BANGUI, Central African Republic Fresh violence has erupted in the city of Bangui, Central African Republic, forcing the trauma unit at a major hospital to be filled to capacity, where ambulances transporting the wounded have often been delayed because of street battles and barricades. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Central African Red Cross (CRCA) are providing emergency services following the eruption of violence in Bangui’s PK5 district on April 8. “Our 34-bed trauma unit at Bangui’s Community Hospital is completely full. We have set up a close surveillance room and another casualty ward. They are full as well. We have two tents ready to be put up in case of need. They can accommodate at least another 20 patients.”” said Marcelle Baltzinger
NAIROBI, KenyaMerck Foundation , the Philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, has announced the Call for application for Merck Diabetes and Hypertension awards 2018, across the African and Asian Universities through its Merck Capacity Advancement Program with the aim to building a platform for diabetes and hypertension experts across the globe. “I am very proud to see our newly established platform of Diabetes and Hypertension Experts has grown in one year. This encourages us to continue and expand 2018 Merck Diabetes and Hypertension Awards to universities in more countries in Africa and Asia such as Senegal, Cameroon, Gabon, Guinea, Niger, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam to join our mission to improve access to quality Diabetes and hypertension care in the two continents."Th
YAOUNDE, CameroonThe Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, has today announced over $27 million in funding to humanitarian partners to support people in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. "Canada is providing assistance to address the critical needs of the more than 20 million people who are affected by drought, food shortages and ongoing conflict in the Lake Chad Basin." they said In Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, millions of people are in need of life-saving assistance as a result of conflict, natural disasters and epidemics. Cameroon in particular, has more than half a million people who are displaced because of conflicts in the Lake Chad Basin and Central African Republic,
TUNIS, Tunisia The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private sector (ICD) and Afriland First Group, Banque Islamique du Senegal, EBID, BSIC Mali and Coris Bank Mali have signed a Line of financing agreements for a Euro 45 million, Euro 50 Million, Euro 25 Million, Euro 9 Million and Euro 6 Million respectively. The small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have a crucial role to play in a country’s growth and development, and ICD has big plans for them The Euro 135 Million Line of financing facility will be extended by the above Banks to the SMEs covering various sectors such as industrial, communication, technology, health, manufacturing, and agricultural sectors, in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal and other ICD member countries in Africa. In thi
YAOUNDE, Cameroon:After being reached out to by thousands of supporters who form the NOW movement Chairman Akere Muna has come forward. He chose to spend a week meeting with the movement's leaders and campaigners located in the East, Adamaoua, North and Far North regions. He decided to make this trip by road in order to fully appreciate the challenges that lie before him in these rich regions whose potential has been underused. He celebrated National Youth Day with the young leaders of the town of Bertoua. His visit to this region also notably included a meeting with a political ally, Ruben Jaoro's National Party of Cameroonian Patriots, which has joined the platform for the new republic. In the town of N'gaoundéré, the second port of call on his trip, the Chairman met with
LONDON, United Kingdom: Actis a leading growth markets investor has started construction on “Douala Grand Mall & Business Park”, Cameroon’s first destination retail & leisure mall. Developed by Actis and local partner Craft Development, Douala Grand Mall will comprise of 18,000 square metres of retail and leisure space, close to Bonapriso in Cameroon’s largest city. The mall will include multiple restaurants, a children’s play zone, a five screen cinema, a supermarket and retail shops. The Mall is Phase 1 of the development which also includes a business park hosting a hotel and corporate offices spaces. Actis is thrilled to reach this key milestone in delivering Cameroon’s first destination retail mall To continue its strategic roll-out in modern trad
YAOUNDE, Cameroon: A brainstorming session dubbed "Pathways to economic diversification in Central Arica" has been scheduled for 31 January 2018 at the Hilton Hotel in Yaounde, Cameroon. Participants will deliberate on the operationalization of the Douala Consensus. The Consensus, which was reached during the 33rd Intergovernmental Committee of Experts for Central Africa (ICE2017) in September 2017, underscores the urgent need to accelerate the process of diversification of Central African economies through the promotion of industrialization based on natural resources - especially agricultural - and driven by trade and urbanization. The Douala Consensus also argues for a paradigm shift "from a resource model for infrastructure to a resource model for industrializ...
GENEVA, Switzerland: UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler released a summary on the concern for woman and Children fleeing Cameroon in a press briefing on 19 January 2018 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. "With the number of people fleeing English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria growing, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is increasingly concerned at the plight of women and children among them." said Spindler Women and children represent about 80 per cent of the approximately 10,000 refugees registered so far in eastern Nigeria’s Cross River state. Thousands more are among the population of unregistered Cameroonians in neighbouring states. Some of these are boys and girls who fled to Nigeria alone. Unaccompanied and separated children are particularly af