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  •   The voting and awarding process related to the FIFA Pusk s Award is detailed in the respective Assignment Rules ZURICH Switzerland November 29 2021 APO Group The race to determine the winner of the FIFA Pusk s Award 2021 FIFA com is underway Who will succeed the 2020 winner Son Heung min in claiming the coveted crown The list of 11 finalists for the best goal during the awards period has been revealed and the candidates are as follows Luis D az COL https bit ly 3lj4FNT Brazil against Colombia CONMEBOL Copa Am rica June 23 2021 Gauthier Hein FRA https bit ly 3E4nxYx Chamois Niortais FC vs AJ Auxerre Ligue 2 April 10 2021 rik Lamela ARG https bit ly 3G2E1RD Arsenal FC Tottenham Hotspur FC Premier League March 14 2021 Valentino Lazaro AUT https bit ly 3E7B8OA Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Borussia VfL 1900 M nchengladbach Bundesliga November 8 2020 Riyad Mahrez ALG https bit ly 3lkpCbn Zimbabwe v Algeria CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Nov 16 2020 Sandra Owusu Ansah GHA https bit ly 3G1apE9 Kumasi Sports Academy Ladies FC vs Supreme Ladies FC Ghana Women s Premier League May 8 2021 Vangelis Pavlidis GRE https bit ly 3E6lMdd Willem II vs Fortuna Sittard Eredivisie May 16 2021 Daniela S nchez MEX https bit ly 2ZzbrHT Quer taro FC v Athletic of San Luis Liga MX Femenil January 16 2021 Patrik Schick CZE https bit ly 3p7kMzn Czech Republic v Scotland UEFA EURO 2020 June 14 2021 Mehdi Taremi IRN https bit ly 32w55tN Chelsea FC v FC Porto UEFA Champions League April 13 2021 Caroline Weir SCO https bit ly 313B0Sg Manchester City WFC v Manchester United WFC FA Women s Super League February 12 2021 The winner will be selected by an international jury made up of a panel of FIFA Legends and registered fans from around the world on FIFA com Each of the two groups of voters on the jury has the same electoral weight The voting and award process related to the FIFA Pusk s Award is detailed in the respective Assignment Rules https fifa fans 3I2NJoN To keep up to date with the latest news on The Best visit FIFA com fifa fans 3xdZ943 and FIFA s accounts on Facebook bit ly 30L7VKE YouTube bit ly 3xdHucL and Twitter bit ly 3HHdYkv You can join the discussion on who should win the prizes using the hashtag TheBest
    FIFA Puskás Award: 11 best goals announced
      The voting and awarding process related to the FIFA Pusk s Award is detailed in the respective Assignment Rules ZURICH Switzerland November 29 2021 APO Group The race to determine the winner of the FIFA Pusk s Award 2021 FIFA com is underway Who will succeed the 2020 winner Son Heung min in claiming the coveted crown The list of 11 finalists for the best goal during the awards period has been revealed and the candidates are as follows Luis D az COL https bit ly 3lj4FNT Brazil against Colombia CONMEBOL Copa Am rica June 23 2021 Gauthier Hein FRA https bit ly 3E4nxYx Chamois Niortais FC vs AJ Auxerre Ligue 2 April 10 2021 rik Lamela ARG https bit ly 3G2E1RD Arsenal FC Tottenham Hotspur FC Premier League March 14 2021 Valentino Lazaro AUT https bit ly 3E7B8OA Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Borussia VfL 1900 M nchengladbach Bundesliga November 8 2020 Riyad Mahrez ALG https bit ly 3lkpCbn Zimbabwe v Algeria CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Nov 16 2020 Sandra Owusu Ansah GHA https bit ly 3G1apE9 Kumasi Sports Academy Ladies FC vs Supreme Ladies FC Ghana Women s Premier League May 8 2021 Vangelis Pavlidis GRE https bit ly 3E6lMdd Willem II vs Fortuna Sittard Eredivisie May 16 2021 Daniela S nchez MEX https bit ly 2ZzbrHT Quer taro FC v Athletic of San Luis Liga MX Femenil January 16 2021 Patrik Schick CZE https bit ly 3p7kMzn Czech Republic v Scotland UEFA EURO 2020 June 14 2021 Mehdi Taremi IRN https bit ly 32w55tN Chelsea FC v FC Porto UEFA Champions League April 13 2021 Caroline Weir SCO https bit ly 313B0Sg Manchester City WFC v Manchester United WFC FA Women s Super League February 12 2021 The winner will be selected by an international jury made up of a panel of FIFA Legends and registered fans from around the world on FIFA com Each of the two groups of voters on the jury has the same electoral weight The voting and award process related to the FIFA Pusk s Award is detailed in the respective Assignment Rules https fifa fans 3I2NJoN To keep up to date with the latest news on The Best visit FIFA com fifa fans 3xdZ943 and FIFA s accounts on Facebook bit ly 30L7VKE YouTube bit ly 3xdHucL and Twitter bit ly 3HHdYkv You can join the discussion on who should win the prizes using the hashtag TheBest
    FIFA Puskás Award: 11 best goals announced
    Africa1 year ago

    FIFA Puskás Award: 11 best goals announced

    The voting and awarding process related to the FIFA Puskás Award is detailed in the respective Assignment Rules.

    ZURICH, Switzerland, November 29, 2021 / APO Group / -

    The race to determine the winner of the FIFA Puskás Award 2021 (FIFA.com) is underway. Who will succeed the 2020 winner Son Heung-min in claiming the coveted crown? The list of 11 finalists for the best goal during the awards period has been revealed and the candidates are as follows:

    Luis Díaz (COL) (https://bit.ly/3lj4FNT) - Brazil against Colombia [CONMEBOL Copa América] (June 23, 2021) Gauthier Hein (FRA) (https://bit.ly/3E4nxYx) - Chamois Niortais FC vs. AJ Auxerre [Ligue 2] (April 10, 2021) Érik Lamela (ARG) (https://bit.ly/3G2E1RD) - Arsenal FC - Tottenham Hotspur FC [Premier League] (March 14, 2021) Valentino Lazaro (AUT) (https://bit.ly/3E7B8OA) - Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach [Bundesliga] (November 8, 2020) Riyad Mahrez (ALG) (https://bit.ly/3lkpCbn) - Zimbabwe v Algeria [CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying] (Nov 16, 2020) Sandra Owusu-Ansah (GHA) (https://bit.ly/3G1apE9) - Kumasi Sports Academy Ladies FC vs. Supreme Ladies FC [Ghana Women’s Premier League] (May 8, 2021) Vangelis Pavlidis (GRE) (https://bit.ly/3E6lMdd) - Willem II vs. Fortuna Sittard [Eredivisie] (May 16, 2021) Daniela Sánchez (MEX) (https://bit.ly/2ZzbrHT) - Querétaro FC v. Athletic of San Luis [Liga MX Femenil] (January 16, 2021) Patrik Schick (CZE) (https://bit.ly/3p7kMzn) - Czech Republic v Scotland [UEFA EURO 2020] (June 14, 2021) Mehdi Taremi (IRN) (https://bit.ly/32w55tN) - Chelsea FC v. FC Porto [UEFA Champions League] (April 13, 2021) Caroline Weir (SCO) (https://bit.ly/313B0Sg) - Manchester City WFC v. Manchester United WFC [FA Women’s Super League] (February 12, 2021)

    The winner will be selected by an international jury made up of a panel of FIFA Legends and registered fans from around the world on FIFA.com. Each of the two groups of voters on the jury has the same electoral weight.

    The voting and award process related to the FIFA Puskás Award is detailed in the respective Assignment Rules (https://fifa.fans/3I2NJoN).

    To keep up to date with the latest news on The Best, visit FIFA.com (fifa.fans/3xdZ943) and FIFA's accounts on Facebook (bit.ly/30L7VKE), YouTube (bit.ly/3xdHucL) and Twitter (bit .ly / 3HHdYkv).

    You can join the discussion on who should win the prizes using the hashtag #TheBest

