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    • Wang Jian (R), chairman of BGI, interacts with the corresponding authors of the papers published in Cell Press journals at a ceremony marking the launch of Spatio -Temporal Omics Consortium. (Courtesy of BGI)
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BGI Releases 1st Panoramic Atlases of Life

The papers demonstrate how Stereo-seq has achieved a major breakthrough in spatial resolution and panoramic field of view, enabling analysis of the distribution and placement of molecules and cells in situ, and over time

International scientists led by China’s BGI•Research (https://en.Genomics.cn/) released the world’s first panoramic spatial atlases of life on May 4, examining the cellular dynamics of organisms at different developmental stages and providing potentially significant new information for disease treatment, development and aging, and an improved understanding of biological evolution. In a…

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    • Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Partner Provide Financing to Indonesia Multifinance Company for SME Sectors
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Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Partner Provide Financing to Indonesia Multifinance Company for SME Sectors

The financing raised via Murabaha financing structure, shall meet MFIN’s funding requirements for the financing of new two-wheeled motor vehicles

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (“ICD”) (www.ICD-ps.org), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank (“IsDB”) Group, signed a Shari’ah compliant Line of Financing agreement with PT Mandala Multifinance Tbk (“MFIN”) for an amount of USD 30 million (total facility of up to USD…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

Morocco: MFA Nasser Bourita takes part in the Preparatory Ministerial Meeting for 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development

MFA Bourita said that beyond the pandemic, Morocco has always strived to be a catalyst for development and a provider of peace and security in Africa

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, took part on March 26, 2022 by videoconference to the Preparatory Ministerial Meeting for the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). In his speech, MFA Bourita said that beyond the pandemic, Morocco has always strived…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Ministerial Meeting

The participants including Foreign Ministers from African countries will discuss priority issues for African development

The Government of Japan will hold TICAD Ministerial Meeting online on March 26 and 27. Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, will chair the meeting. The participants including Foreign Ministers from African countries will discuss priority issues for African development looking ahead to the post-COVID-19 era based…

Source: The African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) |

Animal Welfare, Environment & Sustainable Development Nexus Resolution Adopted during United Nations Environmental Assembly 5.2

The event was the first-ever resolution to be tabled and adopted at the United Nations Environmental Assembly 5.2. with explicit reference to animal welfare

A historic resolution that recognizes the link between animal welfare, environment, and sustainable development, was adopted with the overwhelming support of all Member States at UNEA 5.2 on March 2, 2022. Efforts and activities that led to this ground-breaking achievement stemmed from indigenous animal welfare groups in Africa in partnership…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Coronavirus – Cameroon: The Provision of COVID-19 vaccines to the Republic of Cameroon through the COVAX facility

Japan will continue to provide various assistance in cooperation with relevant countries and international organizations

The Government of Japan has decided to provide approximately 70,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured in Japan, through the COVAX facility, as part of assistance by Japan in order to contribute to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 in Cameroon. These vaccines will be airlifted from Japan to Cameroon…

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    • Muhammad Aurangzeb, President & CEO – HBL (sitting on left) and Andreas Andreades, Executive Chairman – Temenos (sitting on right) signing the agreement. Senior Members from both the organizations were also present at the occasion.
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Pakistan’s Largest Bank, HBL Selects Temenos to Transform its Banking Services

HBL will onboard over 25 million of the Bank’s clients onto Temenos open platform for composable banking

Temenos (www.Temenos.com) (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, today announces that HBL, Pakistan’s largest bank network is to adopt the Temenos core banking platform to provide domestic and international operations with a cutting-edge banking experience. HBL will onboard over 25 million of the Bank’s clients onto Temenos open platform for…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

WFP welcomes US$ 66 million from Japan for emergency food assistance

Japan is contributing US$ 5.6 million to WFP to build temperature sensitive logistics capacities and capabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa

The United Nations World Food Programme has welcomed a total of US$ 66 million in funding from the Government of Japan to provide emergency food assistance and livelihood support to vulnerable people in 26 countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. US$ 10 million will be allocated for life-saving…

Source: The State House, Abuja |

President Buhari Wishes Nigerian Athletes Participating in Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Success, Congratulates China

Hopes that all athletes, in the pursuit of their Olympic dream, would promote the core values of the Games: excellence, friendship and respect

On behalf of all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari wishes Nigerian athletes participating in the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games success at the competition. President Buhari trusts that Nigerian athletes participating in different events will excel at the competition, surpassing the previous record in PyeongChang, South Korea, in 2018,…

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South Africa: Interest in Purchasing Indonesian Coconut Products

In the production of coconut biscuits, producers have used desiccated coconut from Indonesia obtained from local distributors

​On January 19, 2022, the Consul for Economics together with the Economics Staff met with the Managing Director of a local biscuit producer, in the office and factory of the producer in order to follow up on the interest in purchasing desiccated coconut products from Indonesia. The related manufacturer is…