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Advancing Investments into Africa: USD$100 million is just one deal in a broader agenda, says Jacques NdoutouMvé, Vice President of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business and co-founder of 121 Canada Inc.

The Toronto-based firm will continue to deliver projects, in part by turning connections made at events through to the tangible delivery of projects and investment

Canada announced key projects while at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, including Process Research Ortech's (PRO) mining project in Botswana with investment partners – valued at  CAD $129 million (USD $100 million), as announced (https://bit.ly/3Ajg2Oe) by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Process Research Ortech (PRO) and Botswana Institute for Technology Research…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrea: Conference of YPFDJ in Europe Organization

The occasion was highlighted by cultural programs depicting the historic resilience of the Eritrean people

YPFDJ organization in Europe held its 16th conference from 14 to 18 April in Rome under the theme “Pan-African Liberation and Purposeful Leadership”. At the conference in which over 300 youth from Eritrea, Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and Africa as well as representatives of Eritrean communities and national associations took…

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Kenya Elections: National Police Service on elections safety, sexual violence and reform

Kenya’s police service is undergoing significant reforms to create a gender transformative service and better manage GBV response

Violence against women in elections (VAWiE) is one of the major hindrances to their engagement with electoral processes and taking on leadership roles; this includes physical, verbal and psychological violence in the private and public space, and more recently cyber-based abuse. Commissioner Dominic Kisavi has been serving Kenya’s National Police Service…

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Equinix Enters Africa, Closing the US$320 Million Acquisition of MainOne

Acquisition signals the first step in Equinix’s long-term strategy to become a leading African carrier-neutral digital infrastructure company, enabling organizations to accelerate digital transformation throughout the continent

Equinix, Inc. (www.Equinix.com) (Nasdaq: EQIX), the world's digital infrastructure company™, today announced it has completed its deal to acquire West African data center and connectivity solutions provider MainOne (www.MainOne.net) for an enterprise value of US$320M, marking the beginning of its expansion into the African continent. The completion of this acquisition…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

President Kenyatta Separately Holds Telephone Conversations With Japanese And Canadian Prime Ministers

With Prime Minister Trudeau, President Kenyatta lauded the enhanced bilateral ties between Kenya and Canada

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday afternoon separately held telephone conversations with Prime Ministers Fumio Kishida of Japan and Justin Trudeau of Canada. In the phone conversation with Prime Minister Kishida who updated him on the situation following yesterday’s devastating earthquake in the East Asian country, President Kenyatta expressed Kenya’s solidarity…

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Coronavirus – Zambia: Canada Funded ACT-A Health Systems Connector implementation supports WHO and MoH COVID-19 Response and Continuity of Health Services in Zambia

The kind support from the Government of Canada comes at a time when WHO Zambia is aiming to build a resilient national and local health system

On 14 March 2022, the High Commissioner of Canada to the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of Zambia, the Seychelles, and Ambassador of Canada to the Union of Comoros,  HE Pamela O’Donnell visited the World Health Organization (WHO) Zambia to learn about WHO’s work and discuss steps and achievements…

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Mauritius: High Commissioner Cooter pays courtesy call on Minister Ganoo

Mr Cooter indicated that discussions with the Minister were excellent and pertained to the strong bilateral relations that both countries share

The High Commissioner of Canada to Mauritius, Mr Christopher John Cooter, called on the Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Alan Ganoo, this afternoon, in Port Louis. In a statement, Mr Cooter indicated that discussions with the Minister were excellent and pertained to the strong bilateral relations that both…

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Mauritius: VPM Dookun-Luchoomun receives Canadian High Commissioner

The Canadian High Commissioner underlined the need to give more visibility to the strong bilateral relations between Mauritius and Canada

The High Commissioner of Canada to Mauritius, Mr Christopher John Cooter, paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Prime Minister (VPM), Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, today, at her office in Phoenix. Discussions mainly focussed on skills training for the blue economy sector and on ways Canada can assist Mauritius in developing its educational institutions.…

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Friends of Sudan Statement on Publication of UNITAMS Summary Report

The Friends of Sudan call on all relevant Sudanese stakeholders to engage in the next phase of a political process to resolve the political crisis in Sudan

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the European Union, as members of the Friends of Sudan, welcome the publication by the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) of its summary…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

CORRECTION: Global Development Finance Coalition commits Over $5.5 billion for MSME Financing in Africa

Coalition exceeds its $4 billion target by 40% in an effort to help MSMEs face the Covid-19 pandemic

The coalition for a sustainable and inclusive recovery of the private sector (https://bit.ly/3uVECSE), an international group of 20 development finance institutions that came together in 2020, today announced commitments of over $5.55 billion of financing to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Africa between mid-2020 and end of 2021, beating…