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HOW TO REDUCE THE HUMAN TOLL OF CLIMATE CRISES IN AFRICA

EARLY INTERVENTION THROUGH INSURANCE CAN ACHIEVE FOUR TIMES THE IMPACT OF POST-DISASTER AID By Amadou Diallo, Regional Disaster Risk Financing Coordinator, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing at Start Network DAKAR, Senegal, 27 October 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- According to research and evidence…

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UN chief condemns ‘ongoing military coup’ in Sudan

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres on Monday condemned the “ongoing military coup” in Sudan, saying Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and all other officials, “must be released immediately.” In a statement, he called for the “immediate reconstitution” of the Government, which is due to guide Sudan through to democratic elections. NEW…

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Music Has A New Home In The Ayoba Superapp

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 21 October 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Ayoba, the African super app, has announced the launch of a new focus on music in its application. The new Music homepage in ayoba offers a far superior design with enhanced player, and…

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Vodafone connects its customers with Thales’ Eco-SIM card

Thales to supply Vodafone Group with eco-designed SIM cards made from recycled refrigerators. Millions of subscribers in Europe and Africa set to benefit from eco-responsible innovation. PARIS, France, 21 October 2021,-/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Thales to supply Vodafone Group with Eco-SIM; a…

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African Parliamentarians unpack Africa’s Sanitation problem

By Laetitia Badolo OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, 19 October 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-  Access to water and sanitation remains a luxury for most people in Africa. African parliamentarians are ensuring that this luxury effectively became what it really is, a basic human right. The…

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Food Hero: Cameroon’s shrimp entrepreneur

A Cameroonian woman who set up her own smoked shrimp business, has been recognized by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) for her contribution towards unlocking the potential of selling shellfish locally and abroad. NEW YORK, USA, October 15,…

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Africa Network for Walking and Cycling Annual Forum

NEW YORK, USA, October 12, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The Africa Network for Walking and Cycling was launched in October 2020 and brings together 50 organisations with a common goal: to make the life of people who walk and cycle in Africa countries safer, healthier…

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Jojobaby entices fans with ‘Obsession’

LAGOS, Nigeria, 9 october 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Christian Joshua Daberechi, aka Jojobaby, has released his much-anticipated Extended Play album titled, ‘Obsession’. Songs on the seven-track album are Obsession (produced, mixed and mastered by Napji), Lonely (produced by Loopy Beatz, mixed…

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Technology initiative aims to bridge Africa’s digital divide

   ·       Seventh edition of digital literacy program to reach all 54 African countries·       New mobile app and coding challenge to kickstart youth innovation·       Virtual teacher training model to help scale online learning across the continent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 6, 2021 -/African Media…

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UN chief condemns attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

The UN Secretary-General has condemned an attack against peacekeepers in Mali on Saturday which left one Egyptian ‘blue helmet’ dead, and four others seriously injured. NEW YORK, USA, October 04, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-António Guterres expressed his deep condolences to the family of…

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Africa: Rights Progress for Pregnant Students

Five More Sub-Saharan Countries Act to Protect Girls’ Education; Barriers Remain NAIROBI, Kenya, September 30, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- African countries have taken important steps in recent years to protect the right to education of pregnant students and adolescent mothers,…

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Andela Announces $200M Investment Led by SoftBank

The Series E financing values the global engineering network at $1.5 billion LAGOS, Nigeria, 29 September 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Andela, the global network for remote engineering talent, today announced $200 million in Series E financing that values the company at $1.5…

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African Elected Officials Review African Sanitation Guidelines

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, 23 September 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- In a worrying resurgence of cholera coupled with COVID-19 pandemic, access to drinking water and decent sanitation in Africa is becoming a matter of life and death. These diseases have amplified  the need and…

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Angola Cables Launches Sales Partnership Programme

LUANDA, Angola, 23 September 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Angola Cables, a multinational provider of global connectivity solutions has launched a Sales Partnership Programme giving service providers and vendors the opportunity to market a range of products and services such as IP Transit,…

