While strides have been made to ensure gender equality over the years, work is continuing to accelerate these actions. “In terms of the landscape, I can proudly say that South African women have been as a result of democracy, taking part in decision making processes and structures. We have women ministers; we have women in top management and women who own businesses. I think in 1994, this was not imaginable. The advent of democracy has made it possible for us to thrive,” says Charlotte Lobe.

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.

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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.

Dr. John Nkengasong and Commissioner Amira Elfadil Mohammed Elfadil

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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  

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

Achare Takor

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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.

Preliminary findings of two Marburg virus cases have prompted Ghana to prepare for a potential outbreak of the disease. If confirmed, these would the first such infections recorded in the country, and only the second in West Africa. Marburg is a highly infectious viral haemorrhagic fever in the same family as the more well-known Ebola virus disease. 

Nigeria's Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami (pictured), announced that the government is working to launch a program to train 1 million developers in the country over the next 18 months.

 The Universal Postal Congress has re-elected Switzerland to the Council of Administration and the Postal Operations Council of the Universal Postal Union. Delegates confirmed their confidence in Switzerland in the elections at the 27th World Postal Congress in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The Universal Postal Union will be headed by Masahiko Metoki from Japan beginning from 2022.

(Ecofin Agency) - Authorities in Senegal are exploring ways to boost the cotton industry after the sector delivered poor performances in recent years. The Agricultural Research Institute (ISRA) unit based in Tambacounda announced it is currently developing new varieties to improve both the productivity and the quality of the fiber.


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[Ghanaian Times] World Vision Ghana (WVG), in collaboration with its international partner, the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) yesterday embarked on a sensitisation tour of some communities in Accra.

[Shabait] Asmara, 29 September 2022- World Rabbis Day was observed at national level on 28 September at the Agricultural Experts Association Hall in the presence of senior official in the Ministry of Agriculture, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Health, Hamelmalo College of Agriculture and UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

[GhanaToday] The Deputy Minister for Health (MoH), Mrs Tina Gifty Naa Ayeley Mensah has urged nurses, midwives and health practitioners to improve client and customer care practices.

[Daily News] Zanzibar -- ZANZIBAR is almost ready for the Universal Health Insurance (UHI) that envisages guaranteeing quality medical services for all islanders irrespective of one's economic status.

[Daily News] The Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children has identified five regions at highest risk being affected by the outbreak of Ebola disease due to high interaction.

[Nile Post] Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng has said samples from the alleged Kasangati fatality have tested negative, meaning that Kampala is still free of Ebola.

[Daily Trust] Nigerian artiste and songwriter Adekunle Gold has teased his fans with a snippet of the remix of his hit song, "5 star", teaming up with American rapper Rick Ross.

[Daily Trust] Nigerian superstar singer and songwriter, Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid has announced that he will be performing his next album, More Love, Less Ego, on Apple Music in London on September 27.

[Daily News] The international wax fabric (vitenge) producer/ Leader, HOLLANTEX, has announced a bongo flava Music artist Diamond Platinumz as its new Brand Ambassador for Tanzania and other African countries effective from this month.

[Nile Post] Police has said the just concluded Nyege Nyege festival had no major crime incident reported.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ezekiel Mutua says Kenya needs God contrary to the views expressed by gospel singer Reuben Kigame.

[GroundUp] Annual Marimba Jam Festival in Cape Town brings youth together

[Vanguard] Sign MoU to provide scholarships for five Postgraduates

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Ahead of a three-month long seminar course, the University of Liberia College of Health Sciences (ULCHS) through the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) under its flagship program: Health Entrepreneurship Advancement Leveraging Research (HEALR) held a one-day orientation seminar for ambitious idealists to entrepreneurship.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Liberia continues to face significant development challenges on the heels of low overall productivity and economic efficiency; huge infrastructure gaps in terms of roads, electricity, water, and telecommunications; and inadequate level of human capital.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- On Saturday, September 24, 2022, Mother of Light Liberia graduated 19 students in drugs abuse and prevention courses. The graduation was the 3rd cycle of the "We Connect" Training Program, conducted by Oum El Nour incorporated located in oldest Congo Town. Officials of Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF), Carter Center and Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA) witnessed the program. The Mother of Light "We Connect" training program targets adolescents, most of whom are vulnerable to adaptation through friends

[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has advised Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students to contact the colleges where they wrote their exams regarding their certificates and diplomas.

[Govt of SA] The Western Cape Education Department is currently recruiting 20 500 Education Assistants and General School assistants for public and special schools in the province through the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI).

[Nile Post] The Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has applauded Dr Sudhir Ruparelia, the chairman of Ruparelia Group of Companies , for his passion and leadership in the hospitality and tourism development in the country.

[Ghanaian Times] Wa -- The Upper West Regional capital, Wa, was the home for the celebration of the 2022 World Tourism Day in Ghana on Tuesday as stakeholders joined patriots in the region to commemorate the day with a call on Ghanaians to patronise the country's tourist sites.

