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COVID-19 vaccine shipments boost for Africa

After a near-halt of COVID-19 vaccine shipments in Africa, delivers have ramped up in recent months, the UN health agency said on Thursday.  NEW YORK, USA, July 30, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-According to the World Health Organization (WHO) nearly four million doses of coronavirus vaccines from the UN-partnered COVAX initiative arrived in Africa last week, compared with just 245,000 for all of June. Reminding that the […]

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First-of-its-kind study published on the positive health economic impact of overcoming blood shortages to treat maternal bleeding in sub-Saharan Africa

Peer-reviewed study in Africa Sanguine shows expanding investment in safe blood supply to prevent fatal post-partum hemorrhage (PPH) in Ghana, Kenya and Ivory Coast is likely to provide social benefits as well as substantial economic savings in under two years.1 According to the World Health Organization, every day, 810 women die globally (295,000 annually) from […]

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Food systems transformation a ‘silver lining’ in COVID crisis: UN deputy chief

A sustainable and prosperous planet can only be achieved through working together and in solidarity, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said on Wednesday at the end of a major global food security meeting. NEW YORK, USA, July 29, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Amina Mohammed was speaking during her closing press conference at the Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome, Italy.  […]

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Gebeya Inc, promotes top African talent in the global technology landscape

Continent’s First Pan-African Global Freelance Talent Marketplace is Born ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 27, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Gebeya Inc. the Pan-African source for freelance professional talent, today announced the launch of its revamped marketplace, the first of its kind in terms of reach in Africa. Prior to investment, Gebeya operated mostly a manual non-scalable marketplace […]

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The Imperative of Economic Recovery: How can the Resolution of the Sahara Issue Strengthen Africa’s Regional and Continental Integration?

ACCRA, Ghana, July 28, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/– On 27 July 2021, Imani Center for Policy and Education, a Ghanaian Think Tank held a seminar, in Accra, on the topic: “The Imperative of Economic Recovery: How can the Resolution of the Sahara Issue Strengthen Africa’s Regional and Continental Integration?”. The event brought together several Ghanaian and […]

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UN-African Union Mission in Darfur in final shutdown phase

Practically all peacekeepers and staff have now left the hybrid UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), in line with its drawdown plan, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Tuesday.  NEW YORK, USA, July 28, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Atul Khare, Under-Secretary-General for Operational Support, updated ambassadors on progress towards the mission’s closure and […]

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Connecting the dots to deliver true customer service

Customer service must evolve if companies want to deliver true value and radically change engagement JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 27 July 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Most companies have invested in some form of digital customer experience toolkit or technology solution to gain deeper understanding, improve processes, and streamline engagements. Most have looked at chatbots, analytics, and integration to […]

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Nominate the most inspiring African impact leaders for the 2021 Meaningful Business 100 award

Global award recognises outstanding business leaders combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Global Goals JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 27 July 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-Meaningful Business, a curated network and content platform, is inviting nominations from African impact leaders for the global Meaningful Business 100 (MB100) award programme which celebrates outstanding contributions from business leaders working to […]

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Increased jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso spark record-breaking displacement: UNHCR

Rising violent attacks by jihadist groups in Burkina Faso are forcing record-breaking numbers of people to flee both inside the country and across international borders, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Friday.  NEW YORK, USA, July 26, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Six per cent of the population in the West African country is now internally displaced, […]

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Nigerian Women in PR Counts down to its Inaugural Reverse Mentorship Workshop for Senior PR Professionals

LAGOS, Nigeria, 23 July 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Nigerian Women in Public Relations (NGWiPR) has announced its inaugural Reverse Mentorship Workshop, with the theme: Leadership Visibility. Leveraging Trends. Managing Complex Teams. The global virtual event, designed for senior professionals with at least 15 years’ experience, will hold on July 28 – 29 from 11am – 1pm WAT.  […]

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How to write about Africa: A new handbook provides eight steps for the development community to share their work on the continent more ethically.

LAGOS, Nigeria, 22 July 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Africa No Filter, the not-for-profit working on narrative change on the continent, is challenging the development community to adopt more ethical approaches in their storytelling with the launch of its new handbook, How to Write About Africa in 8 Steps: An ethical storytelling handbook.  The handbook was developed to […]

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Sustainability or extinction: what African enterprises need to know about the next ten years

By Cathy Smith, Managing Director at SAP Africa LAGOS, Nigeria, 22 July 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Are African enterprises at risk of extinction, just as millions of natural species face extinction due to the impact of climate change? Businesses and countries across the continent are attempting to rebuild following the devastating economic impact of the pandemic. […]