Source: Rotary |

Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polio

Rotary has committed to raising $50 million a year to be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, amounting to $150 million for polio eradication annually

Rotary (www.Rotary.org) is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) (http://PolioEradication.org) address the final—and most pressing—challenges to…

Source: British High Commission - Yaounde |

Yaounde: High Commissioner hosts reception for returning Chevening scholars

British High Commissioner to Cameroon Rowan Laxton hosted a reception to welcome 2017 to 2018 cohort of Chevening scholars on 31 May 2019

In 2017, the British High Commission Yaounde sent 18 scholars to the UK to study for a year through the prestigious Chevening award. The 18 awards were made in courses covering the following areas: education, engineering, technology, public health, security, media, development, agriculture, governance and human rights. In total, there…

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‘Regional security and integration’ in Central Africa under threat, Security Council warned

Given the inter-regional dimension of the tensions, Mr. Fall made assurances that “UNOCA will continue to support ECCAS efforts in this area”

Recurrent and often deadly clashes between pastoralists and farmers in several countries in Central Africa continue to cause “serious concern”, threatening “regional security and integration”, a senior UN official warned the Security Council on Tuesday. “Recent inter-communal tensions in eastern Chad opposing nomadic herders and sedentary farmers, as well as the…

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World not delivering quality maternal health care to poorest mothers - UNICEF

When it comes to women giving birth at a facility, the gap between the poorest and the richest is more than double in West and Central Africa

Millions of mothers at risk due to prohibitive health care costs, lack of access to services and skilled professionals, and child marriage. More than 5 million families across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean spend over 40 per cent of their non-food household expenses on maternal health services…

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Embassy Iftar celebrates Spirit of Mutual Respect

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Richard Bell hailed the “spirit of mutual respect” the Iftar represented

The U.S. Embassy was pleased to welcome Chadians from many backgrounds and communities to our annual Iftar on May 30. In his welcoming remarks, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Richard Bell hailed the “spirit of mutual respect” the Iftar represented, while the Secretary General of the High Council for Islamic Affairs thanked…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

WHO and the Principality of Monaco forge new ties to end malaria in Africa’s Sahel region

The partnership which was announced today at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, will see two million Euros disbursed over a five-year period

With 93% of all malaria deaths worldwide occurring in the African region, the Principality of Monaco and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa have forged a new partnership which aims to bring the continent a step closer to a malaria-free Africa. The partnership which was announced today…

Centurion Law Group
Source: Centurion Law Group |

Billions at Play: Centurion CEO Agrees Deal to Write New Book about Africa's Oil and Gas

The book, “Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy”, will be packed with captivating, useful ideas, stories, examples and information that Africans can use to take command of their future

Centurion Law Group (http://Centurionlg.com) Founder and CEO NJ Ayuk has been saying for years that Africa’s oil and gas resources can fuel socioeconomic revitalization throughout the continent. Now he’s writing a book that explains how it can be done. The book, “Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy”, which…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

New Funding for European Union (EU) - International Organization for Migration (IOM) Joint Initiative in the Horn of Africa

In the Horn of Africa, the EU-IOM Joint Initiative – running from March 2017 to March 2021 – is mainly focused on Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia and Sudan

The European Union (EU) has committed an additional EUR 18 million to its partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) known as the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa (EU-IOM Joint Initiative).  The funding brings to EUR 43 million the EU’s total commitment to the EU-IOM initiative in the…

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UAE Ambassador presents credentials to Central African Republic President

During the meeting, the UAE diplomat conveyed the regards of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the President Touadera

Mohammed Ali Musabah Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Chad, has presented his credentials to Faustin-Archange Touadera, President of Central African Republic, as UAE's non-resident Ambassador to the country. During the meeting, held at the Presidential Palace in Bangui, the UAE diplomat conveyed the regards of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa…

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UPDATED: Guterres condemns armed attack against UN peacekeepers in Mali

The Secretary-General recalled that attacks targeting United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law

A violent attack against the United Nation's Integrated Stabilization Mission for Mali (MINUSMA) that left one peacekeeper dead on Saturday, drew strong condemnation from Secretary-General António Guterres.  Mr. Guterres is “deeply saddened at the death of a Nigerian peacekeeper who succumbed to his wounds following the armed attack by unidentified…