Ghana Adopts Roadmap to Eliminate Malaria in Africa by 2030

27th African Union Summit – 17 July 2016

The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) is commending the adoption of a comprehensive new roadmap to eliminate malaria in Africa by 2030. On Sunday, African leaders endorsed the Catalytic Framework to end AIDS, TB and Eliminate Malaria in Africa by 2030during the 27th African Union (AU) Summit in Kigali. The framework outlines a pathway to “eliminate malaria incidence and mortality, and prevent its transmission and reestablishment in all countries by 2030.” By building Africa-wide consensus, leaders have charted a pathway to malaria elimination.

Africa Water Week Opens in Tanzania

Representatives of Civil Society Organizations attending the 6th Africa Water Week in Dar es Salaam

The 6th Africa Water Week (AWW) has opened in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with a focus on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Water Security and Sanitation. Africa Water Week is a biennial Meeting convened by the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) in collaboration with the African Union Commission and other development partners. It is designed to discuss and collectively seek solutions to Africa’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Challenges.

LIBERIA: LWI promises more funding for WASH

Group photo at the close of the CLTS celebration in Margibi over the weekend

The Christian Charity, Living Water International has declared six communities in Margibi County Open Defecation Free (ODF). The exercise was verified and approved by the Liberian government, through the Ministries of Health and Public Works in partnership with other actors in the WASH sector of Liberia. These communities obtained the status through the government’s driven Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Program.

Directing of resources on home infrastructure puts China on international limelight

High speed train has changed the pattern of travels in China dramatically (photo courtesy)

Some of the factors which have caused a rapid economic development for China are its construction of a vibrant transportation home and abroad, and its cautious approach to international trade. Delivering a lecture to a group of African journalists at the Renmin University recently a distinguished international economics lecturer Prof. Huand Weiping said directing resources heavily to the home infrastructure has put China in a new international limelight.

Sierra Leonean Soul Star Azania to Deliver Shetek Conference Keynote Address

Azania Noah

After two years in Europe, singer, songwriter and producer Azania Noah returned to New York City on Thursday. Azania will deliver the 2016 Shetek Conference on Saturday at St. Francis College in Brooklyn. Shetek Conference was initiated in 2013 in New York to further the progress of professional women in entertainment including music, television, film and technology. Panelists at Shetek Conference are exclusively women which organizers say is an appropriate way to “empower and promote” women’s roles in the entertainment industry.

Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York Offers ‘A Taste of Fun’

Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York Offers 'A Taste of Fun'

It’s that time of year again when jerk flavors will waft in the air as Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York will come alive for the 6th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. Mark your calendars and get your tickets early to enjoy the all-day event on Sunday, July 17, 2016. This year festival organizers are going all out to ensure that no matter who you are and where you’re from, you’ll “Get a Taste of Fun!” at the largest Caribbean food festival in the USA.

Women in Leadership Symposium to benefit Annie Walsh Memorial School

Annie Walsh Memorial School Student Recipients of AWOGA NY&NJ Scholarship 2015-16

The New York/New Jersey Chapter of the Annie Walsh Old Girls Association (AWOGA) will host an inaugural symposium on Women in Leadership on Saturday 9 July, 4:30pm – 10:00pm, at the Great Hall, Shepard Hall, City College City University of New York (CUNY). The symposium which is in partnership with Colin Powell School for Civic & Global Leadership, the Grove School of Engineering, and the Department of Psychology, City College of New York/CUNY will offer participants an opportunity to share and discuss ideas, experiences, and research through poster sessions, spotlight presentations and a panel discussion.

LIBERIA: WaterAid, Shalom Train 25 Health Workers in WASH

Health Workers at the end of the workshop and a staff of Shalom, Lusu Gibson (L)

Since the Ebola outbreak and its devastating effects, especially on medical practitioners, the Government of Liberia and partners deemed it appropriate to put in place Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Protocols for health facilities. In a bid to buttress this effort, the British Charity, WaterAid Liberia and Sierra Leone in partnership with the Ministry of Health in 2015 launched “Healthy

Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase Returns This July

Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase

Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase returns to the UK one year after its iconic debut. The event will run from July 28-30, 2016 and will feature the work of Rahima Mohamed and TapiwaKanhemba, two emerging designers from Zimbabwe, whose striking creations are sure to impress renowned buyers, the press and the public.