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Statement by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the informal coordination meeting on the Sudan

A broad group of international partners met in Berlin to ensure that our efforts are fully coordinated in support of a peaceful resolution to the Sudan’s current challenges

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement today on the informal coordination meeting on the Sudan at the Federal Foreign Office on 21 June: We need a peaceful resolution to the current crisis in the Sudan. It is good that we succeeded in bringing together important international and regional…

Source: AIPS Africa |

African football affairs: CAF attack on press freedom

Another attempt to control the news regarding African football affairs

In another attempt to control the news regarding African football affairs, the journalist Nazim Bessol, working for Algerian newspaper Botola, has seen his accreditation for the African Cup of Nations revoked. Initially Bessol received a confirmation approval letter with accreditation number 1206. However yesterday Bessol received an email from CAF…

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300,000 flee flare-up of ethnic violence in north-eastern DR Congo

Teams have also been deployed to assess the situation and engage with communities and the authorities to help prevent more attacks

More than 300,000 people have been forced to flee resurgent inter-ethnic violence in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just this month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday. Citing multiple attacks and counter-attacks between Hema herders and Lendu farmers, UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch told journalists in Geneva that the…

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Tunisia women's national rugby team

On the international level, the women's national team has realised many good results and valuable titles

The Tunisian Rugby Union has set up a long-term strategy to boost rugby women's sport. In fact, the union has given it utmost priority to the rugby seven's by providing all the possibilities to develop this sport in Tunisia through supporting women's rugby associations and pushing forward to establishing women's…

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Entertainment, Social Cohesion, Tailored Assistance for Migrant Children in Niger

The festival will take place between 21-24 June in Niamey and will bring together artists from Benin, Togo, Guinea-Conakry and Spain

Marking the International Day of the African Child this past Sunday (16/06) in Niamey, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized an afternoon of dance, acrobatics, magic, theatre, storytelling and puppet shows for the migrants staying at IOM’s transit centres for unaccompanied migrant children and migrant women. To make the…

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Launch of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC), the qualifying competition for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Rugby Africa unveils a new competition format where the 16 best African teams will compete in a truly continental rugby championship made up of 20 matches divided into 3 stages

Starting from November 2019, 16 teams will compete in the new Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) with an aim to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in 2022. This format is more inclusive and easier to follow. The top 16 teams based on the African ranking will compete in a…

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European Investment Bank (EIB) to support EUR 4.5 billion new business, social, energy transition and sustainable transport investment

This includes investment that addresses challenges facing female entrepreneurs in Poland and across Africa, supports lease financing in Italy, backs venture capital in Liberia and Sierra Leone

EUR 1.6 billion support for private investment, including for women and rural communities; upgrading thousands of schools and expanding long-term care provision; financing renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transport. The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 4.5 billion of new financing that will tackle investment gaps…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Queen's birthday celebration 2019 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Ambassador's speech

Speech delivered by British Ambassador to DRC, Dr John Murton, at the Queen's birthday celebration on 7 June 2019 at his residence

By Dr John Murton, British Ambassador to DRC Welcome to the Queen’s Birthday Party here at the British Embassy in DRC. Today we celebrate the birthday of the world’s longest serving Head of State: our Queen for more than 67 years. To avoid this being misconstrued as an argument to…

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    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother with The First Lady of Guinea, H.E. DJENE CONDÉ during the launch of Merck Foundation activities in Guinea
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Merck Foundation partners with the First Lady of Guinea to build healthcare capacity and break infertility stigma in the country

Merck Foundation to launch the “Merck More Than a Mother" Media Recognition Awards and the first Health Media Training to eliminate infertility stigma

Merck Foundatio (Merck-Foundation.com) to officially launch their programs in partnership with First Lady of Guinea Conakry; Merck foundation train Guinean doctors in the fields Cancer, Diabetes and Fertility Care to build healthcare capacity in the country; Merck Foundation to acknowledge the efforts of the First Lady as “Merck More Than a Mother”…

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    • Unveiling of GE Healthcare’s Versana Essential ultrasound machine during Ghana Healthcare Dialogues
    • Hon Alexander K. K. Abban, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Health with GE Healthcare’s Farid Fezoua President & CEO GE Africa, Sulemana Abubakar, CEO GE Ghana and Eyong Ebai, General Manager West Central & French Sub-Sahara during Ghana Healthcare Dialogues event.
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GE Healthcare Advancing Universal Health Coverage in Ghana

A key highlight of the event was the unveiling of GE Healthcare’s new budget-conscious ultrasound system, the Versana Essential

GE Healthcare (www.GEHealthcare.com) has kicked-off a two-day “Healthcare Dialogues” event in Ghana, bringing together public and private sectors’ industry stakeholders including policy makers, healthcare professionals, decision makers, academia, investors and financing institutions to drive conversations around innovative sustainable healthcare solutions to help progress Ghana’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Under the…