Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UN High Commissioner for Refugees starts visit to Central African Republic, welcoming home refugees

Grandi also acknowledged the generosity of the Central African Republic in welcoming some 7,500 refugees, despite the many challenges the country faces

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, kicked off a three-day visit to the Central African Republic by welcoming 200 refugees newly returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo. In a meeting with President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, the High Commissioner discussed the efforts needed to create conditions that would facilitate…

Source: Kwik |

Kwik Delivery partners with Winpart to deliver spare parts in less than 2 hours to customers in Nigeria

The goal is to support Winpart and their customers grow their business while managing their inventory with quasi just-in-time leanness

Kwik Delivery (www.Kwik.delivery) and Winpart announce today a partnership to ensure smooth, on-demand and flexible last-mile delivery of light auto spare parts to customers in Nigeria. “The goal of Winpart, a division of CFAO Motors with a spread in several other African countries is to make available to motorists, quality…

Source: GE |

Republic of Ghana Intends to Order GEnx Engines for Boeing 787-9 Aircraft

The engine order is svalued at more than $150 million list price

The Republic of Ghana announced its intent to purchase GEnx-1B engines for its three Boeing 787 Dreamliners that will be used to re-launch an airline in the African nation. The engine order is svalued at more than $150 million list price. "GE Aviation is honored to provide GEnx engines for…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Africa Investment Forum: Family businesses - an underestimated economic driving force

Family businesses by nature often build lasting relationships, valuable in any investment climate

Family businesses are rarely viewed as a sector which could influence economic growth, but the Africa Investment Forum is recognising them as important players on the continent. For the first time at a conference of this nature, families running business empires have been given a platform to share their views…

Siemens AG
Source: Siemens AG |

First for Africa: Volkswagen and Siemens launch joint electric mobility pilot project in Rwanda

Pilot Project part of Moving Rwanda Initiative

 Rwanda becomes the first African country to introduce Volkswagen electric car; Volkswagen (http://Volkswagen.com/) and Siemens (www.Siemens.com) sign joint development agreement to conduct electric mobility feasibility project; Pilot Project part of Moving Rwanda Initiative; Four e-Golfs and one charging station for the initial phase of the pilot project; e-Golfs added into the…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

“Disability Talent and Rights Awareness” Meets “Car Free Day”

The performance will take place October 20, 2019 at the Sidist Kilo roundabout, as part of the monthly “Car Free Day” event in Addis Ababa

The U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa in collaboration with the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD) has developed, together with the Ethiopian National Disability Action Network (ENDAN), a disability rights promotion chorographical dance performance. The performance will take place October 20, 2019 at the Sidist Kilo roundabout, as part of…

Siemens AG
Source: Siemens AG |

Siemens launches report on ‘Dawn of Digitalization and its Impact on Africa

Africa needs a digitalization strategy to compete in the global economy

African countries must act quickly and decisively to become leaders on the global economic stage. Digitalization is providing the continent with the opportunity to accelerate growth and rapidly expand struggling economies – but it’s a small window and decision-makers must get a strategy in place now in order to succeed.…

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

UN rolls out Zimbabwe road safety performance review in bid to reduce carnage

A team from the UN is in the country to review and assess the country’s performance on road safety

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is working with Zimbabwe to see how they can significantly reduce road casualties in the southern African nation so it can serve as an example for the rest of the region. A team from the UN is in the country to review…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Advocates around the World #SpeakUp for #RoadSafety

Despite progress, road traffic deaths continue to rise, with an annual 1.35 million fatalities

In the context of the Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week (6-12 May 2019), thousands of road safety advocates from around the world are highlighting the need for more effective leadership for road safety. Strong leaders - both government and nongovernment alike - are those who #SpeakUp for road safety…

Marriott International, Inc.
Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Racing Fans Finish First as Marriott International Extends Marketing Partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

Marriott Bonvoy members receive incredible access to the team’s drivers – including five-time FIA Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton – and races throughout the world

For the upcoming F1 season, beginning today, Marriott International (www.Marriott.com) is revving up and expanding its marketing partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. The big winners will be the members of Marriott International’s newly renamed travel program Marriott Bonvoy (MarriottBonvoy.com), which replaced Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton (www.RitzCarlton.com) Rewards and Starwood Preferred…