Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

UK continues to demonstrate commitment to supporting the advance of West Africa’s Agro-Industry

The UK hosted the inaugural edition of the UK-West Africa Agritech Summit organised by the UK Department for International Trade in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday, 21st of May

The United Kingdom continues to demonstrate its commitment to ‘doing better business’ on the African continent with the inaugural edition of the UK- West Africa Agritech Summit organised by the UK Department for International Trade in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday, 21st of May. With a mission to encourage Britain and…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Africa Oil & Power 2019 to Show How Energy Will Generate Jobs, Economic Growth in Africa

Africa Oil & Power (AOP) announces its 2019 theme #MakeEnergyWork

Africa Oil & Power 2019 (www.AOP2019.com) is the official conference of South Africa’s Department of Energyand will welcome 20+ African petroleum and power ministers. AOP announces its 2019 theme #MakeEnergyWork.The theme will showcase the energy sector as a key driver of economic growth, jobs and opportunity for Africa’s people and private sectors. ‘Africa’s Energy…

Africa Oil Week
Source: Africa Oil Week |

Ministers from some of Africa’s largest oil and gas producing nations to meet in Cape Town to discuss future of energy industry

The ministers will be using Africa Oil Week Summit as a platform to discuss national strategies, sovereign competitiveness, issue licences and finalise tenders

Seventeen Ministers from Africa’s largest energy producing nations, including countries such as Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia among others, have agreed to meet in Cape Town at Africa Oil Week (AOW) (www.Africa-OilWeek.com), taking place from 4-8 November 2019 to broker new partnerships for their energy sectors. The ministers will be…

Source: APO Group |

Nigerian journalist Oluseyi Awojulugbe Wins APO Group Invitation to Attend the African Development Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings

Each year APO Group offers African journalists the opportunity to attend major events as a part of its commitment to supporting journalism in Africa

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, today announced that Mrs Oluseyi Awojulugbe (@mz_Awojulugbe) from Nigeria has won APO Group’s invitation to attend the African Development Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings (www.AfDB.org) which will take place in Malabo, Equatorial…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

DR Congo: We cannot scale down while Ebola escalates, says IFRC

Since the outbreak started in August 2018, more than 1,100 people have died, making this the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history

The international community must urgently increase its investment in Ebola response efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo before the outbreak escalates further, warns the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Despite some successes in containing the outbreak, there has been an alarming increase in…

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…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

In Butembo and surrounding health zones, response activities were repeatedly halted due to a number of serious security incidents taking place from 4-6 May

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak response this past week continues to be hampered by insecurity. On 3 May in Katwa, a Safe and Dignified Burial (SDB) team was violently attacked following the completion of a burial for a deceased EVD case. In Butembo and surrounding health zones, response activities…

APO Group
Source: APO Group |

Cameroonian journalist Monica Nkodo Wins APO Group Invitation to Attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum, one the most prestigious EU-Africa events

Each year APO Group offers African journalists the opportunity to attend major events as a part of its commitment to supporting journalism in Africa

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, today announced that Monica Nkodo (@mimiost) from Cameroon has won APO Group’s invitation to attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum (www.EurAfricanForum.org) which will take place in Cascais, Portugal, from 4-5 July, 2019.…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO Adapts Ebola Vaccination Strategy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Account for Insecurity and Community Feedback

The recommendations include endorsing operational adjustments that make the vaccination process faster

WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) today issued new recommendations to address vaccination challenges in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The recommendations include endorsing operational adjustments that make the vaccination process faster and adjusting the dosage based on available efficacy data. The…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank Group 11 - 14 June, 2019

The Governors of the African Development Bank are from the 54 African regional member countries and 27 non-regional member countries

Regional Integration for Africa's Economic Prosperity WHAT: The 54th Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank and the 45th Annual Meeting of the African Development Fund WHERE: Sipopo Conference Centre, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea WHEN: 11 - 14 June, 2019 The 54th Meeting of the Boards of…