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Africa Midday

Date: Oct 22, 2021

A current affairs show produced live by the current affairs team. Presented by Zikhona Miso, this show looks at fresh current affairs issues across Africa.

A current affairs show produced live by the current affairs team. Presented by Zikhona Miso, this show looks at fresh current affairs issues across Africa.

TOP STORIES THIS AFRICA MIDDAY:
 

Anzisha Prize Program reveals their top 26 entrepreneurs for 2021

A partnership between African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation, the Anzisha Prize Program, has revealed their top 26 entrepreneurs for 2021.

The Anzisha Prize seeks to increase the number of young job generative entrepreneurs in Africa.

The top 26 entrepreneurs, who are between the ages of 18 and 22, will each receive funding and venture building support services over three years.  

And For more on this, Zikhona Miso spoke to Didi Onwu, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Associate at the Anzisha Prize…

 

 

Global AIDS Healthcare Foundation continue to promote G20 Manifesto

In an ongoing advocacy effort to foster global health solidarity and equitable vaccine access, the global AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is continuing to promote a G20 Manifesto in the run-up to the G20 summit in Rome, Italy, end of this month. 

The Manifesto outlines seven actions G20 leaders must take before the meeting to vaccinate the world in order to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. 

African leaders are also urged to amplify their voices in a combined effort to demand that G20 leaders prioritize global vaccine access.

For more on this issue, we are now joined on the line by the AHF's Oluwakemi Gbadamosi…. 

 

Zambian government seize $4 million cash found from media personel

The Zambian government has taken possession of $4 million cash found in a house of a young female media personality in Lusaka, suspected to be proceeds of crime.  

The money was recovered in an operation conducted last month after a tip off from members of the public.  

Arthur Davies Sikopo reports from Lusaka..  

 

 

US, Malawi signs $1.2 billion bilateral Development Objective Agreement Grant

United States (US) and Malawi have signed a $1.2 billion bilateral Development Objective Agreement Grant - to support Lilongwe's 2063 vision and advance the goal of self-reliance.  

Outgoing US Ambassador to Malawi Robert Scott said more than 200 million US dollars would be channelled, through the US Agency for International Development, to development projects annually. 

George Mhango reports from Blantyre….. 

 

US, UK, Swiss to resolve corruption scandal involving Mozambique companies


Credit Suisse has reached an agreement with the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK) and Swiss authorities to resolve a corruption scandal that involves three Mozambican state-owned companies.  

As part of the negotiations in the lawsuit, Credit Suisse will have to pay $475 million to the US and UK.  

The bank and the UK authorities also agreed to cancel the 200 million dollar debt that Mozambique owes.  

Between 2013 and 2016, the Swiss bank arranged a series of transactions, some of which were paid in bribes.  

Milton Maluleque reports from Maputo... 

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