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clean energy

Experts urge gender parity in provision of clean energy in Africa

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African governments must prioritize affirmative action to achieve gender parity in the provision of clean energy technologies that are key to boost the continent's...
reading

Initiate reading policy to scale up reading – African governments urged

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The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has urged African governments to develop a comprehensive reading policy that will scale up interest in...
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Religious leaders urge east Africa governments to shore up peace in South Sudan

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African religious leaders have called on east African governments to take action for peace in South Sudan, a year after the signing of a...
Climate Action In Africa

African Governments Charged to Prioritise Agro-Ecology

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Forty-five civil society organisations (CSOs) in agro-ecology and environment have called on African governments to place agro-ecology at the centre of their climate change...
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WACREN Asks African Governments to Devote Funds for Research

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Professor Nii Narku Quaynor, Board Chair, West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN), has appealed to African governments to invest in the...
Mothers-and-malnutrition

AUC, AfDB design special ways to trace nutritional growth

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The African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and global partners have launched the Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard to raise awareness...
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UN official urges Africa to lower demand for antimicrobials

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An official with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday urged African governments to lower demand for antimicrobials. Stella Kiambi, FAO's national antimicrobial...
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AASU: Urges African gov’ts to pave way for women

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The All-Africa Students Union (AASU) has tasked all African Governments to ensure that all challenges hindering the total participation of women in decision making...
agricultural productivity

What African Governments Must Do Right!

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Fortunately for Africa, its leaders are now taking the reality that required making sure key important paradigms of development were observed and followed on...
Biotechnology

Kenyan scientists call on Africa to diversify uses of biotechnology

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Kenyan scientists on Tuesday called on African governments to diversify uses of biotechnology and begin to embrace the emerging applications, particularly in the crop...
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African governments to must do more on Corruption

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As African marks AU Day on May 25, 157 Civil Society Organisations are calling African government institute measures end to corruption. We here by...
All Africa Students Union (AASU)

AASU urges African governments to respect press freedom

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World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO's General...
INDUSTRIALIZATION

African leaders asked to build an industrial policy framework

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Mr Valter Sanches, the General Secretary of IndustriALL, a Global Union Campaigner against Precarious Work, has called on Africa governments to institute sustainable industrial...
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Ghanaian president urges African governments to prioritize SDGs with urgency

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Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday challenged African governments to use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to move the continent beyond aid. Speaking...
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Africa’s Tourism’s Prominence Moves Up

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The tourism sector in Africa, which according to UNWTO saw an 8% increase in international arrivals in 2016, is progressively becoming prominent largely due...

Parliament charge ministry to investigate alleged slave auction in Libya

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Mr Frank Annoh-Dompreh, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, has called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to collaborate with the United...
off-grid energy

Governments and Off-Grid Energy Firms Fight for Universal Energy Access

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At the first edition of the Off-Grid Government-Industry Dialogue (OGID) Day on 24 October 2017 in Abidjan, 80 representatives of African governments and practitioners...
Cross section of participants at the Third African Judicial Dialogue

Governments Urged to Improve Justice Administration

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The African Continental Court has rolled-out mechanism aimed at improving judicial efficiency, Justice Sylvain Ore, President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’...
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African authorities, AfDB and ALSF Discuss Infrastructure Governance

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Representatives of African governments, the global private sector, and international institutions, including the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and African Development Bank (AfDB), are...
oil

AfDB, OpenOil Report on Extractive Resources Management Launched

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) and OpenOil, a Berlin-based financial analysis firm, have jointly produced a report on how African governments use financial models...
SMEs

African Governments Asked to Rally Behind Women Entrepreneurs

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Mrs Kate Quartey-Papafio, the Chief Executive Officer of Reroy Cables Limited, a leading manufacturer of electrical cables across the Sub-region, has called on Africa...
law

Kenya Backs African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights Extension

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The Government of Kenya has pumped one million dollars as the country’s contribution towards the extension of the mandate of the African Court on...

African Governments Tasked To Turn Justice Into Reality

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The African Court on Human and Peoples Rights has tasked African Governments to turn justice into a reality for the less empowered in 2017. This...

Gov’t Urged To Prioritize Cancer Prevention And Control

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged the government to make cancer prevention and control an urgent national priority. Dr. Jean Marie Dangou, Advisor, Cancer...

Calls to domesticate SDGs in Africa

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Speaking at a two-day College of Research Associates’ Conference (CRAC) 2016, organised by the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA),...
Nigeria Customs

Custom Officials Urged To Help Stop Smuggling

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Addressing the media in Accra, Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said customers and a tautem border security would enhance trade, boost investments and fuel economic growth...
Journalists

African Governments Urged Master Negotiation Skills in Oil and Gas Sector

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George Lugalambi of Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) who made the remark noted that the extraction industry is one of the most complicated and...

Africa urged to create favorable climate to attract investments

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Investors attending the three-day Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) that ended in Kigali Thursday emphasized on the need to review unfavorable investment policies, including...
Film

African officials calls for inventive funding for the film industry

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Speaking at a media roundtable ahead of the Africa Film Festival to be held in Nairobi from Oct. 12 to 16, the officials said...
United Nations

African States asked to seek new sources of revenue for development

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A report launched on the sidelines of the UNCTAD conference in Nairobi calls on the African governments to take action and prevent rapid debt...