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Urgent action needed to tackle the double burden of malnutrition and to achieve Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

Every year, it is estimated that 11 million Africans fall into poverty due to high out-of-pocket payments for healthcare

Under nutrition, obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases are leading to catastrophic costs to individuals, to communities and to national healthcare systems in Africa. Every year, it is estimated that 11 million Africans fall into poverty due to high out-of-pocket payments for healthcare. According to experts attending a meeting in Nairobi, Kenya,…

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The UK announces further support in the fight against malaria

The Global Fund works in 38 of the 53 Commonwealth countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi and Tanzania

During the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London, the UK’s International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has announced a £100 million fund to be matched pound for pound by the private sector, to help boost the fight against the malaria. The money will be used to support Global Fund work…

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UK’s Armed Forces Minister visits East Africa

Armed Forces State Minister Mark Lancaster has reiterated the UK’s commitment to Africa following his East Africa visit

Rt Hon Mark Lancaster MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces of UK visited Eastern Africa from 6 to 13 April to witness the full spectrum of UK Defence activity across the region. During his tour he visited Rwanda, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Mr Lancaster’s visit to…

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Africa Crafts Message of Sustainability for International Climate Negotiations

Some 800 delegates from 59 countries, including ministers and other high-level government and international officials, together with non-state delegates, offered their insights into the challenges and possible responses to climate change

Action on climate change and sustainable development together is the way forward for Africa. That is the top-line message that regional, public and private sector delegates will carry to international climate negotiations after a week of deliberations in the Kenyan capital. Some 800 delegates from 59 countries, including ministers and…

Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

European Union brings relief to Ethiopians Displaced into Kenya after unrest

The humanitarian aid will directly benefit 10,000 people from 2,000 households, the entire population so far of those displaced and taking refuge in three centres in Moyale town in Northern Kenya

In response to displacement of thousands of Ethiopians, who fled into Kenya after a military operation last month, the European Commission has provided EUR 100,000 in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected people. This EU-funding will support the Kenya Red Cross in delivering much needed relief assistance in basic…

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Regional Strategic Meeting Unifying East Africa Local Authorities and Cities

The meeting organized in collaboration with the Council of Governors (COG) of Kenya was attended by 10 countries representing 14 national associations of local government

The regional strategic meeting of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)  (www.UCLGa.org) for the Eastern Africa Region took place at Intercontinental Hotel (Nairobi, Kenya) from 9 to 10 April 2018.  The meeting organized in collaboration with the Council of Governors (COG) of Kenya was attended by 10 countries representing 14 national…

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A Veritable Score-Fest for the 2018 U20 Junior Barthes Trophy

Namibia is qualified for the U-20 World Cup to be held in Bucharest from 28th August to 9th September 2018

The African Under-20 Rugby Championship took place from March 28th to 31st, 2018. The competition was split into two groups (the North played in Tunisia and South in Namibia) competing at a distance for the African championship title. More than 394 points and 53 tries were scored in 8 matches.…

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Bok Women's Sevens go down in Hong Kong final

The South Africans started brightly in the final against China as Unathi Mali picked up a loose pass and scored, with Zenay Jordaan adding the conversion to secure a 7-0 lead

The Springbok Women's Sevens hopes of earning core status on the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series were dashed in Hong Kong on Friday after the last hurdle proved too steep with the side going down 31-14 against China in the final. Twelve teams battled it out for one spot…

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Nairobi to Host the Regional Strategic Meeting of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)

Kenya’s capital will kick-start a series of UCLG Africa strategic meetings that will take place across the five regions of Africa (North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa)

The regional strategic meeting of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (www.UCLGa.org) for the Eastern Africa Region will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 9th and 10th, 2018. The meeting is organized by UCLG Africa, the Pan African representative and the…

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Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) announces third MEST Africa Summit, June 18-20 in Cape Town

The MEST Africa Summit will bring together leading global investors, executives and entrepreneurs to discuss the Pan-African startup landscape

Now in its 10th year investing in tech entrepreneurs in Africa, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) (https://Meltwater.org) (www.MESTAfricaSummit.com) today announced the third MEST Africa Summit, which will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, June 18-20. Formerly the Africa Tech Summit, this year’s event will go Pan-African, bringing together…