African authors are not too well known in Switzerland especially the female authors as I have learned, even by the people who have a general interest in Africa or business in/with Africa.

To circumvent liquidation, proactive engagement with creditors at the early stages of financial distress is imperative
It is well documented that the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on businesses. Commerce in most sectors is fighting to keep their doors open, grappling with creditors to avoid winding up proceedings and its far-reaching implications.

The fight against plastic pollution is being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as the use of disposable masks, gloves and other protective equipment soars, but UN agencies and partners insist that, if effective measures are put into place, the amount of plastics discarded every year can be significantly cut, or even eliminated.


1) Pollution driven by huge increase in mask sales

The promotion of mask wearing as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19 has led to an extraordinary increase in the production of disposable masks: the UN trade body, UNCTAD, estimates that global sales will total some $166 billion this year, up from around $800 million in 2019.

Carly Beischer


When Carly Beischer, Director of Sales and Partnerships for Ethical Apparel Africa (EAA), first started attending university, she had a clear career path in mind – and it didn’t have anything to do with fashion. Instead, she studied history and had planned on building a career around law.

Dr. John Nkengasong and Commissioner Amira Elfadil Mohammed Elfadil



Everyone knows by now that due to a combination of leadership, environment, social ecology, demographics and as yet unknown biological and other factors, Africa has been spared the worst of the havoc that COVID-19 has wreaked on other parts of the globe and was predicted to do here too.

Tamer Farouk  


As the pandemic continues to influence how organisations operate and behave, African businesses need to adapt its workforce and technology considerations

Achare Takor


In response the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government of Cameroon decided on a number of fiscal measures to support Cameroonian businesses and households

With every industrial revolution comes shifts to social, economic, environmental and political systems, paving the way for transformative changes in the way we live and work.

(Modern Ghana) The First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) Maxwell Opoku-Afari has disclosed that government adopted a “whatever it takes” stance to minimize the impact of the pandemic on Ghana's economy.

(Ecofin Agency) - Mobile operator Hormuud Telecom plans to increase its 4G telecom coverage to 100% by 2023. Ahmed Mohamud Yuusuf, the company's chief executive officer, announced the program last  8 July.

The contract for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt to Maiduguri rail tracks has been cancelled and set to be re-awarded.

DJIBOUTI) – The Government of the Republic of Djibouti has approved, during the Council of  Ministers convened on 11 July, a draft law defining the terms and conditions for the total or partial transfers of shares in state-owned capital in public enterprises.


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[The Herald] PRESIDENT Mnangagwa has called for equal access to Covid-19 vaccines saying although the pandemic has caused major setbacks all hope was not lost.

[The Herald] The Midlands province is moving fast towards achieving herd immunity with over 31 percent of the population having been vaccinated across the province so far.

[The Herald] The Covid-19 daily death toll on Wednesday shot to 16, with 11 of them in Harare, the same total as was last seen on September 5, but yesterday sunk to eight, suggesting a blip rather than a surge.

[Nyasa Times] Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has urged developed nations to consider cancelling debts as a way of helping poor African countries recover from the economic devastation caused by the ills of Covid - 19 pandemic.

[East African] Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu on Thursday defended her country's initial slow response to fighting Covid-19, arguing that leaders were grappling with balancing between protecting people from the pandemic and ensuring they could still earn a living.

[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarta -- Kids grow up fast in some remote villages in Liberia. With limited options to attend school, many opt to marry at age 14 or 15, or even younger, and start having children of their own.

[263Chat] Fans of local Dancehall chanter Winky-D may have to wait a little longer before he can release his latest offering owing to diminished revenue inflows into the stable since the emergence of Covid-19 , 263Chat has learned.

[The Herald] Talented gospel musician Jane Doka has added another feather to her colourful music career after releasing a child-friendly video of her chart-topping single "Gore Remakomborero".

