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Entrepreneurship and Waste Management in Sierra Leone to fight Unemployment and Clean Cities

The youth groups will move from door to door to collect household waste including plastic, water sachets, empty bottles and miscellaneous garbage, getting less than a US $1 per bag collected

With a 60 percent rate of youth unemployment, Sierra Leone suffers among West Africa’s highest levels of joblessness. One result: youth migrate, often irregularly. To address this, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Sierra Leone, in partnership with the Freetown City Council, organized a 5-day training on entrepreneurship and sustainable waste…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia |

Scholarship for Orphaned Students

Awardees of the scholarship will study in Japan, the U.K., the U.S. or Europe

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative 2020 is open for application for scholarship for those who have lost one or both parents and who do not have the means to attend university without financial support. Awardees of the scholarship will study in Japan, the U.K., the U.S. or Europe.  Applicants should have…

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Sunda International Congratulates Ghana Rugby Women's Eagles

Sunda International, a Chinese global company with operations in Ghana, has been supporters of Ghana Rugby for the past three years

The Ghana Rugby Women’s Sevens National Team, the Ghana Eagles, visited Sunda International to attend an event where the long-time sponsor of Ghana congratulated the team and awarded them with winners’ parcels. The Women’s Eagles returned from Tunisia on Monday after participating in the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens Tournament in…

Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Four Points Memo

Travel (and Press Releases) Reinvented…

From: Claire Liddell, Senior Manager Brand PR, Marriott International (http://www.Marriott.com), Middle East & Africa Claire.liddell@marriott.com Date: Monday, 14h September 2019 Re: FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON DAR ES SALAAM, NEW AFRICA HOTEL JOINS HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD TO CREATE A BEST BREWS POP UP GARDEN The Brand Celebrates Global Growth with…

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Mozambique’s Gas Projects Enter Implementation Phase

Mozambique Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is set to be a game-changer for this East African nation of 31 million people

With a second FID in just 2 years, Mozambique has officially positioned itself as a key player in the global gas and LNG market for years to come. The latest FID on the US$20 billion Mozambique LNG project, makes it the largest sanction ever in sub-Saharan Africa oil and gas.…

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Africa Women's Sevens marks next stop on road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens will be the third regional qualifier on the road to Tokyo after tournaments in South America and Europe took place in June and July

The Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens tournament, which takes place in Monastir, Tunisia, on 12-13 October will be the next opportunity for a team to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The Mustapha Ben Jannet Stadium will host 12 women’s teams across two days as they compete to claim their…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

First WATT Renewables winners of Renewable Energy Forum 2019 co-organized by the African Development Bank

The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable energy solutions

First WATT Renewables were winners of the 4th West African Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing (WAFCCEF) contest, held on Thursday 26 September in Abidjan and co-organized by the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org). The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Global uncertainty continues to slow growth in Africa's Economies

Initiatives to empower poor people, girls and women are essential to progress

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remained slow through 2019, hampered by persistent uncertainty in the global economy and the slow pace of domestic reforms, according to the 20th edition of Africa's Pulse, the World Bank's twice-yearly economic update for the region. Overall growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to rise to…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Gambia |

Signature of the exchange of notes concerning Japanese Food Assistance to the Gambia

It is expected that Gambia's food security will be improved by Japanese government providing people with rice to satisfy their nutritional needs

On October 5, 2019, His Excellency Mr. Momodou TANGARA, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad and His Excellency Mr. Tatsuo ARAI, Ambassador of Japan to The Gambia signed the Exchange of Notes within the framework of Japan’s Food Assistance Program. It is expected that Gambia's food security…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

Visit of Vice President to Comoros and Sierra Leone (October 10-14, 2019)

India shares close, warm and friendly relations with Comoros which are cemented by mutual trust

Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu will visit the Union of Comoros and Sierra Leone from 10-14 October, 2019. The Vice President will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including Shri Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries; Shri Ramvichar Netam, Member of…