United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation
Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

Ghana President receives UAE official

The two sides discussed means of enhancing bilateral relations between the UAE and Ghana

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has received Yacoub Yousef Al Hosani, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Organisations Affairs. The meeting, which took place at the Golden Jubilee House in Accra, the two sides discussed means of enhancing bilateral relations between the UAE and Ghana. Khalifa…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

U.S. and Ghana complete Fifth Military Medical Readiness Training Exercise

Medical military personnel from Ghana and the United States participated in this three-week exercise

In partnership with the Ghana Armed Forces, U.S. Army Africa conducted a combined Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDREX) from June 3-20, 2019 at the 37th Military Hospital in Accra, Ghana.  This marks the fifth iteration of a U.S. Army Africa medical readiness exercise in Ghana.  To commemorate the conclusion of…

Centurion Law Group
Source: Centurion Law Group |

Centurion to Promote Transparency and Good Governance Amongst South Sudan’s oil sector

This training will serve as a pilot programme before being expanded to the rest of Africa’s key oil growth markets such as Equatorial Guinea, Senegal and Ghana

Centurion (https://CenturionLG.com) is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a bespoke training programme on transparency and good governance for South Sudan’s oil industry and companies. This training will serve as a pilot programme before being expanded to the rest of Africa’s key oil growth markets such as Equatorial Guinea,…

Source: UK Department for International Trade |

Northern healthcare firms target new opportunities in Africa

Health sector businesses from the Northern Powerhouse could benefit from new export opportunities across Africa thanks to a recent trade mission led by Department for International Trade (DIT)

Businesses including Yorkshire’s Sunflower Medical and Medasil were amongst 16 firms from the north that travelled to trade fair Africa Health 2019 in South Africa as part of a mission organised by DIT and Medilink UK, the UK’s largest association of Life Sciences and Medical Technology companies. This comes as…

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
Source: African Energy Chamber |

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…

Source: C40 CITIES |

C40 Cities’ Financing Sustainable African Cities Forum calls for urgent investor action to secure a sustainable future for all citizens

Showcasing recent innovations in African cities, experts urged the investment community to recognise the potential of these leading cities and promote inclusive financing models

C40’s (www.C40.org) annual event, which took place on Wednesday in South Africa for the first time, gathered city officials and investors to address the most pressing climate challenges of our time; African mayors stated that inspiring citizens to live sustainably is a good start, but systemic infrastructure development enabled by…

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Source: Rugby Africa |

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…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Switzerland gives 3.2 million Swiss francs to African Development Bank’s ‘Boost Africa’ E-Lab and urban development fund

‘Boost Africa’ was launched in partnership with the African Development Bank and the European Investment Bank to enhance entrepreneurship and innovation across Africa

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of the Government of the Swiss Confederation (SECO) and the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Thursday signed two agreements to fund African initiatives on the sidelines of the Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings. SECO contributed 3 million Swiss francs to the Entrepreneurship Lab (E-Lab) for…

WorldRemit
Source: WorldRemit |

WorldRemit launches new product for business payments to Nigeria

Through the WorldRemit website and app small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can now quickly and securely transfer money to pay employees and contractors in 140 countries including Nigeria

Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit (www.WorldRemit.com) has launched WorldRemit for Business, a new service that enables small and medium-sized business owners to quickly pay employees and contractors in 140 countries worldwide, including fast-growing markets such as Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa. The platform will first be available to U.K.-registered businesses. WorldRemit’s low fees and exchange rates…