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Framing the Investable Africa We Want

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the African institutional investment community of sovereign wealth and pension funds are committed to making a constructive contribution and playing a leadership role in building Africa’s post-COVID-19 economies and laying the foundation to the achievement of Africa’s Agenda 2063. With over 200 categorised practical action steps, the report …

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Catastrophic Flooding, Landslides Wash Over Eastern Uganda Farmlands

Farmers Assess Lasting Damage after Deadly Flooding in Mbale and Landslides in Bududa  Crops are under water or entirely washed away in portions of Uganda’s Mount Elgon region after heavy rains triggered deadly flooding in Mbale and devastating landslides in Bududa over the past week. “Last weekend, Mbale city started receiving a lot of rain and the flooding started,” says Trees for the Future …

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Bringing Specialist Telemedicine To Children Of Rural Kenya

By Wilson Odhiambo New telemedicine technology, Daktari Smart, aims to mitigate the gap between child patients and medical specialists in rural Kenya. Officially launched in November 2021, the system was built to help sick children have easy access to medical specialists minus the cost of being physically present (remote/digital access). According to them, this will help …

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Women Play A Key Role In Food & Nutrition Security In Nigeria

By Victor Ekeleme and Kalejaiye Olatundun In Nigeria, women play key roles in food and nutrition security through their contributions to agricultural production, their influence on how to allocate household income, and their efforts to ensure proper nutrition for all household members. However, malnutrition remains widespread among rural women and children in Nigeria, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Researchers Embrace Artificial Intelligence To Tackle Banana Disease In Burundi

By Aimable Twahirwa A group of scientists involved in finding solutions to minimize the impact of a devastating banana virus in Burundi have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool for monitoring the disease. United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) research shows that the Banana Bunchy Top Disease (BBTD), caused by the Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV), is …

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Slow Food, Accelerating Biodiversity In The Field And On Our Plates

By Busani Bafana Edward Mukiibi was forced to do agriculture at school as punishment for misbehaviour. Instead of hating the punishment, he loved it, especially when he realised farming was the future of good food, health and wealth. Mukiibi is a farmer and social entrepreneur from Uganda on a mission to prove that sustainable farming is …

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Climate Change Is Putting Women & Girls In Malawi At Greater Risk Of Sexual Violence

By Tsitsi Matekaire and Tara Carey It is often those least responsible for causing climate change that suffer the most from the impacts. And such is the case with women and girls in Malawi – one of the world’s poorest and lowest carbon-emitting countries but ranked fifth in the Global Climate Index 2021 list of nations worst affected by climate-related …

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Restoring Democracy To West Africa A Mixed Picture

A series of military coups in Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso since 2021 resulted in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) imposing “hard sanctions” on Mali and “soft sanctions” on all three countries. Today’s newsletter examines whether these sanctions have been successful in supporting a return to democracy in West Africa. Mali seeks to alleviate …

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“They Saw Me Using Sign Language And They Thought I Was A Beggar” – The Women Tackling Disability Discrimination At Work In Africa

When Betty Najjemba1 from Uganda was looking for a job, one of her toughest moments was when she went for an interview and informed her potential employers that she was deaf. She said “They were very shocked. They asked me ‘how can you work; how can you do work on the laptop?’ At another interview …

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AAI Awards Ceremony Set to Honor the Remarkable Achievements of Africa, Africans and African Descendants

The Africa-America Institute Announces Details for its 38th Annual Awards Gala The Africa-America Institute (AAI) – the premier U.S.-based international organization connecting Africa to America through education, training and dialogue – announced details for its 38th Annual Awards Gala celebrating the vast contributions of Africa and its worldwide diaspora. Returning to an in-person format, the Awards …

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