Technical Advisory Group to focus on growth and advancement of women's football

Download logo Competitive balance, increased opportunities for underserved nations, a FIFA Women’s Club World Cup, increased visibility and participation, FIFA ( international windows, prize money and the possibility of staging a biennial FIFA Women’s World Cup are some of topics included in the discussions held by the FIFA Technical Advisory Group (TAG) led by Jill […]

Football champion Didier Drogba appointed World Health Organization Ambassador for Sports and Health

Download logo Football legend Didier Drogba was today announced as the World Health Organization's Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health. Drogba, from Côte d’Ivoire, will support WHO to promote the Organization’s guidance on the benefits of physical activity and other healthy lifestyles, and highlight the value of sports, particularly for youth. Mr Drogba, well known […]

More COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Ghana

Ghana’s robust COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues to receive a boost with donations through the COVAX Facility. The Ministry of Health has in the past few weeks, taken delivery of more than 2 million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covishield vaccines from the Governments of Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Norway with Germany contributing the largest single consignment of over […]

IRC launches emergency response for over half a million people affected by conflict, Hepatitis E and severe flooding in South Sudan

Download logo The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is launching an emergency response as conflict, disease outbreaks such as Hepatitis E, and the worst flooding seen in 60 years in most parts of South Sudan leave well over 600,000 people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.  Caroline Sekyewa, IRC South Sudan Country Director, said: “Since May […]

USAID Awards $3.5 Million to Fund Bicycles For Growth Initiative to Increase Access in Rural Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Download logo The United States Agency for International Development announced two awards totaling $3.5 million for the Bicycles for Growth Initiative. This program aims to improve sustainable access to affordable bicycles in sub-Saharan Africa.  With USAID support, J.E. Austin Associates and World Bicycle Relief will work together to increase mobility in rural areas in sub-Saharan […]

Coronavirus: About 300,000 additional doses of Covid-19 vaccines for Senegal

Download logo Senegal has received today 298,700 additional doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, donated by the Government of Portugal through the COVAX facility. The vaccine doses were officially received at the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) depot in Dakar, in the presence of the Minister of Health and Social Action, Mr. Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr and the […]

Ambassador McCarthy Visits Embassy-funded COVID Prevention Mural in West Point

On Sunday, October 17, Ambassador Michael McCarthy and Sandra McCarthy visited the West Point township to view a new mural by Monrovian artist Patrick Gono and his team. The mural shows our shared fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and how to prevent a resurgence of it in Liberia. Gono received a grant from the U.S. Embassy public affairs […]

Coronavirus – South Sudan: UNMISS peacekeepers join forces with Catholic Health Training Institute to battle COVID-19

In Wau, as across South Sudan and the world, efforts to combat COVID-19 are ongoing. Recently, peacekeepers from Bangladesh serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) teamed up with the Catholic Health Training Institute to raise awareness among students at the Institute on preventing transmission of the Coronavirus. Peacekeepers used interactive demonstrations […]

UNMISS, Warrap state officials visit Tonj and call for peaceful negotiations to end conflict

Ongoing conflict between armed groups in Warrap, particularly in Tonj East and North has caused huge harm to communities. Innocent civilians have been injured and killed, properties destroyed, while thousands of families have been displaced. In the most recent clashes between armed groups in Kacuat, Marial Lou and Luanyjang, some 35 people were killed, 80 […]

How mobile service cloud can transform customer experience: 6 key steps (By James Bayhack)

By James Bayhack, Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at Service, service, service. That’s been the call for businesses that want to keep their clients happy and turn one-time customers into lifelong fans. Now, however, the focus has moved to brilliant customer experience. But what does this mean? And why are we seeing the shift?   Think about how you […]