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Sheraton Lagos Hotel captivates audience with momentous Live Concert featuring living legend Femi Kuti

In Partnership with Media and Entertainment company Chocolate City Group, Creates Exclusive Access and A Once-In-A-Lifetime Afro Beat Jazz Experience for Loyalty Program Members

Sheraton Lagos Hotel hosted an unforgettable evening with critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and four-time Grammy Award nominee, Femi Kuti enthralling the audience with a live performance of his seventh studio album, One People One World. on 22nd September 2018. Music lovers, Afro beat enthusiasts and members of Marriott International’s…

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The Status Quo is Unacceptable: It’s time to normalize the narratives on African Migration, Experts Urge

Noting that charity begins at home, the experts called on African leaders to reverse the growing global trend towards “securitization of migration,” by acting on commitments to ease travel restrictions and promote regular migration across the African continent

Technical experts to the High-Level Panel on Migration in Africa (HLPM) concluded a two-day meeting at the headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, with a strong call for a new narrative on African migration based on the notion that migration is normal and inevitable. Noting…

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African Development Bank Boosts Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy with close to $2 Million

Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA), of which the Government of Japan is a major donor, along with the Austrian Government and the African Development Bank, will contribute $923,570 and $988,202 to finance the Bank’s Fashionomics Africa Digital Marketplace and Entrepreneurship & Innovation Lab (eLab) programs

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) (http://bit.ly/2xAJfTU), has provided funds totaling nearly US $2 million to its Jobs for Youth in Africa initiative. FAPA, of which the Government of Japan is a major donor, along with the Austrian Government and the African Development Bank, will contribute…

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Joint Communiqué: United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security Holds Fifteenth Consultative Meeting in New York on 22 September

The meeting reviewed the status of the partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU)

The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its fifteenth consultative meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 22 September 2018. The meeting reviewed the status of the partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU), focused on the situations in…

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Global winners of "SDGs and Her" Competition celebrated at New York event

The SDGs and Her competition is open to women who own and/or lead micro-enterprises with nine or fewer employees, and which have loan eligibility under USD $10,000 or annual sales under USD 100,000

Today, the global winners of the SDGs and Her Competition were celebrated at a side-event during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly. The contest—co-sponsored by the World Bank Group, UNDP, UN Women, and the Wharton School Zicklin Center—showcases women micro-entrepreneurs who are helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their businesses. The first-place…

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MTN Uganda and Mastercard diversify Mobile Money services in Uganda

Through this partnership, MTN MoMo customers will use a virtual card to shop or make payments at the vast network of global outlets accepting Mastercard payments

MTN Uganda (www.MTN.co.ug) in partnership with Mastercard (www.Mastercard.com) and United Bank for Africa (UBA) (www.UBAGroup.com) have announced a new service that will enable quicker, safer and more convenient online payments globally.  Through this partnership, MTN MoMo customers will use a virtual card to shop or make payments at the vast network of…

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South Sudanese surgeon wins UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

For 20 years, Dr. Atar has been committed to providing medical services to people forced to flee conflict and persecution in Sudan and South Sudan

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, would like to inform that South Sudanese surgeon Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, as the organization’s 2018 Nansen Refugee Award winner. This annual award, which  honors an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help people forcibly displaced from their homes. For…

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Photo News Release: UNITEL chair woman says “It is one of our many advocacy to fight and prevent malaria in Angola, hundreds of children have volunteered to participate in campaigns of vaccination, street cleaning and diseases prevention. Social responsibility is part of our campaign that we need to care for each other”.

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Internet Society Partners with Facebook to Expand Internet Connectivity in Africa

Currently, 42% of countries in Africa lack IXPs, which means that most of their domestic Internet traffic is exchanged through points outside their respective country

The Internet Society (https://www.InternetSociety.org/), a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet, today announced that it is partnering with Facebook to develop Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa.  An Internet Exchange Point is where multiple local and international networks, ISPs and content providers…

Source: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) |

The African Union and UNAIDS, as chair of the H6 partnership, join forces to tackle sexual and violence and health in humanitarian crises

The rise in the frequency and scale of humanitarian crises is having a devastating impact, particularly on women and children

UNAIDS, chair of the H6 partnership (six United Nations bodies working on health-related issues) and the African Union have pledged to enhance their collaboration to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence, prevent HIV, and protect women’s health and rights in humanitarian settings. A new programme of work on this common agenda…