Automechanika Dubai
Source: Automechanika Dubai |

New Whitepaper Outlines Growth for Ghana, Ivory Coast Auto Aftermarkets

The paper outlined that while Ghana and Ivory Coast are both smaller markets than the likes of African heavyweights Egypt, Nigeria, and South Africa, they hold enormous potential

‘Enormous potential’ for aftermarket suppliers of two African countries’ as importation of vehicles, spare parts ‘skyrocket’; Report by German consultancy Africon indicates high demand from USA, Europe, or UAE – host of Automechanika Dubai  (www.AutomechanikaDubai.com) 2022 Download document:  https://bit.ly/3AmaO3M A new whitepaper authored by Africon, the German consultancy firm that supports…

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Source: Africa Health |

Addressing maternal mental healthcare in Africa

Africa’s health systems, and particularly mental health infrastructure, may not be adequately serving women on the continent, who often experience intense suffering, if left untreated

Affecting around 20% of pregnant women in LMIC[i], mental health issues like depression and anxiety are common during pregnancy and the first year after birth, with consequences for both mothers and their infants. Africa’s health systems, and particularly mental health infrastructure, may not be adequately serving women on the continent,…

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Education and office investment to propel Middle East and Africa stationery market close to US$13 billion by 2028

Sector must move beyond paper to meet sustainability demands and counter digital creep

The future is bright for the Middle East & Africa’s stationery market, with a new report predicting the sector will achieve annual growth of 3.2 percent over the next six years to reach a regional record worth of US $12.93 billion. The report, by event knowledge partner 6Wresearch, makes for…

Source: World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Electronic reporting system digitizes reporting for polio certification

36th meeting of the Regional Commission of Certification endorses submission of reports for 2021

One of the key markers on the global journey towards eradication of poliovirus is certification, the formal verification of a region as polio-free. Last month, that marker got a digital upgrade. Following the resolution passed at the World Health Assembly in 1988 to eradicate polio, the Global Certification Commission was…

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

United Arab Emirates stands in solidarity with Egypt and offers condolences to victims of church fire

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed its sincere condolences and sympathy to the government and people of Egypt, as well as to the victims' families

The UAE expressed its sincere condolences and solidarity with the Arab Republic of Egypt over the victims of the church fire in Giza Governorate, which resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed its sincere condolences and sympathy to the government and…

Source: EU Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia) |

Oil spill contingency planning strengthens maritime security

Somalia is posed to serious marine environment pollution especially emanating from oil spills which is however an international problem

Oil spill contingency planning is the process of developing a suitable spill response capability with guidance on the contingency planning process for potential oil spills in or on water following an accidental release of oil to a marine or aquatic environment, whether that be during the handling, transport, production or…

Source: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Press Release Regarding the Church Fire in the City of Giza, Egypt

We extend our condolences to the families as well as to the brotherly people and the state of Egypt, and wish swift recovery to the injured

We have received the news with great sorrow that tens of people lost their lives and were injured on 14 August after the breaking out of a fire at the Abu Seifein Church in the city of Giza in Egypt. We extend our condolences to the families as well as…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

New Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Bid Round set to launch energy boom

DRC is the largest country in Africa by land area, and its enormous estimated energy resources are still largely untapped

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has opened the door for further development of its energy assets, calling for Expressions Of Interest for the exploration of hydrocarbon resources in several new regions of the country. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has launched the licencing round for 27 oil blocks and 3 gas blocks (Lake Kivu)…

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United Nation (UN) Women Sudan supports young women’s participation in the political process

The project includes roundtable discussions, capacity-building workshops, and seminars targeting women from across Sudan to discuss alliance-building and organizing participation

Through roundtable discussions, capacity-building workshops, and seminars targeting women from across Sudan, UN Women Sudan empowers young women to learn skills in alliance-building and participation in political processes. The October 25th coup in 2021 in Sudan was a setback to achieving goals set during its transitional period. To facilitate a…

Source: The Presidency, Republic of Ghana |

“Government is Delivering on its Promise to Equip the Military” – President Akufo-Addo

According to President Akufo-Addo, in view of the contemporary, emerging and future threats in West Africa, addressing security issues cannot be business as usual

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says his government, since assuming office in 2017, has been delivering on its promise to retool and re-equip the Ghana Armed Forces, thereby helping the Force to realise its mandate of protecting the territorial integrity of the nation. According to President…