and global leadership challenge, will cap off international Mandela Day festivities with an online party on Sunday, 19 July 2020 from Midnight until 2:00 AM in Johannesburg, South Africa (GMT +2). Recognizing the constraints imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, the “Step Up! After Party” brings…

Source: UN News |

Coronavirus: Reggae classic ‘One Love’ re-issued to help children upended by COVID crisis

The fundraising initiative comes as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that an additional 6,000 children could die every day from preventable causes in the next six months

The iconic Bob Marley song One Love is to be re-released with the blessing of the musician’s family to support children whose lives have been upended by COVID-19, the UN said on Thursday. The fundraising initiative comes as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that an additional 6,000 children could…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Clustering in special economic zones can boost the creative industry in Central Africa, says ECA’s Pedro

Can help countries of the sub-region build back better in a post-COVID-19 dispensation

The creative industries constitute an important lever for economic diversification in Central Africa and can help countries of the sub-region build back better in a post-COVID-19 dispensation, said the Head of ECA’s Office for Central Africa – Antonio Pedro – to a range of actors from across Francophone Africa who…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Singer and activist Youssou N’Dour, Zambia’s Minister of Health, African Development Bank Vice President headline call to build African solidarity post-COVID-19

COVID-19 crisis could exacerbate inequalities in education, health and employment opportunities that exist on the continent

How can Africa build on the solidarity shown during the coronavirus pandemic to achieve the continent’s development goals in the post-COVID world? That was the question posed at a webinar hosted by the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) and the African Development Bank’s Civil Society and Community…

Source: Mastercard |

Camila Cabello Joins Mastercard Roster Creating Digital Priceless Experiences

Becca, Marcel Dessailly, Naomi Osaka, Wasim Akram and Other Partners Help Fulfill People’s Passions for Arts & Culture, Culinary, Music and Sports Around the World

From intimate acoustic sessions with Camila Cabello featuring new renditions of her hit music to a question and answer session hosted by rugby legend Bryan Habana and two-time Grand Slam™ winner Naomi Osaka serving up a family favorite recipe, Mastercard (www.Mastercard.co) is partnering with its global ambassadors to craft unique…

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Facebook and Red Cross launch #AfricaTogether, a Campaign calling for vigilance against Covid-19

#AfricaTogether combines musical and comedy performances with information from Covid-19 first responders and fact-checkers from across Africa

Facebook and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are partnering to launch #AfricaTogether – a digital campaign and two-day festival on June 4th and 5th featuring artists from across Africa to encourage continued vigilance against Covid-19. With more than 100,000 Covid-19 cases confirmed on the continent and containment…