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Coronavirus Global Response: Access to COVID-19 Tools-Accelerator Facilitation Council holds inaugural meeting — Database of Press Releases related to Africa – APO-Source


United Nations Secretary General António Guterres appeals for a quantum leap in funding for the ACT-Accelerator, a global solution to get the world moving, working and prospering again – H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, and H.E. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, co-chair the ACT-Acceleration Facilitation Council – Global leaders – including over […]

Coronavirus Global Response: Access to COVID-19 Tools-Accelerator Facilitation Council holds inaugural meeting — Database of Press Releases related to Africa – APO-Source
 
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Posted by on September 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

CfP: Pandemic, Plague, Pestilence and the Tropics — Repeating Islands


CALL FOR PAPERS special issue of eTropic: journal of studies in the tropics Pandemic, Plague, Pestilence and the Tropics Submission deadline: 1 December 2020 ABOUT THEME: Pandemic, Plague, Pestilence and the Tropics The Tropics has long been associated with exotic diseases and epidemics. This historical imaginary arose with Aristotle’s notion of the tropics as the ‘torrid zone’, a […]

CfP: Pandemic, Plague, Pestilence and the Tropics — Repeating Islands
 
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Posted by on September 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Innovative Protocol Developed for Virtual Arbitration Hearings in Africa — Africa-OnTheRise


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the way in which disputes are being resolved around the world. In most countries, courts and arbitral bodies have been forced to take measures to prevent or limit the spread of COVID-19. 15 more words

Innovative Protocol Developed for Virtual Arbitration Hearings in Africa — Africa-OnTheRise
 
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Posted by on September 8, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

The first deal under AfCFTA gets under way as negotiators adapt to new virtual reality — Africa-OnTheRise


The African Union (AU) announced in August that negotiations around the first commercial trade deal under the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) would be finalised by January 2021. 26 more words

The first deal under AfCFTA gets under way as negotiators adapt to new virtual reality — Africa-OnTheRise
 
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AU agency launches program to assist African businesses — Financing for Development in Africa


The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) has launched a program to help Africa’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to adapt business operations in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. AUDA-NEPAD, in partnership with Ecobank Group, launched the MSME Academy which will give access to practical training and resources on financing opportunities in various countries, […]

AU agency launches program to assist African businesses — Financing for Development in Africa
 
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Afreximbank Disburses $3.55bn to Cushion Impact of COVID-19, $300m to Stimulate Intra-African Trade — Financing for Development in Africa


The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Africa’s foremost multilateral trade finance institution, has disbursed a total of $3.55bn to the Egyptian Banking sector under its Pandemic Trade Impact Mitigation Facility (PATIMFA) since the outbreak of the pandemic in March this year. In its bid to strengthen long-term economic prosperity in the region the Bank has also […]

Afreximbank Disburses $3.55bn to Cushion Impact of COVID-19, $300m to Stimulate Intra-African Trade — Financing for Development in Africa
 
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Preventing COVID-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in Africa — Democracy in Africa


In the last several months, COVID-19 has taken up nearly every news headline in nearly every country in the world. The health impact, testing, confinement, and trying to curb the pandemic have rightly been at the forefront. 37 more words

Preventing COVID-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in Africa — Democracy in Africa
 
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State of democracy in Africa: changing leaders doesn’t change politics — Democracy in Africa


For the last few years the African political landscape has been dominated by high profile changes of leaders and governments. In Angola (2017), Ethiopia (2018), South Africa (2018), Sudan (2019) and Zimbabwe (2018), leadership change promised to bring about not only a new man at the top, but also a new political and economic direction.…

State of democracy in Africa: changing leaders doesn’t change politics — Democracy in Africa
 
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PRESS RELEASE: How to hold elections democratically and safely during COVID19 — Democracy in Africa


Governments should consider innovative measures to safeguard democratic elections from the risks associated with COVID-19, says a new briefing published by the British Academy which explores how elections can be held safely and freely under pandemic conditions. How to hold elections safely and democratically during the COVID-19 pandemic outlines the ways that national and regional governments…

PRESS RELEASE: How to hold elections democratically and safely during COVID19 — Democracy in Africa
 
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Why Democracy Matters for Development in Africa — Democracy in Africa


The spectre of authoritarian development models looms large over Africa. As states such as Rwanda and Ethiopia have seemingly combined strong economic growth with limited political rights and, farther afield, China has continued its dramatic transformation into an economic superpower under one-party rule, the idea that political and economic inclusion go hand in hand is…

Why Democracy Matters for Development in Africa — Democracy in Africa
 
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