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The African Union Covid-19 Response Fund: a new social contract (By Ebba Kalondo, Carl Manlan)

We need African resources for African transformation, and the fund is a significant step in that direction

The African Union recently rolled out the Partnership to Accelerate Covid-19 Testing (PACT) (https://bit.ly/2BoT9wh) building on the lessons from past outbreaks and epidemics. In early 2014, when Ebola cases were first reported in the West African nations of Guinea and Liberia, Africa was taken by surprise. The spread of the…

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Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s ‘Miraculous Weapons’ scoops Ecobank Foundation Prize at Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou Film Festival (FESPACO)

“Miraculous weapons” provides an enthralling story of quest of human freedom, freedom of expression, in a spirit of absolute dignity

The Cameroonian “Miraculous weapons” produced by Jean-Pierre Bekolo was judged to be the film giving the most positive image of Africa, at the influential 2019 Festival Panafricain du Cinéma et de la Télévision de Ougadougou (FESPACO). As winner of the Ecobank Foundation’s (EcobankFoundation.org) Sembène Ousmane prize, Jean-Pierre Bekolo received XOF…