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Angolan government promotes extensive privatization plan

The Angolan Government has launched a project that aims to privatize, between 2019 and 2022, 195 public companies, of which 32 are classified as national reference companies, namely in the Mineral and Oil Resources, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Transport, Finance, Hospitality sectors, Tourism, Agriculture and Industry.

Earth Observation as a potential for Africa

A conference on the theme "Earth Observation for Evidence-Based Decision Making" is being held from 12 to 16 August in Nairobi, Kenya. The purpose of the event is to stimulate the exchange of ideas on the accelerated application of earth observation and geospatial technologies in development decision making.

WHO contributes to disease immunization and surveillance in Nigerian communities

The World Health Organization's office in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, supported Supplementary Immunization Activity (SIA) teams and routine immunization (RI) volunteers to immunize 25,595 children under the age of 5 with Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) in 69 border settlements in the 6 municipalities in the area.

How CPLP is helping East Timor to invest in education

The country with the support of the United Nations and the international community intends to invest in areas that include education, vocational development training, and job opportunities. About 70% of the Timorese population are people under 25 years.

IBRAF will train young Africans in cassava postharvest

Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF), through the Youth Technical Training Program (YTTP), will provide to young Africans a workshop on post-harvest processing of cassava. The training will be promoted in partnership with Embrapa and will include men and women, from 18 to 35 years old, from November 4th to 13th, in Cruz das Almas, State of Bahia.

Europe announces 50 million euros to combat drought in the Horn of Africa

The European Commission is mobilising a further €50 million in emergency humanitarian funding to help the people hit by drought in the Horn of Africa. The additional funding brings total EU humanitarian aid to the region to €366.5 million since 2018. “The EU is stepping up its s

Egypt’s Suez Canal records new billing record

Suez Canal revenues hit record highs in fiscal year 2018-2019, which began in July last year and ended in June this year,...

FAO urges for investments for resilience in the face of climate change

Africa's food and agriculture sectors are among the most vulnerable to climate change, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Small scale food producers and their families have a livelihood dependent on rain-fed agriculture and are the most threatened by the problem. The best way to deal with it, according to the agency, is to increase people's resilience. According to FAO, resilience with multiple threats, including climate change, is a fundamental requirement for sustainable development, in particular, the challenge of feeding more than 2 billion Africans by 2050.

‘€1 million’ fines for rescue boats prompts UN concern for future operations in the Mediterranean

A move by Italian lawmakers to impose fines of up to €1 million on vessels and organizations carrying out search and rescue operations off the country’s coastline, sparked a new warning on Tuesday from the UN that the measure risks deterring future lifesaving efforts in the Mediterranean.