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More tournaments mean greater opportunities for African teams

Delegation attended the inaugural Aisha Buhari Cup, a women’s football tournament featuring six African National teams, in Lagos, Nigeria

Women’s football and FIFA's (www.FIFA.com) desire to see more African teams qualify for the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in 2023 were the focus of a working visit by a FIFA delegation to Nigeria. Led by FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura and including FIFA’s Chief Women’s Football…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

WFP and Takeda deepen partnership in West Africa to strengthen health emergency response

This new initiative, which will run from 2022 to 2026, will build on existing activities as part of the current Takeda-WFP partnership

A new JPY 1.3 billion (approximately USD 10.8 million) contribution from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) Global CSR Program to the World Food Programme (WFP) builds on previous successes and brings forward a 5-year initiative to help strengthen regional health supply chain capacities in West Africa. Takeda and WFP’s existing…

Source: United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) |

Friends of Sudan condemn attempts to undermine Sudan’s peaceful political transition

The Friends of Sudan reaffirm their commitment to supporting the gains of the revolution and the civilian-led transitional process in Sudan

France, Germany, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations, as members of the Friends of Sudan Group, condemn yesterday’s attempted disruption of Sudan’s civilian-led transition by rogue military elements in Khartoum. Any attempt to destabilize or…

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The ECOWAS Commission has held a 3-day ECOWAS Informal Cross Border Trade (ECO-ICBT) / MoveAfrica-Traffic Light System program planning retreat in Accra Ghana

The planning retreat provided the requisite platform for considering the program content; road map and budget

The planning retreat held from the 16-18 September 2021 was in collaboration with Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS); West Africa Association for Cross Border Trade , in Afro-Forestry-Pastoral and Fisheries Products and Food (WACTAF) and Africa Union Development Agency – New Partnership for Africa’s Development…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

Bahrain, Israel, UAE, Morocco lead joint statement at Human Rights Council on women, peace, diplomacy

The "Joint Statement on Women, Peace and Diplomacy" reaffirmed women’s fundamental role in peace processes and conflict prevention

During the 48th session of the Human Rights Council on Wednesday, Ambassador Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri of Bahrain delivered a Joint Statement on behalf of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco as well as the University of Peace and 50+ countries, on the…

The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business
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The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, underscores policy commitments on Africa

Trudeau recognized the hard work of Canadian businesses across Africa and announced a new MoU of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business

The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business (https://CanadaAfrica.ca) is pleased to congratulate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his re-election. We recognize and applaud the commitments by various candidates to deepen ties with Africa, including the Prime Minister’s commitment to an economic cooperation strategy which reads: ‘’Develop a strategy for economic cooperation…

Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo, Egypt |

U.S.-Egypt Military Cooperation Committee

Specific discussions focused on border and maritime security, counterterrorism, interoperability between U.S. and Egyptian forces, and Egypt’s military modernization efforts

The United States and the Arab Republic of Egypt held the 32nd U.S.-Egypt Military Cooperation Committee (MCC) in Cairo, Egypt on September 20-21.  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East Dana Stroul led the U.S. delegation.  Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Abbas Helmy led the Egyptian delegation. The MCC is…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Accra named UNESCO World Book Capital 2023

Accra was selected for its strong focus on young people and their potential to contribute to the culture and wealth of Ghana

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has named Accra (Ghana) as UNESCO World Book Capital for 2023, following the evaluation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee. After Guadalajara (Mexico) in 2022, the city of Accra was selected for its strong focus on young people and their potential to contribute to the…

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Yabx Expands its Operations and Service Offerings as Digital Lending Gains Momentum in Africa Region

With a greater focus in Africa, Yabx plans to capitalize on the booming digital payments and e-commerce market

Appoints Telecom Industry Expert Eunice R. Gatama as Director for Africa Business; aims for continued growth as digital lending services are projected to grow rapidly in Africa. Yabx (www.Yabx.co), a fintech venture offering credit products across 12 countries in Africa, today announced the appointment of Eunice R. Gatama as Director…

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U.S. celebrates 5 years of caring for orphans and vulnerable children and empowering young people through USAID Kizazi Kipya

Participants discussed opportunities to further improve care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) and effective approaches to empowering young people

Today, representatives from the United States Government and the Government of Tanzania participated in a conference to celebrate achievements of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Kizazi Kipya (“New Generation”) activity. Participants discussed opportunities to further improve care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) and effective approaches to empowering…