  •  Algerians began voting on Saturday in local elections seen as key in President Abdelmadjid Tebboune s push to turn the page in the two decade rule of the late President Abdelaziz Bouteflika But despite official campaigns urging Algerians to make their mark voting for municipal and provincial councils has sparked little public interest The election is the third vote in Algeria under Tebboune who has vowed to reform state institutions inherited from Bouteflika an autocrat who ruled the country for two decades Observers predict low turnout as with the poorly attended elections since Bouteflika was ousted from power by Hirak s pro democracy protest movement in April 2019 The rulers of the North African country are trying to impose their will despite the shameful results of the previous elections analyst Mohamed Hennad said Polling stations opened at 8 00 am 0700 GMT and are scheduled to close at 7 00 pm More than 23 million people are eligible to vote with 15 230 candidates standing and the results are expected on Sunday The campaign has been silenced despite calls by the authorities to Algerians to participate if they want change and institutional development Tebboune was elected in a controversial and widely boycotted 2019 vote months after Bouteflika resigned under pressure from the army and demonstrations from Hirak He has vowed to break away from local and regional elections marred by widespread allegations of fraud in the era of Bouteflika who died in September at the age of 84 In a televised interview on Friday Tebboune the late autocrat s former prime minister called on Algerians to actively participate in the vote If people want change it s time they did something about it themselves by voting he said Big challenges Algeria s local assemblies elect two thirds of the members of the upper house of the national parliament and the president appoints the rest Redouane Boudjemaa a journalism professor at the University of Algiers said the vote was simply an attempt to clean the facade of the local councils by changing their members to the benefit of the ruling class Politics at the moment is limited to slogans proclaiming that the country has entered a new era while all indicators point to the contrary The Tebboune government has seen an offensive against journalists and Hirak activists even as it has packaged important political measures as responses to the protest movement s calls for reform He has also faced a diplomatic crisis with Algeria s colonial ruler France and is embroiled in a diplomatic crisis with neighboring Morocco with whom Algiers broke diplomatic relations in August over the disputed territory of Western Sahara But in his televised remarks on Friday Tebboune said that these relations must return to normal as long as the other party France conceives them on an equal footing without provocation Analyst Hennad said that the elite in power since Algeria s independence from France in 1962 were using slogans around change to impose their agenda without actually involving other political forces Tebboune pushed for an amended constitution in November 2020 approved by less than 24 percent of the electorate and oversaw a parliamentary election in which only 23 percent of voters participated Despite a declared boycott by the opposition Rally for Culture and Democracy RCD party activists are on independent lists setting up a showdown with the rival Socialist Forces Front FFS in the Kabylie region which often sees abstentions significant The head of the electoral board Mohamed Charfi has highlighted the efforts of the body to boost participation But Boudjemaa said the main problem at stake was the huge economic and social challenges of the coming year warning that Algeria s purchasing power could collapse Various indicators show that the pouvoir ruling elite has neither the vision nor the strategy to respond to the crisis he said Source Credit TheGuardian
    Algerians vote in local polls to seal post-Bouteflika ‘change’
     Algerians began voting on Saturday in local elections seen as key in President Abdelmadjid Tebboune s push to turn the page in the two decade rule of the late President Abdelaziz Bouteflika But despite official campaigns urging Algerians to make their mark voting for municipal and provincial councils has sparked little public interest The election is the third vote in Algeria under Tebboune who has vowed to reform state institutions inherited from Bouteflika an autocrat who ruled the country for two decades Observers predict low turnout as with the poorly attended elections since Bouteflika was ousted from power by Hirak s pro democracy protest movement in April 2019 The rulers of the North African country are trying to impose their will despite the shameful results of the previous elections analyst Mohamed Hennad said Polling stations opened at 8 00 am 0700 GMT and are scheduled to close at 7 00 pm More than 23 million people are eligible to vote with 15 230 candidates standing and the results are expected on Sunday The campaign has been silenced despite calls by the authorities to Algerians to participate if they want change and institutional development Tebboune was elected in a controversial and widely boycotted 2019 vote months after Bouteflika resigned under pressure from the army and demonstrations from Hirak He has vowed to break away from local and regional elections marred by widespread allegations of fraud in the era of Bouteflika who died in September at the age of 84 In a televised interview on Friday Tebboune the late autocrat s former prime minister called on Algerians to actively participate in the vote If people want change it s time they did something about it themselves by voting he said Big challenges Algeria s local assemblies elect two thirds of the members of the upper house of the national parliament and the president appoints the rest Redouane Boudjemaa a journalism professor at the University of Algiers said the vote was simply an attempt to clean the facade of the local councils by changing their members to the benefit of the ruling class Politics at the moment is limited to slogans proclaiming that the country has entered a new era while all indicators point to the contrary The Tebboune government has seen an offensive against journalists and Hirak activists even as it has packaged important political measures as responses to the protest movement s calls for reform He has also faced a diplomatic crisis with Algeria s colonial ruler France and is embroiled in a diplomatic crisis with neighboring Morocco with whom Algiers broke diplomatic relations in August over the disputed territory of Western Sahara But in his televised remarks on Friday Tebboune said that these relations must return to normal as long as the other party France conceives them on an equal footing without provocation Analyst Hennad said that the elite in power since Algeria s independence from France in 1962 were using slogans around change to impose their agenda without actually involving other political forces Tebboune pushed for an amended constitution in November 2020 approved by less than 24 percent of the electorate and oversaw a parliamentary election in which only 23 percent of voters participated Despite a declared boycott by the opposition Rally for Culture and Democracy RCD party activists are on independent lists setting up a showdown with the rival Socialist Forces Front FFS in the Kabylie region which often sees abstentions significant The head of the electoral board Mohamed Charfi has highlighted the efforts of the body to boost participation But Boudjemaa said the main problem at stake was the huge economic and social challenges of the coming year warning that Algeria s purchasing power could collapse Various indicators show that the pouvoir ruling elite has neither the vision nor the strategy to respond to the crisis he said Source Credit TheGuardian
    Algerians vote in local polls to seal post-Bouteflika ‘change’
    Foreign1 year ago

    Algerians vote in local polls to seal post-Bouteflika ‘change’

    Algerians began voting on Saturday in local elections seen as key in President Abdelmadjid Tebboune's push to turn the page in the two-decade rule of the late President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.


    But despite official campaigns urging Algerians to "make their mark," voting for municipal and provincial councils has sparked little public interest.

    The election is the third vote in Algeria under Tebboune, who has vowed to reform state institutions inherited from Bouteflika, an autocrat who ruled the country for two decades.

    Observers predict low turnout, as with the poorly attended elections since Bouteflika was ousted from power by Hirak's pro-democracy protest movement in April 2019.

    The rulers of the North African country are trying "to impose their will despite the shameful results of the previous elections," analyst Mohamed Hennad said.

    Polling stations opened at 8:00 am (0700 GMT) and are scheduled to close at 7:00 pm.

    More than 23 million people are eligible to vote, with 15,230 candidates standing and the results are expected on Sunday.

    The campaign has been silenced despite calls by the authorities to Algerians to participate if they "want change" and "institutional development."

    Tebboune was elected in a controversial and widely boycotted 2019 vote months after Bouteflika resigned under pressure from the army and demonstrations from Hirak.

    He has vowed to break away from local and regional elections marred by widespread allegations of fraud in the era of Bouteflika, who died in September at the age of 84.

    In a televised interview on Friday, Tebboune, the late autocrat's former prime minister, called on Algerians to actively participate in the vote.

    "If people want change, it's time they did something about it themselves by voting," he said.

    - 'Big challenges' - Algeria's local assemblies elect two-thirds of the members of the upper house of the national parliament, and the president appoints the rest.

    Redouane Boudjemaa, a journalism professor at the University of Algiers, said the vote was simply "an attempt to clean the facade of the local councils by changing their members, to the benefit of the ruling class."

    "Politics at the moment is limited to slogans proclaiming that the country has entered a new era, while all indicators point to the contrary."

    The Tebboune government has seen an offensive against journalists and Hirak activists, even as it has packaged important political measures as responses to the protest movement's calls for reform.

    He has also faced a diplomatic crisis with Algeria's colonial ruler, France, and is embroiled in a diplomatic crisis with neighboring Morocco, with whom Algiers broke diplomatic relations in August over the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

    But in his televised remarks on Friday, Tebboune said that "these relations must return to normal as long as the other party (France) conceives them on an equal footing, without provocation."

    Analyst Hennad said that the elite in power since Algeria's independence from France in 1962, were using slogans around change to impose their agenda, without actually involving other political forces.

    Tebboune pushed for an amended constitution in November 2020, approved by less than 24 percent of the electorate, and oversaw a parliamentary election in which only 23 percent of voters participated.

    Despite a declared boycott by the opposition Rally for Culture and Democracy (RCD), party activists are on independent lists, setting up a showdown with the rival Socialist Forces Front (FFS) in the Kabylie region which often sees abstentions significant.

    The head of the electoral board, Mohamed Charfi, has highlighted the efforts of the body to boost participation.

    But Boudjemaa said the main problem at stake was the "huge economic and social challenges of the coming year", warning that Algeria's purchasing power could "collapse".

    "Various indicators show that the pouvoir (ruling elite) has neither the vision nor the strategy to respond to the crisis," he said.

