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The Case for a G21
Africa Opinions

The Case for a G21

Jeffrey D. Sachs, NEW YORK – The Group of Twenty has become a pillar of multilateralism. Although the world has many high-level talk shops, the G20 represents the best kind, actively supporting global dialogue, debate, and – most importantly – economic problem-solving. Fortunately, its biggest limitation – that it leaves out 96% of Africa’s population […]

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General Assembly creates new Permanent Forum of People of African Descent

Capping years of deliberations, the UN General Assembly on Monday established a new platform to improve the lives of Afro-descendants, who have for centuries suffered the ills of racism, racial discrimination and the legacy of enslavement around the globe. NEW YORK, USA, 03 August 2021-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The 193-member body unanimously adopted a resolution establishing the United […]

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SAP Africa appoints Tracy Bolton as COO

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 02, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- SAP Africa has announced the appointment of Tracy Bolton as its new Chief Operating Officer for the Africa region.  Cathy Smith, Managing Director at SAP Africa, says Bolton has played a crucial role in helping SAP expand its offering to new customers and drive cloud adoption among […]

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Mercenaries ‘impede’ peace, must leave Libya to allow elections

The continued recruitment and presence of mercenaries in Libya is impeding “progress in the peace process” and an obstacle to upcoming elections, independent UN human rights experts said on Friday, calling for their “long overdue” departure. NEW YORK, USA, 02 August 2021-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-“Nine months after the ceasefire agreement calling for withdrawal of foreign […]

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Will China Kick Its Coal Habit?

Daniel K. Gardner, NORTHAMPTON, MA – China is stuck between a fossil fuel-dependent past and a future powered by renewable energy. The country today generates 53% of the world’s coal-fired power. At the same time, it is the world’s leading manufacturer of, and market for, solar panels, wind turbines, and electric vehicles. Whether China can free itself […]

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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 […]

How Creatives are Coping with the Lockdown
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How Creatives are Coping with the Lockdown

“I aspire to inspire before I expire,” is the mantra that 25-year-old Andereya Baguma lives by. Having grown up in Kamwokya-Bafumbira, a low-income suburb in Kampala, he has made it his life’s purpose to inspire children from similar backgrounds through music. Inspired by African icons like Uganda’s soul musician Maurice Kirya, Late Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mutukudzi, […]

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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.  […]