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Kingsley Holgate Defender Transcontinental Expedition Reaches The Halfway Point

Three new Land Rover Defenders transport the exploration team across the African continent from south to north through Sudan – the first in 30 years The geographic and humanitarian expedition aims to cover 30 countries on its route from the southern tip of the African continent to the northern-most point of Europe, and then to Anglesey …

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie + Melinda French Gates

Hybrid Event to Stream Live from Kigali

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Melinda French Gates to lead a discussion on equity and innovation for Africa’s recovery. On the side-lines of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda, and the Kigali Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, Africa.com will convene a virtual audience to join a live discussion in Kigali. The …

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Sudan WFPFood Security Assessment

Sudan New WFPFood Security Assessment Confirms Alarming Rise In Hunger

A record 15 million people in Sudan – one-third of the population – are currently facing acute food insecurity, the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Assessment (CFSVA) released by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) shows. “The combined effects of conflict, climate shocks, economic and political crises, rising costs and poor harvests are pushing …

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Post-Covid Economy

Peacefulness Declines To Lowest Level In 15 Years Fuelled By Post-Covid Economic Uncertainty And Ukraine Conflict

Today marks the launch of the 16th edition of the Global Peace Index from the international think-tank the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP).  Key results  Deaths from external conflict recorded a sharp deterioration driven by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  Despite recent commitments, militarisation has improved in 113 countries since 2008.   Terrorism continued to improve, with 70 …

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Teenage Pregnancy Crisis in Kenya

Government Ministries Must Collaborate to End Teenage Pregnancy Crisis in Kenya

The Ministry of Health in Kenya recently reported there were 45,754 cases of adolescent pregnancies between January and February this year – that translates to 700 cases a day. Of the total number, at least 2000 of these cases resulted from sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), a figure which is likely lower than the reality. What …

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Why Has Afro-optimism Decreased By Double Digits?

Most comprehensive survey of Africa’s youth finds strong concerns about the future of continent, but Afro-optimism, personal and entrepreneurial ambitions remain high, and job creation, governance and climate change are top priorities  11% dip in Afro-optimism since 2020 (32% today versus 43% before COVID)  Only 28% feel confident about future of their country, 34% about …

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Farmers In Senegal Adopt Farming As A Business To Beat Climate Change

By Busani Bafana Onions and rice are a conspicuous part of every meal in Senegal, including the famous Poulet Yassa. However, climate change makes it hard for smallholder farmers to grow enough staple food with extra to sell for income. Senegal is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change from droughts, flooding, sea-level rise, coastal erosion, …

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Closing The Gender Digital Divide: How Digital Health Innovations Are Improving Health Care For Mothers And Saving Lives

Closing The Gender Digital Divide: How Digital Health Innovations Are Improving Health Care For Mothers And Saving Lives

By Mark Allen, MSD for Mothers* Mothers shepherd most of us through the first years of our lives, nurturing and protecting us, as we take our first steps in the world. Their pregnancy journey also determines how healthy we are as we begin our life’s adventure. Supporting maternal health is therefore critical to improving the quality of …

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Bill Gates

My Dinner with Bill Gates

Africa.com’s CEO writes about how she felt after this special invitation I was invited to dine with Bill Gates last week during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  The terms of the invitation, which was extended to six others besides myself, were that the discussion would be off-the-record.  Therefore, I can’t write about anything …

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