    Source Credit: TheGuardian

  •   With a new surge in cases looming in Africa after the holiday season at the end of the year countries must urgently accelerate the launch of vaccines for healthcare workers BRAZZAVILLE Congo Republic of November 25 2021 APO Group Only 27 of health workers in Africa have been fully vaccinated against COVID 19 leaving most of the workforce on the front lines against the pandemic unprotected a preliminary analysis by the World Health Organization shows WHO Analysis of reported data from 25 countries reveals that as of March 2021 1 3 million healthcare workers were fully vaccinated with only six countries reaching more than 90 while nine countries have fully vaccinated less than 40 In stark contrast a recent WHO global study of 22 mostly high income countries reported that more than 80 of their healthcare and healthcare workers are fully vaccinated Most of Africa s healthcare workers are still missing their vaccines and remain dangerously exposed to a serious COVID 19 infection Unless our doctors nurses and other front line workers get full protection we risk a setback in efforts to curb this disease We must ensure that our health facilities are safe working environments said Dr Matshidiso Moeti WHO Regional Director for Africa It is important to have high vaccine coverage among healthcare workers not only for their own protection but also for their patients and to ensure that healthcare systems continue to function during a time of dire need Africa s health workforce shortage is acute and deep and only one country in the region has the necessary health workforce 10 9 per 1 000 population to provide essential health services Sixteen countries in the region have less than one health worker per 1 000 inhabitants Any loss of these essential workers to COVID 19 due to illness or death therefore has a major impact on the ability to deliver the service According to data reported to WHO by countries in the African Region since March 2020 there have been more than 150 400 COVID 19 infections in healthcare workers representing 2 5 of all cases confirmed and 2 6 of the total health workforce in the region Five countries account for around 70 of all reported COVID 19 infections in healthcare workers Algeria Ghana Kenya South Africa and Zimbabwe After nearly four months of a sustained decline COVID 19 cases in the general population of Africa have stagnated For the first time since the peak of the third wave in August cases in southern Africa have increased increasing by 48 in the week ending November 21 compared to the previous week The risk of infection for healthcare workers increases when cases arise This is a pattern that has been observed during the previous three waves of the pandemic With a fourth wave likely to hit after the year end travel season healthcare workers will once again face risks amid low vaccination coverage To date more than 227 million doses of vaccines have been administered in Africa In 39 countries that provided data 3 9 million doses have been administered to healthcare workers With a further increase in cases looming in Africa after the holiday season at the end of the year countries must urgently accelerate the launch of vaccines for healthcare workers said Dr Moeti Vaccine shipments have increased over the past three months Africa has received 330 million doses from COVAX Facility the African Vaccine Procurement Task Force and bilateral agreements since February 2021 Of these 83 have been delivered since August alone As vaccine supply increases addressing acceptance bottlenecks and speeding up implementation becomes more critical All African countries have prioritized health workers in their vaccination plans The low coverage is likely due to the availability of vaccination services especially in rural areas as well as doubts about vaccines Recent studies found that only about 40 of healthcare workers intended to receive a COVID 19 vaccine in Ghana and less than 50 in Ethiopia Concerns about vaccine safety and adverse side effects of vaccines have been identified as the main reasons for their hesitancy Health workers are key sources of information for the general population and their attitudes can influence vaccine adoption The COVID 19 vaccine is among the extraordinary scientific feats of humanity In Africa we are gradually overcoming supply constraints Now is not the time to run into mistrust of vaccines said Dr Moeti Supporting national efforts to boost vaccination of healthcare workers WHO is coordinating trainings and dialogues on vaccine safety and efficacy to help address questions or misconceptions about the COVID 19 vaccine as well as to promote open and honest communication about the benefits and side effects of vaccination Dr Moeti spoke during a virtual press conference today facilitated by APO Group She was joined by Dr Apetsianyi Yawa Coordinator of the Technical Working Group for the Implementation of COVID 19 Vaccines Togo and Mr Michael Ekuma Nnachi National President National Association of Nurses Midwives of Nigeria Nigeria Also available to answer questions were Dr Richard Mihigo Coordinator of the Immunization and Vaccine Development Program WHO Regional Office for Africa and Dr Thierno Balde Regional Assistant Manager for COVID 19 Incidents Regional Office for WHO for Africa
    Only 1 in 4 African health workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
      With a new surge in cases looming in Africa after the holiday season at the end of the year countries must urgently accelerate the launch of vaccines for healthcare workers BRAZZAVILLE Congo Republic of November 25 2021 APO Group Only 27 of health workers in Africa have been fully vaccinated against COVID 19 leaving most of the workforce on the front lines against the pandemic unprotected a preliminary analysis by the World Health Organization shows WHO Analysis of reported data from 25 countries reveals that as of March 2021 1 3 million healthcare workers were fully vaccinated with only six countries reaching more than 90 while nine countries have fully vaccinated less than 40 In stark contrast a recent WHO global study of 22 mostly high income countries reported that more than 80 of their healthcare and healthcare workers are fully vaccinated Most of Africa s healthcare workers are still missing their vaccines and remain dangerously exposed to a serious COVID 19 infection Unless our doctors nurses and other front line workers get full protection we risk a setback in efforts to curb this disease We must ensure that our health facilities are safe working environments said Dr Matshidiso Moeti WHO Regional Director for Africa It is important to have high vaccine coverage among healthcare workers not only for their own protection but also for their patients and to ensure that healthcare systems continue to function during a time of dire need Africa s health workforce shortage is acute and deep and only one country in the region has the necessary health workforce 10 9 per 1 000 population to provide essential health services Sixteen countries in the region have less than one health worker per 1 000 inhabitants Any loss of these essential workers to COVID 19 due to illness or death therefore has a major impact on the ability to deliver the service According to data reported to WHO by countries in the African Region since March 2020 there have been more than 150 400 COVID 19 infections in healthcare workers representing 2 5 of all cases confirmed and 2 6 of the total health workforce in the region Five countries account for around 70 of all reported COVID 19 infections in healthcare workers Algeria Ghana Kenya South Africa and Zimbabwe After nearly four months of a sustained decline COVID 19 cases in the general population of Africa have stagnated For the first time since the peak of the third wave in August cases in southern Africa have increased increasing by 48 in the week ending November 21 compared to the previous week The risk of infection for healthcare workers increases when cases arise This is a pattern that has been observed during the previous three waves of the pandemic With a fourth wave likely to hit after the year end travel season healthcare workers will once again face risks amid low vaccination coverage To date more than 227 million doses of vaccines have been administered in Africa In 39 countries that provided data 3 9 million doses have been administered to healthcare workers With a further increase in cases looming in Africa after the holiday season at the end of the year countries must urgently accelerate the launch of vaccines for healthcare workers said Dr Moeti Vaccine shipments have increased over the past three months Africa has received 330 million doses from COVAX Facility the African Vaccine Procurement Task Force and bilateral agreements since February 2021 Of these 83 have been delivered since August alone As vaccine supply increases addressing acceptance bottlenecks and speeding up implementation becomes more critical All African countries have prioritized health workers in their vaccination plans The low coverage is likely due to the availability of vaccination services especially in rural areas as well as doubts about vaccines Recent studies found that only about 40 of healthcare workers intended to receive a COVID 19 vaccine in Ghana and less than 50 in Ethiopia Concerns about vaccine safety and adverse side effects of vaccines have been identified as the main reasons for their hesitancy Health workers are key sources of information for the general population and their attitudes can influence vaccine adoption The COVID 19 vaccine is among the extraordinary scientific feats of humanity In Africa we are gradually overcoming supply constraints Now is not the time to run into mistrust of vaccines said Dr Moeti Supporting national efforts to boost vaccination of healthcare workers WHO is coordinating trainings and dialogues on vaccine safety and efficacy to help address questions or misconceptions about the COVID 19 vaccine as well as to promote open and honest communication about the benefits and side effects of vaccination Dr Moeti spoke during a virtual press conference today facilitated by APO Group She was joined by Dr Apetsianyi Yawa Coordinator of the Technical Working Group for the Implementation of COVID 19 Vaccines Togo and Mr Michael Ekuma Nnachi National President National Association of Nurses Midwives of Nigeria Nigeria Also available to answer questions were Dr Richard Mihigo Coordinator of the Immunization and Vaccine Development Program WHO Regional Office for Africa and Dr Thierno Balde Regional Assistant Manager for COVID 19 Incidents Regional Office for WHO for Africa
    Only 1 in 4 African health workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
    Africa1 year ago

    Only 1 in 4 African health workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

    With a new surge in cases looming in Africa after the holiday season at the end of the year, countries must urgently accelerate the launch of vaccines for healthcare workers.

    BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of), November 25, 2021 / APO Group / -

    Only 27% of health workers in Africa have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, leaving most of the workforce on the front lines against the pandemic unprotected, a preliminary analysis by the World Health Organization shows ( WHO).

    Analysis of reported data from 25 countries reveals that as of March 2021, 1.3 million healthcare workers were fully vaccinated, with only six countries reaching more than 90%, while nine countries have fully vaccinated less than 40%. In stark contrast, a recent WHO global study of 22 mostly high-income countries reported that more than 80% of their healthcare and healthcare workers are fully vaccinated.

    “Most of Africa's healthcare workers are still missing their vaccines and remain dangerously exposed to a serious COVID-19 infection. Unless our doctors, nurses, and other front-line workers get full protection, we risk a setback in efforts to curb this disease. We must ensure that our health facilities are safe working environments, ”said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.

    It is important to have high vaccine coverage among healthcare workers not only for their own protection but also for their patients and to ensure that healthcare systems continue to function during a time of dire need.

    Africa's health workforce shortage is acute and deep, and only one country in the region has the necessary health workforce (10.9 per 1,000 population) to provide essential health services. Sixteen countries in the region have less than one health worker per 1,000 inhabitants. Any loss of these essential workers to COVID-19 due to illness or death therefore has a major impact on the ability to deliver the service.

    According to data reported to WHO by countries in the African Region, since March 2020, there have been more than 150,400 COVID-19 infections in healthcare workers, representing 2.5% of all cases. confirmed and 2.6% of the total health workforce in the region. Five countries account for around 70% of all reported COVID-19 infections in healthcare workers: Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

    After nearly four months of a sustained decline, COVID-19 cases in the general population of Africa have stagnated. For the first time since the peak of the third wave in August, cases in southern Africa have increased, increasing by 48% in the week ending November 21 compared to the previous week.

    The risk of infection for healthcare workers increases when cases arise. This is a pattern that has been observed during the previous three waves of the pandemic. With a fourth wave likely to hit after the year-end travel season, healthcare workers will once again face risks amid low vaccination coverage.

    To date, more than 227 million doses of vaccines have been administered in Africa. In 39 countries that provided data, 3.9 million doses have been administered to healthcare workers.

    "With a further increase in cases looming in Africa after the holiday season at the end of the year, countries must urgently accelerate the launch of vaccines for healthcare workers," said Dr. Moeti.

    Vaccine shipments have increased over the past three months. Africa has received 330 million doses from COVAX Facility, the African Vaccine Procurement Task Force and bilateral agreements since February 2021. Of these, 83% have been delivered since August alone. As vaccine supply increases, addressing acceptance bottlenecks and speeding up implementation becomes more critical.

    All African countries have prioritized health workers in their vaccination plans. The low coverage is likely due to the availability of vaccination services, especially in rural areas, as well as doubts about vaccines. Recent studies found that only about 40% of healthcare workers intended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Ghana and less than 50% in Ethiopia. Concerns about vaccine safety and adverse side effects of vaccines have been identified as the main reasons for their hesitancy. Health workers are key sources of information for the general population and their attitudes can influence vaccine adoption.

    “The COVID-19 vaccine is among the extraordinary scientific feats of humanity. In Africa, we are gradually overcoming supply constraints. Now is not the time to run into mistrust of vaccines, ”said Dr. Moeti.

    Supporting national efforts to boost vaccination of healthcare workers, WHO is coordinating trainings and dialogues on vaccine safety and efficacy to help address questions or misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as to promote open and honest communication about the benefits and side effects of vaccination.

    Dr. Moeti spoke during a virtual press conference today facilitated by APO Group. She was joined by Dr. Apetsianyi Yawa, Coordinator of the Technical Working Group for the Implementation of COVID-19 Vaccines, Togo, and Mr. Michael Ekuma Nnachi, National President, National Association of Nurses / Midwives of Nigeria, Nigeria.

