U.S. Embassy in Ghana
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    • Inauguration of the MCC Pokuase Bulk Supply Point. October 20, 2021
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Source: U.S. Embassy in Ghana |

U.S. and Ghana Inaugurate New $64.7 Million Energy Infrastructure Investment at Pokuase

The U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) funded the $64.7 million (GH₵ 391.9 million) electrical infrastructure project under the Ghana Power Compact

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie Sullivan joined the President of Ghana H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo and other Ghana government officials to formally inaugurate the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) in Accra today.  The U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) funded the $64.7 million (GH₵ 391.9 million) electrical infrastructure project under the Ghana…

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Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

WFP and Chellaram Foundation partner to support school-aged children in Sao Tome and Principe

The operation which begun a week after the Government had declared a nation-wide State of Calamity aims at meeting the immediate food and nutrition needs of children and their families

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is increasing support to 25,000 school-aged children enrolled in the National School Feeding and Health Programme (PNASE) in Sao Tome and Principe thanks to a USD700,000 contribution from the Chellaram Foundation. The operation which begun a week after the Government had declared a…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Nigeria: African Development Bank Group, MTN sign $500,000 grant agreement to study women’s access to financial services

The research, which includes a feasibility study, women-focused design and testing, will focus on both agents and customers to provide insights into women’s use of mobile money services

The African Development Bank (AfDB.org) has signed a grant agreement for $500,000 with Y’ello Digital Financial Services (YDFS), a fintech subsidiary of MTN Nigeria, to be used for a study into economic, religious, and social factors hampering access to finance for women in northern Nigeria. The research, which includes a…

Source: FIFA |

FIFA Council endorses global summit to discuss the future of football

The FIFA Council’s decision will now provide the platform for FIFA’s 211 member associations to further discuss the proposals in the coming weeks

Virtual global summit to take place on Monday, 20 December 2021; Gianni Infantino: “FIFA is considering all opinions in an inclusive and thorough consultation process with the objective of reaching a consensus for everyone’s benefit”; FIFA (FIFA.com) Club World Cup 2021™ to be played in the United Arab Emirates in…

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‘Overzealous’ security services undermining South Sudan peace: rights experts

Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan alleged that “overzealous” security forces had prevented dissent so dramatically, that civic space was now eroding “at an accelerating pace”

State security forces in South Sudan have been responsible for imposing new and potentially arbitrary restrictions against the country’s most prominent civil society leaders, issuing “credible” death threats that have undermined peace efforts, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Wednesday.  In an alert, the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan alleged that “overzealous” security forces had prevented dissent so dramatically, that civic space was now eroding “at an accelerating pace”, forcing rights defenders to flee and discouraging others…

Source: Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group) |

IsDB Institute Wins Again ‘Best Islamic Research Firm’ Award

The award recognizes the Institute’s innovative approach for creating knowledge solutions to achieve sustainable development

For the second consecutive year, the Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI) (https://irti.org/) has won the ‘Best Islamic Research Firm’ award, having secured the highest score in the IFN Service Providers Poll. The award recognizes the Institute’s innovative approach for creating knowledge solutions to achieve sustainable development. The Institute won the…

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Jumeirah Group’s Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project Reaches Important Milestone with Latest Release

2000 sea turtles returned to their natural habitat since programme’s inception in 2004

Jumeirah Group (www.Jumeirah.com)’s Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project has today released a batch of 14 endangered Green, Hawksbill and Loggerhead sea turtles from its Jumeirah Al Naseem beach. Under the watchful eye of the Group’s Marine Specialists including Director of Aquarium at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Barbara Lang-Lenton Arrizabalaga as well…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia |

AMISOM trains South West State Police to counter terrorism

Will guide the officers of the South West State Police on how to prevent terrorist acts, exchange information, search and extradite terror suspects

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has commenced a seven-day training programme to improve the capacity of the police in South West State of Somalia, to combat terrorism. The training organised by the AMISOM Police component will guide the officers of the South West State Police on how to…

Source: African Union (AU) |

African Union, RECS and RMs meet to coordinate implementation of the continental integration programme

On the agenda were three key areas i.e. African integration; division of labour between the AU, the RECs and the RMs; and the COVID19 situation in Africa

African Union, RECS and RMs meet to coordinate implementation of the continental integration programme The African Union (AU), represented by the Bureau of its Assembly, Chairpersons of the Eight (8) Regional Economic Communities, as well as Regional Mechanisms, held their third Mid-Year Coordination Meeting on the 16th of October, to harmonise…

Source: UN Women |

Traditional, religious and civil society leaders of Africa vow to take bold action to end violence against women and girls in the African continent

Across the continent of Africa, traditional leaders, including religious leaders, continue to play significant roles as influencers and custodians of cultural practices within communities

Traditional, religious and civil society leaders of Africa gathered today in Addis Ababa to confirm their commitment in joining hands with the African Union Commission, the United Nations and the Spotlight Initiative and taking bold action to end child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and other harmful practices. On behalf…