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Refinitiv & Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) 2020 Report: Global Islamic Finance Assets Expected to Hit $ 3.69 trillion in 2024

Islamic finance assets increased 14 percent to US$ 2.88 trillion in 2019, the highest recorded growth for the industry since the global financial crisis

Malaysia, Indonesia, Bahrain, UAE and Saudi Arabia ranked as the top five developed countries globally in Islamic Finance; Indonesia jumped to second place in IFDI ranking backed by government knowledge initiatives; Islamic finance assets increased 14 percent to US$ 2.88 trillion in 2019, the highest recorded growth for the industry…

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Merck Foundation to announce journalists in Africa and Latin America for best media coverage of coronavirus, as winners of “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards

Merck Foundation to advance Media capacity in Africa to improve their standard of reporting and advocating for Health, Social and Economic issues in their countries

During a video conference, Dr. Rasha Kelej conducted the Merck Foundation (http://www.Merck-Foundation.com) Award Ceremony to celebrate the Winners of Africa and Latin America “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards and welcome them to Merck Foundation Alumni;  81 Winners from 28 African Countries and 16 Winners from 4 Latin American Countries…

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New Report Highlights Global Rise in Rugby Interest in 2019

A new global study from Nielsen has recorded 877 million followers and 405 million fans of rugby union worldwide in 2019

Rising rugby interest in Africa is not limited to just South Africa, and several emerging nations, particularly Zimbabwe and Namibia, have shown impressive growth In Namibia and Zimbabwe, 50 per cent of people are interested in rugby; 23 per cent of people in Kenya are very interested in rugby In…

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Landmark Move: South Africa & India propose no patents on COVID-19 medicines, tools during pandemic

India and South Africa on 2 October asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to allow all countries to choose to neither grant nor enforce patents

MSF: "With this bold action, India and South Africa have shown that governments want to be back in the driver’s seat when it comes to ensuring all people can have access to needed COVID-19 medical products" In a landmark move, India and South Africa on 2 October asked the World…

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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation and Mizuho Bank Malaysia Sign US$100 million Trade Financing Deal

This Line of financing for ITFC is the first with a Japanese bank and in line with its strategy of developing partnerships with banks around the world to help extend trade financing to member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, signed a US$100 million Murabaha-structured line of trade finance with Mizuho Bank in Malaysia, a subsidiary of Mizuho Bank Japan. This financing will help ITFC extend its support to the member countries under its…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: COVID-19 Update (22nd August 2020)

The cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda is 2,166

Uganda has registered the highest number COVID-19 cases at 318 in a single day. The breakdown of the cases is as follows: • Amuru Prisons: 154 (153 inmates, 1 prison staff) • Contacts and Alerts (136): Kampala - 65, Kiryandongo - 14, Gulu - 9, Mbarara - 9, Kitgum -…

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Coronavirus - Seychelles: List of countries from which visitors are permitted to enter Seychelles

The Department of Health reviews the COVID-19 situation (transmission levels, trends, public health capacity, etc.) in various countries on a regular basis, to update a list of permitted countries from which individuals can travel to Seychelles. Find below the list of permitted countries based on the latest review, which will…

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Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 causes disruptions to child protection services in more than 100 countries, UNICEF survey finds

Around two thirds of countries reported that at least one service had been severely affected, including South Africa, Malaysia, Nigeria and Pakistan

Violence prevention and response services have been severely disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving children at increased risk of violence, exploitation and abuse, according to a global survey by UNICEF. Of 136 countries that responded to UNICEF’s Socio-economic Impact Survey of COVID-19 Response, 104 countries reported a disruption in services related…

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Coronavirus - Seychelles: Public Health Authority Issues latest list of countries from which visitors are permitted in Seychelles

As of the 5th August 2020, the Public Health Authority has issued a list of countries approved for entry in Seychelles. Only visitors from the following country will be allowed in Seychelles. Note: This list will be updated periodically. Austria      Germany   Monaco  United Arab Emirates Belgium Hungary New…

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Merck Foundation marks World ART (Artificial Reproductive Technology) Day by training local Embryologists and Fertility Specialists across Africa and Asia

Merck Foundation makes history by training the first African Embryologists and Fertility Experts in many countries

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) provides long term hands-on Embryology & Fertility Specialists training to develop local Embryologists & Fertility Experts across Africa and Asia; Merck Foundation makes history by training the first African Embryologists and Fertility Experts in many countries such as; The Gambia, Burundi, Guinea, Chad, Niger, Sierra Leone and…