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African countries urged to leverage on their strengths to accelerate drive towards integration

African countries urged to leverage on their strengths to accelerate drive towards integration

Participants to the 13th African Economic Conference called for African countries to leverage the full range of their strengths and resources to accelerate the region’s drive towards continental integration. Themed “Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development” the 2018 AEC, jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa,

Merck Foundation announces the winners for their “Merck Diabetes Award” to mark “World Diabetes Day 2018”

Merck Foundation marked the “World Diabetes Day” themed ‘The Family and Diabetes’ on 14th November 2018. Merck Foundation to provide One Year on-line Post-graduate Diploma in Diabetes Management from the UK to the winners of the Merck Diabetes Award 2017. Merck Foundation (, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany marked ‘World Diabetes Day 2018’

Governments, businesses, CSOs renew commitment to fight corruption at TI conference

The 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, has opened with a renewed commitment to anti-corruption action from national governments, international organizations and multinational corporations at the end of the opening day. Following a high-level event organized by conference co-hosts DANIDA, the Danish development cooperation agency, more than 45 national governments, businesses and organizations have

ADB launches landmark US$500 million credit insurance deal with African Trade Insurance Agency and UK reinsurers

The African Development Bank (AfDB) ( and African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) have announced the successful completion of a US$500 million credit insurance deal structured to cover a portion of the Bank’s portfolio of non-sovereign operations in Africa. This transaction is expected to have an important demonstration effect to encourage similar institutions to invest more

Buhari hosts Macron at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari and President Emmanuel Macron of France are currently engaged in bilateral talks bordering on security at the presidential villa in Abuja. The French leader and members of his entourage arrived the presidential villa at about 4:35pm. He was received at the forecourt of the presidential villa by Buhari. Others at the forecourt

Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world’s most dangerous viruses, including Ebola. “Only four people, three researchers and a technician, are authorised to go inside the P4,” said virologist Illich Mombo, who

US will not be a migrant camp –Trump

President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would not become a “migrant camp” as he faced mounting pressure to stop families being separated as a deterrent to illegal immigration. “The United States will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility,” Trump said in remarks delivered

Trump, Kim Sign Document to End Summit

United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed what he called a “pretty comprehensive” document alongside North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, capping off their historic summit in Singapore. Trump and Kim sat beside one another at a large wooden table in front of a bank of U.S. and North Korean flags to endorse the

Indian billionaire flees to Britain, seeks asylum

Indian billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted over an alleged massive bank fraud, has fled to Britain where he is seeking asylum, according to a report Monday. Modi, whose celebrity clients have included actress Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet, is accused of involvement in a $1.8 billion scam against Punjab National Bank (PNB), India’s second-largest state-run