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Merck Foundation is making history in many African countries

Merck Foundation and Uganda Ministry of Health together empower childless women through “Merck More Than a Mother’ community groups. Merck Foundation evaluates the economic and social impact of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ program on infertile women groups in Uganda KAMPALA, Uganda, February 19, 2018/ — Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), a …

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Commonwealth Africa Summit 2018: John Mahama, others to discuss unlocking Africa’s economic potential

The event will encourage dialogue on how to strategize and mobilise valuable African resources that are critical to shaping the continent’s emerging economies. LONDON, United Kingdom, February 20, 2018/ — Unlocking Africa’s economic potential by increasing trade, collaboration and philanthropy within the commonwealth will be at the forefront of conversations at …

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Gabon: serious breach of the rule of law

PARIS, France, 17 February 2018,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Today, armed men commandeered the SEEG – Société d’énergie et d’eau du Gabon, Gabon’s Energy and Water Company, acting on a decision of the Gabon’s Water and Energy Ministry. The Veolia Group strongly protests against this brutal action taken entirely contrary to the …

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ICC hosts launch of civil society forum to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute

More than 280 persons attended the event, including protagonists of the Rome Statute’s adoption, ICC officials, representatives of states, regional and international organizations, and civil society. THE HAGUE, Netherlands, February 16, 2018/ — On 15 February 2018, the International Criminal Court (ICC) (www.ICC-CPI.int) hosted the launch of the Coalition for the ICC’s …

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Stepping up a gear: Ecobank fintech boosts financial inclusion in Africa

The Africa Tech summit takes place on 14 and 15 February in Kigali, Rwanda. KIGALI, Rwanda, February 14, 2018/ — Fintech is boosting financial inclusion across Africa, according to Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com/group), the leading independent pan-African banking group, a pioneer in Africa’s digital transformation and the main sponsor of the 2018 Africa Tech summit …

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Africa’s young artists called to ‘Give art life’ and enter 2018 L’Atelier art competition

This inspiring theme of the 2018 competition reflects the idea that the prestigious L’Atelier gives African contemporary art, and the talent behind it, a platform to thrive. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 13, 2018/ — For thousands of artists across Africa whose creativity is their livelihood, art gives life. Now, the continent’s …

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E2 Invests R4.6-million in Maths Education

South African impact investor, E2 Investments (Pty) Ltd (“E2”) has just announced its investment of R4.6 million in Numeric, a non-profit social enterprise delivering after-school mathematics to thousands of learners in South African primary schools. E2’s investment will go towards sponsoring classrooms, building capacity within the organisation, as well as their …

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