Above: A housing settlement in North Africa is one place church leaders want to begin a new church. Courtesy PhotoEDITOR’S NOTE: This year’s Week of Prayer for International Missions in the Southern Baptist Convention is Dec. 3-10. Each year’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions supplements Cooperative Program giving to support Southern Baptists international missionaries’ initiatives in sharing the Gospel. Developing national missionaries. As the decades-old partnership naturally morphs into a new era, the Clays sit back and watch the excitement grow among the Americans and North Africans.
December 07, 2023 05:07 UTC
Wind, solar, and nuclear energy emerge as the safest options, with fewer than 0.1 annual deaths per terawatt-hour, challenging common perceptions about the safety of nuclear energy. Recent conversations about climate change, emissions, and health have put a spotlight on the world’s energy sources. These three sources contribute to over 60% of the world’s energy production. The safest energy sources by far are wind, solar, and nuclear energy at fewer than 0.1 annual deaths per terawatt-hour. ADVERTISEMENTNuclear energy, because of the sheer volume of electricity generated and the low amount of associated deaths, is one of the world’s safest energy sources, despite common perceptions.
December 07, 2023 04:31 UTC
Nearly 290,000 women around the world die in childbirth each year, and a third of those who survive develop a long-term health issue after pregnancy. That’s according to the series “Maternal health in the perinatal period and beyond,” published Wednesday in The Lancet Global Health. Among sub-goals: Reduce maternal deaths to 70 per 100,000 live births. When aiming to reduce maternal deaths, public health officials usually turn to medical interventions. Less often do they examine the role of social forces—and this may be why 121 of 185 countries have held the same maternal mortality rates for two decades, the authors contend.
December 07, 2023 04:07 UTC
In Cameroon's rural north, a career in science is a rarity for most women. Two young women have bucked the trend, winning a prestigious science award**on November 8. **Sabine Adeline Fanta Yadang, 32, a doctor of neuroscience, and Hadidjatou Daïrou, 33, a doctor of cellular physiology, have overcome societal prejudice to win the L'Oréal-Unesco Young Talent Award for Women in Science for their work on the power of medicinal plants. The two young scientists were chosen from among 30 scientists in sub-Saharan Africa to win the award on November 8 at a ceremony held in Botswana. The two young scientists work together in the laboratory of the Institute for Medical Research and the Study of Medicinal Plants (IMPM) in Yaoundé, the capital.
December 07, 2023 01:11 UTC
The capital city has for months now been the site of clashes between opposition parties and state security personnel. He mentioned state security would maintain heightened security in main urban centres along key thoroughfares and near government buildings, especially in Antananarivo. SADC was scathing of the August elections in Zimbabwe, sparking a diplomatic fallout between that country and Zambia, which leads the SADC election observer team. The SADC mission noted concerns in relation to the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission(CENI, locally). Lazarous Kapambwe, serving as Alternate Head of the SEOM, SADC shall, therefore, remain actively engaged with the unfolding processes and ensure that it renders all the necessary support to address any outstanding issues.
December 06, 2023 22:03 UTC
from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, ZimbabweZimbabwe BureauHARARE, (CAJ News) – THE death toll in Zimbabwe’s latest cholera outbreak has risen to 230. There have been a total of 10 263 suspected and 1 409 confirmed cases of the water borne disease. The European Union (EU) has announced new funding of €1 million to Zimbabwe, to support the response to the ongoing epidemic. Zimbabwe suffered its worst cholera outbreak in 2008-2010 when 4 293 people died. This week, Zimbabwe is meanwhile hosting the 22nd International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (ICASA).
December 06, 2023 22:01 UTC
Toyota identifies contributions towards United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)Standout areas include Carbon and BiodiversityPLANO, Texas, Dec. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Toyota Motor North America announced the availability of its 2023 North American Environmental Sustainability Report. Toyota Shares Progress on Environmental Sustainability Targets in 2023 North American ReportThis year's report was updated and streamlined to include additional data metrics tables to help stakeholders better understand the company's progress on its environmental sustainability goals across its operations and product lines in North America. Some of the highlights of the 2023 North America Environmental Sustainability Report include:Carbon66% of Toyota and Lexus models available for purchase in North America now have an electrified option, and more are on the way. The site offers a comprehensive view of agreements, announcements, and initiatives, showcasing the dynamic nature of Toyota's environmental sustainability journey. To view the complete 2023 North American Environmental Sustainability Report, visit Toyota's Environmental Sustainability website.
December 06, 2023 17:38 UTC
Press Office: Zayed Sustainability PrizeHis Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, recently awarded the winners of the Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability and humanitarianism, during a ceremony held at COP28 UAE in Expo City Dubai. The Ceremony was attended by numerous heads of delegations participating in COP28, ministers, senior government officials, and Prize winners and finalists. In this regard, His Highness highlighted the significant role of the Zayed Sustainability Prize in advancing sustainable development, serving humanity, and empowering innovators, entrepreneurs, and youth to actively contribute towards making a positive difference for our planet. To strengthen its commitment to promoting sustainable and humanitarian development, the Zayed Sustainability Prize will be increasing its endowment, from US $3.6M to US $5.9M, effective immediately. The Prize’s 47 Global High Schools winners have impacted the lives of over 55,186 students and 453,887 people in their wider communities.
