Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO and the Nigerian government collaborate to curtail child mortality in the country

Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) and iCCM are the key child survival thrust being used by the Nigerian Government

In Njediko community of Niger state, Mrs Aishatu Usman says, “Without this care, where would we go to when our children are sick since there is no hospital nearby?”. Mrs Usman is one of the caregivers that recently benefited from the WHO-Federal Government integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) project that…

Source: API Events |

High Net-Worth Investors driving Hospitality Sector in Francophone Africa

According to Derycycke, the market is very active with global and regional brands “targeting hotel openings in the majority of the region’s major cities”

Francophone Africa’s burgeoning hospitality market continues to be a critical opportunity for “global hospitality brands and investors,” says the host of the second annual bilingual FrancoReal Property Investment Forum, Kfir Rusin. Taking place in Abidjan on 29 & 30 October 2019, the Summit is hosted by the continent’s leading pan-African…

Source: Private Equity Africa (PEA) |

Private Equity Africa congratulates 2019 Awards Winners

The accolades were presented at the 8th Annual PEA Awards Gala Dinner on 9th October, 2019

Private Equity Africa (PEA) ( is excited to congratulate the winners of its 8th Annual Awards. The accolades were presented at the 8th Annual PEA Awards Gala Dinner on 9th October, 2019. The dinner was hosted at the luxurious 5-Star Dorchester Hotel and attended by leading industry participants. The final…

Source: Nestlé |

Iron Deficiency Undermines the Lives of Millions in Africa – Isn’t it time we do more to end it? (By Rémy Ejel, Market Head for Nestlé CWAR Ltd.)

Iron, a key nutrient to develop children’s brains and help adults live productive lives, is acutely lacking in people’s diets

By Rémy Ejel, Market Head for Nestlé CWAR Ltd. Document link: There is an African proverb that says: “Your food is supposed to be your medicine and your medicine is supposed to be your food.” Yet millions of people on the continent are not living their lives to the fullest…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Organizes First Humanitarian Charter Flight from Algeria to Niger

This is the first movement of its kind for vulnerable Nigerien migrants through IOM voluntary return activities facilitated by the governments of Algeria and Niger

This week (15/10), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized its first flight for voluntary return from the southern Algerian city of Tamanrasset to Niger’s capital, Niamey, carrying 166 Nigerien nationals, in close collaboration with the Governments of Algeria and Niger.  This is the first movement of its kind for vulnerable Nigerien…

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Source: DOC Research Institute |

President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, brings African vision to the 17th Rhodes Forum of the Dialogue of Civilizations

President Mahamadou Issoufou took the floor as a Special Guest to conclude the debates of a panel dedicated to partnership between Africa and the rest of the world

The President of Niger, His Excellency Mahamadou Issoufou , took part in the 17th Rhodes Forum on the 11th and 12th of October 2019, organised by the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (, to discuss several national and regional issues and offer Africa's vision on major international issues. During the…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain |

Spain Hosts the 7th Informal Meeting of EU Special Representatives and Sahel Partners

The event will take place over two days and will be inaugurated on Thursday 17 October at 3 p.m

Casa África, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, hosts the 7th Informal Meeting of European Union Ambassadors, Special Representatives and Sahel Partners. The meeting is to be held on 17 and 18 October and is jointly organised by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, which…

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

Second life-saving evacuation of vulnerable refugees from Libya lands in Rwanda

UNHCR has assisted 1,663 vulnerable refugees out of Libya in 2019

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. At around 11:20pm last night, a group of some 123 vulnerable refugees arrived at Kigali International Airport,…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Bold vision promises new dawn for Nigeria’s ailing petrochemical industry

Nigeria is the second biggest oil-rich country in Africa, after Libya

Estimated to hold 37 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, Nigeria is the second biggest oil-rich country in Africa, after Libya. The exploitation of these resources has been in the hands of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that was established in 1977 as a merger of the Nigerian National…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Towards the Sustainable Reintegration of Returned Migrants: Cash for Work activities in Guinea Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is a country of origin for many young people who are looking for better livelihood opportunities abroad

Soil erosion is but one of many environmental threats that dramatically impact the rural economy in Guinea-Bissau. It’s part of a range of push factors behind internal and external migration in the impoverished West African nation. Guinea-Bissau is a country of origin for many young people who are looking for…