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Travel and Lifestyle Essentials: Whether it’s a family visit or a staycation Canon has it covered

Canon has selected a collection of products which provide outstanding photo and video capabilities, perfect for those hoping to capture their memories at home or away

With lockdown easing around the world, people are now venturing further than they have in months. A well-earned holiday is increasingly an option for many people, be it a visit to family and friends or a staycation. Featuring the latest in high performance technology, Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com) has a wide range…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon Revolutionizes African Film Industry and Unveils a Knowledge-Sharing program

Excitement is building over Canon sharing testimony from two leading African film directors who applauded the latest Cinema EOS range after exclusive use in their latest movies of Canon’s EOS C500 Mark II; Canon is also launching 42 pro-video webinar program called Canon Tech Talk Series in three languages to share the knowledge of industry leaders with the African filmmaking community

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (www.Canon-CNA.com) a leader in imaging solutions, proudly showcased the compact and versatile 5.9K CCNA next-generation professional Cinema EOS System cameras. Leading African directors, including Kunle Afolayan and Merzak Allouache, hailed the EOS C500 Mark II with elevating their latest productions. Alongside the inauguration, Canon…

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Statement by USAID Acting Administrator Barsa: USAID launches its First Policy on Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

USAID is also pleased to announce the creation of the first global public-private partnership for Indigenous Peoples

The launch of the Policy on Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (PRO-IP) is a historic step for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  This groundbreaking policy represents the first time the Agency has laid out specific guidance for how we globally engage, work with, and empower Indigenous Peoples…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Winners announced for UNHCR Youth with Refugees Art Contest

Contest encouraged young people aged 12-25 to reflect creatively on the theme: “everyone counts in the fight against the virus, including refugees”

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the winners of its first-ever Youth with Refugees Art Contest. More than 2,000 participants from 100 countries submitted drawings and comic strips. One in four participants were themselves refugees or asylum-seekers. Launched in April 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the contest encouraged young…

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Coronavirus - The Africa Young Feminist Blog “Sauti صوتي” winners

The Sauti صوتي project was made possible with the support of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and Forum for African Women Educationalists

Africa’s creative young women and girls are awarded for their art and impact amid COVID-19. The African Union through the Office of the AU Youth Envoy in collaboration with the Women, Gender and Development Directorate created Africa Young Feminist blog “Sauti صوتي”, a first of its kind in the AU, as…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon's collaboration with Uganda Press Photo Award reaffirms imaging solutions leader's commitment to bringing talented photographers into the spotlight

Participants can submit their images (published or unpublished) in six varied categories: News, Daily Life, Environment, People, Sports & Urban

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (www.Canon-CNA.com), a world leader in imaging solutions, is proud to announce the 6th consecutive partnership with Uganda Press Photo Awards for the three award categories in 2020. The aim of the partnership is to support and strengthen the local photography community through regular training and…

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Twelve Facebook Leaders from Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya Selected as part of the Facebook Community Accelerator Programme

Awarding up to $3 million, selected community leaders will receive up to $30,000 in funding

As part of its focus in bringing people together and building communities, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today announced the 12 African community leaders who have been selected to join Facebook's Community Accelerator (https://bit.ly/2Wj59Hp), a six-month programme that aims to equip communities with the training, mentorship, and funding they need to grow. As part of…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon launches four new RF lenses – expanding the line-up’s capabilities to super-telephoto photography – plus two RF extenders

The new lenses bring telephoto capabilities to the innovative RF line-up as well as additional portrait and macro photography creative possibilities for professionals and enthusiasts

Alongside today’s launch of EOS R5 and EOS R6 – two cameras reimaginging mirrorless joining Canon’s revolutionary EOS R System – Canon Europe (www.Canon-Europe.com) reveals four new RF lenses and two RF extenders. The new lenses bring telephoto capabilities to the innovative RF line-up as well as additional portrait and…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
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Meet the imagePROGRAF PRO-300 – a high-quality, professional A3+ photo printer with space-saving design

With a lightweight, compact form factor, this mighty printer can produce gallery quality prints from the convenience of a desktop

Canon Central and North Africa (www.Canon-CNA.com) today launches the imagePROGRAF PRO-300, an A3+ printer with the quality features of the award winning imagePROGRAF PRO series – perfect for semi-pros and aspiring photographers, small studios and photo labs. With a lightweight, compact form factor, this mighty printer can produce gallery quality…

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Coronavirus - Liberia: Comic Strips Provide Preventative Information to Protect People from Virus

Images show how people can practice physical distancing and take adequate hygiene and sanitation measures to prevent transmission of the virus

Liberia declared a state of emergency in early April when the pandemic hit. In a race against time, Sharon Logan with a group of fellow returnees took the initiative to create comic strips to get essential preventative information about the virus to communities with limited access to mainstream communication channels.…