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Migrants in Djibouti are being vaccinated against COVID-19 for the first time, as the International Organization for Migration (IOM) works with the Government to support the national immunization effort.  Since the start of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out globally, IOM has been advocating for the inclusion of migrants and Djibouti is one of the first countries in the region to initiate a campaign for them.

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Download logoRwandan authorities have arrested nine people linked to an opposition party and a journalist in the last week, as they intensify their crackdown on opponents and critics, Human Rights Watch said. The crackdown appears connected to an event, "Ingabire Day," organized by the unregistered opposition party Dalfa-Umurinzi, that had been scheduled for October 14, 2021, to discuss among other things political repression in Rwanda.

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Download logoThe United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomes a USD 1.83 million (more than one billion FCFA) contribution from the Government of Japan to provide food and nutrition assistance to over 185,000 children, women and men in the Far North, North, Adamawa, East, North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon.

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Download logoHis Majesty King Letsie III of Lesotho, FAO Special Goodwill Ambassador for Nutrition, toured several project sites in Lesotho’s Mafeteng and Thaba-Tseka districts where the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing activities to restore ecosystem services and improve food and nutrition security.

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African Energy Week (AEW) 2021, taking place in Cape Town on the 9th-12th of November, unites African Ministers, oil and gas executives, and national and international energy companies for four days of networking and dealmaking.

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Canon (Canon-CNA.com) introduces a new Sensing Unit for the imagePRESS C910 Series digital colour press, in response to growing market demand for enhanced press automation. This option, which is already available for Canon’s flagship imagePRESS C10010VP Series, will enable both commercial printers and in-house print departments to consistently achieve the highest quality printed output in less time and without manual operator intervention.

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The Keynote speaker at this year’s Babacar Ndiaye Lecture is former President of Mauritius and 2007 Laureate of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards, Professor Ameenah Gurib-Fakim; The Lecture will focus on the key role that Science, Technology and Innovation can play in bolstering productivity and fast-tracking industrialization of African economies; The Lecture will also discuss how the AfCFTA provides a unique opportunity for African economies to collaborate in the STEM fields and ensure that talents in those areas remain in Africa.

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HE Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi met Tuesday with HE Ambassador of Republic of Mali Shaykh Ahmad Tijani Diakite, on the occasion of the end of his tenure.

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As the worst flooding in decades impacts over 700,000 people across South Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at the critical needs facing the most vulnerable. Together with the humanitarian country team and South Sudan’s government, UNHCR is delivering urgently needed support to the most affected, including hygiene items, food, emergency shelter and solar lanterns to provide light.

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Minister Radegonde welcomed the new Australian High Commissioner, H.E Dr. Kate O’Shaughnessy, yesterday, Monday 18th October 2021, at Maison Quéau de Quinssy. Dr. O’Shaughnessy presented her letter of credentials to the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr.

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Download logoThe victims are still awaiting justice a year after security forces violently suppressed protests calling for an end to police brutality in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said today. The prospects for accountability remain inconclusive and bleak.

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As Africa continues to navigate its energy transition, many African leaders are responding to calls from the global environmental community to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. They are issuing a strong message defending the critical importance of oil and gas development to their economic growth.

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Download logoNBA Africa today announced that it will recognize the league’s 75 most memorable moments on the continent in celebration of the NBA (www.NBA.com)’s 75th Anniversary Season.  The campaign begins today and will run on the NBA Africa Facebook (https://bit.ly/3n9y2CE), Twitter (https://bit.ly/3jhqV9V) and Instagram (https://bit.ly/3jdfoss) channels throughout the landmark NBA 75 season in 2021-22.

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Download logoThe President of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, received a high-level Nigerian delegation led by the country's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar on Monday.

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Download logoFrom today, TagPay will be known as Skaleet (Skaleet.com), an international fintech company offering a back-end technology platform. Its core banking platform is fully interactive with an ecosystem of banks, fintechs and technology partners.

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Download logoThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) (www.IOM.int), the UN Migration agency, is excited to announce that the Deputy Director of RFI in charge of African Languages, Mr. Yves Rocle, the President of the Basketball Africa League (BAL), Mr Amadou Gallo Fall, and the Chief Executive Officer of Generation Unlimited (UNICEF), Dr.

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Download logoThe African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved $350,000 in grant funding for technical assistance to consolidate the country’s capital markets strategy and increase the liquidity of its fixed income markets.

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GE Healthcare (www.GEHealthcare.in) (NYSE: GEHC) and medical group AFRIPHARMA announce the opening of the Afri-Egypt Health Services Center, a first of its kind in Uganda with lifesaving equipment from GE Healthcare. The Center is located in Jinja and is expected to serve to over 60,000 people from the region, allowing for improved accessibility in the surrounding communities.

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Leading pan-African technology group Liquid Intelligent Technologies (www.Liquid.Tech) is proud to announce the launch of its shortest terrestrial fibre route between the East to the West coasts of Africa, connecting Mombasa, Kenya to Muanda, DRC.

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Rosatom (www.Rosatom.com) together with the South African Tourism Ministry and the Russian Embassy to South Africa are providing support to young women from Mpuluzi High School in Mayflower. On October 15, the company held an inaugural event aimed at dealing with period poverty by providing women with personal care products and personal hygiene information.

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Vertiv (NYSE: VRT) (https://bit.ly/3FWoWSe), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today released the results of an in-depth research project to identify edge infrastructure models to help organizations move toward a more standardized approach to edge computing deployments, with the intent to improve costs and deployment times.

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Emerging markets platform specialist Pronet Gaming (www.PronetGaming.com) has significantly boosted its offering with the addition of proprietary Popular Bets and Popular Events widgets, which show players the market’s current top-10 bets and top-10 events, automatically refreshing every five minutes.

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Download logoMATCH Hospitality has today confirmed that leading sports management and marketing agency, Integral (www.Integralsande.com), has been appointed as its Sales Agent in Nigeria for the sale of the Official Hospitality Programme of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

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The announcement last week of a unilateral ceasefire in the Central African Republic is among recent positive steps in the country, the top UN official there told the Security Council on Monday, urging continued support for peace and reconciliation efforts.

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