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"We salute you": FIFA celebrates International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day has provided FIFA President Gianni Infantino with the opportunity to stress the crucial role that volunteers play in the delivery of FIFA tournaments

FIFA President Gianni Infantino: “Volunteers are the lifeblood of football"; volunteers also crucial to the success of FIFA’s tournaments (www.FIFA.com); FIFA’s online platform – the perfect opportunity for volunteers to get involved in the global game International Volunteer Day has provided FIFA President Gianni Infantino with the opportunity to stress…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

High Commissioner Amarasekara calls on the Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation of Botswana

High Commissioner Amarasekara appraised the friendly relationship between the two countries while Minister Kwape showed appreciation towards the contributions made by Sri Lankan professionals to the economy and public administration system of Botswana

Sri Lankan High Commissioner for South Africa Sirisena Amarasekara recently visited the Republic of Botswana and held bilateral discussions with the  Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation of Botswana Dr. Lemogang Kwape. High Commissioner Amarasekara conveyed greetings from the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Prof. G. L. Peiris to Dr.…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia |

AMISOM Hands Over New Ablution Facilities in Mogadishu

The two conveniences, which are fitted with a water tank each, now replace the old rusty and uncomfortable pit latrines, which, according to the market leadership, were not good for business

Two new ablution facilities comprising of eight flush toilets have been handed over by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to the business community at Marine market within Aden Adde International airport in Mogadishu to boost hygiene standards at the busy market. The new facilities, part of AMISOM’s Quick…

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Source: Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi |

Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Info Update (04 December 2021)

New Cases: 17 Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 61,966 Active Cases: 611 Total Recovered: 58, 816 (2 New) (Recovery rate: 95%) Currently Admitted in Treatment Units: 3 (0 New) New Discharges from Treatment Units: 0 Total Test Conducted: 445,865 (588 New) (Positivity rate: 2.89%) Total Deaths: 2,307 (0 New) (CFR: 3.72%) Vaccination: First Dose AstraZeneca: 854,046 (7560 New) Second Dose AstraZeneca:…

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ECOWAS Commission Organizes Technical Committee Meeting on ECOWAS Single Currency Programme

The draft ECOWAS Macroeconomic Performance and Convergence Report of first half of 2021 was presented and discussed

The ECOWAS Commission through the Directorate of Macroeconomic Stability and Multilateral Surveillance has organized a two-day technical committee meeting on the implementation of the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme. The meeting which is within the framework of the ECOWAS Monetary Cooperation Programmes and Multilateral Surveillance Mechanism will consider the macroeconomic performance…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

Joint Statement: Morocco, Switzerland Intend to Strengthen their Cooperation in all Areas of Common Interest

Morocco and Switzerland affirm that they recognize the transnational nature of migration issues and the interest of addressing them in a spirit of partnership at the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels

Morocco and Switzerland expressed, Friday December 3rd, 2021, their wish to strengthen their bilateral relations and to reinforce their cooperation in all fields of common interest. In a Joint Statement, issued at the end of the visit to Bern by Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Expatriates, MFA…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

World Soil Day: FAO Highlights the Threat of Soil Salinization to Global Food Security

New report on soil shows 55 percent of countries surveyed lack adequate capacities for soil analysis

 As it marks World Soil Day, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has highlighted the threat posed by soil salinization to global food security and warned that many countries still lack adequate capacity for soil analysis. “Soil is the foundation of agriculture and the world’s farmers depend…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

UNESCO and Premium Times Centre train Gambian youth leaders on Media and Information Literacy (MIL)

The training on media and information literacy was expected to adequately equip the youth with acceptable degree of skills

A total of 40 youth leaders from national and regional youth associations in The Gambia on Wednesday, 1st December, completed a three-day training on Media and Information Literacy, as part of broader efforts to address hate speech and fake news in the country It was organized by UNESCO and delivered…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Nigeria |

Osun State Adopts Integrated Strategies, Targets Over Two Million Residents for COVID-19 Vaccination

50% of its population to be fully vaccinated by January 2022

As the festive season draws near and less than 2.9 % of Nigerians are vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, the Osun State is implementing innovative integrated strategies to increase the percentage of the residents getting vaccinated against the virus.  Osun state, like many others in the country, unveiled a mass…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

2021 African Economic Conference (AEC): Experts call for African Crypto Currency, Integrated Capital Market to Ease Business Costs

The continent first needs to harmonise national rules and protocols governing the financial systems of individual countries to make the reforms workable

A common crypto currency and an integrated capital market could boost trade in Africa and sustain growth after the Covid-19 crisis, experts said at the 2021 African Economic Conference on Friday. But the continent first needs to harmonise national rules and protocols governing the financial systems of individual countries to…