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Egypt: Bitter legacy of Rabaa massacre continues to haunt Egyptians
Source: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - Aug 14, 2019

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 14th, 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The bloody events of 14 August 2013, when Egyptian security forces killed at least 900 people during the violent dispersal of mass anti-government sit-ins in Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda squares, has cast a shadow over Egyptian society that lingers to this day, said Amnesty International...

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Official Trailer Released for “The Milkmaid,” Bringing Attention to the Traumatizing Effects of Insurgency on Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa
Source: Baobab Consulting - Aug 13, 2019

NEW YORK, United States, August 13th, 2019, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/-  Filmmakers Desmond Ovbiagele and Danono Media have officially released the trailer for their full-length film, “The Milkmaid”. It sheds light on the issues faced by women caught in the upheaval of militant insurgency in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. “The Milkmaid”...

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Civil Society Organisations say No to NTDs
Source: Speak Up Africa - Aug 13, 2019

New coalition to accelerate progress against Neglected Tropical Diseases across Africa DAKAR, Senegal, August 13th,  2019, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/-  Civil society organisations (CSOs) have joined together in Dakar, Senegal, to create Africa’s first civil society network for Neglected Tropical Diseases – the Civil Society Says No to NTDs Coalition....

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ECONEC Elects Dr. Goncalves as new President
Source: ECOWAS COMMISSION - Aug 9, 2019

ABUJA, Nigeria, August 9th, 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) at the end of its 6th Biennial General Assembly on the 7th of August 2019 elected Dr. Maria do Rosario Lopes Pereira Goncalves, Chair of CNE of Cabo Verde as the President. She takes over from...

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UN boosts humanitarian appeal to help tackle Zimbabwe’s ‘worst-ever’ hunger crisis
Source: UNITED NATIONS - Aug 8, 2019

With Zimbabwe now experiencing its “worst-ever hunger crisis”, the UN food relief agency has revised its humanitarian appeal to step up food assistance to people most affected by drought, flooding, and economic stagnation.  NEW YORK, United States of America, August 8th, 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- “Yesterday the humanitarian community launched an...

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Preparing Nigeria for the Future of Work
Source: Mercer - Aug 7, 2019

Deon De Swardt, Principal Consultant, Mercer LAGOS, Nigeria, August 7, 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- According to the World Economic Forum, 70 percent of Africa’s population is under the age of 30, signalling a significant opportunity for the growth and advancement of the continent. For instance, the median age in Nigeria...

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