    Also available to answer questions were Dr. Richard Mihigo, Coordinator of the Immunization and Vaccine Development Program, WHO Regional Office for Africa, and Dr. Thierno Balde, Regional Assistant Manager for COVID-19 Incidents, Regional Office for WHO for Africa.

  •   With a new surge in cases looming in Africa after the holiday season at the end of the year countries must urgently accelerate the launch of vaccines for healthcare workers BRAZZAVILLE Congo Republic of November 25 2021 APO Group Only 27 of health workers in Africa have been fully vaccinated against COVID 19 leaving most of the workforce on the front lines against the pandemic unprotected a preliminary analysis by the World Health Organization shows WHO Analysis of reported data from 25 countries reveals that as of March 2021 1 3 million healthcare workers were fully vaccinated with only six countries reaching more than 90 while nine countries have fully vaccinated less than 40 In stark contrast a recent WHO global study of 22 mostly high income countries reported that more than 80 of their healthcare and healthcare workers are fully vaccinated Most of Africa s healthcare workers are still missing their vaccines and remain dangerously exposed to a serious COVID 19 infection Unless our doctors nurses and other front line workers get full protection we risk a setback in efforts to curb this disease We must ensure that our health facilities are safe working environments said Dr Matshidiso Moeti WHO Regional Director for Africa It is important to have high vaccine coverage among healthcare workers not only for their own protection but also for their patients and to ensure that healthcare systems continue to function during a time of dire need Africa s health workforce shortage is acute and deep and only one country in the region has the necessary health workforce 10 9 per 1 000 population to provide essential health services Sixteen countries in the region have less than one health worker per 1 000 inhabitants Any loss of these essential workers to COVID 19 due to illness or death therefore has a major impact on the ability to deliver the service According to data reported to WHO by countries in the African Region since March 2020 there have been more than 150 400 COVID 19 infections in healthcare workers representing 2 5 of all cases confirmed and 2 6 of the total health workforce in the region Five countries account for around 70 of all reported COVID 19 infections in healthcare workers Algeria Ghana Kenya South Africa and Zimbabwe After nearly four months of a sustained decline COVID 19 cases in the general population of Africa have stagnated For the first time since the peak of the third wave in August cases in southern Africa have increased increasing by 48 in the week ending November 21 compared to the previous week The risk of infection for healthcare workers increases when cases arise This is a pattern that has been observed during the previous three waves of the pandemic With a fourth wave likely to hit after the year end travel season healthcare workers will once again face risks amid low vaccination coverage To date more than 227 million doses of vaccines have been administered in Africa In 39 countries that provided data 3 9 million doses have been administered to healthcare workers With a further increase in cases looming in Africa after the holiday season at the end of the year countries must urgently accelerate the launch of vaccines for healthcare workers said Dr Moeti Vaccine shipments have increased over the past three months Africa has received 330 million doses from COVAX Facility the African Vaccine Procurement Task Force and bilateral agreements since February 2021 Of these 83 have been delivered since August alone As vaccine supply increases addressing acceptance bottlenecks and speeding up implementation becomes more critical All African countries have prioritized health workers in their vaccination plans The low coverage is likely due to the availability of vaccination services especially in rural areas as well as doubts about vaccines Recent studies found that only about 40 of healthcare workers intended to receive a COVID 19 vaccine in Ghana and less than 50 in Ethiopia Concerns about vaccine safety and adverse side effects of vaccines have been identified as the main reasons for their hesitancy Health workers are key sources of information for the general population and their attitudes can influence vaccine adoption The COVID 19 vaccine is among the extraordinary scientific feats of humanity In Africa we are gradually overcoming supply constraints Now is not the time to run into mistrust of vaccines said Dr Moeti Supporting national efforts to boost vaccination of healthcare workers WHO is coordinating trainings and dialogues on vaccine safety and efficacy to help address questions or misconceptions about the COVID 19 vaccine as well as to promote open and honest communication about the benefits and side effects of vaccination Dr Moeti spoke during a virtual press conference today facilitated by APO Group She was joined by Dr Apetsianyi Yawa Coordinator of the Technical Working Group for the Implementation of COVID 19 Vaccines Togo and Mr Michael Ekuma Nnachi National President National Association of Nurses Midwives of Nigeria Nigeria Also available to answer questions were Dr Richard Mihigo Coordinator of the Immunization and Vaccine Development Program WHO Regional Office for Africa and Dr Thierno Balde Regional Assistant Manager for COVID 19 Incidents Regional Office for WHO for Africa
    Only 1 in 4 African health workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
      With a new surge in cases looming in Africa after the holiday season at the end of the year countries must urgently accelerate the launch of vaccines for healthcare workers BRAZZAVILLE Congo Republic of November 25 2021 APO Group Only 27 of health workers in Africa have been fully vaccinated against COVID 19 leaving most of the workforce on the front lines against the pandemic unprotected a preliminary analysis by the World Health Organization shows WHO Analysis of reported data from 25 countries reveals that as of March 2021 1 3 million healthcare workers were fully vaccinated with only six countries reaching more than 90 while nine countries have fully vaccinated less than 40 In stark contrast a recent WHO global study of 22 mostly high income countries reported that more than 80 of their healthcare and healthcare workers are fully vaccinated Most of Africa s healthcare workers are still missing their vaccines and remain dangerously exposed to a serious COVID 19 infection Unless our doctors nurses and other front line workers get full protection we risk a setback in efforts to curb this disease We must ensure that our health facilities are safe working environments said Dr Matshidiso Moeti WHO Regional Director for Africa It is important to have high vaccine coverage among healthcare workers not only for their own protection but also for their patients and to ensure that healthcare systems continue to function during a time of dire need Africa s health workforce shortage is acute and deep and only one country in the region has the necessary health workforce 10 9 per 1 000 population to provide essential health services Sixteen countries in the region have less than one health worker per 1 000 inhabitants Any loss of these essential workers to COVID 19 due to illness or death therefore has a major impact on the ability to deliver the service According to data reported to WHO by countries in the African Region since March 2020 there have been more than 150 400 COVID 19 infections in healthcare workers representing 2 5 of all cases confirmed and 2 6 of the total health workforce in the region Five countries account for around 70 of all reported COVID 19 infections in healthcare workers Algeria Ghana Kenya South Africa and Zimbabwe After nearly four months of a sustained decline COVID 19 cases in the general population of Africa have stagnated For the first time since the peak of the third wave in August cases in southern Africa have increased increasing by 48 in the week ending November 21 compared to the previous week The risk of infection for healthcare workers increases when cases arise This is a pattern that has been observed during the previous three waves of the pandemic With a fourth wave likely to hit after the year end travel season healthcare workers will once again face risks amid low vaccination coverage To date more than 227 million doses of vaccines have been administered in Africa In 39 countries that provided data 3 9 million doses have been administered to healthcare workers With a further increase in cases looming in Africa after the holiday season at the end of the year countries must urgently accelerate the launch of vaccines for healthcare workers said Dr Moeti Vaccine shipments have increased over the past three months Africa has received 330 million doses from COVAX Facility the African Vaccine Procurement Task Force and bilateral agreements since February 2021 Of these 83 have been delivered since August alone As vaccine supply increases addressing acceptance bottlenecks and speeding up implementation becomes more critical All African countries have prioritized health workers in their vaccination plans The low coverage is likely due to the availability of vaccination services especially in rural areas as well as doubts about vaccines Recent studies found that only about 40 of healthcare workers intended to receive a COVID 19 vaccine in Ghana and less than 50 in Ethiopia Concerns about vaccine safety and adverse side effects of vaccines have been identified as the main reasons for their hesitancy Health workers are key sources of information for the general population and their attitudes can influence vaccine adoption The COVID 19 vaccine is among the extraordinary scientific feats of humanity In Africa we are gradually overcoming supply constraints Now is not the time to run into mistrust of vaccines said Dr Moeti Supporting national efforts to boost vaccination of healthcare workers WHO is coordinating trainings and dialogues on vaccine safety and efficacy to help address questions or misconceptions about the COVID 19 vaccine as well as to promote open and honest communication about the benefits and side effects of vaccination Dr Moeti spoke during a virtual press conference today facilitated by APO Group She was joined by Dr Apetsianyi Yawa Coordinator of the Technical Working Group for the Implementation of COVID 19 Vaccines Togo and Mr Michael Ekuma Nnachi National President National Association of Nurses Midwives of Nigeria Nigeria Also available to answer questions were Dr Richard Mihigo Coordinator of the Immunization and Vaccine Development Program WHO Regional Office for Africa and Dr Thierno Balde Regional Assistant Manager for COVID 19 Incidents Regional Office for WHO for Africa
    Only 1 in 4 African health workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
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    Only 1 in 4 African health workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

    With a new surge in cases looming in Africa after the holiday season at the end of the year, countries must urgently accelerate the launch of vaccines for healthcare workers.

    BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of), November 25, 2021 / APO Group / -

    Only 27% of health workers in Africa have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, leaving most of the workforce on the front lines against the pandemic unprotected, a preliminary analysis by the World Health Organization shows ( WHO).

    Analysis of reported data from 25 countries reveals that as of March 2021, 1.3 million healthcare workers were fully vaccinated, with only six countries reaching more than 90%, while nine countries have fully vaccinated less than 40%. In stark contrast, a recent WHO global study of 22 mostly high-income countries reported that more than 80% of their healthcare and healthcare workers are fully vaccinated.

    “Most of Africa's healthcare workers are still missing their vaccines and remain dangerously exposed to a serious COVID-19 infection. Unless our doctors, nurses, and other front-line workers get full protection, we risk a setback in efforts to curb this disease. We must ensure that our health facilities are safe working environments, ”said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.

    It is important to have high vaccine coverage among healthcare workers not only for their own protection but also for their patients and to ensure that healthcare systems continue to function during a time of dire need.

