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Mozambique President is Africa Oil & Power’s “Person of the Year”

– Advertisement – Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique has been selected as Africa Oil & Power’s “Person of the Year” for 2020 by Africa Oil & Power. This prestigious award is presented to exceptional individuals who display true leadership and innovative thinking in steering their countries or organizations to the forefront of the global energy sector. President Nyusi has been at the helm of Mozambique’s energy sector during its many recent successes, including several multibillion gas projects which are now in development in this Southern African country. These natural gas…

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Africa Nigeria South Africa Southern Africa World 

Anti-foreigner sentiment re-emerges in South Africa

– Advertisement – Xenophobic sentiments against foreigners in South Africa have emerged once again among locals. The hashtag #NigeriansMustGo has been trending on social media in South Africa as locals revive anti-foreigner agitations. Last week a protest was held outside the Nigerian High Commission in the capital, Pretoria, under the hashtag #PutSouthAfricansFirst. At the Nigeria Embassy to hand over the memorandum and warn them that we can’t tolarate human traficking and the sale of drugs by Nigerians #PutSouthAfricansFirst pic.twitter.com/vICWmuwQD5 — Lerato Pillay (@Lerato_Pillay) September 23, 2020 Some South Africans pushed…

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Africa Featured Southern Africa World Zambia 

Zambia: Young people drop out of school due to Covid-19

– Advertisement – Some young people in some underprivileged communities in Zambia may not return to school this year, despite all education institutions having re-opened, because a number have either been married off or/and fallen pregnant during the months that the schools were closed. Others are just staying home, because their parents are more comfortable with them being away from school, for fear that it may still not be safe for them to be in a school environment, while the country is still recording COVID-19 infections on a daily basis.…

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Africa Southern Africa World Zambia 

UN sponsored sex education program in Zambia faces rejection

– Advertisement – A sex education program being sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Zambia has been rejected by top government officials. UNFPA on its website said the comprehensive sexual education project includes scientifically accurate information about human development, anatomy and reproductive health. It added that the project also covers information about contraception, childbirth and sexually transmitted infections. But Zambia’s minister for religious affairs Godfridah Sumaili is reported by local media as saying the program promotes gender identities, sexual orientation and reproductive health rights alien to Zambia.…

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Malawi World 

Malawi President Chakwera lauded for professional appointment on parastatal boards

Malawi President Chakwera By Chilimunthaka After impatiently waiting for long by Malawians, president Lazarus Chakwera was silently and smartly making considerations before fixing the boards of directors in 67 parastatal organisations which came out last evening. Looking critically into the setup one can easily tell why the president took his time before releasing the appointments, indeed one can easily note the brilliance of the president Malawi has now. The boards well incorporated with representation from professionals, faith leaders, community leaders, technocrats and experienced individuals. Gender and youth participation has not…

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Malawi World 

Ghanaian wife speaks out on former Nigerian Aviation Minister, “Fani-Kayode is still my …

ABUJA-(MaraviPost)-Ghanaian wife of Femi Fani-Kayode has revealed that she is still legally married to the former Aviation Minister and he has never abused her in their 23 years of marriage. Mrs Regina Fani-Kayode (nee Hanson-Amonoo) released a statement in reaction to the speculations that FFK physically abused his previous wives and did same to ex-beauty queen Precious Chikwendu, the mother of his four sons who recently separated from him. His Ghanaian wife also said that she gave FFK permission to marry Precious due to her relocation to Ghana and was aware of the…

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Malawi World 

CDEDI condemns TUM for making union membership compulsory

CDEDI Executive Director Slyvester Namiwa The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has askes Teachers’ Union of Malawi (TUM) to stop making union membership compulsory to all teachers across the country. CDEDI disclosed this in a letter to the secretary general of TUM Charles Kunchenga signed by CDEDI executive director Sylvester Namiwa. In the letter, Namiwa said TUM has been demanding teachers to join TUM as soon as they’re employed by government before filling membership forms which is contrary to section 31(2) of the republican constitution which state…

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Malawi World 

Mobilizing Decentralized, Participatory Energy Transition in Morocco

a diagnostic of the current state of the energy sector and decentralisation reform in Morocco By Kerstin Opfer, Yossef Ben-Meir, Imane Akhezzane, and Marine Pouget Humankind faces the unprecedented challenge of existing on the warmest earth we have known. A lack of political will and societal awareness has inhibited the necessary, vigorous change to meet this challenge. North Africa is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change, experiencing severe environmental degradation. Morocco is no exception. Creeping desertification, compromised forests, diminishing water resources, damaged ecosystems, and natural disasters…

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Malawi World 

Malawi’s gender activist Seodi White fired from public reform directorate

Seodi Venekai-Rudo White fired BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Renowned and maverick gender activist Seodi White has been fired from her position as Chief Director for Public Reforms at the Office of President and Cabinet (OPC). According to Government spokesperson Gospel Kazako White, who rose the said position during the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regime, did not pass through the normal procedure of recruitment in the civil service. Kazako added that it is not only White who has been sent packing but also Director of Information in the Ministry of Information Nzati Nkolokosa and his…

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Malawi World 

No woman in Malawi leader’s ‘league of advisors’: big blow to UNDP Malawi’s 50-50 campaign

No woman in Malawi leader’s ‘league of advisors’: big blow to UNDP Malawi BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Efforts by the United Nations (UN) through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Malawi aimed at achieving gender equality by 2023 are under threat as President Lazarus Chakwera continues to sideline women in crucial positions. Gender equality and women’s empowerment is the core of UNDP Malawi’s work with a focus on inclusive forms of participation but the current Malawi leader is doing the contrary by pushing women to the periphery of the government machinery. In his 31-member…

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