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African journalists tackle the continent’s problems

THE Union of African Journalists has brought together journalists from Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Gambia, Uganda, Zambia, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Niger, Djibouti and Angola for a training programme in Egypt.
Young journalists drawn from several African countries have arrived in Cairo, Egypt, for the 52nd Union of African Journalists’ training course for young African journalists.

The training programme covers various topics that promote the enhancement of Africa through tackling the issues faced, and finding solutions.

During the first week, journalists spent time at the Training and Media Studies Centre in lectures with esteemed professors from across Egypt to discuss topics such as Chinese and African relations, African culture and its economic impact, the benefits…

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Global charity partners with African bank to tackle disasters – Xinhua

NAIROBI, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) — The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said Monday it has inked an agreement with pan African financial institution Ecobank to empower communities to cope with disasters more efficiently.

Fatoumata Nafo-Traore, IFRC’s regional director for Africa, said there was need to address the underlying causes of this vulnerability, including lack of funding to equip communities with required systems and skills.

“Many innocent lives continue to be lost in Africa simply as a result of insufficient investment in disaster preparedness. Many of the natural hazards that take place do not need to become major disasters when a population is prepared and able to respond adequately,” Nafo-Traore said in a statement issued in Nairobi.

She said the…

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African Governments Must Put In Place Measures To Tackle Violence Against Children

The African Youth for Development Commission (AYDEC) Nigeria has called on the African Union (AU) and its member states to step up strategic measures towards curbing the increasing rate of violence against children.

AYDEC Country Representative, Lateef Oladimeji Salaam, made the call while delivering a speech to commemorate the 2018 Africa Youth Day.

Salaam identified violence against children as activities which range from trafficking, child labour, sexual exploitation, incessant rape, child drug trades, child terrorism, and all forms of ill-productive acts.

He stressed that violence against children had cost the world so much, and urged government to create a conducive environment for children.

Salaam said: “We wish to reiterate that child labour is perilous and a societal menace too…

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Tackle Environmental Degradation–Akufo-Addo Tells African Governments

President Akufo Addo has charged Heads of State in Africa to draw up action plans that will address environmental degradation in their respective countries.

Nana Akufo Addo said the increasing spate of land degradation in Africa was alarming.

Speaking at the Rebranding Africa Forum in Burkina Faso where he was given the 2018 Governance Leadership Award, Nana Akufo Addo, who is also the Co-Chair of the UN Eminent Advocates on the Sustainable Development Goals, expressed worry about the environmental challenges the continent is saddled with.

“In our quest to develop Africa, our beautiful lands and rivers are under threat. We are degrading our environment at an alarming rate. Our once beautiful and thick forests have been deluded of their cover, while our majestic and all inspiring water bodies…

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Jamaica urges partnerships to tackle climate impacts, economic fragility in small islands

Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak

NEW YORK, USA — Galvanizing an effective global fundraising campaign to address climate change and achieve sustainable economic growth is key for small island developing states (SIDS), Andrew Holness, prime minister of Jamaica, told world leaders at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.

Holness expressed concerns over his country’s vulnerability to a raft of social, economic, environmental, financial and trade-related hazards.

“Together with persistent challenges linked to climate change and more frequent intense weather events; these all impact the pace of our development,” he told world leaders gathered in New York for the…

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The African Union and UNAIDS, as chair of the H6 partnership, join forces to tackle sexual and violence and health …

Action-based partnership to support women and girls announced between health and political leaders at a high-level event at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

GENEVA, 24 September 2018—UNAIDS, chair of the H6 partnership (six United Nations bodies working on health-related issues) and the African Union have pledged to enhance their collaboration to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence, prevent HIV, and protect women’s health and rights in humanitarian settings.

A new programme of work on this common agenda was announced at a special high-level event held in New York, United States of America, on the margins of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

“We are gathered here to coordinate our efforts among the African Union and the United…

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