Social safety nets, community spirit help a mother through COVID-19 crisis

Around 40 km outside Cape Town, Leebah Bessick wipes sweat from her forehead as she digs a pitchfork into the earth at a neighbourhood...

No barriers in way of equitable vaccine access, says BMGF

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says no barriers should stand in the way of equitable vaccine access. Given the tragic situation in India and...

Project SafeUp distributes 1 million PPEs in 5 months

Project SafeUp has distributed over one million items of free personal protective equipment (PPE) to schools, nongovernment organisations, markets and health facilities in the...

Sheikh Nahyan renews commitment to guinea women effort with Carter

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, has announced renewed financial support of $10M to the Carter Center,...

Musu Bakoto Sawo Emerges 2020 Daily Trust African of the Year

Musu Bakoto Sawo, a Gambian changemaker and tireless women rights advocate, has emerged winner of the 2020 Daily Trust African of the Year award. A seven-member award...

Pandemic Threatens to Push 72 Million More Children into Learning Poverty

World Bank outlines a New Vision to ensure that every child learns, everywhere

Eight journalists, Bonuola and Falana for 15th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting

Eight journalists, Lade Bonuola, founding member and pioneer Associate Editor of The Guardian newspaper, and Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, will be honoured at...

Every move counts towards better health – says WHO

Up to 5 million deaths a year could be averted if the global population was more active. At a time when many people are...

Afreximbank’s African Commodity Index declines moderately in Q3-2020

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has released the Afreximbank African Commodity Index (AACI) for Q3-2020. The AACI is a trade-weighted index designed to track the price...

UN allocates emergency $15m to address food insecurity in northeast Nigeria

The Emergency Relief Chief Mark Lowcock has allocated a total of $15 million emergency funding to address rising food insecurity in north-east Nigeria. The ongoing...

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