[Nyasa Times] Music and fun-loving Malawians rearing to go one of African music fest, the flagship Sand Music Festival slated for October 1 - 3 2021, will this year find it much easier and hussle-free to gets tickets to lakeshore music shindig, as the country's leading mobile financial services provider has join in to move things to a better place of comfort.

[Nyasa Times] Blantyre-based artist, Samson Chitsamba -- known in the industry as Amuna Misso -- has intensified using his YouTube channel in providing cyber security special tutorials to protect socialites from various attacks.

[This Day] Nigerian music superstars are in the battle for both continental and regional awards in the newly released All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) nomination list.

[Cameroon Tribune] The "Cameroon King" of Congolese Rhumba music already boosts 10 singles in six years of career.

[Daily News] DEPUTY Permanent Secretary of the President's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (TAMISEMI), Gerald Mweli, has told the Teachers' Service Commission (TSC) to assess whether the recent process to promote teachers had any indications of corruption.

[The Point] It could be recalled that sometime in 2012, Dr Muhammadou M.O. Kah while serving as the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of The Gambia (UTG) had his professorship questioned by Dr Gumbo Ali Touray, who at the time, was the Director of International Affairs at said UTG. It was alleged that Kah was conferred professorship by the American University of Nigeria (AUN). In which Touray lamented that Kah was not qualified to be considered a full professor as per the academic guidelines?

[Monitor] Cases of girls subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Karamoja and Sebei sub-regions have increased exponentially since the closure of schools early last year, the State Minister for Gender and Culture, Ms Peace Mutuuzo, has said.

[Premium Times] NUJ says the state government is only asking it to execute an agreement to remodel shops attached to the secretariat.

[Premium Times] Academic researchers need to find creative ways of bridging the gap between the town and the gown

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Nearly two thousand candidates taking the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, WASSCE, have benefited from the distribution of hand sanitizers by the Office of Liberian First Lady, Amb. Clar M. Weah.

[The Point] NTL Trust, an NGO that promotes travel, investments and personal security for enhanced multiple citizenships and careful residence planning says it has chosen The Gambia as African hub for business.

[The Point] Hamat Bah, the minister of Tourism and Culture says that the British government has agreed to lift some restrictions on Gambians carrying diplomatic passports.

[Algerie Presse Service] ALGIERS-Algeria has decided to "immediately close" its airspace to all Moroccan civilian and military aircrafts as well as those with Moroccan registration numbers, as from Wednesday, following the meeting of the High Security Council chaired by the President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence, Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

[Daily News] THE government will continue to work and welcome ideas of different stakeholders to improve the tourist sector that offers several employment opportunities to the youth in the country.

[Daily News] NMB Bank has assured investors in the tourism industry that they are ready to work with them to revive and develop the sector, being the leading sector that has been badly affected by the Covid-19 virus epidemic.

[Ghanaian Times] ACE Power Promotions has declared their readiness to stage a 12-bout promotion at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra on October 16.

Digital protest movements like #MeToo and #MuteRKelly have raised awareness and produced real results, but social media movements also have their disadvantages.

Nirvana made music history in 1991 with "Nevermind" and its members became mainstream rockers overnight. However, that wasn't how Kurt Cobain wanted it.

Pop stars Billie Eilish, Elton John and Coldplay are among the many artists performing at the 2021 worldwide concert for climate and against poverty on Saturday,

The timely film, which portrays divisions in Afghan society, as well as the government's false claims, was screened at the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin.

Teaser: Every period has its own particular fashion style and signature accessories. Whether it’s a Roman tunic, Medieval buckled shoes, or a Baroque robe—which historical outfit would you like to slip into sometime?

[Daily Maverick] A re-reading of this South African 'classic' shows that it is politically and environmentally obnoxious.

[Egypt Online] Prosecutor General Hamada el Sawy Thursday met with a number of female prosecutors who finished their training program.

