Africa Business: Health Forum (AB:HF)
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    • From Left to Right: Zouera Youssoufou, CEO Aliko Dangote Foundation; H.E Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti; Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) ; H.E Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia; Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Co-chair GBCHealth/Founder ABCHealth; Halima Dangote, Executive Director, Dangote Industries Limited; Michel Sidibe, Executive Director, UNAIDS; and H.E Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana launching the Economic Growth in Africa Report at the Africa Business: Health forum in Addis Ababa on February 12, 2019
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African Private Sector leaders take the lead to rewrite Africa’s healthcare narrative with support from African Heads of State

GBCHealth, Aliko Dangote Foundation and ECA Collaborate on Inaugural Africa Business: Health Forum 2019

GBCHealth (, Aliko Dangote Foundation ( and the UN Economic Commission for Africa ( jointly held the inaugural Africa Business: Health Forum ( on the margins of the 32nd African Union Summit. It brought together leaders from government and business with a strong appeal for greater collaboration between the private and the…

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Songwe: Africa’s health and wellness sector has potential to create millions of jobs

Speaking at the Africa Business Health Forum for 2019, Ms. Songwe said Africa could create more than 16 million jobs if the public and private sectors collaborated and invested enough in the drugs industry

Africa should stop exporting much-needed jobs to other continents and invest in its pharmaceutical industry, in particular, to provide for its people and create jobs for its unemployed youth, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, said Tuesday. Speaking at the Africa Business Health Forum for 2019, Ms.…


Legal battle for control of Djibouti Ports comes to Hong Kong

China Merchants Port Holdings controls the controversial 1,150-hectare Port of Hambantota, which Sri Lanka handed over to China on a 99-year lease

One of the world’s largest port operators has sued a Chinese state enterprise in Hong Kong over infringement of its exclusive port agreement with a strategically located African nation, in the city’s first court case involving China’s Belt and Road Initiative. FactWire ( has obtained a legal filing by United…

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Dangote, Imouhkuede launch Africa Business Coalition for Health… Receives endorsement from African Heads of State

The forum is expected to unify Africa’s key decision makers in exploring opportunities for catalysing growth in the continent’s economy, through business partnerships to invest in the health sector

An ambitious platform designed to bring together business leaders in Africa to collaborate with heads of government and other stakeholders to tackle basic health challenges in Africa has been launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with assurances from government to collaborate for a healthier Africans. The platform, African Business Coalition for…

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Collaboration in the Cross Border Areas Project

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Ms Federica Mogherini will visit Kenya on 12 February 2019

Event: Launch of the Collaboration in the Cross Border Areas Project by the European Union's High Representative/Vice-President, Ms Federica Mogherini on the occasion of her visit to Nairobi, Kenya Date:      Tuesday 12 February 2019 Venue:    United Nations Office in Nairobi, Conference Room I, Gigiri Time:      2 pm to 4:45 pm…

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Death Toll Mounts as Search Continues for Survivors of Djibouti Boat Tragedy

The tragedy occurred off Godoria, a locality in the Obock region of northeast Djibouti

International Organization for Migration (IOM) staff based in Obock, on Djibouti’s Red Sea coast, are reporting Wednesday that a total of 16 survivors have been recovered from Tuesday’s sea tragedy. Through noon local time (GMT+3), IOM’s team has learned that the remains of 30 victims have been recovered—three men and…

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More than 130 Migrants reported missing following two shipwrecks off Djibouti Coast

An International Organization for Migration (IOM) team is assisting local officials in the search for survivors

More than 130 migrants went missing on Tuesday morning (29 January) off the coast of Djibouti after two boats capsized. The tragedy occurred off Godoria, a locality in the Obock region of northeast Djibouti. After being alerted by local residents, a team of gendarmerie gathered this afternoon near the reported…

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A Week in the Horn

Opening New Chapters, Ushering in a New Dawn: Ethiopia in 2018

China’s Foreign Minister visits Ethiopia and the African Union; Foreign Minister bids farewell to departing UK Ambassador Moorehead; Ethiopia Concludes UN Security Council Term; Ethiopia’s tourist attractions promoted in China Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid an official visit to Ethiopia this week. Minister Wang held talks…

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Statement of the Nineteenth International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus

The low coverage with routine Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) vaccination in several countries neighboring DR Congo heightens the risk of international spread

The nineteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 27 November 2018 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States attending via teleconference. The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on…

Financial Gazette Newswire
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Dubai sues China’s Merchants Port (By Paul Nyakazeya)

The lawsuit was filed in the High Court of Hong Kong for unlawfully procuring and inducing the Republic of Djibouti to breach various agreements between the African country and DP World

By Paul Nyakazeya UNITED Arab Emirates’ (UAE) DP World Limited and its subsidiaries has taken legal action against China for building an international free zone on a terminal being disputed with Djibouti. The lawsuit was filed in the High Court of Hong Kong for unlawfully procuring and inducing the Republic…