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Food and fuel prices surge in marginalised communities amid Ukraine war

The cost of food, fuel and fertiliser in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities is continuing to escalate to crisis levels since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with families spending up to 10 times what they paid almost 18 months ago, according to new analysis from international humanitarian organisation ActionAid. A survey of more than 1,000 community members and leaders… Read More
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Data shows worrying trends for democracy in Africa

“Democratic governance in Africa is facing severe headwinds, particularly at the level of supply,” Afrobarometer board chair E. Gyimah-Boadi warned on Thursday at a conference in Accra organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Themed “African governance futures: Strengthening democratic resilience amid disruption,” the conference brought together more than 80 governance experts from across the African continent to… Read More
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Statement: The Rights Of The Child In The Virtual Environment

As children increasingly navigate the online world, it is imperative that we address these concerns related to safeguarding their well-being, privacy, and future opportunities. The General Comment No.25 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the General Comment No.7 of Article 27 of ACRWC, revised ITU framework and the Malabo Convention provide a framework for African countries to… Read More
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Managing the risks of the retrenchment process in South Africa

The global economic climate continues to exert a chilling toll on employers, with South African businesses not escaping the frosty effects of slowing demand and creeping inflation. Like their counterparts in many countries, South African employers are actively seeking mechanisms to manage costs, consolidate employee headcount, and align their businesses with changes in customer demand and behaviour. Companies are closing… Read More
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Afrobarometer set for fieldwork after planning meeting in Accra

Afrobarometer, an African data gathering organization has announced it is set to roll out its next series of surveys expected to be conducted in 40 African countries. The network successfully concluded its round 10 planning meeting in Ghana, setting the stage for upcoming field work. At its Accra meeting high-profile policy makers and thought leaders as well as the network’s… Read More
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Opinion: The power of entrepreneurship to reduce inequality in Ghana

In our experience, working with young African leaders and entrepreneurs for over a decade, we have learnt that with the right support and access to resources, young people have the potential to create jobs and income opportunities for themselves and others. We have debunked commonly accepted norms around entrepreneurship and job creation in Africa and modelled a perspective in the… Read More
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Africa’s impact: US Vice President’s visit to Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia

In late March 2023, the United States (US) Vice President Kamala Harris visited Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia to discuss, among other things, increasing investment between the US and African countries, the economic empowerment of women, girls and young businesspeople, digital inclusion and food security. On her arrival in Ghana in March 2023, Vice President Harris noted that she was “very… Read More
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The Silent Gameplay of the Chemicals Lurking in and around You

What is the image that comes to your mind when you read the phrase “toxic substances?” The image of a thick cloud of industrial chemicals, or the poisoning of the sea and oceans from pesticides and other chemicals, right? As a matter of fact, a person will come across many toxic substances without even leaving their home. A chemical that… Read More
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Opinion: Understanding South Africa’s Energy Crisis

Witnessing the far-reaching effects of South Africa’s continuing power cuts has been tremendously disheartening. The frequent and extended power outages taking place have left businesses in Africa’s most industrialized country struggling to function. Manufacturing is suffering. The national economy is taking a hit. The prolonged darkness is emboldening thieves and pushing crime rates up. And as state-owned utility Eskom spends… Read More
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Ghana: Impacting a community through a library

In a remote community of Sakyiama in Ghana, a lawyer is making efforts to promote the culture of reading among children with the building of a library. The founder of the Bekoe Public Library, Samuel Yaw Bekoe, grew up in Adieso where he began his primary education. He told Africa Feeds that helping to put up such a library was… Read More