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Source: African Energy Chamber |

Oilfield Services Companies Represent Important Opportunities for Africa’s Energy Sector in 2022 (By NJ Ayuk)

The time for oil and gas in Africa is just beginning, as hydrocarbons provide the best solution for Africa’s energy development and transition

By NJ Ayuk, Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) Oil and gas in Africa especially the central African region is just starting to hit its stride, OPEC Secretary General H.E. Mohammed Barkindo, told a meeting of major oil companies a few months ago, and the future is especially bright…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Committee on Health calls on all South Africans to vaccinate to be safe against new variant

Committee chairperson Dr Kenneth Jacobs emphasised the department’s position that vaccination remains the critical tool to prevent severe disease, hospitalisation and death

The Portfolio Committee on Health was briefed by the Department of Health yesterday on the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron, and the country’s preparedness to deal with a fourth wave of infections. The committee was informed that the new variant has likely spread to all provinces. Briefing the committee, infectious diseases…

Source: The World Bank Group |

World Bank Provides $200 Million to Strengthen Irrigation Services in the Logone River Valley

The development of the Logone Valley plays an important role in the resilience of vulnerable communities, livelihoods and ecosystems

The World Bank approved on November 30, 2021 a credit from the International Development Association (IDA)* in the amount of $200 million to support Cameroon’s agricultural production in the Valley of Logone, located in the Far North region and being part of the Lake Chad basin. The project Valorization of Investments…

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

African Economic Conference: Development community calls for universal vaccine access to mitigate impact of Omicron, other Covid-19 variants

In a video message, Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary General, stated that vaccine inequality could cost African countries billions of dollars

Cabo Verde President José Maria Neves on Thursday joined the development community in calling for urgent universal vaccine access as a way to mitigate the impact of Omicron and other variants of the Covid-19 virus. The World Health Organization on Friday categorized Omicron as a Covid-19 “variant of concern”, signifying…

Source: FIFA |

FIFA welcomes Council of Europe Committee Report on football governance

The report states that the Assembly attaches great importance to the reform of the transfer system

Report calls on member states to recognise FIFA’s (www.FIFA.com/) competence to regulate football transfer system; Document also highlights importance of new regulations on agents; Report fully supports FIFA’s project to set up Safe Sport Entity to deal with cases of abuse in sport The Committee on Culture, Science, Education and…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Nigeria |

WHO strengthens surveillance system, leverage collaboration with traditional leaders on health in Borno state

The campaign targets to reach an estimate of two million people between ages nine months to 59 months

In preparation for the Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIA) in Borno State, the WHO Country Representative (WR), Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo, has solicited advocacy train to the Shehu of Borno, Dr Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin El-Kanemi, to canvass support for the success of the exercise.  The high-level meeting held at…

Source: African Union (AU) |

African Union to Adopt a Strategy on Mainstreaming the ACDEG and Develop Pedagogic Tools on the Rule of Law

The overall objective of the Project is to entrench the culture of democracy, good governance as well as respect of rule of law and human rights within the future generation

As part of its mandate to implement the African Union's vision for the utmost respect of rule of law on the continent, the Constitutionalism and Rule of Law Unit of the Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) of the African Union Commission convened two back-to-back consultative and validation workshops on the Inclusion and mainstreaming…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Lesotho |

U.S. Embassy and State Library Renew American Corner Maseru Memorandum of Understanding

Ambassador Gonzales also handed over ten desktop computers, a donation from the American Corner to the State Library

On Monday, November 29, U.S. Ambassador Rebecca Gonzales and Minister of Tourism, Environment, and Culture Honorable Ntlhoi Motsamai renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the American Corner in Maseru with a signing ceremony at the State Library. Ambassador Gonzales also handed over ten desktop computers, a donation from the American…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Parliament authorizes Govt to borrow US$90 million for secondary schools education project

The project development objective is to enhance access to lower secondary education by focusing on underserved populations in targeted areas

Parliament has given Government clearance to borrow 65.6 million special drawing rights valued at approximately US $90 million that will finance the Uganda Secondary School Education Expansion Project (USSEEP). The project development objective is to enhance access to lower secondary education by focusing on underserved populations in targeted areas, who…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon |

The United States Scales up the fight against COVID-19 in Cameroon with Additional $2.9 Million Assistance through the American Rescue Plan

The $2.9 million is part of the Biden Administration’s commitment to accelerate the equitable global prevention, preparedness for, and response to COVID-19 in the United States and around the world

The U.S. government announced on November 24, 2021, that an additional $2.9 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance is now available for Cameroon through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The $2.9 million is part of the Biden Administration’s commitment to accelerate the equitable global prevention, preparedness for, and response to…