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Despite challenges, Africa's debt is still under control says African Development Bank

In 2018, the Bank earned $214 million in allocable income, 48% of which has been reinvested in the institution to reinforce reserves and its business growth capacity

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) remains strong with growing operating revenues and allocable income generated since 2010 reaching $2.5 billion, the Bank Group’s Treasurer, Hassatou Diop N'sele, stated on Thursday. In 2018, the Bank earned $214 million in allocable income, 48% of which has been reinvested in the institution to…

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Local leaders help turn the tide on Ebola

So far there have been more than 2008 cases in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri

Joseph Kakule, the community leader of the Vighole area, has become one of the most committed social mobilizers in a region ravaged by the ongoing outbreak Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kakule, 47, is a native of Butembo. He is one of the local leaders who are…

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Ethiopia, Canada committed to strengthen bilateral ties

President Sahelework said that Canada has been a true and strong partner of Ethiopia even in times of intricacies

Ethiopia and Canada expressed their readiness to foster their bilateral and partnership relations, Office of the President disclosed. President Sahle-Work Zewde met Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau in Vancouver, Canada, on June 5/2019 in which, the two sides have agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties between Ethiopia and Canada. President Sahelework…

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2X Challenge Members Launch Business Competition in Africa

The purpose of the competition is to support the growth of high-potential, women-owned businesses to increase their commerciality and impact

Leading development finance institutions (DFIs) including FinDev Canada, CDC Group (CDC) of the United Kingdom, Proparco of France, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) of the United States along with the Mastercard Foundation announced today at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference that they are joining forces to sponsor the 2X…

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with President Akufo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana

The two leaders looked forward to the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development that Canada and Ghana will co-host later this year at the United Nations

On the occasion of Women Deliver 2019, Prime Minister Trudeau met with President Akufo-Addo of Ghana. The two leaders discussed their shared commitment to advancing gender equality, and the importance of investing in grassroots organizations. Recalling the event they co-chaired at the United Nations General Assembly last year, they discussed their collective…

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Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, to receive honorary degree from the University of Alberta

Dr. Adesina is a globally renowned leader who has dedicated his life to lifting millions of people out of poverty

Who: Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank What: Honorary Degree in Science at the University of Alberta’s graduation ceremony When: Tuesday, 4 June 2019 at 3 p.m. Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2T2,  Canada  The University of Alberta will confer an honorary doctorate of science degree…

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Strengthening the healthcare system in north-east Nigeria - a priority for WHO

WHO is coordinating health sector partners to target 5.1 million people for humanitarian health interventions in the region

It started like every other normal day. Mallam Isah and his wife, Hauwa, had set off to the farm as it was the peak of the farming season. Half way into the day’s work, the attention of the couple was needed back home. Bintu, their 3-year old daughter had high…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Canada concerned by situation in Libya

Canada fully supports the Libya people’s desire to build a peaceful, stable, democratic and prosperous Libya

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement: “Canada is gravely concerned by the escalation of violence in and around Tripoli, Libya, including the indiscriminate shelling of residential areas, and attacks against medical personnel. As UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan Salamé said today at the UN Security Council,…

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The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) reinforce cooperation to empower women peacebuilders in the region

Over 30 participants representing eleven countries in the region were trained in conflict analysis, mediation and gender dimensions of conflict

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in partnership with the UN System Staff College (UNSSC), the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) and the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC), organized a Training of Trainers…

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Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Crises: International Organization for Migration (IOM) launches Institutional Framework in South Sudan

It will help IOM safeguard the safety, dignity and well-being of all crisis-affected persons, especially women and girls

Working to ensure a consistent and robust approach in addressing gender-based violence (GBV), and that measures to mitigate risks of, respond to and prevent GBV are integrated in IOM’s crisis operations worldwide, IOM has launched its Institutional Framework for Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Crises (GBViC) Framework in South Sudan on…