Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

USAID Administrator Mark Green's remarks on Prosper Africa at the Corporate Council on Africa Conference

Sixty percent of Africans are under 25, and a decade from now there will be about 320 million Africans between the ages of 15 and 24

Thank you for that kind introduction, and thank you for your great leadership.  And a special thanks to Florie Liser, President of the Corporate Council on Africa for inviting me to join you today.  As many of you know, I served as America's Ambassador to Tanzania, Mozambique's beautiful neighbor to…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

WHO welcomes Egypt’s support to 14 African countries in their fight against hepatitis C

Every year, more than 200 000 people in the WHO African Region are dying from complications of viral hepatitis B- and hepatitis C-related liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver cancer

Egypt has announced that it would be providing hepatitis C testing and treatment for one million peo-ple in 14 African countries. Speaking at the opening of the African Hepatitis Summit 2019, currently underway in Kampala, Uganda, HE Dr Hala Zaid, the Egyptian Minister of Health and Population, stated that the…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Queen’s birthday celebration 2019 in Madagascar: Phil Boyle’s speech

British ambassador to Madagascar Phil Boyle delivered a speech to celebrate The Queen's 93rd birthday as well as the UK-Madagascar efforts to conserve environment

By Phil Boyle, British ambassador to Madagascar We are delighted to welcome you all to our first Queen’s Birthday Party in Madagascar. Our national day event due to be held in early May last year was unfortunately cancelled because of the political crisis. I think it is fair to say…

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As The Sun Rises, The Water Flows: A Green Humanitarian Response in South Sudan

Last year, IOM’s water, sanitation and health (WASH) teams soon began to tap into the potential of the nearby river and the sun

By Angela Wells, IOM Public Information Officer, Department of Operations and Emergencies The town of Malakal sits on the East bank of the Nile River in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State- a country where the sun’s rays never cease. In 2013, armed groups attacked communities in Upper Nile, causing thousands…

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300,000 flee flare-up of ethnic violence in north-eastern DR Congo

Teams have also been deployed to assess the situation and engage with communities and the authorities to help prevent more attacks

More than 300,000 people have been forced to flee resurgent inter-ethnic violence in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just this month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday. Citing multiple attacks and counter-attacks between Hema herders and Lendu farmers, UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch told journalists in Geneva that the…

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF)
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Rwanda - Rugby: 25th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi

The Rugby fraternity will join the rest of the country in the 25th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi

The Rugby fraternity will join the rest of the country in the 25th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi by holding a Rugby memorial 7’s which will take place on  Saturday June 22nd , 2019 at kacyiru Red cross ground. The one-day competition will be contested by six domestic teams, one…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Uganda leads the charge against viral hepatitis

More than 30% of the population who are infected with hepatitis B are now aware of their status and can access comprehensive treatment services

Kenneth Kabagambe knows the cost of hepatitis B all too well. So much so, that he’s dedicated his entire life to wiping it out. He has become the most visible face of the disease in Uganda which, like many African nations, has a high prevalence rate of chronic hepatitis B.…

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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives Speaker of Ethiopian House of Federation

The two sides discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Monday Keria Ibrahim, Speaker of the House of Federation of Ethiopia, who was accompanied by Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of Federal National Council, FNC.…

API Events
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Africa’s Leading Property Investment Summit Reveals Ten Trends Shaping African Property

In recognition of these developments, the Summit’s organising committee has released its high-level white paper here: 10 Trends Shaping African Real Estate

The Africa Property Investment (API) Summit (https://www.APISummit.co.za/), now in its tenth year and, regarded as the continent’s leading real estate investment and development gathering will showcase how the investment case across the continent’s-built environment markets has matured over the past decade. In recognition of these developments, the Summit’s organising committee…

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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed offers condolences to Ethiopia's PM on death of his father

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed prayed to Allah the Almighty to rest the deceasd's soul in Paradise and to grant his family patience and solace

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, offered condolences to Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, on death of his father. In a phone call with Ethiopia's Prime Minister today, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin…