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Dangote Cement strengthen pan-African market volume... operations in Congo, appoint acting CEO for Congo operation

DQ3: Dangote Cement drives volume across Africa

Leading pan African cement manufacturer, the Dangote Cement (www.Dangote.com) has maintained its strong hold in the Nigeria domestic cement market accounting for 65 percent of the Nigerian market volume, while other African plants’ volumes went up by 7.5 percent to 7.0 mta. The Cement company has in the past months…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Adesina to set up fund for young farmers, agripreneurs with US $250,000 World Food Prize money

US Vice-President praises Laureate, pledges more collaboration on food security

“I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.” With these words, the Governor of the State of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, officially named President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, as the 2017 World Food…

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World Food Prize Laureate says recognition motivates him to accelerate Africa’s agricultural transformation

Adesina, who spoke at a press conference ahead of the World Food Prize ceremony, also stressed the need to put technology and information in the hands of farmers

The World Food Prize is a great motivation which puts the wind behind the sails of what the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) is doing with its development priorities − the High 5s (http://APO.af/6D641c) – especially Feed Africa (http://APO.af/Qs73cE) the President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has said. He noted how…

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African multinationals join forces within the AfroChampions Club to foster Africa’s growth and development

Dangote Group CEO Aliko Dangote, President Thabo Mbeki and President Olusegun Obasanjo organised a successful inaugural meeting in Lagos, which brought together CEOs from 13 African countries

The AfroChampions Initiative (www.AfroChampions.com) has just taken a new step with the official creation of the AfroChampions Club, a new platform to mobilise African multinationals to accelerate the economic integration of the continent. At the invitation of Mr. Aliko Dangote, Founder and CEO of the Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) and President of the Club,…

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Source: GE |

GE Africa CEO Wins Prestigious Princeton in Africa Award

Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering year-long fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent

Jay Ireland, CEO & President of GE Africa (www.GE.com) was one of two to receive a Princeton in Africa award at the program’s annual gala awards which was held yesterday in New York. Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering year-long fellowship…

Source: Rotary |

Rotary gives $49.5 million to help eradicate polio and challenges the world to continue the fight to end the disease

Without full funding and political commitment to eradication, the disease could return to countries that are now polio-free and put children everywhere at risk

With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. To recognize this historic progress, Rotary (www.Rotary.org) clubs worldwide will host events in conjunction with Rotary International’s fifth…

Source: Australian High Commission - Nigeria |

Pearls Africa Foundation and Australian High Commission Mark International Day of the Girl Child with the Theme: The Importance of Girl Child Education in Nigeria

The event raised awareness on possible programs, policies and services that can be developed to meet specific educational needs of the Nigerian girl child

The Australian High Commission in collaboration with Pearls Africa Youth Foundation marked the International Day of the Girl through an event held on the 14th of October, 2017 themed, “The Importance of Girl Child Education in Nigeria”. The event brought together, girls from different communities in Lagos state to be…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO supports the immunization of 874 000 people against yellow fever in Nigeria

The last yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria was reported in 2002, with 20 cases and 11 deaths

The Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to immunize 873 837 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi. The ten-day campaign began on Friday (13 October) and mobilizes more than 200 health workers and volunteers. It targets residents aged 9 months to 45 years old.…

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Legendary Nigerian footballer Nwankwo Kanu Launches N1 Billion Jackpot Lotto to Support Kanu Heart Foundation

Since its launch in 2000, KHF has helped not just people in Nigeria, but also paid for 538 children to be treated at facilities throughout the world

Legendary Nigerian footballer and philanthropist, Nwankwo Kanu, is launching the biggest lotto in Africa to raise funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF) (www.KanuHeartFoundationNg.com) and help build a specialist cardiac hospital in Abuja. The KHF lotto offers a jackpot starting at N1 billion and will be run in conjunction with…