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Ghana’s Ex-President Mahama selects First Female running mate

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Dramani Mahama, has selected Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate for the 2020 presidential elections. The National Communication Officer of the NDC, Mr Sammy Gyamfi announced that Prof Opoku-Agyeman had been selected as running mate for the NDC ticket after a meeting between the flagbearer and the National Executive Committee (NEC) at the NDC Headquarters on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Accra. He told pressmen that…

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UN releases $100 million to fight hunger in 6 African countries and Yemen

The UN has allocated $100 million to fight hunger in Africa and the Middle East as the spillover effects of the war in Ukraine threaten to push millions even closer to famine. The contribution from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), announced on Thursday, will go towards relief projects in six African countries and Yemen. The money will enable UN agencies and their partners to provide critical support, including food, cash, nutritional help, medical services, shelter, and clean water….

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APPIATSE TOWNSHIP RECEIVES DONATION FROM WAIMM

The West African Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (WAIMM) has donated an amount of GH 90,000 Ghana cedi (which is the equivalent US$13,250.00) to the fund Committee set up for the reconstruction of the Appiatse Township near Bogoso in the Western Region. This follows an explosive disaster incident that occurred on 20th January 2022 killing at least 13 people when a truck carrying explosives to a gold mine crashed with a motorcycle in the Township. Presenting the cheque…

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International Women’s Day 2022

Message of WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti On 8 March every year, the world marks International Women’s Day. It is an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women globally, and to take stock of our progress towards gender equity, and of the challenges that still lie ahead. This year’s theme, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, celebrates the achievements of women and girls who are leading efforts on climate change adaptation, mitigation and response to…

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Why formal employment is not a guaranteed path to social equality

House painter Emanuel Chisiya and other jobseekers wait for casual jobs work offers on the side of a road in Cape Town. EPA-EFE/Nic Bothma The theme of this year’s World Day of Social Justice is “Achieving Social Justice through Formal Employment”. Gaining access to formal employment can greatly reduce poverty. As it is, more than 60% of the working population in the world – 2 billion people globally – eke out a living in the informal economy. In theory, formal…

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International Mother Language Day

IMLD 2022 aims to contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 by recognizing the role of teachers in promoting multilingual teaching and learning through technology. A recent UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank and OECD survey on national education responses to COVID-19 school closures of 143 countries showed that only 58 percent of low-income countries provided remote learning through online platforms for at least one education level. Most of these countries reported using broadcast media such as television (83%) and radio…

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Rural Africans ignored in deals between EU, African Union, Letter says

More than 100 faith-based and nongovernmental organizations from 22 African countries, as well as partners like CIDSE, said the European Union-African Union partnership failed to improve the lives of rural Africans and needs to put “the dignity and well-being of Africans at the center of policymaking.” The joint declaration issued Feb. 16, the day before a two-day summit between the European Union and African Union, said “this partnership and similar ones with other world regions have shown themselves to…

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How Youth in Agribusiness are reversing migration in Uganda

Diana and Sumaiya from Rakai, Kyotera District, Uganda (PHOTO:TAAT/Omodolapo Ogunsola) Youth migration from rural to urban areas is often attributed to a lack of employment in the rural areas. Statistically, more youth crowd up the urban areas searching for greener pastures, whereas those who stay back may find opportunities for income and livelihood in excess. Migration is particularly a recurring theme among rural youth. Agriculture and rural development remain crucial to the rate of rural out-migration to urban areas….

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World Radio Day: South Africans urged to continue supporting radio

Deputy Minister in the Presidency Thembi Siweya has urged South Africans to continue supporting radio as it remains one of the powerful media platforms. The world commemorates World Radio Day on Sunday, under the theme ‘Trust and Radio’. Siweya has acknowledged the role of the medium in attaining freedom. “We celebrate this day, we want to call on everybody to continue to utilise the platform, to continue to support various media stations to ensure that we attain and maintain…

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Investment in Radio-Key to Africa’s Connectivity

In a continent that grapples with limited ICT infrastructure and access to internet and digital technologies, radio remains the leading communication medium in Africa with the highest audience and the widest geographical coverage catering to roughly 800 million Africans that remain offline as outlined in a 2021 report by the International Telecommunication Union. While modern technologies that compliment radio broadcast such as internet have been received with skepticism, radio, has over the years, predominantly emerged as a trusted and…

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Mozambique and Blue Forest to Employ Satellite Technology for Mangrove Project

Mozambique’s Mangrove forests around the Zambezi delta Mozambique’s Ministry of Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries (MIMAIP) in partnership with Blue Forest, a UAE-based mangrove reforestation specialist has launched the largest mangrove reforestation project in Africa. The project will be implemented in the biodiversity-sensitive provinces of Sofala and Zambezia. Furthermore, it will spread across 185,000 hectares of mangrove forests. The project will plant between 50-100 million trees as part of this long-term partnership. Furthermore, it will offset approximately 200,000 tons…

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