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Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

World Health Organization (WHO) scales up activities in Burkina Faso in response to worsening humanitarian situation

WHO is mobilizing experts to strengthen interventions, including preventative and responsive vaccination campaigns and strategies for provision of health services

The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up operations in Burkina Faso in response to a growing humanitarian crisis, which has seen over 200,000 displaced. WHO is mobilizing experts to strengthen interventions, including preventative and responsive vaccination campaigns and strategies for provision of health services, as well as increasing supplies of medicines…

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

UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and TradeMark East Africa partner towards the implementation of Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

AfCFTA promises to provide the African continent with greater leverage in its negotiations with third-parties

In an effort to accelerate the implementation of the AfCFTA, Trademark East Africa and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) signed in  June 2019 a Memorandum of Understanding, which provides the two parties with the framework to collaborate, with the aim of paving the way for stronger cooperation in…

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

African governments urged to move with speed to address over-dependence on imported medicines

Participants also discussed the next steps required for operationalization of the agreement and national implementation strategies

The two-day Horn of Africa trade forum ended Friday in Addis Ababa with participants agreeing that with the African Continental Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) now in force, it was time for the continent to increase domestic production of pharmaceutical products and end over dependence on imported medicines. The AfCFTA, they agreed,…

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Source: AGCO Corporation |

AGCO Africa providing mechanization for a key Agri project in Mozambique

The aim of the Parque Agro-industrial de Moamba (PAM) agricultural project is to build reliable and resilient food production capacity in Mozambique

AGCO (www.AGCOCorp.com) and AT Capital S.A have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate and work together towards the implementation of the Parque Agro-industrial de Moamba (PAM) Agri-Industry Park in Maputo, Mozambique. The announcement was made at the sidelines the 12th U.S. - Africa Business Summit “Advancing a Resilient and…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

New commitment to end cattle raids in Greater Unity reached at UNMISS-supported conference

Cattle raids have recently claimed 45 lives in this area and displaced many civilians from their homes

A group of women waits to welcome a high-powered delegation of politicians from South Sudan’s north. Gogrial area’s Governor Victor Atem Atem and his Twic counterpart, Governor Atem Madut Yak are jetting in onboard United Nations flights. “Now they’ve come to discuss with our leaders what happened to our families…

AGCO Corporation
Source: AGCO Corporation |

AGCO expands its footprint in Africa with a new office in Morocco that is to also serve as the Agri-Parks Head Office

The new premises are to serve as the company’s regional sales office for West and North Africa

AGCO (www.AGCOcorp.com), Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, has opened a new office in the north-east of Casablanca, Morocco. The new premises are to serve as the company’s regional sales office for West and North Africa. This follows the launch of the Africa Head…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

UK opens new training centre for the Somali National Army in Baidoa

The Baidoa Security Training Centre will support the Somali National Army and promote long-term stability and security in Somalia

Somalia’s Minister of Defence, Hassan Ali Mohammed, Southwest State Speaker, Abdulkadir Shariif Sheekhuna, and the UK Foreign Office’s Political Director, Richard Moore, today opened a new UK training facility for the Somali National Army (SNA) in Baidoa. The Baidoa Security Training Centre (BSTC), supported by the British government’s Conflict, Stability…

Source: Baker Hughes General Electric (BHGE) |

Baker Hughes, a GE company, launches its Multimodal Facility Expansion in Angola

Expansion supports company’s localization strategy and serves as hub to serve customers in Angola and Southern Africa region

BHGE expands facility in Luanda to manufacture, service and repair technologies and equipment across its four product companies; expanded facility will enable fullstream solutions to serve local and regional customers across the oil and gas value chain; expansion supports company’s localization strategy and serves as hub to serve customers in…

Deutsche Post DHL
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DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more African markets following initial success

Platform has been rolled out to nine more countries across Sub Saharan Africa

DHL Africa eShop sees impressive growth in first seven weeks; Platform has been rolled out to nine more countries across Sub Saharan Africa; Growing demand for online retail service fuels further growth. Following the success of the DHL Africa eShop (www.Africa-eShop.DHL) app in 11 countries across Sub Saharan Africa, DHL…

World Food Programme (WFP)
Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

South Sudan inaugurates European Union-funded bridge in Warrap State

The bridge will connect tens of thousands of people and is key not only for humanitarian operations but is expected to boost farm-to-market access and commercial activities

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union have today officially handed over the completed Kwacjok Bridge to the Government of South Sudan that links Lunyaker, Kwacjok and Kangi regions for long separated by the Jur River. The 120-metre long bridge is part of a €20.3 million…