Coronavirus – Africa: The African Union and Estonia launch hackathon to develop digital solutions to accelerate Africa post-COVID recovery

Download logo African Union and Estonia, in cooperation with Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg and Poland, with the implementing partners Garage48 and Smart Africa are organizing an online cross-continental hackathon “EU-Africa: The Post Crisis Journey” on 10-13 December 2020. The online hackathon is seeking innovative solutions to socio-economic problems in Africa, exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. The […]

H.E. Dr Amani Abou-Zeid celebrating 75th anniversary of the Fifth Pan-African Congress

Invited by the universities of Manchester and Salford, H.E. Dr Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy delivered the keynote address to the symposium celebrating 75th anniversary of the fifth Pan-African Congress that took place in Manchester in October 1945 — a milestone event which brought together then intellectuals and activists such as W.E.B Du Bois, Kwame Nkrumah, Nnamdi Azikiwe and Jomo Kenyatta. […]

Coronavirus – Africa: Outbreak Brief #40 – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (13 October 2020), 2,524,173 new confirmed [1] coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 36,810 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a total of 39,952,759 COVID-19 cases and 1,112,108 related deaths (case fatality rate (CFR): 2.8%) have been reported from 219 countries and territories. This week, one new territory, Wallis […]

NTT Pro Cycling's O'Connor storms to sensational Giro d'Italia victory

NTT Pro Cycling’s ( Ben O’Connor stormed to a sensational debut Grand Tour stage win claiming victory on stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia. In the process, O’Connor scored NTT Pro Cycling’s first stage win at a grand tour since 2018, in emotional scenes at Madonna di Campiglio. The 24-year-old Australian, along with teammates Louis […]

Future Hospitality Summit Unveils Line-up of Global Hospitality Leaders & Change-Makers as Special Guest Speakers

Future Hospitality Summit will welcome a comprehensive line-up of hospitality and government leaders, industry captains, founders, change-makers, insight experts, and media, on 26-27 October; The jam-packed line-up includes Arne Sorenson (Marriott International), Arnold W. Donald (Carnival Corporation), Gloria Guevara (WTTC), Alexandre de Juniac (IATA), Geoffrey JW Kent (Abercrombie & Kent), and more; Media registration for the […]

Epazz DeskFlex Room Booking System Sees Demand Coming from Asia Pacific Region; Advances COVID-Compliant Software Suite for Specific Functionality

Download logo Epazz Inc. DeskFlex (OTC: EPAZ) (, a mission critical provider of cloud-based workspace management software solutions and blockchain business solutions, announced today that the DeskFlex desk booking software ( is receiving demands coming from the Asia Pacific Region.  DeskFlex room booking system ( adds more software customers from local U.S. firms and companies in Europe […]

Merck Foundation partners with Burundi First Lady to build healthcare capacity, empower girls in education and break the infertility stigma

Merck Foundation (, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany partnered with The First Lady of Burundi, H.E. Madam ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE, during a high-level meeting held between Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and Burundi First Lady. During the meeting, Merck Foundation underscored their long-term commitment to continue their efforts to build healthcare capacity, […]