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Ghana teachers embrace digital learning

·    Switch to all-virtual model enables teachers from all 16 regions to take part in Train-the-Trainer sessions·    Survey reveals teachers wish to continue virtual model even after pandemic subsides·    AfriCanCode Challenge mobilises youth enthusiasm for digital skills ACCRA, Ghana, September 22, 2021 -/African…

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Bybit Launchpad Debuts With BIT Token Listing

SINGAPORE, 17 September 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, a popular platform for crypto lovers around the globe, has announced today its token launch site Bybit Launchpad. The first new token to feature on Bybit Launchpad will be $BIT. Introducing Bybit Launchpad Bybit…

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Meet Africa’s New Generation of Health Innovators

DAKAR, Senegal/GENEVA, Switzerland, 16 September 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) and Speak Up Africa, have announced Conrad Tankou, CEO, GIC Space (Cameroon); John Mwangi, CEO, Daktari Media (Kenya) and Imodoye Abioro, CEO, Healthbotics (Nigeria) as the winners of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award.…

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Only 2% of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Africa

More than 5.7 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but only 2% of them in Africa, said World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday.  NEW YORK, USA, September 15, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The UN agency is urging every country to vaccinate at least 40%…

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MEDIA ALERT/INVITATION

You are invited to the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award Ceremony09:30 GMT | 11:30 CEST | 12:30 EATThursday, 16th September 2021Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3r5bDb9 DAKAR, Senegal/GENEVA, Switzerland, 13 September 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Join the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award official ceremony to celebrate African Innovation…

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Protecting education, means ‘we protect the future’: UN chief

The global community needs to say with one voice that “attacks on schools must stop”, the UN chief urged a virtual event on Thursday commemorating the International Day to Protect Education from Attack.   NEW YORK, USA, September 10, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-“Schools must be places of learning, safety and peace”,…

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Meningitis outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo: WHO

A deadly outbreak of meningitis has been declared in a northeastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the World Health Organization (WHO) have been supporting health authorities to deploy an initial emergency response team.  NEW YORK, USA, September 09, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-More…

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‘Unprecedented funding gap’ for 7 million facing hunger in Ethiopia: WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is facing an unprecedented funding gap of $426 million for its operation in Ethiopia, as the UN agency ramps up delivery to meet the needs of up to 12 million people this year.  NEW YORK, USA, September 07, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-This month, WFP started delivering emergency assistance to…

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Guinea: Coup leaders must protect the rights of all population

Following yesterday’s military coup in Guinea, in which soldiers from the National Committee for Reconciliation and Development (CNRD) seized power and detained President Alpha Condé, Amnesty International’s West and Central Africa Director Samira Daoud said: LONDON, United Kingdom, September 06,…

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Texila scholarships renew hopes for deserving students

LUSAKA, Zambia, September 03, 2021, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The pandemic has left a mark in everyone’s lives, and the student community has seen one of the most massive disruptions, with educational institutions switching to online platforms to ensure continuity in…

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UN marks first International Day for People of African Descent

The UN on Tuesday celebrated the enormous contributions the African diaspora has made in every field of human endeavour, marking the first-ever International Day for People of African Descent.   NEW YORK, USA, 31 August 2021-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for a greater commitment to advance the…

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African countries commit to ending all forms of polio

Although the African Region was certified free of wild poliovirus one year ago, after four years without a case, outbreaks of a vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) is spreading throughout communities where too few children have received the polio vaccine, the World…

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Uganda: Harassment of Civil Society Groups

NEW YORK, USA, August 27, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-(Kampala) – Ugandan authorities on August 20, 2021, announced without prior notification that they had halted the activities of 54 civil society groups, including human rights and election monitoring organizations, Human Rights Watch said…

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Crypto Exchange Bybit Backs Esports Heavyweight Virtus.pro

·    Russia’s most decorated esports club teams up with the go-to platform for crypto lovers·    Bybit closes its fourth professional gaming sponsorship deal this summer MOSCOW, Russia, August 26, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, a crypto exchange growing in popularity and recognition, is…

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