Articles about Africa from SocioLingo Africa

South Africa and Iran to Host Business Forum in Pretoria

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) together with their Iranian counterparts will host the South Africa-Iran Business Forum at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) offices in Pretoria on Monday, 23 October 2017 from 9am. The forum will be held on the margins of the Joint Commission co-chaired by the Minister […]

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Prevention of Torture: UN human rights body suspends Rwanda visit citing obstructions

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has suspended a visit to Rwanda due to a series of obstructions imposed by authorities, such as accessing some places of detention, confidentiality of certain interviews and over concerns that some interviewees could face reprisals. The delegation suspended the visit on day five of their planned […]

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Africa’s rapid urbanization can be a driver of industrialization

By 2035, half of Africa’s population will be urban, compared to just one third in 1990. This rapid urbanization creates growing challenges in terms of infrastructure and services’ needs, but it can also be a driver of industrial development on the continent, under the right policy framework. In this context, the latest Economic Report on […]

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The United Nations in South Africa opens exhibition at Apartheid Museum

The United Nations in South Africa yesterday launched its exhibition, “The Role of the United Nations in the Struggle for Freedom in South Africa” at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. The exhibition, which was organized in partnership with the museum and Brand South Africa, showcases the UN’s contribution in the fight against apartheid. The exhibition […]

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