Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

New U.S. Investment to help Ethiopia’s Education System prepare University Graduates for the Workplace

The support will address some of the existing gaps between the skillsets of university students and the demands of the job market they will face after graduation

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Save the Children and Ministry of Science and Higher Education announced $2 million in new institutional capacity development support to Ethiopian higher education institutions through USAID’s Building the Potential of Youth Activity (POTENTIAL); a five-year project implemented by Save the Children. The…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon Central and North Africa, Canon Discovery Week ends with a trip to Dubai for one lucky raffle winner

Canon Discovery Week, launched on June 24, ends today with the announcement of 3 winners in raffle draw

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (www.Canon-CNA.com), a global leader in imaging solutions, closed off another successful edition of the Canon Discovery Week by awarding prizes to some of its customers who entered the Win Big Jibambe Dubai competition. Helping photo enthusiasts to create great vocations, improve their technical skills,…

DOC Research Institute
Source: DOC Research Institute |

Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou to speak at 17th Rhodes Forum

The 17th Rhodes Forum – titled "Global (dis)order: Towards dialogue-based worldviews" – takes place on 11-12 October 2019

The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) (http://www.DOC-Research.org) is pleased to welcome President of Niger H.E. Mahamadou Issoufou as a keynote speaker of this year’s Rhodes Forum, the DOC’s flagship global affairs conference. President Issoufou will share an African perspective on issues related to global order, security and economic development…

Source: Kaspersky |

Growth in Fintech Drives Growth in Cyberattacks

Africa’s Fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years and the continent’s Fintech firms have grown to 491 from 301 in 2017, with $132.8 million raised in 2018

Africa’s Fintech sector is booming! According to reports (http://bit.ly/2kqyD6q), Africa’s Fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years and the continent’s Fintech firms have grown to 491 from 301 in 2017, with $132.8 million raised in 2018, making last year the sector’s best year yet - and proving…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

LUKOIL Leader says New Africa Energy Book Billions at Play describes Workable Solutions for Africa’s Infrastructure Challenges

Ayuk sees the irony in oil and gas produced in Africa being sent away to be refined, then returned as finished products that Africans pay a premium for

Leading African energy attorney NJ Ayuk does not believe in handouts as a long-term strategy for impoverished people or nations. But he does think that the companies working on the continent have a responsibility to help their host nations build the infrastructure necessary to expand industrialization. Bruce Falkenstein, Joint Operations…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

The Republic of Mali’s Independence Day

The United States and Mali enjoy a strong partnership based on shared goals of strengthening democracy, promoting security, and increasing economic growth

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to the Government and people of Mali on your country’s 59th Independence Day. The United States and Mali enjoy a strong partnership based on shared goals of strengthening democracy, promoting…

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

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission

The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to reinforce the cooperation between the two organisations

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission. The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to reinforce the cooperation between the two organisations to advance peace and development on the continent.

Marriott International, Inc.
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Marriott International Expects to Add 40 New Properties Across Africa by 2023

Company announces four new deals including entry into Cape Verde; Development pipeline expected to drive owner investment of over $2 billion and generate 12,000 new jobs

From the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Addis, Marriott International (http://www.Marriott.com) reinforced its commitment to Africa by announcing it expects to add 40 properties and over 8,000 rooms across the continent by the end of 2023. The company also announced signed agreements to open its first property in Cape Verde…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Second Ebola vaccine to complement “ring vaccination” given green light in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will complement the current vaccine (rVSV-ZEBOV-GP, manufactured by Merck), which has proven highly effective and safe, and which has helped protect thousands of lives

The health authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have announced plans to introduce a second experimental Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, from mid- October. This vaccine, which is given as a 2-dose course, 56 days apart, will be provided under approved protocols to targeted at-risk…

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Dangote Empowers 106,000 Women with N1.1 billion in Four States

This initiative is in continuation of its micro-grant programme aimed at poverty amelioration through economic empowerment of women

Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) (www.Dangote.com/foundation/) has reiterated its readiness to empower additional 106,000 women across four states in Northern Nigeria, with a sum of N1.1 billion before the end of 2019. This initiative is in continuation of its micro-grant programme aimed at poverty amelioration through economic empowerment of women. The Aliko…