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On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that an outbreak of the viral disease COVID-19 – first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China – had reached the level of a global pandemic. As of March 31, 2020 Africa reported over 5,000 confirmed cases.  However, according to the World Health Organization, the worst is[…]

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Civil Society calls for governmental and non-governmental actors to apply the “Leave No one Behind” principle when responding to COVID-19 Thursday, 26 March 2020 On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that an outbreak of the viral disease COVID-19 – first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China – had reached the level of[…]

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As an organisation whose vision is to ensure that grassroots communities’ voices are heard and that they live in dignity and in a just society, African Monitor (AM) has stepped up measures to safeguard the marginalised as the country continues the fight against COVID-19. AM will work with the national SDG stakeholders and the African[…]

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Having access to electricity is considered to be one of the most important services in fighting poverty and improving the welfare of citizens. And currently, poverty is the greatest challenge prevailing in the rural areas of Zambia. The rampant power outages caused by load shedding are affecting the poorest of the poor the most. The[…]

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 Ensuring quality education for all is not only central to the achievement of all of the Global Goals but in particular the goal to end extreme poverty. If I was educated and had skills, I would be able to get a proper job that pays well and would be able to support my family, said[…]

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promotes this core notion of voice, clearly stating that development is not possible without the empowerment and full engagement of citizens. Since its launch in 2017, the Citizen Report (CR) initiative has been African Monitor (AM)’s simple yet powerful tool that enabled the participation of the marginalized communities and the[…]

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African Monitor (AM), in partnership with Her Liberty Malawi, held community hearings and a workshop with the youth and community of Chitukula in Lilongwe, Malawi, from the 4th until 8th November 2019. The community hearings were held to discussing the data collected in our project #TheCitizensReport, and to hear how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are[…]

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