#African Union

  • Article: How an Unsung Army of Women Is Waging War on COVID-19 in Africa

    How an Unsung Army of Women Is Waging War on COVID-19 in Africa

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 30, 2020

    Community health workers are the foot soldiers who are trusted to save lives. Read more

  • Article: African Countries Unite to Create Online Market to Increase Access to COVID-19 Medical Supplies

    African Countries Unite to Create Online Market to Increase Access to COVID-19 Medical Supplies

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 23, 2020

    The platform will work like eBay or Amazon, and will help lower the cost of supplies too. Read more

  • Article: The 'Corona Hairstyle' Is Spreading an Important Message About COVID-19 in Kenya

    The 'Corona Hairstyle' Is Spreading an Important Message About COVID-19 in Kenya

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|May 13, 2020

    The “corona hairstyle” costs less than R1. Read more

  • Article: Africa's First Elected Female President Is Training a 'Wave' of Women Leaders

    Africa's First Elected Female President Is Training a 'Wave' of Women Leaders

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|March 6, 2020

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is joining with two other former presidents to launch a training initiative. Read more

  • Article: #HandsOffOurGirls: Africa’s First Ladies Demand an End to Child Marriage

    #HandsOffOurGirls: Africa’s First Ladies Demand an End to Child Marriage

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Oct. 11, 2019

    There are 12 million girls in Africa who are forced into marriage before they’re 18 years old. Read more

  • Article: African First Ladies Call on African Union Member States to Prioritise Fighting Cancer

    African First Ladies Call on African Union Member States to Prioritise Fighting Cancer

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|July 12, 2019

    Ageing populations, tobacco, and alcohol are causing an increase in cancer cases. Read more

  • Article: A 'Game-Changing' New Trade Deal Could Boost Africa's Economy by $3.4 Trillion

    A 'Game-Changing' New Trade Deal Could Boost Africa's Economy by $3.4 Trillion

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|July 9, 2019

    This is the biggest economic deal created since the World Trade Organization was launched in 1994. Read more

  • Article: Hunger Kills More Children in Africa Than Anything Else: Study

    Hunger Kills More Children in Africa Than Anything Else: Study

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe  and  Pia Gralki|June 7, 2019

    “It is completely unacceptable that children are still going hungry in Africa in the 21st century.” Read more