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November, 2017

  • 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 …

  • 7 November

    South Atlantic Cable System begins the deep-water installation

    First-of-its-kind cable connecting Africa and South America 75% complete. LUANDA, Angola, November 7, 2017/ — South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), the first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic is in the final stretch of its installation between Africa and South America. Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao), the company overseeing installation and the …

  • 7 November

    How African early-stage investors play a critical role in moving the continent forward

    The place to be on November 15-16 will be Workshop 17, right in the middle of Cape Town’s vibrant startup scene. CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 7, 2017/ — The 4th annual African Angel Investor Summit – #AAIS2017 (https://VC4A.com/aais2017) – is set to be the next meeting point for Africa’s early-stage investor community. The place …

  • 3 November

    Nigeria, ECOWAS, Major World Economies adopt Abuja Statement

    The Statement reaffirmed that trade and investment are inseparable and remain indispensable “twin engines” for economic growth, modernization and development of Africa MARRAKESH, Morocco, November 3, 2017/ — Nigeria, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), World Trade Organisation (WTO), Friends of Investment Facilitation for Development (FIFD) and participants at …

  • 2 November

    Boosting Infrastructure Investment by Addressing Governance Gaps

    Government, private sector, multilaterals, and development partners gather in Cape Town as this topic takes center stage globally. CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 2, 2017/ — Infrastructure is hard to get right—across the world. Up until now, policy makers focused on improving access to finance. Marking a significant shift, this week …

October, 2017

  • 24 October

    ECOWAS leaders to accelerate process for common currency by 2020

    The 4th meeting of the Presidential Taskforce on a common currency for the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) has taken place in Niamey, the capital of Niger, with the firm commitment towards the acceleration of the processes leading to the use of the single currency by 2020. The meeting was …

  • 24 October

    Group Lauds NLA’s decision to launch own monitoring platform

    The Concerned Voters’ Movement (CVM), says they fully support the National Lottery Authority (NLA) resolution to launch its own platform in November. As part of CVM demands to the Board and management of NLA, they have agreed to establish their own self-controlled, self-regulated, and self-monitor platform to maximized revenue generation …

  • 21 October

    Adesina to set up fund for young farmers, agripreneurs with US $250,000 World Food Prize money

    US Vice-President praises Laureate, pledges more collaboration on food security DES MOINES, United States of America, October 20, 2017/ — “I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.” With these words, the Governor of the State of …