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A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

Germany pledges 100m euros more for global Covid vaccine initiative

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday pledged additional funding for the global Covax initiative to distribute Covid-19 vaccines fairly across the globe. Speaking at an...

Namibia cricket embarks on initiative to revive struggling tourism sector

Namibia cricket has joined efforts with the "Eagles" brand to help revive the country's ailing tourism sector with the launch of the #EaglesChallenge on...
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South Africa launches initiative to help facilitate exports

The South African government on Monday launched an mechanism to help remove barriers for enterprises other countries. The Department of...
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UNESCO announces initiative to rebuild Beirut’s heritage buildings

Audrey Azoulay, director-general of UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), announced on Thursday that the UNESCO has launched the initiative "Beirut" to attract...

Libya’s eastern-based army says UN-backed government initiative “media marketing”

Ahmad al-Mismari, spokesman of Libya's eastern-based army, on Sunday said that the recent initiative of the UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj for cease-fire and...
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Nigerian police launch initiative to enhance security

By Bosun Awoniyi The Nigerian government has launched an initiative seeking to build trust between the police and local communities...
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First Lady launches NBSSI and Mastercard Foundation Young Africa Works initiative

First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo on Wednesday launched the Young Africa Works partnership between the Mastercard Foundation and the National Board for Small Scale Industries...
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UNDP launches initiative to support innovative waste management in Zambia

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on Wednesday launched an initiative aimed at supporting start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises to improve waste management...
A researcher prepares for a test at a national key laboratory of silkworm genome biology in Southwest University, Chongqing municipality, May 31, 2017. (Photo by CFP)

African research institutions launch initiative to promote development of essential medicine

Pan African academic and scientific research institutions on Saturday announced partnership with donors to accelerate development of drugs required to treat existing and new...
A man wearing a mask is seen in Lisbon, Portugal, on March 10, 2020. Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Tuesday that the Portuguese people must be prepared for the worst-case COVID-19 scenario. As of Tuesday morning, 41 confirmed coronavirus cases had been reported in Portugal. (Photo by Pedro Fiuza/Xinhua)

Portugal to donate €10 million to EU’s “Coronavirus Global Response” initiative

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced on Monday that his country will actively participate in the European Union (EU) initiative of the "Coronavirus Global...
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Stanbic Bank Botswana launches initiative to facilitate trade with China

Stanbic Bank Botswana has put out an initiative to ease cash flow for importers by providing expert financial support. The scheme dubbed...
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UNEP launches initiative to connect learners with nature amid COVID-19 pandemic

The United Nations Environment and partners on Thursday launched the "Earth School" initiative to keep students connected to nature as the world battles the...
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Initiative for planting 1 million trees raises Egyptians’ awareness of sustainable development

by Marwa Yahya Under the theme "fruitful trees, fruitful life," an Egyptian engineer has made enormous efforts after he launched an initiative...
A patient, previously infected with the novel coronavirus, is discharged on Feb. 6 from the Second People’s Hospital in Fuyang, east China’s Anhui province. Four patients were discharged from the hospital on the same day, marking the second batch cured by the hospital. Photo by Dai Wenxue/ People’s Daily Online

Egyptian writer launches initiative to support China against coronavirus

"A friend in need is a friend indeed," said an Egyptian renowned journalist and writer who leads an initiative in Egypt to express solidarity...

Initiative to promote education of adolescent girls launched at UN

Ireland's UN mission on Tuesday organized a high-level event to launch "The Drive for Five" initiative, which aims to spur "five transformative actions" to...
Participants attend the 36th ordinary session of the executive council of the African Union Commission which in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Feb. 6, 2020. The 36th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council, which comprises ministers of the 55-member pan-African bloc, opened on Thursday in the framework of the 33rd AU summit at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Launch of multi-million USD initiative to benefit African women

African leaders are putting women at the front of efforts to drive the continent's economic growth through the launch of a women-empowerment initiative, dubbed...
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Major private sector-driven investment initiative on AfCFTA to be tabled at AU summit

Having recognized the huge potential of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in attracting investment, the African business community is driving a trillion-dollar...

Initiative to find Africa’s most influential personality kicks off in Windhoek

The first batch of nominees for the first-ever Pan-African awards in history for recognizing the most powerful, highly acclaimed and most influential personalities from...

Access Bank equips women with a new insurance embedded savings product

In line with its commitment to financial inclusion, Access Bank Ghana has introduced an innovative savings product known as – “LIVE B3TA”, targeted at...
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President launches “Beyond the Return” initiative

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the weekend launched the “Beyond the Return, The Diaspora Dividend” Initiative, a move to enable Ghana derive...
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Open Society Pledges US$15 million initiative to Support African Cultural Heritage Restitution

The Open Society Foundations today announced a $15 million initiative to strengthen efforts to restore cultural objects looted from the African continent. Over four...
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Namibia’s apple sale initiative continues to raise funds to tackle cancer

Namibia's Cancer Association (CAN) and project partners have raised around 170,000 U.S. dollars (2.5 million Namibia dollars) for cancer victims through the Bank Windhoek...

“One Constituency One million dollars” initiative working – DCE

Madam Comfort A. Attah, Biakoye District Chief Executive (DCE) has said government's "One constituency One million dollars" initiative through the Coastal Development Authority was...
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4,500 former illegal gold miners received training on responsible mining

About 4,500 former illegal small-scale miners have been registered and received training under the Community Mining Initiative across the country to ensure responsible mining. They...

Namibia plans to carry out malnutrition study next year

Namibia will soon conduct a study to determine the level of malnutrition in the country as well as determine the economic and social consequences...

Nkoranza North District Assembly IGF Sees Growth Under STAR Ghana Initiative

Local revenue mobilisation in the Nkoranza North District Assembly has improved due to the intervention of a project, which seeks to deepen the understanding...
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Bloomberg and AMA Road Safety Campaign Begins to Bear Fruits

The Bloomberg Initiative Global Road Safety (BIGRS) and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Pedestrian Road Safety Action Plan is yielding positive results after its...

Initiative launched to improve access to animal healthcare in Africa

An initiative was launched on Tuesday to improve access to animal healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa. The Last Mile initiative, established by...

Seed, Soil and Agriculture initiative underway in Lawra

The Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD) has launched a project dubbed: “Seed, Soil and Culture Project” to promote the cultivation and...
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ASSI Welcomes Mobile Money Interoperability Initiative

The Associations of Small Scale Industries, Ghana has welcomed the mobile money interoperability initiative by Government which is aimed to address among many issues,...