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Mara Social Media Acquires Global Instant Messaging & Communications Platform “Nimbuzz”

The app has over 200 million users and is available for Android, iPhone, and Symbian, MIDP, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and PC & MAC clients

Mara Social Media (https://Mara.com), an African multi-channel platform of online and mobile tech innovations that are designed to connect people across emerging markets, has announced this week that it has acquired global platform Nimbuzz Assets. Nimbuzz, initially released in May 2008 is a powerful cross-platform mobile calling and messaging app.…

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Record participation of more than one hundred exhibitors from 19 countries at agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2017

More than 2,000 visitors are expected

Official French and German Pavilion – China and Italy with remarkable presence VDMA again holds foodtec-symposium More than 2,000 visitors expected Organized by the German trade fair specialists fairtrade (www.Fairtrade-Messe.de), agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2017 take place on 28 to 30 March at the Landmark Centre in Lagos. More than one…

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Meeting of most Senior EU Fisheries Official with President Danny Faure

This was the first time that a senior EU official of this position has visited the Republic of the Seychelles, the Indian Ocean region, and a country with which the EU shared a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement

President Danny Faure received Mr Joao Aguiar Machado, the Director General of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission, the most senior European Union (EU) Fisheries Official, at the State House of the Republic of the Seychelles.  This was the first time that a senior EU official of this…

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SureBüddy brings sponsored cover to Uganda with new insurance App

Uganda, a country with a high smartphone penetration, is the first-to-market for SureBüddy

SureBüddy (http://SureBuddy.com), an android application that has today launched into market, brings sponsored insurance and insurance related products to Uganda. SureBüddy is simple and easy to use - the app renders advertisements, the consumer watches the ads, and then receives free cover as a reward. Ad images are non-intrusive, use…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Vice-President Meriton to attend IORA Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia

Officially launched in March 1997, the IORA has, as its main objective, the promotion of sustained growth and balanced development of the region and of its 21 member States

The Vice-President of the Republic, Mr Vincent Meriton leaves Seychelles this evening for Jakarta, Indonesia where he will be representing President Danny Faure at the ‘Leaders Summit of the Indian Ocean Rim Association, IORA, which this year is commemoration its 20th anniversary. Officially launched in March 1997, the IORA has, as…

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President Zuma Arrives in Indonesia for Indian Ocean Rim Association Summit and State Visit

The IORA Summit has been convened under the theme “Strengthening Maritime Cooperation for a Peaceful, Stable and Prosperous Indian Ocean” to commemorate 20 years of the Association’s existence

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia to attend the Summit of the Indian Ocean Rim Association Business Forum and Leaders’ Summit and to undertake a State Visit at the invitation of President Joko Widodo. The IORA Summit has been convened under the theme “Strengthening Maritime Cooperation for a…

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    • Dr. Belen Garijo, CEO Merck Healthcare; Liz Mbuthia, Board Member, Women 4 Cancer and Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare with women cancer survivors empowered through “Merck More than a Patient” to establish their own businesses to rebuild their lives and become productive members of society
    • Courtesy visit with Kenya’s First Lady: From left to right: Lina Ekomo, Central African Republic; Hon. Virgnie Baiokua, Minister of Social Affairs and National Reconciliation, Central African Republic; H.E. Madame Brigitte Touadera, First Lady, Central African Republic; H.E. Margaret Kenyatta, First Lady, Republic of Kenya; Dr. Belen Garijo, CEO, Merck Healthcare; Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare and Leonard Saika, Director - Regional Head of Social Responsibility & Market Development – Africa, Merck
    • Dignitaries at the “Merck More than a Mother” event in Nairobi with infertile women who are being supported through ‘Empowering Berna’ Project: Front row (left to right) Hon. Susan Mutua, Women Representative, Machakos; Hon. Joyce Lay, MP Taita Taveta; Hon. Virginie Baiokua, Minister for Social Affairs and National Reconciliation, Central African Republic; Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare; H.E. Madame Brigitte Touadera, First Lady, Central African Republic; H.E. Dr. Evans Kidero, Governor Nairobi County; Hon. Sarah Opendi, Minister of State for Health, Uganda; Anne Wamae, Ministry of Health, Kenya and Hon. Zuliatu Cooper, Deputy Minister of Health and Public Sanitation
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare speaks to a young school girl at Olympic School in Nairobi during the launch of the “Merck STEM for Women and Girls Program” as H.E. Madame Brigitte Touadera, First Lady Central African Republic and Dr. Belen Garijo, CEO, Merck Healthcare listen. The event included the launch of a computer library at the school
    • Pupils at Olympic School in Nairobi demonstrate their interest in technology during the launch of the “Merck STEM for Women and Girls” Program at the school
    • Beatrice Nyagol, a researcher at Kenya Medical Research Institute, the 1st place winner of 2016 UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit ‘Best African Women Researcher Award’ is awarded at home by Dr. Belen Garijo, CEO Merck Healthcare; and H.E. Dr. Evans Kidero, Governor, Nairobi County as Prof. George Godia (left) UNESCO Ambassador for Kenya; Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare and Dr. Susan Mboya Kidero look on. The 2016 UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where Beatrice was first awarded
    • High level panel members make their contribution on how to improve access to fertility care in Africa and reduce the stigmatization and discrimination of infertile women through a Culture Shift during the “Merck More than a Mother” event in Nairobi. From left to right: Dr. Kamini Rao, Chair Chairperson of International Institute for Training and Research in Reproductive Health, India; Hon. Joyce Lay, Member of Parliament, Taita Taveta, Kenya; Hon. Sarah Opendi, Minister of State for Health, Uganda; Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare; Hon. Virginie Baikoua, Minister for Social Affairs and National Reconciliation, Central African Republic; Hon. Zuliatu Cooper, Deputy Minister for Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone; Prof. Joe Leigh Simpson, Immediate Past President of International Federation of Fertility Societies; Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, President, Africa Fertility Society; Dr. Paul Le Roux, President of Southern African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynecological Endoscopy and Dr. Mohamed Kamal, National Coordinator, Future Assured Foundation, Nigeria
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare engages with Prof. Nicholas Abinya (left) Program Director, Medical Oncology Fellowship Program, University of Nairobi together with the first fellows of the Program – Dr. Boginkosi Shoba from South Africa and Dr. Angela McLigeyo and Dr. Ezzi Mohamed from Kenya on the need for increasing the limited number of qualified oncologists in Africa through the Merck Africa Oncology Fellowship Program
    • From left to right: Prof. Elijah Ogola, Vice President, Pan African Society of Cardiology; Prof. Frederik Otieno, Endocrinology Specialist; Merck Diabetes and Hypertension Award winners, Elisha Ngetich, Ralph Obure, Ezekiel Osolika, Samuel Mucheru, and Sheila Wambui with Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare highlight the urgent need for diabetes and hypertension ambassadors and experts in Africa that the Awards aim to build
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Merck continues to empower Kenyan women through ‘Merck More than a Mother’ and ‘Merck STEM for Women and Girls’ programs

