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    • Merck Foundation together with African First Ladies mark ‘World Health Day’ 2021 by calling for applications for Scholarships for new important Specialities for local doctors across Africa
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Merck Foundation together with African First Ladies mark ‘World Health Day’ 2021 by calling for applications for Scholarships for new important Specialities for local doctors across Africa

Merck Foundation mark ‘World Health Day’ 2021 together with 19 African First Ladies and the Minister of Health by announcing scholarships in various new specialties for young African Doctors

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministers of Health, have already provided for more than 1100 doctors from 42 Countries with 1 & 2-year specialty scholarship to improve access to quality and equitable healthcare in Africa, Asia, and Latin America in specialties of  Oncology, Diabetes, Preventative…

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Central African Republic: Experts alarmed by government’s use of “Russian trainers”, close contacts with UN peacekeepers

Expressed concerns about their connections to a series of violent attacks that have occurred since the presidential elections on 27 December 2020

A group of UN experts today expressed alarm at the increased recruitment and use of private military and foreign security contractors by the Government of Central African Republic, and their close contacts with UN peacekeepers. The Working Group on mercenaries said they were deeply disturbed by the interconnected roles of Sewa Security…

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The Need for Russia-Africa Dialogue agenda set for the International Interparty meeting with the energy sector to play a role

Among, peace, security and investment, natural resources have been at the forefront of many Russia-Africa discussions

Over the last decade, Russia’s sphere of influence in Africa has been broadening. Among, peace, security and investment, natural resources have been at the forefront of many Russia-Africa discussions and continues to grow as interests rise to the development of interparty cooperation of the United Russia Party with African countries.…

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Accelerating and expanding HIV services in the Central African Republic

Less than half of the 100 000 people living with HIV in the country have access to treatment

The Central African Republic has made significant progress in its response to HIV over the past four years. New HIV infections continue to decline and the number of people on antiretroviral therapy has increased from less than 25 000 in 2016 to more than 47 000 in 2019. Despite this…

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UNHCR to relocate thousands of Central African refugees to safer locations

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is working to relocate thousands of Central African refugees away from dangerous conditions in remote border areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into safer sites further into the interior. UNHCR and DRC’s National Refugee Commission (CNR) have signed agreements and started to…

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UNHCR seeks US$164 million for displaced Central Africans

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has today launched a US$164 million appeal to provide life-saving assistance and protection to nearly 1.5 million uprooted Central Africans, including 210,000 who fled a new bout of violence related to the December 2020 presidential elections. With no end in sight to the violence fueling…

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Central African Republic ‘very volatile’, despite important progress – UN peacekeeping chief

In “a major achievement”, the country is on track to successfully conclude a democratic transfer of power within the constitutional timeline

Despite a successful presidential election and other noteworthy progress, the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to be plagued by violence and volatility, the UN peacekeeping chief told the Security Council on Tuesday.  Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, praised the peacekeeping mission in the country, MINUSCA, in providing security to thousands…

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Football development highlighted in visit to the Central African Republic

For the first-time ever, a team representing the Central African Republic qualified for a continental competition as they are competing in the 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations

A meeting with President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, a national honour from the Central African Republic, and a presentation of a ground-breaking project involving the Central African Republic Football Association (RCA), the French Football Federation (FFF) and FIFA (www.FIFA.com), highlighted FIFA President Gianni Infantino's first-ever visit to Bangui. The Renaissance Palace provided…

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Central African Republic: Children traumatized by violence confront their fear and anger

Psychological support is provided once a week in the camps for displaced persons, with the aid of Central African Red Cross volunteer

The latest clashes in the Central African Republic began in December 2020. They involve armed groups and government forces and have forced over 180,000 people to flee their homes, seeking a semblance of safety. Some are living in camps for displaced persons near the town of Kaga-Bandoro. But whether they…

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Japan supports WFP food assistance in conflict-hit Central African Republic

CAR is facing serious food shortages, as violence cuts off the landlocked country’s traditional supply routes and leaves food convoys stranded outside its borders

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$1.6 million (JPY 178 million) contribution from the Government of Japan to provide much-needed food assistance to vulnerable people in the Central African Republic, amid a deepening humanitarian crisis. Japan’s contribution will enable WFP to provide life-saving assistance to nearly 66,000…