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The meeting and urged Member States to put in place National Preparedness and Response Plans and encouraged preventive measures
Robust collaboration would help improve business climate, says VP. - To further improve the country's business climate, there will now be a direct connection between the anti-corruption agenda of the Buhari administration and the reform efforts of the Federal Government, in a bid to secure the reforms through criminal investigation and prosecution of public complaints.
SWITZERLAND: As a result of the increased spread of the coronavirus, (COVID-19) the Swiss government has declared a state of emergency “extraordinary situation” and taken extraordinary measures to counter the spread of the virus across the country.
EGYPT: The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat recently met with the heads of the four telecommunication operators, operating in the Egyptian ICT sector to discuss launching initiatives for supporting education, as school and university have been suspended as a precautionary measure taken by the government to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
UGANDA: President Yoweri Museveni has called on the people of Nakasongola who include the Baruli and migrants from other parts of the country, to live in harmony and peacefully and stop fighting and killing each other over land.
One word to describe Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo’s state visit to Switzerland is “HISTORIC.” Prior to his, only two other Sub Saharan leaders had made similar visits and those date back to more than six decades. Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile Selassie was there in 1954 and two years later in 1956, Liberia’s President William Tubman made his own visit.
ETHIOPIA Today, (08 March, 2020) the African Union Commission joins the global community to celebrate and honour African women for their contributions in the development and well-being of this beautiful continent.
It was a visit with a difference. A two-day state visit (February 28-29). The first in more than six decades paid by a Sub-Saharan African leader. The invitation to Ghana’s President Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo is a result of the longstanding cordial relations between Ghana and Switzerland.
Many of the continent’s top decision-makers to converge at Kigali Summit
SOUTH AFRICA: The African Business leaders will meet in Kigali, Rwanda on 4 to 5 June 2020 to look for to some of the continent’s most challenging social issues at the Africa Shared Value Leadership Summit.
If not for Dangote’s magnanimity and his commitment to empower local manufacturers, the ANAMMCO plant would have remained perpetually moribund.
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana is expected in Bern, Switzerland, on a two-day State Visit at the invitation of Swiss Federal Council in recognition of the excellent long-standing relations between the two countries. The last time Switzerland received a head of state from a Sub-Saharan country was sixty years ago.
LXE408 is a first-in-class compound, discovered at Novartis with financial support from the Wellcome Trust. Within the scope of the agreement, Novartis is responsible for completing Phase I clinical trials. In addition, it will drive pharmaceutical development and regulatory submissions. Upon approval, Novartis has committed to distributing the drug on an affordable basis worldwide with a focus on maximizing access in endemic countries.
KENYA: Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) in partnership with Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) hosted a roundtable discussion with Kenyan and U.S. business leaders and government officials to explore how the private sector can support this bilateral effort and take full advantage of investment and trade opportunities that will arise from a Kenya-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.
NIGERIA: In its plan to establish Special Agro-Industrial Zones (SAPZs) the Nigeria’s government in collaboration with the African Development Bank held a workshop in Abuja from 17 to 18 February to address the categorization and location of the SAPZs.
Why were two killings on June 5, 1977, the day of France-Albert René’s coup d’Etat, not investigated and prosecuted? And why did the families never receive compensation from the national Fund? On February 14, the Seychelles Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission sought clarification from the country’s Attorney General, Frank Ally. And many mysteries remain.
UAE: The winners of the 2019 Discovery Week Nigeria raffle that took place in October 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria, were recently announced by Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA). The raffle ticket provided a chance for participants to win a trip to the exciting city of Dubai, a Canon camera, or a Canon printer.
Of all the countries surveyed, Kenyans (75%) and South Africans (74%) were the most concerned about the risk of cyber crime
(Ecofin Agency) - The Kingdom of Sweden confirms it will help Angola accelerate its economic growth through the use of information and communications technologies.
In addition to our weekly brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help member states, Africa CDC has begun to share a weekly brief detailing the latest changes in scientific knowledge and public health policy changes, as well as updates to the latest guidance from WHO and others.
NIGERIA: Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP.Africa), an Africa’s media groups is unifying its assets across the continent to form one integrated media company under the name Pulse.
TOGO: Ecobank Group, the pan-African banking group, is inviting African fintech entrepreneurs to enter the 3rd edition of the Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The Fintech Challenge gives African start-ups the opportunity to promote their fintech solutions, and potentially partner with Ecobank to roll-out their solutions across Ecobank’s 33 markets in Africa as well as France.
(Ecofin Agency) Ivan G. Brown, the Director-General of the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), has recently -signed the country's Act of Accession to the Memorandum of Understanding on Basic Principles for the Implementation of Free-Roaming as part of the ECOWAS Roaming Reduction Initiative. This was in Conakry, at the premises of the Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Arpt) of Guinea, which currently coordinates the free-roaming initiative in the region.
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday slammed remarks made by South Africa's last apartheid-era leader, F.W. De Klerk, saying it was "treasonous" to deny race segregation was a crime against humanity.
(Ecofin Agency) - The UN Economic Commission for Africa announced the launch, in partnership with Standard Bank, of a new fund created to further empower women across the continent. The partnership deal was signed February 9 in Addis Ababa during the AU 33rd ordinary session.
(Ecofin Agency) - US satellite operator Viasat is exploring expansion opportunities in Nigeria. A delegation of the company was received in audience on 10 February 2020 by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in Abuja. This is the second meeting, after the one held on 4 March 2019, that the company is holding in Nigeria as part of its plans to open up to the world market.