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African Members Of Parliament Must Prioritize Health, Education To Meet SDGs

African Members Of Parliament Must Prioritize Health, Education To Meet SDGs

Inter Press Service: Africa Must Increase Spending on Health Care, Education & Modern Contraception
Marie Rose Nguini Effa, member of parliament (MP), president of the African Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (FPA), member of National Assembly of Cameroon, and member of the Pan-African Parliament

“…Economic progress within the African continent as a whole has the potential to evoke a truly profound positive impact upon our collective achievement of the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]. … Once the basic human rights of health and education are met, social progress accelerates dramatically, and this is what we hope to see as African economies continue to develop. ……

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Meet The Women Who Lead The First African American-Owned Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform

The Tulsa Real Estate Fund (TREF) was created to help individuals in low-income neighborhoods combat gentrification through making real estate investments at as low as $500. Ernestine Johnson and Johnetta G. Paye, Esq. both play an instrumental role at TREF, which is the first African American-owned real estate crowdfunding platform. Johnson is the co-founder and chief communications officer, and Paye acts as lead counsel and VP of business affairs.

Johnetta Paye and Ernestine Johnson run TREF, a fund designed to helped low-income people invest in real estate.Patton Pictures

The goal of the Tulsa Real Estate Fund, which I cofounded with my husband, is to spread a message of financial empowerment and financial literacy in underserved and working-class…

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Meet Ankeny's first African-American police chief

Ankeny's newest police chief says he's ready to combat the racial issues that have been plaguing the law enforcement community nationwide and …
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Jamaica on track to meet electricity demands from renewables

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica is on track to achieve 30 per cent of its electricity from renewables within two years, surpassing the target in the National Energy Policy for renewables to account for no less than 20 per cent of the country’s energy mix by 2030.

“We now have a combined supply of just about 120 megawatts of renewable electricity power, which is currently in our grid and that will put us to about 15 and 18 per cent of electricity generation… so it is quite likely we will achieve the 30 per cent by 2020 if we continue at this pace,” he said.

Addressing a ceremony to commission solar photovoltaic panels into operation at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Holness noted that with the gains made in renewable energy, his…

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Caribbean Ministers of Health meet to approve plan on health system resilience in the face of climate change

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(PAHO / WHO) — Ministers from across the Caribbean region met today in St George’s, Grenada to ensure that those living in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), who are on the front line of increasing health impacts of climate change, are prepared and protected.

The III Global Conference on Health and Climate: Special Focus on Small Island Developing States, convened jointly by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and hosted by the Government of Grenada, takes place on 16 and 17 October. The Conference convenes Ministers of Health, Ministers of Environment, representatives from other UN agencies and key stakeholders from Caribbean SIDS to develop an Action Plan on Health and Climate Change for the Caribbean.

“We saw last year the…

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African business leaders set to meet in Kenya to spur intra-Africa trade – Xinhua

NAIROBI, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) — Kenya’s trade lobby will next week host a two-day meeting which will bring together business leaders from across Africa to seek ways of boosting intra-Africa trade.

Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Monday the Oct. 23-24 meeting will focus on fast tracking the realization of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) as well as the preparedness of the business community on the continent.

Speaking ahead of the planned event, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry National Chairman Kiprono Kittony, who doubles as one of the vice presidents representing Africa at the World Chambers Federation (WCF), termed the forum as timely and relevant to tackle existing hurdles in promoting intra-Africa trade.

“We are pleased to be hosting…

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