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Africa: Covid-19 Pandemic Sparked Year of Rights Crises

Africa: Covid-19 Pandemic Sparked Year of Rights Crises
Government policies and actions in the year since Covid-19 was declared a pandemic have precipitated human rights crises around the globe. The pandemic and abusive government approaches have especially harmed the world’s most marginalized people. Governments should have the moral courage and political will...

Africa: Who Director-General’s Opening Remarks At Financing Covid-19 Vaccines for Africa – a Whole-of-Africa Approach to Addressing Vaccine Access, Delivery and Uptake – 4 March 2021

Africa: Who Director-General's Opening Remarks At Financing Covid-19 Vaccines for Africa - a Whole-of-Africa Approach to Addressing Vaccine Access, Delivery and Uptake - 4 March 2021
Excellencies, distinguished guests, dear colleagues and friends, Good afternoon to all of you, and thank you so much for the opportunity of speaking to you today. When COVID-19 first emerged more than a year ago, we were all deeply concerned about its potential impact in...

Africa: Who Director-General’s Opening Remarks At the Media Briefing On Covid-19 – 5 March 2021

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
This was a landmark week for COVAX. In total, COVAX has delivered more than 20 million doses of vaccine to 20 countries. In the next week, COVAX will deliver 14.4 million doses to a further 31 countries. The volume of doses being distributed through COVAX...

Africa: Post-Covid-19 – a Chance to Leapfrog Africa’s Development Through Digitalization

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
Africa recorded remarkable economic growth in the first 15 years of the 21st century, largely because of positive trends in the export of primary commodities, among other factors. However, this narrative of "Africa Rising" was skewed from the onset, as it focused mostly on...

Africa: Online Scammers Rake in Millions From Sale of Covid-19 ‘Vaccines’

Africa: Online Scammers Rake in Millions From Sale of Covid-19 'Vaccines'
As countries around the world prepare to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine, scammers are making up to Sh60 million by selling the 'doses' on the black market. And Interpol also announced today that South African authorities had seized hundreds of fake Covid-19 vaccines following a...

Africa ‘Not On Track to Reach 2030 HIV/Aids Targets’

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
Nairobi — The likelihood of African countries reaching HIV testing and condom use targets by 2030 is only 12.1 per cent and 28.5 per cent respectively, making the need for more testing and treatment a priority, a modelling study suggests. The Joint United Nations Programme...

Africa: Who Director-General’s Opening Remarks At the Media Briefing On Covid-19 – 1 March 2021

Africa: Who Director-General's Opening Remarks At the Media Briefing On Covid-19 - 1 March 2021
Today, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire started vaccinating health workers against COVID-19, becoming the first countries to begin vaccination campaigns with doses supplied through COVAX. A further 11 million doses will be delivered this week. Between now and the end of May, 237 million doses of...

Africa’s Youth Finds its Power in Transforming Food Systems

Africa's Youth Finds its Power in Transforming Food Systems
With  one in every five   young people today coming from Africa, it has become increasingly hard to ignore us. In fact, many of the world's powerful now recognise the enormous potential...

Africa: Hundreds of Prominent US Civil Society Organizations Call on Pres. Biden to Stop Blocking COVID-19 WTO Waiver to Boost Vaccines, Treatments Worldwide

Africa: Hundreds of Prominent US Civil Society Organizations Call on Pres. Biden to Stop Blocking COVID-19 WTO Waiver to Boost Vaccines, Treatments Worldwide
Washington, DC — MSF, Oxfam, Partners In Health, Human Rights Watch, Public Citizen, MoveOn, Indivisible, Unions, Faith Groups, Citizens Trade Campaign, Health GAP, and More Urge U.S. Support for Waiver at March 1-2 WTO General Council Today, U.S. consumer, faith, health, labor, human rights, development...