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The National Independence Day at the Polish Embassy

Ambassador Aleksander Kropiwnicki congratulated everyone on the Independence Day

A reception for the Polish community was held on November 12th, 2019 at Ambassador’s residence. It gathered Poles working for international institutions, missionaries, entrepreneurs and artists. Ambassador Aleksander Kropiwnicki congratulated everyone on the Independence Day. “While celebrating the anniversary of the regaining of Poland’s independence, let me relate to other…

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Consumer demand for personalisation drives revenue growth in Africa’s Entertainment & Media industry – PwC’s Africa Outlook

The Outlook is a comprehensive source of analyses and five-year forecasts of consumer and advertising spending across five countries

The rise of increasingly personal and personalised media interaction fueled by technology and evolving customer behaviour is gaining momentum. Consumers are using an array of connected devices to organise, curate and discover their own unique worlds of media. In response, companies are designing their offerings to revolve around personal preferences,…

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Tizeti Launches High-Speed 4G LTE to Accelerate Broadband Penetration in Nigeria

The launch of its 4G network provides Tizeti the opportunity to drive the growth in demand for eCommerce, music, interactive games and video consumption in Nigeria

In line with its focus on accelerating access to affordable broadband connectivity in Africa’s underserved populations, Tizeti (https://www.Tizeti.com/), West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider, has launched its 4G LTE network in Nigeria, with the plans to extend to leading cities in Nigeria and West Africa in 2020. Announcing the…

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New Internet Exchange Point in Democratic Republic of Congo to bring faster and more reliable Internet access to region

Currently, Internet traffic in Lumbumbashi, the second largest city in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is exchanged outside the region and in many cases, outside the country

The Internet Society (InternetSociety.org), a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet and the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (ISPA-DRC.cd) launched a new Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Lubumbashi that will bring faster and more reliable…

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    • (L-R) H.E. DENISE NKURUNZIZA, The First Lady of Burundi; H.E. BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central Africa Republic; H.E. HINDA DEBY ITNO, The First Lady of Chad; H.E. CLAR WEAH, The First Lady of Liberia; H.E. GERTRUDE MUTHARIKA, The First Lady of Malawi; Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board and Family Board of E-Merck KG; H.E. MADAM REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana; DR. RASHA KELEJ, CEO, Merck Foundation; H.E. AISHA BUHARI, The First Lady of Nigeria; H.E. FATIMA MAADA BIO, The First Lady of Sierra Leone; H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of Zambia; H.E. AUXILLIA MNANGAGWA, The First Lady of Zimbabwe during the 6th Edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary
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President of Ghana, H.E. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO inaugurates Merck Foundation “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” to build Healthcare capacity in Africa and Asia

More than 1000 healthcare providers, policy makers and academia from 50 countries benefited from the Luminary

Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board and Family Board of E-Merck KG inaugurated Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Ghana; The 6th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” co-chaired by H.E. MADAM REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana and Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (http://www.Merck-Foundation.com); African…

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The First Lady of Burundi releases a song to contribute to Merck More Than a Mother and Break Infertility Stigma

The song will be launched during the Merck Foundation conference “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” in Accra, Ghana

The song and video have been composed, sung and produced by The First Lady of Burundi, H.E. DENISE NKURUNZIZA; the song will be launched during the Merck Foundation conference “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” in Accra, Ghana. Merck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany is very happy to…

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Release of “Lib Yaleh”, a new musical video on maternal and newborn health

On average, 3 million babies are born every year and nearly half of these are delivered by a skilled birth attendant – double the number in 2016

A musical video entitled ‘Lib Yaleh’ has been released today to emphasize the importance of pregnant women delivering their babies with the help of skilled medical personnel. The musical video is produced by renowned bass player/producer and UNICEF Ethiopia Goodwill Ambassador Thomas T. Gobena (also known as Tommy T) in…

Source: Embassy of the United States in Algiers, Algeria |

U.S. Ambassador Hosts Contemporary Algerian Art Reception

U.S. Ambassador John P. Desrocher and his wife Karen Rose hosted an exhibition of contemporary Algerian art at their residence Saturday evening. The exhibition featured works of art by Algerian artists Mizo, E L Maya, and Bardi. The U.S. Embassy is sponsoring six young Algerian artists to travel to Columbia University in…

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Theatre Helps Raise Awareness on Human Trafficking in Most Affected Regions in Nigeria

Those watching the plays in markets and other public spaces say they have been impacted by the stories

The city of Benin in southern Nigeria was once the capital of the former Edo Kingdom of Benin, one of the oldest states in West Africa. It dates back to the 11th century. Little remains of that kingdom. The once-mighty city is now the main “sender” place of origin of Nigerians…

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Release of a new music video ‘Lib Yaleh’ on maternal and newborn health

The music video is produced by a renowned bass player/producer and UNICEF Ethiopia Goodwill Ambassador Thomas T. Gobena

WHAT: Release of a new music video focusing on maternal and newborn health entitled Lib Yaleh. The music video is produced by a renowned bass player/producer and UNICEF Ethiopia Goodwill Ambassador Thomas T. Gobena (also known as Tommy T) in collaboration with University of Alberta of Canada. The video was directed…