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Angola Exploration License Extensions Could Spur Oil Sector Recovery (By Grace Goodrich, Field Editor)

By Grace Goodrich, Field Editor Prior to the onset of COVID-19 and OPEC-led production cuts effective May 1, Angola was set to see a rise in production. In February, the country recorded a production level of 1.39 million barrels per day (bpd), up 15,000 bpd from January. Since the middle of 2019, several majors also extended existing block production licenses, reflecting an initial push to ramp up production. Aligned with the effort to yield new discoveries, Maersk Drilling was awarded contr

Senegal: A West African Leader on the Rise (By Thomas Hedley, Field Editor)

By Thomas Hedley, Field Editor Although they are located 1,800Km from each other, Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal vie for the place of economic leader in West Africa, with a slight advantage for the former which, thanks to its leading economic capital Abidjan, was able to attract many investors, particularly French speaking. The population of Senegal reached 15.85 million people in 2018 compared to 25 million in Côte d'Ivoire. The same difference can be observed when loo

Coronavirus – Libya: The International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNHCR, urge European States to disembark rescued migrants and refugees on board the Captain Morgan...

Download logoThe International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), are calling on Malta and other European States to speed efforts to bring some 160 rescued migrants and refugees, who remain at sea on board two Captain Morgan vessels, on to dry land and to safety. A separate group of 21 people, mostly families, women and children, were already evacuated and disembarked in Malta several days ago. It is important to disembark the remaining people as soon as poss

Merck Foundation together with African First Ladies continue their strategy to provide specialty training for African doctors to better manage diabetes and hypertension patients

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health, continue their strategy to provide one-year diploma and two-year master degree in both Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine and Diabetes for medical postgraduates from more than 35 African and Asian countries. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and One of 100 Most Influential Africans emphasized, “Amidst the pandemic that has roc

Coronavirus: Tunisia launches virus-tracking app

Download logoTunisia on Tuesday launched a contact-tracing mobile phone app that identifies and alerts users who may have had contact with others infected with the new coronavirus. The E7mi application, available on Android and awaiting validation for Apple's iOS, was developed by a Tunisian start-up specialised in digital marketing tools for foreign companies, the health ministry told AFP. Like the French StopCovid application, E7mi -- Arabic for "protect" -- is not based on contacttrac

Pulse expands its reach into Francophone Africa with the launch of Pulse.sn in Senegal

Africa’s leading innovative media company Pulse has launched its digital and social media offering in Senegal, under the brand Pulse.sn/Pulse Senegal (www.facebook.com/pulsesenegal). This is part of its efforts to further extend its media reach to the Francophone audience on the continent, with a fully local offering. In the current unprecedented global situation, digitally available, trusted media is especially crucial - to ensure equal access to helpful information, guidelines, a

Coronavirus – Kenya: The EU, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden and Denmark are bolstering food security in Kenya and the region with over...

Download logoTeam Europe’ have put together a package of crisis-support in order to bolster food security in Kenya and neighbouring countries at a time of crisis due to COVID-19. This includes help for farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs, assistance in the fight against locusts, humanitarian aid and epidemic control measures. At least Ksh 2.4 billion (EUR 21 million) of this support will go to Kenya, and the support for Kenya’s neighbours also helps Kenya. Concretely, the Europ

Merck Foundation partners with Democratic Republic of Congo First Lady to support livelihood of women and casual workers affected by Coronavirus lockdown

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany partners with H.E. DENISE NYAKERU TSHISEKEDI, The First Lady of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to support livelihood of women and families of casual and daily workers who are most affected by the Coronavirus (COVID -19) lockdown. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation explained, “Lockdown to control coronavirus is going to hit most casual and daily workers very hard. Therefore, Merck Foundatio
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