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Deputy UN Chief hails Ethiopia for exceptional leadership in women’s advancement

Ms. Mohammed further hailed Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for efforts to increase women in decision making in political and other offices

Kickstarting a joint solidarity mission to the Horn of Africa with the African Union’s Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, Ms. Bineta Diop, Deputy UN Chief, Amina J. Mohammed participated in an early morning dialogue event on combatting the scourge of human trafficking with Ethiopian women leaders. Convened on the…

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Togo sets seven priorities for implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

The AfCFTA implementation strategy will be amended with the contributions of workshop participants before being submitted to the Togolese authorities

Togo is actively working towards strengthening its institutional mechanisms to ensure a successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), as outlined in its national AfCFTA implementation strategy. The strategy was presented for discussion and validation on 17 and 18 October in Lomé to public and private sector…

AGCO Corporation
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Massey Ferguson lends support to South Africa’s emerging farmers

Massey Ferguson offers high performance products & solutions, including mechanization planning across all farming segments in Africa

For three consecutive years emerging farmers throughout South Africa have gathered as members of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) in the aspiration to become some of the country’s most competent and successful commercial farmers. This year’s AFASA Conference on Agri-business Transformation took place in Bloemfontein, Free State…

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Health clinic gets a new roof in rural Mozambique

The clinic served as a center point for many neighboring villages until the damage was inflicted in 2012 due to a storm

Come rain or shine, everybody deserves access to proper health care, and the first step to its provision is building and maintaining medical infrastructure. Not only does the infrastructure have to facilitate the medical operations, but it also has to be within range of the people who need it the…

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KnowBe4 Africa goes continental with Cyber Security Africa

KnowBe4 Africa aims to make access to its cybersecurity awareness training platform easier for African businesses through CS Africa

KnowBe4 Africa (www.KnowBe4.com) is proud to announce that we are partnering with Cyber Security Africa as our African distributor. KnowBe4 Africa aims to make access to its cybersecurity awareness training platform easier for African businesses through CS Africa and offer a necessary solution to the threat of cybercrime in growing…

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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) and OCP Africa unite for the strategic financing, innovation, and capacity building of agriculture in Africa

ITFC and OCP Africa will jointly introduce a new “OCP School lab” campaign in Senegal in November 2019

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, (ITFC, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation) (ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, and OCP Africa ) (OCPAfrica.com), a subsidiary of OCP SA, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will cater towards strategic funding, innovation and capacity building measures…

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    • National Directorate of Employment Lagos State Coordinator, Serena Edward (middle), presenting Testimonial to Badru Femi Latunji (right) presenting the training completion Testimonial to one of the trainees, Miss Bakare Fatmoh Oluwadamilare (right) while the Group Executive Director, Strategy, Capital Projects & Portfolio Development, Dangote Industries Limited, Chief Devakumar Edwin (left) celebrates with her
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Dangote Refinery Empowers 200 Youths in Host Community through Skills Acquisition Training Programme

The programme marks another level of Dangote Petroleum Refinery’s intervention as it is targeted at providing vocational skills to the teeming youth population

About 200 youths from Ibeju-Lekki community in Lagos State have graduated from various skills acquisition programme organised by Dangote Petroleum Refinery (www.Dangote.com) as a way of transforming society and providing employment opportunities for the youths. The programme was put together by Dangote Petroleum Refinery and facilitated by the National Directorate…

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African Development Bank and Three Regional Development Banks Launch Joint Report on Livable Cities

The report, Creating Livable Cities: Regional Perspectives, looks at urbanization trends across emerging and developing economies in Africa; Asia and the Pacific

Rapid urbanization has provided most cities in the world with opportunities to provide more sustainable, vibrant, and prosperous centers for their citizens. But they must first address challenges such as inadequate infrastructure investments, pollution and congestion, and poor urban planning, according to a new report released today.  The report, Creating…

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Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces keynote speakers for 2019 Conference

UNECA, World Bank, USAID, CTA, Shell, Nedbank, APO Group to headline AWIEF’s 5th flagship event

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) has announced the keynote speakers for its prestigious annual conference taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 29-30 October 2019 for the advancement of women in Africa as innovators and entrepreneurs. AWIEF, which this year celebrates the 5th…

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Wang Yi and South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor hold talks

China and South Africa are major developing countries with important influence and emerging economies

On October 18, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor held talks in Durban. Wang Yi said, both China and South Africa are major developing countries with important influence and emerging economies. With the smooth development of bilateral relations, pragmatic…