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    • Ms Linda Haiduwa, Merck More Than Mother Heroine from Namibia with Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO, Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO, Merck Foundation and President Merck more Than a Mother; Prof. Koigi Kamau, Chairman Kenya Fertility Society; Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, President of Africa Fertility Society, Nigeria; Dr. Tareq Muhammad Salahuddin, Editor of Health Section, The Daily Star, Bangladesh; Ms. Modele Sarafa- Yusuf, Senior Freelance Journalist & Media Personality, Nigeria.
    • Ms. Renee Ngamau, Radio Host/Life Coach, Capital FM; Ms. Carole Mandi, Founder/ Publisher, Carole Mandi Media; Mr. Gardy Chacha, Senior Health & Science Reporter, Standard Newspaper, Kenya (First Award Winner, Print Media category); Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO, Merck Foundation and President Merck more Than a Mother
    • CEO, Merck Foundation and President Merck more Than a Mother with Jackline Mwende outside the home build for her by Merck Foundation.
    • Merck Foundation concludes their First Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa
    • Merck Foundation concludes their First Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa
    • Merck Foundation concludes their First Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa
    • Merck Foundation concludes their First Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa
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Merck Foundation concludes their First Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa

The training program was a part of ‘Merck more than a Mother’ community awareness program

Merck Foundation concludes their First Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa: •Merck Foundation provides training to more than 200 Media Journalists from 17 African Countries. •Merck Foundation starts hashtags #MenToo and #NoForInfertilityStigma to break the stigma of Infertility. •Merck Foundation launched three songs to…

Source: United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) |

Addis Ababa: Communiqué of the Second African Union - United Nations Annual Conference

The second Annual Conference reviewed the implementation of the Joint Framework for Enhanced Partnership in Peace and Security

On 9 July 2018, the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres convened the second AU- UN Annual Conference at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The Chairperson and the Secretary-General welcomed the strong collaboration between the AU…

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United Nation’s emergency fund releases US$15 million for life-saving assistance to displaced people in Ethiopia

The 2018 Ethiopia Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Plan requires $1.6 billion to reach millions of people with food and non-food support

The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) released today US$15 million to urgently scale up humanitarian assistance to people affected by escalating inter-communal violence in Ethiopia. Historical tensions between communities in southern Ethiopia escalated in April 2018 and led to large-scale displacements, damage of properties and loss of life.  Close…

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UN’s Emergency Fund releases US$15 Million for Life-Saving Assistance to Displaced People in Ethiopia

Close to one million men, women and children are currently being sheltered

The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) released today US$15 million to urgently scale up humanitarian assistance to people affected by escalating inter-communal violence in Ethiopia. Historical tensions between communities in southern Ethiopia escalated in April 2018 and led to large-scale displacements, damage of properties and loss of life.  Close…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

High quality data crucial for success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, says Economic Commission for Africa’s Ilboudo at High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) 2018

Investing in data for the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development goals was crucial if the continent is to achieve the goal of leaving no-one behind

Africa needs to build its statistical capacity to produce accurate, high quality and timely data to inform policies that will support the full implementation of the sustainable development goals and the continent’s Agenda 2063, says Economic Commission for Africa’s Tinfissi Joseph Ilboudo. In a presentation on the role of data…

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Domestic resource mobilization crucial for Africa to successfully implement Sustainable Development Goals, says ECA’s Elhiraika

Mr. Elhiraika said the 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development both underscore that countries need to mobilise greater financial resources if they are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Mobilising domestic resources, from both the public and private sectors, is central to Africa’s collective success in achieving the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the continent’s 50-year development plan, Agenda 2063, says Adam Elhiraika, Director of the Macroeconomic Policy Division at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Speaking at…

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GE Partners with Ethiopian Electric Power Authority to Deliver 11 HV Substations to Improve Access to Power

Over 70% of people in Ethiopia have no access to electricity although the grid covers about 60% of the towns in the country

$40M project will aid the transmission of additional bulk power to the Southern and South-Western parts of the Ethiopian Power Grid Substations will increase economic activities and raise access to reliable supply of electricity in several towns Aligning with Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan, GE’s Grid Solutions business (www.GEGridSolutions.com) (NYSE:…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Eritrea and Ethiopia End War and Adopt Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship

The normalization of relations and the adoption of the Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship between Eritrea and Ethiopia will provide their peoples with the opportunity to focus on shared aspirations

The United States welcomes the July 9 commitment to peace and security between the State of Eritrea and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, effectively ending 20 years of conflict. We commend Prime Minister Abiy of Ethiopia and President Isaias of Eritrea for courageously leading their citizens towards peace, prosperity,…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Minister for Africa welcomes peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea

Harriett Baldwin, Minister of State for Africa, has welcomed the Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship between Ethiopia and Eritrea

Commenting on the Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship between Ethiopia and Eritrea signed on 9 July, Minister of State for Africa, Harriett Baldwin said: "In agreeing the Joint Declaration on 9 July, Prime Minister Abiy and President Isaias have taken a momentous step towards building a lasting peace between…

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Statement by the Federal Foreign Office on the joint declaration by Ethiopia and Eritrea

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (10 July) on the signing of a “declaration of peace and friendship” by the Ethiopian Prime Minister and the Eritrean President: This is very good news from the Horn of Africa. In recent days, Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy and Eritrean President Isaias have…