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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…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Africa Oil & Power 2019 to Show How Energy Will Generate Jobs, Economic Growth in Africa

Africa Oil & Power (AOP) announces its 2019 theme #MakeEnergyWork

Africa Oil & Power 2019 (www.AOP2019.com) is the official conference of South Africa’s Department of Energyand will welcome 20+ African petroleum and power ministers. AOP announces its 2019 theme #MakeEnergyWork.The theme will showcase the energy sector as a key driver of economic growth, jobs and opportunity for Africa’s people and private sectors. ‘Africa’s Energy…

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The Algerian Rugby Federation, officially accepted as an affiliate member of World Rugby

The executive committee of World Rugby, the international body in charge of 15-a-side and 7-a-side rugby, voted on Tuesday, May 21 in Dublin for the integration of Algeria as an affiliate member

The young Algerian rugby federation formed in 2015, and who joined Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) in December 2016 filed its application in 2018 with World Rugby (www.WorldRugby.org). After a favorable decision from the World Rugby Council last September, yesterday marked the last step in the process with the executive committee's vote.…

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Recreational Centre Opens for Children in Zinder, Niger

Niger, considered a major migratory hub in West and Central Africa, is a country of origin, transit and destination for numerous vulnerable migrants

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) officially handed over last Friday (17 May) the Centre for the Prevention, Promotion and Protection of Children (CEPPP) in Matameye, department of Kantché, Zinder region, to representatives from the Ministry of Women Promotion and Child Protection (MPFPE) in Niger. The centre was built and equipped through…

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Around 52 million in Near East, North Africa, suffering chronic undernourishment, new UN food agency report reveals

The report also highlights that unemployment in NENA, particularly for young people and women, is a significant regional challenge

Hunger continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have worsened in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA), which is likely to affect food security for years to come, warned the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday.  Conflicts and civil instability have long-lasting impacts on the food and…

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Cameroonian journalist Monica Nkodo Wins APO Group Invitation to Attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum, one the most prestigious EU-Africa events

Each year APO Group offers African journalists the opportunity to attend major events as a part of its commitment to supporting journalism in Africa

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, today announced that Monica Nkodo (@mimiost) from Cameroon has won APO Group’s invitation to attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum (www.EurAfricanForum.org) which will take place in Cascais, Portugal, from 4-5 July, 2019.…

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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Art Meets Migration: Mirage of Hope Exhibition opens in Tunisia

The exhibition’s opening in La Marsa was attended by artists, patrons, partners and friends of IOM

“In art, no borders,” said Victor Hugo. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Centre for Culture and Arts opened the Mirage d'espoir (Mirage of Hope) exhibition this past weekend (03/05), which continues through 2 June at Palais El Abdelliya.   This contemporary art exhibition is part of an IOM Tunisia initiative to present art merged with migration as a pluralistic phenomenon.  To…

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African Development Bank Business Opportunity Seminar - Investing in partnerships for Africa’s transformation

Ethical business model key to successful project delivery by the African Development Bank - participants

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) held a Business Opportunity Seminar (BOS) focused on strengthening and fostering the engagement of the business sector and of other stakeholders to effectively support investment in infrastructure and human development projects. Seeking strategic alliances and potential business opportunities with the Bank, the participants, private-sector representatives, civil…

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Gas Exporting Countries and Qatari Energy Leaders meet with Equatorial Guinea Petroleum Minister on First-Ever Gas Heads of State Summit on African Soil

The event saw over 1,000 delegates participating, including African ministerial delegations from APPO member countries and African national oil companies

The Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea,  H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima is on a visit to Doha this week where he notably met Dr. Yury Sentyurin, Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), in anticipation of Equatorial Guinea hosting next November the GECF’s 5th Gas…

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Zambia Rugby starts preps for Barthe's u20 Tournament

Zambia is in group C alongside Algeria, Ghana and hosts Uganda

The Zambia Rugby Union (www.ZRU.rugby) has announced a Provisional Squad for the upcoming Barthe's u20 games set to be played in Uganda in May, 2019. The Team which comprises players from two regions (Midlands & Copperbelt) will be training every Friday at Diggers Rugby Club in Kitwe for Copperbelt based…