Merck will inaugurate their initiative at OLYMYPIC School where they equipped their library with a Computer Lab to encourage young girls to study science and technology as part of their ‘STEM for Girls and Women’ program in Africa

‘Merck More than a Mother’ supports infertile women through access to information, health and change of mindset. ‘Merck STEM Program for Women and Girls’ starts today in Kenya. Merck inaugurates ‘OLYMPIC School’ where they equipped the library with a computer lab as part of their program ‘STEM for Women and…

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President Danny Faure holds bilateral talks with Mr Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka

The President stated that Seychelles wishes to enhance cooperation in the fields of judiciary and legal affairs

On the final day of his working visit in Sri Lanka, President Danny Faure held bilateral talks with Mr Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka. President Faure expressed satisfaction on the outcome of his visit and averred that the talks with the different ministers were highly successful and spoke of…

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    • Courtesy call on Uganda’s First Lady: From left to right: Hon. Sarah Opendi, Minister of State for Health, Uganda; Hon. Joyce Lay, Member of Parliament, Kenya; Dr. Belen Garijo, CEO, Merck Healthcare; H.E. Madame Brigitte Touadera, First Lady Central African Republic; H.E. Madam Janet Museveni, First Lady, Republic of Uganda; Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare; Hon. Virginie Baiokua, Minister of Social Affairs and National Reconciliation, Central African Republic; Hon. Zuliatu Cooper, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone and Lina Ekomo, Central African Republic
    • From left to right: Dr. Anthony Mbonye, Director of Health Services, Ministry of Health, Uganda; Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare; Hon. Sarah Opendi, Minister of State for Health, Uganda; H.E. Madame Brigitte Touadera, First Lady, Central African Republic; Hon. Zuliatu Cooper, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone and Hon. Virginie Baiokua (2nd row center), Minister of Social Affairs and National Reconciliation, Central African Republic
    • Dignitaries meeting before the “Merck More than a Mother” event in Kampala, Uganda: Left to right – Dr. Belen Garijo, CEO, Merck Healthcare; H.E. Madame Brigitte Touadera, First Lady, Central African Republic; Hon. Sarah Opendi, Minister of State for Health, Uganda; Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare; Hon. Joyce Lay, Member of Parliament, Kenya; Prof. Joe Leigh Simpson, Past President, International Federation of Fertility Societies; Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, President, Africa Fertility Society; and Dr. James Olobo-Lalobo, Vice President, Africa Fertility Society
    • Brian and Sawuiya Ntongo (2nd right) a couple from Uganda shares their experience with infertility and how they overcome it together through a shared responsibility as Hon. Sarah Opendi, Minister of State for Health, Uganda; Hon. Joyce Lay, Member of Parliament, Kenya; Dr. Belen Garijo, CEO, Merck Healthcare and Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare look on and admire the baby born after both of them sought fertility care as a couple
    • Maria Nabaggala, a researcher at Infectious Diseases Institute, Uganda, the 4th place winner, of 2016 UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit ‘Best African Women Researcher Award’ is awarded at home by Dr. Belen Garijo, CEO Merck Healthcare; and Hon. Sarah Opendi, Minister of State of Health, Uganda as Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare looks on. The 2016 UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where Maria was first awarded
    • H.E. Madame Brigitte Touadera, First Lady Central African Republic and Hon. Sarah Opendi, Minister of State for Health, Uganda address participants in Tororo, Uganda during the inauguration of businesses for infertile women established with support from “Merck More than a Mother’s” ‘Empowering Berna’ Project
    • Right to left: Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare; H.E. Madame Brigitte Touadera, First Lady, Central African Republic; Dr. Belen Garijo, CEO, Merck Healthcare and Hon. Sarah Opendi, Minister of State for Health, Uganda cut a ribbon to signify the inauguration of the chairs, tables and tent hire business established for one of infertile women’s group in Tororo, Uganda through “Merck More than a Mother’s” ‘Empowering Berna’ Project
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Merck empowers Ugandan infertile women for the second year through 'Merck More than a Mother' in partnership with Uganda Ministry of Health

Through ‘Empowering Berna’, Merck in partnership with Uganda Ministry of Health inaugurates today small businesses that been established this year to support infertile women across the country

Through ‘Empowering Berna’ project, “Merck More than a Mother” empowers infertile women socially and economically. “Merck More than a Mother” aims to improve access to information, education, healthcare and change of mind-set to break the stigma around infertility. Merck (www.MerckGroup.com), a leading science and technology company, today continues their commitment…