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DR Congo Ebola outbreak now a Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares

There have been more than 2,500 cases of infection and nearly 1,670 have died in the provinces of Ituri and North Kivu

The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with the head of the World Health Organization calling for countries to ‘take notice and redouble our efforts”. With the first anniversary…

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Olatowun Candide-Johnson appointed Chairwoman of French start-up kwik, specialist in last-mile delivery in Nigeria

Olatowun Candide-Johnson has several years of experience in senior management roles within the Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria

The French start-up kwik (http://KWIK.Delivery/) announced today that Olatowun CANDIDE-JOHNSON, a Nigerian lawyer and businesswoman, has officially been appointed Chairwoman of its supervisory board.  kwik, which aims to become the number 1 provider in the Nigerian last-mile delivery market, was founded by a French National, Romain Poirot-Lellig. A Nigerian lawyer…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Concludes Visit to Tunisia

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Björn Rother visited Tunis from July 11–17, 2019, to discuss Tunisia’s recent economic developments, outlook and reform program

Tight monetary and fiscal policies during the first half of 2019 have reduced inflation and laid the foundation for a second year of budget deficit reduction; Risks to the economic outlook have increased due to higher oil prices, weaker growth in Tunisia’s trading partners, and an appreciating dinar; Near-term policies…

Source: United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) |

Call for nominations to recognize exceptional African women advancing peace and security in Africa

The women will be featured in an upcoming commemorative book set to be launched in year 2020

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) are calling for nominations of African women who have exceptionally advanced the women, peace and security agenda in Africa. The women will be featured in an upcoming commemorative book set to be launched in year…

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For investors, by investors: Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) and African Business Angel Network (ABAN) announce 6th edition of its Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (#AESIS2019)

Announces partnership with R1.4 billion start-up funding unit, Naspers Foundry

13-15 November in Cape Town, South Africa; Announces partnership with R1.4 billion start-up funding unit, Naspers Foundry. VC4A (https://VC4A.com/) and ABAN are pleased to announce the 6th edition of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (#AESIS2019). The Summit will take place from 13-15 November at Workshop17 at the V&A Waterfront…

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Global HVAC Leader Trane® appoints JMG Limited as new distributor in Nigeria for its residential and light commercial products

JMG Limited showcased its ‘One-Stop’ solution including HVAC, at MEGA CLIMA 2019

Trane® (www.Trane.com), a global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has entered into a new distribution agreement with JMG Limited (www.JMGLimited.com) in Nigeria, that will significantly expand and strengthen the distribution capacity of Trane in Nigeria. The launch of Trane in Nigeria was…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

UNICEF signs annual work plans worth 1.4 billion birr with the Government of Ethiopia

The upcoming Country Programme 2020-2025 will build on the achievements of the ending Country Programme.

UNICEF signed the Ethiopian Fiscal Year 2012 annual work plans worth US$ 49 million (1.4 billion birr) with the Government of Ethiopia under the umbrella of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2016-2020). The work plans were signed by H.E. Mr. Admasu Nebebe, State Minister of Finance, Ms. Adele…

Source: The World Bank Group |

World Bank Supports Recovery Efforts for Cyclone-Affected People in Zimbabwe

The project will target the most affected districts with a focus on immediate interventions to support livelihoods regeneration and restoration

The World Bank Board of Directors approved today a $72 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) Crisis Response Window (CRW) to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project (ZIRP). The financing will help mitigate the impact of Cyclone Idai on the…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

A high-level delegation led by South Sudan’s Undersecretary of Health visited Yei River State to intensify Ebola preparedness in the country

The objective of the visit was to among others reassure local authorities of the continued support of the development partners and the one UN in South Sudan

On 15 July 2019, a high-level delegation led by Dr Makur Matur Kariom, Undersecretary, Ministry of Health and Mr Alain Noudehou, UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and comprising Ambassadors of donor countries, heads of United Nations (UN) agencies and Representatives of international non-governmental organizations visited Yei town. The objective of the visit…

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

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

The Secretary-General conveys his deepest condolences to the family of the deceased peacekeeper and to the Government and people of Ethiopia

The Secretary-General is saddened by the incident that occurred earlier today at the Amiet Market in Abyei, during which two United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) peacekeepers, conducting a routine patrol, came under attack by unknown assailants. One peacekeeper was killed while the other was wounded. Five civilians…