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The African Union Commission celebrates the 21st Africa Industrialization Day


The African Union Commission (AUC) celebrated the 21st Africa Industrialization Day in Cairo, Egypt under the theme: “Developing SMEs for Poverty eradication and Job creation for Women and Youth”. The celebration was organized by the Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Economic Commission …

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Foreign Aid Impact on Africa’s Development Speech

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Foreign aid impact on Africa’s development, speech delivered by Jon Benjamin at Tedx Accra. Whether foreign aid works has been polarized between the “Oh yes it does” camp and those who respond “Oh no it doesn’t.” That’s too simplistic a juxtaposition. Some might say that the fact that we are still asking this most basic question about aid over 60 …

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Factsheet on Pan-African Action Plan projects


The European Commission has announced nearly €150 million for nine projects to support governance and human rights, as well as innovation and learning throughout the African continent. The following projects were announced on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November 2015, as part of the ‘Pan-African Action Plan’, which will specifically target women and …

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SA: Beating disability with courage


By Gabi Khumalo – Every morning, Bele Netshiheni would wake up with a smile, looking foward to playing with and sharing stories with her learners in one of the primary schools in Thohoyandou, where she worked as a teacher. On weekends, she would go out with her friends and spend quality time with her two children. Everything seemed normal. …

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Announcing the Partnership Between Afrika Tikkun USA and Shea Yeleen – a Collaboration Designed to Support Sub-Saharan African Communities

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(– Afrika Tikkun USA and Shea Yeleen are excited to announce their collaborative relationship, designed to support Afrika Tikkun’s Cradle to Career holistic development model in South Africa. Shea Yeleen’s shea butter-based skin care products create living wage opportunities for women shea producers in Northern Ghana. Effective immediately, Shea Yeleen is committed to donating 5% of net sales using the …

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USAID and Partners Announce Winners of Agriculture Innovation Competition


Innovators that address global climate change, gender equity, and agriculture’s need for clean energy receive up to $2 million in funding and acceleration support. Today, Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development announced 13 new finalists for the development and expansion of game-changing, clean-energy technologies that will enable farmers and agribusinesses to increase food production and the value of …

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World Prematurity Day 2015

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World prematurity Day which is commemorated today is a key moment to generate global attention on the leading cause of deaths of children under 5. Globally complications from preterm birth accounted for more than 1 million child deaths in 2015. World Prematurity Day offers an opportunity to focus on cost-effective solutions for prevention and care of preterm births, but also …

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Philips introduces new diagnostic device to help prevent childhood pneumonia deaths in low-resource countries


On the occasion of World Pneumonia Day (, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) ( today announced the upcoming release of a Children’s Automated Respiration Monitor, aimed to help improve the diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia in low-resource countries, potentially preventing many of the 935,000 childhood deaths caused by pneumonia each year(2). The Children’s Automated Respiration Monitor has the potential …

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Improving aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa


The Aid & International Development Forum Africa Summit 2016 will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. More than 250 senior representatives and advisors from regional governments, UN agencies, international and regional NGOs, CBOs, investors and donors, research institutes and the private sector are going to meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the Aid & International Development Forum Africa Summit 2016 …

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Tanzania: Arrow Electronics Collaborates with Nonprofit “Close the Gap” to Help Bridge the Digital Divide in Africa

Children from the Tuleeni Orphanage in Tanzania learn to use the new computers in their mobile classroom with help from Neema International founder and executive director Mandy Stein

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) and the nonprofit organizations Close the Gap and Hoops of Hope were profiled last night on the CBS program “Courage in Sports” for their efforts to turn used cargo containers into fully equipped digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa. “Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap have the …

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