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Statement by the Chairperson on preparedness and response to the coronavirus disease in Africa
Source: African Union Commission - Feb 24, 2020

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 24, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat opened an emergency ministerial meeting of African Health ministers today 22nd February 2020 as part of continental initiatives to enhance capacity to rapidly detect, and respond to COVID-19 on the Continent. Convened...

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Climate change takes toll on Zimbabwe’s natural habitat, UN deputy chief observes
Source: United Nations - Feb 24, 2020

Alongside the human population, Africa’s animals are suffering greatly from the effects of climate change, which United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mahommed saw first-hand on Sunday in Zimbabwe. NEW YORK, USA, February 24, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- As global temperatures continue to rise and the world seeks solutions to...

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AIMS launches applications for third cohort of the African Master’s in Machine intelligence (AMMI) Program.
Source: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) - Feb 21, 2020

KIGALI, Rwanda, 21 February 2020 -/African Media Agency (AMA) /- The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched applications for the third intake of its matchless African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI), a one-year intensive master’s program that provides brilliant young Africans with state-of-the-art training in machine learning and its...

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CORRECTION: Twelve African EdTech Companies Named as First Fellows at Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT
Source: The Mastercard Foundation - Feb 21, 2020

Correction of the Matercard Foundation release distributed February 21st, 2020.     Pan-African group will receive support to scale up EdTech innovations that improve teaching and learning in secondary education. KIGALI, Rwanda, February 24th, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in Information, Communications, and...

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As Libya talks resume in Geneva, UN negotiator seeks to overcome sticking points
Source: United Nations - Feb 19, 2020

Talks to end fighting in Libya have resumed in Geneva, where UN negotiator Ghassan Salamé said that ongoing clashes must end for there to be a chance for progress.  NEW YORK, USA, February 19, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Speaking to reporters at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Mr. Salamé, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya, said that the port of...

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South Sudan: Reform Abusive Security Agency
Source: Human Rights Watch - Feb 19, 2020

Restrict Powers, Free Detainees, Hold Violators to Account JUBA, South Sudan, February 19, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- South Sudan’s National Assembly should urgently enact reforms of the National Security Service (NSS) to end arbitrary detention and abuse of detainees, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should also ensure that the security...

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