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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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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[The Point] The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS), the main First Aid provider in The Gambia last Friday in collaboration with the United Nations Volunteers distributed First Aid boxes to 11 flood affected families currently hosted at the Friendship Hostel in Bakau. The presentation ceremony was held at the Friendship Hostel.

[MSF] Abuja -- As the malnutrition crisis in northwest Nigeria continues at catastrophic levels, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for the humanitarian community to respond to the emergency needs of people in the region, and for northwest Nigeria to be included in the UN's humanitarian response plan, enabling a broader and more sustained response.

[UCT] Ground-breaking research into accessing safe abortion services in South Africa has revealed that telemedicine abortion is safe and effective, and a viable alternative to the conventional medical procedure, especially for women in under-resourced settings.

[Ghanaian Times] "MIAA THE BREAST," which will ride on the back of "Breast Cancer Month" in October, would offer training to men on how to screen the breast to detect cancer lumps, address myths and misconceptions around the disease, and rally them to join advocacy on breast cancer to reduce the surge in the country.

[Ghanaian Times] Treatment for some cancer patients at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) has been halted for over a week, following the breakdown of one of the radiotherapy machines of the hospital.

[Nigeria Health Watch] Shawn Baker, Chief Nutritionist for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was in Nigeria in September, and in an interview with Nigeria Health Watch, he shared his insights on Nigeria's progress in ending malnutrition and offered key recommendations to bridge persistent gaps.

[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

[New Republic] -As Schools Are Increasing Fees Without Any Good Learning Environment And Materials.

[Leadership] Acting chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Ebonyi State University chapter, Dr Ikechukwu Igwenyiyesterday accused the current administration of strangulating the education sector in the country.

[SAnews.gov.za] Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has sent a stern warning to people who continue to defraud the National Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

[Daily Trust] The Founder and CEO of Education.org, Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, has disclosed that over 900 new non-formal education centers have been opened in North Eastern Nigeria to fast-track the delivery of education to children afflicted by the Boko Haram insurgency.

[Daily Trust] Executive Secretary of National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education, Prof. Simon Ibor Akpama, has disclosed that the extant statistics of 2022 based on estimations captured Nigeria's non-literate population to be about 31 per cent of the total estimated population of non-literate Nigerians, adding that this shows a significant reduction from the previous statistics of 38 per cent non-literate Nigerians in 2015.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Form Four students across Kenya have begun selecting the courses they wish to pursue in universities and colleges next year under government sponsorship.

[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.

[Egypt Online] On September 27, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities will open all museums and archaeological sites to visitors free-of-charge, in all governorates nationwide.

[Shabelle] The Minister of Transport and Aviation of the Federal Government of Somalia, Fardowsa Osman Igal, who is in Montreal, Canada, where the meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is taking place, had a special meeting with her Malaysian counterpart, Dr Wee Ka Siong.

[New Times] East African Community (EAC) partner states are urged to work together through various initiatives such as joint tourism promotion, standardisation of tourism services and management of tourism resources so as to realise the full potential of the sector in the region.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- As Kenya and countries across the globe mark World Tourism Day on September 27, 2022, Capital Business caught up with an expert in the hospitality industry to find out the status of the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) in Kenya.

After 11 years of renovation, Belgium's Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp has reinvented itself. It shows how art can be viewed in unexpected ways.

Kenneth Branagh plays UK leader Boris Johnson in Michael Winterbottom's six-part TV series. Despite all the backroom political drama, the result is "oddly superficial," Scott Roxborough writes.

The Grammy-winning artist became known in the 1990s for hits like "Gangsta's Paradise."

The key to ancient Egypt: 200 years ago, the Rosetta Stone helped solve the riddle of hieroglyphs. Coincidence played the main role in the archaeological thriller.

A new film about the Hollywood icon shows how Marilyn Monroe was ahead of her time politically. It also highlights the personal tragedies that drove her to an early grave. "Blonde" premieres on Netflix on September 28.

As protests continue in Iran following the murder of a young woman by the "morality" police, Iranian dissident artist Parastou Forouhar is full of anger but has some optimism.

[Premium Times] The organisers of NES 2022 said the theme is chosen to reflect Nigeria's current macroeconomic and fiscal challenges.

[Ghanaian Times] Personal Assistant of the National Chief Imam, Dr Abubakar Mohammed Marzuq Azindoo, has indicated that child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are un-Islamic and must be condemned at all levels.

[The Conversation Africa] Unintended pregnancy is common among women of reproductive age in Nigeria and a substantial number end in abortion. Annually between 2015 and 2019, almost three million pregnancies were unintended. Forty eight per cent ended in abortion.

[Vanguard] About 22 Civil Society Organisations, CSO, and the Women's Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative, WRAPA, have decried money politics in Nigeria and have demanded gender-friendly manifestos.

