AfDB Annual Meetings 2018: Sanusi calls for regional cooperation, structural reforms as key to economic transformation

Africa’s development agenda must focus on the socio-cultural and commercial interests of Africans and the upliftment of Africa’s trade and economic ecosystem, said Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano and a former Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, during his address at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group in Busan, Korea.

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Diversity, cultural heritage are great potentials for stimulating economic growth in Nigeria – NOIPolls

Following the resolution adopted in December 2013 by the United Nations General Assembly, recognizing the role of culture as a driver and enabler of sustainable development, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development was inaugurated and is celebrated annually on the 21st of May. Diversity is a valuable resource for attaining development goals, including fighting poverty and promoting gender equality, quality education and human rights, and must be fully integrated it into the global strategies for sustainable development.

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Ebola: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention to deploy experts to DR Congo

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is deploying 25 epidemiologists, laboratory experts, and anthropologists to support the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC)  efforts to control the recent Ebola virus outbreat in Mbandaka and Bikoro. Following the announcement on 8 May 2018 of the Ebola outbreak by the government of DRC, the Africa CDC deployed an assessment mission within 48 hours and activated its Emergency Operational Centre to link, scan and monitor the situation.

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