[Egypt Online] German Ambassador in Cairo Frank Hartmann said researches have concluded that there was no danger in vaccinating children less than 12 years old as well as pregnant women against the coronavirus.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- The Sudanese police needs more women officers, to help and protect victims of gender-based violence, says activist Kamelia Kuku.

[Nation] When I arrive at the Seronera Airstrip in Tanzania's central Serengeti National Park, a slim woman in her mid-20s dressed in a crisp safari guide uniform is holding up a sign with my name on it. I have been on close to 50 safaris in my time, and Lailatu Wilfred Kivuyo is the first female safari guide I've ever encountered. She is one of only three female guides in the Serengeti.

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Minister of Women, Family and the Elderly, Iman Zahouani Houimel said Wednesday that Tunisia is working today to improve access of women, especially women entrepreneurs, to information technology and communication, because of their great importance in achieving their economic empowerment.

[Premium Times] "I started raising capital in my university days as a student. I was working and saving but I never knew it was going to be farming."

When laying out their election programs, parties aim to distinguish themselves while also signaling to potential partners that they're open to working together. Here's an overview of the six main parties' platforms.

Workers already know that the job market is changing fast. From the "working from home" revolution to certain jobs becoming obsolete owing to new technologies, for many there is real uncertainty about the future.

Digital protest movements like #MeToo and #MuteRKelly have raised awareness and produced real results, but social media movements also have their disadvantages.

Armin Laschet, Olaf Scholz or Annalena Baerbock: As Germany prepares to elect a new government, EU countries are watching intently. A look at initial reactions from Paris, Warsaw and Brussels.

The European Union has warned the Kremlin that it could "consider taking further steps" over Moscow's complicity in recent cyberattacks targeting the bloc's members.

Some students who have taken the NEET medical entrance exam have killed themselves, alarming authorities in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Entrants say the pressure is immense.

[] President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the countrywide celebrations of Heritage Day on Friday.

[Vanguard] Ibadan -- The conglomerate of Yoruba groups, Yoruba Assembly, yesterday, sought unity in the call for self-determination agenda while suing for peace among the Yoruba ethnic groups.

[Vanguard] The All Progressives Congress, APC, Local Government Areas, LGAs, Congresses Appeals Committee, Lagos State, as constituted by the National Secretariat of the party, on Thursday, said, it has so far, yet to receive any petition against the conduct of council congresses in the state.

[Vanguard] Uyo -- CHAIRMAN of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria, ICSAN, Akwa Ibom State chapter, Barr. Ime Asibong has said the body through its programmes has been empowering youths in the state for better job opportunities.

[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF Information Director Tafadzwa Mugwadi says the ruling party will not hesitate to unleash Taliban-style terror to win the 2023 general election.

[New Zimbabwe] A TITANIC power struggle has exploded among Zanu PF apparatchiks in Masvingo province amid revelations that regional party chairman Ezra Chadzamira is under siege from Zaka North legislator Robson Mavhenyengwa, a pretender to his throne.

Workers already know that the job market is changing fast. From the "working from home" revolution to certain jobs becoming obsolete owing to new technologies, for many there is real uncertainty about the future.

The property company's financial plight comes as the Communist Party cracks down on business and tightens its control of the economy. Evergrande's fate and that of its founder, hang in the balance.

[The Herald] Zimbabwe intends to remove import duties on fertilizer raw materials and give selected producers access to contracts to supply State assisted farming programmes as part of broader measures to boost local production and cut imports.

[The Herald] Farmers and stakeholders in the agriculture industry have welcomed the 2021 wheat floor producer prices and urged responsible authorities to constantly review the producer prices in line with market dictates.

[The Herald] BULAWAYO is gradually reclaiming its status as the country's manufacturing hub with several industries exhibiting resilience amid improved output and focus on exports, Industry and Commerce Minister, Dr Sekai Nzenza said yesterday.

