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How four industries cause 2.7 million deaths in Europe every year — WHO

New WHO report highlights how big industry fuels chronic diseases, obstructs health policy and targets vulnerable people A pioneering report from the WHO Regional Office for Europe spells out clearly how specific powerful industries are driving ill-health and premature mortality across Europe and central Asia, including through interfering in and influencing prevention and control efforts for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such …

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9th German-African Healthcare Forum holds in Frankfurt / Register Now!

ANNOUNCEMENT Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. together with the German Health Alliance cordially invite you to the: 9th German-African Healthcare Forum“Building Healthcare Resilience in Africa: Trends and Partnerships”on June 19, 2024, Hilton Frankfurt City Centre, Hochstrasse 4, 60313 Frankfurt am Main Sustainable healthcare is an essential prerequisite for a sustainable global future. This year’s Healthcare Forum aims to highlight this crucial issue. Many …

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Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit holds in London

ANNOUNCEMENT Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit and 2nd African Diaspora Direct Investment Summit in London as a VIP Guest. For over ten years, we have consistently mobilised investments into Nigeria and Africa, and we are determined to attract new investments into Nigeria and Africa in general during this summit due to the economic and other issues in Africa and have …

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Company provides 10,000 solar home systems to refugees in Uganda

USD$3.4 million grant from Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) and Energizing Development (EnDev) will subsidize the cost of each unit for households in refugee camps and surrounding host communities  SAN FRANCISCO, CA., AND NAIROBI, KENYA – Wednesday 15 May 2024 – d.light, the global provider of transformational household products and affordable finance for low-income households, is providing 10,000 subsidized solar home …

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Efforts to scale more sustainable cotton production in Africa launched

30 April, Geneva – Better Cotton, the world’s largest cotton sustainability initiative, is to conduct sustainability mapping and assessments in West and Central Africa to enhance its understanding of the needs of smallholder farmers in the region and identify context-specific interventions. Funded by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), these assessments will inform ways in which targeted support can aid the production of more …

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Companies overlooking potential of African cloud ecosystem, says DAI Magister

The African cloud ecosystem represents untapped potential of nearly $1bn, with only 17% of 6,000 companies, with over 250 employees, fully on the cloud. Despite the growing demand for cloud services, both African startups and global cloud orchestration firms are not capitalising on this opportunity. There is a vast gulf in the rate of cloud adoption between emerging and mature …

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Funding boost of $36.5m to help eliminate blinding disease in Africa

Plans to eliminate the blinding disease trachoma from 16 African countries have been boosted with $36.5m (about €34.24) in new funding. Twelve of the countries supported through the Accelerate programme, led by the non-profit Sightsavers, hope to eliminate trachoma by 2027 and three will make significant progress towards this goal in that time.  Trachoma begins as a bacterial infection, with symptoms similar …

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Diaspora investment crucial to Nigeria’s economic rosperity — Dabiri-Erewa

Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM), has reiterated that Nigeria’s economic prosperity could be galvanised through a structured Diaspora Investment. The NIDCOM chief emphasized this at a strategic meeting with the investment group Optiva Capital Partners, a wealth management firm specializing in investment immigration, investment advisory and insurance services, in Abuja on Wednesday. She added that collaboration …

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Global Startup Awards Africa 2024 is Open

The Global Startup Awards Africa (GSA Africa) 2024 is now accepting entries. This initiative empowers African innovators, startups, and ecosystem enablers to showcase solutions to global challenges. GSA Africa 2024 aligns with the UN SDGs and offers categories like GreenTech, HealthTech, and Women in Tech. Cape Town, 5th March 2024 – Calling all African innovators, startups and ecosystem enablers dedicated …

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Germany: Alfajiri hosts meeting on AI’s potential for African businesses

Leading African business networking group in Germany to hold what it describes as a transformative meeting on the opportunities of artificial intelligence for BIPOC small and medium businesses Eschborn, Germany – March 15, 2024 – Alfajiri Business Networking is pleased to announce its upcoming meeting scheduled for 20 April 2024, from 08:30 to 10:30 hours at the renowned Nairobi Restaurant …

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International solar company secures funding for off-grid expansion in Nigeria

A new financing facility provided by the Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund (NIDF) will open up access to affordable clean energy in Nigeria Wednesday 21 February 2024 – d.light, the global provider of transformational household products and affordable finance for low-income households, and Chapel Hill Denham, the largest alternatives asset manager in Nigeria, today announced the closing of a landmark USD$7.4 million (N10 …

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Election postponement in Senegal causes uncertainty among German investors

German companies are unsettled by the postponement of Senegal’s presidential election, originally scheduled for 25 February but which has now been shifted to 15 December. The unprecedented move has called into question the West African country’s reputation for democratic stability in a region beset by military coups. “The postponement of the elections in Senegal – and this shortly after the …

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Italy announces €5.5 billion support plan for Africa

At the Italy-Africa Summit, Rome promotes its plan to create jobs and opportunity in Africa and discourage its young people from making dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean Sea. Africa demands action instead of empty promises. Italy, which has just assumed the Presidency of the G7, has unveiled a €5.5 billion plan to support African development, which it hopes will stem …

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Helmsley pledge $2.19 million to help end blinding disease in Zambia

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has joined Sightsavers in the global fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), with a grant of US$2.19 million to help eliminate the blinding disease in Zambia. The funding was announced at the Reaching the Last Mile Forum in Dubai where a total of $777m US dollars were pledged to help fight the 21 conditions classed …

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Germany: TANG celebrates anniversary, honours outstanding personalities

The bitter cold did not discourage the more than 100 guests from all parts of Germany from converging on Saturday 2 December in the prestigious Robert-Havemann-Hall in Rathaus Mitte in Berlin. They have come to honour The African Network of Germany e.V. (TANG), which celebrated its 10th anniversary with fanfare. TANG is the umbrella group for more than 900 African …

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Nigeria, Germany sign agreement to improve electricity supply

President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Friday evening in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, witnessed the signing of an accelerated performance agreement aimed at expediting the implementation of the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) to improve electricity supply in Nigeria. The agreement, consummated on the sidelines of the COP28 climate summit, was signed by Mr Kenny Anuwe, …

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Germany offers Africa “reliable partnership”

Germany is offering itself to African countries as a long-term and reliable economic partner. That is the message of Berlin at the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) Conference in the German capital city this week. “Africa is our partner of choice when it comes to intensifying our economic relations and taking the common path to a climate-neutral future,” said Chancellor …

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Nigerian leader seeks German investment in critical sectors

President Bola Tinubu has called for German investment in critical sectors of the Nigerian economy such as power and rail transportation. Tinubu made the call at a meeting with German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, on the sidelines of the G20 Compact with Africa Economic Conference, on Monday in Berlin. The president said that German investment was needed in critical growth-enabling industries …

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