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The partnership allows for affordable money transfers from South Africa using the Mama Money app to TNM Mpamba accounts in Malawi  CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 7 February 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Mama Money, a fintech that offers cross-border money transfers and banking services has joined forces with TNM, the leading telecommunications and mobile money operator in Malawi.  This […]

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New York, USA, 07 February 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/A lack of job opportunities is the leading factor driving people to join fast-growing violent extremist groups in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new report released by the UN Development Programme on Tuesday. The report entitled, Journey to Extremism in Africa: Pathways to Recruitment and Disengagement, underscores the importance of […]

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ABUJA, Nigeria 2nd February 2022 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Augmented Navigation for Africa (ANGA) programme, and the Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd, NIGCOMSAT, in conjunction with the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and Thales Alenia Space, joint venture between Thales (67 %) and Leonardo (33 %), joint efforts to accelerate SBAS development for aviation in […]

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Afrobarometer Press Conference 22 February 2023 14:00 – 15:00 GMT  ACCRA, Ghana, 6 February 2022/ African Media Agency (AMA)/- On behalf of Afrobarometer, a pan-African, independent, non-partisan research network that measures public attitudes on economic, political, and social matters in Africa, we invite you to attend a press conference. Topics to cover will include elections; climate, […]

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA,6 February 2023, /African Media Agency/-During a visit to Gaborone, Botswana, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) President and CEO Florizelle “Florie” Liser was honored to meet with H.E. Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana, who reiterated his Government’s commitment to successfully co-hosting the 15th U.S.-Africa Business Summit (USABS) in Botswana later this year. President […]

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 06 February 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Pop culture is the biggest influencer of African youth, according to the Who is Influencing Who? Unpacking Youth and Influence in Africa report.  The latest report by Africa No Filter investigates Africa’s influence on the world, its influences on African youth, and how dominant narratives about Africa shape […]

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New York, USA, 03 February 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/ UN humanitarians on Thursday reported that aid access in the north is continuing to improve with aid operations expanding following last November’s ceasefire agreement, but some civilians in the battle-scarred region “remain hard to reach.” Associate Spokesperson Florencia Soto Niño​ told correspondents at the regular noon briefing in New York that […]

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Youth leadership initiative will provide funding, mentorship and resources to youth-led organizations working to end NTDs in their communities Participants will receive grants and training to strengthen their capacity to engage in policy and decision-making spaces, and to position them as leaders in the movement to eliminate NTDs The initiative will also cultivate a peer […]

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New York, USA, 02 February 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/ UN agencies have welcomed a pledge by 12 African countries to end AIDS in children by 2030, announced on Wednesday at a meeting in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.  The first ministerial meeting of the Global Alliance to end AIDS in children marked a step up in action to ensure all boys […]

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New York, USA, 01 February 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/ Top UN-appointed independent rights experts on Tuesday called on the authorities in Mali to launch an immediate probe into the mass execution of civilians last year, allegedly by Government forces and the Russia-based private military contractor, the Wagner Group. The rights experts – who include the UN Working Group on Mercenaries […]

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by Titilayo Adewumi, Managing Director at SAP West Africa LAGOS, Nigeria, 31 January 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- As Africa’s largest democracy gears up for its hotly contested elections, the question of technology’s role in enhancing the voting process is once again in the spotlight.  Nigeria goes to the polls in February to elect a new President, House […]

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Under the high sponsorship of mrs. Nasseneba Toure, ivorian minister of women, family, and children.  Abidjan, Lomé, Douala and Paris, 31 January 2023 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Bluemind Foundation is holding the second Heal by Hair training session, at Pullman Hotel Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), from January 30 to February 1, 2023, in collaboration with the National Mental Health Program […]

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New York, USA, 31 January 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/ Top UN-appointed independent rights investigators on Monday urged the authorities to share more information on mass graves and other serious crimes linked to the country’s civil war. The UN Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya was established by the Human Rights Council in June 2020, to investigate alleged abuses of international human rights law […]

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 30 January 2022/ African Media Agency (AMA)/- The 53rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, concluded on Friday, 20 January 2023. World leaders and corporate executives expressed hope that the looming recession facing the global economy could be avoided if countries collaborated to boost global trade and investment.  […]

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The Pelican Hotel in Accra is the Dubai-based company’s first property in Ghana DUBAI, UAE, 30 January 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Dubai-based independent hotel management company, Aleph Hospitality, has signed an agreement to operate The Pelican Hotel in Accra, marking the Group’s first entry into Ghana.  Located in Cantonments, an affluent suburb of Accra home […]

