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More women and children survive today than ever before – UN report

The estimates also show vast inequalities worldwide, with women and children in sub-Saharan Africa facing a substantially higher risk of death than in all other regions

More women and their children are surviving today than ever before, according to new child and maternal mortality estimates released today by United Nations groups* led by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). Since 2000, child deaths have reduced by nearly half and maternal deaths by over one-third, mostly…

Business Insider SSA
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#InsideTheHustle - Why I quit my job to create Nigeria’s first food truck in the heart of the country's megacity, Lagos

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#InsideTheHustle: From dealing with the Police to 'Landowners', Bolarinwa Kamson, the CEO of Nigeria's first food truck 'Urban Fuxion'  took us on the journey that led him to start his food truck in the heart of Nigeria's megacity, Lagos. Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/2moWHr8

Source: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon |

General Refurbishments and Repairs

The US Embassy is seeking the services of a qualified vendor to provide the below services

Product/service required: Painting, cleaning and Refurbishment at the CDC Office The US Embassy is seeking the services of a qualified vendor to provide the below services; Clean and deodorize Rooms 103 – 122 and surrounding offices, repair 8 square meters of a damaged wall (Room 110), and paint various sections…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Zimbabwe to host 6th Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

The Forum provides a platform for peer learning and exchange, especially on regional Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) and implementation of SDGs

Zimbabwe has confirmed that it will host the 6th Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) which will be held in the resort town of Victoria Falls from 24-27 February, 2020. Officials from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) met Monday with senior government officials, including Labour, Public…

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Mixed-use is the key to funding hotel development in Africa

JLL’s research into global property transactions reveals that in the first half of 2019, there was a 42% increase in the value of mixed-use property transactions

A new report from JLL (www.JLL.com), the world’s largest professional services firm specialising in real estate, has revealed that people seeking to finance a new hotel project in Africa will be much more successful if their hotel is part of a mixed-use development. JLL’s research into global property transactions reveals…

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Innovative thinking marks African Development Bank’s Africa jobs manifesto

Employment is top of the agenda of every African leader – SVP Charles Boamah

Innovative thinking about Africa’s conventional employment issues is what marks the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) new policy research document “Creating Decent Jobs: Strategies, Policies, and Instruments,” participants heard at the report launch, held 12 September 2019. The report elicited strong presentations and a lively debate during the event which took…

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Belgian-Backed Labour Migration Initiative boosts Employability of Tunisian Youth

Launched in March 2018 and running through October 2019, the project Enhancing Tunisian Youth Employability through Professional Internships in Belgian Companies

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) supported 31 Tunisian students and university graduates with concrete opportunities to build up their skills and increase their chances of finding an adequate job, or to create their own opportunities through a 20-month project linking Belgium and Tunisia. Launched in March 2018 and running through October 2019, the project Enhancing Tunisian Youth Employability through Professional Internships…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

Liberia: Farm to market road rehabilitation activity

The activity is implementing the rehabilitation of Feed the Future (FtF) farm-to-market roads to support FtF goals of poverty alleviation and hunger reduction

June 2018 - June 2020 I Implementer: 21st Century, SSF, Westwood, Solid Rock, B& Sons, Atlantic Engineering, Cardno Emerging Market, CDM International Under the Farm to Market Road Rehabilitation (F2MRR) activity, USAID works to provide sustainable cost-effective feeder roads network in Liberia. The activity mainly focuses on Bong and Grand…

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Erasmus+: EU boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019

The results of the 2019 Erasmus+ call bring the total number of exchanges between Africa and Europe to 26,247 since the beginning of the programme in 2014

The EU has invested an additional €17.6 million to support over 8,500 newly selected African students and staff to participate in Erasmus+ in 2019. This increase in Erasmus+ funding is one more step towards the commitment announced by President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union speech in September 2018 to have supported…

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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…