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Global Citizen Festival talents pen open letter to African Leaders

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Dear African Leaders,

Ending hunger has been one of the greatest challenges of our times and the devastating events from the past two years have intensified food insecurity.

In 2021, a staggering 278 million Africans – 1 in 5 people – were affected by malnutrition. The invasion of Ukraine has further increased  these conditions.

Back-to-back emergencies aggravated by climate change, conflict, and a pandemic are affecting people across our continent. Many now face starvation, children are not getting the nutrients they need to grow to their full potential, and year-on-year droughts have caused failed harvests, making it hard for African farmers to grow food and for the continent to become self-sufficient.

The good news is that immediate action by you can make a difference.

In 2014, African leaders developed a framework – the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) to enhance agricultural production and bring about food security on the continent. This was a critical step in recognizing how important the sector is for economic growth and to reduce poverty.

However, right now, we desperately need you to meet your commitments for the future of the continent. The G20 Summit and COP27 are taking place in a few weeks and achieving global cooperation on food security would be a major win.

Ahead of them, we are calling on you to urgently act to:

  • Increase the share of domestic agriculture expenditure on adaptation to be in line with CAADP commitments, such as improving social safety nets, investing in more dietary diverse food systems, and securing access to irrigated land.
  • Expand the African Emergency Food Production Facility to reach a total of 30 million farmers to boost their access to agricultural fertilizers, and allow them to produce food urgently.
  • Pledge to stop rising food prices by keeping them and agricultural markets open and guard against unjustified restrictive measures on food and agriculture exports.
  • Reduce reliance on food imports by investing in domestic production, agricultural adaptation, and increasing agricultural output in a sustainable manner.

Act now so that everyone across our beautiful continent can have enough food to live and thrive now and in the future.

 

With hope,

NOMZAMO MBATHA

AMEYAW DEBRAH 

ESTHER CHUNGU

THANDI VUNDAMINA

NATASHA VANDERMAAS

DARKOVIBES 

BERLA MUNDI

SARKODIE

SLAP DEE 

GYAKIE

SABRINA DHOWRE ELBA

 

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Amerado to drop GINA Album on 25th October 2022

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Derrick Sarfo Kantanka, a celebrated rapper and performer from Ghana known professionally as Amerado has announced 25th October 2022 as the day to release his first studio album.
Since breaking through to the music industry, the brilliant rapper and head of “Yeete Nsem” has been the center of attention, releasing back-to-back singles including “Abotr3” with Black Sherif, a 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards candidate, Back To Sender, Metua and Grace with Lasimd which happens to be on the album.

The multidimensional recording artist, songwriter, and performer announced the completion and release date of his debut studio album, titled “G.I.N.A,” on his official social media pages.

The abbreviation “G.I.N.A.” stands for “God Is Never Asleep.” According to information he provided on his verified social media pages, the album will start to be sold and streamed from Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

 

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Good Morning America explores Ghana’s history and culture in a special feature

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Good Morning America, America’s most popular morning show, has explored Ghana’s culture, people, and places in a unique feature hosted by Robin Roberts. (more…)

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