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Seychelles human rights report adopted at the UN Human Rights Council

Seychelles’ second cycle report under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was adopted at the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on the 24th of June, 2016. This follows Seychelles’ review under the UPR mechanism in January 2016, where Seychelles received 150 recommendations from 60 States, and is a demonstration of […]

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FAO reaches milestone in food safety in Nigeria

A critical stakeholder meeting took place in Abuja, Nigeria, from 6 to 10 June 2016, to validate a new proposed Food Safety and Quality Bill and an institutional reform for the management of food safety in Nigeria. Nigeria, one of the most populous and the first economic powerhouse of the African Continent, has reached a […]

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FAO reaches milestone in food safety in Nigeria

A critical stakeholder meeting took place in Abuja, Nigeria, from 6 to 10 June 2016, to validate a new proposed Food Safety and Quality Bill and an institutional reform for the management of food safety in Nigeria. Nigeria, one of the most populous and the first economic powerhouse of the African Continent, has reached a […]

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New Permanent Representative of South Africa

Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, the new Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented her credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Prior to her appointment to Geneva, Ms. Mxakato-Diseko had been the Deputy Director General for Global Governance and Continental Agenda at the […]

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New Permanent Representative of South Africa

Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, the new Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented her credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Prior to her appointment to Geneva, Ms. Mxakato-Diseko had been the Deputy Director General for Global Governance and Continental Agenda at the […]

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U.S. Embassy Sponsors Voluntary Principles and Human Rights Workshop

Thirty participants from 13 Ghanaian government ministries and agencies spent this week in a four-day Voluntary Principles and Human Rights Workshop sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Accra, U.S. AFRICOM, and the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). The training is designed to help government establish best practices in […]

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U.S. Embassy Sponsors Voluntary Principles and Human Rights Workshop

Thirty participants from 13 Ghanaian government ministries and agencies spent this week in a four-day Voluntary Principles and Human Rights Workshop sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Accra, U.S. AFRICOM, and the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). The training is designed to help government establish best practices in […]

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Jumia Becomes the One Stop Online Destination in Africa

Africa Internet Group is today connecting its companies into Jumia’s (www.JUMIA.com.ng) ecosystem with a new vision, “Expand your horizons”. The new Jumia ecosystem will give access to products and services from its 8 leading platforms. After 4 years of successfully establishing and growing its online services as leaders in their markets, Africa Internet Group, now […]

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Jumia Becomes the One Stop Online Destination in Africa

Africa Internet Group is today connecting its companies into Jumia’s (www.JUMIA.com.ng) ecosystem with a new vision, “Expand your horizons”. The new Jumia ecosystem will give access to products and services from its 8 leading platforms. After 4 years of successfully establishing and growing its online services as leaders in their markets, Africa Internet Group, now […]

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IOM Strengthens Government Response to Humanitarian Crisis in North East Nigeria

IOM has conducted a four-day training from 20 to 23 June in Maiduguri Borno state on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for government agencies and organizations responsible for camp management and emergency response. It is intended to build the capacity of CCCM actors, with a focus on Camp Management Agencies (CMAs) and to raise […]

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Zambia: Ethiopian Migrants Die in Containerized Truck

At least 19 Ethiopians suffocated and died in a containerized truck that was carrying 95 Ethiopians from Tanzania into Zambia. “The discovery of 19 bodies of those who died in the containerised truck is devastating,” said Abibatou Wane, IOM Zambia Chief of Mission. The deaths occurred as the victims were being transported by a suspected […]

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals in 2016: 214,861; Deaths: 2,861

IOM reports an estimated 214,861 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 22 June, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain. Deaths so far this year are 2,861 compared with 1,838 through the first six months of 2015. In other words, fatalities on the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 stand over 1,000 ahead […]

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