[The Herald] THE Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency (ZIDA) has compiled a list of priority investment areas from across line ministries for presentation to investors during the six month long Expo Dubai 2020, which kicks off on October 1, 2021.

Six months after the attempt to launch a European Super League, another new European football tournament started on Wednesday night. Among the participants in the FENIX Trophy are HFC Falke and FC United of Manchester.

An ethnic Hungarian football club is thriving in Slovakia's top-flight league, thanks partly to funding from the Hungarian government. DW visited the club, DAC, as they faced off against rivals Slovan Bratislava.

Bayern Munich made light work of Bundesliga newcomers Greuther Fürth on Friday night, winning 3-1. The game was notable for a new, advanced role for Alphonso Davies, who thrived as a wide forward.

[This Day] Coach Igor Kovasevic of Côte d'Ivoire has dubbed Nigerian national teams and in particular, D'Tigress, as the NBA/WNBA teams of Africa.

[This Day] The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has banished Nigeria's CAF Confederation Cup debutants, Bayelsa United from their Yenagoa home ahead of their all-important second round clash against top Tunisian side SS Sfaxien.

[This Day] Abuja -- Wife of the Edo State Governor, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, Thursday in Abuja said the Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament (BOWFT) whose maiden edition is scheduled to begin on Sunday September 26 through October 4 is not a "fluke or one-off" competition, adding that it will be an annual tournament that will be sustained in the state.

[The Point] The Gambia Youth Chamber of Commerce (GYCC) in partnership with Tekki-Fi project on Monday began week-long training for thirty young entrepreneurs on packaging and branding of products.

[The Point] Food self-sufficiency, good road connectivity, adequate water supply and uninterrupted electricity supply are basic necessities of life. Once citizens have access to these necessities, the tendency of citizen's criticising the government's dismal performance, is very minimal.

[FrontPageAfrica] Kakata -- In commemoration of his 45th Birth anniversary celebration, the Presidential Aide to President George Manneh Weah and a native of Kakata City, Sekou Kalasco Damaro, is admonishing well-meaning Liberians to look back and provide for the less privileged in the society.

[UNFPA] GITEGA PROVINCE, Burundi--Rose Iranzi*, 24, from Mutimbuzi commune, was rarely at home. Nor did she do any housework. Instead she spent her time with her peers, looking for opportunities to consume alcohol. Her family considered her beyond help.

[GhanaToday] Ghana's population has increased to 30.8 million, according to the provisional figures of the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC).

[New Dawn] The executive director of NYMOTE Partner for Democratic Development Eddie D. Jarwol has described Liberia as a place of extreme hardship, thereby calling on young people to commit themselves to self-development and secure a brighter future.

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa recently commissioned the National Geospatial and Space Agency (ZINGSA) and the Zimbabwe Science Park Complex at the University of Zimbabwe. The move is expected to support the country's capabilities in the generation, access, use and regulation of the application of space technology and innovation for sustainable development. In this report, Sifelani Tsiko (ST), Agric, Environment & Innovations Editor speaks to Dr Electdom Matandirotya (EM), acting chief scientist of ZINGSA to shar

[] Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has pleaded with stakeholders in the water sector to rally behind ensuring that water supply exceeds demand.

[This Day] Start-up entrepreneurs Opeyemi Owosho; Founder, Homefort Energy, Mariam Lawani; Founder, GreenHill Recycling, Nnaedozie Idoko; Founder of Solatistique Nigeria, Oluwaseyi Adenekan; Founder of CIB and Omotoke Olowo; Founder of Theraconnect have emerged first to fifth place winners at the Orange Corners Innovation Pitch Competition.

[New Times] There is a need to invest in research and technology transfer, training more farmers on mushroom growing to reduce poverty and malnutrition according to Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB).

[New Times] Rwandan students came third in a stiff competition designed to boost e-commerce between China and the world.

[New Era] The Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) has committed to assist a young man from a Kavango East who develops bricks from recycled plastic and sand.

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