Microsoft Corp will invest US$100 million to open an Africa technology development centre with sites in Kenya and Nigeria over the next five years, the company said.
Global tech giants, including Alphabet Inc and Facebook, have been increasing investment on the continent in recent years to take advantage of growing economies with rising access rates to the internet by a youthful population. Read more
Two-thirds of all global maternal deaths in 2015 occurred in sub-Saharan Africa, so efforts to improve the safety of childbirth are urgently needed. For four years, the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) has led a Canadian government-funded maternal health partnership initiative in rural Tanzania.
Known locally as Mama na Mtoto (mother and baby in Swahili), the project provides on-the-ground clinical, education and research support to help mothers and babies. Read more
By Michael Arthur Raynor, US Ambassador to Ethiopia
At this time last year, I spoke about the incredible promise of the reform efforts under His Excellency Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed, and the unprecedented opportunity for Ethiopia to build a prosperous, peaceful, and democratic future. I’m excited by the many gains since then, and remain firm in my optimism today. Read more
By Joanne Stocker
During his April 2 confirmation hearing, Townsend told a Senate panel that Russia is “after access and influence to our detriment” in Africa, calling Moscow’s aims on the continent “exploitative.”
As AFRICOM commander, Townsend is set to replace U.S. Marine Corps General Thomas D. Waldhauser and oversee relationships with 51 African partner nations to help build their defense capability and capacity of their security forces. Read more
The US Africa Command has announced the holding of joint military exercises bringing together Britain, Morocco and the USA.
The two exercises called “Judicious response” and “Epic guardian 19” started on April 29 in and around the city of Agadir, said Africom in a statement. Read more
By: Isaiah Hole
When Michigan makes its annual international excursions, it’s an opportunity for the traveling players to gain an unparalleled educational experience, to learn about a country and a culture that they might had been able to otherwise.
But the team isn’t the only party who’s receiving an educational experience on its trip to South Africa.
The U.S. Ambassador has launched the new Women’s Cancer Center, including a new Clinical Pathology Laboratory and Surgical Suite at the HopeXchange Medical Center in Kumasi.
Stephanie S. Sullivan lauded the combined efforts of all partners in successfully launching the new Center. Read more