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JULY 2020 


Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive COVID-19 impact

Dorothy Tembo is the Acting Executive Director at the International Trade Centre (ITC). She spoke with Africa Renewal about the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on small business, the role of women and youth in post-pandemic recovery in Africa, and more.

‘Inequality defines our time’: UN Chief António Guterres' hard-hitting 2020 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Held on Mandela’s birthday (18th July) the lecture series invites prominent personalities to discuss major international challenges

Tourism in Africa: Virtual safaris kick in as countries slowly open to tourists

With millions of jobs lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Africa’s travel and tourism industry innovates while seeking support to recover

Empowered women can unlock Africa’s development dividends

— Zainab Hawa Bangura, Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi

UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize 2020 winners announced

 “I will continue fighting FGM to protect women and girls”

— Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté,
Mandela Prize Laureate 2020

“It is worth fighting for even
one child’s life”

— Mrs. Marianna Vardinoyannis, Mandela Prize Laureate 2020

South African rugby star Siya Kolisi named UN Global Advocate for Spotlight Initiative

Announced on Mandela Day, he will help tackle violence against women

“We are delighted with Mandela Prize 2020 laureates”

— South Africa’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Jerry Matjila

‘Women Rise for All’ initiative to shape leadership for COVID-19 response and recovery

Influential women from across the globe examine how their leadership is benefiting all people

UN, news organizations and artists fight against COVID-19 fake news

Left unchecked, misinformation is harmful and could lead to people ultimately losing their lives

Africans must explore opportunities
in digital trade

— African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat Chief Wamkele Mene

External debt complicates Africa’s COVID-19 recovery, debt relief needed

Calls made for temporary debt standstill for all African countries

To go ahead with the vote or to postpone? Elections in Africa in the time of COVID-19

Technology gives hope to Africa’s endangered northern white rhinos

“Invest in health systems to beat future pandemics”

— José Fernandes, Emergency Response Nurse (Angola)

"COVID-19 is real but let’s keep hope alive"

— Dr. Nneka Osiegbu,
Site Doctor (Nigeria)

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