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AfDB Approves Plan to Rebuild Institutions in Somalia

The African Development Bank's Board of Directors recently signed off on the Bank's Somalia Country Brief 2017-2020 plan. This is the plan which the bank will be using to help reinforce the country's institutions and critical infrastructures.

Non-GM Molecular Breed of Durum Wheat Can Survive Extreme Heat In Africa

What was originally labeled as a 'crazy idea' involving a genome fingerprinting research project, and involving Italian researchers and Swedish funding, has produced a kind of drum wheat which can survive the climate-change extreme heat currently causing famine in Senegal, Mauritania, and Mali. It won the 2017 OLAM Prize for Innovation in Food Security.

Mercury-Free Dentistry Movement Takes On Africa As Its Next Target

Mercury, a dangerous neurotoxin, has been known for a long time as one of the most toxic of chemicals used in medical care and in dentistry in particular. The international movement which led its banning in many developed countries has now moved to its latest frontier -- the developing world.

Bombardier to Build 2 New Q400 Turboprops for Kenya's Jambojet

Bombardier, a Montreal-based manufacturer of aircraft and railway systems, announced that its Bombardier Commercial Aircraft division signed a firm purchase agreement for two new Q400 turboprops with Nordic Aviation Capital of Denmark. These will be leased to Nairbi, Kenya, based Jambojet Ltd.

DRC Careening Towards A Major Humanitarian Crisis

Humanitarian agencies are warning the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is heading for a humanitarian crisis, and it will not be solved without help from the international community at large.

APO Group Named Official Partner for Rugby Africa

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), a Senegal-based major media relations consultancy for African and the Middle East, just announced that Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com), World Rugby's African association, has signed a multi-year agreement appointing APO Group as the Official Partner of Rugby Africa.

IMF Completes In-Person Review of Rwanda's Economic Policies

Laure Redifer led an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team on an in-person visit to Rwanda from October 25-November 8, 2017. The purpose was to review potential economic policies to help complete the eight and third reviews of Rwanda's PSI and SCF-supported programs.

Over 44 Countries Call For Improving Job Opportunities for African Youth

At the close of the recent "Africa Talks Jobs" (ATJ) (www.AfricaTalksJobs.Africa) conference, more than 400 representatives of youth, business, education practitioners and policy-making from 44 countries in Africa and Europe have called for improving job perspectives of African Youth through employment oriented education and skills development.

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