    Africa's health workforce shortage is acute and deep, and only one country in the region has the necessary health workforce (10.9 per 1,000 population) to provide essential health services. Sixteen countries in the region have less than one health worker per 1,000 inhabitants. Any loss of these essential workers to COVID-19 due to illness or death therefore has a major impact on the ability to deliver the service.

    According to data reported to WHO by countries in the African Region, since March 2020, there have been more than 150,400 COVID-19 infections in healthcare workers, representing 2.5% of all cases. confirmed and 2.6% of the total health workforce in the region. Five countries account for around 70% of all reported COVID-19 infections in healthcare workers: Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

    After nearly four months of a sustained decline, COVID-19 cases in the general population of Africa have stagnated. For the first time since the peak of the third wave in August, cases in southern Africa have increased, increasing by 48% in the week ending November 21 compared to the previous week.

    The risk of infection for healthcare workers increases when cases arise. This is a pattern that has been observed during the previous three waves of the pandemic. With a fourth wave likely to hit after the year-end travel season, healthcare workers will once again face risks amid low vaccination coverage.

    To date, more than 227 million doses of vaccines have been administered in Africa. In 39 countries that provided data, 3.9 million doses have been administered to healthcare workers.

    "With a further increase in cases looming in Africa after the holiday season at the end of the year, countries must urgently accelerate the launch of vaccines for healthcare workers," said Dr. Moeti.

    Vaccine shipments have increased over the past three months. Africa has received 330 million doses from COVAX Facility, the African Vaccine Procurement Task Force and bilateral agreements since February 2021. Of these, 83% have been delivered since August alone. As vaccine supply increases, addressing acceptance bottlenecks and speeding up implementation becomes more critical.

    All African countries have prioritized health workers in their vaccination plans. The low coverage is likely due to the availability of vaccination services, especially in rural areas, as well as doubts about vaccines. Recent studies found that only about 40% of healthcare workers intended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Ghana and less than 50% in Ethiopia. Concerns about vaccine safety and adverse side effects of vaccines have been identified as the main reasons for their hesitancy. Health workers are key sources of information for the general population and their attitudes can influence vaccine adoption.

    “The COVID-19 vaccine is among the extraordinary scientific feats of humanity. In Africa, we are gradually overcoming supply constraints. Now is not the time to run into mistrust of vaccines, ”said Dr. Moeti.

    Supporting national efforts to boost vaccination of healthcare workers, WHO is coordinating trainings and dialogues on vaccine safety and efficacy to help address questions or misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as to promote open and honest communication about the benefits and side effects of vaccination.

    Dr. Moeti spoke during a virtual press conference today facilitated by APO Group. She was joined by Dr. Apetsianyi Yawa, Coordinator of the Technical Working Group for the Implementation of COVID-19 Vaccines, Togo, and Mr. Michael Ekuma Nnachi, National President, National Association of Nurses / Midwives of Nigeria, Nigeria.

    Also available to answer questions were Dr. Richard Mihigo, Coordinator of the Immunization and Vaccine Development Program, WHO Regional Office for Africa, and Dr. Thierno Balde, Regional Assistant Manager for COVID-19 Incidents, Regional Office for WHO for Africa.

  •   Next year the foundation will have the necessary equipment to produce rose based products such as rose water rose oil and rose soap ANKARA Turkey November 23 2021 APO Group The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency T KA built the Martyrs Rose Garden of July 15 with 1000 roses in the city of El Gol a MENIA located in the Sahara desert in Algeria The Rosaleda de los M rtires on July 15 was built on a 2 hectare site owned by the FOREM EL GOLEA foundation which serves women and orphans in El Gol a Next year the foundation will have the equipment to produce rose based products such as rose water rose oil and rose soap using the roses that will be grown in the garden Professor Mostefa Khiati President of FOREM thanked T KA and the Republic of Turkey for T KA s support and stated that he believes the project will be a great example for those living in the Sahara desert and that the success of the project will lead to initiatives similar to be launched in the region Dr Alparslan evik T KA Coordinator noted that El Gol a where roses can be harvested twice a year was an important center of rose production in the early 20th century but that it lost this position over time He stated that T KA aimed to help El Gol a regain this position and contribute to the economic development of the region by enabling the production of rose based products evik added that they wanted to keep the memory of our martyrs alive by naming the garden after them and thanked FOREM EL GOLEA managers for approving this name
    TİKA supports rose cultivation in the Algerian Sahara
      Next year the foundation will have the necessary equipment to produce rose based products such as rose water rose oil and rose soap ANKARA Turkey November 23 2021 APO Group The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency T KA built the Martyrs Rose Garden of July 15 with 1000 roses in the city of El Gol a MENIA located in the Sahara desert in Algeria The Rosaleda de los M rtires on July 15 was built on a 2 hectare site owned by the FOREM EL GOLEA foundation which serves women and orphans in El Gol a Next year the foundation will have the equipment to produce rose based products such as rose water rose oil and rose soap using the roses that will be grown in the garden Professor Mostefa Khiati President of FOREM thanked T KA and the Republic of Turkey for T KA s support and stated that he believes the project will be a great example for those living in the Sahara desert and that the success of the project will lead to initiatives similar to be launched in the region Dr Alparslan evik T KA Coordinator noted that El Gol a where roses can be harvested twice a year was an important center of rose production in the early 20th century but that it lost this position over time He stated that T KA aimed to help El Gol a regain this position and contribute to the economic development of the region by enabling the production of rose based products evik added that they wanted to keep the memory of our martyrs alive by naming the garden after them and thanked FOREM EL GOLEA managers for approving this name
    TİKA supports rose cultivation in the Algerian Sahara
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    TİKA supports rose cultivation in the Algerian Sahara

    Next year, the foundation will have the necessary equipment to produce rose-based products such as rose water, rose oil and rose soap.

    ANKARA, Turkey, November 23, 2021 / APO Group / -

    The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) built the “Martyrs' Rose Garden of July 15” with 1000 roses in the city of El Goléa (MENIA), located in the Sahara desert in Algeria.

    The Rosaleda de los Mártires on July 15 was built on a 2-hectare site owned by the FOREM-EL GOLEA foundation, which serves women and orphans in El Goléa. Next year, the foundation will have the equipment to produce rose-based products such as rose water, rose oil and rose soap using the roses that will be grown in the garden.

    Professor Mostefa Khiati, President of FOREM, thanked TİKA and the Republic of Turkey for TİKA's support and stated that he believes the project will be a great example for those living in the Sahara desert and that the success of the project will lead to initiatives similar to be launched in the region.

    Dr. Alparslan Çevik, TİKA Coordinator, noted that El Goléa, where roses can be harvested twice a year, was an important center of rose production in the early 20th century, but that it lost this position over time. He stated that TİKA aimed to help El Goléa regain this position and contribute to the economic development of the region by enabling the production of rose-based products. Çevik added that they wanted to keep the memory of our martyrs alive by naming the garden after them, and thanked FOREM-EL GOLEA managers for approving this name.

