WHO supports containment of rare virus on Uganda-Kenya border

At least one person is confirmed to have died of MVD and several hundred people may have been exposed to the virus at health facilities and at traditional burial ceremonies in Kween District GENEVA, Switzerland, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The World Health Organization is working to contain an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD)…

Cameroon: 365MW Hydroelectric Project

This project has an expected installed capacity of 365 MW and is located on the Nyong River, in the Nyong-et-Kelle Department, Central region of the Republic of Cameroon WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Platinum Power, a Power Africa partner, has pre-qualified a total of 7 consortia for the design…

IFRC Secretary General calls for global support for plague response in Madagascar

IFRC has launched an international emergency appeal for 5.5 million Swiss francs to expand the already growing Red Cross response GENEVA, Switzerland, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy has appealed for international support for Madagascar’s plague response, at…

Madagascar: MSF Working to Tackle Outbreak of Plague

1,032 cases of plague, including 695 cases of pneumonic plague and 89 deaths, were recorded in Madagascar from August 1 to October 17 NEW YORK, United States of America, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began working with local authorities yesterday to tackle an outbreak of pneumonic plague in the…

Note to the Correspondents from UNSMIL’s Spokesperson on the Joint Drafting Committee Meeting on Thursday

The session, facilitated by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Libya Dr. Ghassan, delved into addressing the remaining issues where there was no agreement TUNIS, Tunisia, October 19, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The House of Representatives and High Council of State’s Joint Drafting Committee resumed its sessions today to build on the progress achieved…

The Ghanaian Heat is on in Denmark

The new Ghanaian ambassador to Denmark, H.E. Amerley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa, is excited that Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark has chosen Ghana as the destination for her first official visit to Africa ACCRA, Ghana, October 19, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The new Ghanaian ambassador to Denmark, H.E. Amerley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa, is excited that Her Majesty…

Visit by Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman to South Africa, 17 to 19 October 2017

Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman attended the 17th Council of Ministers Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association in Durban, South Africa on 18 October 2017 SINGAPORE, Singapore, October 19, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Senior Minister of State (SMS), Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman attended the 17th…

President Zuma sends condolences to Portugal following tragic fires

PRETORIA, South Africa, October 19, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has extended the country’s condolences to the Republic of Portugal following tragic fires ravaging parts of the country that have claimed the lives of many and destroyed property and land. This is…

State of Readiness Media Briefing for the O.R Tambo Centenary Celebrations

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, October 19, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on O.R Tambo centenary celebrations chaired by Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe will hold a media briefing to provide status on the upcoming centenary celebration. Details are as follows:Date: Friday, 20 October 2017Time: 10h00Venue: Tshedimosetso…

Cameroon takes action on three United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Treaties

These three treaty actions are a remarkable illustration of Cameroon’s greater commitment to the harmonization of international trade law in Africa VIENNA, Austria, October 19, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- On 11 October 2017, the Government of Cameroon deposited instruments of ratification or accession to three international conventions prepared by the United Nations Commission on International…

Half a Million Young Coders: Africa Code Week 2017 Launched in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – 19 October 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Africa Code Week (ACW) officially kicked-off in Tanzania in the presence of Government officials and hundreds of pupils from surrounding areas kicking off the first series of live coding workshops. Hon. Prof. Joyce Ndalichako Tanzanian Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, joined…

L’AFC signe l’Accord de coopération avec la Société financière internationale

LAGOS, Nigeria, le 18 Octobre 2017, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- L’Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) est devenue ce mois-ci le 30ème membre de l’Accord de coopération (MCA) lors de l’Assemblée générale annuelle de la Banque mondiale, à Washington DC. Créé par l’IFC (Société financière internationale) en 2009, cet accord a pour objectif de favoriser la collaboration parmi…