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Zambia Signs MoU with World Bank on Electricity

Lusaka (Zambia) – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Industrial Development Corporation of Zambia to explore development of two 50 MW solar PV independent power projects in Zambia through the Scaling Solar program. The projects would be Zambia’s first utility scale PV projects, providing competitively […]

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2015 World Population Day: Statement By UNFPA

Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA. World Population Day is observed on 11 July. A recent United Nations report warns that the number of forcibly displaced people has risen to a record number – almost 60 million at the end of 2014. Among these, most women and adolescent girls face particular threats as […]

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World Population Day 2015: Theme: Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies

Improving MNCH services during emergencies: Why it matters By Ayo Adesanmi Lagos (Nigeria) – With increasing number of displaced persons and emergency situations caused by insecurity and other natural disasters in the country, the NOTAGAIN Campaign is particularly worried about the plight of women and children during such emergencies. During the last five years, many […]

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Part Time News Reporters Wanted

Africa Prime News, a non-profit News organisation, is seeking 2 part-time reporters to join our team in Kaduna, Nigeria – (one opening for a period of six months; the other, a period of one year). No doubt, the African continent provides a dynamic environment and a chance to report on important development issues that resonate […]

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PHOTO NEWS: SEMINAR ON THE AFRICA’S BIG FIVE: ALGERIA, EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, NIGERIA AND SOUTH AFRICA

L-R, Mal Nasr El-Rufai, Governor Kaduna State; Lt. Gen. Aliyu Gusau Mohammed (rtd), Chairman Gusau Institute; Guest Speaker, Jakkie Cilliers, Executive Director, Institute for Security Studies, South Africa   L-R, Alhaji Ahmed Joda, Major-General Alani Akinrinade, Governor Nasir El-Rufa’I and General Mohammed Aliyu Gusau   L-R. Senator Ibrahim Gaya, left, with General Aliyu Gusau (Rtd) at […]

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African Leaders Behind Continent’s Underdevelopment — Ango Abdullahi

By Mohammad Ibrahim Kaduna (Nigeria) – Former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Professor Ango Abdullahi has blamed African Leaders for backwardness and underdevelopment of the continent, urging them to look for solution and way forward for the region. Speaking at a Seminar on Africa’s Big Five countries with the Theme ” Power and Influence […]

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Fiji to Kick-Off Largest Ever In-Depth Survey of Global Public Opinion on Climate Change

Kaduna (Nigeria) – 10,000 citizens representing a cross section of society in 79 countries will meet on Saturday to make their voices heard in the international climate change negotiations leading to Paris, France this December. Groups of around one hundred citizens per location will attend daylong meetings to deliberate on some of the most important issues facing […]

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By Muhammad Ibrahim Kaduna (Nigeria) – A Non Governmental Organisation, Initiative For Social Sector Advocacy (ISSA) has called on all the 23 Local Government Areas in Kaduna state, Northwest Nigeria to promptly release on annual basis, the N2million budgetary allocation in respect of Child Birth Spacing. The Group also urged Governor Nasir El-Rufai to introduce […]

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