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Coronavirus - In Côte d’Ivoire, pandemic prompts surge in extreme poverty

Targeted measures such as tax relief may help, UNDP study finds

COVID-19 has struck informal workers especially hard in Cote d’Ivoire, causing the number of households considered “extremely poor” to spike nearly four-fold, according to a new assessment by UNDP and national authorities, which will inform policies and programs to help the country recover. Three surveys—of households, businesses, and the informal economy—found the…

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New Agreements to Expand Access to 20 Lifesaving Cancer Medicines for Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

Cancer Access Partnership is expected to result in a 59 percent savings on procured cancer medicines

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) today announced agreements with pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Novartis (www.Novartis.com), and Mylan to expand access to 20 lifesaving cancer treatments in 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Purchasers are expected to save an average of 59 percent for…

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Coronavirus - Ivory Coast: Harm reduction continues for people who use drugs during COVID-19 in Côte d’Ivoire

Parole Autour de la Sante (PAS) promotes the health of people who use drugs through harm reduction and services for HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections and hepatitis

It’s 10 in the morning in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Like every morning, Arouna Bakari (not his real name), mask on his face, washes his hands before entering a “smoking room”, as people who use drugs call the open drug-taking places in Abidjan. He checks that the hand washing sink installed…

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Coronavirus - Seychelles: Update as of 25th June 2020

The Department of Health has taken samples from 198 seafarers

Fifty-nine (59) is now the total number of positive PCR test results from the crew of the Spanish fishing fleet who arrived from Senegal and Ivory Coast on the 23rd June 2020. The Department of Health has taken samples from 198 seafarers altogether and has, so far, obtained 146 results.…

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Radisson Hotel Group announces new appointments to drive the execution of its renewed expansion ambitions for Africa

Radisson Hotel Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ramsay Rankoussi as the new head of development for Africa and Daniel Trappler, Senior Director, Development for Sub-Sahara, as the Group continues to increase its presence and renews its commitment to Africa

Radisson Hotel Group (www.RadissonHotelGroup.com) is one of the largest hotel groups in Africa with almost 100 hotels in operation and under development, and with the ambition to grow its presence across the continent to over 150 hotels by 2025. Based in Dubai, Ramsay Rankoussi has been with the company for…

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Building winning connections for Start-ups in Francophone Africa

Suguba announces Afrikhaliss in partnership with the French Development Agency (AFD) and Mercy Corps

Suguba (www.Suguba.org) - in partnership Mercy Corps and the French Development Agency (AFD) and Mercy Corps - is organizing their second 6-month investment readiness program in West Africa to support the 8 most promising startups in the digital sector in Francophone West Africa. L’Afrique Excelle, the francophone adaptation of the…

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Dangote to boost Economic Diversification with Maiden Clinker Shipment

Manufacturing Association of Nigeria (MAN) commended Dangote Cement for leading the way for Nigeria to become one of the biggest cement and clinker exporter in the world

To reaffirm its status as the biggest cement producer in Africa, Dangote Cement (www.DangoteCement.com) has set the pace with the exportation of 27,800 metric tonnes of clinker to a neighbouring African country. With this historic maiden voyage from its Export Terminal located in Apapa Port, Lagos weekend, Dangote has gradually…

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African Business and Finance Experts join forces with Save the Children in Innovative Partnership to tackle Covid-19 in Africa

The funds raised as a result of the campaign will be spent on providing medical and protective equipment for healthcare workers in at-risk countries

A new partnership bringing together private enterprise and the UK’s leading non-profit humanitarian organisation for children has been formed to tackle the challenges posed by Covid-19 in Africa. The African Pandemic Response Alliance (APRA) (https://www.AfricaPRA.org/), made up of businesses and financial experts with deep knowledge of and connections to Africa,…

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DHL Global Forwarding sharpens its focus on Morocco and West Africa with strategic leadership appointments

All three executives will report directly to Serigne Ndanck Mbaye, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, West Africa

DHL Global Forwarding (www.DHL.com), the leading international provider of air, ocean and road freight solutions, has strengthened its leadership teams in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Morocco with new country manager appointments. In the West Africa region, Gisele Bambara (https://bit.ly/2zj8P3E) leads a team made up of almost 80% women…

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Africa’s Biodiversity Webinar series World Environment Day and World Oceans Day

World Environment Day has been celebrated on June 5 every year since 1974 to raise awareness about protection of the environment

What: Africa’s Biodiversity Webinar series            Webinar 1: Investing in Africa's biodiversity for a resilient and sustainable future            Webinar 2: Protect 30% of the Blue Planet by 2030. Who: African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) , Ministry of Environment of Cote d’Ivoire, UN Environment Programme When: June 5, 2020, 10:00 GMT (Webinar 1)…