  •   African youth are our greatest asset girls and boys love sport and our responsibility is to offer them opportunities for play and personal development through rugby CAPE TOWN South Africa November 22 2021 APO Group The first in a series of four qualifying tournaments Regional Sevens West will feature 8 countries meeting in Kumasi in hopes of securing a spot in the final qualifying round in April 2022 The novelty of this year is the inclusion in this first qualifying phase of a female category Rugby Africa represents full equality between men s and women s rugby and wants to offer equal opportunities to all African athletes regardless of gender Herbert Mensah President of the Ghana Rugby Union welcomes this opportunity With the support of our government His Royal Highness Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II our sponsors and Rugby Africa whom I sincerely thank the Ghana Rugby Union will host a world class event that will allow teams to express themselves on the pitch in the best possible conditions It is an honor for us to also welcome the women s qualification category for the first time at this level Obviously our ambition is to qualify our two men s and women s teams for the next round and just like our West African brothers and sisters we are actively preparing for the occasion After the period of closure that we all experienced after Covid 19 we are particularly excited to host this continental event it is a true celebration of African rugby that is brewing Everything is in place to ensure the safety and health of all in strict compliance with the protocol of health of our authorities and the Rugby Africa medical commission The teams participating in the Regional Sevens West tournament in Ghana are as follows Male category Ghana Benin Burkina Faso Ivory Coast Mali Niger Sierra Leone Togo Female category Ghana Benin Burkina Faso Ivory Coast Togo The two winners of the Western Men s Regional Tournament will qualify for the Africa Men s Sevens the last continental showdown to qualify for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham UK or the Rugby World Cup 7 taking place for the first time in Africa ground in September 2022 in Cape Town South Africa However federations must be full members of World Rugby in order to compete in Africa Men s Sevens This latest qualifying tournament will see the top 6 African teams already pre qualified Kenya Uganda Zimbabwe Madagascar Namibia Zambia joined by 8 teams from regional tournaments Following the same criteria the women s category of the Western Regional Sevens will allow a team to qualify for the Africa Women s Sevens 2022 This tournament will take place in Tunisia in April and will bring together the 9 best African teams 5 are already confirmed South Africa Kenya Tunisia Madagascar Uganda and the 4 winners of the regional tournaments will be added The men s teams from South Africa and Kenya have already qualified for the Commonwealth Games based on their results in the HSBC World Series The South African men s and women s teams have already qualified for the Rugby World Cup 7 as the host country however the women s team will continue to participate in the Africa Women s 7s 2022 in hopes of qualifying for the Commonwealth Games Therefore the Regional 7s West of Ghana tournament will open the ball for 4 regional tournaments for men and women The second for the northern region will take place in Alexandria Egypt from December 17 to 18 with the participation of Egypt Algeria Senegal Tunisia men only and Libya It will be followed by the Regional Sevens South in Mauritius on January 15 16 2022 which will host the teams of Mauritius Botswana Zimbabwe women only Namibia women only Eswatini Lesotho and Malawi Finally this qualification process for Africa Men s Women s Sevens will end on January 22 and 23 2022 in Kigali Rwanda for the Center region where teams from Rwanda Burundi Cameroon Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo Zambia only women and Central African Republic expected Rugby Africa s vision as explained by its Vice President Andrew Owor is to give as many people an opportunity as possible For Rugby Africa one of the main key indicators of success is the principle of inclusion African youth are our greatest asset girls and boys love sport and our responsibility is to offer them opportunities for play and personal development through rugby We are committed to allowing as many countries as possible to play in both the men s and women s categories and the federations have embraced this strategy The emphasis is on the well being and safety of the players we send qualified medical personnel to provide medical care at all of our tournaments but also to train and grow the workforce that ensures the safety of the players
    Rugby Africa begins the qualification process for the Rugby Sevens World Cup and Commonwealth Games at Paa Joe Stadium in Kumasi, Ghana, from November 27 to 28, 2021.
      African youth are our greatest asset girls and boys love sport and our responsibility is to offer them opportunities for play and personal development through rugby CAPE TOWN South Africa November 22 2021 APO Group The first in a series of four qualifying tournaments Regional Sevens West will feature 8 countries meeting in Kumasi in hopes of securing a spot in the final qualifying round in April 2022 The novelty of this year is the inclusion in this first qualifying phase of a female category Rugby Africa represents full equality between men s and women s rugby and wants to offer equal opportunities to all African athletes regardless of gender Herbert Mensah President of the Ghana Rugby Union welcomes this opportunity With the support of our government His Royal Highness Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II our sponsors and Rugby Africa whom I sincerely thank the Ghana Rugby Union will host a world class event that will allow teams to express themselves on the pitch in the best possible conditions It is an honor for us to also welcome the women s qualification category for the first time at this level Obviously our ambition is to qualify our two men s and women s teams for the next round and just like our West African brothers and sisters we are actively preparing for the occasion After the period of closure that we all experienced after Covid 19 we are particularly excited to host this continental event it is a true celebration of African rugby that is brewing Everything is in place to ensure the safety and health of all in strict compliance with the protocol of health of our authorities and the Rugby Africa medical commission The teams participating in the Regional Sevens West tournament in Ghana are as follows Male category Ghana Benin Burkina Faso Ivory Coast Mali Niger Sierra Leone Togo Female category Ghana Benin Burkina Faso Ivory Coast Togo The two winners of the Western Men s Regional Tournament will qualify for the Africa Men s Sevens the last continental showdown to qualify for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham UK or the Rugby World Cup 7 taking place for the first time in Africa ground in September 2022 in Cape Town South Africa However federations must be full members of World Rugby in order to compete in Africa Men s Sevens This latest qualifying tournament will see the top 6 African teams already pre qualified Kenya Uganda Zimbabwe Madagascar Namibia Zambia joined by 8 teams from regional tournaments Following the same criteria the women s category of the Western Regional Sevens will allow a team to qualify for the Africa Women s Sevens 2022 This tournament will take place in Tunisia in April and will bring together the 9 best African teams 5 are already confirmed South Africa Kenya Tunisia Madagascar Uganda and the 4 winners of the regional tournaments will be added The men s teams from South Africa and Kenya have already qualified for the Commonwealth Games based on their results in the HSBC World Series The South African men s and women s teams have already qualified for the Rugby World Cup 7 as the host country however the women s team will continue to participate in the Africa Women s 7s 2022 in hopes of qualifying for the Commonwealth Games Therefore the Regional 7s West of Ghana tournament will open the ball for 4 regional tournaments for men and women The second for the northern region will take place in Alexandria Egypt from December 17 to 18 with the participation of Egypt Algeria Senegal Tunisia men only and Libya It will be followed by the Regional Sevens South in Mauritius on January 15 16 2022 which will host the teams of Mauritius Botswana Zimbabwe women only Namibia women only Eswatini Lesotho and Malawi Finally this qualification process for Africa Men s Women s Sevens will end on January 22 and 23 2022 in Kigali Rwanda for the Center region where teams from Rwanda Burundi Cameroon Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo Zambia only women and Central African Republic expected Rugby Africa s vision as explained by its Vice President Andrew Owor is to give as many people an opportunity as possible For Rugby Africa one of the main key indicators of success is the principle of inclusion African youth are our greatest asset girls and boys love sport and our responsibility is to offer them opportunities for play and personal development through rugby We are committed to allowing as many countries as possible to play in both the men s and women s categories and the federations have embraced this strategy The emphasis is on the well being and safety of the players we send qualified medical personnel to provide medical care at all of our tournaments but also to train and grow the workforce that ensures the safety of the players
    Rugby Africa begins the qualification process for the Rugby Sevens World Cup and Commonwealth Games at Paa Joe Stadium in Kumasi, Ghana, from November 27 to 28, 2021.
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    Rugby Africa begins the qualification process for the Rugby Sevens World Cup and Commonwealth Games at Paa Joe Stadium in Kumasi, Ghana, from November 27 to 28, 2021.

    African youth are our greatest asset, girls and boys love sport and our responsibility is to offer them opportunities for play and personal development through rugby.

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 22, 2021 / APO Group / -

    The first in a series of four qualifying tournaments, Regional Sevens West will feature 8 countries meeting in Kumasi in hopes of securing a spot in the final qualifying round in April 2022.

    The novelty of this year is the inclusion in this first qualifying phase of a female category. Rugby Africa represents full equality between men's and women's rugby and wants to offer equal opportunities to all African athletes regardless of gender.

    Herbert Mensah, President of the Ghana Rugby Union, welcomes this opportunity. "With the support of our government, His Royal Highness Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, our sponsors and Rugby Africa, whom I sincerely thank, the Ghana Rugby Union will host a world-class event that will allow teams to express themselves on the pitch in the best possible conditions. It is an honor for us to also welcome the women's qualification category for the first time at this level. Obviously, our ambition is to qualify our two men's and women's teams for the next round and just like our West African brothers and sisters, we are actively preparing for the occasion.After the period of closure that we all experienced after Covid-19, we are particularly excited to host this continental event, it is a true celebration of African rugby that is brewing. Everything is in place to ensure the safety and health of all in strict compliance with the protocol of health of our authorities and the Rugby Africa medical commission ”.

    The teams participating in the Regional Sevens West tournament in Ghana are as follows:

    Male category: Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Togo

    Female category: Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Togo

    The two winners of the Western Men's Regional Tournament will qualify for the Africa Men's Sevens, the last continental showdown to qualify for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK or the Rugby World Cup 7 taking place for the first time in Africa. ground in September 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa. However, federations must be full members of World Rugby in order to compete in Africa Men's Sevens. This latest qualifying tournament will see the top 6 African teams already pre-qualified (Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Namibia, Zambia) joined by 8 teams from regional tournaments.

    Following the same criteria, the women's category of the Western Regional Sevens will allow a team to qualify for the Africa Women's Sevens 2022. This tournament will take place in Tunisia in April and will bring together the 9 best African teams. 5 are already confirmed (South Africa, Kenya, Tunisia, Madagascar, Uganda) and the 4 winners of the regional tournaments will be added.

    The men's teams from South Africa and Kenya have already qualified for the Commonwealth Games based on their results in the HSBC World Series. The South African men's and women's teams have already qualified for the Rugby World Cup 7 as the host country, however the women's team will continue to participate in the Africa Women's 7s 2022 in hopes of qualifying for the Commonwealth Games.

    Therefore, the Regional 7s West of Ghana tournament will open the ball for 4 regional tournaments for men and women.

    The second for the northern region will take place in Alexandria, Egypt, from December 17 to 18, with the participation of Egypt, Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia (men only) and Libya.

    It will be followed by the Regional Sevens South in Mauritius on January 15-16, 2022, which will host the teams of Mauritius, Botswana, Zimbabwe (women only), Namibia (women only), Eswatini, Lesotho and Malawi.

    Finally, this qualification process for Africa Men's & Women's Sevens will end on January 22 and 23, 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda, for the Center region where teams from Rwanda, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Zambia (only women ) and Central African Republic expected.

    Rugby Africa's vision, as explained by its Vice President Andrew Owor, is to give as many people an opportunity as possible: “For Rugby Africa, one of the main key indicators of success is the principle of inclusion. African youth are our greatest asset, girls and boys love sport and our responsibility is to offer them opportunities for play and personal development through rugby. We are committed to allowing as many countries as possible to play in both the men's and women's categories, and the federations have embraced this strategy. The emphasis is on the well-being and safety of the players, we send qualified medical personnel to provide medical care at all of our tournaments, but also to train and grow the workforce that ensures the safety of the players. "

