Africa: Ethiopian Coffee Brands Launch on China’s Largest e-Commerce Platform, Alibaba Group, in a Joint Effort with ECA and the Ethiopian Government
by UNECA on January 24, 2022 at 3:19 pm
[UNECA] Addis Ababa, 21 January 2022 (ECA) – Imagine using one second to sell more than 11,200 bags of Ethiopian coffee. That is what happened on January 19, 2022, during the Ethiopian Coffee Brands Launch on China’s Largest E-Commerce Platform, Alibaba (Tmall Global), in a joint effort with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Ethiopian Government.
Africa: From Algeria to Zimbabwe – How Africa’s Autocratic Elites Cycle in and Out of Power
by The Conversation Africa on January 24, 2022 at 3:06 pm
[The Conversation Africa] In 2021, coups d’état ousted four heads of state in sub-Saharan Africa. Army interventions in Chad, Mali, Guinea and Sudan halted a years-long decline in military takeovers. Some heralded this as the comeback of the army in African politics.
Africa: Why the Right to Education Remains a Challenge in Africa
by DW on January 24, 2022 at 3:05 pm
[DW] Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of education exclusion globally, according to the UN. Nearly 60% of youth aged 15 to 17 are not in school. Activists on the continent are now fighting to change that.
Africa: Covid – 19 Scale of Education Loss ‘Nearly Insurmountable’, Warns Unicef
by Unicef on January 24, 2022 at 11:23 am
[Unicef] New York — Media factsheet
Africa: World Bank Comes to South Africa’s Rescue With a U.S.$750 Million Loan for Covid-19 Response
by Daily Maverick on January 24, 2022 at 8:44 am
[Daily Maverick] The financial lifeline from the World Bank will be used to accelerate SA’s Covid-19 response, which is aimed at protecting the poor and vulnerable from the adverse socioeconomic impacts of the pandemic.
Africa: Over 236,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent
by allAfrica on January 24, 2022 at 7:55 am
[allAfrica] Harare — As of January 24, 2022, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 10,580,634 while over 205,275,858 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.
Africa: Countries Do Not Expect to Achieve 2030 Global Education Targets
by UNESCO on January 24, 2022 at 7:55 am
[UNESCO] Paris, January 24, 2022 — World Education Day: A new report released today by UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics and the Global Education Monitoring Report finds that, according to their own benchmarks, countries will not achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030.This is a wakeup call for the world’s leaders as millions of children will continue to miss out on school and high-qual
Africa: Zimbabwe On Verge of Becoming Marijuana Research Hub for Southern Africa
by The Herald on January 24, 2022 at 7:23 am
[The Herald] MBANJE, marijuana, cannabis or hemp, is one plant that has accounted for many people in Zimbabwe’s prisons.
Africa: As Millions Fall Behind, How Can We Bridge the Growing Education Gap?
by UN News on January 24, 2022 at 5:44 am
[UN News] The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on education, laying bare a crisis that was already causing widespread concern well before the spread of the virus. Robert Jenkins, the Director of Education at the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, is calling for a transformation in learning, amid warnings that the current system is failing millions of people.
Africa: UN Chief Calls for Action to Put Out ‘5-Alarm Global Fire’
by UN News on January 24, 2022 at 5:37 am
[UN News] At a time when “the only certainty is more uncertainty”, countries must unite to forge a new, more hopeful and equal path, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the General Assembly on Friday, laying out his priorities for 2022.
Africa: Africa Cup of Nations – Five Things We Learned On Day 15
by RFI on January 24, 2022 at 5:23 am
[RFI] Knockout stage football? A funny old game of up 120 minutes and penalty shoot-outs? No. It’s a battlefield and the Tunisians won. And they didn’t even need to play their man Hannibal.