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Egyptian Foreign Minister receives outgoing Bahraini Ambassador to Cairo

Minister Shoukry stressed that the Arab Republic of Egypt stands with the Kingdom of Bahrain in all its efforts and measures to protect its security and stability

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt Sameh Shoukry received in his office today, outgoing Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Permanent Representative to the Arab League and Dean of the Arab Diplomatic Corps Shaikh Rashid bin Abdul Rahman Al Khalifa.…

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Field Event Highlights Success of Japan-Backed Mine Clearance Efforts in South Sudan

When civil war broke out in the 1980’s, in what was then still Sudan, many farmers in Magwi county and other parts of the south had their precious livelihoods stripped from them

Magwi county was once home to a thriving agricultural community that produced staple crops like maize, beans, eggplants, tomatoes, and many others, which provided both physical and fiscal nourishment for its inhabitants and other communities. “The first thing we used to hear our parents say is, ‘we are going to…

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Safe Schools Declaration endorsed by 100 countries

A number of countries, including Afghanistan, Mali, Yemen and Nigeria, are implementing measures to ensure that schools are not used for military purposes

Schools, pupils and teachers are being attacked in many conflict situations around the world today. One hundred countries have now endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration on protecting children and education in situations of armed conflict. ‘Norway has played a leading role in this work, and we are pleased to see…

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H.E Richard A. Opembe, Ambassador-Designate Presents an Open Copy of His Credentials

On 21st November 2019, H.E. Richard A. Opembe, Ambassador-designate to the Kingdom of Spain, presented the open copy of his credentials to the Office of the Chief of Protocol of the Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation. He was received by the Deputy Chief of Protocol, Subdirector General of travel…

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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Partners Convene Capacity Building Workshop on Infrastructure delivery and PPPs in West Africa

The workshop is a part of ongoing efforts by the ECA to respond to the overwhelming demand by member States for increased mobilization of stakeholders

The Economic Commission for Africa and its partners the Global Infrastructure Hub and the African Development Bank will convene A workshop from 26 – 28 November 2019 in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop is a part of ongoing efforts by the ECA to respond to the overwhelming demand by member States…

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Serious concerns over Sahel, require ‘urgent action’: Senior UN Africa official

The situation in Africa’s Sahel region continues to be “of serious concern and urgent action is needed”, a high-level United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday, attributing a rising number of attacks to terrorist armed groups

Over the past six months, security in many parts of the vast area that runs west to east across the continent from Senegal to Sudan, “has continued to deteriorate”, said Bintou Keita, Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, noting a surge in militancy against security forces and civilians and of “violent incidents…

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Weak Vaccine-Preventable Disease Surveillance Could Cost the African Region $22.4 billion over the next decade, World Health Organization (WHO) Warns

Vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) surveillance is a critical component of the integrated disease control strategies and an effective way to detect and respond early to outbreaks

In its newly launched Investment Case for Vaccine-Preventable Disease Surveillance in the African Region, 2020-2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa’s highlights the drastic consequences that could be in store for the region, if countries do not invest in disease surveillance efforts – including a US$22.4 billion economic burden…

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Africa’s startup ecosystem on the brink of massive growth

Africa’s leading early stage investors come together for the 6th edition of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit #AESIS2019

The growing number of startups securing major financial commitments, sets the stage for an entirely new era of growth in the African venture capital industry. This was the most discussed topic during the sixth edition of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit #AESIS2019 held between 13-15 November in Cape Town,…

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Nigeria commemorates third Noma Day – resolves to eliminate disease by 2030

Noma is a necrotizing or flesh-eating disease that destroys the mouth and the face

Nigeria has marked its third National Noma Day with a strong commitment to eliminate the debilitating disease by 2030. The theme for this year’s event, marked on 18 November, was: “Timely recognition averts deformity – raise awareness to prevent noma” and the Nigerian government indicated commitment towards raising awareness on…

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    • Representative from the Bank of Tanzania Abert Cesari( Second right) in group photo with Managing director of Vodacom Tanzania PLC, Hisham Hendi (Far right), Managing Executive, Legal and regulatory from Vodacom Group, Judith Obholzer (Far left) and Director of Corporate Affairs, Vodacom Tanzania Rosalynn Mworia (Second left) during release of Vodacom’s Future-Proofing Mobile Financial Services report in Dar es salaam
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Stakeholders meet to discuss future of mobile money platforms in Africa

Stakeholders from 8 African countries deliberate on policies and frameworks to drive innovation, technology and sustainable mobile payment ecosystem

Key representatives from over 8 countries in Africa gathered at a workshop organized by Vodacom (www.Vodacom.co.tz) to look into trends and developments shaping the mobile money industry in Africa. Leading telecom company Vodacom also released its Future-Proofing Mobile Financial Services report at the workshop. The report, the first of Vodacom’s…