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The President of Tanzania, Merck Foundation CEO, The Prime Minister of TOGO, and Vice Presidents of Uganda and Benin named as Most Influential African Women

Dr. Rasha Kelej has been recognized for her efforts to transform patient care in Africa, breaking the infertility stigma through her poignant “More Than a Mother’ campaign and to empower girls

The President of Tanzania, SAMIA SULUHU HASSAN; Merck Foundation CEO, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej; The Prime Minister of TOGO, H.E. VICTOIRE TOMEGAH DOGBÉ, The Vice President of Uganda, H.E. JESSICA ROSE EPEL ALUPO and The Vice President of Benin, H.E. MARIAM CHABI TALATA amongst 100 Most Influential African Women 2021;…

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The International Organization for Migration is calling on Journalists to enter the inaugural West and Central Africa Migration Journalism Award 2021

The Award will recognise eight winners with rewards of up to USD 1,250 each in prize money

The first edition of the West and Central Africa Migration Journalism Award is now open for entries from journalists who have brought attention to the many facets of migration in West and Central Africa. Hosted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), entries are now open for free from today,…

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IsDB Institute Wins ‘Best Islamic Research & Development’ Award for 2021

The award was presented during the 11th Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA), held online on 14 September 2021 to celebrate excellence in the global Islamic finance industry

The Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI) has gained yet another recognition by winning the ‘Best Islamic Research & Development Award’ for the year 2021. The award was presented during the 11th Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA), held online on 14 September 2021 to celebrate excellence in the global Islamic finance…

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Uganda’s Daniela Odong scoops ECOSOCC’s Young Africans Writing Contest (YAWC) top prize; Amb. Susan Sikaneta awarded the ECOSOCC Stalwarts Award

Daniela’s essay titled ‘A blueprint for the future’ was announced winner at the YAWC 2021 Awards Ceremony held on the 9th of September, African Union Day

Daniela Odong, a 17-year-old from Uganda’s Mt St Mary’s College, Namagunga has scooped the first prize of the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) Secretariat Young Africans Writing Contest (YAWC). Daniela’s essay titled ‘A blueprint for the future’ was announced winner at the YAWC 2021 Awards Ceremony held…

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Nigeria: African Development Bank President conferred with Leadership Person of the Year Award 2020 - Leadership Newspaper Group

The award was given “in recognition of his impeccable public service record and extra-ordinary accomplishments in driving the growth and development of the African Development Bank Group”

The President of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, has received the Leadership Person of the Year award from the Leadership Newspaper Group in Nigeria. The award was given “in recognition of his impeccable public service record and extra-ordinary accomplishments in driving the growth and development…

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Jack Ma Foundation invites APO Group Founder and Chairman Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard to Help Choose Africa’s Next Business Heroes

More than 12,000 candidates from all over Africa applied for this year’s competition

For the second consecutive year, The Jack Ma Foundation has invited APO Group Founder and Chairman Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard (www.Pompigne-Mognard.com) to be a semi-final judge for the prestigious Africa’s Business Heroes 2021 competition. Nicolas will join six other judges in the task of whittling 20 semi-finalists down to just ten -…

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CR2 named as one of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies 2021

The company, which demonstrated superior business performance this year, was recognised at a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, 8 September

CR2 (www.CR2.com) has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies. The awards programme is led by Deloitte Ireland, in association with Bank of Ireland. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance this year, was recognised at a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, 8 September. Ireland’s Best Managed Companies…

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US$110,000 Awarded to Young Agrifood Changemakers in the Third Annual Generation Africa GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition

Two agribusinesses working towards food systems transformation in Africa win grand prizes in the third annual GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition

Fourteen inspiring, young entrepreneurs from across Africa, pitched their innovative agribusinesses to influential judges and delegates at the pitch finale of the Generation Africa GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize (https://GoGettaz.africa) competition held at the 2021 AGRF Virtual Summit (https://AGRF.Summit.tc) and broadcast online to an audience of millions on other platforms. Generation Africa…

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Merck Foundation CEO Celebrated the Winners of ‘More Than A Mother’ FASHION Awards 2020 and Welcomed them to “Fashion with Purpose” Community

The Videoconference was also attended by past winners of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Fashion Awards

21 Winners of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Fashion Awards 2020 from Ghana, Namibia and Zambia were celebrated during the ceremony; 2 New fashion awards 2021 were announced by Merck Foundation in partnership with African First Ladies. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany conducted an award…

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DLA Piper named International Law Firm of the Year at the African Legal Awards for second year running

The judges noted the firm‘s "historic and deep ties to Africa" against a backdrop of deals that “exhibited exceptional expertise, market knowledge and global reach"

DLA Piper (www.DLAPiper.com) has received the International Law Firm of the Year award at the African Legal Awards 2021, hosted by Legal Week and the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa (CCASA). The African Legal Awards recognise exceptional achievement from within Africa’s legal community. The judges noted the firm‘s "historic…