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U.K Africa Investment Summit: Renewable energy critical driver of Africa’s post-COVID-19 growth recovery and economic prosperity, Panel says

The panel covered discussion of British innovation and experience in the context of partnering with Africa to advance its economic development

Renewable energy will be a critical driver of Africa’s post-COVID-19 growth recovery and economic prosperity,  panelists in a 2021 UK Africa Investment Summit event said Wednesday, as they called for a stronger partnership between the United Kingdom and  Africa. The panel, themed UK & Africa: Partnering in Sustainable and Resilient…

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U.K. Africa Investment Conference: Africa is the world’s next business frontier, says AfDB's Akinwumi Adesina

Africa still possessed the same fundamentals that had driven the continent’s phenomenal growth over the past decade, Adesina said

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi A. Adesina said on Wednesday that Africa remained fertile ground for investment, but much hinged on the continent’s ability to boost its healthcare sector. Adesina spoke during the Africa Investment Conference, a virtual one-day event organized by the UK Department for International Trade, which…

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As part of the Sustainable Markets Initiative, HRH The Prince of Wales, announces the ‘Terra Carta’ – a charter that puts sustainability at the heart of the private sector

The Terra Carta sets out a ten-point action plan for businesses reflecting HRH’s year convening ‘coalitions of the willing’ across industries around the world

HRH The Prince of Wales’s urgent appeal comes as The Prince marks 50 years of campaigning for the environment; Marking a year since HRH announced his Sustainable Markets Initiative (www.Sustainable-Markets.org) at Davos, the Terra Carta (www.Sustainable-Markets.org/Terra-Carta) offers the basis of a recovery plan to 2030 that puts Nature, People and Planet…

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Merck Foundation CEO and African First Ladies announce the winners of their “Merck Foundation More Than a Mother” Africa Media Recognition Awards 2020 to break Infertility Stigma

Very proud to recognize and appreciate professional journalists who became the voice of the voiceless and the storytellers of infertile women and break the stigma around them and also raised awareness about male infertility

Merck Foundation (https://www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany announced the winners of ‘Merck Foundation More Than a Mother’ Africa Media Recognition Awards 2020. The awards were announced by Merck Foundation CEO in partnership with the First Ladies of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Niger, Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, Liberia, Guinea…

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GOODsoil VC accelerates Africa’s fintech investment surge with $940 000 seed capital injection into Ghana’s Zeepay

GOODsoil’s investment will enable Zeepay to continue to scale and roll out its services across the continent, and extend its global reach by launching in the UK in 2021

GOODsoil VC (www.GoodsoilVC.com) consolidates its commitment to leading the global surge of investment into Africa’s fintech market by investing in Ghana’s fastest-growing fintech startup – and offering investors a case study of real ROI. GOODsoil VC, an Africa-focused early stage venture capital firm headed by a diverse team of entrepreneurial…

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The UK’s decision to halt funding for new oil & gas projects is ill-founded and counter productive

The decision follows, among others, opposition to the recently announced support of the UK Export Finance’s (UKEF) for Total’s 12.88 mtpa Mozambique LNG export terminal in Cago Delgado

The United Kingdom has recently declared that it will stop support and funding to any new oil, gas and coal projects on the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement. While this is a setback, we must continue to be unwavering in our commitment to stand up for Africa’s energy sector,…

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Pearson PTE To Launch Secure English Language Testing in Nigeria

Individuals who look to move to the UK to work, study or live can easily pass the English language test in Nigeria now

Pearson (https://middleeast.Pearson.com), the world’s learning company, hosted a virtual launch of its PTE Secure English Language Test (SELT) in Nigeria. These tests have been approved by the UK Home Office and are used for UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) purposes.   SVP for English Assessment at Pearson, Freya Thomas Monk, says these tests offer a fast, fair and convenient choice for…

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COVID-19 is a ‘wake-up command’ to address Africa’s challenges - Tony Blair

The former UK prime minister addressed a virtual audience on the topic Building Back Better in Post COVID-19 Africa: The Role of Technology and Governance, as part of the Kofi A. Annan Lecture Series

We have the same problems but what we also have is vastly increased urgency – Blair; Agriculture offers Africa its best opportunity for industrialization…the key is how does Africa raise productivity, develop the integrated technology in rural areas? - Adesina The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the challenges and opportunities of…

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Merck Foundation to announce journalists in Africa and Latin America for best media coverage of coronavirus, as winners of “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards

Merck Foundation to advance Media capacity in Africa to improve their standard of reporting and advocating for Health, Social and Economic issues in their countries

During a video conference, Dr. Rasha Kelej conducted the Merck Foundation (http://www.Merck-Foundation.com) Award Ceremony to celebrate the Winners of Africa and Latin America “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards and welcome them to Merck Foundation Alumni;  81 Winners from 28 African Countries and 16 Winners from 4 Latin American Countries…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Outbreak Brief #42 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Six countries account for approximately 83% of the new COVID-19 cases reported

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (27 October 2020), 3,434,225 new confirmed [1] coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 40,289 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a total of 46,412,100 COVID-19 cases and 1,193,177 related deaths (case fatality rate (CFR): 2.6%) have been reported from 219 countries and territories.…