AFRICA

New Head of the Catholic Church in Africa Elected

The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa, and Madagascar (SECAM), the association of Catholic Bishops of Africa, Madagascar, and the Islands, has elected His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Ghana as its new President. His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr is now the highest-ranking member of the Roman Catholic Church in Africa. The election took place in Accra, Ghana, on Saturday …

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Buhari praises Nigerians living abroad, pledges support

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the 17 million Nigerians in the diaspora for being worthy representatives of their home country and for their contributions to its development. Buhari made the commendation while declaring open the 2022 National Diaspora Day celebrations in Abuja on Monday. Buhari, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, described the event, organised …

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New handbook outlines how journalists can write about Africa beyond stereotypes

Narrative-change organization ‘Africa No Filter’ is challenging stereotypical news about Africa with its latest handbook, Why Change the Way We Write About Africa? A storyteller’s guide to reframing Africa. The handbook hopes to close the gap between mainstream and alternative stories of Africa by equipping journalists and storytellers with the tools to write about the continent beyond poverty, disease, poor …

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Germany, AU partner on Media Fellowship Programme

The African Union (AU) Information and Communication Directorate (ICD) in close partnership with GIZ (German Corporation for International Corporation) is implementing its first AU Media Fellowship programme within the framework of the AU-German Government initiative, the “Citizen Engagement and Innovative Data Use for Africa’s Development (DataCipation)”. The Fellowship Programme is one of the activities being undertaken by the AU in …

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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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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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