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Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG8) plays pivotal role in efforts to achieve 2030 Agenda, says Chinganya

SDG8 seeks to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Sustainable development goal number 8, a multidimensional goal that lies at the heart of the global 2030 Agenda, is under spotlight at the ongoing high level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) that is underway in New York. Speaking in a Workers and Trade Unions Major Group side event at…

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July 23 Briefing with Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs and Constance Hamilton Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa

The 2019 Forum will explore how countries can maximize the benefits of African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in a rapidly changing economic landscape

EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, July 23 2019, at 8:30am EDT for a telephonic press conference with Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs and Constance Hamilton, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa who will discuss the United States and Ivory Coast co-hosting the African Growth…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Security Council Press Statement on Abyei

The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the peacekeeper killed, the Government of Ethiopia, and the families of civilian victims

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on 16 July 2019 by unknown assailants on peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) at the Amiet market, which resulted in the death of one peacekeeper, severe injuries to another peacekeeper, and…

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Rugby: Zambia turns focus on Kenya meet

The team which comprises both experienced and upcoming players will be expected to put in their very best as they take on the 2nd ranked team in Africa

The Zambia Rugby National Team Coach has shifted his focus to the upcoming Kenya Rugby game set to be played on Saturday 27th July, 2019 at the Diggers Rugby Club in Kitwe. Coach Lawrence Njovu has summoned a 31 member squad as the team regroups for residential camp this weekend.…

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ENGIE and Meridiam achieve financial close for two solar photovoltaic projects in Senegal

The solar photovoltaic (PV) plants are part of the Scaling Solar initiative in Senegal, conducted jointly by the Senegalese authorities and International Finance Corporation (IFC)

ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) and partners Meridiam and FONSIS have signed the EPC, Operation & Maintenance and Finance contracts for two solar PV projects of 60 MW. The total investment cost for the projects amounts to 47.5 MEUR and debt is provided by the following Development Finance Institutions; the European Investment Bank…

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Merck Foundation partners with the First Lady of Malawi to build healthcare capacity and break infertility stigma in the country

Merck foundation to train Malawian doctors in the fields Cancer, Diabetes and Fertility Care to improve access to equitable and quality healthcare in the country

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) to launch their programs in partnership with First Lady of Malawi and Ministries of Health, Information, Education and Gender; Merck foundation to train Malawian doctors in the fields Cancer, Diabetes and Fertility Care to improve access to equitable and quality healthcare in the country; Merck Foundation to…

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Building Shelters for Vulnerable Displaced Persons in Burkina Faso

These shelters approved by the Burkinabe authorities conform to the Sahel Shelter prototype developed by the Luxembourg Red Cross

The upsurge in violence in the country and insecurity in Burkina Faso’s Sahel, Centre-Nord, Nord, Boucle du Mouhoun, and Est regions have triggered an unprecedented humanitarian emergency. As of June 2019, nearly 220,000 persons were displaced, a number that has tripled since December 2018. By the end of the year, this…

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2019 OFID Annual Award for Development recognizes Vida Duti’s remarkable water and sanitation work in Ghana

Duti attended a presentation ceremony at The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)’s headquarters during the 40th Annual Session of the organization’s Ministerial Council in Vienna

The 2019 The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) (http://www.OFID.org/)Annual Award for Development has been conferred upon Vida Duti, in recognition of her remarkable work in striving for sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for the population of Ghana. Duti, who is Country Director of the IRC International Water…

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The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) launches new strategy, sets sights on sustainable growth and maximum development impact

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) will embark on a journey to diversify its financial resources and to implement a coherent and consistent set of actions

OFID’s (http://www.OFID.org/) highest policy-making body, the Ministerial Council, held its 40th Annual Session in Vienna, Austria, and approved the general principles of OFID’s new Strategic Framework. The new strategy affirms OFID’s commitment to providing support to developing countries – especially low-income countries – in an increasingly complex and challenging development…

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Embiid, Bosh, Brogdon, Deng And Dieng Headline Basketball Without Borders Africa 2019 In Senegal

17th Basketball Without Borders Africa Camp Will Bring Together Top 60 Boys and Girls Ages 17 and Under from 29 African Countries

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Senegalese Basketball Federation today announced the top 60 boys and girls ages 17 and under from 29 African countries who will participate in the 17th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa when the camp returns to…