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Youth football and unity take centre stage in Côte d’Ivoire

Focus on promoting unity, developing and strengthening football governance

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) and CAF presidents visited Côte d’Ivoire to begin two-day itinerary; Focus on promoting unity, developing and strengthening football governance; Continent's inaugural pan-African inter-school football championship also launched. The presidents of CAF and FIFA travelled to Côte d’Ivoire on Monday as part of their first joint mission in Africa…

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    • Africa PUMUA Nebulisation stations donated by AstraZeneca World Asthma Day Kenya Ivory Coast Ghana Ethiopia
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    • AstraZeneca PUMUA nebulisation station handover Dr Mathew Owili Dep. Governor of Kisumu Country, and Dr Sylvia Vito AstraZeneca Head Africa Acceleration
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AstraZeneca Africa PUMUA Initiative celebrates World Asthma Day with the handover of the first PUMUA nebulisation stations in 4 countries

AstraZeneca’s Africa PUMUA Initiative is a collaboration with Ministries of Health, local health providers, healthcare societies and respiratory health experts to redefine asthma care in Africa

World Asthma Day theme is ‘Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions’, challenging long-held misconceptions that prevent people with asthma from enjoying optimal benefit from the advances in the management of asthma; In Africa, it is estimated that over 40 million people are living with asthma; AstraZeneca’s Africa PUMUA Initiative (www.AstraZeneca.com) is a collaboration with Ministries of…

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Strong Sustainability Performance sees Perseus Mining deliver US$385 million to Ivorian and Ghanaian Economies in 2020

As part of its longstanding commitment to the communities in which it operates, Perseus reported increasing community investment by 71% to around US$1.9M in CY20

Perseus Mining Limited (TSX & ASX: PRU) (www.PerseusMining.com) has released its CY20 Sustainable Development Report. The report details the company’s progress over the past 12 months in delivering on its commitment to responsible mining operations in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, including an overall economic benefit to host countries totalling about…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Côte d'Ivoire: Vulnerable households and small businesses find relief from government program to ease Covid-19 headaches

The program’s main objectives were to extend cash transfers to more than 117,000 newly vulnerable households at a cost of 75,000 CFA francs each

For Hortense Koné, the manager of a small restaurant in Abobo Belleville, north of Côte d'Ivoire’s economic capital Abidjan, paying her water and electricity bills became a headache last year when Covid-19 lockdown restrictions hit her business. But a decision by the Ivorian government to cover water and electricity bills…

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    • Aspiring data science students work on UmojaHack Africa 2021 problems at their universities across Africa. Image credit: Zindi (3)
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Africa’s largest inter-university hackathon brings students together on Zindi for data science, for good

More than $10 000 USD in prizes were awarded to data science students from 9 African countries

UmojaHack Africa 2021 was an unprecedented success, bringing more than 1000 students from 126 universities across Africa to compete on Zindi (www.Zindi.africa) in a virtual machine learning hackathon on the weekend of 27-28 March. More than $10 000 USD in prizes were awarded to data science students from 9 African…

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The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) Extends its Support for OCP Africa’s Agribooster Program in Côte d’Ivoire

ITFC Partners with OCP Africa to Support Côte d’Ivoire’s Agriculture Output and Train 20,000 Farmers

The Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program, a multi-partner Program led by the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-idb.org), partners with OCP Africa for supporting OCP Africa’s Agribooster Program to reach rice farmers and enhance agriculture value chains within Côte d’Ivoire. The agreement was signed by Dr. Mohamed Anouar…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Côte d'Ivoire eliminates sleeping sickness as a public health problem

Sleeping sickness is a potentially fatal disease spread by the bite of an infected tsetse fly, a species native to the African continent

Côte d'Ivoire has successfully eliminated human African trypanosomiasis, also known as “sleeping sickness” as a public health problem, becoming the second African country after Togo to be validated by the World Health Organization (WHO). “I dedicate this milestone to decades of hard work and the individual contribution of every single…

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FAO builds stronger veterinary diagnostic laboratories in West and Central Africa

The programme has been implemented in ten countries in West and Central Africa - Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone

National laboratory systems play a crucial role in preventing, detecting and responding to health threats. An integral part of these systems, veterinary diagnostic laboratories are at the centre of veterinary services’ control programmes for transboundary animal diseases (TADs). TADs, including zoonosis, can have major impacts on economies, trade and food security.…

Pulse Africa
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Pulse set to expand to Uganda & Côte d’Ivoire

The company is now hiring Managing Directors for Uganda and Côte d'Ivoire to open dedicated offices in Kampala and Abidjan

Pulse (www.Pulse.africa), Africa’s leading innovative media company, is set to reach more markets with its mission of informing & engaging young audiences - and providing marketing & media production services with its young, innovative team. The company is now hiring Managing Directors for Uganda and Côte d'Ivoire to open dedicated…

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
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Ceremony of African unity celebrated in Nouakchott

The basis of a common programme, inspired on the initial manifesto of the four candidates is being shaped, and will include contributions of all African member associations and stakeholders

Initially four election rivals, but now united in one purpose, Jacques Anouma, Patrice Motsepe, Augustin Senghor and Ahmed Yahya have together agreed in Rabat, Morocco, and confirmed at a ceremony of African unity held at the Palais des Congrès in Nouakchott, Mauritania, a proposed new direction for CAF and African…