Often credited for turning global attention to the rich and expansive art of the Global South, he battled fiercely against the deeply embedded and reductive nature of the Euro- and Western-centric art world. This week, our Maverick Life Art School series takes a closer look at the undeniably iconic Okwui Enwezor Curator: Okwuchukwu Emmanuel Enwezor
Africa: National Assembly Approves Ratification of African Continental Free Trade Area, Opening Door Between Seychelles and 1.2 Billion Customers
June 25, 2021
Businesses in Seychelles will be able to access a market of 1.2 billion people after the National Assembly approved the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), a top government official said on Friday. This agreement aims to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business people
African Union Strategy for Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment
June 24, 2021
Laying the foundation for promotion of gender equality in Africa The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa and the Constitutive Act of the African Union underscore the principle of promoting gender equality on the continent as a prerequisite for achieving inclusive and sustainable development on the continent.
Africa: WHO Supporting South African Consortium to Establish First COVID mRNA Vaccine echnology transfer hub
June 21, 2021
Geneva/Johannesburg/Paris: Geneva/Johannesburg/Paris — The World Health Organization (WHO) and its COVAX partners are working with a South African consortium comprising Biovac, Afrigen Biologics and Vaccines, a network of universities and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish its first COVID mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub. The move follows WHO’s global call
Africa: How African Union Members Came to Share Power Despite Themselves
June 13, 2021
The African Union (AU) held its first summit in 2002, establishing itself as a new international organisation. It also launched a new vision for African security cooperation. Nearly two decades later, it is worth reflecting on the process that produced that vision. It may have something to teach us about international negotiations. The vision is
Africa: Pan-African Parliament’s Woes Reflect a Crisis in Leadership
June 10, 2021
Chaotic scenes at the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) in Johannesburg last week have prompted a strong reaction from across the continent. African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat called for PAP activities to be suspended until the issues around electing a new PAP president and bureau were settled. The incidents have exposed an institution that,
African Development Fund Ranked Among the World’s Leading Providers of Development Assistance
June 9, 2021
The African Development Fund has been ranked second among 49 international agencies for the quality of its development assistance, underscoring its relevance to the continent’s most vulnerable countries. The African Development Fund is the concessional arm of the African Development Bank Group. According to the fifth edition of the Quality of Official Development Assistance report,
Africa: New Study Reveals the Origin of African Jackals
June 4, 2021
Dr Alberto Valenciano, a former researcher from the University of Cape Town (UCT), is the lead author on new research that has found the origin of some of the most emblematic groups of African carnivorous mammals: jackals. Dr Valenciano was joined by an international group of researchers, including Dr Romala Govender from UCT’s Department of
Africa: Gender Violence Claims Rock Pan-African Parliament
June 2, 2021
Johannesburg, Claims of gender-based violence have rocked the Pan-African Parliament after representatives tussled over the next president of the institution’s bureau. The incident happened during a session on Monday as the legislators listened to a presentation by an ad-hoc committee formed to harmonise proposals on how to elect the next president. A clip aired by
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