AFRICA

The 3 winners of AfricaTech 2022 named

PARIS, France, 22 June 2022 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- As part of its international outreach, and for the first time this year, VivaTech organised the AfricaTech Awards, in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. This pan-African initiative aimed at recognising and supporting the most innovative startups on the continent rewarded three high-potential …

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SAP graduates paving way to Africa’s digital future

NAIROBI, Kenya, 21st June 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Graduates of the SAP Young Professionals Program are adding valuable digital skills capacity to African enterprises across the continent. According to Cathy Smith, MD SAP Africa, since the launch of the program in 2012, the support provided by graduates brings critical digital skills to African businesses to help drive greater digitalisation and …

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Ghana’s economy showing signs of rebound, but two challenges remain — report

A new report reveals signs of rebound in Ghana’s economy, but shows that COVID-19 and the Ukraine-Russia crisis will test its resilience and inclusivity. The report, Transforming Ghana, reviews the country’s development over the past ten years (2012–2021) and evaluates the African Development Bank’s contribution through its High 5 strategic priorities——— Ghana has enjoyed two decades of steady growth, but …

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European Bank provides €75 million for vaccine production in Africa

European Investment Bank provides €75 million to Institut Pasteur de Dakar for new vaccine manufacturing facility. The facility is expected to significantly reduce Africa’s dependence on imported vaccines and support equal access to vaccines DAKAR, Senegal, June 3, 2022/ — Large-scale financing for the new vaccine manufacturing facility of the Institut Pasteur de Dakar, a leader in the field in …

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Senegalese leader inaugurates world’s largest hospital ship

DAKAR, Senegal, May 31, 2022/ — President Macky Sall of Senegal has inaugurated the world’s largest purpose-built hospital ship and committed to accelerate access to surgical, obstetric and anesthetic care for the nations of Africa. Ceremonies commemorated more than 30 years of service in Africa were held on Monday in Dakar. International humanitarian organization Mercy Ships and its partners in …

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Can technology be the driving force behind Africa’s development?

By Dumisani Moyo, Marketing Director, SAP Africa JOHANNESBURG South Africa, 27th May 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The month of May is significant for the African continent because it is during this month that we celebrate Africa Day. Africa Day commemorates the formation of the African Union on May 25, 1963. It is a day when Africans celebrate the continent’s independence, …

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Ukraine: NIDO chieftain praises Nigerian government

Dr Omotade Omotosho, President, Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) Poland, has commended the Federal Government through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), and strategic agencies for the evacuation of Nigerians at the wake of the Ukrainian-Russian war. Dr Tade Omotosho, President, NIDO Germany (left), and Dr Abike Dabiri-Erewa in Abuja on Tuesday/Photo: NiDCOM Dr Omotosho made …

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How Chancellor Scholz’s trip could benefit energy security in Africa and Europe

PRESS RELEASEAs the voice of the African energy sector, the African Energy Chamber strongly advocates for German-Africa partnerships, recognizing the role Germany will play in advancing energy security across the continent—– JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 24, 2022/ — With over 620 trillion cubic of natural gas reserves, 125.3 billion barrels of oil reserves, 16.4 billion short tons of coal and …

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African Development Bank approves $1.5 billion for farmers to avert food crisis

Initiative to benefit 20 million African farmers, who will receive certified seed and technology to rapidly produce 38 million tons of food——— ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, May 20, 2022/ — The African Development Bank Group’s Board of Directors on Friday approved a $1.5 billion facility to help African countries avert a looming food crisis. With the disruption of food supplies arising …

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Facebook celebrates Africans making global impact

Meta, the company that owns Facebook, partnering with filmmakers, launches its Africa Day campaign ‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World’ by spotlighting and celebrating Africans making a global impact —— As part of its Africa Day celebrations on 25 May, Meta today (23 May) announced the return of its global campaign ‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World’, which was …

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Nigerian Diaspora Housing Mortgage Scheme set for Inauguration

A comprehensive Diaspora Housing Mortgage Scheme will soon be inaugurated, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has announced. According to a press release issued by the Commission, Hon (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, NiDCOM, made the pledge when she visited the Management and Staff of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) in Abuja recently. The meeting was subsequent to both …

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Nigerian Diaspora Worldwide condemns mob killing of Deborah Samuel

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation-Worldwide (NIDO-WW) has condemned the murder of Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, over alleged blasphemy. “We condemn in the strongest terms the gruesome murder of Miss Deborah for alleged blasphemy,” Gary Unamadu, the Co-ordinating Chairman of NIDO-WW, said in his official reaction to the incident which took place on 12 …

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Safer surgical care in Africa by 2030 — Health Ministers pledge

Under the patronage of His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, who is also the current Chairman of the African Union, medical experts and health ministers gather for Breakthrough Symposium in DakarFollowing a three-day International Symposium bringing together medical experts from 29 African countries, Ministers of Health from around the continent converged in an historic moment to …

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Showcasing Cameroon as an attractive investment destination of choice

An international law firm is promoting Cameroon as a country offering very lucrative investment opportunities. Centurion Law Group has announced the publication of its Cameroon Africa investment Guide, showcasing a land of “a diverse population of young and old contributing to their investment opportunities and business environment”. “With one of the most urbanized populations in Western Africa, Cameroon shares a …

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Why Kenyan actress was named Goodwill Ambassador of African Summit

Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar-winning Kenyan actress, star of the movie “Black Panther” and its upcoming sequel “Wakanda Forever” has been named a Goodwill Ambassador of the 9th edition of the Africities Summit is scheduled to take place on 17 to 21 May 2022 in Kisumu, Kenya. Organized every 3 years over a 5-day period, alternately in the different regions of Africa, …

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