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    • The President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Dr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU and Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp Chairman of both of Executive Board of E.Merck KG and Merck Foundation Board of Trustees during the 8th edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary 2021
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Zambia President and Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp inaugurate the 8th edition of Merck Foundation Conference 2021

More than 75,000 participants, healthcare providers, policymakers, and academia from 70 countries attended the Luminary

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) annual conference was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Dr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU and Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp Chairman of both of Executive Board of E.Merck KG and Merck Foundation Board of Trustees; The 8th Edition of “Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary” was…

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The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business announce major Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

The MoU will seek to accelerate Canada-Kenya trade and investment, following initial discussion last year in Nairobi

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance and The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business (www.CanadaAfrica.ca) are proud to announce collaboration to promote, support and facilitate bilateral trade and investment opportunities from Canada into Kenya. The first engagement will be a virtual trade mission to Kenya from Canada in May. The 3-year agreement MoU…

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    • [Chamber and Kenyan Representatives] Left to Right: Mr. Abdishakur Hussein (Abdishakur Hussein, Minister-Counsellor, responsible for Commercial Affairs); Mr. Sebastian Spio-Garbrah Garbrah (Chair of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business); Mr. Stephen Lorete (Charge d'Affaires)
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CORRECTION: Kenya joins The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business

The opportunities are immense and work toward realizing Canadian trade and investment in Kenya is already well-underway

Today, the Republic of Kenya has joined The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business (www.CanadaAfrica.ca) as a full member of the 27-year-old organization, committed to accelerating Canada-Africa trade and investment. ‘On behalf of the board, I am pleased to welcome an African hub and a leader on the continent,’ said Sebastian Spio-Garbrah,…

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Increase debt suspension arrangements to offer low-income and middle-income countries fiscal space – heads of state

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica and UN Secretary-General António Guterres convened the virtual meeting

Several heads of state and government, the United Nations and heads of multilateral development finance institutions on Monday called for expansion of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative, under which low-income countries have suspended paying down debt during the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative should be widened beyond low-income countries and its…

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    • [Chamber and Kenyan Representatives] Left to Right: Mr. Abdishakur Hussein (Abdishakur Hussein, Minister-Counsellor, responsible for Commercial Affairs); Mr. Sebastian Spio-Garbrah Garbrah (Chair of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business); Mr. Stephen Lorete (Charge d'Affaires)
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Kenya joins The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business

The opportunities are immense and work toward realizing Canadian trade and investment in Kenya is already well-underway

Today, the Republic of Kenya has joined The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business (www.CanadaAfrica.ca) as a full member of the 27-year-old organization, committed to accelerating Canada-Africa trade and investment. ‘On behalf of the board, I am pleased to welcome an African hub and a leader on the continent,’ said Sebastian Spio-Garbrah,…

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Canada and African Development Bank sign CAD 133 million gender lens Climate Fund for Africa

The Bank has committed to providing $25 billion in climate financing by 2025

The Government of Canada and the African Development Bank have signed an agreement formalizing the Canada–African Development Bank Climate Fund (CACF), a transformative special fund aimed at providing concessional loans to climate change-related projects with a strong gender-responsive component. The fund will be capitalized through a combination of a CAD…

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WFP, the Government of Liberia and Canada provide support to school children and their families

WFP provides school feeding as a critical intervention for improving the enrolment and learning status of children

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing take-home rations to pre-primary and primary school children and their household members, totalling 20,000 beneficiaries. The rations comprising of rice, fortified vegetable oil, and pulses are intended to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the students and their families.…

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World Rugby launches new global competition and aligned calendar to supercharge the women’s 15s game

World Rugby has launched WXV, a three-tiered annual competition model that will start in 2023

Sixteen-team, three-tier WXV global competition set to begin in 2023; World Rugby to invest £6.4 million in its first two years; unified international 15s calendar to comprise of two playing windows on an annual basis, optimising player welfare and performance; ground-breaking global international 15s calendar set to accelerate development of women’s…

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Statement on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

Two years ago, on March 10, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, claiming the lives of 157 people

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, today issued the following statement: “Two years ago, on March 10, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, claiming the lives of 157 people, including 18 Canadians and many others with ties…

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Canada World Youth and Africa Skills Hub partner to introduce Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihood Initiative (WELI)

The project addresses challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic through an innovative youth-centred and gender-responsive economic empowerment approach

The Africa Skills Hub (www.AfricaSkillsHub.com), a youth employment organisation and business incubator in Ghana will partner with Canada World Youth – Jeunesse Canada Monde (CWY-JCM) with support from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) to implement the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihoods Initiative (WELI) (www.AfricaSkillsHub.com/weli). The project addresses challenges resulting from the COVID-19…