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UN, African Development Bank High-Level Meeting calls for Speed and Action on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The leaders called for additional resources to drive the urgent task of Africa's development

With an estimated 390 million people living in extreme poverty, hunger and food insecurity, Africa is in a race against time to deliver on its regional and global development goals. On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Sunday, African heads of states and governments met to emphasize urgent collective…

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Fenix International to Launch Off-Grid Solar in Mozambique in partnership with leading operator Vodacom

Launching sales in Mozambique is the latest step in Fenix’s expansion

Fenix International (https://www.FenixIntl.com/), a next-generation energy company and subsidiary of ENGIE (https://www.ENGIE.com), opens its sixth market in Mozambique, where it expects to reach 200,000 households with clean energy and inclusive financial services within 3 years. Launching sales in Mozambique is the latest step in Fenix’s expansion. Headquartered in Kampala, the…

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Oloibiri Health Programme: Public-Private Partnerships in Advancing Sustainable Healthcare Systems in Nigeria

The Oloibiri Health Programme (OHP) is a transformational health intervention programme championed by Shell as part of its Social Investment Programme

The first phase of the Oloibiri Health Programme (OHP) was recently inaugurated and comprises of the remodelled General Hospital, Kolo; Water Treatment Plant; Hybrid Solar Powered System; Medical Laboratory Equipment at the College of Health Technology, Otuogidi and the Dental Chair at the Demonstration Clinic, Otuogidi (one of the 14…

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Ugandan Journalist Isaac Khisa Wins APO Group Invitation to Attend the 2019 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF)

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 (APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, today announced that Isaac Khisa from Uganda has won APO Group’s invitation to attend the 2019 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (AHIF.com), the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, which will…

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African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI) & Japanese banks pave the way for more Japanese investments into Africa

ATI has a current pipeline of over US$1 Bn worth of transactions from Japanese banks

On the side lines of the Tokyo International Conference of Africa’s Development (TICAD7), ATI (http://www.ATI-ACA.org/) signed MoUs with Japan’s three largest banks and Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI), Japan’s export credit agency; ATI and NEXI announced at TICAD7 the launch of a Japan Desk to be based in ATI’s…

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Ministry of Health and Partners Commit to Improving the Quality of Care for Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child, and Adolescent Health Services in Uganda

Better accountability and coordination for Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) – progress towards ending preventable maternal, perinatal and child deaths

The Ministry of Health (MoH) convened the Third Annual National Assembly on Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Services where government and partners committed to scaling up RMNCAH services to reach the most vulnerable populations. Held under the theme- ‘Better accountability and coordination for RMNCAH – progress towards ending…

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Innovative Insurance Cover to Help Drought-Hit Communities in Africa

These policies will unleash funds to assist vulnerable communities threatened by drought before it reaches catastrophic levels

Humanitarian agencies are setting up innovative climate risk insurance policies to protect up to 1.3 million people in West Africa from catastrophic drought. The countries benefitting include Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and the Gambia.  These policies will unleash funds to assist vulnerable communities threatened by drought before it reaches…

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World Health Organization (WHO) supported "Presidential Health Compact" is launched

The Compact lays down a five-year roadmap for health systems strengthening reforms under the ‘9 pillars’ towards accelerating Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in South Africa

The President of South Africa, Mr. Cyril M Ramaphosa, on Thursday 25 July 2019 launched the country’s ‘Presidential Health Compact’. The Compact lays down a five-year roadmap for health systems strengthening reforms under the ‘9 pillars’ towards accelerating Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in South Africa. It originated from months of extensive…

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Sudanese Migrant Returnees to access Health Insurance

A pilot targeting 2,000 Sudanese returnee families will run for a year, beginning in July 2019, and could pave the way for access by all migrant returnees

Abuse, stress and lack of medical care are constant bedfellows for migrants in Libya’s detention camps – and those who are rescued unwittingly transfer the health burden to their countries of origin where assistance is often limited. Luckily for Sudanese returnees, a solution is underway. Returning migrants in the country will soon access…

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Bank of Kigali Plc selects Temenos to power its Digital Transformation Strategy

Bank of Kigali Plc chooses cloud-native, cloud-agnostic Temenos T24 Transact to provide end-to-end digital banking services to customers

Bank of Kigali Plc (www.BK.rw) has selected Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (www.Temenos.com), the banking software company, to power its digital transformation journey in order to support its regional growth plans and realize its financial inclusion objectives. With Temenos packaged and upgradeable banking software, Bank of Kigali Plc will gain business agility and…