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Morocco: $200m for Disaster Prevention approved

The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a US$ 200 million Program for Results operation to support Morocco’s preparedness to respond to natural disasters. The operation will reward the achievement of specific results in the way the government plans for and manages the risk of disasters, while also strengthening the country’s ability to cope […]

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WEYA 2016 Now Open: Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

WomanRising is pleased to announce its annual initiative aimed at identifying and honouring outstanding and audacious Ghanaian women entrepreneurs in all sectors of the economy dubbed the “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (WEYA 2016)”. WEYA 2016 is designed to discover and celebrate the most outstanding women entrepreneurs in over 30 vital sectors of the […]

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Africa: Malaysia permitted to use Mozambique, South Africa waters in MH370 search

The Republic of Mozambique and South Africa have agreed to allow Malaysia to use their waters to continue the search for the vanished Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 jetline. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the Malaysian government, however, was still waiting for more debris to be found before despatching a search team there. “At […]

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Nigeria: Foundation to raise $1billion for Sports

The International Sports Fans Carnival Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization newly founded by Oluwaseun Adebola Olatunji (Nigeria) with a simple idea, but very creative. He founded the foundation with the target to host and hold the world’s largest carnival come 21st September, 2017 to celebrate the “International Day of Peace”, 35th anniversary of global observation […]

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Nigeria: Local newspaper correspondent wins Pan-African Insurance award

Ms Nike Popoola of Nigeria’s Punch newspaper has won the Pan-African Reinsurance Journalist of the Year Award. The winners of the Continental Reinsurance Pan-African Reinsurance Journalism Awards were announced by Mr Larrey Chetty, Media Secretary for the Seychelles Media Commission at an awards ceremony on Thursday in Mahe, Seychelles. The inaugural Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards […]

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Malawi: Chief Theresa Kachindamoto battles Child Marriages

The mild-mannered woman who zips around a farmhouse packed with knick-knacks and insists her guests eat a meal before any introductions, presents a character at odds with her fearsome reputation of being Malawi’s top marriage terminator. Thirteen years ago, Theresa Kachindamoto could not have conceived of ever leaving her job of 27 years as a […]