Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Mainstream mental health in all Mass Drug Administrations (MDAs)

Mpuuga made this call at the opening of the mental health camp at Parliament on Tuesday, 21 May 2023

Parliamentary Commissioner and Nyendo – Mukungwe Member of Parliament, Hon. Mathias Mpuuga has called on government to plan for mental health services in all its departments and agencies. Mpuuga said the same efforts should eventually be spread to the private sector just as it is in the case with HIV/AIDS.…

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Ethiopia: African Development Fund approves nearly $43 million to boost access to finance and non-financial services for Ethiopian Youth and Women-led micro, small and medium-sized businesses (MSMEs)

The program focuses on improving access to finance, providing business development services, and strengthening the entrepreneurship enabling environment

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund – the African Development Bank Group’s (www.AfDB.org) concessional financing window – approved a grant of $42.86 million to Ethiopia on 22 May 2024 to fund the implementation of the Agri-MSMEs development for jobs Program.   Aimed at boosting the growth and…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus |

First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus S.Lukashevich receives copies of Credentials of the Ambassador of Ethiopia

The sides noted their mutual interest in more active use of the existing potential of bilateral relations and bringing them to a higher level

On May 22, 2024 the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Sergei Lukashevich, received copies of Credentials of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the Republic of Belarus, Cham Ugala Uriat. The meeting was timed to coincide with…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Devastating drought and floods in Southern Africa: World Food Programme (WFP) Chief calls for global action as millions face food insecurity

These climate extremes serve as a reminder of the urgent need to increase investment in activities that build resilience, especially in Southern Africa where climate shocks severely impact lives

Millions of people are facing food insecurity due to El Niño-fueled drought and floods in Southern Africa, WFP Executive Director Cindy McCain warned during a visit to Zambia, at the epicenter of the crisis. Severe drought has wiped out harvests in a region where 70 percent of the population relies…

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Africa: Launch of a regional agenda for integrating nutrition into Agricultural policies and programs

The discussion highlighted the importance of multi-sectoral collaboration and community involvement in achieving the agenda’s goals

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) convened a crucial hybrid meeting on Monday, 20 May 2024, bringing together key stakeholders to launch the Regional Nutrition Agenda officially. The event highlighted the integration of nutrition into agricultural policies and strategies, marking a significant step forward in addressing nutritional challenges…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Algeria: Investing in Data Key for Diversified Growth

The Spring 2024 Algeria Economic Update underlines the country’s dynamic economic activity and slowing inflation while highlighting the importance of data in supporting Algeria’s efforts toward sustainable, diversified growth

Algeria’s economic growth remained dynamic in 2023, with GDP recording a 4.1 percent increase, driven by robust performance in the nonhydrocarbon and hydrocarbon sectors, according to the World Bank's Spring 2024 Algeria Economic Update. Economic activity was stimulated by dynamic private consumption and strong investment growth, fueling a marked increase in…

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World Rugby Selects Princess Alban Ugonwaezeh-Agugo for Capgemini University's International Sports Management Program

This prestigious program aims to elevate the visibility of female leaders within the rugby community and accelerate the development of the women's and girls' game, in the lead-up to the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025

World Rugby has proudly announced the selection of Nigerian Princess Alban Ugonwaezeh-Agugo for the Capgemini Women in Rugby Leadership Programme for 2024 and 2025. This prestigious program aims to elevate the visibility of female leaders within the rugby community and accelerate the development of the women's and girls' game, in…

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Mukuru Employees Involved in Tragic Traffic Accident

The accident occurred as a staff vehicle transported employees home at the end of the workday

It is with profound sadness that we inform you of a tragic traffic accident involving five of our valued Mukuru Tendeseka (www.Mukuru.com) employees on the evening of 21 May 2024.  The accident occurred as a staff vehicle transported employees home at the end of the workday. Three of our colleagues…

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    • Significant results achieved in transport and energy and access to drinking water midway through the implementation of the African Development Bank’s Country Strategy Paper 2022-26 for Rwanda
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Rwanda: Significant results midway through the implementation of the African Development Bank country strategy 2022-26

A total of 120 targeted specialist graduates were employed within a year of graduating and 100 sustainable digital businesses have been created by young people

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) approved the mid-term review of the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2022-26 for Rwanda in Abidjan on 21 May 2024. The progress during the first half of the implementation period has been significant. The CSP for Rwanda was approved by…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

TotalEnergies Greenlights Major Offshore Project to Boost Angola’s Oil Production

TotalEnergies and its partners in Block 20/11 announced a final investment decision for the Cameia and Golfinho fields, signaling new opportunities for production growth in Angola’s offshore fields

A new milestone has been reached in Angola as energy major TotalEnergies and its partners on Block 20/11 announced a final investment decision (FID) for the Cameia and Golfinho fields. The announcement signals the start of development of the $6 billion Kaminho deepwater project – the first large-scale deepwater development…