  •   Washington on Wednesday removed Nigeria from its list of countries with religious freedom issues just a day before Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in the country on a tour of Africa Blinken is expected to arrive in Abuja on Thursday where he is expected to meet officials including President Muhammadu Buhari and deliver a speech on US policy in Africa The US Secretary of State will travel to Nigeria from Kenya where he has launched his Africa tour which will also see him visit Senegal The omission drew a sharp rebuke from a U S government commission that recommended that the Biden administration maintain Nigeria as a so called country of particular concern for committing or tolerating violations of religious freedom Mr Blinken made an annual announcement on Wednesday of the countries on the list citing Myanmar China Eritrea Iran North Korea Pakistan Russia Saudi Arabia Tajikistan and Turkmenistan as a country of particular concern He also placed Algeria Comoros Cuba and Nicaragua on a watchlist for religious freedom and named armed groups including the Islamic State and several of its affiliates as entities of concern But Nigeria which was first added to the list in 2020 has not been re designated The State Department did not respond to a request for comment and it was not clear whether the designation was related to the secretary s trip The US Commission on International Religious Freedom USCIRF recommended in April that Nigeria remain on the list citing violence by Islamist militants and other armed non state actors as well as discrimination arbitrary detentions and convictions to death for blasphemy by state authorities in the countryside The commission which had also recommended that India Syria and Vietnam be designated as countries of concern said in a statement it was appalled by Nigeria s withdrawal We urge the State Department to reconsider its designations based on the facts presented in its own report President Nadine Maenza said referring to the department s report on international religious freedom in May which cited concerns of religious freedom in Nigeria Reuters NAN
    U.S. removes Nigeria from religious freedom list
      Washington on Wednesday removed Nigeria from its list of countries with religious freedom issues just a day before Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in the country on a tour of Africa Blinken is expected to arrive in Abuja on Thursday where he is expected to meet officials including President Muhammadu Buhari and deliver a speech on US policy in Africa The US Secretary of State will travel to Nigeria from Kenya where he has launched his Africa tour which will also see him visit Senegal The omission drew a sharp rebuke from a U S government commission that recommended that the Biden administration maintain Nigeria as a so called country of particular concern for committing or tolerating violations of religious freedom Mr Blinken made an annual announcement on Wednesday of the countries on the list citing Myanmar China Eritrea Iran North Korea Pakistan Russia Saudi Arabia Tajikistan and Turkmenistan as a country of particular concern He also placed Algeria Comoros Cuba and Nicaragua on a watchlist for religious freedom and named armed groups including the Islamic State and several of its affiliates as entities of concern But Nigeria which was first added to the list in 2020 has not been re designated The State Department did not respond to a request for comment and it was not clear whether the designation was related to the secretary s trip The US Commission on International Religious Freedom USCIRF recommended in April that Nigeria remain on the list citing violence by Islamist militants and other armed non state actors as well as discrimination arbitrary detentions and convictions to death for blasphemy by state authorities in the countryside The commission which had also recommended that India Syria and Vietnam be designated as countries of concern said in a statement it was appalled by Nigeria s withdrawal We urge the State Department to reconsider its designations based on the facts presented in its own report President Nadine Maenza said referring to the department s report on international religious freedom in May which cited concerns of religious freedom in Nigeria Reuters NAN
    U.S. removes Nigeria from religious freedom list
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    U.S. removes Nigeria from religious freedom list

    Washington on Wednesday removed Nigeria from its list of countries with religious freedom issues, just a day before Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in the country on a tour of Africa.

    Blinken is expected to arrive in Abuja on Thursday, where he is expected to meet officials, including President Muhammadu Buhari, and deliver a speech on US policy in Africa.

    The US Secretary of State will travel to Nigeria from Kenya where he has launched his Africa tour which will also see him visit Senegal.

    The omission drew a sharp rebuke from a U.S. government commission that recommended that the Biden administration maintain Nigeria as a so-called country of particular concern for committing or tolerating violations of religious freedom.

    Mr Blinken made an annual announcement on Wednesday of the countries on the list, citing Myanmar, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan as a country of particular concern.

    He also placed Algeria, Comoros, Cuba and Nicaragua on a watchlist for religious freedom, and named armed groups, including the Islamic State and several of its affiliates, as entities of concern.

    But Nigeria, which was first added to the list in 2020, has not been re-designated.

    The State Department did not respond to a request for comment and it was not clear whether the designation was related to the secretary's trip.

    The US Commission on International Religious Freedom, USCIRF, recommended in April that Nigeria remain on the list, citing "violence by Islamist militants and other armed non-state actors, as well as discrimination, arbitrary detentions and convictions. to death for blasphemy by state authorities ”. in the countryside.

    The commission, which had also recommended that India, Syria and Vietnam be designated as countries of concern, said in a statement it was "appalled" by Nigeria's withdrawal.

    "We urge the State Department to reconsider its designations based on the facts presented in its own report," President Nadine Maenza said, referring to the department's report on international religious freedom in May, which cited concerns of religious freedom in Nigeria.

    Reuters / NAN

  •   Three people died Thursday when a residential block collapsed in a landslide in Algiers emergency services said bringing to six the death toll this week in heavy rains in the Algerian capital A 17 year old boy and two men were killed before dawn in the collapse of the precarious building in the Rais Hamidou district of northern Algiers the fire and rescue service said Rescuers are still searching for other possible victims it said in a statement Two men and a woman died when their building collapsed in another landslide in the nearby Bologhine neighbourhood on Tuesday also following heavy rain In March flooding due to torrential rains in the northwest of the country resulted in six deaths five of them children In May seven people were killed in various provinces across Algeria during flooding after heavy downpours Source Credit TheGuardian
    Three dead in Algeria landslide after heavy rain
      Three people died Thursday when a residential block collapsed in a landslide in Algiers emergency services said bringing to six the death toll this week in heavy rains in the Algerian capital A 17 year old boy and two men were killed before dawn in the collapse of the precarious building in the Rais Hamidou district of northern Algiers the fire and rescue service said Rescuers are still searching for other possible victims it said in a statement Two men and a woman died when their building collapsed in another landslide in the nearby Bologhine neighbourhood on Tuesday also following heavy rain In March flooding due to torrential rains in the northwest of the country resulted in six deaths five of them children In May seven people were killed in various provinces across Algeria during flooding after heavy downpours Source Credit TheGuardian
    Three dead in Algeria landslide after heavy rain
    Foreign1 year ago

    Three dead in Algeria landslide after heavy rain

    Three people died Thursday when a residential block collapsed in a landslide in Algiers, emergency services said, bringing to six the death toll this week in heavy rains in the Algerian capital.

    A 17-year-old boy and two men were killed before dawn in the collapse of the “precarious” building in the Rais Hamidou district of northern Algiers, the fire and rescue service said.

    “Rescuers are still searching for other possible victims,” it said in a statement.

    Two men and a woman died when their building collapsed in another landslide in the nearby Bologhine neighbourhood on Tuesday, also following heavy rain.

    In March, flooding due to torrential rains in the northwest of the country resulted in six deaths, five of them children.

    In May, seven people were killed in various provinces across Algeria during flooding after heavy downpours.

    Source Credit: TheGuardian

  •   VIDEO Canon Announces Intensification of its Women Who Empower Program with the Addition of Share Copy Embed Webinars The outstanding response received for our Women Who Empower initiative shows the number of talented women we have in our region DUBAI United Arab Emirates November 9 2021 APO Group Canon Middle East Central and North Africa Canon CNA com today announced the intensification of its Women Who Empower program with the addition of webinars mentoring perspectives panel discussions educational opportunities and expert advice with the aim of propelling the wave of women s empowerment in the Middle East and Africa Due to the exceptional success and remarkable response received for the Women Who Empower initiative the company has launched its Transform and Elevate webinar workshops in association with Transform8 to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses and develop their businesses reach their maximum potential The webinar series which began in September and is scheduled to run through March 2022 will delve into various aspects associated with the humanitarian aspect of leadership each month bringing a new theme of learning and discussion aimed at providing engaging information educational informative and impactful takeaways to support the entrepreneurial journey of the participants In addition two lucky winners will be selected each month to receive two leadership coaching sessions from a Transform8 coach These sessions will provide the laureates with an excellent opportunity to delve into the topics of their choice the problems or the skills they wish to deepen thus creating a valuable and stimulating experience The September webinar session focused on time management skills while the October session is geared towards managing self criticism during an entrepreneurial journey The final sessions of this year will be essential for developing mind management skills such as increased focus and focus as well as reduced stress and anxiety Afterwards the first webinar for 2022 will begin on the note of advancing social entrepreneurship skills by teaching attendees the importance of building a business that cares about society and the planet Following on from this the February and March 2022 webinars will look at the evolution of creative skills through a session dedicated to rewiring the brain and another on building mental resilience The final session scheduled for the program will be grounded in the science of manifestation in business disclosing key points related to goal setting and achievement A series of webinars will be hosted by Al Sahm Women of Algeria which are women s only platforms that address issues affecting women Encouraging discussion and engagement the topic of strategies to get things done in your business will be discussed Canon has also partnered with AWIEF to organize a series of three educational masterclasses to be held in October November and December 2021 which will focus on topics related to the digital sector The AWIEF community is a digital platform and community focused on empowering women to be successful in their business and have economic power through the provision of masterclasses e learning mentoring opportunities networking events and more The AWIEF Canon masterclasses will be duly supported by the APO group and will take advantage of the already existing AWIEF community and network in order to maximize the learning outcomes for the participants Speaking about the new additions to the program Mai Youssef Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing Services at Canon Middle East North and Central Africa and Turkey said The outstanding response received for our Women Who Empower initiative shows the number of talented women we have in our area We wanted to further expand the program to support more women entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring guidance and skills building opportunities We are excited to partner with Transform8 and AWIEF to provide women with learning platforms that can be helpful in their entrepreneurial journey
    As an extension of its phenomenal “Women Who Empower” program, Canon is offering new courses, workshops and educational activities to support the empowerment of women.
      VIDEO Canon Announces Intensification of its Women Who Empower Program with the Addition of Share Copy Embed Webinars The outstanding response received for our Women Who Empower initiative shows the number of talented women we have in our region DUBAI United Arab Emirates November 9 2021 APO Group Canon Middle East Central and North Africa Canon CNA com today announced the intensification of its Women Who Empower program with the addition of webinars mentoring perspectives panel discussions educational opportunities and expert advice with the aim of propelling the wave of women s empowerment in the Middle East and Africa Due to the exceptional success and remarkable response received for the Women Who Empower initiative the company has launched its Transform and Elevate webinar workshops in association with Transform8 to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses and develop their businesses reach their maximum potential The webinar series which began in September and is scheduled to run through March 2022 will delve into various aspects associated with the humanitarian aspect of leadership each month bringing a new theme of learning and discussion aimed at providing engaging information educational informative and impactful takeaways to support the entrepreneurial journey of the participants In addition two lucky winners will be selected each month to receive two leadership coaching sessions from a Transform8 coach These sessions will provide the laureates with an excellent opportunity to delve into the topics of their choice the problems or the skills they wish to deepen thus creating a valuable and stimulating experience The September webinar session focused on time management skills while the October session is geared towards managing self criticism during an entrepreneurial journey The final sessions of this year will be essential for developing mind management skills such as increased focus and focus as well as reduced stress and anxiety Afterwards the first webinar for 2022 will begin on the note of advancing social entrepreneurship skills by teaching attendees the importance of building a business that cares about society and the planet Following on from this the February and March 2022 webinars will look at the evolution of creative skills through a session dedicated to rewiring the brain and another on building mental resilience The final session scheduled for the program will be grounded in the science of manifestation in business disclosing key points related to goal setting and achievement A series of webinars will be hosted by Al Sahm Women of Algeria which are women s only platforms that address issues affecting women Encouraging discussion and engagement the topic of strategies to get things done in your business will be discussed Canon has also partnered with AWIEF to organize a series of three educational masterclasses to be held in October November and December 2021 which will focus on topics related to the digital sector The AWIEF community is a digital platform and community focused on empowering women to be successful in their business and have economic power through the provision of masterclasses e learning mentoring opportunities networking events and more The AWIEF Canon masterclasses will be duly supported by the APO group and will take advantage of the already existing AWIEF community and network in order to maximize the learning outcomes for the participants Speaking about the new additions to the program Mai Youssef Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing Services at Canon Middle East North and Central Africa and Turkey said The outstanding response received for our Women Who Empower initiative shows the number of talented women we have in our area We wanted to further expand the program to support more women entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring guidance and skills building opportunities We are excited to partner with Transform8 and AWIEF to provide women with learning platforms that can be helpful in their entrepreneurial journey
    As an extension of its phenomenal “Women Who Empower” program, Canon is offering new courses, workshops and educational activities to support the empowerment of women.
    Africa1 year ago

