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Africa: Annual Meetings 2024 - Better Allocating International Financial Resources to Speed Africa's Transformation

2024-04-16 18:21:23
[African Development Bank (AfDB)] Back in February 2013 in Tunis, in response to a journalist who had asked her how the African Development Bank Group differed from other institutions, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, then President of Liberia, replied, "simply the confidence it inspires. I can say without any hesitation that the Bank has played a decisive role in my country in the aftermath of the conflict. It gave us the confidence to believe that we could move on." Source
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Africa: African Natural Resources Management and Investment Centre Issues New Report - 'Further Processing of Wood Products in Africa Will Contribute to the Continent's Industrialization and Integration'

2024-04-16 18:21:23
[African Development Bank (AfDB)] In March 2024, the African Natural Resources Management and Investment Centre issued a new report, in English-only, "Regional timber-trade flows and trends in Africa". The report offers guidance on taking full advantage of the timber trade in Africa. Source
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Nigeria: Banditry - Nasarawa Bans Ethnic Vigilante Groups

2024-04-16 17:36:24
[Daily Trust] Following the emergency security meeting convened by Governor Abdullahi Sule, the government of Nasarawa has proscribed all ethnic vigilante groups operating across the 13 local government areas of the state. Source
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Gambia: President Diomaye Faye Due in Banjul

2024-04-16 17:15:35
[The Point] An official source has confirmed to The Point that the Senegalese new president, Basirou Diomaye Faye will make his first official visit to The Gambia on Saturday, 20 April 2024 for a day working visit. Source
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Togo: Situation Tense After Vote in Parliament

2024-04-16 17:15:07
[Agenzia Fides] Lomé -- The situation in Togo remains tense. Opposition parties have joined forces to protest against the new Constitution adopted by the National Assembly on March 25, the text of which was drafted in secret. The new Charter provides for the transition from a presidential to a parliamentary system, with the President no longer elected by the people but by the National Assembly, as well as the creation of the office of prime minister to head the government. Source
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Ethiopia: Is Burn Care System in Ethiopia Adequate to Treat Severe Acid Burns?

2024-04-16 14:57:36
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- In recent weeks, social media has been abuzz with the harrowing stories of two Ethiopians who suffered devastating acid burns. One of them, Ayantu, a mother of two from Harar, endured a horrific attack when her husband of eight years splashed acid on her face and back. As a result, she has lost vision in one eye and is undergoing treatment to save the sight in her other eye while also healing from severe burns on her face, arms, and back. Such incidents cast a harsh light on the state of burn care within Source