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21
JAN
7am

Women's Healthy Weight Day 2021

Gym chain Virgin Active supports Women's Healthy Weight Day which is observed today. The day acts as a reminder for women to celebrate their body and to think about what healthy weight means for their unique characteristics or circumstances. Channel Africa's Lulu Gaboo spoke to Nikki Cockcroft, Global Chief Marketing and Technology officer at Virgin Active South Africa.
21
JAN
6am

UN concerned about humanitarian situation in Northern Mozambique

The United Nations is deeply concerned by the worsening humanitarian crisis and escalating violence forcing thousands to flee in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province. More than 565-thousand people have fled their homes and villages due to attacks by non-state groups. Last December, UN Regional Directors for Eastern and Southern Africa visited the country to assess the plight and needs of displaced populations as well as of host communities. Lola Castro, Regional Director of the UN World Food Programme in southern Africa and the Indian Ocean states elaborates on what they've found.
20
JAN
7am

Aid agencies suspend operations in Central African Republic

According to the Norwegian Refugee Council, NRC mounting humanitarian operations in several parts of the Central African Republic are at a standstill due to ongoing election unrest and heightened insecurity. As a result, about 2.8 million people are without access to life-saving assistance. Repeated attacks against humanitarian workers have forced many international organisations to close field offices and repatriate staff to the capital, Bangui. For more on this issue here's the NRC's Tom Peyre-Costa....
18
JAN
5am

HIV response during COVID-19 crisis

While attention remains focused on developing a vaccine for Covid-19 globally, scientists continue to battle to develop a vaccine for HIV, a virus that has plagued countries for decades. So far Covid-19 has resulted in over two-million deaths worldwide and severely crippled economies. The focus on developing a vaccine for Covid-19 has raised concerns over the neglect of HIV interventions. There are fears that a hidden crisis may be brewing especially in countries like South Africa. Nevertheless, the HIV fight will be in the spotlight during the HIV Research for Prevention Conference, due to be held virtually later this month. Jane Rabothata reports
15
JAN
7am

UNAIDS defends LGBT community in Uganda

The vilification of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities in Uganda could lead to heightened violence, stigma, and discrimination against them and reduce their access to HIV and other essential services. This is a concern raised by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, following a recent media interview, where President Yoweri Museveni described being LGBT as a "deviation". Just over a year ago, the country also made headlines for trying to revive anti-LGBTQ legislation dubbed the "Kill the Gays" bill. For more on this issue, Samora Mangesi spoke to Aeneas Chuma, interim Director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa....
15
JAN
3am

Tackling locust swarms across Horn of Africa

This time last year, swarms of desert locusts began spreading across countries in the Horn of Africa, devastating crops and people's livelihoods. An emergency campaign of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO appealed for urgent action to avoid a desert locust plague and a looming humanitarian crisis. Speaking to Charlotta Lomas, FAO' s senior locust forecasting officer, Keith Cressman reflects on efforts to tackle the swarms.
18
DEC
2020

WFP funding appeal for Zimbabwe

The World Food Program has appealed for 204 million US Dollars to help feed starving Zimbabwean over the next six months. The appeal comes at a time when the most recent data show that at least six million Zimbabweans are at risk of starving by March 2021. Simon Muchemwa reports from Harare.
17
DEC
2020

Taxicom mobile network launched

A purpose-built telecommunications entity that seeks to make a difference in the lives of ordinary South Africans has been launched. Taxicom Mobile is a wholly black owned mobile network operator founded by Joel Mafenya, a South African entrepreneur and investor .He elaborates.
17
DEC
2020

Locust re-invasion threatens millions across Horn of Africa

A new generation of desert locust swarms is threatening agricultural livelihoods and the food security of millions of people in the Horn of Africa and Yemen, despite intense efforts to control the pest throughout 2020. This is according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO maintains that while much has been achieved, the battle against this relentless pest is not yet over in the region. For more on this issue Channel Africa's Zikhona Miso spoke to FAO's Senior Locust Forecasting Officer, Keith Cressman.
13
DEC
2020

UNICEF HIV/AIDS 2020 report

A new report by the UN child agency, UNICEF reveals that 320-thousand children and adolescents were newly infected with HIV in 2019. The report warns that that children are being left behind in the fight against HIV. With the new global public health crisis COVID-19, service delivery for HIV has been disrupted in one third of high burden countries. Jane Rabothata has more....
10
DEC
2020

Enjoying the festive season safely

While many of us look forward to saying goodbye to this year, so that we begin afresh in 2021, this may not be the case. The reality is that COVID-19 does not end when 2020 ends. So how do we welcome the holidays, with a mind-set of realism, yet, with an approach that gives us space and time to refresh, in a meaningful and safe way? To help us answer this question Channel Africa's Lulu Gaboo spoke to Dr. Ashika Pillay who is Medical Doctor and wellbeing coach in South Africa..
03
DEC
2020

UNICEF issues largest ever emergency funding appeal

The UN child agency, UNICEF, has issued a record six-point-four billion US dollar emergency funding appeal for 2021. With a thirty-five percent increase over funds requested this year, UNICEF's fresh appeal is a reflection of expanding humanitarian needs globally amidst protracted crises and the COVID-19 pandemic. For more on this issue, Lulu Gaboo spoke to UNICEF's Regional Chief of Communication for Eastern and Southern Africa, James Elder.

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