Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Kenya: World Health Organization Statement on the Chikungunya Outbreak in Mombasa

The outbreak has affected all the six-sub counties namely, Mvita, Kisauni, Nyali, Changamwe, Jomvu and Likoni. Most cases are found on the island, Mvita

World Health Organization, WHO, is helping the government to contain an outbreak of Chikungunya in Mombasa following reports from clinicians of increased unknown febrile illness that presented with very high fever, joint pains and general body weakness. The tests were found malaria negative and sometimes dengue fever negative. The outbreak…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Indigenous rights must be respected during Kenya climate change project, say UN experts

The Sengwer are facing repeated attacks and forced evictions by agents of the Kenya Forest Service, which is an implementing agency in the project financed by the European Union

Three independent experts* appointed by the UN have expressed concerns about recent reports that indigenous Sengwer peoples in western Kenya have been attacked and forcibly evicted from their homes as a result of the implementation of the Water Towers Protection and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation project, an EU-funded water…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

World Health Organization Director General Dr. Tedros visits Kenya

His meeting with the President focused on implementing Universal Health Coverage and the President’s four priority areas of government delivery (Big Four) which include affordable healthcare, food security, affordable housing and manufacturing

WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made his first official visit to Kenya this week to meet with a range of persons in Kenya on health and policy issues and the environment. He held a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta, signed an agreement on health and environment between UN…

GROHE
Source: GROHE |

GROHE is partnering with the German Sustainability Award 2017

The focus of the anniversary event in its tenth year was on water, climate protection and digitization

Participation as partner for dialogue on the topics of water management and sustainability strategy of the German federal government Intelligent GROHE technologies such as GROHE EcoJoy and GROHE SilkMove ES play a key role in effective water management Innovative products such as GROHE Blue and GROHE Sense reduce the consumption…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat

2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat: 2017 has been a particularly eventful year, with the assumption of duty of a new Commission. I have had the privilege of serving with a diverse group of individuals over the past nine months, and…

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

Botswana hosts the International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (STP)

Kasane, capital of Chobe District in Botswana, hosted tourism stakeholders to exchange experiences and knowledge of innovative approaches to enhance tourism and conservation planning, financing and marketing. Under the theme “Empowering Tourism Destinations’ Sustainability through Innovation”, the 10YFP STP International Symposium and Annual Conference also discussed the role of the…

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)
Source: United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) |

Beyond Declarations – A Question of Localization

The mobilization of global climate actions in Bonn, Germany, which hosted the COP23, November 6th - 17th, provided a unique opportunity for UCLG Africa to highlight activities that have made African local governments, cities and territories an important global partner in the drive to achieve long term goals set by the Paris Agreement

2017 is ending with a flurry of activities across key global agendas, none more important than new models for action that integrate issues of Climate Change with the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. The mobilization of global climate actions in Bonn, Germany, which hosted the COP23, November 6th - 17th,…

Source: BioCarbon Partners (BCP) |

Luambe National Park Now The World’s Most Carbon Neutral

The announcement comes just 18 months after the Lower Zambezi National Park – also in Zambia – became the world’s first to achieve carbon neutrality from operations

Luambe National Park in Zambia has achieved a conservation milestone this week as it became the most carbon neutral National Park in the world. Luambe’s carbon neutral status is a result of the USAID-funded Community Forests Program (CFP) implemented by BioCarbon Partners (BCP) (http://BioCarbonPartners.com), in partnership with the Zambian Government.…

African Entrepreneurship Award (AEA)
Source: African Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) |

BMCE Bank of Africa is honored to announce the winners of African Entrepreneurship Award 2017, its support program for African entrepreneurs

12 winners were selected in the final stage of the competition

BMCE BANK of Africa (www.BMCEbank.ma) is announcing the winners of the third edition of African Entrepreneurship Award (www.African-Award.com), an initiative that aims to support African entrepreneurs, and has encouraged, since its launch in 2015, 33 entrepreneurs who were supported by more than 300 African and Global Mentors. Following the final stage,…

African Guarantee Fund
Source: African Guarantee Fund |

The African Guarantee Fund Receives Very Strong ‘AA-‘ Fitch Rating Owing to Strong Business Model and Operational Strategy

The African Guarantee Fund is the first guarantee fund in Africa to receive a very strong Fitch rating

The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF) (www.AfricanGuaranteeFund.com) which assists financial institutions in Africa to scale up their SME financing through the provision of partial loan guarantees and capacity development assistance has received an Insurance Financial Strength (IFS) rating of ‘AA-‘ (very strong) from the globally renowned…