Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

UNESCO will celebrate the 2019 edition of the African Week, during which various cultural and scientific events will be organized under the theme Peace, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Africa

The Week also includes an Authors’ Lounge for a special encounter with 40 authors representing the new generation of African penmanship

An Innovation Hub of select African innovators with their state-of-the art inventions will run all week. The Week also includes an Authors’ Lounge for a special encounter with 40 authors representing the new generation of African penmanship.  FESPACO Etalon d’Or film – The Mercy of the Jungle, as well as…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

“Angola needs more oil exploration, including in marginal fields to stem decline in production”

Investment into local content development needs to be channelled and supported by strong regulations

There’s so much excitement about where Angola’s energy sector is headed. Sergio Pugliese, a successful entrepreneur and oil executive, is really hyped and enthused about recent developments and future direction of his country’s energy sector. Angola is ranked second largest oil producing country in Sub-Saharan Africa and an OPEC member…

Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF)
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Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) 2019 urges African businesses to dive in to the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy

Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2019.com) comes to Tunis on June 25-26; Confirmed speakers include Government ministers and officials from Gabon, Ghana, Morocco, Somaliland, Tunisia and Seychelles; Aims to raise awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of the Blue Economy. African businesses are being challenged to wake up…

Source: European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) |

Joint Press Release: Europe-Africa partnership spearheads development of next-generation antimalarial drug

The trials will be conducted in four countries in West and Central Africa: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali and Niger

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) (www.EDCTP.org) grants €10 million over five years to “WANECAM 2” a unique collaboration between antimalarial drug researchers in Africa and Europe from ten academic institutions, a pharmaceutical company, Novartis, and a not-for-profit product development partnership (PDP), Medicines for Malaria Venture; the grant will…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank approves strategy for Central Africa - “crucial for the economic integration of the region”

The Central Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) for 2019 – 2025 builds on the lessons learned from the implementation of previous regional development initiatives

The Board of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved the Central Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper 2019 – 2025, adopting the Bank’s multinational operations in Central Africa over the indicated period. The Central Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) for 2019 – 2025 builds on the lessons learned from…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

World Health Day 2019: African Development Bank joins the global call for universal health coverage for all

World Health Day 2019 is a timely opportunity to focus on the inclusion of Africa’s health work force in the development agenda

On the occasion of World Health Day 2019 (https://bit.ly/2TV1ImS), the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is renewing its call for firmer commitment to pledges made by countries for universal health coverage for all individuals and communities. In a statement issued Sunday 7 April 2019, Oley Dibba-Wadda, Director of Human Capital,…

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Improved housing doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa

Improved housing had doubled on the African continent between 2000 and 2015

A new study led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London and Malaria Atlas Project, University of Oxford has revealed that improved housing had doubled on the African continent between 2000 and 2015. The study published in the “Nature International Journal of Science” is the…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

While leading Oil Industry Working Visit to Nigeria, NJ Ayuk calls for industry collaboration on local content development and improved governance

Nigeria is Africa’s biggest oil producer with a massive investment potential in oil

Centurion CEO and Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org), NJ Ayuk, is leading an industry delegation to Nigeria this week to meet various oil industry players. On landing in Lagos, he called for more industry collaboration on key issues pertaining to Nigeria’s oil & gas industry, including local…

Source: Year of Energy |

Equatorial Guinea President, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretary General Headline Premier Lineup of Oil & Gas Leaders for African Petroleum Producers Organization’s (APPO) Cape VII 2019 Congress

APPO CAPE VII welcomes participation of 50+ Africa’s petroleum ministries, national oil companies and private companies as exhibitors and sponsors

H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea, and H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, will both speak at APPO CAPE VII (www.CAPEVII-Africa.com); Secretary General of APPO H.E. Mahaman Laouan Gaya and H.E. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, will present on…

Source: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères de la République Française |

United Nations – Appointment of a special envoy for the Horn of Africa (14 March 2019)

France welcomes the appointment by the UN secretary-general of Parfait Onanga-Anyanga (Gabon) as special envoy for the Horn of Africa. In a region that is experiencing a historic momentum for peace, which must be consolidated, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga will notably be responsible, through his mediation and in collaboration with regional actors,…