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Merck Foundation (https://Merck-Foundation.com) First Ladies Initiative- MFFLI  Summit 2022 was hosted virtually by Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg Haverkamp, Chairman of both Executive Board of E.Merck KG & Merck Foundation Board of Trustees and Senator, Dr.

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With six blocks under exploration and another licensing round underway, The Gambia is following on the heels of both Senegal and Mauritania as the MSGBC region (https://bit.ly/3PQxLCf) embraces the boom of a revitalized oil and gas industry.

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Marriott International, Inc. (www.Marriott.com), on May 23, announced it has signed an agreement with The Red Sea Development Company to debut its distinguished Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand off the west coast of Saudi Arabia.

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Today, the recently launched Boris Bison Youth Empowerment Business Incubator in Douala, Cameroon, the Pan-African video game publishing company Ludique Works and Start North (www.StartNorth.com), the Finnish technology learning accelerator network, have announced mutual memoranda of understanding to introduce their technologically advanced learning environments, the ‘5G Mokki Tech Spaces’, across the African continent.

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Download logoAstraZeneca's (www.AstraZeneca.com) COVID-19 vaccine has been granted approval in the European Union (EU) by the European Medicine Agency (EMA) as a third dose booster in adults. Healthcare professionals can now use AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a third dose booster in patients previously given a primary vaccine schedule of either AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine or an EU-approved mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

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The African Development Bank Group’s (www.AfDB.org) Board of Directors has approved a $1.5 billion Emergency Food Production Facility to help tackle the global food crisis sparked by the Russian-Ukraine conflict. The funds will help 20 million African farmers produce an extra 38 million metric tons of food to address growing fears of starvation and food insecurity on the continent.

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Download logoThe United States and Mozambique governments, civil society, and other partners in the national HIV/AIDS response received approval for the U.S. Government’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Country Operational Plan (COP) for October 2022 through September 2023, also known as COP22.

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The unprecedented Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak of 2014 in West Africa and other recent health emergencies revealed that the IDSR and IHR (2005) had not been fully implemented in many Member States.

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Download logoHealth Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe is calling for more investments in the health workforce if the world is to realize dependable and working health systems. Speaking on the side-lines of the ongoing Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly in Geneva, the health CS said it was important for the world to refocus in having resilient health systems, supported by fit for purpose health workforce from production through active service for improved population health outcomes.

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Assistant Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Saleh Al Khulaifi met separately today with HE Ambassador of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Dr. Mustafa Boutoura, HE Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti Tayeb Robla, HE Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia Abdul Razak Farah Ali, HE Ambassador of the State of Libya Mohammed Mostafa Al Sagheer Al Lafi, HE Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco Mohamed Setri, HE Charges D'affaires of the embassy of the Republic of Sudan to the State Salwa Awad.

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The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN) launched its Strategic Note for the period starting 2022-2025 at a high-level event held at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala.

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The Ukraine war and other conflicts pushed the number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution over the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) informed on Sunday.

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The Eritrean Embassy in Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union and Economic Commission of Africa in cooperation with nationals residing in Ethiopia celebrated the 31st anniversary of Independence Day with patriotic zeal under the theme “Independent Choice-Backbone of Our Pride”.

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Download logoThe UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) commended Morocco’s open migration policy after its visit. During its trip, the Committee also advanced the drafting process of General Comment No. 6, a guide to the International Convention, to help States parties protect the rights of migrant workers.

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The BAL (www.theBAL.com)  and Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESP) to Engage Youth and Entrepreneurs During 2022 BAL Playoffs and Finals in Kigali; 2022 BAL Finals on Saturday, May 28 at 6:00 p.m. CAT / 12:00 p.m.

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Anyone who uses banking and financial services, social media, mobile apps or has retail accounts has shared their personal information far and wide across digital systems. Preventing identity theft and protecting yourself against scams has become more difficult in this new environment.

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Energy Capital & Power (ECP) (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com) – the leading investment platform for the African energy sector – is focused on driving investment into the continent and accelerating the development of key sectors to ensure long-term, sustainable economic growth through its lineup of industry-focused events taking place in key regions across the continent.

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Download logoDigital Afrique Telecom (DAT) (www.DigitalAfriqueTelecom.com), a pan-african leader in digital services, n development, aggregation and hosting of mobile value-added services has partnered today with Ever Medical Technologies, a medical technology solutions provider to facilitate, improve and disseminate digital medical solutions across the continent.

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After two years in limbo, the African events industry is making a comeback in June 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa, with the latest edition of Africa’s most respected power and energy event: African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, which is now known as Enlit Africa.

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The third day of the Africities was marked by the elective general assembly of United Cities of Local Government of Africa (UCLG Africa) (www.UCLGA.org). The general assembly elected the new office bearers of the organization, namely the 45 members of the UCLG Africa Pan African Council; the 15 members of the Executive Committee; the 5 members of the UCLG Africa Financial Management Committee; the 5 Vice Presidents, among which the Region of Nouakchott, Mauritania represented by its President, Mrs.

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Increased pressure to improve ESG and sustainability; demand-side pressure is driven by the rise in energy consumption; energy supply chain will become a source of opportunity and risk.

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The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-PS.org), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, and the Union of Banks of Kyrgyz Republic (UB), jointly held a webinar on 18th May 2022 and discussed a roadmap on viable alternative financing tools in the Kyrgyz Republic.

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Download logoThe Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-ps.org), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB), and the Alat Free Economic Zone Authority (AFEZA) of the Republic of Azerbaijan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”).

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The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) (https://AfricaOlympic.com/) and APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, today announced a strategic, multi-year partnership that will bring greater international prominence to the Olympic Movement in Africa.

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