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AfDB, Partners Announce New Initiative For Women

AfDB, Partners Announce New Initiative For Women

The Women in Ethics and Compliance in Africa network, (WECA), a new initiative creating a membership group for women executives and management leading the fight against corruption and non-compliance in business, made its debut at an online webinar co-hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) recently. Its organisers, leaders from the AfDB, the Coalition for […]

COVID-19 Deaths Near 42,000 Across Continent

COVID-19 Deaths Near 42,000 Across Continent

As of October 28, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,737,840. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 41,790 and recoveries 1,421,493. South Africa has the most reported cases – 717,851, with deaths numbering 19,053. Other most-affected countries include Morocco (203,733), Egypt (106,877) Ethiopia (94,218), Nigeria (62,224) and Libya (57,975). The numbers […]

Keeping Girls In School Seen Worth Billions To Developing Nations

Keeping Girls In School Seen Worth Billions To Developing Nations

Making sure all girls are finishing secondary education by 2030 could boost the gross domestic product (GDP) of developing countries by 10% on average over the next decade, a report said on Tuesday. Every $1 spent on girls’ rights and education would generate a $2.80 return – equivalent to billions of dollars in extra GDP, […]

Africa’s Miners Face New TB Threat As Pandemic Disrupts Treatment

Africa’s Miners Face New TB Threat As Pandemic Disrupts Treatment

Vama Jele’s heart dropped every time he heard that another migrant miner home from South Africa had died from tuberculosis (TB) due to skipping treatment under lockdown. In just four months, it happened 60 times. When COVID-19 shut South Africa’s mines, workers from Jele’s homeland eSwatini and other neighbouring nations rushed home – disrupting TB […]

Fourteen South Korean Delivery Workers Die Because Of Pandemic Overwork

Fourteen South Korean Delivery Workers Die Because Of Pandemic Overwork

Fourteen delivery workers in South Korea have died of overwork this year because they had to handle a sharply higher volume of packages due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the latest fatality this week, a union official said. A worker for CJ Logistics Corp collapsed while taking a short break late on Tuesday night and […]

Myanmar’s Second Lockdown Drives Hunger In City Slums

Myanmar’s Second Lockdown Drives Hunger In City Slums

After the first wave of coronavirus hit Myanmar in March, 36-year-old Ma Suu closed her salad stall and pawned her jewellery and gold to buy food to eat. During the second wave, when the government issued a stay-home order in September for Yangon, Ma Suu shut her stall again and sold her clothes, plates and […]

Covid-19 Deaths Near 40,000 Across Continent

Covid-19 Deaths Near 40,000 Across Continent

As of October 19, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,646,278. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 39,747, and recoveries 1,354,446. South Africa has the most reported cases – 703,793, with deaths numbering 18,471. Other most-affected countries include Morocco (173,632), Egypt (105,424) Ethiopia (89,137), Nigeria (61,440) and Algeria (54,402). The […]

AU To Raise Usd 300mln For COVID-19 Response

AU To Raise Usd 300mln For COVID-19 Response

The African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with various institutions and prominent individuals, is set to raise USD 300 million, nearly half the USD 647 million needed to ease the social, economic and humanitarian impacts of COVID-19 in all African countries. In a press statement sent to The Reporter, the AUC stated that it was […]

Pandemic Casts Shadow On Off-Grid Solar Sales In Poorer Nations

Pandemic Casts Shadow On Off-Grid Solar Sales In Poorer Nations

As the coronavirus pandemic hit trade and incomes hard in developing nations, sales of off-grid solar products fell sharply in the first half of the year, even as many poorer households relied on them during lockdowns. Data compiled by GOGLA, the association for the off-grid solar energy industry, found global sales of lighting products fell […]

International Day Of Rural Women

International Day Of Rural Women

12 years recognizing their role in our society The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. This new international day, established by the General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving […]

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