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Dexa Medica launches 7th edition of Pain Free Day programme

Dexa Medica launches 7th edition of Pain Free Day programme

Manufacturers of Dexa Medica, on Wednesday launched the 7th edition of Pain Free Day initiative. The programme, which took place at the Mile 12 market, attracted hundreds of local residents of the Kosofe Local Government Area to the market, who gathered to receive free medical services and donations. The Pain Free Day programme provided the […]

Rwanda: ‘New Face, New Voices’ To Invest Rwf16bn In Women Fund

Rwanda: ‘New Face, New Voices’ To Invest Rwf16bn In Women Fund

‘New Faces, New Voices’ is finalising plans for a women investment fund expected to invest $20 million (about Rwf16bn) to support women who have been facing huddles in their pursuit to access finances. Launched in Rwanda in June, last year, New Faces, New Voices is a Pan-African advocacy group that focuses on expanding the role […]

FG Declares State Of Emergency In Sports

FG Declares State Of Emergency In Sports

Miffed by the embarrassing performance of the Team Nigeria athletes in the two successive Olympic Games, the Federal Government yesterday declared a state of emergency on Nigerian sports. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, who made the declaration in Abuja yesterday while receiving the reports of the Sports Reform Committee, maintained that […]

Senegal: Major Shift for Women and Adolescent Girls’ Nutrition

Senegal: Major Shift for Women and Adolescent Girls’ Nutrition

 Women and adolescent girls will have many reasons to celebrate with the launch today in Notto Diobass of a program to improve their nutrition status. The Right Start program, managed by the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and financed by the Government of Canada through a $1.7 million (CAN) grant (766,458,000 FCFA), is designed to tackle anemia head-on, which currently affects […]

NURHI Promotes Family Planning Among Lagos Residents

NURHI Promotes Family Planning Among Lagos Residents

In furtherance of its commitment to improving the quality of family planning service provision across Lagos State, the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, NURHI, has urged Lagos residents to embrace family planning so as to improve their quality of life. Meanwhile, the organisation has commenced the renovation and equipping of Family Planning, FP Clinics in […]

Rwanda Phasing Out Orphanages, Pushes for Local Adoptions

Rwanda Phasing Out Orphanages, Pushes for Local Adoptions

For decades, the sound of wailing children had been part of the atmosphere at the Gisimba Memorial Center, Rwanda’s oldest and best known orphanage. A few weeks after the launch of the ‘Let’s raise them in families’ campaign, the orphanage was eerily quiet. The Gisimba Memorial Center now exists name only. All residents have been […]

Somalia: Victims of Mogadishu Attacks to Be Airlifted to Hospitals Abroad

Somalia: Victims of Mogadishu Attacks to Be Airlifted to Hospitals Abroad

At least 22 people have been killed and more than 55 others injured in a truck car bomb that exploded near SYL hotel right in front of Somali presidential palace in Mogadishu. Some of the injured, who included government officials, MPs, a minister, journalists and civilians, were transported to local hospitals for medical treatment. A […]

Team Nigeria to Depart for Rio2016 Paralympic Games Today

Team Nigeria to Depart for Rio2016 Paralympic Games Today

Team Nigeria’s contingent to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games is expected to depart today for Brazil. Paralympic Committee Nigeria Media Officer, Mr. Patrick Ibeh, said the team which is made up of 23 athletes and six coaches plus one athlete’s competition partner will depart the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja via Emirates […]

Zimbabwe: Netherlands Unveils U.S.$3,9 Million Towards El Nino Effects

Netherlands has unveiled a Euro 3,5 million ($3,9 million) fund to mitigate the effects of the El Nino induced drought through a number of strategies including providing crop and livestock inputs in the affected areas. A total of seven non-governmental organisations namely; Plan International Zimbabwe, Terres De Homes, World Vision, International Rescue committee, Cordaid and ICCO/Act-Alliance […]

Tanzania: World ‘Moves’ to Tanzania As Solar Eclipse Occurs Today

Tanzania: World ‘Moves’ to Tanzania As Solar Eclipse Occurs Today

Tanzanias and other international visitors will today witness the annular solar eclipse that will be witnessed in Rujewa and Wang’ing’ombe in Mbeya and Njombe regions respectively. The two areas, according to astronomy experts, are the best sites for viewing the rare event in which the sun’s disk will change to a ring. Experts say that […]