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Chancellor Olaf Scholz presents awards to African scientists in Berlin

Chancellor Olaf Scholz presented the German Africa Award to bioinformatician Prof. Tulio de Oliveira of Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and virologist Dr. Sikhulile Moyo of the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership at the Allianz Forum in Berlin on Friday evening, 25 November 2022. The award not only recognises the personal achievements of Prof. de Oliveira and Dr. Moyo, who have …

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Make Health a Political Choice — WHO chief

The World Health Summit (WHS) took place recently in Berlin, Germany. Held between 16-18 October, 2022, it brought together people from Academia, Business and Government from over 140 countries to outline a road map for improving global health. Our Contributing Editor, Dr Michael Nnaji* attended the event and reports. The Word Health Summit, which has just concluded in Berlin, Germany, …

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GPAD: Conference on Africa to hold in Berlin

The COVID-19 pandemic had already dampened the steady economic upswing in Africa. Then came the war in Ukraine, which has led to sharp increases in food and energy prices, imposing severe challenges on African countries as the living conditions of the people worsen across the continent. At the same time, EU’s efforts to partner with African countries have increased significantly …

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Nigerian doctor takes over World Medical Association as president

A Nigerian physician, Osahon Enabulele, has assumed office as president of the World Medical Association (WMA), a global association of physicians. Enabulele, a Consultant in Family Medicine at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo State, was sworn in as the 73rd President of the WMA for 2022 to 2023 on Friday (7 October), at the Annual General Assembly of …

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Germany: Every third foreign student stays on after their studies

More than one third of students from non-EU countries who began studying in Germany between 2006 and 2011 are still living in Germany ten years later, which means that they have stayed on after completing their studies, the Federal Statistical Office announced in Wiesbaden on Wednesday. Around 184,200 international students received a residence title for the purposes of studying in …

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Germany’s biggest business start-up fair holds in Berlin

Do you want to start a business, grow or revitalise your existing company and need inspiration, advice and funds? The German Founders and Entrepreneurs Days (Die Deutschen Gründer- und Unternehmertage or deGUT), holding in Berlin on 14-15 October, is the place to be. In addition to a comprehensive, free seminar and workshop program, the fair offers information on all start-up …

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Are you a global-minded person between the age of 18-30?

LEAD AFRICA INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY 2022 – A capacity development program for young Africans and people of African descent from around the world A week-long training program aimed at bringing together 15 – 30 emerging leaders to develop skills for combating challenges inhibiting development in Africa and African Diaspora. The program’s objective is to develop the theory and practice of Sustainable …

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Ghana embarks on investment roadshow in Germany

ANNOUNCEMENT As part of efforts to increase the inflow of Foreign Direct Investments and Diaspora Investment to Ghana, the Diaspora Investment Desk of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre is organizing a 4- city investment roadshow in Germany. Scheduled from October 3rd to October 13th, 2022, the roadshow held in collaboration with the Ghana Embassy in Germany will consist of high-level …

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Germany: African Youth Education Awards marks 10th anniversary

The African Youth Education (AYE) Awards holds its annual award ceremony at the premises of the IHK in Hamburg on Saturday, 22 October 2022. The youth empowerment initiative, which promotes educational achievement in the African community in Germany, marks its 10th anniversary this year. The scheme was initiated in 2011 to act against the observed low educational attainment level of …

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Fashion: Nigerian brand sets standards for Africa

Lagos-based Africana Couture with the opening of its new classy outlet in Abidjan has made a significant statement of intent of taking the lead in the propagation of African fashion on a global scale The merry sound of clinking glasses, hearty laughter and afrobeats music permeated the cool September evening at Rue Marconi Zone 4, a posh business district in …

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Ethiopian to power new Nigerian national airline

Nigeria has announced that Ethiopian Airlines would be its major partner, with forty-nine percent share-holding, for the Nigeria Air project. The country’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja where he revealed that the national carrier was well on its way to being launched with three Boeing 737-800 that will shuttle between Abuja and Lagos. …

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David Alaba supports SDGs in Nigeria, builds sanitary facility

A modern toilet facility in the town of Ogere Remo in Ogun State, Nigeria, was opened with fanfare on Thursday. The facility, which serves a community market, is a gift from the Austrian football star David Alaba to support Nigeria’s efforts to attain the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 15.3 million-Naira project was commissioned by the Federal Minster of …

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Africa’s fintech, crypto players gather in Accra

400 Fintech & Crypto Industry Leaders From Across Africa to Convene in the Ghanaian capital city at the Africa Money and DeFi Summit on 27-28 September —– As the rapid growth of fintech continues and the birth of decentralised finance (DeFi) grows across Africa, leading fintech’s, investors, crypto platforms, ventures and digital finance stakeholders will connect at the Africa Money …

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Gates Foundation optimistic about SDGs despite setbacks

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates call on leaders to keep commitments to world’s poorest and invest in innovation, ingenuity to continue saving millions of lives. Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Report Says Progress Still Possible Despite Setbacks to Global Goals The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday released its sixth annual Goalkeepers Report, noting that nearly every indicator of the …

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Sociologist seeks support for organic farming project in Togo

Tomfei Kougnon, a young sociologist who trained in biodynamic agriculture in Switzerland, is appealing for support to realise his dream of an organic farming project in his home country, Togo. Organic farming is an agricultural system that uses fertilizers of organic origin such as compost manure, green manure and bone meal, and places emphasis on techniques such as crop rotation …

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How Exchange Rates Work and How to Get the Best One 

Exchange rates crucially impact the trade and economic performance of a country and often, they indirectly influence many different areas of your day-to-day life, from the cost of your groceries at the local market, to the cost of fuel, job opportunities and even the value of the money you remit.  To help you get a good deal on your next …

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Germany: Céphas Bansah crowned Golden Winemaker with glamour

His Royal Highness Céphas Kosi Olatidoye Bansah was recently crowned the Golden Winemaker 2022 in the city of Bad Dürkheim, the heartland of the wine-producing region of southwest Germany. The 74-year-old Ghanaian, who is the Togbe Ngoryifia of the Hohoe Gbi Traditional Area, Volta Region, was bestowed with the prestigious honour at a festive reception in the large council hall …

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