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Congo Applies COVID-19 Genomic Sequencing Skills to Other Disease

Congo’s National Public Health Laboratory is anticipating support from the World Bank to develop its own genomic sequencing capacities

Two years after the start of the pandemic, the Republic of Congo has begun to apply the genomic sequencing capacities developed in the fight against COVID-19 to other pathogens, including those responsible for malaria, tuberculosis or diarrhoeal diseases in young children. “Thanks to genomic sequencing, the authorities are informed almost…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita Holds Talks with Congolese Minister of International Cooperation

The talks reviewed the means to promote cooperation between the two countries, following a Roadshow organized on May 05-06 in Casablanca

Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, held talks, on May 9th 2022 in Rabat, with minister of International Cooperation and Promotion of Public-Private partnership of Congo, Mr. Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso. The talks reviewed the means to promote cooperation between the two countries, following…

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IMF Staff Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on the First Review of the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement with the Republic of Congo

Fiscal policy will need to maintain the delicate balance between supporting a robust economic recovery while safeguarding debt sustainability

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Pritha Mitra, Mission Chief for the Republic of Congo, conducted a virtual mission with the Congolese authorities during March 31-April 18, 2022, to discuss the first review of the three-year arrangement for the Republic of Congo under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement.…

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Namibia International Energy Conference speaker line up sets the right tone for Africa’s energy mix ambitions

The pan-African tone of the conference will be set by the opening ministerial panel of the conference comprising energy ministers from across the continent

The Namibia International Energy Conference (NIEC) is set to take place in a week’s time on 20 – 21 April 2022 at Droombos Estate Windhoek, Namibia with a formidable line up of international, regional and national energy sector leaders. This fourth edition of the conference brings multidimensional and thought-provoking conversations…

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Africa’s energy opportunities under the spotlight as Russian energy gap widens (By Paul Sinclair)

African leaders are already moving to address European and global needs

By Paul Sinclair is VP of Energy for Africa Oil Week (www.Africa-OilWeek.com) As Europe seeks new sources of gas to ensure its energy security, can African markets fill in the Russian gap? While some countries are well poised to benefit from the potential economic windfall, others are lagging in terms…

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Nepal peacekeeper killed; UN strongly condemns attack in DR Congo

Mr. Guterres called on the Congolese authorities to investigate the incident and “swiftly bring those responsible to justice”

The UN chief on Tuesday together with the Security Council, strongly condemned an attack by suspected militia members, on peacekeepers serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which left one Nepali ‘blue helmet’ dead. In a statement issued by his Deputy Spokesperson, Secretary-General António Guterres said that the attack, believed to be…

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FIFA-backed course provides access to coaching knowledge in Senegal

The four-day course consisted of various modules including sessions dedicated to theory, practice and reflection

Course aims to improve coaching educators; similar events already held in United States and Brazil; infrastructure also seen as key element. Coach education is a key part of improving the standard of football around the world and, with this in mind, Senegal recently hosted the latest edition of the FIFA…

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Coronavirus – Africa: European Union funding boosts COVID-19 vaccination in Africa

The funding is part of the European Union’s (EU) humanitarian initiative for COVID-19 vaccination in Africa

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) is supporting the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) to boost COVID-19 vaccination campaigns and increase coverage in 15 African countries. With a total of €16 million from ECHO, WHO is supporting operational and technical aspects…

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Coronavirus: UN analysis shows link between lack of vaccine equity and widening inequalities

The overall number of vaccines administered has risen dramatically, but so has the inequality of the distribution

Only a tiny proportion of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in developing countries, leading to a widening gap between rich and poor, says the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in a new study released this month. In September 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) set an ambitious global target. The UN health…

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President Kenyatta receives a special message from the Republic of Congo

The message was delivered by President Sassou Nguesso’s special envoy Jean Jacques Bouya who is also the Republic of Congo’s Minister for Regional Planning, Infrastructure and Road Maintenance

President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi, received a special message from President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo. The message was delivered by President Sassou Nguesso’s special envoy Jean Jacques Bouya who is also the Republic of Congo’s Minister for Regional Planning, Infrastructure and Road Maintenance.…