Source: Commonwealth Secretariat |

Experts meet in Ghana on addressing cybercrime in Sub-Saharan Africa

The “Regional Conference on Addressing Cybercrime in Sub-Saharan Africa” is taking place from 17-20 January in Accra with 12 participating Commonwealth African countries

The growing problem of cybercrime requires countries to build effective laws, policies, and international cooperation frameworks, said Dr Tawanda Hondora, Head of the Rule of Law at the Commonwealth Secretariat. The Commonwealth Secretariat’s four-day conference on addressing cybercrime has drawn experts from across Sub-Saharan Africa - including investigators, prosecutors, senior…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Mauritius Telecom launches MyT Start-Up for aspiring entrepreneurs

MT also reviewed its Business Boost packages and has come up with a series of interesting offers to provide more benefits and quality services to small enterprises

In a bid to give a boost to the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) sector, Mauritius Telecom (MT) launched, today in Port-Louis, a Plug and Play internet offer, MyT Start-Up, for aspiring entrepreneurs. MT also reviewed its Business Boost packages and has come up with a series of interesting offers to…

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UN in Geneva celebrates 6 decades supporting impartial TV news

The UN Office in Geneva is celebrating a 60-year collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union of public-service broadcasters, which has helped transparent, fair and impartial television news to be seen around the world

For years, the United Nations and its agencies in Geneva have relied on global news agencies and other media outlets based at the Palace of Nations to get the latest breaking stories out to the world daily.  But one special partnership with the Geneva-based European Broadcast Union (EBU), ensures that public service…

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Death of a friend's sister after female genital mutilation inspires award-winning app

The multilingual app, Axces mobile, has earned social entrepreneur Joseph Mulabbi and his team of developers a runner-up prize in UNFPA's FGM Hacklab

What if girls and women who are at risk of or have survived female genital mutilation (FGM) could receive the right services and support right when they need them? This challenge led to a Ugandan team creating a mobile app to link FGM survivors and at-risk girls with services in real time. The multilingual app, Axces…

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    • CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej and President of ‘More Than a Mother’ Campaign presenting Medal to H.E. Mrs. FATOUMATTA BAH-BARROW, The First Lady of The Gambia and Ambassador of Merck Foundation ‘More Than a Mother’ Campaign
    • CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej and President of ‘More Than a Mother’ Campaign presenting Medal to H.E. Mrs. FATOUMATTA BAH-BARROW, The First Lady of The Gambia and Ambassador of Merck Foundation ‘More Than a Mother’ Campaign
    • Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck of Merck Foundation and The Gambia First Lady at the Merck Foundation The Gambia Annual Summit 2021
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Merck Foundation CEO inaugurated their first Health Media Training for Gambian Media Fraternity in partnership with Gambia the First Lady

The Merck Foundation Health Media Training is a part of ‘Merck Foundation More than a Mother’ community awareness Program

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany organized their first “Merck Foundation Health Media Training” via Videoconference on 15th December 2021 in partnership with H.E. Mrs. FATOUMATTA BAH-BARROW, The First Lady of The Gambia and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother for The Gambian media. “The…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Coronavirus – Mauritius: CISD Highlights Activities in 2021 with Focus on the Implementation of the Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Pass

The data capture of the vaccination forms started on 20 July 2021 and the digital COVID-19 Vaccination Pass became a reality on 01 October 2021

In its third issue of e-newsletter released in December 2021, the Central Information Systems Division (CISD) of the Ministry of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation, highlights core activities in which the Division has been actively involved in the last six months including the implementation of the digital COVID-19 Vaccination Pass (Pass…

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Nigerian owned Pleasures Magazine Founder Adedotun Olaoluwa Acquires American Media Giant Gannett’s Shares

Pleasures Magazine, a bi-monthly Luxury Magazine with offices in Dubai, London and New York Selling in 103 countries

Globally acclaimed Dotmount Communications Group, publishers of Pleasures Magazine (PleasuresMagazine.com.ng) today announced its acquisition of Gannett Co.Inc’s shares, a highly respected diversified news and media information company that operates in broadcasting, publishing, and digital, in a move expected to enhance the Dotmount Communications’s global reach with comprehensive integrated services for a strong stable…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Gambian youth express commitment to embark on sensitization on Media and Information Literacy (MIL)

This commitment was made at the end of a three-day training on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) for 40 young people from national and regional youth associations in The Gambia

Young people from across The Gambia have expressed their commitment to embark on sensitization campaigns to make their constituents and societies aware of how to access, critically evaluate, consume and use media and information. This commitment was made at the end of a three-day training on Media and Information Literacy…

Source: Republic Of South Africa: Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment |

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment announces the re-opening of the online application system for the fishing rights allocation

The online application system re-opened yesterday, 28 December 2021, and will close at midnight on 28 January 2022

The Delegated Authority has announced the re-opening of the Online Application System for the Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) for registered users and current applicants only. The reopening of the system does not apply to new applicants. The online application system re-opened yesterday, 28 December 2021, and will close at midnight…

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IsDBI and IFE Lab Announce Award Winners for Best Application of Agent-based Simulation in Islamic Finance

The awards, announced during an online event on 23 December 2021, aim to encourage the use of new technologies in Islamic economics and finance

The Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI) (www.IsDBInstitute.org) and the Islamic Financial Engineering Laboratory (IFE Lab) have announced winners of the second edition of the International Award for the Best Application of Agent-Based Simulation (ABS) in Islamic Economics and Finance. The awards, announced during an online event on 23 December 2021,…