Innovation Prize for Africa- Nigeria’s Dr. Eddy Agbo Wins the Special Prize for Social impact


This year’s winners offer innovative responses to address malaria & HIV/AIDS, two of Africa’s greatest disease burdens. Ground-breaking healthcare solutions grab the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2016 total cash Awards of US$150 000. ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE FRONTIERS OF INNOVATION, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY ARE WINNERS… WE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN …

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AU Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security Commemorates the Day of the African Child, with the Refugee Community in Gambella, Ethiopia


The African Union (AU) Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), H.E. Mme Bineta Diop, joined the refugee community at the Jewi Refugee Camp in Gambella, Ethiopia, to commemorate the twenty-sixth (26th) edition of the Day of the African Child, under the theme, “Conflict and Crisis in Africa: Protecting all Children’s Rights”, and to show support to refugees, trapped …

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Public Seminar on ‘Women’s Empowerment and Development: The Eritrean Experience’


INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA What: Public Seminar on ‘Women’s Empowerment and Development: The Eritrean Experience’ Who: African Union Commission (AUC), Permanent Mission of the State of Eritrea to the African Union and UN Economic Commission for Africa When: 20 June 2016 from 10:00-12:00noon Where: New Building, Small Conference Room 2 AUC Headquarters Expected Outcomes: The Seminar is expected …

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Planet Aid Celebrates Day of the African Child

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Planet Aid is today celebrating the International Day of the African Child. To celebrate the successes achieved thus far, Planet Aid shares the story of one of the thousands of African children that has benefited from its sustainable development projects. The Day of the African Child has been commemorated every year on June 16 since its inception in 1991. Planet …

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German Embassy supports ‘Save the Rhino Trust’ Namibia

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The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Christian-Matthias Schlaga, and Dr. Axel Hartmann, Chief Operations Officer of the ‘Save the Rhino Trust‘ Namibia, signed an agreement of financial assistance for the supply of a 56 kWh Solar Power System. The Federal Foreign Office supports the project through the German Embassy within the framework of its micro project fund …

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Reach for Change promotes innovative thinking to solve problems for children on the Day of the African Child

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In preparation for the Day of the African Child, Reach for Change Africa has launched an innovation contest that will empower one young African to solve a problem affecting children. The innovation contest will award $500 to a young person with an idea to improve the lives of children in his or her community. Using social media as a catalyst, …

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IOM Supports Drought-stricken Mozambique Community with Emergency Water Aid


Since October 2015, an El Niño-induced drought has affected the southern Africa region. In Mozambique, this has resulted in severe water shortages in the south and central provinces of the country, with a deterioration of the situation in the first quarter of 2016. In Maputo province alone, IOM estimates that over 5,300 families are facing difficulty gaining access to water …

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Nigeria Launches $1 Billion Ogoniland Clean-up and Restoration Programme


Government, communities and oil industry commit to implementing UNEP report recommendations. Nigerian Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, today set in motion a $1 billion clean-up and restoration programme of the Ogoniland region in the Niger Delta, announcing that financial and legislative frameworks had been put in place to begin implementing recommendations made by the United Nations …

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SA to mark International Children’s Day

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By – Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma is expected to lead the International Children’s Day celebrations at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, on Wednesday. President Zuma is expected to visit and open a media centre at the Kingdom Life Children’s Centre and later on in the day interact with the community at the stadium in Atteridgeville. International …

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New UK support to Ethiopia for flooding crisis

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UK supports the flood response in Ethiopia by providing emergency shelter for more than 150,000 people. The UK supports the flood response in Ethiopia with the arrival of the first of nine charter flights carrying emergency shelter for more than 150,000 people. Extensive rains have come at a time when Ethiopia has been experiencing its worst drought in 30 years, …

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