Source: Embaixada EUA em Moçambique |

U.S. Government supports early grade learning in local languages with Minister of Education and Human Development

The event served to highlight the importance of local languages in Mozambique to preserve cultural diversity and build a more inclusive society

The U.S. Government proudly participated in an official ceremony celebrating International Mother Languages Day in Matutine District of Maputo Province.  The U.S. Government was represented at the event by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Jennifer Adams, while Minister of Education and Human Development (MINEDH) Carmelita Rita…

Source: Ambassade des Etats-Unis au Burkina Faso |

U.S. Embassy Burkina Faso Welcomes Three New Nouveaux Horizons (NH) Ambassadors

NH ambassadors are young African men and women living on the continent, passionate about books, and involved in their communities

On February 14, 2020, the American Center at the Embassy of the United States of America in Burkina Faso welcomed three new Nouveaux Horizons (NH) ambassadors to its Public diplomacy family. Nouveaux Horizons translates books by American authors into French, markets them in French-speaking Africa, and distributes them to American…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank issues call to strengthen fertilizer value chains at Argus Africa Fertilizer Conference

Participants also discussed the need for closer cooperation between development partners and commercial banks to create exclusive fertilizer financing opportunities throughout Africa

The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org) urged development finance institutions, NGOs, farmer cooperatives, and the private sector to develop more effective financing solutions for Africa’s fertilizer value chains. The Bank’s call to action came during the Argus Africa Fertilizer Conference held on 19 February. The conference’s theme was Supporting the fertilizer…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

South Africa (SA) sides determined to bounce back on Guinness PRO14 tour

The match in Ireland will have extra significance for veteran Toyota Cheetahs and Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar

The Toyota Cheetahs and Isuzu Southern Kings will have their sights set on bouncing back strongly from disappointing defeats last week when they line up against Ulster and the Scarlets in their second tour matches in the Guinness PRO14 this weekend. The Toyota Cheetahs, in particular, will be under pressure…

Pulse Africa
Source: Pulse Africa |

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP) unifies all its brands under the company name PULSE

With the unification, the former RADP group of assets will now be known collectively as Pulse across Africa

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP) (RADP.Africa), one of Africa’s leading media groups is unifying its assets across the continent - to form one integrated media company under the Pulse brand. With the unification, the former RADP group of assets will now be known collectively as Pulse (Pulse.Africa) across Africa. Its…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

In 12 months, Sahel violence displaces more than 700,000 in Burkina Faso

People fleeing the violence report attacks on their villages by militant groups, killing, raping, pillaging

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners are facing severe challenges in accessing and responding to the…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

From 12 to 18 February, one new confirmed case was reported

During the past week, the incidence of new Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases has remained low (Figure 1). From 12 to 18 February, one new confirmed case was reported. The case was reported in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province and had an epidemiological link to a confirmed case reported…

Source: British High Commission Pretoria |

Prosperity Fund’s Future Cities Programme launches in South Africa

The programme has been designed to achieve maximum impact in the areas of transport, urban resilience and sustainable planning

The UK Prosperity Fund, in partnership with Future Cities South Africa is launching their Future Cities Programme in three of South Africa’s major city municipalities: Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The Global Future Cities Programme is an £80 million programme, one of the several global programmes run through Prosperity Fund,…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

“Our goal is to surpass developed countries,” African Development Bank VP tells fourth industrial revolution forum

The event attracted Ivorian and regional ministers as well as officials, senior Bank staff and private sector executives

Africa is not only ready for the fourth industrial revolution. It is set to outdo the achievements of the developed world. That was one of the messages that emerged at a seminar hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB.org) at its headquarters in Abidjan. The event attracted Ivorian and regional…

Source: Embassy of Finland, Addis Ababa |

Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari to visit Tanzania and Mozambique

During the visit, the Minister will learn about Finland's development cooperation in the two countries and have meetings with their political leadership

Minister Ville Skinnari will visit Tanzania on 23–25 February and Mozambique on 26–28 February. During the visit, the Minister will learn about Finland's development cooperation in the two countries and have meetings with their political leadership. The visit will also promote commercial cooperation between Finland and these countries. Minister for…