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Sierra Leone donates $ 1 Million to AU Trust Fund on Mali

September 9, 2013 at 11:00

Sierra Leone’s Permanent Representative to the African Union, Ambassador Andrew Gbebay Bangali, handed over the cheque to the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Ramtane Lamamra, who received it […]

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DHL kicks off Global Volunteer Day 2013 in Africa

September 6, 2013 at 10:00

DHL (http://www.dhl.com), part of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading postal and logistics group, today kicked off its annual Global Volunteer Day (GVD) 2013 celebrations. Over the next 10 days, […]

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Mafalda Duarte, AfDB’s CIF coordinator

Democratic Republic of Congo gets $21.5 million green light to transform its vast forests

September 4, 2013 at 07:00

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has won approval of a $21.5 million grant from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) (http://www.afdb.org) to jump-start sustainable management of its critically important forest […]

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Norway Empowers African Legal Support Facility with US $4.9 Million

September 3, 2013 at 15:30

Norway is supporting the African Development Bank’s (http://www.afdb.org/en) African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) with a contribution of NOK 30 million (approximately US $4.9 million), as a core contribution towards the […]

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Hugh Sturrock, Wellcome Images

Anti-mosquito ‘invisibility’ patch set for Uganda trial

August 29, 2013 at 09:15

By Richa Malhotra – SciDev.Net A patch designed to make people ‘invisible’ to disease–transmitting mosquitoes may soon undergo field trials in Uganda. The Kite Patch is a small sticker for […]

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Merck Praziquantel Donation Program to Treat Schistosomiasis Starts in Sudan

August 28, 2013 at 10:45

•          Donation of six million tablets through the World Health Organization •          Around 15% of the Sudan’s population suffers from schistosomiasis Representatives of the German pharmaceutical, chemical and life science […]

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Bjoern Steinz / Panos

Smartphones could provide weather data in poor nations

August 26, 2013 at 11:00

By Laura García – SciDev.Net Smartphones can now be used to collect weather data such as air temperatures through WeatherSignal, a crowdsourcing app developed by UK start-up OpenSignal. This helps […]

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AMISOM opens training on improving understanding and compliance with International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights (HR) for the Somali National Army Officers

August 22, 2013 at 11:30

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has today opened a four-day training workshop on improving understanding and compliance with International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights (HR) for thirty-two […]

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Ten Million SASSA MasterCard Cards Issued to South African Social Grant Beneficiaries

Ten Million SASSA MasterCard Cards Issued to South African Social Grant Beneficiaries

August 21, 2013 at 09:12

Electronic programme helps government minimise fraud, reduce costs, and extend financial inclusion to millions To tweet this news, copy and paste #MasterCard and #sassagrants celebrate the issuing of 10 million […]

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BIC has handed over 1,2 million pens to needy children at 1369 schools across the country

SA: BIC Moves ‘Write’ into the Future with 1.2 million Pen Donation

August 20, 2013 at 08:00

My BIC, My Future My Dream, My Pen BIC is my choice And that gives me joy With BIC I can Be big, with big we can Be a BIC […]

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