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Activist’s home bombed in suspected attempt to stop Malawi’s mass protests

The home of a leading human rights activist in Malawi has been petrol bombed in what is believed to be a deliberate and targeted move to stop mass demonstrations planned for next week. Three bombs were thrown at the car and home of Timothy Mtambo, the chairman of Malawi’s Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), and the executive director of the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRC). Mtambo has been at the forefront of protests following elections in May, which the opposition says were rigged. HRDC has been organising mass…

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The African Union And TheNerve Africa Presents The Global Africa Forum On Communications

The theme of the inaugural event is Speak for Africa: New Frontiers for Africa’s Global Growth Story. The conference will examine topics ranging from Country Reputation and Impact on Local, Global Business and Investment Attractiveness to How Executives Can Help Drive and Shape Corporate Narrative and Reputation. The event described as the Davos of African communications will bring together more than 200 leaders in public, marketing and corporate communications who will be spearheading conversations on the significance of strategic communications in the economic development of countries across Africa, as the continent enjoys global focus as the latest frontier…

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Nigeria: U.S. Allocates Additional U.S.$75 Million to Fight Against HIV/Aids

The United States government says it has allocated an additional $75 million to the fight against HIV/AIDs in Nigeria through its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, said this in a statement on Tuesday. Mr Symington said the increased funding to make antiretrovirals available would enable more people living with HIV to lead healthy, productive lives until the day a cure for the virus is found. “The United States remains committed to supporting Nigeria as it works to reduce and ultimately eliminate…

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Nigeria police rearrests ‘millionaire kidnapper’ freed by soldiers

Police in Nigeria have rearrested a notorious kidnapper who was weeks back forcibly released by soldiers from detention. Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume, was arrested on Monday (August 19) by police operatives at his hideout in the north central Kano State. “It would be recalled that the Police had been on the massive manhunt for the suspect, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume since 6th August, 2019 following the unfortunate incident in Ibi, Taraba State which resulted in the brutal murder of 3 – Police Officers and two (2) civilians, … “and injury…

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Africa: Winners of Inaugural WHO Innovation Challenge Announced

Brazzaville, 19 August – The three winners of the first World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Innovation Challenge were honoured during an evening awards ceremony as part of the WHO Regional Committee meeting of health ministers taking place this week in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. The awards recognize home-grown innovations with potential to solve African health challenges. Chosen in the inaugural competition: from Ghana, a solution to tackle counterfeit medications; from Nigeria, basic eye care to prevent avoidable blindness and to rehabilitate low-vision patients; and from Uganda, a pan-filovirus rapid diagnostic…

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The Digital Banking Summit

The Digital Banking Summit – Innovation & Excellence Awards 2019, organized by the International Center for Strategic Alliances, is due to be held on the 19th & 20th of August 2019 in Accra, Ghana. Through the Digital Banking Summit 2019, we bring forth a C-level platform that will concentrate on global trends and disruptions, how market players can ascertain opportunities and respond to the threats. A gathering that focuses on the big issues from Fintech Disruption to Financial Inclusion, Blockchain and Regtech. The summit brings together specialists and experts in…

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