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DENIS LOURO OLIVER/FILIP ANDERSSON Juba, South Sudan, 30 January 2022, /African Media Agency/ Westen Equatoria-  A steady stream of spontaneous returnees has been making its way home as a local peace initiative in the Tambura area, supported by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), has resulted in relative calm and security. Make-shift tents […]

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MACH SAMUEL/FILIP ANDERSSON Juba, South Sudan, 27 January 2022, /African Media Agency/JONGLEI- Keeping people safe is a joint and permanently ongoing endeavour in any society, but to better protect civilians, one needs to know what the threats are, what role different actors have in creating or maintaining harmonious relations, and how related tasks should be coordinated. […]

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A window into Africa’s uncollected taxes Paris, France, 26 January 2022, /African Media Agency/- In 2020, African fintech companies brought in about 4 billion USD in total. In 2025, one of the world’s most reputable consulting firms, McKinsey predicts those companies will earn eight times that – at around $30.3 billion. While this is thrilling for the […]

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NAIROBI, Kenya, 26 January 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- African Guarantee Fund (AGF) has today partnered with Frankfurt-based bettervest, a crowdfunding platform, to increase financing of sustainable SME projects in Africa.  AGF will provide partial guarantees requested by bettervest, on the basis of risk sharing, in respect of defaults arising from credit facilities offered to African SMEs.   Speaking […]

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New York, USA, 26 January 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/ “Swift progress” has been made at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the trial against a former Janjaweed leader in Sudan’s Darfur region, but cooperation with the Government has deteriorated, the UN Security Council heard on Wednesday.  Presenting his latest report, ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan updated ambassadors on […]

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New York, USA, 25 January 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/-The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement deploring the abduction of a doctor working for the UN health agency in the town of Menaka, in eastern Mali, by unknown assailants on Monday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a tweet posted on Tuesday that WHO was working with local […]

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Byline by Darryl Pietersen, Director Anglophone Africa, WorldRemit  HARARE, Zimbabwe, 24 January, 2022,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Migration from Zimbabwe to Pan African countries and overseas continues to increase, with a new study finding almost 15 percent of the country’s population now has a family member residing outside the country.  Over the years, thousands of Overseas Zimbabwean Workers (OZWs) […]

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The partnership allows for affordable money transfers from South Africa to Zimbabwe with guaranteed US dollar collection CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 24 January 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Mama Money, a rapidly growing fintech that offers cross-border money transfer and banking services has partnered with AFC Commercial Bank, a market leader in Zimbabwe with a reliable and robust […]

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New York, USA, 24 January 2023/African Media Agency(AMA)/-How can a country secure a sustainable future if 99.3 per cent of its territory is water? UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday arrived in Cabo Verde, the 10-island archipelago off West Africa’s Atlantic coast that is exploring innovative solutions to help answer that important question.  The answer goes […]

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by Cathy Smith, Managing Director at SAP Africa NAIROBI, Kenya, 23 January 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The defining leadership challenge of 2023 will be navigating the silent war brewing between employers and employees. “What war?”, you may ask. Perhaps it is easier to explain it as a series of battles happening on many work fronts. The […]

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New York, USA, 23 January 2023-/The Secretary-General spent Sunday travelling through the diverse and varied landscapes of Santo Antão, where, after five years of intense drought, several development projects supported by the United Nations are helping to transform the agricultural sector of this westernmost island of Cabo Verde. For hours, António Guterres’ car had moved along a sinuous […]

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New York, USA, le 20 January 2023-/A South African court has allowed a group of UN-appointed experts to intervene in a class action lawsuit against a mining company based in Zambia, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, reported on Thursday.  The lawsuit against mining giant Anglo American was filed on behalf of women and children in […]

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Byline by Darryl Pietersen, Director Anglophone Africa, WorldRemit ACCRA, Ghana, 19 January 2023 /African Media Agency/– Innovation is a crucial driver of economic development in Ghana, and over the past few years, adopting disruptive technologies has accelerated rapidly. The country continues to be a digital leader in Africa, and according to the Global Innovation Index (GII), it ranks 5th in […]

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Byline: Imane Charioui, Director of Francophone Africa & Middle East, WorldRemit YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon, 18 January 2023 /African Media Agency/– In the last decade, the cross-border remittance market has undergone tremendous changes evolving from traditional offerings to much faster, easier and safer payment methods, thanks to digital disruptors. With the rise of globalization and migration, followed by the demand for cross-border payments […]

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