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U.S. Invests in Digital Solutions to Modernize Ethiopia’s Health System

The United States is the largest bilateral provider of support to Ethiopia’s health sector

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Health, announced the launch of the new USAID Digital Health Activity to continue investments in digital information solutions to further strengthen the country’s health system and improve the quality of services. USAID Mission…

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Experts Review New United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Report on Role of Cities in Domestic Resource Mobilization

The report argues that African cities are yet to tap into revenue opportunities that rapid urbanization offers and proposes a framework for consideration

Senior government officials and experts are gathered in Addis Ababa for an Economic Commission for Africa Expert Group Meeting to review the ECA’s new report on the State of Urbanization in Africa: The Role of Cities in Domestic Resource Mobilization. The two-day review meeting is being led by the Urbanization…

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Gifting of Medicines to Ethiopia

The handing over ceremony was held at the premises of the Embassy of India and was attended by officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, other dignitaries and media persons

On behalf of the Government and people of India, Ambassador of India to Ethiopia and the African Union H.E. Anurag Srivastava handed over a consignment of medicines worth US$2 million to the Government of Ethiopia on 13th November 2019. H.E. Dr. Lia Tadesse Gebremedhin, State Minister of Health, while accepting the consignment…

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Merck Foundation marks “World Diabetes Day 2019” in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health to increase the Diabetes experts nationwide

Merck Foundation to provide One and two Year on-line Post-graduate Diabetes Diploma and Masters from South Wales University for more than 180 doctors from 34 countries in Africa and Asia

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany marked ‘World Diabetes Day 2019’ by building diabetes care capacity in Africa and Asia. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation explained, “We strongly believe that starting the “Merck Nationwide Diabetes Blue Points Project” is the right strategy to ensure…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ethiopia |

The National Independence Day at the Polish Embassy

Ambassador Aleksander Kropiwnicki congratulated everyone on the Independence Day

A reception for the Polish community was held on November 12th, 2019 at Ambassador’s residence. It gathered Poles working for international institutions, missionaries, entrepreneurs and artists. Ambassador Aleksander Kropiwnicki congratulated everyone on the Independence Day. “While celebrating the anniversary of the regaining of Poland’s independence, let me relate to other…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and African Development Bank partner to Support Development in Africa

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed at the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa

Adam Boehler, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), today joined Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) strengthening collaboration in support of development in Africa. The MOU was signed at the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg,…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

U.S. provides Financing to Tetra4 to develop Energy Infrastructure in South Africa

First disbursement of $40 million loan will help advance energy security

Adam Boehler, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), today announced the first disbursement of a $40 million loan to Tetra4 Proprietary Ltd. to support the development of critical gas infrastructure and advance energy security in South Africa. The announcement was made at the Africa Investment…

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International Organization for Migration (IOM) Ethiopia Rolls Out Community-Based Planning for Displacement Affected Communities in Somali Region

Humanitarian partners, including IOM, are now scaling up use of the community-based planning (CBP) approach to support the government’s return initiative

Ethiopia recorded 3.04 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) by March 2019 due to ethnic conflict and environmental shocks over the past year, according to International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM).  Since April 2019, the Government of Ethiopia has rolled out a phased plan to return, relocate and…

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Traveller Spend in Africa Could Increase by 27%, Sabre Research Reveals

Consumers would be more willing to travel if they were able to move freely within the continent, and if travel pain-points were addressed

Spend among African travellers could increase by 27 percent over the next year if they were able to move more freely within the continent, new research from Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) (https://www.Sabre.com/) reveals at today’s 51st African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Annual General Assembly in Mauritius. More than 5,000 people across…

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Build the Economy through Entrepreneurship: Sipho Mseleku’s Call to African Governments and Business Leaders

In response to the challenges facing economies across the continent, Sakhumnotho has established two organisations set to have a meaningful impact

CEO of South Africa based Sakhumnotho Group Holdings (http://Sakhumnotho.com), Sipho Mseleku, has challenged African governments to put entrepreneurial training at the heart of education and is calling for greater collaboration amongst African business leaders to tackle Africa’s primary economic challenges. In an interview with AfricaLive.net, Mr Mseleku said (https://bit.ly/33FplF9) “Africa has…