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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[Shabait] Two patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Testing Station in the Central Region.

[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities are reopening most of the 34 health units wrecked by islamist terrorists in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, according to the director of the provincial health services, Anastacia Lidimba, cited in the Maputo daily "Noticias".

[Ghanaian Times] The public has been cautioned to be on the lookout for possible signs of the Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) following the confirmation of three cases in the country.

[New Times] Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) has on Monday, August 8, started administering the fourth jab of the Covid-19 vaccine in the country.

[Shabait] Fourteen patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Testing Station in the Central Region.

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The All Africa Leprosy and Rehabilitation Training Center (ALERT) Hospital has opened doors to a dedicated children's Operating Room with the support from global charities Smile Train and Kids Operating Room (KidsOR).

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Liberia's RNB, Afropop and Afrobeat artist, Lourell Andymark George alias Stunna has appeared as the second Liberian to be featured on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 1Xtra show with DJ Edu the Afroboss after releasing his new single, "Green light".

[Daily Maverick] Two music producers who worked on the global hit song, 'Jerusalema', are taking Master KG and his record label to court over alleged copyright infringement.

[Premium Times] By her nomination, Tems will be going against some of hip hop's heavyweights like Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Nicki Minaj.

[The Conversation Africa] Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu was born in 1991 in Port Harcourt, the largest city in Rivers State in Nigeria. He would become known as Burna Boy, a singer, songwriter and record producer who rose to stardom in 2012 after releasing Like to Party, the lead single from L.I.F.E., his debut studio album.

[Daily Trust] Nigerian music star Tems has been credited as one of the songwriters in the forthcoming album of American superstar, Beyonce.

[Premium Times] Legends never die, instead the new generations learn from them, as the steps they took will give them the proper guide for advancement."

[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assistance Government is seeking from the International Monetary Fund will not affect flagship pro-poor policies being implemented by Government.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday presided over the countrywide roll-out of the coding curriculum in primary and secondary schools.

[New Zimbabwe] Zhombe Primary School learners in Chief Gwesela's area have finally managed to get a school closer home after walking at least 30 kilometres daily in order to access the nearest institution.

[Ghanaian Times] Wa -- The European Union Resilience Against Climate Change (EU-REACH) project in the Upper West Region has supplied 9,000 tree seedlings of various species to 18 schools in six districts for planting and nurturing.

[New Times] The new ministerial instructions governing national examinations have changed some features regarding the grading system.

[GhanaToday] The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has described the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu as "a gift to the nation from God" who has contributed immensely to education and national development.

[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged full support for three major international events scheduled to hold in Nigeria in October and November this year, saying they are opportunities to showcase the nation's rich heritage in culture, arts, tourism and entertainment as well as advancements on media freedom.

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana has recorded over 400,000 international arrivals for the first half of this year, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, has said.

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has become a popular destination in the Middle East and Europe and the Emirates Airline is bringing passengers across the world to the island nation, said a top official of the airline.

[Ghanaian Times] The beaches of Accra yesterday recorded low patronage as revellers failed to troop there in their numbers to have fun and relax as usually done on public holidays.

[GhanaToday] The Department of Urban Roads says from August 5, 2022, it will alter traffic flow from the flowerpot roundabout (Spintex Road) to the motorway to allow for the construction of an overpass.

[Ghanaian Times] The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, has urged Ghanaian residents in the United States of America (USA) to champion the drive to increase international tourism to Ghana by promoting tourism attractions in Ghana.

A lot of travelers are looking for sexual adventures — and are willing to pay for them. But many tourist destinations shy away from addressing the issue.

Cologne's inaugural Shalom Music festival unites classical, jazz, club, folk and even medieval music under the banner of Jewish music. But does anything actually unite this radically diverse program?

The British-born Australian actor, singer and philanthropist died "peacefully" at the age of 73, according to a post on her social media account.

From "The Graduate" to "Tootsie," he has tackled diverse roles — and he's still at it as he now turns 85. A look back at this charismatic actor's impressive career.

[The Conversation Africa] Mapungubwe is a world heritage site and national park located on the border between South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. From about 1000 AD the settlement there developed into a major African state before being abandoned by the 1300s.

The Bayreuth Festival has long been regarded as an elitist classical music festival for the affluent set. That's about to change this year with free outdoor concerts.

[New Dawn] Geneva Switzerland - On May 30, 2020, Liberian Female leaders in the Diaspora officially launched a united front based in Europe to tackle various issues affecting women/girls in Liberia and abroad.

[FrontPageAfrica] Geneva -- On May 30, 2020, Liberian Female leaders in the Diaspora officially launched a united front based in Europe to tackle various issues affecting women/girls in Liberia and abroad.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Azimio La Umoja -- One Kenya Presidential candidate Raila Odinga says Canaan is in sight as he made his final call at the Nyayo Stadium ahead of Tuesday's general election.

[FrontPageAfrica] Yesterday, I had the distinct privilege of speaking at the collaborative event of both the Grand Gedeh Association in the Americas and the Grand Gedeh Women's Initiative "Turn Over Ceremony" in honor of Madam Cecilia Towah.

[New Dawn] Bong County Electoral District#6 Representative Mioma Briggs- Mensah has provided five million Liberian Dollars (LD5M) to empower several women groups in Frelela, Salala District, Bong County.

[Premium Times] Women won all 12 gold medals for Team Nigeria at the 22nd Commonwealth Games.

As wildfires again burn out of control in the US and southern Europe this summer, new strategies to prevent climate-fueled infernos include fighting fire with fire.

Germany is heavily exposed to the trade headwinds which have beset the global economy in recent years. The energy crisis is the latest, and there are fears it could fatally undermine German exporters.

