Source: U.S. Embassy in Madagascar |

2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship Applications Open

Each year, the Fellows participate in a six-week leadership program, studying Business, Civic Engagement, or Public Management at U.S. colleges or universities

The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros announced the opening of the application process for the 2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders this week. The Fellowship is the flagship program of the U.S. government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Since 2014, 88 young leaders from Madagascar and 24…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Madagascar |

Peace Corps Volunteers Resume Service

Ambassador Pierangelo congratulated the Volunteers and thanked local Peace Corps staff

The Peace Corps officially welcomed the return of two Volunteers who resumed their service in a swearing in ceremony Tuesday with U.S. Ambassador Claire A. Pierangelo and Peace Corps Country Director Brett Coleman. The Volunteers were among those who left the country in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.They…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon |

The United States (U.S.) Embassy Celebrates World Humanitarian Day 2022 with the Arrival in Douala of Food Shipment for Vulnerable Cameroonians and Refugees

Acting USAID/Cameroon Representative Allan Reed visited the Douala Port Authority and observed food shipment operations with WFP’s Deputy Country Representative, Mr. Aboubacar Guindo

World Humanitarian Day 2022 coincided with the arrival at the Port of Douala of 72,000, 50-kilogram bags of rice (3,600 metric tons).  The UN World Food Program (WFP) received the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance shipment, as part of the U.S. Government’s significant contribution to…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

National Experts Converge to Review Public Health Surveillance Data in Sierra Leone

The meeting facilitates information sharing among the national and district health authorities and partners

Public health experts in Sierra Leone are meeting to review data of the past three months on trend of priority diseases in the country. Drawn from the technical and administrative levels from the national and districts in the country, as well as partners, the experts will monitor and evaluate the…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health Train 29 Regional Emergency Responders in the Prevention and Management of viral hemorrhagic fevers

Funded by WHO, participants are from Uganda, Zambia, South Sudan, Rwanda, and Tanzania

The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Uganda’s Ministry of Health, has commenced a five-day training for 29 emergency responders from five African countries. The training scheduled for 15th to 19th August 2022 at the Commonwealth Resort Hotel Munyonyo is intended to build regional capacity to respond to…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Parliament Pays Tribute to Late Struggle Icon and Former Member of Parliament (MP), Mama Rita Ndzanga

Mama Ndzanga, an anti-apartheid struggle activist and fierce unionist, played a crucial role in organising and forming labour movements to resist apartheid brutality in the workplace in the 1950s

The Presiding Officers of Parliament, led by National Assembly (NA) Speaker, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, and National Council of Provinces Chairperson (NCOP), Mr Amos Masondo, are deeply saddened by the passing on of former Member of Parliament (MP) and struggle icon, Mrs Rita Alice Ndzanga aged 89. Mama Ndzanga, an anti-apartheid…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Community Development and Skills Transfer Should Be at the Centre of Enterprises Funded by State Agencies

The committees completed their second day of a week-long oversight visit to the Northern Cape to assess the implementation and impact of the economic recovery plan

The Select Committee (SC) on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour as well as the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration and Public Works have highlighted the need to enhance monitoring and evaluation to ensure that enterprises funded by state agencies increase…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

‘Corruption, Connivance Caused Isimba Plant Shutdown’

The 183 megawatts Isimba Hydropower power plant in Kayunga district experienced a shut down on Monday, 08 August 2022

Lawmakers have said that corruption and connivance are to blame for the shutdown of Isimba hydropower plant. The Members of Parliament were responding to the statement by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa on the emergency shutdown of the plant. The 183 megawatts Isimba Hydropower power…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

African Health Ministers Convene for Region’s Flagship Public Health Meeting

Seventy-second session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa

Health ministers and health representatives from 47 African countries will meet in Lomé, Togo either in person or virtually for the Seventy-second session the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa. The Regional Committee is the WHO decision-making body that convenes once a year to discuss and endorse regional…

Source: Republic of Liberia: Executive Mansion |

President Weah Cheers up District #10 with more Development Commitments but Urges Patience

During his engagement with constituents of District #10, President Weah assured the huge assembly of citizens that his administration prioritizes every political subdivision of the country

The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, says the CDC-led administration remains determined to address development challenges affecting every district, including Montserrado County District #10, in addition to remarkable achievements in the last four years of his incumbency. “Without boasting, I can safely inform you that this…