[GhanaToday] Ghana and the United States of America have agreed to collaborate to boost tourism, arts and culture in the two nations.

[Daily News] Arusha -- THE Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) has honored President Samia Suluhu Hassan with a special award in recognition of her zeal of promoting tourism.

[New Dawn] The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) has disclosed that the 47th World Tourism Day will be celebrated today, Tuesday in Sanniquellie City, Nimba county.

[New Dawn] President George Manneh Weah has by Proclamation declared Tuesday, September 27, 2022, as World Tourism Day and is to be observed throughout the country as a WORKING HOLIDAY.

Millions of Brazilians are adopting a hybrid Pentecostalism that is transforming local culture. As Brazil votes on October 2, an up-close view of a fast-rising evangelical community.

Zimbabwe's prominent author and activist Tsitsi Dangarembga's conviction on charges of participating in a public gathering with intent to cause public violence is an attack on freedoms, human rights defenders say.

[FrontPageAfrica] Rev. Samuel Reeves Delves into How Baptists Birthed Led, and Influenced the Growth of Christianity in Liberia in New Book to be Launched Today

The world's largest beer festival got cancelled twice during the pandemic, but this year it's back! You think you know what it's all about? Test your knowledge with these five questions.

There are eco-friendly alternatives to getting from A to B, like e-vehicles. Which would you like to take for a spin?

Following the recent brutal attack on Salman Rushdie, famous writers have been reading passages from his works. Here's a look at how 1988's "The Satanic Verses" struggled to be published in German.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Six women rights groups operating in the country have disclosed that they are concerned over video news reports emanating from the South Korean media involving two Liberian officials, Daniel Tarr and Moses Owen Browne, who had gone to South Korea to participate in the Sustainable Maritime Transport Training Program for Least Developed Countries.

[Ghanaian Times] The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has commenced the training of focal persons, to better monitor and report on the implementation of the Women Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in Africa, using the Continental Results Framework (CRF).

[FrontPageAfrica] medica Liberia (mL) in partnership with medica mondiale e.V with and supported by Comic Relief will jointly strengthen the capacities of three different Sierra Leonean partner organizations to provide response services to survivors.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Women's Rights Organizations have Called on President George Manneh Weah to set a high standard for public officials in the country.

[GhanaToday] The Deputy Minister and Minister-designate for Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP), Hajia Lariba Zuweira Abudu has called on traditional authorities and faith-based leaders to support the ministry to address gender inequalities and harmful cultural practices.

[Vanguard] The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has revealed that Nigeria loses about $26 billion every year to the prevalent gender discrimination.

Following the recent brutal attack on Salman Rushdie, famous writers have been reading passages from his works. Here's a look at how 1988's "The Satanic Verses" struggled to be published in German.

Methane leaking from pipelines on the floor of the Baltic Sea are only the tip of the iceberg: Scientists have reported that methane emissions from the oil and gas industry are far worse than previously thought.

Mindfulness merchandise might be cringeworthy, but in the attention economy its offerings are invaluable, says DW's Kate Ferguson.

Inflation in the eurozone reached 10% in September, the highest it has ever been in the history of the common European currency.

As energy prices continue to soar, EU member states are holding emergency negotiations on how to soften the blow for businesses and consumers.

Bosnia and Herzegovina goes to the polls on Sunday. Even though the country is racked by clientelism, corruption and poverty, the ruling nationalists need not fear electoral defeat.

[Ghanaian Times] Yaw Sarpong Boateng, the Executive Secretary of the Right To Information (RTI) Commission, has stated that no one or public institution is exempt from the application of the Right To Information (RTI) law even if the person works at the National Security or the Presidency,

[Premium Times] Anambra and other states in the South-east have been battling frequent attacks by gunmen.

[Premium Times] The meeting was a follow-up to previous ones held to fine-tune the preparation of the budget ahead of the presentation to a special joint session of the National Assembly by the president next month.

[Vanguard] A social-cultural group, Indigenous People within Nigeria has threatened to sue the National Assembly if it proceeds to pass the proposed National Water Resources Bill.

[Vanguard] Six months after the Senate President, Dr Ahmed Lawan, constituted an ad-hoc committee of the upper legislative chamber to investigate the hikes in pay television rates and the demand for the adoption of Pay Per View (PPV) subscription model by operators, the committee held a public hearing into both matters on 22 September.

[Vanguard] The Federal Government is set to feast on the blossoming digital economy to improve Nigeria's balance of payments position with a projection of 242 percent rise in the export of value-added services to N6.5 trillion in 2025 from N1.9 trillion recorded in 2021.

Mindfulness merchandise might be cringeworthy, but in the attention economy its offerings are invaluable, says DW's Kate Ferguson.

[Premium Times] On the sixth anniversary of his appointment, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Simbi Wabote, speaks about the various initiatives of the Board in developing and monitoring local content in the oil and gas sector.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President William Ruto says the country's total collection of Sh2.1 trillion is only enough to pay taxes and salaries, and thus there is a need for rooting for measures to slow the deficit hence reducing borrowing.

