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LIBERIA: WaterAid formulates Menstrual Hygiene Management program

WaterAid West Africa Staff and Partners at the close of the Training on Menstrual Hygiene Management, held in Nigeria recently

In a bid to strengthen the capacity of its staff and partners, and to provide essential information about its Menstrual Hygiene Program, WaterAid has conducted a week-long Training on Menstrual Hygiene Management. The exercise recently held in Nigeria is intended to ensure a robust training, awareness and advocacy on Menstrual Hygiene Management across West Africa.

LIBERIA: WACP Pledges Support to Sub Regional Health Sector

Members of the college processing before the start of the indoor program

The 40th Annual General Scientific Meeting of the West African College of Physicians has ended in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, with a commitment to assist countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak to rebuild their health system. In a communiqué, the College has also agreed to assist governments and stake holders in the sub region to conduct research on infectious diseases. The college among other things, has at the same time agreed to provide high quality training of medical specialists of international standards capable of meeting the health needs of the region.

Zimbabwe International Women Awards 2016

ZIWA

The third instalment of the Zimbabwe International Women Awards (ZIWA) is well underway with this year's theme Celebrating #ZimWomanMagic . The awards ceremony recognises and celebrates international Zimbabwean women of excellence. It’s coming up to that time of the year when Zimbabwean women across the globe will be honoured at the prestigious Zimbabwe International Women’s Awards (ZIWA) ceremony to be held on Saturday, 29th October 2016 in Leicester, UK. ZIWA2014 and 2015 were sold out events with nominees flying in from Zimbabwe and the US. Through sponsorship by GBIHub, a private awards ceremony was held in Harare in order to honour those winners based in Zimbabwe.

Africa is re-bouncing back after stagnation and mismanagement

Beauties from Madagascar exhibits baskets and other goods from their country - Photo by Elias Mhegera

The African Continent is re-bouncing back, winning over the years of stagnation through colonization but also of mismanagement by African themselves in the post independence period. As from December 2015 Africa and China entered into a new arrangement of co-operation through the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), an arrangement which some, particularly in the western media have branded as a new form of colonialism through China’s ‘soft power’ style. The FOCAC arrangement has one main advantage which could be singled out, that it is an avenue for African to meet and discuss their continent’s pertinent demands outside the African Union arrangement which at times is hit by camps of retrogressive notions of non-interference.

Africa: Challenges in Global peace due to the changing face of wars

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visiting Chinese peacekeepers. The contribution of China's peacekeeping troops in Liberia has won high praise from Liberian government and its people.

Global peace has become one of the trickiest agenda particularly on how to tackle emerging conflicts. The changing face of wars demands corresponding new knowledge. This revelation came from the Director of the China and United Nations Keeping Centre Senior Colonel Zhou Zhe in the wake of exchanging information between his institute and a team of visiting African journalists.