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Strengthening the healthcare system in north-east Nigeria - a priority for WHO

WHO is coordinating health sector partners to target 5.1 million people for humanitarian health interventions in the region

It started like every other normal day. Mallam Isah and his wife, Hauwa, had set off to the farm as it was the peak of the farming season. Half way into the day’s work, the attention of the couple was needed back home. Bintu, their 3-year old daughter had high…

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United Nations strengthens Ebola response in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Ebola epidemic has claimed more than 1,200 lives and the risk of spread to other provinces in the eastern Congo as well as neighbouring countries remains very high

With the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo now in its tenth month and the number of new cases increasing in recent weeks, the United Nations announced today measures to strengthen its response and end the outbreak. The Ebola epidemic has claimed more than 1,200 lives and…

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UAE Embassy distributes food aid to needy households in Egypt

The aid falls within the longstanding relations between the peoples of the two sisterly countries

A number of eligible households in Al Giza governorate, Egypt, have benefited from sizable food baskets distributed by the Sharjah Charity House in collaboration with the UAE Embassy in the Egyptian capital. The aid falls within the longstanding relations between the peoples of the two sisterly countries, said Saleh Al…

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Algeria and Argentina certified malaria-free by WHO

Malaria remains one of the world’s leading killers, with an estimated 219 million cases and over 400 000 malaria-related deaths in 2017

Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognized by WHO as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years.   Contracted through the bite of an infected mosquito, malaria remains one of the world’s leading…

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Somalia’s population, international partners must be energized to sustain country’s ‘upward trajectory,’ says senior UN official

The country had made significant progress on its economic and security sector reforms

Despite Somalia’s persistent security threats, recurrent political crises, capacity constraints and the difficulties in navigating political obstacles to its reform agenda, the Horn of Africa country remains on a “positive trajectory,” the UN Security Council was told on Wednesday. Briefing the Council, Raisedon Zenenga ,the Deputy Head of the UN Assistance Mission in…

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Egyptian premier hails UAE's contribution to enhancing government performance

Around 1,000 Egyptian government employees took part in eight training workshops on government excellence

Dr. Moustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of Egypt, has hailed the UAE's contribution to improving his country's government performance as part of the long-standing partnership between the two countries. This came as the Egyptian premier received a UAE government delegation led by Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs…

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Rwanda: Dr Kasonde Mwinga, New WHO Representative in Rwanda presents credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

The Minister accepted the credentials and welcomed Dr Mwinga to Rwanda

The newly appointed Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Republic of Rwanda, Dr Kasonde Mwinga, presented her credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr Richard Sezibera, on the 22 of May 2019. The Minister accepted the credentials and welcomed Dr Mwinga to Rwanda.…

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Rugby Kigali sharks to clash Thousand hills as second Round of Rwanda rugby league resumes

The President of Rwanda Rugby Federation, Kamanda Tharcisse confirmed that the second round of the National league will return this Saturday

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) (www.RwandaRugby.com) Rugby National league 15 aside sponsored by Akilah Institute for women action resumes this weekend as The Rwanda Rugby federation suspended the league in April to remember the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The President of Rwanda Rugby Federation, Kamanda Tharcisse confirmed that…

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UK continues to demonstrate commitment to supporting the advance of West Africa’s Agro-Industry

The UK hosted the inaugural edition of the UK-West Africa Agritech Summit organised by the UK Department for International Trade in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday, 21st of May

The United Kingdom continues to demonstrate its commitment to ‘doing better business’ on the African continent with the inaugural edition of the UK- West Africa Agritech Summit organised by the UK Department for International Trade in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday, 21st of May. With a mission to encourage Britain and…

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Dispatch of a Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to the Inauguration Ceremony of the President of the Republic of South Africa

With this dispatch, Japan wishes to offer its congratulations on the re-election of President Ramaphosa

Following the result of the General Election of the Republic of South Africa on 8 May, the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony for H.E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa will be held on May 25. Considering the importance of the bilateral relationship between Japan and the Republic…