[IPS] Nairobi -- A two-year-old child cries hysterically as his mother attends to customers standing in front of her stall to buy vegetables on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The mother, 25-year-old Esther, who refuses to give her surname for fear her husband will know that she has spoken to strangers about family issues, sells spinach, onion, tomato, garlic, and green pepper at a street corner to supplement her husband's "meager" construction wage. It has been four years since she started the business, and s

[The Point] Karamba Fatajo, the public health officer at Lower River Region has said female players, coaches, and league personnel have worked to protect each other by getting vaccinated against COVID-19 pandemic.

US President Joe Biden has declared the pandemic to be "over," but hundreds still die in the US daily. Patient advocates and researchers warn that public health and the economy are still at risk.

After 11 years of renovation, Belgium's Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp has reinvented itself. It shows how art can be viewed in unexpected ways.

The EU has said leaks in pipelines carrying gas from Russia to Europe were likely caused by "unacceptable" sabotage. The damage has stoked tensions amid an energy standoff with Russia provoked by its invasion of Ukraine.

Germany's environment minister has backed a decision to extend the lifespans of two nuclear plants amid an energy crisis. But the Green politician said Germany's phaseout of nuclear power was delayed, not shelved.

It's no secret that some bits of science are sexist. Women have long been underrepresented in medical research, ranging from cancer trials to diabetes studies. And neuroscience is no exception.

Questions were asked after PSG and France star Kylian Mbappe laughed at the idea of not flying to an away game. How do clubs travel to away games and what are their reasons for picking a plane over a bus?

[SAnews.gov.za] The National Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) 2023 application cycle has opened.

[Premium Times] Injustice such as human rights abuses and disrespect for court orders characterise Mr Buhari's seven years as Nigeria's president.

[Ghanaian Times] A former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Chairman for the then Weija Constituency, Dan Sackey, has admonished members and supporters of the party not to attack aspirants and their supporters in the course of supporting another aspirant ahead of the party's upcoming internal elections.

[Daily Trust] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said 2023 elections may make or mar Nigeria.

[Premium Times] "Atiku Abubakar is a political driver who not only has the experience to drive a car but also knows the rules on how to rescue Nigeria," Mr Sambo said.

[Vanguard] A former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has warned that the 2023 general election may make or break the country if "we do not watch it."

US President Joe Biden has declared the pandemic to be "over," but hundreds still die in the US daily. Patient advocates and researchers warn that public health and the economy are still at risk.

[allAfrica] Cape Town --  

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Residents in the Free State's mining town of Jagersfontein were left scrambling on September 27, following what they thought was another dam wall collapse, which was initially blamed on heavy rains in the area.

[The Exchange] The chosen bidder for shares in the new Nigerian airline, Nigeria Air is a consortium led by Ethiopian Airlines, the nation's aviation minister, announced Friday, 23 September 2022.

[ISS] While there are legitimate political and economic headwinds, there are also reasons for optimism.

[Nile Post] Traders under the Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) have petitioned the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, on the high costs of doing business and prayed that government stops selective giving of tax waivers.

Questions were asked after PSG and France star Kylian Mbappe laughed at the idea of not flying to an away game. How do clubs travel to away games and what are their reasons for picking a plane over a bus?

[The Point] Brikama Sports Committee (BSC) over the weekend presented prizes to the 2021-2022 League winners and runners-up at a ceremony held at the Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium.

[Egypt Online] Egypt national team made a 3-0 win over Liberia in a friendly match in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) under the newly-appointed coach Rui Vitoria.

[Premium Times] Moffi excelled as Coach Peseiro found out more about his players as they prepare for the 2023 AFCON

[Daily News] Young Africans have officially unveiled Ally Kamwe as Head of Communications and Priva Abiud 'Privadinho' as Digital Manager with immediate effect.

[Premium Times] ICC General Manager reveals his delight at the level of facilities Nigeria has put in place for Africa qualifiers

[Shabait] Our guest today is Mr. James Wakiaga. He is the UNDP Resident Representative in Eritrea and we will be talking about the human development report of 2021 and 2022. This report is a follow-up from last year which was aired on Eri-Tv and covered on Eritrea Profile Newspaper.

[Independent (Kampala)] Eng. Ahmed Ssentumbwe and Emmanuel Dennis write that Government of Uganda partner Evidence Action will expand its safe water program to reach 4.4 million people in the Eastern region

[New Dawn] The Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority has concluded a three-day capacity-building workshop for its staff and employees.

[The Point] Karamo Njie, the United Democratic Party's (UDP) North Bank Region (NBR) public relations officer has said tribalism is serving as an impediment to Gambia's development strides.

[The Point] Hon. Alagie B. Ceesay, the National Assembly Member (NAM) for Sabach Sanjal Constituency has suggested that allowances for civil servants be increased, citing that the 30% salary increment did not favour the low income earners.

[Ghanaian Times] The Global 28 Credentials of Entrepreneur (28COE) summit has been launched in Accra.

[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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