Source: The Presidency: Republic of South Africa |

President Ramaphosa to participate in the G7 Summit in Germany

Participation in the 2022 Leaders’ Summit presents an opportunity for the country to highlight the concerns of developing countries and to advocate for the continued global attention for equitable distribution of resources

President Cyril Ramaphosa will travel to Schloss Elmau in the Federal Republic of Germany on Sunday, 26 June 2022, to participate in the G7 Leaders’ Summit at the invitation of the host, Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The Summit is scheduled to take place on Monday, 27 June 2022.  Alongside the G7…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

German Chancellor Scholz’s Africa Tour Represents Critical Step Towards Achieving Energy Security, Says AEC

As the voice of the African energy sector, the African Energy Chamber strongly advocates for German-Africa partnerships, recognizing the role Germany will play in advancing energy security across the continent

With over 620 trillion cubic of natural gas reserves, 125.3 billion barrels of oil reserves, 16.4 billion short tons of coal and some of the best potential for renewable energy globally, Africa’s energy landscape is diverse, holding the potential to transform the continent’s socioeconomic landscape. Yet over 600 million people…

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We-Fi announces New Round of Funding for Women Entrepreneurs; $15 Million to the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility to Improve Access to Finance for Women-owned Small Businesses

The funds will enable the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility to design and implement programs to improve digital access to finance for women entrepreneurs

The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi)  has announced a new round of funding under which the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI) will receive $15 million to develop and extend digital financial solutions to women-owned small and medium businesses in Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria. This…

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African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) Raises Awareness on Political and Trade Credit Risks Insurance in Togo

Togo has benefited from ATI’s insurance capacity to the tune of USD305M in the finance and transport sectors

In a bid to raise awareness within the relevant government agencies and private sector about political (investment) and credit risk insurance in Togo, ATI (www.ATI-aca.org) held a series of awareness activities in Lomé, in partnership with Togo’s Ministry of Economy and Finance, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the KfW Development…

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FIFA launches FIFA+ to bring free football entertainment to fans everywhere

A world-class digital platform created to connect football fans across the globe more deeply with the game they love

FIFA+ delivers live domestic league games from around the globe, match stats, the greatest archive in international football, premium original content, immersive global storytelling, and much more. Over 29,000 men’s matches and over 11,000 women’s matches will be streamed on FIFA+ in 2022, totalling over 40,000 matches. The first slate…

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Increasing momentum to address Antimicrobial Resistance in Zimbabwe: Commitment of the government and the UN Country Team

The move is a game-changer as it effectively links AMR to the National Development Strategy

The first global assessment of the burden of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) revealed that nearly 5 million deaths in 2019[1] were associated with drug-resistant infections. A major driver of AMR is the overuse and misuse of antimicrobials in the human and animal health sectors.[2] Zimbabwe, as other countries of the world, has not…

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Merck Foundation in partnership with African First Ladies mark “World Health Day” 2022 by announcing 8 important awards to raise awareness about health & social issues in Africa

Merck Foundation continues to create an impact in raising awareness about a wide range of social and health issues

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) contributes to the development of Africa in key sectors such as health, education, awareness, and economic empowerment; Merck Foundation provided more than 1300 scholarships for doctors from 50 countries; Merck Foundation has been recently recognized as the 2022 NGO of the Year, the Most Influential NGO in Africa…

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UNITAMS Spokesperson Welcomes Friends of Sudan Joint Statement

Spokesperson reiterated that UNITAMS will continue to work jointly with the African Union and IGAD, and Sudanese stakeholders in the next phase of the political process

United Nations Integrated Transitional Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) Spokesperson welcomes statement released by the Friends of Sudan Group on 29 March 2022, in which the member states affirmed strong support for joint efforts of UNITAMS, the African Union, and the Inter-governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) to facilitate a political…

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Judging Panel of Health and Technology Experts announces Winner of C/Can’s Live Pitch & Grant Award to develop Kumasi’s First City-wide Laboratory Network

The robust selection process has helped to set the standard for the way that digital health solutions are assessed, selected, and developed in Kumasi

Six technology vendors from around the world, including Ghana, Nigeria, the Philippines and South Africa, participate in live pitch event in Kumasi; the announcement begins the next phase of developing and implementing a city-wide laboratory information management system. Today, the judging panel chaired by Dr Akosua Gyimah Omari-Sasu, Director of…

Source: Orange |

Orange and the German Development Cooperation inaugurate in Madagascar the 9th Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East, to train young people in digital technology and enhance their employability

The goal is to fulfil their shared vision, fostering youth employability while supporting sustainable growth and the country's digital transformation

Today, Orange (www.Orange.com) and the German Development Cooperation are inaugurating an “Orange Digital Center” in the Redland Tower at Ankorondrano, a digital ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation, attended by the highest political and administrative authorities from Madagascar, Representatives of Germany and France in Madagascar,…