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Download logoHis Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa and His Excellency President Filipe Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique will on Tuesday, 19 October 2021, participate in a commemorative event to mark the 35th anniversary of the passing of former President of the Republic of Mozambique, Samora Machel.

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Download logoMauritania’s battle against encroaching desertification, which has damaged ecosystems and endangered species, has received a timely boost with the news that 200,000 hectares will be turned into a protected area to support biodiversity in the country.

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Download logoPrincipal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer will travel to Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Mauritania for official meetings next week. He will be joined by National Security Council Senior Director for Africa Dana Banks and Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Michael Gonzalez.

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Download logoAlex Nain Saab Moran (Saab), 49, a Colombian citizen, will make his initial appearance in federal court in Miami, Florida, today after being extradited from the Republic of Cabo Verde. Saab is charged in an indictment with laundering the proceeds of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with a scheme to pay bribes to take advantage of Venezuela’s government-controlled exchange rate.

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Download logoThe Secretary-General is following with concern the ongoing developments in Eswatini, including the recent deployment of armed security forces at various schools, reports of excessive use of force in response to student demonstrations, and the indefinite closure of schools.

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“There has been great pressure on the civilian population in Eastern Equatoria to stop human rights violations during conflicts and intercommunal violence,” said Anthony Nwapa, a Human Rights officer working with the UN peacekeeping mission.

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Download logoWhen girls are forced to drop out of school because they get married, often well before their 18th birthday and seldom as a choice, it perpetuates a lifetime of poverty and the denial of girls’ rights and ability to fulfil their potential.

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Download logoCompetitive balance, increased opportunities for underserved nations, a FIFA Women’s Club World Cup, increased visibility and participation, FIFA (www.FIFA.com) international windows, prize money and the possibility of staging a biennial FIFA Women’s World Cup are some of topics included in the discussions held by the FIFA Technical Advisory Group (TAG) led by Jill Ellis.

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Download logoFootball legend Didier Drogba was today announced as the World Health Organization's Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health. Drogba, from Côte d’Ivoire, will support WHO to promote the Organization’s guidance on the benefits of physical activity and other healthy lifestyles, and highlight the value of sports, particularly for youth.

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Ghana’s robust COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues to receive a boost with donations through the COVAX Facility. The Ministry of Health has in the past few weeks, taken delivery of more than 2 million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covishield vaccines from the Governments of Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Norway with Germany contributing the largest single consignment of over 1.5 million doses.

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Download logoThe International Rescue Committee (IRC) is launching an emergency response as conflict, disease outbreaks such as Hepatitis E, and the worst flooding seen in 60 years in most parts of South Sudan leave well over 600,000 people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

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Download logoThe United States Agency for International Development announced two awards totaling $3.5 million for the Bicycles for Growth Initiative. This program aims to improve sustainable access to affordable bicycles in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Download logoSenegal has received today 298,700 additional doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, donated by the Government of Portugal through the COVAX facility. The vaccine doses were officially received at the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) depot in Dakar, in the presence of the Minister of Health and Social Action, Mr.

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On Sunday, October 17, Ambassador Michael McCarthy and Sandra McCarthy visited the West Point township to view a new mural by Monrovian artist Patrick Gono and his team. The mural shows our shared fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and how to prevent a resurgence of it in Liberia.

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In Wau, as across South Sudan and the world, efforts to combat COVID-19 are ongoing. Recently, peacekeepers from Bangladesh serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) teamed up with the Catholic Health Training Institute to raise awareness among students at the Institute on preventing transmission of the Coronavirus.

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Ongoing conflict between armed groups in Warrap, particularly in Tonj East and North has caused huge harm to communities. Innocent civilians have been injured and killed, properties destroyed, while thousands of families have been displaced.

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By James Bayhack, Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at CM.com Service, service, service. That’s been the call for businesses that want to keep their clients happy and turn one-time customers into lifelong fans. Now, however, the focus has moved to brilliant customer experience.

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PATHE BC AFRIQUE, theatrical release company in Francophone Africa and APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading communications consultancy and press releases in Africa, announced today a partnership to support the release of ABOVE WATER.

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By Ajong Mbapndah L Preparations have reached fever pitch for the maiden edition of the African Energy Week (https://bit.ly/3vlC1zJ) (AEW)  billed for Cape Town, South Africa from 9-12 November 2021. The interactive and networking event is expected to unite African and Global energy stakeholders, drive industry growth, and promote Africa as the destination for Africa focused events.

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Tunisia’s women’s team played Cote d’Ivoire, who had lost to Senegal in the previous match on October 17th at El Menzeh Rugby Ground in Tunisia’s capital. Tunisia seemed to have found their feet with the 15s game to win by a mile scoring 61 points to nil.

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Download logoEvery men's national team coach has been invited to attend online videoconferences this week to discuss a potential new calendar from 2024. The online meetings are set for Tuesday 19 October 2021 and Thursday 21 October 2021.

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As part of its virtual summit on Women Leading Corporate Africa, Africa.com took a poll among its over 1,000 senior c-suite executive registrants. The poll asked two key questions about women in corporate Africa.

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To mark World Food Day celebrated annually on 16 October and in line with GE Foundation’s (www.GE.com/foundation) efforts to address the economic and social implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the GE Foundation announced a donation of $100,000 USD to provide immediate relief to South Africa’s communities experiencing food insecurity.

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By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) Make no mistake, we are going to Glasgow and will be proudly supporting the African energy sector and demand a just transition.

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