Key Issues

Africa Gender Statistics conference opens in Nairobi

NAIROBI— More than 150 public and civil society actors from 40 African countries convened in Nairobi, Kenya for the joint Africa Gender Statistics Conference taking place from Sept 26-30. Held under the theme ‘Gender Statistics Imperatives for Africa’, the Conference will interrogate gender statistics through the lens of agenda 2063—the African Union’s blueprint for transforming […]


Stiffer penalties for human traffickers in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM— Tanzania has approved amendments to the local anti-human trafficking laws to include tougher penalties such as lifetime jail terms and fines of up to Tsh200 million ($86,000). Attorney General Dr. Eliezer Feleshi said the country needed to implement punitive measures to effectively shut down the vice. The Human Trafficking (Amendment) Bill fixes […]

Self Care

USAID announces countries for test-to-treat and oxygen programming as part of the United States COVID-19 response

Today, at the Global Action Plan (GAP) Ministerial on the margins of the 77th United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced that USAID has advanced its programming in two important areas across twenty lower-and middle-income countries. The first supports the introduction of “test-to-treat programming” for populations at high-risk […]