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World Bank Climate Change Plan

The World Bank Group today unveiled a new plan that calls for $16 billion in funding to help African people and countries adapt to climate change and build up the continent’s resilience to climate shocks. Titled Accelerating Climate-Resilient and Low-Carbon…

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UN launches mass nutrition screening in South Sudan

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) has stepped up its activities in South Sudan after the recently released Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)  revealed that nearly 237,000 children in the country are estimated…

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WHO’s Global tuberculosis report 2015

The fight against tuberculosis is paying off, with this year’s death rate nearly half of what it was in 1990. Nevertheless, 1.5 million people died from TB in 2014. Most of these deaths could have been prevented, according to WHO’s…

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AUC: New Trajectory for Education Science and Techology

The Meeting of Senior Experts of the First Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Education Science and Technology (EST) has begun at the AU Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Scores of participants including experts, Senior Education, Science and Technology Officials…

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Sage West Africa: Embracing the digital economy

Companies in Nigeria and the rest of the region who do not embrace the digital world will be at a serious disadvantage to their competitors West African enterprises that want to keep pace with a changing consumer, employee and business…

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UN calls for access to prevent famine in South Sudan

Three UN agencies today warned that extreme hunger is pushing people to the brink of a catastrophe in parts of South Sudan, as a new analysis found that 3.9 million people nationwide now face severe food insecurity. The United Nations…

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AUC Chair in London to promote African investment opportunities

The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has arrived in London to promote the investment opportunities in Africa available to the governments, financial and business investors of the United Kingdom and China. Dr. Dlamini Zuma will be…

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Seychelles takes part in climate change and defence conference

Ambassador Bernard Shamlaye represented Seychelles at the first international conference on climate change and defence held in Paris on 14 October, it was reported on 2oth October. Ambassador Shamlaye was representing President James Michel who holds the portfolio of Minister…

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UN responds to food insecurity in Southern Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are expanding their operations in response to growing food insecurity as a result of poor harvests across much of southern Africa, it…

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AU sign agreement to help neutralise Boko Haram group

The Commission of the African Union (AU) represented by Ambassador Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security, and the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), represented by its Secretary-General, Engineer Sanusi Imran Abdullahi, on 19th October, at the AU Headquarters, signed…

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