[Vanguard] Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, business owners, residents and commuters have decried the slow pace of work on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway especially from Cele to Sunrise Bus Stop, saying it has not only worsened the traffic situation, but exposed road users to dangers.

[FAO] Simple solutions can help break the vicious cycle of food loss and climate change

[Premium Times] On Friday, the Nigeria Football Federation will elect a new president to replace Amaju Pinnick, who has led the federation for the past eight years

[Premium Times] A negative PCR test will be required from all visitors while it will be mandatory to wear a mask on public transport.

Every match will determine a playoff slot as the US National Women's Soccer League heads into the final weekend of its 10th season. The NWSL is the third attempt to launch a women's league in the US — and it's working.

Despite being in the Europa League and this only being their fourth season in the top tier, Union Berlin are top of the Bundesliga. The club has surprised many, and Jasmine Baba explains how they've done it.

[Leadership] The Federal Government has called on stakeholders in the Nigerian Football Family to remain calm and abide by the Court Order, by not doing anything or taking any further steps particularly, as regards the NFF elections scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2022 in Benin.

[The Point] The Gambia Wrestling Association (GWA) on Monday 26th September 2022 officially opened The Gambia's 2022/2023 wrestling season.

[Shabait] Earlier this month, the 2021/22 Human Development Report (HDR) - which is entitled "Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World" - was released worldwide. A little over a week ago, the report was formally launched here in Asmara, the capital, during a gathering attended by representatives from local ministries and institutions, the United Nations system in Eritrea, and other international stakeholders and partners. The following paragraphs provide a basic overview of the HD

[Ghanaian Times] The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring the delivery of safe and reliable utility provision to consumers.

[FrontPageAfrica] The 2021 Annual Update of the World Bank indicates that the economy of Liberia experienced strong growth in 2021 at 5.0 per cent and this should be good news for Liberia, especially when the growth rate for 2020 was a declining 3.0 per cent. But the World Bank's good news is actually bad news for Liberia because the living conditions of the people of Liberia are worsening. It is not good news for any person who can not talk but whose finger nails are growing long. The World Bank is not telling the Truth. T

[Ghanaian Times] Kumasi -- Ashanti Regional Trade Show to promote Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunity in Ghana (GrEEn) has taken off in Kumasi with 59 Small Scale Medium Enterprises (SMEs) participating to showcase their best products to the public.

[Ghanaian Times] Inhabitants in the Sissala enclave have appealed to people in leadership positions from the area, to make development their prime concern to bridge the development gap in the Upper West (UW) Region.

[New Times] Recent statistics indicate that about 150 people were arrested between August 2020 and September 2022 for illegal activities threatening Gishwati-Mukura National Park.

[Ghanaian Times] The Afrobarometer co-Founder and board chair, Professor Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi, has indicated that Africans are not tired with democratic governance despite the "retrogression" of the concept.

[Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday joined 2,000 guests, including world leaders and politicians, to pay his last respect to the late Queen Elizabeth II at her state funeral held in London.

[The Point] Ansumana Ceesay, Senior Program Officer for the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) has said that good governance fosters effective and efficient inclusion and participation in decision making processes in all forms and at all levels.

[The Point] Honorable Bakary Y. Badjie, Minister for Youth and Sports has reminded the new National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI) board that their appointments are based on the confidence and trust the President of the Republic of The Gambia has in them.

[Daily News] TANZANIA joins other African Union member states to implement the Protocol to the OAU Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism, after parliament on Monday unanimously endorsed the resolution for ratification of the protocol.

[Vanguard] Mr Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential flagbearer, said if elected in 2023, his government would overhaul the country's security architecture and revive trust between government and the people to set a new economic order.

[Leadership] Investing in Innovation (i3), a pan-African support initiative for African health supply chain start-ups, has announced its first cohort of 30 start-ups from 14 countries in Africa, as efforts to jump-start a new way of doing business and support African-led innovations in health.

[spotlight] In 2004, Novel Chegou left his home country, Cameroon, in search of a better life in South Africa. With high hopes and not much money, he sold African crafts - beads, masks, and carved stones - next to the village green in Stellenbosch to save for his studies at the town's university.

[African Union] The African Union Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification seeks to rally the continent to enhance efforts towards turning commitments into action on accelerating the pace of transforming from an import-heavy continent at a higher risk of external shocks, to an export-heavy and globally competitive continent. In so doing, Africa will make a substantial shift in reducing poverty, creating decent jobs for its population, particularly its women and youth, and increase the prospects for wealth

[Leadership] Provided with the right platforms, young Nigerians will always rise to the stature of national and global challenges, while finding solutions to them through innovation and technology, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Joshua Kainja, a Ugandan, traveled to Kenya in 2018 seeking to enjoy the country's scenic destinations as well as try its authentic foods.

[Ghanaian Times] An Environmentalist and the Chief Communications Officer(CCO) at aiScarecrowTechnologies, MsMary Aboagye, on Sunday won the fourth edition of the Israeli Green Innovation Competition (IGIC) in Accra.

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