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European Investment Bank (EIB) to support EUR 4.5 billion new business, social, energy transition and sustainable transport investment

This includes investment that addresses challenges facing female entrepreneurs in Poland and across Africa, supports lease financing in Italy, backs venture capital in Liberia and Sierra Leone

EUR 1.6 billion support for private investment, including for women and rural communities; upgrading thousands of schools and expanding long-term care provision; financing renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transport. The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 4.5 billion of new financing that will tackle investment gaps…

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Ambassador Donald Booth’s Appointment as Special Envoy for Sudan

Special Envoy Booth is a retired Ambassador who previously served as Chief of Mission to Ethiopia, Zambia, and Liberia

The Department has appointed Ambassador Donald Booth as Special Envoy for Sudan.  Ambassador Booth will lead U.S. efforts to support a political solution to the current crisis that reflects the will of the Sudanese people.  The Special Envoy is accompanying Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy to meetings in Khartoum and Addis…

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    • H.E. CLAR WEAH, The First Lady of Liberia and Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother with Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother
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Merck Foundation partners with the First Lady of Liberia to build healthcare capacity and break infertility stigma in the country

Merck foundation appoints the First Lady of Liberia as Merck more than a Mother Ambassador to empower infertile women in the country

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) to train Liberian doctors in the fields Cancer, Diabetes and Fertility Care to build healthcare capacity in the country; Merck foundation appoints the First Lady of Liberia as Merck more than a Mother Ambassador to empower infertile women in the country; Merck Foundation to launch the “Merck…

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Merck Foundation organized their first ‘Health Media Training’ in partnership with the First Lady of Liberia

Merck foundation partners with First Lady of Liberia to build healthcare capacity in the fields of Oncology, fertility and diabetes

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) also Calls for Applications for Media Recognition Awards 2018 to eliminate infertility stigma; Merck foundation partners with First Lady of Liberia to build healthcare capacity in the fields of Oncology, fertility and diabetes; Merck Foundation to introduce ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Fashion Awards with the aim to…

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Juba forum explores ways to advance the status of women in South Sudan (Joshua Mmali)

The forum is a culmination of 37 workshops that have taken place across ten regions of South Sudan

A two-day national advocacy forum on women, peace and security has concluded in Juba, with discussions having focused on ways to influence and achieve women’s effective participation in governance and the country’s peace process. “It’s very crucial for us to have this working group, so that we can see and…

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Oral statement to Parliament on the Ebola crisis in DR Congo

Secretary of State for International Development, Rory Stewart, updates on the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the UK's response

By Rory Stewart Ebola is back, this time in the eastern DRC. It is the largest outbreak in the country’s history, the second largest in the world, and the first in a conflict zone. So far 1,209 people have died. And we must do much more to grip this situation.…

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WHO announces four new goodwill ambassadors for promoting global health

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Cynthia Germanotta, Alisson Becker and Natália Loewe Becker to champion global health

World Health Organization today announced today the appointment of four new goodwill ambassadors, from the fields of sports, politics and community mobilization, to promote healthier lives, stronger health workforces and improved mental health globally. The new ambassadors are: Alisson Becker, goalkeeper of the Brazilian national and Liverpool football teams, and…

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Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia laureate of the 2019 edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny - UNESCO Peace Prize

The jury also recognizes the laureate's worthiness for the reforms undertaken to consolidate democracy and social cohesion

Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is named as laureate of the 2019 edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize for his actions in the region and, in particular, for having been the instigator of a peace agreement between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and…

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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed receives Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liberia

Both sides discussed how to strengthen cooperation between the UAE and Liberia

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Gbehzohngar Findley, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liberia. During their meeting, which was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi, both sides discussed how to strengthen cooperation between the…

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Joint Press Release from the Republic of Liberia and Niron Metals: Republic of Liberia Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Niron Metals for Export of Iron Ore from the Zogota Project

The (MOU) Memorandum of Understanding relates to the use of existing rail and port infrastructure in Liberia

The Government of the Republic of Liberia and Niron Metals Plc (“Niron” or “the Company”) (www.NironMetals.com) are pleased to jointly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“the MOU”), regarding the passage through Liberia of iron ore from the Zogota iron ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea (“Zogota”…