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Episode 186: PR chat with Marcus Brewster and the new on-demand PR service.

Date: 26 Aug 2016
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African leaders commit to empowering youth, women to transform Africa
African leaders commit to empowering youth, women to transform Africa

African, Japanese and other leaders at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), in Nairobi, will empower youth and women to transform Africa...

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Flare app
Kenyan startup to launch 'Uber for ambulances' app

'Uber for ambulances' app, Flare, launches in Kenya to address healthcare issues...

By Tom Jackson 26 Aug 2016

Virtual reality meets cause marketing
Virtual reality meets cause marketing

It's expected that virtual reality will be an $80bn market by 2025. The list of businesses coming on board with VR is long and impressive...

By Sheila McGillivray 26 Aug 2016

Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Ethiopia
Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Ethiopia

The United States announced nearly US$35 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Ethiopia face the impacts of the worst drought in 50 years...

26 Aug 2016

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Securing water for food: a call for innovations

A $7.5 million competition seeks innovations to improve water and food security, gender equality, and reduce poverty...

25 Aug 2016

Further humanitarian aid for South Sudan
Further humanitarian aid for South Sudan

USAID contributes extra US$17 million to IOM's emergency operations in South Sudan...

25 Aug 2016

Scatec Solar
Scatec Solar secures 100 MW solar project in Nigeria

Scatec Solar signs a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading...

24 Aug 2016

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Technology to play a key role in global food security

Technology will increasingly play an important role in agricultural food production as the world races to ensure that food supply will be able to meet growing demand in the future...

23 Aug 2016

Japan contributes US$5 million for emergency food aid in Southern Africa
Japan contributes US$5 million for emergency food aid in Southern Africa

Japan contributes US$5 million for the World Food Programme to provide food assistance to more than 300,000 drought-affected people in the four countries worst affected by El Nino...

22 Aug 2016

L-R: First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Markus Gemuen and Andre Mendoza.
Partnership campaign to improve breast cancer care in Kenya

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta inaugurates partnership between government of Kenya and Roche to improve care of women with breast cancer...

17 Aug 2016

Why we need to unite to feed children while at school
Why we need to unite to feed children while at school

In a call for Cape Town to unite against hunger at our schools, the Peninsula School Feeding Association's Charity Family Fun Walk, Blisters for Bread, will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday, 28 August...

Issued by Peninsula School Feeding Association 16 Aug 2016

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Measures towards zero hunger in Africa

Slow Food's Carlo Petrini, FAO special ambassador 'Zero Hunger for Europe' visits Kenya to build networks in Africa towards hunger eradication...

16 Aug 2016

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$37m in additional US humanitarian aid for Lake Chad Basin region

New funding to United Nations and NGO partners to help tens of thousands in Lake Chad Basin receive critically needed humanitarian assistance...

16 Aug 2016

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IMF agrees USD12bn loan to boost Egypt economy

The International Monetary Fund will lend $12 billion to Egypt to bolster an economy battered by years of unrest...

15 Aug 2016

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Drought-hit Swaziland imposes water cuts

Drought-stricken Swaziland began sever water rationing in the capital Mbabane this weekend after levels in the main dam supplying the city fell to a critical low.

15 Aug 2016

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Protracted conflicts causing alarming spikes in severe hunger globally

Briefs for the UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger, including within Africa...

12 Aug 2016

New study shows undernutrition taking a toll on Ghana's economy
New study shows undernutrition taking a toll on Ghana's economy

The economy of Ghana is losing some GHC4.6 billion (US$2.6 billion, or 6.4 percent of GDP) a year to the effects of child undernutrition...

8 Aug 2016

'Share the Meal' app fundraises for scholars affected by drought
'Share the Meal' app fundraises for scholars affected by drought

WFP's Share the Meal app fundraises for school children affected by El Niño drought in Malawi...

5 Aug 2016

Celebrities march through Lagos streets in support of a climate change awareness campaign
Grassroots climate change campaign takes to streets in Lagos

Celebrities endorsed a UNIC Lagos campaign which took to the streets to highlight climate change issues in Nigeria...

5 Aug 2016

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Race against time in drought-ravaged Southern Africa

Race against time in drought-ravaged Southern Africa to ensure 23 million people receive farming support in the worst drought in 35 years...

29 Jul 2016

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USAID announces $127 million drought aid to Southern Africa

Additional humanitarian funding from USAID will be provided through UN and NGO partners to help address the needs of those affected by the drought...

29 Jul 2016

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Emergency food aid for drought-ravaged Malawi

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) begins unprecedented emergency food relief operation in drought-hit Malawi...

28 Jul 2016

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Social entrepreneurship key to maternal and child health in Africa

Social entrepreneurs to address maternal and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa through GE Healthymagination programme...

25 Jul 2016

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New documentary seeks to stop spread of HIV

Powerful documentary launched at International AIDS Conference to highlight gains and challenges in providing treatment for all people with HIV/AIDS...

25 Jul 2016

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Southern Africa is experiencing the worst El Niño-induced drought in 35 years

Deputy emergency relief coordinator calls for urgent action to assist millions of drought-affected people in Southern Africa...

25 Jul 2016

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PEPFAR welcomes return of International HIV/AIDS conference to Africa

PEPFAR invests $85 million to drive innovation for adolescent girls and young women...

21 Jul 2016

One of Samsung's solar power internet schools
Digital transformation in education key to stirring growth in East Africa

Africa's 'skills of the future' requires firm partnerships between NPOs, private and public sectors...

20 Jul 2016

Connecting moms
Chatbot launched to connect new mothers

A bot for messenger was launched at the International Aids Conference 2016. The bot will provide mothers with a more affordable way to access relevant messages...

20 Jul 2016

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WFP Food warehouse looted in Juba, Sudan

World Food Programme condemns looting of food warehouse in Juba, Sudan...

18 Jul 2016

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