Africa: Uganda Terminate Coach Mckinstry’s Contract
by CAF on April 19, 2021 at 1:34 pm
[CAF] The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has terminated the contract of national team coach Johnathan McKinstry on Monday (19 April 2021).
Africa: Climate Crisis – More Than 700m Children Live in High-Risk Countries
by savethechildren_uk on April 19, 2021 at 1:08 pm
[savethechildren_uk] An estimated 710 million children[i] live in the 45 countries that are at the highest risk of suffering the impact of climate change, Save the Children warned today[ii]. Floods, droughts, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events will have an especially deep impact on vulnerable children and their families.
Africa: New Handbook for Parliamentarians – Practical Guidance On Transforming Food Systems and Improving Nutrition
by FAO on April 19, 2021 at 1:04 pm
[FAO] Geneva/Rome — Produced by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and FAO, the publication seeks to support legislative processes to promote healthy diets for all
Africa: New Toolkit to Facilitate Sustainable Investment for Development
by ITC on April 19, 2021 at 12:02 pm
[ITC] This publication offers insights from WTO discussions and regional agreements, model clauses and practical tips to help governments build their capacity to negotiate and implement investment agreements.
Africa: Sudanese Journalist Tops Africa’s List of Best Sports Colour Feature
by SudaNow on April 19, 2021 at 9:37 am
[SudaNow] Lausanne — Sudanese sports Journalist Ms. Hiam Salih Taj Alsir has won the first place in Africa’s list of Writing Best Colour Piece within the AIPS Sports Media Awards 2020.
Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Nears 118,000 Across Continent
by allAfrica on April 19, 2021 at 9:33 am
[allAfrica] Cape Town — As of April 19, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,431,640 while over 9,263,298 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.
Africa: Cairo – Confronting Coronavirus Requires Benefiting From Manufacturing Capabilities of Developing Countries
by Egypt Online on April 19, 2021 at 9:22 am
[Egypt Online] Egypt’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations Office in Geneva Ahmed Ehab Gamal el Din has stressed the need to benefit from untapped manufacturing capabilities of some developing countries in a way that helps increase the global production of vaccines, and bridge the gap between demands for vaccines and their global supply.
Africa: IMF Reveals Latest Growth Projections for Sub-Saharan Africa
by The Point on April 19, 2021 at 8:27 am
[The Point] SSA REO — April 2021: Navigating a Long Pandemic
Africa: New Partnership Agreement Between the EU and the OACPS Countries
by Togonews on April 19, 2021 at 8:01 am
[Togonews] Today’s initialling of the new Partnership Agreement between the European Union (EU) and members of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS, formerly known as the ACP Group of States) by the chief negotiators, International Partnerships Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen, and Togo’s Foreign Minister Robert Dussey, marks the formal conclusion of the negotiations of the Post Cotonou Agreement, setting the political, economic and sectorial cooperation framework for the next twenty years.
Africa: Scientists Protest Exclusion From Malaria Fund
by Nation on April 19, 2021 at 5:45 am
[Nation] African scientists have protested a global health funding imbalance following an announcement of a $30 million (about Sh3.2 billion) grant allocated to foreign research firms to conduct malaria research in Africa.
Africa: UN’s Most Powerful Political Body Remains Paralyzed Battling a New Cold War
by IPS on April 18, 2021 at 1:36 pm
[IPS] United Nations — A new Cold War – this time, between the US and China –is threatening to paralyze the UN’s most powerful body, even as military conflicts and civil wars are sweeping across the world, mostly in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.