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Africa must close its science and technology gap to take full advantage of the AfCFTA says Ameenah Gurib-Fakim at Afreximbank’s fifth annual Babacar Ndiaye Lecture

CAIRO, Egypt, 25 October 2021-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- H.E. Professor Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the former President of Mauritius and Laureate of the 2007 L’Oréal-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science, delivered a trenchant address at the African Export-Import Bank’s (Afreximbank) fifth annual Babacar Ndiaye Lecture on “the importance of science, technology and innovation in the transformation of African …

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Ethiopia: UN forced to abort humanitarian aid flight into Tigray

A UN humanitarian aid flight destined for the capital of the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, was forced to return to Addis Ababa due to airstrikes on Friday, raising “serious concerns” for the safety of staff working on the ground, said the UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator, in a statement. NEW YORK, USA, October 25, 2021,-/African Media …

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WHO announces plan for ‘profound transformation’ following sexual abuse allegations in DR Congo

The suffering of survivors of sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by World Health Organization staff during the tenth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is going to be “the catalyst for a profound transformation” of WHO’s culture.  NEW YORK, USA, October 22, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The assurance came this Thursday from WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, while announcing a Management Response Plan to address the findings of an independent commission.  “This plan outlines …

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Music Has A New Home In The Ayoba Superapp

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 21 October 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Ayoba, the African super app, has announced the launch of a new focus on music in its application. The new Music homepage in ayoba offers a far superior design with enhanced player, and superb artist/ playlist imagery. Users are advised to upgrade their apps to the latest version of …

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Bybit Wins the Most Transparent Exchange at Crypto Expo Dubai 2021

DUBAI, UAE, 21 October 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, one of the world’s fastest growing cryptocurrency exchanges, has clinched the “Most Transparent Exchange” award at Crypto Expo Dubai (CED) Awards 2021. The award recognized Bybit for its track record of stellar performance, user feedback, scale and financials.  “We are honored to receive this distinction, and will work …

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Vodafone connects its customers with Thales’ Eco-SIM card

Thales to supply Vodafone Group with eco-designed SIM cards made from recycled refrigerators.Millions of subscribers in Europe and Africa set to benefit from eco-responsible innovation. PARIS, France, 21 October 2021,-/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Thales to supply Vodafone Group with Eco-SIM; a product whose card body is made out of 100% recycled plastic from refrigerator interiors. Vodafone initially …

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African Parliamentarians unpack Africa’s Sanitation problem

By Laetitia Badolo OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, 19 October 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-  Access to water and sanitation remains a luxury for most people in Africa. African parliamentarians are ensuring that this luxury effectively became what it really is, a basic human right. The biggest hindrance to improving water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Africa is the absence of …

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South Atlantic Cable System Steps up to Support Major Telco Operators and Global Content Providers

LUANDA, Angola, 20 October 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) has seen a considerable increase in traffic as major telco players look for direct access to markets in the US and South America. When the 6 156 km intercontinental subsea cable came on stream in September 2018, latency between Africa and the Americas was …

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Commits up to $120 Million to Accelerate Access to COVID-19 Drug for Lower-Income Countries, Calls on Other Donors to Mobilize Resources

Financial commitment aims to secure dedicated, low-cost supply of molnupiravir, if the drug is authorized by regulators; builds on long-term efforts to increase access to tests, treatments, vaccines SEATTLE, October 20, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today a commitment of up to $120 million to accelerate access to the investigational …

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The expulsion of the “SADR”, a non-state entity, from the African Union: a prerequisite for an effective regional and continental integration / for the premunition against separatism

DAR ES-SALAAM, Tanzania, October 18, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) and the Tanzania Peace Foundation (TPF) based in Dar Es-Salaam, Tanzania, jointly organized, on Saturday, 16 October 2021, a seminar on the topic: “The Imperative of Post-Covid Recovery: How Can the Resolution of the Sahara Issue Spur African Stability and …

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