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In Somalia, Deputy UN chief encourages progress on women’s political participation, and peaceful elections

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, visited Somalia on Sunday, to express her solidarity with Somali women’s calls for full and equal participation in political life, and the support of the international community for timely, inclusive, peaceful and credible elections. NEW YORK, USA, September 13, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-In her various meetings in …

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Protecting education, means ‘we protect the future’: UN chief

The global community needs to say with one voice that “attacks on schools must stop”, the UN chief urged a virtual event on Thursday commemorating the International Day to Protect Education from Attack.   NEW YORK, USA, September 10, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-“Schools must be places of learning, safety and peace”, he said, lauding education as not only providing knowledge and skills but also transforming lives and driving development for people, communities and …

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Mastercard and Paycode Partner to Increase Access to Financial Services and Government Assistance for Remote Communities Across Africa

Mastercard’s Community Pass platform will be added to Paycode’s biometric identity and offline payments solution to unlock services for the underserved and unbanked in Africa   Partnership enables offline real-time functionality for effective government disbursements and access to digital financial services in remote communities JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 9 September 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- An estimated 57 percent of the population …

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Meningitis outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo: WHO

A deadly outbreak of meningitis has been declared in a northeastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the World Health Organization (WHO) have been supporting health authorities to deploy an initial emergency response team.  NEW YORK, USA, September 09, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-More than 260 suspected cases and 129 deaths have been reported in Tshopo Province; a high case fatality …

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Appointment of Mr. Solomon Mugera as Director, Communication and External Relations

The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Solomon Mugera as Director, Communication and External Relations, effective 1 October 2021. ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, September 08, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Mr. Mugera, a Kenyan national, brings extensive experience to this role. He is a seasoned journalist and media manager with over 20 …

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‘Unprecedented funding gap’ for 7 million facing hunger in Ethiopia: WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is facing an unprecedented funding gap of $426 million for its operation in Ethiopia, as the UN agency ramps up delivery to meet the needs of up to 12 million people this year.  NEW YORK, USA, September 07, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-This month, WFP started delivering emergency assistance to communities in regions bordering war-torn Tigray. So far, the conflict has forced 300,000 people from their homes and 1.7 million into the nextdoor provinces of Afar …

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Guinea: Coup leaders must protect the rights of all population

Following yesterday’s military coup in Guinea, in which soldiers from the National Committee for Reconciliation and Development (CNRD) seized power and detained President Alpha Condé, Amnesty International’s West and Central Africa Director Samira Daoud said: LONDON, United Kingdom, September 06, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-“We call on CNRD leaders to protect and guarantee the human rights …

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Texila scholarships renew hopes for deserving students

The pandemic has left a mark in everyone’s lives, and the student community has seen one of the most massive disruptions, with educational institutions switching to online platforms to ensure continuity in learning.  Along with this, students are struggling to meet educational expenses – a problem that some colleges are resolving through scholarships. Among the …

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Sale of a Seized Beach House Funds Covid-19 Vaccine Drive in Equatorial Guinea

Corruption Settlement Returns Looted Funds to the Public They Were Stolen From NEW YORK, USA, September 02, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-A decade-long scandal involving Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue, the eldest son of Equatorial Guinea’s president, may actually have a happy ending for the people of the country whose resources have been looted. The United States …

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Could tech ‘lions’ prowling Silicon Savannah hold key to East Africa’s post-pandemic recovery?

By Hardeep Sound, Regional Sales Director: East Africa at SAP As East Africa recovers from the social and economic impact of the pandemic, could the region’s vibrant tech start-up ecosystem be a catalyst for accelerated growth? Following a year of constrained growth – East Africa saw only meagre growth of 0.9% in 2020, compared to …

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