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Nigeria Rugby Sevens names squad, arrive South Africa for Olympic Qualifiers

The tournament will be held on the 8th and 9th of November, 2019 at the Bosman Stadium in Johannesburg

Coach Bronson Weir today announced the Nigeria Rugby Men’s Sevens squad that will be on duty at the 2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens Tournament in Johannesburg, South Africa. The tournament will be held on the 8th and 9th of November, 2019 at the Bosman Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa where…

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Telephonic Press Briefing on the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) with Adam Boehler, the first CEO of the new government agency

Mr. Boehler will be in Africa to attend the Africa Investment Forum, meet with government leaders, engage with the private sector, and visit existing projects

Telephonic Press Briefing on the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) with Adam Boehler, the first CEO of the new government agency. EVENT: Please join us on November 12, 2019 for a telephonic press conference with Adam Boehler, CEO of the new U.S. International Development Finance Corporation. Mr. Boehler will…

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November 6 Telephonic Press Briefing with Andrew M. Herscowitz, Coordinator for Power Africa

Mr. Herscowitz will discuss the recent release of the 2019 Power Africa Annual Report and Power Africa’s results to date

Telephonic Press Briefing with Andrew M. Herscowitz, Coordinator for Power Africa, a U.S. Government-led initiative to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 08:30 EST/13:30 GMT for a telephonic press briefing with Andrew M. Herscowitz, Coordinator for Power…

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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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Equatorial Guinea signs Lusophone Compact: new milestone in initiative to accelerate sustainable private sector development

The Portuguese Government has allocated Euro 400 million in guarantees and other risk sharing mechanisms in the 2019 national budget to support the implementation of the Compact

The African Development Bank (AfDB.org) and the governments of Equatorial Guinea and Portugal have signed a country-specific memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact, which aims to accelerate private sector development in Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa, known as PALOPs. Equatorial Guinea is the sixth and final PALOP country…

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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…

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MainOne lands submarine cable in Cote D’Ivoire

The Grand Bassam landing which follows the recent completion of the landing in Dakar Senegal will extend the reach of the cable into Cote D’Ivoire and neighboring countries

MainOne (www.MainOne.net) has finally landed its submarine cable in Grand Bassam, Cote D’Iviore, which is the final leg of the ongoing expansion to reach Senegal and Cote D’Ivoire. The Grand Bassam landing which follows the recent completion of the landing in Dakar Senegal will extend the reach of the cable…

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GE Healthcare appoints Maria do Rosario Boavida as Country Leader for Angola

Maria joined GE Healthcare in June 2019 and brings 30 years of experience from the Pharmaceutical Industry working in Portugal as well as in Angola

GE Healthcare (https://www.GEHealthcare.com/) has announced the appointment of Maria do Rosario Boavida as the Country Leader for Angola. Maria is the first Country Manager for GE Healthcare in Angola. Based in Luanda, she will lead the market strategy and growth plans for GE Healthcare with public and private sector partners…

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#VisaFreeAfrica Initiative Announces Winners of 55 Voices for Africa Competition

All winners will receive cash prizes, a winning certificate and have the opportunity to have their work published on the #VisaFreeAfrica (VFA) website

With over 185 entries from over 33 countries, Shareefa Youshna Jewan from Mauritius emerged as the winner of the 55 Voices for Africa (55Voices4Africa) writing competition conducted under the #VisaFreeAfrica (VFA) initiative. She is closely followed by Priscilla Takondwa Semphere and Olewuenyi Chioma Catherine as the first and second runners…

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Merck Foundation to conduct 6th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” October 2019 in Ghana

African First Ladies and Ministers of Health, Gender, Information and Education from 20 African countries will attend the conference

The 6th edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary will be co-chaired by H.E. MADAM REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana and Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation  (Merck-Foundation.com); The President of Ghana, H.E. MR. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO will officially inaugurate the “Merck Africa Asia Luminary”; 2nd Anniversary…