Africa Social

MultiChoice Talent Factory launches Storytelling Masterclass Series with Esteemed Professor Linus Abraham

21 December 2020: MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) is taking storytelling up another notch today by launching Storytelling Masterclasses with the continentally-renowned Professor Linus Abraham! Storytelling is at the core of the MTF shared-value initiative and is translated across its three entities – the MTF Academy, MTF Masterclasses and the MTF online portal ( “Stories help […]

Africa Social

African Development Bank’s Akinwumi Adesina, three others win Academy of Public Health’s 2020 top Distinguished Fellowship Award

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 14 December 2020 — The Academy of Public Health, the flagship body of the West African Institute of Public Health, has named African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina and three other eminent persons as winners of its 2020 Distinguished Fellowship Award. Adesina, World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Tedros Ghebreyesus, Leith Greenslade of JustActions and Winnie […]

Africa Social

Somaliland President Bihi Hold First Round of Talks with Uhuru in Nairobi

His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi hosted bilateral talks between Kenya and the visiting Somaliland delegation led by His Excellency Musa Bihi Abdi, President of Somaliland. During the meeting, the two leaders initiated discussions on a number of subjects of mutual interest between Kenya and Somaliland. The two delegations are set […]

Africa Social

Russia Digs into Somaliland-Somalia Feud as Envoy Calls for Resumption of Talks

In what may signal Russia’s renewed interest in the Horn of Africa, the Russian government has asked the Somaliland and Somalia governments to return to the discussion table. Vassiliy Nebenzia, Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN said the Russian government is urging both sides (Somaliland and Somalia) to consider a compromise way of resolving the […]

Africa Social

Social Enterprises are an Underutilized Solution to Post COVID-19 Recovery and Economic Growth in Africa

Nairobi, 27 November, 2020- As the fourth edition of the Annual African Conference on Social Entrepreneurship (AACOSE) comes to a close today, stakeholders have called for more focus on social entrepreneurship and cross-sector collaboration towards an accelerated recovery from COVID-19s impact on the economy and for economic growth in Africa. Convened by Tangaza University College and Ashoka East […]

Opinions Social

How Climate Targets Can Help Economic Recovery

Francisca Tondreau. SANTIAGO – With the world gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers have turned their attention to economic stimulus and financial support of households and firms. As a result, many countries have been delaying the preparation and submission of their new emissions-reduction targets under the Paris climate agreement. These updated targets, known as nationally […]