Published on 18 Apr, 2016

Partnership – between the public, the private and the ‘third’ sector of NGOs and Foundations – was the theme of an event hosted by the Global Business Coalition for Education on Thursday in Washington. “We need to preach revolution, as things have to change”, said the Portland Trust. The Wellbeing Foundation continued: “We cannot exist; […]

Published on 7 Sep, 2015

The need to adequately equip Africa’s health facilities in order to deal with deadly epidemics was a key subject at the first Baobab Forum held at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan on August 31. The ill state of health infrastructure in Guinea, where the first case in the latest Ebolaoutbreak was detected in December 2013, was […]

Published on 14 May, 2015

  Volga-Dnepr has delivered 45 tons of humanitarian cargo on behalf of the Norwegian Red Cross to help earthquake victims in Nepal. A Rapid Deployment Emergency Hospital with surgical capacity and 60 beds was transported from Oslo, Norway, to Kathmandu over two flights in the first week of May using Volga-Dnepr IL-76TD-90VD freighter aircraft. Volga-Dnepr […]

Published on 5 May, 2015

Geneva – The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the publication of new training requirements for airline pilots to prevent loss of control situations. The “upset prevention and recovery training” (UPRT) requirements aim to improve safety standards by mitigating loss of control in-flight (LOC-I) accidents. The requirements are […]

Published on 16 Apr, 2015

  A British-led team has recovered a $50m (£34m; €47m) trove of silver coins that has lain on the seabed since the steamship carrying them from Bombay to England was sunk in 1942. The SS City of Cairo was torpedoed 772km (480 miles) south of St Helena by a German U-boat and sank to 5,150m. […]

Published on 9 Apr, 2015

Kenyatta warned that the masterminds behind attack were inside Kenya Nairobi: Kenya has suspended a series of bank accounts suspected to be linked to financing terrorism, days after the university massacre of almost 150 people by Somalia’s Al Qaida-linked US, the treasury said Wednesday. “Actions taken are consistent with the international law on financing terrorism…. […]

Published on 19 Jan, 2015

  African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka on Friday, January 16 expressed optimism that 2015 holds an opportunity for the African continent to achieve progress in economic growth depending on the political will of African Governments. “It will depend on the policy stance of the countries, and the choices that they make or do not […]

Published on 13 Jan, 2015

  The African Water Facility (AWF) announced on January 9, 2015 that it has offered a €1.97 million grant to the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) to increase water availability for multiple purposes in the Nyimur region of Uganda and South Sudan. The grant will support the improvement of irrigated agriculture and food […]

Published on 29 Dec, 2014

  United Nations humanitarian worker Chris Huddart, who is part of the WFP Ebola response Christmas will be “like any other working day” for United Nations humanitarian worker Chris Huddart, who – like thousands across West Africa – is spending the holiday responding to the Ebola outbreak. Mr. Huddart, who is from the United Kingdom, […]

Published on 24 Dec, 2014

  THE Christmas holiday continues with its bloody trend with police confirming the deaths of over 30 people as of mid-day on Unity Day. According to statistics released by the police, Monday, Masvingo thus far has the highest fatalities although spokesperson Paul Nyathi could not at the time of going to press provide a breakdown […]