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The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Pretoria takes part in the Francophone Festival 2019

The grand opening of the Francophone Festival 2019 took place on 9 March 2019 in Pretoria, at the Pro Arte Alphen Park secondary school

The Francophonie Festival has been organized in South Africa since 2010 at the initiative of the French Embassy in South Africa and the Alliance Française in Pretoria in cooperation with the countries of the Francophone and Francophic communities, members and associates, of the International Organization of Francophonie. This year, the…

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One Planet Summit supporting Africa

This is the first time the One Planet Summit, launched by French president Emmanuel Macron in December 2017, will be held in Africa

When the third One Planet Summit (https://www.OnePlanetSummit.fr/en) gets underway in Nairobi on March 14, it will make history while also making a crucial point about climate change. This is the first time the One Planet Summit, launched by French president Emmanuel Macron in December 2017, will be held in Africa. The…

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20 Top Francophone African Start-Ups Enter World Bank Group Tech Acceleration Program

L’Afrique Excelle's start-ups specialize in tech solutions for the African market designed to expand reach and access to services

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle (Afrique-Excelle.com) residency in Mali, a full-week bootcamp set to kick off the Francophone edition of the World Bank Group’s XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), tech start-up accelerator. From March 24 to 30, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to…

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20 Top Francophone African Start-Ups Enter World Bank Group Tech Acceleration Program

L’Afrique Excelle's start-ups specialize in tech solutions for the African market designed to expand reach and access to services

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle (Afrique-Excelle.com) residency in Mali, a full-week bootcamp set to kick off the Francophone edition of the World Bank Group’s XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), tech start-up accelerator. From March 24 to 30, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to…

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When the third One Planet Summit gets underway in Nairobi on March 14, it will make history while also making a crucial point about climate change

This is the first time the One Planet Summit, launched by French president Emmanuel Macron in December 2017, will be held in Africa

By A Special Correspondent The venue will underline our planetary interconnectedness in a way previous summits – the first was in Paris, the second in New York – arguably could not. Africa is responsible for only four per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, but 65 per cent of its…

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Exclusive: One Planet Summit showcases Africa’s role against climate change (from Maria Macharia)

One Planet Summit (OPS) is held following the realization that resources and solutions for renewable energy already exist in Africa but there is a need to speed their financing and mainstream their development

From Maria Macharia While Africa is responsible for merely 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, 65 percent of the continent’s estimated population of 1,3 billion people is considered to be directly impacted by climate change. It is against the backdrop of this irony that global leaders, entrepreneurs, international organizations, and…

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    • H.E. REBECCA NAA OKAIKOR AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana; H.E. BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central Africa Republic; H.E. NEO JANE MASISI, The First Lady of Botswana; H.E. AISSATA ISSOUFOU MAHAMADOU, The First Lady of Niger; H.E. HINDA DEBY ITNO, The First Lady of Chad; Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation; H.E. MACKY SALL, The President of Senegal; H.E. MARIEME FAYE SALL, The First Lady of Senegal; H.E. FATIMA MAADA BIO, The First Lady of Sierra Leone; H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of Zambia; H.E. DENISE NKURUNZIZA, The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi
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Merck Foundation marks International Women’s Day through partnering with Africa’s First Ladies to break stigma of infertility

The First Ladies become the Ambassadors of Merck More Than A Mother campaign to eliminate stigma around infertility in their countries

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany marks the International Women’s Day themed #BalanceforBetter through partnering with 11 African First Ladies to work together on defining interventions to break the stigma around infertile women in Africa.  Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation emphasized, “I am very proud that 11African First…

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Nestlé: more women in the workplace make business sense

In the Central and West Africa Region (CWAR), Nestlé aims to bring the Gender Balance Acceleration Plan to life through its multi-pronged initiatives

Nestlé (www.Nestle.com) has launched an ambitious Gender Balance Acceleration Plan ‘From Aspiration to Action’ (https://bit.ly/2UmlZ57) as part of its activities to highlight International Women’s Day 2019. The world’s largest food and beverage company believes that a gender balanced workforce makes business sense as it helps to boost innovation and performance,…

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Persistent Needs in Sahel, Conflict Driving Massive Displacement

Around 4.2 million people are displaced in the Sahel – a million more than in 2018 – due to escalating armed violence in parts of Mali, across the Lake Chad Basin and the Liptako-Gourma region

Top United Nations and Non-Governmental aid officials today sounded the alarm over rising conflict and insecurity that have accelerated forced displacement across the Sahel, where millions of people are still reeling from the effects of last year’s food and nutrition crisis. Around 4.2 million people are displaced in the Sahel…

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Panel Discussion on the Humanitarian Situation in Burkina Faso and the Sahel Region

The panelists will discuss the impact of the humanitarian situation on the affected communities and the perspectives and outlook in the Sahel for 2019

WHO: Ursula Mueller, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Abdou Dieng, World Food Program Regional Director David Wright, Save the Children Regional Director WHAT: Panel discussion on the humanitarian situation in Burkina Faso and the Sahel region WHEN: 6 March 2019, 2.30 pm – 4.00…