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 Conversation Africa] In the 2000s experts from the University of Cape Town and the South African Medical Research Council built a system to track AIDS mortality on a monthly and a yearly basis, using data from the Department of Home Affairs. In 2020 researchers built on this system to track COVID-19 deaths in South Africa. Now, South Africa is one of few countries in the developing world that have managed to build a near-real time mortality tracking system. The South African Medical Research Council publishes a weekly report o

[The Herald] Improved maternal and neonatal care has been classified as a critical strategy to reduce the number of women and newborns who die every day due to preventable causes.

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Only 55,531 people honoured their jab appointments out of 136,822 text message invites sent on September 17, standing at over 80 thousand who missed their appointments, according to the Health Ministry.

[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola announced this Friday the record of 381 new cases, 7 deaths and the recovery of 73 patients.

[Nation] The first consignment of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport yesterday. The 795,000 doses were donated by the US government.

[WHO-AFRO] A Medical Doctor with an MSc in Public Health and over 20 years of experience, Dr Carolina Leite led Cabo Verde's programme to fight malaria and waterborne diseases and served as Director of Patient Management, Medical Records and Statistics at the Agostinho Neto Central Hospital in Praia before joining the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2009.

[Vanguard] Official Holmes, whose real name is Umughare Prosper, hails from Warri in Delta State. He started writing songs and discovering his passion for music at a tender age, infusing personal experience and raw emotions into his lyrics.

[New Era] His biggest wish was to ensure Namibian radios and televisions play at least 50% local music, and for corporates to sponsor one artist for a year as part of their corporate social responsibility.

[New Era] Three local musicians are joining forces with the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) to help raise money in support of children fighting cancer.

[This Day] Over 10 years ago, US-based musician Siji Awoyinka teamed up with his friend Ade Bantu to make a documentary. Having been introduced to Nigerian sounds while in the United States by his father, Awoyinka was inspired to pay tribute to them.

[Daily Maverick] Now is indeed a crucial time to review the state of our democracy, because the choices our governments make in the next decade, particularly in mitigating climate change, will determine the future of humanity. John Lennon's 'Imagine', which celebrated its 50th anniversary last week, should help us reset our compasses - if we are prepared to listen.

[Africa Check] A black and white photo posted on Facebook shows a group of people standing around and staring intently at a large wooden box.

[Premium Times] The union urged the Visitor to take the reset process in the university to a logical conclusion by constituting the Visitation Panel promised in May

[Reporter] The Addis Ababa Education and Training Quality Professional Competence and Assessment Assurance Authority announced that it revoked the license and recognition of eight Kindergarten (KG) and three primary private schools for allegedly performing below the expected standard.

[This Day] Gombe -- The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said Nigeria has recorded no fewer than 20 attacks on schools with the abduction of 1,436 children this year alone.

[The Herald] As part of implementing Vision 2030 anchored on the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1), the Government has started the construction of 3 000 schools around the country with President Mnangagwa expressing satisfaction at the pace infrastructure development is taking place in the country.

[The Point] The Administration of the University of The Gambia has filed an application before the High Court challenging the legality of the sit-down strike by the Staff and Faculty Association (UTGSFA).

[The Point] The vice chancellor of the University of The Gambia (UTG), Prof. Faqir Muhammad Anjum, has on Tuesday 14 September 2021 been asked to go on a "Home Leave" by the Governing Council - a body responsible for supervising and regulating the management of the university.

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- National carrier Tunisair announced on Friday the resumption of its flights from Tunis Carthage airport to Tripoli-Mitiga and Benghazi airports in Libya starting September 23, 2021. The carrier recalled the obligation for passengers to comply with the agreed upon health protocol.

[ANGOP] Luanda -- TAAG - Linhas Aéreas de Angola (Angolan airways), presented a new commercial plan for international flights in three phases, effective from September 21 this year, to nine destinations, between Africa, America and Europe.