    As an extension of its phenomenal “Women Who Empower” program, Canon is offering new courses, workshops and educational activities to support the empowerment of women.

    VIDEO Canon Announces Intensification of its “Women Who Empower” Program with the Addition of Share Copy Embed Webinars

    The outstanding response received for our Women Who Empower initiative shows the number of talented women we have in our region

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, November 9, 2021 / APO Group / -

    Canon Middle East, Central and North Africa (Canon-CNA.com) today announced the intensification of its “Women Who Empower” program with the addition of webinars, mentoring perspectives, panel discussions, educational opportunities and expert advice with the aim of propelling the wave of women's empowerment in the Middle East and Africa. Due to the exceptional success and remarkable response received for the Women Who Empower initiative, the company has launched its Transform and Elevate webinar workshops in association with Transform8 to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses and develop their businesses. reach their maximum potential.

    The webinar series which began in September and is scheduled to run through March 2022, will delve into various aspects associated with the humanitarian aspect of leadership, each month bringing a new theme of learning and discussion aimed at providing engaging information. , educational, informative. and impactful takeaways to support the entrepreneurial journey of the participants. In addition, two lucky winners will be selected each month to receive two leadership coaching sessions from a Transform8 coach. These sessions will provide the laureates with an excellent opportunity to delve into the topics of their choice, the problems or the skills they wish to deepen, thus creating a valuable and stimulating experience.

    The September webinar session focused on time management skills while the October session is geared towards managing self-criticism during an entrepreneurial journey. The final sessions of this year will be essential for developing mind management skills such as increased focus and focus as well as reduced stress and anxiety. Afterwards, the first webinar for 2022 will begin on the note of advancing social entrepreneurship skills by teaching attendees the importance of building a business that cares about society and the planet. Following on from this, the February and March 2022 webinars will look at the evolution of creative skills through a session dedicated to rewiring the brain and another on building mental resilience. The final session scheduled for the program will be grounded in the science of manifestation in business, disclosing key points related to goal setting and achievement.

    A series of webinars will be hosted by Al Sahm Women of Algeria, which are women's-only platforms that address issues affecting women. Encouraging discussion and engagement, the topic of “strategies to get things done in your business” will be discussed. Canon has also partnered with AWIEF to organize a series of three educational masterclasses to be held in October, November and December 2021, which will focus on topics related to the digital sector. The AWIEF community is a digital platform and community focused on empowering women to be successful in their business and have economic power through the provision of masterclasses, e-learning, mentoring opportunities , networking events and more. The AWIEF-Canon masterclasses will be duly supported by the APO group and will take advantage of the already existing AWIEF community and network, in order to maximize the learning outcomes for the participants.

    Speaking about the new additions to the program, Mai Youssef, Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing Services at Canon Middle East, North and Central Africa and Turkey said: “The outstanding response received for our Women Who Empower initiative shows the number of talented women we have in our area. We wanted to further expand the program to support more women entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring, guidance and skills building opportunities. We are excited to partner with Transform8 and AWIEF to provide women with learning platforms that can be helpful in their entrepreneurial journey.

  •   WFP is deeply grateful to the peoples and governments of the European Union for their continued support of our food and nutrition programs ALGIERS Algeria November 8 2021 APO Group The United Nations World Food Program WFP welcomes a grant of 5 4 million euros 6 4 million US dollars from the European Union EU to cover the basic food needs of Sahrawi refugees in the Tindouf refugee camps in southwest Algeria WFP will use these funds to provide vulnerable refugees living in this arid part of the country with a balanced and nutritious diet through direct food distributions Food rations include grains legumes vegetable oil and sugar WFP will also provide pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under five with compound foods and specialized supplements to treat and prevent malnutrition WFP is deeply grateful to the peoples and governments of the European Union for their continued support to our food and nutrition programs said WFP Representative and Country Director in Algeria Imed Khanfir This contribution is a testament to the EU s commitment to the most vulnerable especially as their continued support comes amid a global pandemic and economic uncertainty The EU is the largest donor to the WFP operation in favor of Sahrawi refugees in Algeria The EU has donated nearly 100 million in humanitarian aid since 2003 This year EU aid accounts for almost 30 percent of WFP s funding needs in Algeria The EU renews its commitment to the WFP food and nutrition assistance operation in the Sahrawi refugee camps The limited opportunities for self reliance in the harsh desert conditions of Tindouf mean that refugees continue to depend on international aid for their survival said Samuel Marie Fanon EU humanitarian aid manager in Algiers Providing reliable and sustained support to Sahrawi refugees is essential and a direct expression of the EU s solidarity with those in need WFP has been supporting Sahrawi refugees in Algeria since 1986 WFP operations in the country are carried out and monitored in collaboration with national and international organizations to ensure that food aid reaches the people for whom it is intended
    The European Union continues to support Sahrawi refugees in Algeria
      WFP is deeply grateful to the peoples and governments of the European Union for their continued support of our food and nutrition programs ALGIERS Algeria November 8 2021 APO Group The United Nations World Food Program WFP welcomes a grant of 5 4 million euros 6 4 million US dollars from the European Union EU to cover the basic food needs of Sahrawi refugees in the Tindouf refugee camps in southwest Algeria WFP will use these funds to provide vulnerable refugees living in this arid part of the country with a balanced and nutritious diet through direct food distributions Food rations include grains legumes vegetable oil and sugar WFP will also provide pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under five with compound foods and specialized supplements to treat and prevent malnutrition WFP is deeply grateful to the peoples and governments of the European Union for their continued support to our food and nutrition programs said WFP Representative and Country Director in Algeria Imed Khanfir This contribution is a testament to the EU s commitment to the most vulnerable especially as their continued support comes amid a global pandemic and economic uncertainty The EU is the largest donor to the WFP operation in favor of Sahrawi refugees in Algeria The EU has donated nearly 100 million in humanitarian aid since 2003 This year EU aid accounts for almost 30 percent of WFP s funding needs in Algeria The EU renews its commitment to the WFP food and nutrition assistance operation in the Sahrawi refugee camps The limited opportunities for self reliance in the harsh desert conditions of Tindouf mean that refugees continue to depend on international aid for their survival said Samuel Marie Fanon EU humanitarian aid manager in Algiers Providing reliable and sustained support to Sahrawi refugees is essential and a direct expression of the EU s solidarity with those in need WFP has been supporting Sahrawi refugees in Algeria since 1986 WFP operations in the country are carried out and monitored in collaboration with national and international organizations to ensure that food aid reaches the people for whom it is intended
    The European Union continues to support Sahrawi refugees in Algeria
    Africa1 year ago

    The European Union continues to support Sahrawi refugees in Algeria

    WFP is deeply grateful to the peoples and governments of the European Union for their continued support of our food and nutrition programs.

    ALGIERS, Algeria, November 8, 2021 / APO Group / -

    The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) welcomes a grant of 5.4 million euros (6.4 million US dollars) from the European Union (EU) to cover the basic food needs of Sahrawi refugees in the Tindouf refugee camps in southwest Algeria.

    WFP will use these funds to provide vulnerable refugees living in this arid part of the country with a balanced and nutritious diet through direct food distributions. Food rations include grains, legumes, vegetable oil and sugar. WFP will also provide pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under five with compound foods and specialized supplements to treat and prevent malnutrition.

    “WFP is deeply grateful to the peoples and governments of the European Union for their continued support to our food and nutrition programs,” said WFP Representative and Country Director in Algeria, Imed Khanfir. "This contribution is a testament to the EU's commitment to the most vulnerable, especially as their continued support comes amid a global pandemic and economic uncertainty."

    The EU is the largest donor to the WFP operation in favor of Sahrawi refugees in Algeria. The EU has donated nearly $ 100 million in humanitarian aid since 2003. This year, EU aid accounts for almost 30 percent of WFP's funding needs in Algeria.

    “The EU renews its commitment to the WFP food and nutrition assistance operation in the Sahrawi refugee camps. The limited opportunities for self-reliance in the harsh desert conditions of Tindouf mean that refugees continue to depend on international aid for their survival, ”said Samuel Marie-Fanon, EU humanitarian aid manager in Algiers. . "Providing reliable and sustained support to Sahrawi refugees is essential and a direct expression of the EU's solidarity with those in need."

    WFP has been supporting Sahrawi refugees in Algeria since 1986. WFP operations in the country are carried out and monitored in collaboration with national and international organizations to ensure that food aid reaches the people for whom it is intended.

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