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Idai disaster: Stranded victims still need rescue from heavy rains as UN scales up response

The World Food Programme (WFP) said that people are still stranded on rooftops after the storm began its sweep through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe six days ago

Dire conditions persist in vast areas of southern Africa affected by Cyclone Idai as heavy rain continues to cause “massive destruction”, the UN said on Thursday, while aid teams scale up efforts to reach those most in need. Warning that the situation is likely to deteriorate, the World Food Programme…

Source: CAJ News Africa |

What on earth is Djibouti doing?

In its quest for development, Djibouti has enlisted China’s help

Djibouti is destroying itself in its quest for development In its quest for development, Djibouti has enlisted China’s help. The African country sees itself as the tail wagging the dog, but nothing could be further from the truth. China has its eyes set on Africa as a means to enrich…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Mozambique cyclone: “90 per cent” of Beira and surrounds damaged or destroyed

While the physical impact of Idai is beginning to emerge, the human impact is unclear

The scale of damage caused by cyclone Idai that hit the Mozambican city of Beira is massive and horrifying. This is the initial assessment of a team of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) aid workers that reached the devasted city yesterday. Jamie LeSueur, who is…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

UN Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at Closing of One Planet Summit

By 2030, renewable energy could cover almost a quarter of Africa’s energy needs

By UN Deputy Secretary-General Your Excellency Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, Your Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, Your Excellency Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Interim President of the World Bank, Excellencies, distinguished guests and partners, ladies and gentlemen,    I thank Presidents Macron and…

Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

#VisaFreeAfrica Initiative introduces 55 Voices for Africa Writing Competition

Prizes up to US$1,500 and chance to have your article published

#VisaFreeAfrica (VFA) (www.VisaFreeAfrica.com) recently introduced the 55 Voices for a Visa Free Africa (https://bit.ly/2J73JLR) (55Voices4Africa) writing competition, inviting all African youth to share stories about the challenges they faced with intra-continent travel. VFA is a global campaign to facilitate mobility in Africa driven by the Kigali Global Shapers in partnership…

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World Food Programme (WFP) and Ministry of Education transform community schools in Egypt

World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry have provided over 1,800 computer tablets to community schools (one per school) in remote rural areas in eight governorates in Upper Egypt

The Ministry of Education (MOE) in Egypt and the World Food Programme (WFP) are introducing new digital tools and technology in community schools to help reduce the technology gap between children in schools in rural areas and their more privileged peers in the formal education system.   WFP and the Ministry…

Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Do Not Disturb: Westin Hotels & Resorts across Middle East and Africa Champion #JOMO

Hospitality’s Preeminent Wellness Brand rewards travelers who embrace the “Joy of Missing Out”

With Social Surprises, Ongoing Wellness Offerings and Limited-Edition Doortags; Westin Allows Travelers to Reclaim Their Well-Being Routine While on the Road Ahead of World Sleep Day, Westin Hotels & Resorts (Westin.Marriott.com) around the world are today recognizing the power of #JOMO. In lockstep with a growing global demand for well-being…

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20 Top Francophone African Start-Ups Enter World Bank Group Tech Acceleration Program

L’Afrique Excelle's start-ups specialize in tech solutions for the African market designed to expand reach and access to services

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle (Afrique-Excelle.com) residency in Mali, a full-week bootcamp set to kick off the Francophone edition of the World Bank Group’s XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), tech start-up accelerator. From March 24 to 30, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to…

Source: Thierry Pairault |

The China Merchants in Djibouti: from the maritime to the digital silk roads (by Thierry Pairault)

The article examines the financial and trade aspects of China Merchants’ presence in Djibouti, particularly in its port

by Thierry Pairault Overall Context* Translated from French (Source :  Espace Géographique et Société Marocaine) The article examines the financial and trade aspects of China Merchants’ presence in Djibouti, particularly in its port.  African ports don’t play a major role in the worldwide arena. Tangier Med, the leading terminal in Africa…

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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Katwa and Butembo remain the major health zones of concern, while simultaneously, small clusters continue to occur in various geographically dispersed locations

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is continuing with moderate intensity. Katwa and Butembo remain the major health zones of concern, while simultaneously, small clusters continue to occur in various geographically dispersed locations. During the last 21 days (6 – 26 February 2019), 77 new cases have been reported from…