[Observer] On Thursday, September 9, the Liberia Tourism Working Group (TWG) held its third working session ahead of an unusually expected busy tourism season for Liberia. The day-long hybrid meeting discussed plans for upcoming events like the World Tourism Day, Liberia Tourism Brand and Marketing Launch, a December planned Liberia Cultural Festival amongst other topics.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) Thursday kicked off the second phase of a program that seeks to revive the hospitality sector through the provision of Covid-19 safety equipment, merchandise, and training.

[Nation] Some flights were on Friday morning diverted from JKIA to Mombasa International Airport due to bad weather in Nairobi.

[Premium Times] "India has been removed from the list of flagged countries in view of the improved situation in that country..."

Hogir Hirori's award-winning documentary portrays the struggles of activists determined to save Yazidi girls and women who were captured by the "Islamic State."

With the protective barriers removed from around the famous arch, people can get up close to the transformed war memorial.

The leading television awards are due to be announced this weekend at a grand ceremony in Los Angeles. The big question is: how diverse will the slate of winners be?

Twiggy was one of the most successful print models of the ‘60s. Supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, and Cindy Crawford dominated the ‘90s. And today, social media influencers are also celebrated as stars.

In 1996, US musician Ry Cooder got Cuba's old musicians together for the legendary album "Buena Vista Social Club." 25 years later, the album is getting a revamp.

The election campaign is entering the final phase — and culture is again playing a leading role. Artists are crusading for their parties, including "Ärzte" drummer Bela B.

[Ghanaian Times] The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the eight teams that will participate in the inaugural TotalEnergies CAF Women's Champions League competition in Egypt in November 2021.

[Ghanaian Times] The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the eight teams that will participate in the inaugural TotalEnergies CAF Women's Champions League competition in Egypt in November 2021.

[Daily Trust] Rashida Hussaini, a 25-year-old woman, suspected to be supplying fuel to bandits in the forest, has been arrested in Katsina State.

[This Day] Abuja -- Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said there is need to pave the path for a more equal, safer and inclusive Nigeria where women can optimally and effectively contribute their own quota to leadership at every level.

[Parliament of South Africa] The Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities has learnt with shock and sadness of the sudden passing of Deputy Minister for Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize.

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -- The Benenise woman, Fati Bariba, whose incestuous relationship with one of her sons, Adamu, produced three children, has pleaded for forgiveness, attributing her action to psychological problem.

Authorities have devised new ways to verify whether the PCR tests are real or not, but experts are skeptical. Police have discovered numerous rings and scammers providing the forged certificates.

Learning a third language such as German, Japanese or Mandarin seems to have gone out of fashion. Some students are turning to non-traditional alternatives such as Arabic, computer programming or coding, to succeed.

Hogir Hirori's award-winning documentary portrays the struggles of activists determined to save Yazidi girls and women who were captured by the "Islamic State."

At least two people have been killed and 20 others have been wounded in separate explosions in eastern Afghanistan. Witnesses have said the explosions targeted Taliban vehicles.

With the protective barriers removed from around the famous arch, people can get up close to the transformed war memorial.

Another climate activist on hunger strike in Berlin has been taken to the hospital after fainting. Six activists calling themselves "the last generation" have not eaten since the end of August.

[The Conversation Africa] The resurgence of power-seeking militaries in west Africa poses a serious threat to the hard-earned democratic progress made in the region since the early 1990s. The recent military coup in Guinea was the third in the region in a year.

[MAP] Rabat -- The national council of the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) approved, Friday, the offer of participation in the next government, presented by the head of government-designate, as part of its consultations for the formation of his cabinet.

[Premium Times] The PDP chieftain described pensioners involved in the petition against Mr Kwankwaso to the EFCC as ingrates

[] Thousands of eligible voters are from 8am today expected to register with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to vote in the Local Government Elections, taking place in November.

[RFI] Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who ruled Algeria for two decades before resigning in 2019 amid mass protests, died on Friday.

[East African] Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu last week confirmed her political ambitions, saying she intends to run for office in 2025 - to become the country's first elected female president were she to win.

[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Angolan government and the World Bank (WB) signed this Thursday in Luanda, a financing agreement valued at US$150 million, to facilitate the purchase of vaccines, as part of the covid-19 prevention process.

