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December, 2017

November, 2017

  • 28 November

    AfDB Launches Youth Advisory Group to Create 25 Million Jobs

    The Jobs for Youth in Africa initiative aims at creating 25 million jobs and impacting 50 million youth over the next ten years by equipping them with the right skills to get decent and meaningful jobs. ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, November 28, 2017/ — The President of the African Development Bank Group …

  • 25 November

    17th Session of the Executive Committee of UCLG Africa in Grand-Bassam

    The official opening ceremony of the meeting will be chaired by His Excellency, Mr. Sidiki Diakité, Hon. Minister of Home Affairs of Ivory Coast. ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, November 22, 2017/ — UCLG Africa (http://AfriqueLocale.org) will hold the 17th session of its Executive Committee on November 24, 2017 at the Afriland Hotel, …

  • 24 November

    Dangote Cement stirs industrial revolution in Africa

    The new plant estimated at $300 million has potentials for about 1000 direct employment and thousands of several other indirect jobs LAGOS, Nigeria, November 23, 2017/ — Africa’s largest cement Company, Dangote Cement Plc (http://APO.af/mCqnZz) yesterday added fillip to the on-going efforts at economic emancipation of Africa when it formally …

  • 21 November

    Launch of the UCLG Africa Climate Task Force

    Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of UCLG Africa, stated the intention of the Task Force to bring together, within the same ecosystem, the various stakeholders working with climate issues RABAT, Morocco, November 20, 2017/ — The 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate …

  • 20 November

    Nurturing Young Entrepreneurs as the Next Generation of Hunger Fighters

    By Bunmi Oloruntoba DES MOINES, United States of America, November 18, 2017/ — Considered the “Nobel Prize of agriculture,” the World Food Prize is awarded each year for a specific and exceptionally significant contribution to the production or distribution of food. This year, the prize was awarded to Akinwumi Adesina, …

  • 15 November

    Novartis, ASCP and ACS join forces to fight cancer in Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania

    The objective is to provide patients with rapid cancer diagnostics and appropriate care. BASEL, Switzerland, November 15, 2017/ — First focus will be on Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. Cancer is on the rise in Africa, with more than 500,000 deaths annually. Novartis (www.Novartis.com), the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) (www.ASCP.org) …

  • 11 November

    Aliko Dangote Foundation joins global leaders to fight malnutrition – pledges US$100 million for Nigeria

    The Global Nutrition Report 2017 launched at the Summit, showed that despite progress, 155 million children globally are stunted and the world is off track on meeting internationally agreed nutrition targets. LAGOS, Nigeria, November 11, 2017/ — What problem can be found in every country in the world and affects one …

  • 11 November

    Profile: Get Familiar With FN Business Awards Nominee, Men’s Health Foundation

    Men’s Health Foundation Ghana is a social enterprise established to champion the course of Prostate Cancer in Ghana and abroad. The foundation has been nominated for the first edition of the FN Business Awards 2017. Men’s Health foundation Ghana is the national peak body of prostate cancer in Ghana. The …