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Africa: Rights Progress for Pregnant Students

Five More Sub-Saharan Countries Act to Protect Girls’ Education; Barriers Remain NAIROBI, Kenya, September 30, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- African countries have taken important steps in recent years to protect the right to education of pregnant students and adolescent mothers, Human Rights Watch said today. Since 2019, at least five sub-Saharan African countries – Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Uganda, …

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Hameed Olanrewaju and Onyeka Iyoha win Next-Gen Africa PR World Cup competition

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 29, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is pleased to announce that Modion Communications’ Hameed Olanrewaju and Onyeka Iyoha have won the Next-Gen PR World Cup Africa competition. The star Nigerian duo will go on to represent Africa at the ICCO PR World Cup in October.  Onyeka, Head of Research and Insights, and Hameed, …

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New FAO report highlights urgent need to restore Africa’s degraded landscape

The first-ever stocktake of Africa’s forests and landscapes, which was released on Wednesday finds slow progress in repairing Africa’s degraded lands and urges ramped up efforts for climate action. NEW YORK, USA, September 29, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Launched during Africa Climate Week, and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the Review of Forest and Landscape Restoration in …

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Andela Announces $200M Investment Led by SoftBank

The Series E financing values the global engineering network at $1.5 billion LAGOS, Nigeria, 29 September 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Andela, the global network for remote engineering talent, today announced $200 million in Series E financing that values the company at $1.5 billion.The round was led by Softbank Vision Fund 2* with participation from new investor Whale …

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SAP Young Professionals Program evolves to meet Africa’s digital skills demands

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 28, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- As survivors of a global crisis, bright young professionals are entering the labour market equipped with new skills, fresh perspective, and boundless energy.  This is all thanks to a highly successful graduate program driven by SAP and supported by a thriving ecosystem of public and private sector …

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Prime Business Africa Picks Futterwave Co-founder, Aboyeji, Global Experts For Talk On Tech Disruptions

Monthly Conference Explores Growth Opportunities LAGOS, Nigeria, 27 September 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-Prime Business Africa’s (PBA) Socio-Economic & Entrepreneurship Development Series (SEEDS) for the month of September will attract professionals and trailblazers in Africa’s emerging technology sector. Now in its season 3, the SEEDS conference, a monthly webinar organised by Africa’s independent online newspaper, PBA, is …

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Time for urgent action and funds to make water central to African climate policies

KAMPALA, Uganda, 27 September 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Climate change threatens critical water supplies for Africa’s most vulnerable people. This is the central theme WaterAid regional programmes in Africa want to ensure delegates to Africa Climate Week 2021 incorporate in their demands to world leaders meeting at COP26 in November. Africa Climate Week, to be hosted virtually by …

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As crises ‘pile up’ in the Sahel, Malian leader says it’s time to consider more robust mandate for UN Mission

The interim Prime Minister of Mali, Choguel Kokalla Maïga, said on Saturday that “rarely, has a country or region been as severely affected by the piling up of crises than Mali and the states of the Sahel.”  NEW YORK, USA, September 27, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Terrorism, violent extremism and instability were a constant threat in the region, and now, “a note of anguish and tragedy has been added by the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.”  The …

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South Sudan plagued by violence and corruption, Human Rights Council hears

South Sudan continues to be “plagued” by violence and corruption, the Human Rights Council heard on Thursday, jeopardizing the young nation’s efforts to establish lasting peace and put it on the road towards sustainable development.  NEW YORK, USA, September 24, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Delivering an update to the forum in Geneva, Deputy UN High Commissioner …

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African Elected Officials Review African Sanitation Guidelines

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, 23 September 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- In a worrying resurgence of cholera coupled with COVID-19 pandemic, access to drinking water and decent sanitation in Africa is becoming a matter of life and death. These diseases have amplified  the need and urgency for African countries to strengthen sanitation policies that ensure the well-being of their populations.  …

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