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Here are the stories from our December 2019 - March 2020 Edition


Silencing the guns in Africa by 2020

Realising a conflict-free Africa is the dream of every African. In this edition, we highlight the current hotspots; the root causes of conflicts; the various efforts in search of peaceful co-existence and development and the African Union’s quest for silencing the guns by 2020.
Silencing the guns in Africa by 2020


Work in progress for Africa’s remaining conflict hotspots

Work in progress for Africa’s remaining conflict hotspots

Insecurity persists in the DR Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Mali and Libya

African youth and the growth of violent extremism

Youth empowerment is key to success for peaceful alternatives that keep them engaged

We must involve women in the peace process

They are the ones sustaining peace and nurturing society

Drying Lake Chad Basin gives rise to crisis

Food insecurity, conflicts, terrorism, displacement and climate change effects compound challenges

Small arms fueling deadly communal violence

Local communities in search of lasting peace


I am optimistic about Africa’s future

—Bience Gawanas, Under Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa

Africa’s regional integration will benefit all

— Ibrahim Mayaki, chief executive officer African Union Development Agency AUDA-NEPAD.

Silencing the Guns campaign kicks off in 2020

Silencing the Guns campaign kicks off in 2020

— Ms. Aïssatou Hayatou, ‘Silencing the Guns’ operations manager

Address development issues in the Lake Chad Basin

—Ambassador Mamman Nuhu, Lake Chad Basin Commission Executive Secretary

Global Teacher Prize winner champions STEM

—Peter Tabichi, a Catholic Franciscan brother and winner of the Global Teacher Prize


Battling the damaging effects of ‘fast fashion’

A call for sustainability in the fashion world, as effects of climate change continue to bite

African airlines navigate turbulent skies

Aviation expert on what airlines need to do to remain competitive

Partnerships: Creating opportunities for youth

Public, private and civil society organisations team up to tackle unemployment

President Julius Maada Bio speaks on child and maternal mortality in Sierra Leone

“Pregnancy must not be a death sentence, we are working on different interventions”

Black-eyed peas: A taste of Africa in the Americas

From akara to acarajé: Culinary traditions that bind Africa and its diaspora

Bigger than Africa: Tales of the Yoruba people

Conversations with filmmaker Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye

Africa Wired: E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for youth

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Africa Watch: 2020 is election season across Africa


Book Review:  Africa’s Critical Choices: a call for a Pan-African roadmap


Africa Wired:  E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for young traders


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