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Dear Presidents Museveni and Suluhu Hassan (By Vanessa Nakate & Landry Ninteretse)

Your Excellencies, building the world’s longest heated crude oil pipeline in the midst of a climate emergency is a terrible development that must be stopped

As you were signing the long-awaited contract that will finally allow the construction of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline - African longest crude oil pipeline - hundreds of young people, activists, environmentalists and ordinary citizens from all over the world, including representatives from East Africa, were gathered online (https://bit.ly/3uSv2wu)…

WHO Regional Office for Africa
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WHO Builds trust for COVID-19 Vaccination and Addresses Hesitancy in West Nile Sub Region

Vaccination programs have faced several challenges prominent of which is the increasing vaccine hesitancy among the public

Vaccines are largely known to be safe and effective in protecting people against deadly and disabling infectious diseases. Currently, there are vaccines that are effective against over 20 diseases. Overall, it is estimated that vaccines save the lives of up to 3 million people annually.   However, over time, vaccination…

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Not Under Our Watch: Greenpeace Africa Responds to East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline Deal

East Africa needs energy security based on widespread rollout of renewables and the millions of clean jobs that come with it, and it needs to protect its natural heritage

In response to the news that Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and CNOOC have signed agreements (https://bit.ly/2Qi1jhD) to kickstart the construction of a Sh371.7 billion ($3.5 billion) 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline, Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/africa) Senior Political Advisor, Fredrick Njehu has said: “Oil companies are desperately clinging onto…

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Uganda: UN experts extremely concerned at serious rights violations linked to general elections

Several thousand people have been arrested and while some have been released, others have allegedly been tortured before appearing in military courts

UN human rights experts* today called on the Government of Uganda to immediately stop the brutal crackdown on its political opponents which began in the lead-up to January's disputed general elections and continues to suppress opposition supporters. "We are particularly alarmed by the reports of widespread and continued repression against…

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African Energy Developments Demand Sustained Investment with new projects in Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, and Senegal

A recent uptick in direct investment activities in Africa’s energy sector sheds light on the role of sustained investor interest in catalyzing socio-economic growth

In the past twelve months, the African energy sector has seen several encouraging developments – in the form of both Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and strategic partnerships – that have advanced the sustainable development of its natural resources. In fact, despite a global downturn in investment in 2020, FDI flows…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 11 April 2021, 6 pm EAT

African recoveries Union (3,901,061) Member by States region:(55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,343,062), deaths (115,464 and recoveries (3,901,061) by region: Central (143,782 cases; 2,317 deaths; 129,033 recoveries): Burundi (3,119; 6; 1,155), Cameroon (61,731; 919; 56,926), CAR (5,569; 75; 5,112), Chad (4,619; 167; 4,279), congo (10,084; 137; 9,286), DRC (28,542; 745; 25,841), Equatorial…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 10 April 2021, 9 am EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,330,666), deaths (115,191) and recoveries (3,888,495) by region: Central (143,411 cases; 2,315 deaths; 128,830 recoveries): Burundi (3,027; 6; 1,155), Cameroon (61,731; 919; 56,926), CAR (5,491; 75; 5,056), Chad (4,616; 167; 4,254), Congo (10,084; 137; 9,286), DRC (28,511; 745; 25,841), Equatorial Guinea (7,059;…

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Africa’s largest inter-university hackathon brings students together on Zindi for data science, for good

More than $10 000 USD in prizes were awarded to data science students from 9 African countries

UmojaHack Africa 2021 was an unprecedented success, bringing more than 1000 students from 126 universities across Africa to compete on Zindi (www.Zindi.africa) in a virtual machine learning hackathon on the weekend of 27-28 March. More than $10 000 USD in prizes were awarded to data science students from 9 African…

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Verdant Capital raises USD 9.9 M Series A equity capital for Tugende, a leading technology enabled MSME lender in East Africa

Verdant Capital serves as Tugende’s financial advisor and arranger for its equity and debt capital raises

The transaction is the most recent for the award winning fintech and financial inclusion investment banking franchise of Verdant Capital (www.Verdant-Cap.com). Partech Africa, a member of the Partech Group, a leading global technology venture capital fund, and Enza Capital invested in the USD 3.6 million extension round - agreed and…

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    • Merck Foundation together with African First Ladies mark ‘World Health Day’ 2021 by calling for applications for Scholarships for new important Specialities for local doctors across Africa
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Merck Foundation together with African First Ladies mark ‘World Health Day’ 2021 by calling for applications for Scholarships for new important Specialities for local doctors across Africa

Merck Foundation mark ‘World Health Day’ 2021 together with 19 African First Ladies and the Minister of Health by announcing scholarships in various new specialties for young African Doctors

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministers of Health, have already provided for more than 1100 doctors from 42 Countries with 1 & 2-year specialty scholarship to improve access to quality and equitable healthcare in Africa, Asia, and Latin America in specialties of  Oncology, Diabetes, Preventative…