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AfDB hosts first ever ‘Africa Day’ at Law, Justice and Development Week 2013

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Participants in Africa Day explored how law and justice can help translate voice, social contract and accountability into development impact in Africa The African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org), in conjunction with the World Bank Group, hosted the first ever ‘Africa Day’ on Wednesday, November 20, during Law, Justice and Development (LJD) Week 2013. LJD Week is organized each year to ...

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World Bank funding to boost drinking water supply in Bamako

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The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved an International Development Association (IDA)* credit of US$80 million to boost water supply for Bamako and improve access and quality of service in the capital city. “The Kabala Project is fully aligned with the Bank’s Interim Strategy Note (ISN) for Mali covering the period 2014-15, which defines the short-term reengagement strategy ...

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ECOWAS to deploy humanitarian support team to Mali

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ECOWAS is to deploy twenty (20) members of its Emergency Response Team (EERT) to Mali within the framework of a regional Humanitarian Assistance for the country which exiting political and security crises. Four of the ECOWAS EERT members being deployed will be seconded to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR to support its voluntary repatriation and reintegration programme in Mali. The ...

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Five inspirational organisations from Malawi, Mali, Kenya, Bangladesh and Colombia recognised by GSK and Save the Children

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Winners of $1 million award to support lifesaving innovations announced –    First initiative to be delivered in partnership between GSK and Save the Children that aims to save a million children’s lives. A simple low-cost device that helps newborn babies to breathe and has the potential to transform the life chances for thousands of African babies has been awarded the highest ...

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DHL helps protect Africa’s endangered leopards

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NGO Panthera signs agreement with DHL Express to ship and distribute faux leopard skins to South Africa for use in traditional Shembe ceremonial practices DHL (http://www.dhl.com), the world’s leading logistics company, has entered into an agreement with Panthera (https://www.panthera.org), the world’s leading big-cat conservation organization, to ship faux leopard furs to Africa to help protect this endangered species whose fur ...

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Samsung Solar Powered Health Centre takes diabetes care to Mogalakwena

Community members waiting to be screened by a doctor at the Samsung Solar Powered Health Centre in Mokopane

Samsung Electronics Africa’s innovative new Solar Powered Health Centre boosted the recent Mokopane  community wellness day by providing free diabetes testing and counselling. Samsung Electronics Africa’s innovative new Solar Powered Health Centre went on the road again this month, delivering free diabetes testing and counselling at the Folang Medical Centre’s Folang Trust Wellness Day, at Mogalakwena in Mokopane (Limpopo Province). ...

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Invest to Save: Meeting of Ministers of Health and Finance on domestic financing for health

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A high-level political meeting on increased domestic funding for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, in Addis Ababa met on November 11-12, 2013 The African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) will convene a high-level political meeting on increased domestic funding for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, ...

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New Campaign Highlights Positive Contributions of Migrants in South Africa

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IOM concluded a two-day workshop in Juba, South Sudan on Friday, which brought together government officials from the Ministries of Health, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development and Education, as well as international experts and other stakeholders to develop an action plan for engaging the country’s diaspora. The workshop is part of IOM’s Enhancing ...

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New Campaign Highlights Positive Contributions of Migrants in South Africa

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IOM concluded a two-day workshop in Juba, South Sudan on Friday, which brought together government officials from the Ministries of Health, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development and Education, as well as international experts and other stakeholders to develop an action plan for engaging the country’s diaspora. The workshop is part of IOM’s Enhancing ...

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AfDB to Cooperate with South Sudan in Water Sector

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The USD 5.4 million grant will benefit some 170,000 people living in those 11 towns The African Development Bank Group (http://www.afdb.org) has approved a grant for an assessment study of a water supply and sanitation program for 11 small and medium-sized towns in South Sudan. The USD 5.4 million grant, extended from the Fragile States Facility, will benefit some 170,000 ...

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