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Study : Africa can recoup over half of pandemic education-related GDP losses by using evidence-based ‘accelerated learning’ to help children catch-up

Global study realized by the NGO Education.org highlights key lessons from a decade of accelerated learning across Africa condensing three school years into one for out-of-school children affected by extreme poverty, conflict, and Ebola. Foundation says Africa can lead world in learning recovery, launches evidence-based guide for education leaders to...
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Kenya : Economy surpasses pre-pandemic levels in Q1

Kenya’s economy rebounded above pre-pandemic levels with the gross domestic product (GDP) expanding 6.8 percent in the first quarter of this year. The latest Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) data shows the GDP was up from 2.7 percent last year and 4.4 percent in 2020 on recovery in the...
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Rwanda: The Keys to renewed growth

Badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the land of a thousand hills quickly bounced back thanks to a series of judicious health, social and economic policies. Here is a reading of the situation.  By Ange Iliza, in Kigali Rwanda, a top economic performer in Africa, continues to build on its...
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Covid-19: Rwanda takes the lead in vaccination 

Six months after the start of mass vaccination campaigns against Covid-19 throughout the country, a majority of the Rwandan population is now fully vaccinated. The goal is to inoculate 9.1 million people by June of this year.  By Ange Iliza, in Kigali Impacted like the rest of the continent by...
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How free trade can accelerate africas covid 19 recovery

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement has the potential to accelerate Africa’s COVID-19 recovery and reshape the continent. With widespread immunization not expected until 2023 or later, Africa’s economic and public health recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will be slow. In January, trading began under the African Continental Free Trade...
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Rwanda: $150 Million to be added to Covid-19 Economic Recovery Fund

Rwanda is adjusting its public spending to accelerate economic recovery from the Covid-19 effects—characterized by job losses, disruption in international travels and global supply chains. Under the new plan, the government will inject an extra $150 Million in the Economic Recovery Fund (ERF), adding to the initial $f100 Million, according...
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Covid 19 : WHO announces first technology recipients of mRNA vaccine hub

At the European Union - African Union summit in Brussels WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced the first six countries that will receive the technology needed to produce mRNA vaccines on the African continent. Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia all applied and have been selected as...
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Covid-19: Rwanda takes the lead in vaccination 

Six months after the start of mass vaccination campaigns against Covid-19 throughout the country, a majority of the Rwandan population is now fully vaccinated. The goal is to inoculate 9.1 million people by June of this year.  By Ange Iliza, in Kigali Impacted like the rest of the continent by...
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