Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Mauritania: African Development Bank extends $2.1 million for rollout of Disaster Risk Financing

The Bank is extending the funding under its Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRIFI) program to enable the country to take out a drought risk index-based insurance policy

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Board on Wednesday approved a grant of $2.1 million to boost the country’s resilience against climate related shocks and food insecurity. The funds, sourced from the African Development Fund, will go to provide technical and institutional support to strengthen Mauritania’s capacity to assess climate-related risk.…

Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2019-20 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award

Antetokounmpo is Third Player to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in Same Season

Greek Forward Becomes Third Player to Win Multiple MVP Awards by Age 25; Antetokounmpo is Third Player to Win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in Same Season Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the 2019-20 Kia NBA (www.NBA.com) Most Valuable Player, the NBA announced today. This is…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Emergency Assistance to Niger in Response to Flood Disaster

Decision was made to meet Niger’s humanitarian needs, upon request of Government of Niger, in light of humanitarian perspective and cordial relations between Japan and Niger

On September 18, upon a request of the Government of the Republic of Niger, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, blankets, plastic sheets, portable jerry cans and water purifiers) to Niger through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to floods occurring in the…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Zimbabwe: Nurses lay foundation for better chronic disease management

In Zimbabwe, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are estimated to account for 31% of total deaths, with diabetes, hypertension and asthma as the main killers

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) encourages the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care to maintain and replicate this first of its kind nurse-led Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) healthcare model across the country In Zimbabwe, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are estimated to account for 31% of total deaths, with diabetes, hypertension and asthma…

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) |

Coronavirus: International transport and supply chains key to COVID-19 recovery - UN agencies

Eight UN organizations urge governments to take a risk-based approach to restoring maritime, air, and inland connectivity with minimal restrictions

The social and economic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting countries’ efforts to improve livelihoods and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The early responses to restraining the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted all transport operations, leading to severe disruptions of supply chains and trade flows worldwide. …

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Mauritius: African Development Bank approves emergency relief to boost clean-up of marine oil spill

Funding, to be sourced from the Special Relief Fund, will complement ongoing activities by the government of Mauritius, development partners, and other actors

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Wednesday approved a $500,000 emergency assistance grant to support international recovery efforts after a significant oil spill earlier this year off the coast of Mauritius. The funding, to be sourced from the Special Relief Fund, will complement ongoing activities…

Source: Facebook |

Facebook announces its New Office in Lagos, Nigeria

Aimed at supporting the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region, the office is expected to become operational in H2 2021

As part of its continued commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today announced it will be opening an office in Lagos, Nigeria - its second office on the African continent. Aimed at supporting the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region, the office is expected to become operational in H2 2021…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

USTDA expands support for Internet Connectivity in Nigeria

Funding two projects that will help deliver fast and reliable internet to thousands of Nigerian households using U.S. technological solutions

the U.S. Trade and Development Agency continued its 20 years of support for Nigeria’s telecommunications sector by funding two projects that will help deliver fast and reliable internet to thousands of Nigerian households using U.S. technological solutions. “USTDA is committed to establishing a new era of inclusive, secure and sustainable…