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Renewal of U.S.-Libya Science and Technology Agreement Increases Opportunities for Youth and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Educators

The renewal of the U.S.-Libya Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement Science is key to further strengthening bilateral cooperation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (or STEM) fields

On November 15, the U.S. State Department hosted a signing ceremony in the Treaty Room in recognition of the ten-year renewal of the U.S.-Libya Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement.  Present to sign the Agreement were Libyan Ambassador Wafa Bughaighis and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Oceans and…

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The Next Einstein Forum launches search for Africa’s top scientific talent for prestigious Fellows Class

The selected Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Fellows will present their research and breakthroughs at the next NEF Global Gathering to be held in Nairobi, Kenya in March 2020

Today, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) (www.NEF.org), Africa’s global forum for science, launches the search for its third Class of NEF Fellows. Once selected, the new class will join 35 of Africa’s top scientists from all fields of science, Fellows from the two previous cohorts. The selected NEF Fellows will…

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A Call For Compassion: An Open Letter To Mrs. Chantal Biya

I write to you today, forced into exile and no longer in Cameroon, nearly twenty-four years later with a heavy heart

It is with greatest concern and respect for the future of women, children and people of Southern Cameroons (Ambazonia) that I greet you in this unusual correspondence. It is my hope and certainly my trust that this letter finds you in the best of health. I still recall the excitement…

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World Pneumonia Day: Pneumonia accounts for 16% of all deaths of children under the age of 5 years, despite being preventable and treatable!

To mark the final key date of this campaign, 25 Civil Society Organizations from Africa and Haiti continue to push policymakers through the media to take drastic actions to combat the disease (Cotonou, Douala, Kinshasa, Abidjan, Conakry, Accra, Bamako, Nouakchott, Abuja, Freetown, Kampala, Lusaka, Nairobi, Dakar, Monrovia, Port au Prince)

To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is responsible for more child mortalities than any other diseases like AIDS, Malaria and Measles combined. Speaking at a conference on how to end Pneumonia in Africa,…

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Ecobank partners with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to strengthen local communities in Africa

The growing gap between funds needed by humanitarian groups and funds available to them is a major cause of communities’ vulnerability to disasters

Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) (www.IFRC.org) have signed an agreement to work closely together to empower local communities to cope with disasters more efficiently. “Many innocent lives continue to be lost in Africa simply as a result of insufficient investment in…

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Honoris United Universities adds a leading health sciences school and pioneering medical simulation centre to its pan-African network

UPSAT Group joins the network and world-class medical simulation centre opens in Tunisia, firmly cementing Honoris as a leading provider of health education in North Africa

Honoris United Universities (www.Honoris.net), the first private pan-African higher education network announces two major developments, with Tunisia’s leading health sciences education Group, UPSAT and its three schools – SUPSAT Tunis, UPSAT Sousse and UPSAT Sfax – joining its network. This coincides with the official opening of Honoris’ cutting edge purpose-built…

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Champoining the Cause: Youths in Agriculture

Youths over Africa vehemently complain and protest against lack of unemployment, considering ‘white colour jobs’ and ‘blue colour jobs’ as the only jobs in Africa

Africa as a continent has reported a significant rate in agriculture; Agriculture is one of the sectors on the continents with a reasonably high level of revenue from export activities. Export commodities such as Cocoa, coffee, Timber, cashew and maize are some widely known produce that earn the continent much…

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General Electric trains more than 100 radiology professionals on latest medical imaging technologies and techniques

More than 100 radiologists and radiographers from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania attended the sessions on “Interventional Radiology”

Educational sessions exposed practitioners to latest techniques and technologies on medical imaging; More than 100 radiologists and radiographers from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania attended the sessions on “Interventional Radiology”; Leading institutions have recognized the value of intra-operative imaging to help clinicians confidently and more completely resect tumours that previously seemed…

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Ecobank Academy works to enhance Africa’s health systems through financial and leadership trainings

The programme was co-designed by Ecobank Academy and The Global Fund with support from leading organisations in financial management, leadership and execution

Ecobank Academy, a corporate university of the leading independent pan-African banking group in collaboration with Ecobank Foundation (EcobankFoundation.org), has launched an innovative development programme aimed at improving Africa’s health systems through rigorous financial management, effective leadership development and sound implementation capabilities. The programme was co-designed by Ecobank Academy and The…

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US, Egypt announce winners of Technical School Entrepreneurship Competition

In total, 1,364 project teams submitted applications for the competition, 188 were accepted, and 24 teams reached the final stage

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MOETE) awarded Alexandria Advanced Technical School students Mohamed Mahmoud Attia and Moemen Magdy Mohamed the grand prize of the Fanni Mobtaker Competition for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for their digital modeling and fabrication machine for prototype…