The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy has appealed for international support for Madagascar’s plague response, at the end of an emergency visit to the Indian Ocean island nation. “We remain very concerned about this outbreak,” said Mr. Sy. “It is in many ways a multi-dimensional crisis that involves illness, fear,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ifrc-secretary-general-calls-for-global-support-for-plague-response-in-madagascar?lang=en

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began working with local authorities yesterday to tackle an outbreak of pneumonic plague in the port city of Tamatave on the east coast of Madagascar. MSF’s international medical personnel are supporting staff from the Malagasy Ministry of Health to provide treatment to patients currently hospitalized in the plague triage and treatment center,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/madagascar-msf-working-to-tackle-outbreak-of-plague?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 20 October 2017

Objectifs de developpement durable (ODD)

Le Gouvernement du Burkina Faso, en collaboration avec le Système des Nations Unies (SNU) au Burkina Faso, organise le vendredi 20 octobre 2017 à Laïco Hôtel, un atelier national de validation du profil ODD du Burkina Faso. L’objectif de l’atelier est de présenter le rapport du Profil ODD du pays et son ancrage avec le Plan National de Développement Economique et Social (PNDES), assurer… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/objectifs-de-developpement-durable-odd?lang=fr

The World Food Prize is a great motivation which puts the wind behind the sails of what the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) is doing with its development priorities − the [High 5s](http://www.afdb.org/high5s) (http://APO.af/6D641c) – especially [Feed Africa](https://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Generic-Documents/Feed_Africa-_Strategy_for_Agricultural_Transformation_in_Africa_2016-2025.pdf)… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/world-food-prize-laureate-says-recognition-motivates-him-to-accelerate-africas-agricultural-transformation?lang=en

Le Groupe Confortis International (www.Confortis.tg) en procédant au lancement des villas témoins du second pôle WellCity.O2 de la ville nouvelle a voulu concrétiser le thème 2017 de la Journée Mondiale de l’Habitat « Politiques du logement : des habitations abordables » afin de permettre à la classe moyenne africaine d’acquérir « un logement écologique et de qualité, à un prix compétitif… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-groupe-confortis-international-a-loccasion-de-la-journee-mondiale-de-lhabitat-le-02-octobre-dernier-a-procede-au-lancement-officiel-de-wellcityo2?lang=fr

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina has called for urgent action from stakeholders over the deepening crisis of global malnutrition. Adesina made the call as he joined key nutrition actors, private-sector representatives, policy-makers and thought leaders at the [2017 World Food Prize-Borlaug Dialogue Symposium](https://www.afdb.org/en/2017-world-food-prize-week/) (http://APO.af/EXgmf3)… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/adesina-calls-for-immediate-action-over-deepening-crisis-of-global-malnutrition?lang=en

Les organisations internationales qui luttent contre la faim dans le monde ont la possibilité d’empêcher une destruction massive des cultures en Afrique en stoppant la propagation du légionnaire d’automne, une larve de papillon qui ravage les cultures, ont prévenu trois des experts les plus reconnus au monde en matière d’agriculture, mercredi 18 octobre 2017, à Des Moines, aux Etats-Unis.… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/three-world-food-prize-laureates-call-for-global-action-to-save-african-crops?lang=fr

The House of Representatives and High Council of State’s Joint Drafting Committee resumed its sessions today to build on the progress achieved over the past week continue the finalization of the amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement. The session, facilitated by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Libya Dr. Ghassan, delved into addressing the remaining issues where there… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/note-to-the-correspondents-from-unsmils-spokesperson-on-the-joint-drafting-committee-meeting-thursday?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 19 October 2017

The Ghanaian Heat is on in Denmark

The new Ghanaian ambassador to Denmark, H.E. Amerley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa, is excited that Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark has chosen Ghana as the destination for her first official visit to Africa for 10 years. “This is the first royal visit to Ghana since HM Queen Elisabeth of UK visited Ghana in 1999,” she said at a premeeting in Denmark Wednesday for the representatives of some 40 Danish companies,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-ghanaian-heat-is-on-in-denmark?lang=en

Senior Minister of State (SMS), Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman attended the 17th Council of Ministers Meeting (COMM) of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) in Durban, South Africa on 18 October 2017. The 17th COMM reviewed the progress by IORA and discussed ways to enhance regional cooperation in the Indian Ocean Rim. The meeting also discussed… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/visit-by-senior-minister-of-state-ministry-of-defence-and-ministry-of-foreign-affairs-dr-mohamad-maliki-bin-osman-to-south-africa-17-to-19-october-2017?lang=en

On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has extended the country’s condolences to the Republic of Portugal following tragic fires ravaging parts of the country that have claimed the lives of many and destroyed property and land. This is especially sad coming so soon on the heels of the summer blaze four months ago that claimed 64 lives in one night. South… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-zuma-sends-condolences-to-portugal-following-tragic-fires?lang=en

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on O.R Tambo centenary celebrations chaired by Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe will hold a media briefing to provide status on the upcoming centenary celebration. Details are as follows:- Date: Friday, 20 October 2017 Time: 10h00 Venue: Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard Street, GCIS Head office, Hatfield Pretoria… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/state-of-readiness-media-briefing-for-the-or-tambo-centenary-celebrations?lang=en

