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Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa meeting set to focus on the youth

The theme will allow high-level participants, including the UN Deputy Secretary General, to discuss Africa’s significant asset, the youth, and how they can be harnessed for sustainable growth

Preparations are underway for the 18th Session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa to be held in Dakar, Senegal, from 25-26 March 2017 under the theme “UN System Support to Harnessing Demographic Dividend Through Investments in the Youth.” The theme will allow high-level participants, including the UN Deputy Secretary General,…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

UK Supports Somali Government and AMISOM to eradicate use of child soldier

UK supports Somali Goverment to eradicate use of Child soldier

The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have strengthened their capacities to prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers in Somalia, thanks to a training initiative supported by the British Embassy Mogadishu in conjunction with British Peace Support Team- East Africa (BPST-EA) and…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Governments Meet to Discuss the Sustainable Future of Livestock in Africa

Government ministers and representatives from Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) met today in Ethiopia to discuss the future of the livestock sector in Africa

Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) launched today in Addis Ababa, encouraging governments to think beyond livestock today, for the people of tomorrow. ASL2050 is a cross-sectoral initiative analysing the impact of a growing livestock sector on public health, the environment, and livelihoods. Government ministers and representatives from Burkina Faso, Egypt,…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Nigeria hunger crisis deepens, spills over into Lake Chad Basin

UN Agencies and governments to meet at Oslo summit to tackle expanding humanitarian emergency

As conflict and instability continue, the food security situation in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin is drastically deteriorating, FAO warned today, as it called for swift and decisive action from the international community to protect the livelihoods of millions of families dependent on farming, livestock and fishing for their food and livelihoods.  With the next planting…

Greenpeace
Source: Greenpeace |

Greenpeace ship My Esperanza sails into West Africa waters

For eleven weeks the Esperanza will sail the waters of six West Africa States - Cape Verde, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Senegal to raise awareness on the state of fisheries

The Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/en) ship My Esperanza has today docked at the port of Praia in Cape Verde. For eleven weeks the Esperanza will sail the waters of six West Africa States - Cape Verde, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Senegal to raise awareness on the state of fisheries…

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Source: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. |

New Samsung Soundbar Delivers Incredible Sound and less clutter

Samsung’s MS750 delivers crisp and immersive sound

In keeping with its focus on delivering only the highest quality user-driven home audio-visual technology, in products that are both sleek and simplistic in design, Samsung (www.Samsung.com) is proud to announce the new MS750 Soundbar. “Samsung has over ten consecutive years of market leadership in home audio and video technology…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

WCC to develop Global Ecumenical Health Strategy, starting in Lesotho

Meeting in Maseru, Lesotho, on 27 February, the WCC is starting the process of developing a Global Ecumenical Health Strategy, following the legacy of churches’ high profile in health care and mission historically

“Standing at the threshold of the Sustainable Development Goals, the World Council of Churches (WCC) believes it is time for the church to reaffirm the role it has played over centuries as leader in global health, and to consolidate efforts towards health and healing for all,” says Dr Mwai Makoka, WCC…

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Source: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. |

Samsung’s Wind-FreeTM Air Conditioner Offers Better Cooling at Lower Cost

New AR9500M delivers a cooler indoor climate and optimal energy efficiency

Samsung’s (www.Samsung.com) award-winning Wind-Free™ wall-mounted air conditioner is the ideal appliance for overcoming Africa’s traditionally warm and humid climate. The new AR9500M air conditioner has Samsung’s exclusive Wind-Free™ Cooling technology integrated into its design, which enables customers to obtain both a cooler indoor climate and optimal energy efficiency, without having…

Caterpillar Inc.
Source: Caterpillar Inc. |

Caterpillar To Open New Parts Distribution Facility in South Africa to Enhance Customer Support

New facility is result of consolidation of two existing facilities and part of Caterpillar’s Investment in Business, Education and Training across Africa

Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT) (www.Caterpillar.com) today announced plans to consolidate its parts distribution centers in Isando, South Africa into a new parts distribution facility near Johannesburg at about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the existing centers. The new facility is expected to become operational in the second quarter of 2017.…

Germany-Africa Business Forum
Source: Germany-Africa Business Forum |

The Germany-Africa Business Forum (GABF) adds former Benin President to roster of high-level speakers

Mr. Boni Yayi, a banker and former politician, was Benin’s president between 2006 and 2016 and previously served as Chairperson of the African Union

Thomas Boni Yayi, who served as President of Benin from 2006 to 2016, joins A-list lineup of African government and business participants GABF bolsters technology and innovation program with new panelists, including Rebecca Enonchong of AppsTech The Germany-Africa Business Forum (www.GermanyAfrica.com), the first ever privately held event exclusively dedicated to…