Category Archives: Health

First Ladies and rising women leaders gather to define Leadership for a New Era

For nearly 10 years, the Global First Ladies Alliance (www.GFLA.org) has been convening first ladies for high-level policy dialogues in the US and across Africa. This year, the group is bringing in voices and partners …

For future disaster preparedness, Sierra Leone could look to Cuba

On August 14th, Mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone killed 1,000 people, mostly inhabitants of the urban slums in the hills above the capital. Despite its portrayal as a natural disaster caused by days …

For future disaster preparedness, Sierra Leone could look to Cuba

On August 14th, Mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone killed 1,000 people, mostly inhabitants of the urban slums in the hills above the capital. Despite its portrayal as a natural disaster caused by days …

ZAMBIAN GOVT COMMITTED TO EQUIPPING DEFENCE FORCES TO ADDRESS SECURITY CHALLENGES

LUSAKA, Zambian President Edgar Lungu says his Patriotic Front administration is committed to equipping the country’s defence forces with modern equipment to enable them address new security challenges.

The need for modern defence systems cannot …

SOUTH AFRICAN PARLIAMENT GETS GREEN LIGHT TO PROBE STATE CAPTURE

CAPE TOWN, The South African Parliament’s Committee on Public Enterprises has been empowered to investigate “State Capture”, the term commonly used in the country to describe the exercise of undue influence over top leaders of …

SOUTH AFRICA: GOVERNMENT LOOKING AT CAPITAL STRUCTURE FOR SAA

PRETORIA, Government is exploring options of establishing a proper capital structure for South African Airways (SAA), says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

The proposals we have put forward with regards to a model have not yet …

Africa to Break New Ground with World Championships Bid

One of six African nations will bid to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships as the continent hopes to stage the global meet for a first time, the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) president Hamad …

IMF, AMF, AFESD and Government of Morocco to Host Regional Conference: Opportunity for All�Promoting Growth, Jobs, and Inclusiveness in the Arab World

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), Arab Fund for Social and Economic Development (AFESD) and Government of Morocco will co-host a high-level conference in Marrakesh, January 29�30, 2018, on promoting higher economic …

Barcelona Investigators Focusing Increasingly on North African Links

ROME � A year ago, analysts were expressing confidence during a major conference in London that southern Europe would avoid the kind of large-scale Islamic terror attacks seen in northern European cities like Paris and …