On 11 October 2017, the Government of Cameroon deposited instruments of ratification or accession to three international conventions prepared by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). These three treaty actions are a remarkable illustration of Cameroon’s greater commitment to the harmonization of international trade law in Africa. They are to be seen in the context… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cameroon-takes-action-on-three-united-nations-commission-on-international-trade-law-uncitral-treaties?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 19 October 2017

USAID Administrator Green Announces Call to Action

Statement by Clayton M. Mccleskey, Acting Spokesperson of United States Agency for International Development (USAID): In a keynote address at the annual World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced a call to action to combat the Fall Armyworm, a devastating crop pest that threatens to create a new humanitarian crisis… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/usaid-administrator-green-announces-call-to-action?lang=en

Pour la première fois le festival s’est tenu à Casablanca au Cinéma ABC. Tous les ambassadeurs étaient là pour la soirée d’ouverture où la Suède a eu l’honneur de montrer le film « Mirakelet i Viskan » (« Le miracle à Viskan ») – un film charmant sur la vie d’une famille dans un petit village suédois. Le soir après la Norvège a projeté le film catastrophe « Bølgen » («… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-film-norvegien–bolgen–frappe-fort-au-maroc?lang=fr

MultiChoice Tanzania (MCT) (www.DStv.com) the country’s first Pay TV Company has reached an exiting milestone as the company celebrates 20 years of changing lives through innovative delivery of ground-breaking content. The celebration will involve a two days special exhibition set to take place at the Mlimani City in Dar es Salaam where the public will get to witness first-hand MultiChoice Tanzania’s… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/multichoice-tanzania-celebrates-20-years-of-changing-lives?lang=en

ENGIE ([www.ENGIE.com](http://www.engie.com/)) and Fenix ([www.FenixIntl.com](http://www.fenixintl.com/)) announce that they have agreed on a transaction in which ENGIE will acquire [1] 100% of Fenix International, a next generation energy company, offering Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa. Founded in 2009, Fenix employs over 350 people and has its main activities in Uganda where it is the leading… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/engie-accelerates-its-development-in-the-offgrid-energy-market-by-joining-forces-with-fenix-a-pioneer-in-africas-solar-home-system-market?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 19 October 2017

Umushyikirano / Dialogue national 2017

L’Ambassade de la République du Rwanda en France a le plaisir de vous informer que le 15ème édition du Dialogue National « Umushyikirano » se tiendra à Kigali au sein du « Kigali Convention Center » du 14 au 15 décembre 2017. L’Ambassade du Rwanda invite les Rwandais résidents en France, en Italie, en Espagne, au Portugal et à Monaco, à participer activement à cet évènement citoyen… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/umushyikirano–dialogue-national-2017?lang=fr

QGIAM, the private equity arm of Africa focused investment firm Quantum Global (http://QuantumGlobalGroup.com), today announced that on behalf of their investors, the sale of its interest in Savannah Cement, a leading Kenyan cement producer, has been completed following the receipt of regulatory approvals. Quantum Global’s investment was designed to support the cement producer on a number of value… Read more on https://quantumglobal.africa-newsroom.com/press/quantum-global-groups-usd-11-billion-infrastructure-fund-exits-savannah-cement-a-leading-east-african-cement-producer?lang=en

Next week, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will travel to South Africa to represent the United States at Africa Oil Week. During his time in Cape Town, the Secretary will provide remarks on U.S. oil and gas development, highlighting the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) commitment to bilateral energy partnerships with our allies in Africa, and deliver a keynote address on global energy policy.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretary-of-energy-rick-perry-to-travel-to-south-africa-for-africa-oil-week?lang=en

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) is due to make its first visit to Morocco from 22 to 28 October to advise the Government on the establishment of a national detention monitoring body, officially known as the National Prevention Mechanism (NPM). The SPT will also assess the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty and the measures taken for their protection against… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-torture-prevention-body-to-make-first-visit-to-morocco?lang=en

The savannahs of Africa cover a mind-boggling 600 million hectares, of which 400 million hectares are cultivable, the President of the African Development Bank ([www.AfDB.org](http://www.afdb.org/)), Akinwumi Adesina, has said. But just 10% of this is cultivated, a mere 40 million hectares, Adesina said Wednesday, while speaking at a session titled “[Transformation of the African Savannah Initiative](https://www.afdb.org/en/2017-world-food-prize-week/events/transformation-of-the-african-savannah-initiative-tasi/)… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/afdb-launches-pilot-programme-to-cultivate-the-savannah-in-eight-african-countries?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 19 October 2017

EU Naval Force Deliver Medical Stores to Mogadishu

After the recent bombings in Mogadishu, Somalia, EU Naval Force has provided medical supplies to the UN to support Somali casualties. The Spanish SH60B helicopter, from ESPS RAYO, was loaded with high priority medical stores and equipment, as requested by the UN, in order to support the immediate needs in Mogadishu. The stores were received by Commander Russ Nash Royal Navy and his EU team of helpers,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/eu-naval-force-deliver-medical-stores-to-mogadishu?lang=en

Fifty church development practitioners and leaders as well as organisations for persons with disabilities in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda met in Nairobi, Kenya from 9-13 October to share their experiences on disability inclusion in church development programmes and to explore strategies to ensure inclusion of persons with disabilities in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/kenya-gathering-focuses-on-including-persons-with-disabilities-in-development?lang=en

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