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Marriott International Signs Agreement with the Red Sea Development Company to Bring the First Ritz-Carlton Reserve to the Middle East

Part of Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea destination, this Private Sanctuary will Deliver Transformative and Immersive Guest Experiences

Marriott International, Inc. (www.Marriott.com), on May 23, announced it has signed an agreement with The Red Sea Development Company to debut its distinguished Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand off the west coast of Saudi Arabia. Slated to debut in 2023, Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is expected to form part of the eagerly…

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New Cameroon business incubator signs up with Pan-African tech firm and Finnish education technology network to spread 5G Tech Spaces across the African continent

BB Incubator is the first of its kind in Africa to adopt the 5G Mokki Tech Spaces, a high-tech learning and communication environment in the shape of a small cottage

Today, the recently launched Boris Bison Youth Empowerment Business Incubator in Douala, Cameroon, the Pan-African video game publishing company Ludique Works and Start North (www.StartNorth.com), the Finnish technology learning accelerator network, have announced mutual memoranda of understanding to introduce their technologically advanced learning environments, the ‘5G Mokki Tech Spaces’, across…

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine approved in the EU as third dose booster against COVID-19

Approval follows CHMP recommendation for use in patients previously vaccinated with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine or an EU-approved mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca's (www.AstraZeneca.com) COVID-19 vaccine has been granted approval in the European Union (EU) by the European Medicine Agency (EMA) as a third dose booster in adults. Healthcare professionals can now use AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a third dose booster in patients previously given a primary vaccine schedule of either AstraZeneca…

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Africa’s leading financial institution will avert looming food crisis

The funds will help 20 million African farmers produce an extra 38 million metric tons of food to address growing fears of starvation and food insecurity on the continent

The African Development Bank Group’s (www.AfDB.org) Board of Directors has approved a $1.5 billion Emergency Food Production Facility to help tackle the global food crisis sparked by the Russian-Ukraine conflict. The funds will help 20 million African farmers produce an extra 38 million metric tons of food to address growing fears of starvation…

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United States and Mozambique Approve $404 million to Support HIV/AIDS Response in 2023

Since 2004, the U.S. Government and the American people have made a commitment to a healthy, prosperous Mozambique through investments into the PEPFAR program

The United States and Mozambique governments, civil society, and other partners in the national HIV/AIDS response received approval for the U.S. Government’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Country Operational Plan (COP) for October 2022 through September 2023, also known as COP22. Led by PEPFAR, the National AIDS Council…

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Eritrea adapts the WHO 3rd Edition Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) Technical Guidelines and Training Modules

Eritrea is now poised to join the growing list of countries in the African Region that have successfully adapted the IDSR technical guidelines

The unprecedented Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak of 2014 in West Africa and other recent health emergencies revealed that the IDSR and IHR (2005) had not been fully implemented in many Member States. This necessitated the review of the 2nd edition and development of 3rd Edition IDSR technical guidelines.  Consequently,…

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Kenya - World Health Assembly: Health CS calls for increased investment in health systems

The Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly is being held in Geneva, Switzerland and is the first in-person Health Assembly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe is calling for more investments in the health workforce if the world is to realize dependable and working health systems. Speaking on the side-lines of the ongoing Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly in Geneva, the health CS said it was important for the world to refocus…

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Qatar: Assistant Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs Meets Several Arab Ambassadors to the State

The meeting dealt with reviewing bilateral cooperation

Assistant Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Saleh Al Khulaifi met separately today with HE Ambassador of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Dr. Mustafa Boutoura, HE Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti Tayeb Robla, HE Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia Abdul Razak Farah…

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UN Women Launches its Third Strategic Plan (2022-2025) to Support the Advancement of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in Uganda

The purpose of the launch was to raise awareness of the UN Women’s new Strategic Note and work in Uganda

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN) launched its Strategic Note for the period starting 2022-2025 at a high-level event held at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. The purpose of the launch was to raise awareness of the UN Women’s new Strategic Note…

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UNHCR: A record 100 million people forcibly displaced worldwide

The number of forcibly displaced people worldwide rose to 90 million by the end of 2021

The Ukraine war and other conflicts pushed the number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution over the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) informed on Sunday. “One hundred million is a stark figure --…