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African Union Calls for Closer Cooperation with the United Nations System to Achieve Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda
Source: African Union Commission - Feb 26, 2020

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe, February 26, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- HE Mr Quartey, the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) has called for deeper collaboration between the United nations and the African Union, from policy formulation stage to implementation, and for the two organizations to work in tandem towards...

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Four strategic priorities for African telco operators in 2020
Source: SAP Africa - Feb 26, 2020

By Samantha Naidoo, Telco Industry Value Advisor at SAP Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 26th, 2020, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- African telco operators face a landmark five-year period as they strive to reimagine their business models and build new capabilities that will ensure their future success. Currently, non-traditional market entrants...

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Providing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Gambian Shipwreck Survivors
Source: UN Migration - Feb 25, 2020

BANJUL, Gambia, February 25, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- One survivor watched eight members of his family die. Another said he counted 20 bodies washed onto the nearby shore. He also says he saw two fishing boats nearby, close enough to have rescued others. They did not.   These are some of the memories that haunt three Gambian...

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Egypt: Eight men put to death in mass execution
Source: Amnesty International - Feb 25, 2020

LONDON, United Kingdom, February 25, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Amnesty International has received confirmation that the Egyptian authorities executed eight men in the early hours of this morning in Borg el-Arab prison in Alexandria. The men were among 17 defendants who were sentenced to death by a military court in...

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Towards advancing green business and circular economy in Africa
Source: UN Environment - Feb 25, 2020

KAMPALA, Uganda, February 25, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Policy makers and stakeholders across Africa are meeting to chart green economy opportunities in the agriculture sector under the lead of the Switch Africa Green programme. The forum – under the theme Advancing Green Business and Circular Economy in Africa – is organized by the...

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Tanzania: No justice as journalist Kabendera slapped with heavy fines after months in jail
Source: Amnesty International - Feb 25, 2020

DODOMA, Tanzania, February 25, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Responding to news that investigative journalist Erick Kabendera has been released from jail after paying fines amounting to more than 118,000 US dollars, Amnesty International’s Director for East and Southern Africa Deprose Muchena said: “While it is welcome news that Kabendera is...

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Next Einstein Forum Unveils Top 25 Innovators to Compete At Its Global Gathering
Source: Next Einstein Forum - Feb 25, 2020

KIGALI, Rwanda, February 25th, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Today, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) announces the 25 finalists for its Challenge of Invention to Innovation (Ci2i) competition in five categories to be held on 10-11 March 2020 in the NEF Innovation Salon. “The third cohort of Ci2i finalists, selected from...

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Protecting midwives on the front lines of the Ebola response
Source: UNFPA - Feb 24, 2020

NORTH KIVU AND ITURI PROVINCES, Democratic Republic of the Congo, February 24, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Democratic Republic of the Congo remains in the grip of the world’s second largest Ebola epidemic on record, although the incidence of cases has slowed. Since the outbreak was declared on 1 August 2018, there have...

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