WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at announcement “spokes” of mRNA technology transfer hub

Your Excellency President Macron,Excellency President Macky Sall,Excellency President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi,Excellency President Kenyatta,Excellency President Buhari,Excellency President Saied,Excellency President Michel,Excellency President von der Leyen,Excellencies, dear colleagues, and friends,Good morning, bonjour, it’s an honour to be here with you. It’s incredible to think that just over two years since COVID-19 began spreading, there are now multiple safe and effective vaccines against it, and more than 10 billion doses have been administered globally. The tragedy, of course, is that billions of people are […]

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Rwanda’s Renus Uhiriwe: “I really hope that I will be at the 2025 World Championships”

Amidst his preparations for the race, Renus took the time to tell us a bit more about himself and his hopes for the future 20-year-old Renus Uhiriwe is currently preparing to race the upcoming Tour du Rwanda for the national team ahead of travelling to Europe and linking up with his Italian-based UCI Continental Team Qhubeka (www.TeamQhubeka.com) squad. He treads a familiar path for talented young riders from Africa, as they look to first make their mark at home and […]

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Historic Memorandum of Understanding signed between 12 Private Sector Automotive Associations in Africa and Europe to develop the Automotive industry in Africa

A memorandum of understanding was signed virtually between 12 Automotive Associations within the ambit of the EU – Africa Business Forum 2022 on 16 February with the aim of driving the development of the Automotive Industry in Africa. The Automotive sector whilst key for the industrialisation of Africa is often associated with several challenges including, persistent market fragmentation, lack of regulatory alignment between African countries and the two continents, industrial and trade policies not conducive to local and foreign investment, […]

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BioNTech introduces first modular mRNA manufacturing facility to promote scalable vaccine production in Africa

Developing turnkey solution to enable mRNA-based vaccine production in modular and scalable sites installed by BioNTech Presidents of Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, the Director of the Africa CDC and the Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany met in Marburg to jointly discuss the infrastructure, regulatory and technological requirements to establish end-to-end manufacturing network for mRNA-based vaccines in Africa First manufacturing facility to become a node in a decentralized and robust African […]

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VDMA: Strengthen relations with Africa!

V Commenting on the sixth Summit between the EU and the African Union on 17 and 18 February 2022, Ulrich Ackermann, Head of the Foreign Trade Department at VDMA, says: “It is important that this Summit lays the foundation for a deeper and comprehensive partnership between the EU and the African Union, especially in the areas of trade, infrastructure and climate change. Africa is our neighbouring continent with more than 1.3 billion people, making it an important partner region. It […]

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Market entry and vocational training in Africa

Qualification is the key to economic development and social participation – many African countries have a lot of catching up to do, especially in vocational education and training. The VDMA Africa Initiative is focusing on new forms of development cooperation that drive local value creation and focus on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. The VDMA training centres provide sustainable structures that enable long-term, needs-based training and further education of urgently needed skilled workers. In a 2019 study by […]

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Earth from Space: Lesotho -with video

Earth from Space: Lesotho The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over northwest Lesotho – a small, land-locked country surrounded entirely by South Africa. Known for its tall mountains and narrow valleys, Lesotho is the only nation in the world that lies completely above 1000 m in elevation. Lesotho has an area of just 30 000 sq km, around the same size as Belgium, and has a population of around two million. Around 80% of the country’s population lives in rural […]

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CAKE Silent electric motorbikes proven to stop illegal attacks on wild animals in Africa

CAKE (www.ridecake.com), the Swedish maker of premium lightweight, electric motorbikes, today announces that it has closed phase 1 of its joint initiative for anti-poaching, together with the Southern African Wildlife College – the Electric Bush Bike Anti Poaching Act. The project officially started in September 2021 when the first shipment of electric bush bikes – optimized to support wildlife rangers in anti-poaching – were delivered in Africa. Rangers have since become accustomed to the new bikes and have been using […]

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