Source: United Nations (UN) |

Nigeria: European Union (EU), UN concerned by increasing attacks against aid workers

The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria remains one of the largest crises across the globe

EU, UN concerned by increasing attacks against aid workers Abuja, 24 January – The European Union and the United Nations expressed concerns, in a joint press conference on Friday 24 January, about the recent upsurge in attacks against aid workers and civilians recorded in recent weeks in the north-eastern states…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Polio - Free Certification - The Africa Regional Certification Commission starts a verification exercise in South Sudan

The Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) is an independent and the only body that is mandated to certify the Africa Region to have eradicated poliovirus

A delegation of the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for poliomyelitis eradication starts a two-week visit to South Sudan to verify the accuracy and extensiveness of the complete national documentation for polio-free status prepared by the Republic of South Sudan. During the visit, the ARCC delegation will thoroughly review the…

Standard Chartered
Source: Standard Chartered |

Improving digital access offers greatest private-sector investment opportunity in achieving the SDGs in Africa, says Standard Chartered

The study examines the most impactful opportunities for investing in three infrastructure-focused SDGs in five high-growth markets in Africa

Opportunity2030 study reveals an almost USD200 billion private-sector investment opportunity in contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in five African countries; The study examines the most impactful opportunities for investing in three infrastructure-focused SDGs in five high-growth markets in Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia. Opportunity2030: The Standard…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Merck for Mothers, Credit Suisse, and USAID seek to expand Lifesaving Medical Products for Mothers in Africa

Project would mark the first investment of The Maternal Outcomes Matter (MOMs) Initiative

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Merck for Mothers, Credit Suisse, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that they will pursue supporting LifeBank’s efforts to expand access to lifesaving medical products—namely blood and blood products—for mothers in Africa. Announced at the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos,…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

WCC condemns killing of Nigerian Christian Brethren leader

His abduction gained international attention when, on 5 January, his captors released a video in which he professed his Christian faith

Upon hearing news that Church of the Brethren leader Lawan Andimi was executed by Boko Haram on 20 January, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned the brutal act of violence and expressed his sincere condolences to Rev. Andimi's family, community and church. Andimi was…

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USAID launches ‘Water for Agriculture’ Activity promotes livelihoods for farmers in the Northeast

‘Water for Agriculture’ will also improve the capacity of local governments and communities to govern and manage water infrastructure and resources in the region

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a three-year, $8 million Cooperative Agreement to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) that will boost the livelihoods of crop and livestock farmers in the conflict-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe by improving the water supply in crisis-affected zones in northeast Nigeria.…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon Secures Two New Partnerships Underlining Commitment to Egyptian Market

Delta and Tenaui are the ideal partner for Canon to continue to provide easy access to its wide range of innovative products and printing solutions

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (www.Canon-CNA.com), a world leader in imaging solutions, is proud to announce two new partnerships that underline their commitment to the Arab Republic of Egypt. The first, with Delta, establishes a new local presence in the North African nation. While the second, with Tenaui, extends…

Source: Bizcommunity |

Afro-disruption: 6 reasons to book for BizTrendsLIVE!2020

BizTrendsLIVE!2020 is where a new vision for Africa becomes reality

Afro-disruption and Afro-centrism will be trending when Bizcommunity in association with Ster-Kinekor and Kantar, bring you BizTrendsLIVE!2020, on Thursday, 30 January 2020. 1. A new vision of Africa 2020 BizTrendsLIVE!2020 is where a new vision for Africa becomes reality. Eight speakers, a 360 perspective, from London to Lagos, Senegal to…

CredoLab
Source: CredoLab |

Raising banks’ Loan to Deposit Ratio while minimising risk

The loan-to-deposit ratio (LDR) is used to assess a bank's liquidity by comparing a bank's total loans to its total deposits for the same period

In developing economies, the key to socio-economic growth is access to finance, but the challenge is to increase loans to individuals and SMEs without suffering the fall-out of bad debt. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased the minimum loan-to-deposit ratio (LDR) of commercial banks from 60 percent to 65…

Rotary
Source: Rotary |

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation extending fundraising partnership to eradicate polio

Partnership will infuse an additional US$450 million into global polio eradication effort

Rotary (https://www.Rotary.org) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are renewing their longstanding partnership to end polio, announcing a joint commitment of up to $450 million to support the global polio eradication effort. “Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, almost 19 million people are walking today who…