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(Posted 01st December 2022)

 

U.S.-AFRICA RELATIONS

Ambassador Hussain Travels to Morocco, The Gambia, and Senegal 
U.S Department of State 
U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Rashad Hussain will travel to Morocco, The Gambia, and Senegal from November 28 through December 1, 2022. On November 28, Ambassador Hussain will travel to Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco to meet with officials from the Moroccan government and civil society leaders… Read more>>

Ambassador at Large Fick’s Travel to Ethiopia 
U.S Department of State 
Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy Nathaniel C. Fick will travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November 28 to 30, 2022 to attend the 17th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and meet with African counterparts… Read more>>

Senior Official for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Allen Travels to Niger and Togo
U.S Department of State 
Senior Official for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Liz Allen will travel to Niamey, Niger and Lomé, Togo from November 29 – December 3, 2022. As the United States prepares to welcome leaders from across the continent of Africa to Washington, D.C. for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, her trip underscores the United States’ commitment to partnering with both countries to promote good governance, the rule of law, respect for human rights, education, and a vibrant civil society in West Africa… Read more>>

AGRIBUSINESS

IFC to Train Angolan Agribusiness Firms on Food Safety, Help Them Reach Export Markets 
IFC
To support the growth and sustainability of Angola’s agribusiness sector and help it access new markets, IFC today announced a partnership with the Angola Agriculture Association (AAPA) to expand food safety, certification, and productivity training in the country…Read more>>

Sahel’s development, stability to be achieved through industrialization – AU/UN experts 
The North Africa Post 
“The issue of inclusive industrialization in the Sahel is of prime importance” given the challenges the conflict-torn region is currently facing — this is the main message from an event this week that was held as a part of the African Union Summit in Niamey, Niger…Read more>>

ENERGY

South Africa’s economy at a pivotal point as outlook improves but political, energy risks remain
CNBC
South Africa’s long-awaited economic reforms have begun to improve the country’s outlook, but the age-old problems of political uncertainty and a failing power system still pose significant risks. The Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan has been a key tenet of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s agenda since he succeeded Jacob Zuma as the country’s leader in 2018. But deep divisions within the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and his own cabinet have made for sluggish progress… Read more>>

Hydroelectric plant’s $129M upgrade to stabilise energy supply in the SADC
ESI Africa
This is in-line with Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa’s (HCB), the largest independent power producer (IPP) in Southern Africa, Vital Capex programme. HCB provides hydroelectric power to Mozambique and the Southern African Development Community (SADC)…Read more>>

HEALTH

Racing to develop Africa’s next-gen vaccines before new pandemic
Aljazeera
It was early December 2021 and infections from a new coronavirus variant, Omicron, were ripping through South Africa, where 90,000 people had already died from the pandemic. COVID-19 cases had surged 255 percent in one week among a population in which only 24 percent was fully vaccinated and the country had hit a high of nearly 27,000 new infections daily… Read more>>

Africa: Monkeypox Given a New Name by Global Health Experts 
All Africa 
Following a series of consultations with global experts, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Monday that it will now use a new preferred term “mpox” as a synonym for monkeypox. According to a WHO statement, both names will be used simultaneously for one year, while “monkeypox” is phased out… Read more>>

INFRASTRUCTURE

Operation across Africa identifies cyber-criminals and at-risk 
INTERPOL
Law enforcement officials from 27 INTERPOL countries joined forces in the Africa Cyber Surge Operation to counter cybercrime across the continent. Against the backdrop of the huge financial losses suffered by companies, businesses and individuals, the four-month operation (July to November 2022) saw officers detect, investigate and disrupt cybercrime through coordinated law enforcement activities utilizing INTERPOL platforms, tools and channels, in close cooperation with AFRIPOL… Read more>>

UN Tasks Africa on Internet Infrastructure for Inclusive, Sustainable Growth
Business Post 
The United Nations has urged African countries to invest in building resilient internet infrastructure to tap digital opportunities and accelerate social and economic transformation on the continent. This is as global leaders attending the 17th Internet Governance Forum being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, underscored the importance of digital technologies as tools for enhancing development across Africa… Read more>>

ICT

Only 12% of African women ICT compliant: UNECA
Peoples Gazette 
The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), says only 12 per cent of women currently operate in the information and communication technology (ICT), sector in Africa. Mactar Seck, Economic Affairs Officer at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), said this at the ongoing Hybrid 17th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), holding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November 28 to December 2… Read more>>

Morocco’s OCP Foundation supports sustainable development project in Senegal
The North Africa Post 
Morocco’s OCP Foundation is supporting a sustainable development project for the Niokolo Koba National Park, located in the southeast of the country, 650 km away from Dakar in the Tambacounda Region. The goal is to support the National Parks Direction (DPN) in three complementary areas: monitoring the quality of the park’s water, empowering neighboring populations and raising awareness among local communities about natural resources’ preservation…Read more>>

ICT skills development critical for SA
cajnews Africa 
Information and Communications Technology skills development is critical for South Africa to participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and reap the benefits of a digital economy.This was the consensus of various speakers at Huawei South Africa’s ICT Talent Development annual awards ceremony at its Woodmead campus…Read more>>

TOURISM

Morocco Calls for More Resilient Tourism in Africa 
Morocco World News 
Morocco has urged international tourism operators to boost the resilience of the sector in Africa which is facing economic and environmental crises. “I am looking forward to more resilient tourism in the African continent thanks to an inclusive continental approach that will increase the awareness of Africa’s assets thus improving the attractiveness of Africa as a destination,” Morocco’s Minister of Tourism, Handicraft, and Social and Solidarity Economy Fatim-Zahra Ammor said last week during the UNWTO Executive Council in Marrakech… Read more>>

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