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  • 400 000 DRC children suffering severe malnutrition

    400 000 DRC children suffering severe malnutrition

    The United Nations Children's Fund says at least 400 000 children under 5 in Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled Kasai region are severely malnourished.

    Unicef said on Tuesday that more than a year and half of deadly violence, displacement and reduced agricultural production are contributing to the problem. It says the children could die next year if not urgently reached with aid.

    Dr. Tajudeen Oyewale, the agency's acting representative in DRC, says the true scale of the problem is becoming clear as security improves in some areas and families return home.

    To read the article titled, "400 000 DRC children suffering severe malnutrition" click here


  • 13 dead in multi-vehicle accident in Kenya

    At least 13 dead in multi-vehicle accident in Kenya

    Kenyan police say at least 13 people have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident on a highway outside the capital, Nairobi.

    Nakuru County Police Commander Hassan Barua says a speeding truck swerved and rammed an oncoming bus before hitting two vans and other vehicles on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway at a place called Sachangwan.

    He says dozens of people were hospitalised.

    To read the article titled, "At least 13 dead in multi-vehicle accident in Kenya" click here


  • 3rd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit
    Aid & International Development Forum

    Now in its 3rd year, the Aid & Development Africa Summit returns to Nairobi, Kenya on 27-28 February 2018, once again uniting 300+ humanitarian and development leaders, decision makers and advisors committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.

    Taking place at the Safari Park Hotel, the Aid & Development Africa Summit presents an opportunity to explore best practice, policy and project updates, innovation and partnerships in humanitarian logistics, health & WASH, emergency communication, shelter, disaster resilience, financial inclusion and use of mobile technology for development programmes in Africa.

    Participants will gain first hand insights from development banks, donors and government agencies into their financing priorities and funding guidelines as well as benefit from networking opportunities.

    The Summit agenda includes keynote presentations, interactive sessions, themed roundtables, speaker panels, Innovator of the Year Award and an evening drinks reception to engage with decision makers and key stakeholders in Africa’s aid and development sectors.

    The Aid & Development Africa Summit advocates for cross-sector approach through inclusive, effective collaboration and coordination between national and international NGOs, government and UN agencies, Red Cross, donors, investors, development banks and the private sector.

     “The summit was well organised, it was beneficial and provided me with knowledge and insight on issues ranging from ICT, agriculture health, disaster preparedness, irrigation etc, all which are part of my job in the office” - Asanterabi C. Sangenoi, Prime Minister’s Office Tanzania
    Save the date and reserve your place here to be part of the most influential aid and development conference in Africa.

    For more information about Aid & Development Africa Summit, please visit or get in touch with Alina O’Keeffe, Head of Marketing, Aid & international Development Forum (AIDF) at

    Click here to view the Social Media Calendar

    Event Start Date: 
    Tuesday, 27 February, 2018
    Event End Date: 
    Wednesday, 28 February, 2018
    Event Venue: 
    Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi
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  • Post Office Social Grants Deal

    Here's what the Post Office social grants deal will cost

    The new social grants distribution deal between the South African Post Office (SAPO) and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is expected to cost R2.2bn in the first year – commensurate to the current amount paid to Cash Paymaster Services (CPS).

    Government announced on Sunday that a "landmark" deal had been signed between SAPO and Sassa to deliver grants from April 2018 in a "hybrid" model.

    Commercial banks will also play a direct role for more than two million beneficiaries, roughly 20% of the total scheme.

    To read the article titled, "Here's what the Post Office social grants deal will cost" click here


  • Weather Update - Thunderstorms Continue

    Weather Update: Thunderstorms continue in central SA, fire danger conditions expected in north

    Following a wet start to the week across the central parts of the country, the South African Weather Service has issued a watch for severe thunderstorms that are expected to continue on Monday night, 11 December into Tuesday, 12 December.

    Severe thunderstorms are expected on Monday night in places over Gauteng, the eastern parts of the North West and Free State, as well as the highveld and escarpment of Mpumalanga.

    On Tuesday, SA Weather says that severe thunderstorms are expected in north-western KZN, the extreme north-eastern Free State, highveld of Mpumalanga, western bushveld of Limpopo, most of Gauteng, and the extreme eastern parts of North West.

    To read the article titled, "Weather Update: Thunderstorms continue in central SA, fire danger conditions expected in north" click here