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Meetings of the Statutory Bodies for United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) & International Conference: African Cities: Engines of Sustainable Development - Cairo, Hotel Conrad, June 17-20, 2019

This Conference was officially opened by the Prime Minister of Egypt, Dr. Mostafa Madbouli, and was attended by a large number of Ministers from the Government of Egypt

UCLG Africa (www.UCLGA.org), who represents and defends the interests of cities and local governments across Africa on the world stage, marked the inauguration of its new North Africa Regional Office where it held its first statutory meeting and  20th session of the Executive Committee, at the invitation of the Ministry…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank hosts masterclass on women’s skills in business development

The masterclasses are jointly conducted by the African Development Bank Group and Entreprenarium

The fourth Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA)/Entreprenarium masterclass began Monday in Pretoria, South Africa, aimed at improving women’s skills in business development and financial management. 40 business women, who came through an online application process, will attend the two-day masterclass, which will cover financial planning, lean start-up…

Source: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) |

West and Central Africa: Young women more affected than young men

The difference observed in HIV prevalence between men and women in the 20−29 age group is greater than that observed in the Eastern and some Southern African countries

In Western and Central Africa (WCA), survey data suggest that HIV prevalence among women aged 20−29 years old is higher than men of the same age in all countries and between 5 and 9 times higher in some countries such as Gambia, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. By ages 40−49, men…

African Energy Chamber
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The African oil industry denounces BBC Panorama's attack on Senegal as a much Ado about nothing

Oil and gas production over the next 10 years would inject billions of dollars into the Senegalese economy and support more than 1 million jobs

The African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) rejects the accusations made by the recent BBC Panorama program on Senegal and believes this case is about a sinister rush to judgment, an obsession to taint a reform-driven President and the oil industry at any cost and by any means, and certainly without an…

IC Publications
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Call for more inclusion at this year’s African Banker Awards

The Awards, held annually on the fringes of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank, have established themselves as the Oscars of African banking

Winners of the 2019 edition of the African Banker Awards (AfricanBankerAwards.com) were announced at a prestigious Gala Dinner in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The Awards, held annually on the fringes of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank, have established themselves as the Oscars of African banking celebrating excellence in…

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Renewing solidarity to tackle Africa's hunger and poverty challenges

Heads of states, ministers and other development actors focus on the role of the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF), a powerful demonstration of solidarity among African countries to improve agriculture and food security, needs to forge broader partnerships and explore innovative financing mechanisms to tackle the challenges facing the continent. This was FAO's message at the opening today of a ASTF Round Table…

Ghana Rugby Football Union
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Ghana Rugby President Endorses APO Group’s Call For Professional Sports Communication

Mensah invited government and all corporate bodies to have a closer look at what Ghana Rugby and rugby, in general, has to offer their brands

Mr Herbert Mensah, President of Ghana Rugby (http://GhanaRugby.org), endorsed the call by APO Group (www.APO-opa.com) founder Mr Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard that African sports federations must professionalize their communication if they want to attract sponsors. Mr Pompigne-Mognard made the call in an interview by Leslie Koroma of African Sports Monthly that was…

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Yaounde: High Commissioner hosts reception for returning Chevening scholars

British High Commissioner to Cameroon Rowan Laxton hosted a reception to welcome 2017 to 2018 cohort of Chevening scholars on 31 May 2019

In 2017, the British High Commission Yaounde sent 18 scholars to the UK to study for a year through the prestigious Chevening award. The 18 awards were made in courses covering the following areas: education, engineering, technology, public health, security, media, development, agriculture, governance and human rights. In total, there…

Deutsche Post DHL
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DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more African markets following initial success

Platform has been rolled out to nine more countries across Sub Saharan Africa

DHL Africa eShop sees impressive growth in first seven weeks; Platform has been rolled out to nine more countries across Sub Saharan Africa; Growing demand for online retail service fuels further growth. Following the success of the DHL Africa eShop (www.Africa-eShop.DHL) app in 11 countries across Sub Saharan Africa, DHL…

Centurion Law Group
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Billions at Play: Centurion CEO Agrees Deal to Write New Book about Africa's Oil and Gas

The book, “Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy”, will be packed with captivating, useful ideas, stories, examples and information that Africans can use to take command of their future

Centurion Law Group (http://Centurionlg.com) Founder and CEO NJ Ayuk has been saying for years that Africa’s oil and gas resources can fuel socioeconomic revitalization throughout the continent. Now he’s writing a book that explains how it can be done. The book, “Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy”, which…