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The 2021 Highway Africa summit conference will be held virtually this year from June 21-23.

The summit is said to be Africa's biggest conference for journalists, media scholars and NGOs working in the media. More from Director of Highway Africa, Francis Mdlongwa…


Countries around the world will on Sunday commemorate World Refugee Day. World Refugee Day is an international day organised every year on 20 June by the United Nations.

It is designed to celebrate and honour refugees from around the world.

The day was first established on 20 June 2001, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. More from Muluti Phiri, Advocacy Officer for the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa, CoRMSA....


Now to South Sudan, where reports say, nearly half of the country's twelve million people have refused to be vaccinated against the Covid-19 infection because it causes infertility or blood clots.

Channel Africa's James Shimanyula has more.


The death of Zambia's first President and founding father, Kenneth Kaunda, has not only saddened Zambians but the international community as well.

Zambia's icon who has been described as "God's Gift To Zambia" by his former first cabinet Minister, died on Thursday aged 97, after an illness. Channel Africa's Arthur Davies Sikopo has more from Lusaka.


Zimbabweans received the message of the death of the late Dr Kenneth Kaunda former Zambian President on Thursday with shock.

They have hailed the late Dr Kaunda for his contribution to the country's liberation struggle.

They spoke of the sacrifice Kaunda made at the expense of his own people in a bid to liberate the continent. John Cassim, reporting has more from Harare....


Tributes continue to pour in for Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's first President and one of the last of the generation of African leaders who fought colonialism, who died on Thursday aged 97.

Kaunda was admitted to a military hospital in the capital, Lusaka, on Monday suffering from pneumonia.

In the 1950s, Kaunda was a key figure in what was then Northern Rhodesia's independence movement from Britain.

For more on this Ayanda Mkhwanazi spoke to Zambian based MacDonald Chipenzi - Executive Director of Governance, Elections, Advocacy, Research Services Initiative......


A year old campaign has reiterated its call for governments and relevant stakeholders in Africa to accelerate measures that have proven efficient to provide children with a legal identity.

In June 2020, the African Union and UNICEF launched the "No Name Campaign", a joint initiative to promote the right for every child on the continent to a legal identity, and therefore to justice.

For more on this, Ayanda Mkhwanazi spoke to Andrew Brooks, Regional Child Protection Advisor at UNICEF's office for West and Central Africa....

Youth science

As South Africa commemorates Youth Month 2021 under the theme: "Growing youth employment for an inclusive and transformed society'", the big question is: Are young people ready and equipped to take up space in the data science field? According to the Education Commission, it is predicted that by 2030, more than half of the nearly two billion youth worldwide will not have the skills or qualifications necessary to participate in the emerging global workforce.

More from Michelle Beetar, Vice President and Managing Director data analytics company, FICO in Africa.


Eswatini has become one of the first African states to move towards clean energy production with an aim to lower carbon emissions and reduce its energy dependence on neighbouring countries like South Africa and Mozambique.

The project will create a number of employment opportunities in the tiny Kingdom with a population of just over 1 million people.

The government has sourced some of the funds used to set up the Lavumisa and Edwaleni Power Stations from within its governing structures.

The country aims to also have biomass energy production in the near future. More from Eswatini's Minister of Natural Resources and Energy Peter Bhembe...

Level 3 reaction

South Africans are back to level 3 of the nationwide lockdown in response to COVID-19.

The move announced last night was prompted by the rise in infections which has seen the country entering a third wave of the virus.

During his national address, President Cyril Ramaphosa also assured citizens that the vaccination drive is improving, despite the disruptions that have been experienced.

More from Dr Marlin McKay, who had been calling for tighter restrictions since infections began rising.

Democratic Republic of Congo

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Union for the Congolese Nation (UNC) has expressed dissatisfaction and disappointment after conviction on appeal of Vital Kamerhe, the party's leader.

Kamerhe, former Chief of staff of President Félix Tshisekedi has been sentenced to 13 years of forced labour.

He had lodged an appeal after he was convicted in June 2020 to 20 years for embezzlement of public funds relating to construction of prefabricated houses as part of the head of state's 100-day program.

Jean Noël Ba-Mweze has more from Kinshasa.

Mozambique's government

Mozambique's government should combine its military response to a spiraling insurgency in its gas-rich north with aid to disillusioned communities and dialogue with militants.

This is according to a new report by the International Crisis Group.

In the report, the group says Mozambique will need to resolve "the set of local factors that have spurred militants into battle" in order to stem the violence.

Islamic State-linked jihadists have been terrorizing the impoverished Cabo Delgado province since 2017, ransacking villages and towns.

Channel Africa’s Khumbelo Munzhelele spoke to Dino Mahtani, Main author of the report, to discuss the report’s findings further.

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