[The Herald] Doctors need to be united, ethical and professional at all times in their discharge of critical service, Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Constantino Chiwenga said last night during a virtual address to the annual Zimbabwe Medical Association Scientific Committee Congress.

[The Herald] FOR almost 10 years, a vast tract of arable land, which forms Bubi-Lupane Irrigation Scheme in Lupane, Matabeleland North Province, has been lying idle despite its huge potential to improve the locals' livelihoods.

[The Herald] One of Hwange Thermal Power Station's two largest boiler-turbine-generator units went back on the grid on Monday giving Zesa an extra 150MW and Zimbabweans can expect the ongoing load shedding to ease.

[The Conversation Africa] It's four years since João Lourenço was sworn in as Angola's third president. He succeeded former president José Eduardo dos Santos, who had governed the southern African nation for 38 years.

[ANGOP] Menongue -- The Minister of State for Social Affairs, Carolina Cerqueira, Friday launched the Akz 1.5 billion project for rehabilitation and expansion of water distribution system in Menongue, capital of Cuando Cubango.

Following decisive wins over RB Leipzig and Barcelona, Bayern Munich's class was again on display against Bochum. Robert Lewandowski toppled another Gerd Müller record and Leroy Sane rewarded Julian Nagelsmann's faith.

Germany dominated Bulgaria to open their World Cup qualifying campaign. Despite the big win, the focus remains on making improvements headed into the summer's European Championships in England.

RB Leipzig followed up heavy losses to Bayern Munich and Manchester City with an unfulfilling draw against Cologne. Off to their worst start since their 2016 promotion, new coach Jesse Marsch has much to sort out.

[New Zimbabwe] THE Warriors have paid a heavy price for their poor start in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers after dropping five places on the latest Fifa World Rankings released by the world football governing body on Thursday.

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE women's cricket team coach, Adam Chifo, has saluted Precious Marange for her player-of-the-match knock which secured the Lady Chevrons a place in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier final tomorrow.

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles Football Federation has confirmed that the 2021/22 league season will start on November 20 after a revision of COVID-19 restrictions which allow for competitive team sports to take place without spectators.

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles kicked off the Clean Up the World campaign on Friday with a dive-clean held in the Ste Anne marine park.

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Tunisia is among the countries with low climate risks for children. It is ranked 121 out of 163 countries in terms of the Children's Climate Risk Index (CCRI) released in August 2021 by UNICEF as part of the report The Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis.

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- As of September 16, 2021, the water reserves of Tunisian dams has fallen to 722.8 million cubic meters, which has contributed to the decline in the filling rate of these facilities to 30.9%, according to data published on the site "Agri Data".

[GroundUp] State must provide court with reports every six months with details of steps taken to eradicate pit toilets

[WHO-AFRO] Most people do not know what happens to their excreta when they flush the toilet or passed it out into the environment. But, for some houses in Niger state municipal, the sewages are broken down or blocked leading to improper disposal of untreated human waste into the environment.

[Shabelle] Salaam Somali Bank which is a privately owned bank continues to contribute to Somalia's economic growth by providing free microfinance funds to develop small businesses.

[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.

[The Herald] The Centre for Education, Innovation, Research and Development Act, which seeks to create a technology hub to harness and coordinate research and innovation in universities and colleges to drive Zimbabwe's modernisation and industrialisation in public and private sectors, has been signed into law by President Mnangagwa after passing through Parliament.

[Premium Times] Governor Ugwuanyi's administration reiterates support for the agency's noble objectives.

[This Day] The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has expressed gratitude to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the federal government for selecting Enugu State Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Office to serve as the accelerator/innovation hub for the south-east states.

[This Day] Sustainability is needed to drive innovation, says a professor of Strategic Management and the Dean at Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Prof. Chris Ogbechie.

[Citizen] Tanzania is one of the African countries that would benefit greatly from the China- Africa Partnership Plan on Digital Innovation - but only if and when the plan is implemented as finally agreed to by both parties.

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