Not many pilots climbing steadily up the ranks retire their wings in the name of environmental activism. But Todd Smith did just that at great expense. He spoke with DW about this life transition.

A highway in Berlin remains blocked as firefighters continue to tackle a blaze in in the city's Grunewald forest.

A lot of travelers are looking for sexual adventures — and are willing to pay for them. But many tourist destinations shy away from addressing the issue.

Industrial production tends to decrease when water levels on the Rhine River remain low, a challenge to German industry also dealing with heightened tensions around supply chains and other resources.

[Independent (Kampala)] Following a string of losses in recent parliamentary by-elections, the political opposition leaders Kizza Besigye and Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine have seen it fit for all change seeking Ugandans to unite.

[Independent (Kampala)] The August 9 election in Kenya could have pretty defining moments for the country as it elects a fifth president. Two opinion polls released one week to the election put former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in pole position ahead of his rival Deputy President William Ruto.

[Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on the people of Mamprugu in the North East Region to ensure effective collaboration with security agencies to combat activities of terrorists in the area.

[New Zimbabwe] Independent Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has teared into Minister of Local Government, July Moyo for plunging Harare into debilitating water shortages.

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe and Rwanda last week signed an agreement that will help expedite "two specific criminal cases" as Kigali seeks the extradition of individuals suspected of involvement in the country's 1994 genocide.

[New Zimbabwe] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has claimed his family, and that of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, have roots in Mzilikazi's kingdom of Matebeleland.

Germany is heavily exposed to the trade headwinds which have beset the global economy in recent years. The energy crisis is the latest, and there are fears it could fatally undermine German exporters.

[Vanguard] ELECTRICITY generation, weekend, rose by 7.6 per cent to 4,089 megawatts, MW, from 3,800MW, according to data obtained from Nigeria Electricity System Operator, an autonomous unit under the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The President and Chief of the OMEGA INSURANCE GROUP LIMITED. Mr. Gajay Ananaba has disclosed that following a series of meetings between his insurance company and the Financial Intelligent Unit (FIU), the FIU has addressed and clarified most of his company's (Omega) concerns with respect to its CTR and STR reporting obligation under the FIU Act of 2012 and its regulation.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Founder and CEO of the Liberian-owned non-for-profit Jomah B. Samuels Foundation (JBS Care Foundation), Mr. Jomah B. Samuels, has been named as one of several Africans to work with the U.S.-based Woods Services Foundation to recruit dozens of Liberians for jobs in the United States of America.

[SAnews.gov.za] The South African Police Service (SAPS) has deployed specialised units to the West Rand to flush out illegal miners said to be terrorising communities in the area.

[SAnews.gov.za] State power utility Eskom says despite suspending load shedding, the power generation system remains vulnerable to breaking down.

[ANGOP] Luanda -- The presidential candidate of the ruling MPLA, João Lourenço, on Sunday urged young people to practice sports with the aim to build a healthy country. He said that to journalists after having covered, in Luanda, 23 kilometres by bicycle in 50 minutes.

[New Dawn] The stage is set for the 2022 Liberia Marathon, which is the 5th edition in the West African country, the Liberia Marathon Trust announces.

[Namibian] CHRISTINE Mboma won Namibia's fourth bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Saturday night, while cyclist Vera Looser narrowly missed out on a fifth after coming fourth in the women's road race yesterday.

[Daily Trust] The 2022 edition of the Federation Cup has continued to produce shocking results as lowly rated Kogi United on Sunday knocked out their more illustrious opponents, Akwa United, in the Round of 16 match played in Enugu.

[New Times] APR football club have set sights on winning the league and Peace Cup next season after unveiling seven new players ahead of the 2022/23 national football league which kicks off on August 19.

[New Times] Bugesera Football Club and former Amavubi center-back Patrick Umwungeri has retired from playing football, a career in which he has spent more than 12 years.

[spotlight] The Nelson Mandela Bay metro in the Eastern Cape is in the grips of a severe drought after seven consecutive poor rainy seasons. Some of the metro's 48 clinics and three referral hospitals have had to close temporarily or shorten their operating hours.

[GroundUp] Approximately 600,000 SRD grant applicants hold tertiary qualifications

[FrontPageAfrica] Kinjor -- Several citizens and students in Kinjor, Grand Cape Mount County have extended their thanks and appreciation to Bea Mountain for the level of support and donations given to them.

[New Dawn] Proposes increase in sub-regional trade and structural transformation

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- One in five youth in Liberia are users of narcotic substances, and many more are at risk of use and addiction.

[Ghanaian Times] The Design and Technology Institute (DTI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to help train and equip young people with precision fabrication skills.

[UCT] Geomagnetic currents fundi and University of Cape Town's (UCT) National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) graduate Dr Michael Heyns has been announced as one of the esteemed 2022 Schmidt Science Fellows by philanthropists Eric and Wendy Schmidt.

[Africa Renewal] -- Says Ismail Badjie, Founder & CEO of Innovarx Global Health

[UCT] Shooting aerosols into the stratosphere to reduce solar radiation and to cool the earth's surface; mining a mineral-rich asteroid belt in space to sustain our technologies; living on the moon ... This is what the future could look like amid the effects of climate change and depleting resources. However, there are possible risks that can come from manipulating the stratosphere to deflect radiation, and tree-planting without planning.

[The Herald] Sifelani Tsiko -- Farirai Masocha, a 21-year-old University of Zimbabwe Computer Science student has come up with a livestock tracking application that can work as a digital defence to help prevent stock theft and alert farmers to the condition of animals.

[The Conversation Africa] This past June, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a probe into Tesla's autopilot software. Data gathered from 16 crashes raised concerns over the possibility that Tesla's AI may be programmed to quit when a crash is imminent. This way, the car's driver, not the manufacturer, would be legally liable at the moment of impact.

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