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The Kerry Group’s acquisition of East Africa’s Afribon set to bring heathy and tasty food to consumers

NAIROBI, Kenya, 6 December 2021- /African Media Agency (AMA) /- The Kerry Group has expanded its footprint in Africa following its acquisition of Rwanda-based Afribon. This transaction further enhances Kerry’s focus as a leading business to business ingredient solutions provider for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets.  Launched in 2012, Afribon is specialised in the …

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Somalia: Security Council adopts resolution to keep pirates at bay

The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to combat the continuing threat of piracy off the coast of Somalia, as shipping and protection measures to keep vessels safe, have returned to levels not seen since before the COVID-19 pandemic. NEW YORK, USA, December 06, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The Secretary-General’s latest report on the situation in …

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Ford Foundation and Open Society Initiative for West Africa Launch New Fund to End Sexual Violence in West Africa

With $3.75 million in seed funding, Kasa! hopes to raise $10 million in total to support sexual violence survivors and feminist and women’s rights organisations over the next five years  LAGOS, Nigeria, December 3, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Today, the Ford Foundation and Open Society Initiative for West Africa, announced their commitment of $3.75 million to launch Kasa!Ending Sexual Violencein West Africa, a …

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Violence in Cameroon, impacting over 700,000 children shut out of school

Over 700,000 children have been impacted by school closures due to often brutal violence in Cameroon, according to an analysis released by the UN humanitarian arm, OCHA, on Thursday.  NEW YORK, USA, December 3, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Two out of three schools are closed in the North-West and South-West regions of the country. On 24 November, four children and one teacher were killed in an attack in Ekondo Titi, in the South-West.  Lockdown  …

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Burkina Faso facing ‘multitude of challenges’ – human rights chief Bachelet

Concluding a four-day to visit Burkina Faso, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday that the country faces “a multitude of challenges with severe impacts on a wide range of human rights of its people”. NEW YORK, USA, December 2, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-She noted the landlocked West African nation faced the on-going threat …

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Series of appalling deadly attacks on displaced people in DR Congo

The UN refugee Agency, UNHCR, is “appalled by a series of deadly attacks” on displaced people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the agency’s spokesperson told journalists on Tuesday in Geneva. NEW YORK, USA, December 1, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-In the latest incident carried out by armed groups, UNHCR spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov cited local authorities …

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Prime Business Africa’s SEEDS 5, Set To Address AfCFTA Opportunities For Startups

ANAMBRA STATE, Nigeria, November 30, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-In its quest to contribute to economic development in society, Prime Business Africa (PBA), an independent multimedia organisation, is set to organize the fifth edition of its monthly webinar on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, this time, focusing on the risks and opportunities inherent in the African Continental …

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Vestergaard-Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIR) celebrate 10 years of partnership in the fight against malaria

ACCRA, Ghana, 30th November 2021 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Vestergaard and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) on 30 November celebrated the 10th anniversary of their highly respected Vestergaard-NMIMR Vector Labs (VNVL), also known as the Vestergaard-Noguchi Vector Labs (VNVL), in Accra, Ghana.  Through research collaborations, VNVL have become vital to insecticide monitoring …

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NSSF Innovation Strengthens Social support to Kenyans

NAIROBI, Kenya, 30th November, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The events of the past eighteen months have cast a spotlight on the ability of states to support vulnerable citizens during times of crisis.  In Kenya, the official state agency responsible for social security chose SAP to support its growth, enable the expansion of its services to a …

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Omicron COVID variant underlines need for global ‘pandemic treaty’

The emergence of the threatening new Omicron variant shows how important it is for the world to end the current “cycle of panic and neglect” over the COVID-19 pandemic, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday. NEW YORK, USA, November 30, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, was addressing the start of a …

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