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Download logoFor the second consecutive year, the Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI) (https://irti.org/) has won the ‘Best Islamic Research Firm’ award, having secured the highest score in the IFN Service Providers Poll.

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Jumeirah Group (www.Jumeirah.com)’s Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project has today released a batch of 14 endangered Green, Hawksbill and Loggerhead sea turtles from its Jumeirah Al Naseem beach. Under the watchful eye of the Group’s Marine Specialists including Director of Aquarium at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Barbara Lang-Lenton Arrizabalaga as well as Project Ambassador Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan bin Khalid Al Qasimi, the animals were released having been rescued, nurtured and rehabilitated over an extensive period of medical care and recovery.

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Download logoThe African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has commenced a seven-day training programme to improve the capacity of the police in South West State of Somalia, to combat terrorism.

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Download logoAfrican Union, RECS and RMs meet to coordinate implementation of the continental integration programme The African Union (AU), represented by the Bureau of its Assembly, Chairpersons of the Eight (8) Regional Economic Communities, as well as Regional Mechanisms, held their third Mid-Year Coordination Meeting on the 16th of October, to harmonise and coordinate the implementation of the continental integration programme.

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Download logoTraditional, religious and civil society leaders of Africa gathered today in Addis Ababa to confirm their commitment in joining hands with the African Union Commission, the United Nations and the Spotlight Initiative and taking bold action to end child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and other harmful practices.

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Francis Fannon, former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources and the current Managing Director of Fannon Global Advisors, has confirmed his participation at African Energy Week (AEW) in Cape Town.

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Download logoThe African Development Bank (AfDB.org) held its second virtual business opportunities  (BOS) for 2021  from 12-14 October, to provide an overview of its policies, operations, procurement rules and country activities.

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The International Council for Justice, Equality and Peace (COJEP International) conducted the “Civil Society Capacity Building Program” in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the support of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA).

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The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched three programs to support socioeconomic development and youth leadership in Cabo Delgado province. Cabo Delgado has been hit by dual crises of violent extremism and Cyclone Kenneth–which destroyed homes, farmland, livestock and fisheries.

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Download logoAustralia is deeply concerned at reports of airstrikes on the Tigray capital, Mekelle, and the escalation of conflict in northern Ethiopia.  Australia condemns the ongoing fighting, use of sexual violence and severe restrictions on humanitarian access.

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African Energy Week (AEW) 2021, taking place on the 9th-12th of November, in partnership with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, unites global and African stakeholders for four days of networking, engagement, and deal-making.

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By: Christopher A. LeGrand, CEO, BroadReach Group; Rachel Clad, Director, Partnerships and Alliances, BroadReach Group, and Ruan Viljoen, Chief Technology Officer, BroadReach Group Cloud computing, along with increasingly ubiquitous digital tools for collection, aggregation, and analysis of health data, offer substantial potential to help the African continent leapfrog many more mature systems in transforming healthcare and improving health outcomes.

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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (ITFC-idb.org) approved a Euro 100 million Murabaha financing to SENELEC (Senegal National Power Company). The company’s strategic mandate is to ensure the production, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Senegal.

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Download logoParadigm Initiative (PIN) (https://Paradigmhq.org/), a pan-African social enterprise working to advance digital rights and inclusion in Africa, will on Wednesday, October 20, release its second and latest short film entitled ‘FOCUS’ to the public on the YouTube platform where it can be accessed for free.

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During the opening session of the upcoming 3-day summit the Canadian leader will underscore opportunities to deepen Canada-Africa collaboration – during a program open to all for virtual attendance (Click here for Complimentary Registration - https://bit.ly/3vxISpF).

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African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 will host a collaborative discussion on Africa’s energy transition. In addition to promoting the value of renewable energies, the event advocates the central role that natural gas has and continues to play in the continent’s shift to a cleaner energy future.

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Africa Oil Week (www.Africa-OilWeek.com), the leading oil and gas show in Africa, has announced a stellar line-up of speakers for the 27th edition, scheduled to be held from 8-11 November 2021, at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.

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Canon (Canon-CNA.com) is pleased to announce that it has significantly upgraded the inspection system for the Canon imagePRESS C10010VP Series digital colour press. As well as verifying image quality, the enhanced system can now also automatically detect imperfections in printed barcodes, QR codes, variable data, such as alphanumerical characters in serial numbers and postcodes, and some typographical symbols.

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The Anzisha Prize (https://AnzishaPrize.org) has revealed their top 26 entrepreneurs for 2021. The entrepreneurs, who are between the ages of 18 and 22, will each receive more than US$5,000 in funding and more than US$15,000 worth of venture building support services over three years, which are aligned with the prestigious fellowship’s new structure of enabling young people to receive the financial and mentoring support they need to succeed.

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The first DCB Index developed by Evina and Telecoming (www.Telecoming.com) is released today; Bahrain, Egypt, and Qatar are the most attractive markets for DCB, leading the index; The innovative tool measures the maturity of this mobile payment method in 18 countries; The development of the DCB Index is one of the commitments established in the alliance signed earlier this year by both companies.

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Download logoA UK Emergency Medical Team (EMT) will deploy to Malawi for 8 weeks to support the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 response, particularly in management of critically ill COVID patients, community perceptions around COVID-19 and support to community engagement on national COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

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Television Signal piracy is a real shortfall for the audiovisual industry, nowadays. During the African Nations Championship held in Cameroon in January-February 2021, opportunity was given to the African Union of Broadcasting (www.uar-AUB.org ) to (re) take stock of satellite and online piracy, during broadcast time.

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Download logoUNESCO Dar es salaam Head of Office, Mr Tirso Dos Santos has handed over 560 copies of the Religious Leaders’ Adolescents, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights toolkit on 18 October 2021 to Tanzania Interfaith Partnership (TIP).

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Download logoGalal* is a healthy 1-year-old baby boy who loves to laugh. He is alive and thriving today with the help of the Alight programmes funded by the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) and other donors in eastern Sudan.

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