Call to AU members to ratify risk agency treaty – The East African

Call to AU members to ratify risk agency treaty – The East African

By CHARLES OMONDIMore by this Author African Union member states have been urged to ratify the treaty for the AU’s disaster management wing, the African Risk Capacity (ARC). ARC governing board chairperson Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, disclosed that only eight out of the 34 founding members had ratified the treaty aimed at insulating members against the impacts […]

Top Trends In South African Education In 2019 – iAfrica.com

Top Trends In South African Education In 2019 – iAfrica.com

Local and international factors continue to influence the local education sector, with the economy, technology and employer needs playing ever-increasing roles in the way South Africa’s education landscape is being shaped. As the 2019 academic year gets into full swing, Dr Nhlanhla Thwala, Academic Director at Pearson South Africa, gives insight into the major trends […]

Egyptian President's chairmanship must not undermine African Union's commitment to human rights – africanews

Egyptian President's chairmanship must not undermine African Union's commitment to human rights – africanews

Member states of the African Union must ensure that Egypt’s upcoming chairmanship does not undermine the continental body’s human rights mechanisms, said Amnesty International today. President Abdelfattah al-Sisi of Egypt will assume the position of the chairperson of the African Union on 10 February during its 32nd ordinary session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “During his […]

Out of Africa? Future of ABC's Nairobi bureau in doubt – The Guardian

Out of Africa? Future of ABC's Nairobi bureau in doubt – The Guardian

There are big changes coming to the ABC and not just the imminent announcement of a new chair, five months after Justin Milne resigned amid a meddling row. The Africa bureau based in Nairobi, Kenya, is tipped to close at the end of June after 26 years, sources told Weekly Beast. Closing the international post […]

Africa To Review Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases – iAfrica.com

Africa To Review Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases – iAfrica.com

Image: public radio international A ‘league table’ is being drawn up showing how African countries are faring in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs rarely make headline news, yet they affect 1.6 billion people in the poorest parts of the globe – including around 580 million people in Africa. That’s close to 50% […]

How a township tour can uncover the beating heart of South Africa – The Telegraph

How a township tour can uncover the beating heart of South Africa – The Telegraph

Moira Ashley wins this week’s travel writing competition for her account of a unique perspective on life in a South African township. A skinny figure in an orange vest and straw trilby hurries towards me, hand outstretched. “Lenny’s my name, guiding’s my game. English? What’s your team? Mine’s Liverpool. ’Scuse me a minute.”  He gabbles […]

SA's role as an economic gateway to Africa – IOL

SA's role as an economic gateway to Africa – IOL

South Africa’s top three cities – Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, are no exception, providing an economic anchor on the African continent. Picture: Andrew Ingram/African News Agency (ANA) Archives DURBAN – Corporate real estate investment continues to gravitate towards gateway cities, according to recent research by JLL released during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  […]