December 06, 2023 17:26 UTC
Algeria’s appropriation bill for 2024 continues on track of prioritizing social peace at the expense of sustainability of public finances, auguring ill for the medium- and long-term macroeconomic balances of the country. The Algerian state will spend 38 billion dollars on its inflated public sector payroll, which takes the largest chunk of budget distribution. Civil service spending dwarfs by far the budget dedicated to public investments which is limited to 21 billion dollars in 2024. Tebboune and his military masters prefer to undermine Algeria’s medium term economic outlook for short term political gains. Increasing wages in a state-dominated and closed economy, will deepen Algeria’s budget deficit and worsen the scale of money printing leading to a surge in inflation and ultimately the erosion of Algeria’s social peace leading to a new cycle of unrest in the country.
December 06, 2023 17:20 UTC
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Middle East and North Africa Oil and Gas Upstream Development Trends and Forecast by Countries, Terrain, Facility Type and Companies to 2027" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The outlook for oil and gas development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region looks bullish over the forecast period to 2027. Oil Development Focus3.1 Crude & Condensate Production Outlook by Country3.2 Crude & Condensate Production Outlook by Company3.3 Upcoming Oil Projects4. Gas Development Focus4.1 Natural Gas Production Outlook by Country4.2 Natural Gas Production Outlook by Company4.3 Upcoming Gas Projects5. Expenditure Outlook5.1 New Project Expenditure Outlook by Country5.2 New Project Expenditure Outlook by Company5.3 New Project Expenditure Outlook by Field Terrain5.4 New Project Expenditure Outlook by Facility Type6.
December 06, 2023 16:17 UTC
A Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company has committed $19 million to a new 20MW solar PV project designed to provide clean, affordable energy for one of the most remote and underserved regions in north-western Uganda. Solar project to expand electricity accessUganda has one of the lowest electricity access rates in sub-Saharan Africa and the West Nile region is one of the regions in the country with the most acute need for quality infrastructure development. The demand for electricity in the West Nile region is estimated to be around 13 to 15MW, but it currently can supply less than 7MW. Therefore, the development of solar power is strategically aligned with the Government’s Vision 2040, designed to expand generation capacity and reduce dependence on hydropower by diversifying its energy generation mix. The project has been developed by AMEA Power which will be the sole equity provider to the project, whilst EAIF will be the sole lender.
December 06, 2023 15:18 UTC
That will be a slight improvement over 2023 which is expected to show a $23.3 billion net profit (2.6% net profit margin). “Considering the major losses of recent years, the $25.7 billion net profit expected in 2024 is a tribute to aviation’s resilience. Asia Pacific2023 Net Profit (e) (margin) 2024 Net Profit (f) (margin) 2024 Demand (RPK) 2024 Capacity (ASK) Compared to 2023 Compared to 2019 Compared to 2023 Compared to 2019 -$0.1 b (-0. While that is significantly above the $9.8 billion forecast in June, the additional $13.5 billion profit is equal to just 1.4% of revenue. Cargo revenues in 2023 were $134.7 billion, which underperformed the $142.3 billion expected in June.
December 06, 2023 12:54 UTC
The TotalEnergies CAF Champions League resumes with Match Day 3 fixtures on Friday, 08 December, as Africa’s premier club football competition shifts into higher gear. Headlining this weekend’s fixtures is undoubtedly the North African derby between record holders, Al Ahly who will be home to Algeria’s CR Belouizdad in a late afternoon kick off in Cairo. Concluding Match Day 3 is an exciting north versus south duel between hosts, Mamelodi Sundowns and Pyramids FC of Egypt. Pyramids on the other hand will be looking at putting their defeat to Nouadhibou behind them who stunned them with a 2-0 defeat last weekend. TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Match Day 3 FixturesFriday December 816h00 GMT | Medeama - Young Africans16h00 GMT | Al Ahly - CR Belouizdad19h00 GMT | ES Sahel - Al HilalSaturday December 913h00 GMT | Jwaneng Galaxy - Asec Mimosas16h00 GMT | Nouadhibou - TP Mazembe19:00 GMT | Wydad - Simba19:00 GMT | Hope - Petro de LuandaSunday December 1019:00 GMT | Sundowns - Pyramids
December 06, 2023 12:34 UTC
In November 2023 security forces rounded up, in two separate operations, four terrorists condemned in absentia for pertaining to terror groups. A unit of intelligence services from the National Guard in Monouba and Terouba, two towns near capital Tunis, arrested two men in the first operation. The men had been condemned to one to seven years in prison for belonging to a terror group. Another unit of the National Guard during a patrol in the city of Sfax and nearby town of Mahres arrested two individuals wanted for terrorism. The two men had been condemned in absentia to four years in prison for belonging to a terror group.
December 06, 2023 12:32 UTC
Nigerian startup Messenger is supporting gig workers and logistics operators with asset financing and credits to power local deliveries. Messenger started as a traditional logistics business in 2018, serving the most popular Nigerian e-commerce brands and individuals with logistics needs. The company incorporated technology into its processes and pivoted to solving the challenges they faced as a traditional organisation. “No one was financing the last mile players,” Amanda Etuk, who founded the business alongside Essien Etuk, told Disrupt Africa. “Also, we play in an industry that is ubiquitous, when you combine logistics and finance we have ready offtakers across the continent.”Messenger makes money through commissions on local deliveries, insurance, and interests on its asset and operations financing.
December 06, 2023 12:01 UTC