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Merck launches their Merck Foundation in The Gambia in partnership with The First Lady of The Gambia

Merck Foundation appointed the H.E Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow, the First Lady of The Gambia as an ambassador of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ campaign in The Gambia

Merck Foundation (MF) in partnership with the First Lady of The Gambia through her foundation; Fatoumatta Bah Barrow (FaBB) Foundation launched ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ campaign in the Gambia. Merck Foundation provides oncology fellowship program to develop the first medical oncologists in The Gambia. MF appoints H.E. Fatoumatta Bah…

Source: Africanews |

Africanews annual audiences up to 6.3 million in less than two years

Findings of the latest Africascope 2017* survey show the impressive performance of Africanews with annual audience in French-speaking Africa constantly growing at +19% compared to 2016

To measure TV audiences and awareness ratings, Africanews (http://www.africanews.com/) relied on Kantar TNS' expertise through its Africascope survey conducted in 8 French-speaking African countries and 9 capital cities representing more than 18 million individuals, aged 15 and above.  According to the survey, Africanews' audience is young and more affluent than the…

Source: TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) |

Media advisory: East African Trade Development Forum, Feb 28 – 1 March 2018, Kampala, Uganda: Transforming East Africa through Trade

REGISTER to attend the East African Trade Development Forum: https://goo.gl/qCVoCf

Media advisory: East African Trade Development Forum, Feb 28 – 1 Mar 2018: Transforming East Africa through Trade Hosted by: TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) When: Feb 28 – 1 Mar 2018 Where: Kampala, Uganda, Speke Resort Munyonyo The issues:   Trade facilitation has made a big difference to competitiveness in the…

Source: Office of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region (OSESG-GL) |

A new dawn for a peaceful, stable and prosperous Great Lakes region of Africa

By Said Djinnit, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region

On 24 February 2013, eleven African heads of State made history in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Peace, Security, and Cooperation Framework (PSCF) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region came into being. Eleven months later Sudan and Kenya joined the group. All together they committed…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Libya: Training of Trainers Workshop for Capacity Building on Hinari Access to Research for Health Programme

The workshop aims to empower the registered institutions to access the data according to the scientific guidelines which will help the academicians and researchers to make effective use of information

On 19 February 2018, World Health Organization with financial support from the European Union started five day capacity building on HINARI Access to Research for Health Programme: Training Workshop, “Training of Trainers” for 26 participants representing 13 hospitals. The workshop conducted in Carthage Thalasso Hotel, Tunis, aims to empower the…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Rotary International & the First Lady of Ghana Launch 2018 Family Health Days

Fifty communities located in the Volta, Central, Ashanti, Western, Eastern, Brong Ahafo, Northern, and Greater Accra Regions will benefit from targeted outreach activities

On February 20, 2018, the First Lady of Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo–Addo; representatives from the Ministry of Health; representatives from Rotary International; and USAID/Ghana Mission Director, Sharon L. Cromer, participated in the national launch of Rotary Family Health Days at Osu Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Accra. Since 2014, Ghana’s Rotary…

Source: Agri SA |

South Africa: Agri SA on the 2018 Budget Speech of the Minister of Finance

Economic growth is forecasted to be 1.5 per cent in 2018, rising to 2.1 per cent in 2020

The 2018 national budget was tabled under very difficult economic circumstances. The Minister of Finance acknowledged that difficulty, but necessary trade-offs had to be made to formulate a budget that moderates spending, raises revenues whilst aiming to minimize the potential negative effect on growth. The 2017 GDP growth projection has…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Statement by the Human Rights Commissioner on suspension of the death penalty in the Gambia

Dr. Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (20 February) on the suspension of the death penalty in the Gambia: “I warmly welcome the decision by Gambian President Adama Barrow to suspend the use of…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

Anticipation from Tanzania on the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism

The Conference on World Mission and Evangelism will be held at the Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge, in Arusha, Tanzania

Bishop Dr. Fredrick O. Shoo is presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT). He is also author of a “Welcome” in the Handbook for the upcoming World Council of Churches Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME). Below, Bishop Shoo is featured in an interview that comments…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Central African Republic: the peace process and human rights are indivisible

Humanitarian assistance, which must once again be praised, remains insufficient to meet the needs of the 2.2 million people requiring help

From 6 to 16 February, the Independent Expert on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic, Marie-Thérèse Keita Bocoum, concluded an official visit to assess the impact of the African Union’s peace initiative on human rights. “This process should include the prospect of a sincere dialogue between the…