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COVID-19 vaccine shipments boost for Africa

After a near-halt of COVID-19 vaccine shipments in Africa, delivers have ramped up in recent months, the UN health agency said on Thursday.  NEW YORK, USA, July 30, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-According to the World Health Organization (WHO) nearly four million doses of coronavirus vaccines from…

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Connecting the dots to deliver true customer service

Customer service must evolve if companies want to deliver true value and radically change engagement JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 27 July 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Most companies have invested in some form of digital customer experience toolkit or technology solution to gain deeper…

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Sharp rise in Africa COVID-19 deaths, WHO reports

COVID-19 deaths in Africa have risen sharply in recent weeks, amid the fastest surge in cases the continent has seen so far in the pandemic, the regional office for the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.  NEW YORK, USA,…

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Crypto Derivatives Leader Bybit Enters Spot Trading

SINGAPORE, 15 July 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, hitherto the world’s largest derivatives-only cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its expansion into the crypto spot trading market.  Bybit Makes Audacious Stride Into Spotlight Bybit’s new spot trading platform opens to all on July 15 at 6AM…

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UN ready to promote ‘win-win solution’ for Blue Nile dam project

The United Nations stands ready to support Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan in efforts to resolve their decade-long disagreement over the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), senior officials told the Security Council on Thursday.  NEW YORK, USA, July 09, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-UN Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa,…

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Africa CDC, African Union, The Rockefeller Foundation, Clouds Media and the ‘One by One: Target COVID-19 Campaign Join Celebrity Influencers from DRC, Zambia and Uganda to launch Africa Covid Champions in DRC, Zambia and Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda, 7 July 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- In order to combat the spread of misinformation and to mitigate the deadly spread of COVID-19, the One by One: Target COVID-19 Campaign, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the African…

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Merck signs MoU with African Federation of Fertility Societies

Collaboration on training programs and disease awareness Generation of scientific evidence related to fertility across Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 6 July 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding…

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bird, Africa No Filter’s story agency, goes live

Nairobi and Johannesburg, 6 July 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Africa No Filter (ANF), the not-for-profit organisation focused on narrative change, has launched bird, Africa’s first, optimized-for-mobile, story agency designed to shift narratives about and within the continent.  Africa No Filter Executive Director,…

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Senegal: New Counterterror Laws Threaten Rights

Pass Amendments to Protect Peaceful Dissent NEW YORK, USA, July 06, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-  Senegal’s new counterterrorism laws could punish political speech and peaceful protest as “terrorist acts,” target union leaders, and dangerously expand police surveillance powers, Human Rights Watch…

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AMCOW lança Diretrizes de Política de Saneamento Africano

ABUJA, Nigéria, 24 de Junho de 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- A iniciativa do Conselho Africano de Ministros da Água (AMCOW), foram lançadas as Directrizes da Política de Saneamento Africano (ASPG). Estas diretrizes foram desenvolvidas em colaboração com os estados membros…

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Slow progress, stubborn cycles of violence, as South Sudan turns 10

South Sudan, the UN’s youngest Member State, is marking its tenth anniversary of independence amid languishing political progress and a range of humanitarian challenges, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative told Security Council members on Monday. NEW YORK, USA, June 23, 2021,-/African Media Agency…

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Qatar Airways to Operate Double-Daily flights to Lagos

Qatar Airways’ network will increase to 14 weekly flights to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, starting 1 JulyQatar Airways’ customers from Africa can enjoy new baggage allowances ranging from 46 Kg for Economy Class split over two pieces and 64 Kg…

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AMCOW launches the African Sanitation Policy Guidelines

ABUJA, Nigeria, 22 June, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) has led the African continent in launching the African Sanitation Policy Guidelines (ASPG), which  has been developed in consultation with Member States and other water and sanitation sector…

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Cloud as a tool to create certainty

By Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director for Central Africa at SAP NAIROBI, Kenya, 22 June 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The speed with which Africa’s business sector has changed over the past year has been nothing short of astonishing.  Business leaders across the…

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Thales appoints Gregory Ligny Vice-President, Africa

Gregory Ligny will lead Thales activities across the African continent, which include a growing number of strategic partnerships and projects in Defense & Security, Aerospace, Space, Digital Identity & Security and Transport PARIS, France, 22 June 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Thales…

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Dialogue in LagosIsn’t Africa already at the heart of creativity? Venue: Alliance Française of Lagos – Mike Adenuga Centre, 9 Osborne Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos.Date and time: Thursday 17th of June, 6-8pm.Booking: https://cutt.ly/3nONzPB ABUJA, Nigeria – 17 June, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The French…

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The Women that Run Big Business in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 11 June 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Africa.com undertook a rigorous research project to identify not just high profile personalities, but the women who actually run the largest, most complex businesses on the African continent. The result is called The…

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SAP Expanding World’s Largest Business Network

New Industry Solutions Will Drive More Sustainable Business Performance WALLDORF, Germany, 3 June 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- At its global SAPPHIRE NOW® conference, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced a bold vision to create new business communities able to improve business outcomes, better navigate changing…

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Africa has a champion for Sanitation and Hygiene

NAIROBI, Kenya, 1 June 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) has appointed H.E Mrs Fatima Maada Bio, the First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone as the Africa Champion for Sanitation and Hygiene. She was…

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Drones deliver blood to prevent maternal death in Botswana

Drones are providing life-saving care to women in remote parts of the southern African country, Botswana, who otherwise may die in childbirth, thanks to suxpport from the United Nations.  NEW YORK, USA, May 31, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-For women in Botswana, especially those living in remote communities where medical…

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Infinix Launches Top-Notch INBook X1 Laptop Series

Partnered with Intel and Microsoft for next-level performance SHENZHEN , China, 28 May 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Infinix, an emerging brand in the consumer electronics market, today unveiled its first flagship laptop series – INBook X1. Combining a stylish, thin and lightweight…

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DGB powers sales success with new SAP solution

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 27 May 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- In the highly competitive wine industry, producing great-tasting wines is not enough to ensure success. Without a super-charged sales team, even the best vintage runs the risk of gathering dust in a…

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Meet Ethiopia’s Ten Year-Old Coding Champion

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 18 May 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Much has been written about the importance of advancing digital literacy on the African continent, especially among its younger citizens. With more than half of the world’s under-25s expected to live in…

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Bybit To Launch Ether Futures Contract

SINGAPORE – 18 May 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Cryptocurrency exchange Bybit has announced today it will launch Ether futures contract on May 20, further diversifying its offerings of the leading altcoin. ETHUSD0625 will start trading on May 20 at or…

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Tanzania helpline calls time on child marriage and abuse

Child marriage continues to affect many young girls across Tanzania, in East Africa, but now a series of interventions supported by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are allowing children to get the support they need to avoid unwanted and potentially damaging relationships.…

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Algeria: Stop using unlawful force against peaceful protesters

LONDON, United Kingdom, May 10, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Algerian security forces must refrain from using unlawful force to disperse protesters calling for radical political change, and release more than 60 “Hirak” movement activists who continue to languish in prison for their role in the…

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