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In December 2021, the Conference of Ministers of Youth and Sports of La Francophonie also known as CONFEJES will turn 52. A date that the General Secretariat of this intergovernmental organization would like to mark with a milestone in the light of the challenges facing young people from French-speaking countries spread all over the world.

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Download logoA two-day Women’s Political Participation Forum, which brought together a cross-section of women politicians, academics, women candidates, and human rights activists, concluded on Wednesday in Mogadishu, with calls for the country to embrace inclusive politics in order to allow women play a meaningful role in nation-building.

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Download logo As world leaders meet today in Paris for the international conference on Libya’s forthcoming elections, hosted by France, the Norwegian Refugee Council calls for real action to address the growing humanitarian needs of Libyans and migrants across the country.

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Download logoThe Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim in South Sudan, Arafat Jamal, recently met with flood-affected people in Jonglei and Unity states. He warns of a climate emergency and calls for further investment in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation to avoid a repeat of flooding year after year.

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Download logoNamibia was certified polio free since October 2008 and had continued routine and national immunization campaigns to maintain its polio free status. However, the country remains at high risk for vaccine derived polio viruses due to low detection of Acute Flaccid Paralysis cases in the bordering regions which is used as an indicator to measure how sensitive the surveillance system is.

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Download logoAs signatory to the International Health Regulations (IHR), Namibia is required to strengthen its core capacities for health security.  Following the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) in 2016, the country invested resources to attend to the recommendations from the JEE report.

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Barrows (BarrowsHotels.com), the provider of hotel investment and advisory services for hotels in the Middle East and Africa is expanding its professional core activities with Property Improvement Projects and Hotel Improvement Projects as part of the preparations for the scheduled SPAC Merger in 2023.

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Download logoA call to enhance child survival programs across the country dominated discussions during commemoration of the World Pneumonia and Prematurity Days marked jointly on Thursday in Nairobi. Health stakeholders deliberated on innovative technological solutions aimed at reducing deaths of children under five through low cost interventions for protection, prevention and treatment of diseases.

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The African Energy Chamber (AEC) is proud to announce the official launch of the African Green Energy Dialogue Initiative. Established in collaboration with the Ministry of Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Congo, the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbon of Equatorial Guinea, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy of Senegal and the office of the special representative of German Chancellor Merkel in Africa, the Green Energy Dialogue Initiative marks a significant step for the African energy sector, creating new opportunities for enhanced green energy dialogue and paving the way for accelerated investment and development across the green energy space in Africa.

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In order to improve the performance of Media Professionals willing to cover the next TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations and other Major Sporting Events, the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) (www.uar-aub.org), RAI-Italia based in Roma and the Training Centre of Perugia will organize a High Quality Online Course for the benefit of African Sports Journalists.

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Download logoHybrid Side event of the 41st Session of the UNESCO General Conference UNESCO Headquarters, Room X, Fontenoy Building, Paris, France 12 November 2021, 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm (CEST) // 7:15 am to 8:45 am (EST)

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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (ITFC-idb.org), in partnership with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and the African Organization for Harmonization (ARSO) announce the organization of a roundtable on the sidelines of the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) on 17th November 2021 at 10:30 – 12.30pm (South Africa Time).

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The final day of African Energy Week 2021’s conference and exhibition featured a spotlight on South Sudan – sponsored by Trinity Energy – and the critical and lucrative role that the international community can play in building the nation through its energy industry.

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Equatorial Guinea was under the spotlight on day three of the African Energy Week, sub-saharan Africa’s largest energy event, as the country establishes itself as a leader amongst African oil producers in the development of a capable and well established indigenous oil and gas services industry.

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With COP26 taking place in early-November, global leaders gathered at the final day of the African Energy Week 2021 conference and exhibition to discuss strategies to mitigate climate change and ensure that Africa’s transition to a clean energy future will alleviate energy poverty.

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National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets has signed IATA’s 25by2025 gender diversity initiative. 25by2025 is a voluntary initiative for aviation to improve female representation in the industry.

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Africa’s sharp increase in diabetes is clashing with the COVID-19 pandemic and poor access to vaccines. Africa’s death rates from COVID-19 infections are significantly higher in patients with diabetes, according to a preliminary analysis which the World Health Organization (WHO) presented today in advance of the World Diabetes Day on 14 November.

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Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, met H.E. Mrs. MONICA CHAWERA, The First Lady of Malawi and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother.

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As Africa is embracing the participation of women in the energy sector, African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 has identified and is already advancing the involvement of key female players in the sector through panel dialogues.

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Download logoFinalists to compete for the top prize and could be inducted into the coveted Ecobank Fintech Fellowship to pursue commercial partnerships with the Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), with access to 33 presence markets across Africa; opportunity to pursue integration with Ecobank and potentially launch products with the Group; mentoring and networking forums leveraging the Group’s partners; Priority Access to Ecobank’s Venture Capital partners for funding opportunities.

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The second day of the African Energy Week (AEW), sub-Saharan Africa’s largest energy event, saw a panel under the theme, “The Golden Age of Natural Gas in Africa,” sponsored by GE Gas Power.

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African Energy Week’s third day of debates, round table discussions and presentations started off with a session dedicated to Angola’s national oil company. The lively session covered the company’s oil production ambitions, focusing on raising its percentage of Angola’s operated oil production from 2% to 10% in the coming years; its plans to reduce its carbon footprint, from planting mangroves to investing in renewable energy solutions; and finally, on the very fundamental issue for oil and gas in Africa in today’s world, which is financing.

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Download logoBy Valery Njiaba, Communicationa Officer, Paradigm Initiative The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the digital divide in Sub-Saharan Africa. More people require internet access and intermediate skills to work remotely due to the measures put in place to manage COVID-19.

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Since the discovery of large-scale oil and gas discoveries in the offshore waters of Senegal and Mauritania between 2014-2017, the country and the MSGBC Basin as whole is considered to be one of the top oil and gas plays underway in West Africa.

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