Tag: United Kingdom

UK’s Liam Fox shares his vision for global trade

The selection date for the new Director-General of the WTO is getting nearer, eight candidates are going head-to-head for the top position with nominations coming from Mexico, Moldova, Korea, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Africa – where we have 3 candidates. 58-year-old British Politician who has served as the UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade and was nominated by the United Kingdom for the role of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. Dr Liam Fox joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to share his vision for global trade.

Contenders begin race for WTO top job

Eight candidates are going head-to-head for the top position at the World Trade Organization with nominations coming from the United Kingdom, Mexico, Moldova, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and three entries from Africa. Trudi Hartzenberg, Executive Director of the Trade Law Centre joins CNBC Africa to talk about the chances of the African candidates vying for the position.

Coronavirus – Kenya: Govt announce 22 new cases of COVID-19 & warns those giving false information to stop

Download logoThe Government is calling upon the people who are going for COVID – 19 targeted testing in Nairobi and Mombasa  to provide the right information and contact to the state. Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr. Rashid Aman revealed that the Ministry of Health has noticed a disturbing trend where individuals are providing wrong contacts and telephone numbers during testing. This he said is serious considering that some of them have tes

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

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 – Libya: An inclusive political solution in Libya is still greatly needed

Download logoStatement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Chargé d’Affaires to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on Libya Thank you very much, Mr President. Thank you to Stephanie, as acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General, for your briefing. And we hope that we’ll be able to agree on a permanent successor for you before too long. And now I thank, through you, your staff and all that are working so hard to try to end the conflict in Libya, in what are n

Coronavirus – Egypt: UK company delivers over 40,000 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test kits to Egypt

Download logoThe UK and Egyptian government have been working hard to address the immediate medical needs of both countries by keeping essential trade flowing. In April, Egypt fulfilled an export agreement with the UK, sending shipments of medical gowns to support the UK. British Ambassador to Egypt, Sir Geoffrey Adams said: "Egypt and the UK are committed to working together to tackle this global challenge. The UK government and British businesses are united in their commitment to support E

Coronavirus – South Sudan: Tens of thousands of people at-risk as COVID-19 reaches crowded Juba displacement camp

Download logoHow can you observe physical distancing when you must fit three people under a mosquito net made for one person to protect yourself from malaria? In Juba, the capital of South Sudan, nearly 30,000 people live side-by-side in a sprawling camp known as a “protection of civilian” (PoC) site.  They fled their homes to escape war and the camp is their only home. But now, Covid-19 has arrived in the camp. “We are seeing a big increase in cases across the count
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