The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation is a new, modernised agency that will support investments in developing countries to drive economic growth, support stability, and improve livelihoods. In this briefing to launch the programme, Overseas Private Investment Corporation Acting President and Chief Executive Officer David Bohigian give insight into the initiative. Excerpts:
March 6th is the Independence Day of Ghana, and even though Ghana is embroiled in a diplomatic tussle with the US government over the fate of 7000 Ghanaians about to be deported from US, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo released a goodwill message to the government and people of Ghana.
This is the full press statement.
The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) is set to lead delegates on a five-day trade mission with the theme: ‘Turning Promises to Action,’ to the United States. The event holds between April 28 and May 3, 2019, at the Silicon Valley.
This annual commitment of the NACC, according to a statement, was geared towards promoting trade, commerce, investment and industrial technological relationships between the public and private sectors of in Nigeria and the United States.
It added that the trade mission would attract businesses in information technology, banking, agric-tech, cloud technology solutions, artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, blockchain, smart contracts, amongst others.
By Judy Kuriansky
Jacqueline Mikolo and the Director of the Sickle Cell Center of Brazzaville Congo arrived in Washington D.C. to meet with the U.S. National Institutes of Health and with leaders at the Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) to discuss the serious problem of sickle cell disease worldwide.
The Congolese Delegation, including the Minister of Higher Education, Bruno Itoua, also met with the Ambassador of the African Union to the United States, H.E. Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao, to focus on funding.
The AU Ambassador, a Ghanaian national, is very familiar with health, as a family medicine doctor and previous Chair of the African Union-African Diaspora Health Initiative — where she was involved in mobilizing African Diaspora health professionals to address healthcare needs of the African continent.
The meetings build on many years of exchanges and advocacy about sickle cell disease between the United States and the Congo, explained Minister Mikolo.
While Ebola might not be in the news at the level it was in 2014, it is still a significant health issue in Africa. In fact, the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is actively ongoing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo now.
Battelle continues to support the fight against the disease by providing training in-country. Recently, two Battelle employees traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo for 16 days, representing the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
During the trip, they provided training at the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale in Kinshasa, the nation’s capital. Battelle staff taught Congolese researchers how to conduct serologic assays to detect immune response to Ebola virus in vaccinated and exposed individuals, as well as disease survivors. Continue reading “US organisation,Battelle, shares expertise on fight against ebola in Africa”