The World Bank announced at COP27 that it is pioneering a ‘Blue Economy for Resilient Africa’ Program. The program will work to protect and develop Africa’s ‘blue’ resources and coastal resilience for sustainable stewardship and economic growth.
Alexandra Ndolo, who has made impressive strides in various European U23 circuits, chose to wear the colours of her fatherland for the fencing World cup in Estonia. She became the first Kenyan woman to ever compete in the event, placing 10th out of 271 women.
In the ongoing COP27 climate talks, Barbados PM Mia Mottley delivered a razing speech about the destructive effects of climate change, the lack of support and resources to tackle these effects, and the continued negligence of the Global North.
COP27 is being held in Egypt from 6th to 18th November 2022. This year it seeks renewed solidarity between countries to deliver on the landmark Paris Agreement which encompasses climate change mitigation, adaptation, and financing, for ‘people and the planet.’ Here are a few things you should know.
The Ethiopian government and Tigrayan leaders have signed a truce to end the two-year war that has caused catastrophic destruction across the region. The ceasefire will allow Ethiopia to receive urgent aid and financial assistance to combat the worst drought in 40years.
Drought in East Africa has been an enduring challenge, but the current drought was exacerbated by increasingly high temperatures from mounting global warming. The affected countries are working on a joint approach to tackle these life-threatening climate events.
Breast prosthetics are now available in flesh tones suitable for Cancer survivors of colour. Until recently, realistic skin colours for all women who have undergone mastectomies were not available. Women of colour have had to endure post-treatment life with softies in pale skin tones.
South African fashion designer David Tlale, renowned Ndebele artist Dr. Esther Mahlangu, business mogul Mike Nkuna and legendary musician and Malaria ambassador Yvonne Chaka Chaka were all recognised by Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) for their contribution to business, art, fashion, music, and culture.
Without a doubt, Allyship is important for social and political momentum but also in normalising the acceptance and inclusion of marginalised groups. But are there downsides to Allyship?