Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)
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Recognition of accomplishments in Africa key to continued development says new Director General of KFAS

Dr. Khaled Al-Fadhel succeeds Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, who retired earlier this year, and had served as Director General of KFAS since 2011

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) (www.KFAS.org) announced the appointment of Dr. Khaled Ali Al-Fadhel as the new Director General of the Foundation in March. In this capacity, he will also serve on the Board of Trustees for the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development (www.AlSumaitPrize.org). Dr. Al-Fadhel…

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AstraZeneca supports the local community in Kajiado in reforestation

The initiative aligns with AstraZeneca’s Global sustainability commitment to environmental protection

A collaboration between AstraZeneca (www.AstraZeneca.com) and Global EverGreening Alliance to restore degraded agricultural and forest lands through planting 120 000 trees; the reforestation initiative will be introduced in Kajiado County; the initiative aligns with AstraZeneca’s Global sustainability commitment to environmental protection. The health of our environment is intricately connected to human health.…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
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Canon’s Ramadan food photography campaign to help educate children in Uganda and Iraq

‘Food for Cause’ campaign – 21st April to 21st May 2021

Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com) is supporting philanthropic organization Dubai Cares this Ramadan to help give children in Africa and the Middle East access to life-changing education opportunities. For every food photo submitted to Canon’s ‘Food for Cause’ campaign, the global imaging specialists will donate US$1 towards two Dubai Cares’ programmes - Girls in Crisis in Uganda and Recovery and Resilience in…

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Greenpeace and Western Anti Africa Energy Groups Take the Wrong Approach to East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) in Uganda and Tanzania (By NJ Ayuk)

Greenpeace believes that Uganda and Tanzania ought to turn down this foreign direct investment (FDI)

By NJ Ayuk, Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I’d probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace. There are obvious reasons for this: Greenpeace has been around for…

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Nigeria: Vaccinations needed to curb measles epidemic in Borno state

The vaccination plan is still under discussion at state and federal levels with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization

Hundreds of children are falling ill with measles in Zabarmari, a small town in Nigeria's conflict-affected Borno state, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today. A vaccination campaign is needed to curb the epidemic in Zabarmari and the state capital Maiduguri. "We are engaged in discussions with…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Libya: One dead and two injured in shooting in Tripoli detention centre

Tensions had been rising in the severely overcrowded Al-Mabani Collection and Return Centre on the night of the incident

One person was killed and two were injured in the early hours of 8 April after a shooting took place in a detention centre where refugees and migrants are held, in Tripoli, Libya. Two teenagers aged 17 and 18 with gunshot wounds were transferred for urgent medical care by a team from Médecins…

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Merck Foundation, Burundi First Lady supported families of casual workers affected by Coronavirus pandemic

Through their partnership with the Burundi First Lady, Merck Foundation has been building healthcare capacity, by providing specialty training to more than 33 young Burundian doctors

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi and Ambassador of “Merck Foundation More Than a Mother”, H.E. Madam ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE supported families of more than 50 casual workers from the capital city of Burundi, Bujumbura, affected by…

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Greenpeace Africa reacts to Alarming UN Plastic Report Findings

It also demonstrates the impact of plastic, at every stage of its production, on underprivileged communities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a scathing report about plastic and environmental inequality, which shows how countries within the Global South are being force-fed plastic pollution by wealthy countries. The report, titled Neglected: Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastic Pollution (https://bit.ly/3fuZ3hp), exposes the truth about how the plastic industry…

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The IRC condemns the multiple attacks against civilians in Niger that have killed over 200 people in just ten days

The IRC has mobilized its teams in Niger who are carrying out assessments for displaced populations and affected families in need of protection support

The International Rescue Committee condemns the multiple senseless attacks on civilian populations by armed groups in the Tahoua and Tilabery regions of Niger. In the last ten days alone, three attacks in Banibangou, Tahoua and Abala have caused the deaths of least 200 civilians, including at least 28 children. The…

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APO Group reflects on COVID-19 response

APO Group launched its Coronavirus Initiative for Africa at the beginning of April 2020

One year on from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, continues to work on many fronts in the battle against the virus. In March 2020, at a time of great uncertainty for Africa, APO Group Founder and…