AFRICA

Africa Day variety show

As part of the continent’s commemoration of Africa Day, which is celebrated annually on May 25, the United Nations in South Africa hosted a variety show of poems, song, dance and inspirational statements from prominent personalities, to underscore the importance of the Day. The UN information Centre (UNIC’s) variety show in Pretoria, brought together Ambassadors […]

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H.E. Deputy Chairperson meets China Delegation on Cyber Space

H. E. Mr. Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission says the Commission will explore ways of collaboration to develop Cyber Strategies with a vision for a safe and trustworthy cyberspace, not only for the Commission, but as a model the rest of Africa can replicate. Speaking while he received a delegation from China led […]

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Ground Breaking Ceremony Joyful Women Organization 31st May 2016 approx. Kshs 11.8 Million

The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. This year, the following organization is one of the few that has been selected to receive the grant. Project : The Project for the Construction of JOYWO Women Economic Empowerment Training […]

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Message of H.E. Dr.Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson of the African Union Commission on theCommemoration of “AFRICA DAY” 25 MAY 2016

Fellow Africans on the Continent and in the Diaspora, Our Friends and Supporters across the globe, On this historic day of May 25, celebrating the 53rd Anniversary of the foundation of our beloved Continental Organization, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU), allow me to extend my warmest and most sincere […]

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TMT Finance Africa in Lagos 2016 event announced in partnership with IHS Towers

TMT Finance (www.TMTfinance.com), the global telecom investment news and events provider, and IHS Towers (www.IHStowers.com), the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, have announced the launch of the inaugural TMT Finance Africa in Lagos, Nigeria conference on September 20, 2016. http://www.TMTfinance.com/lagos The conference will gather key leadership from telecom, […]

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Remarks on Burundi by Farhan Haq, the Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General

“Special Adviser Jamal Benomar is traveling to Bujumbura today following the conclusion of talks on Burundi that took place in Arusha, Tanzania. The Special Adviser hopes that the talks in Arusha were a first step towards genuine and inclusive dialogue. He welcomed the meetings and stressed the undeniable challenge of starting a viable political process. […]

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the adoption of resolution 2288 (2016) terminating the Liberia sanctions regime

The Secretary-General welcomes the adoption today of Security Council resolution 2288 (2016), which terminated the sanctions on Liberia. The Secretary-General notes that targeted sanctions measures have accompanied the consolidation of peace and the rebuilding of State institutions in Liberia since 2003 and that these measures have been progressively adjusted as Liberia has met the benchmarks […]

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Niger: deadly attack in Bosso district destroys MSF health post

At least six people were killed and eight more were severely injured on Thursday, May 19, in an attack on Yebi village, in Niger’s Bosso District, where thousands of people displaced by violence in the Lake Chad area have taken refuge. According to Nigerien authorities, the attack was carried out by the group known as […]

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The French Embassy in Nigeria is glad to support 2 food-aid projects in the North-East, both starting in June this year.

Under the food-aid programme 2016, an instrument of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support actions for food security and recovery of the means of production, the French Embassy in Nigeria decided to grant a financial support to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Action Against Hunger (ACF) for implementing two […]

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UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson arrives in Nairobi

The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson arrived in Nairobi today, Wednesday 25 May 2016 for a two day visit which will include the following events; – open to the press (unless and otherwise indicated) 1. Welcomes President Uhuru Kenyata to UNON for the opening of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) Time: 9.30a.m. Place: Conference […]

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Ethiopia / South Sudan: UN experts call for the release of remaining abducted children from the Gambella region

Two United Nations human rights experts today urged the Ethiopian and South Sudanese authorities to increase their efforts to free all the children abducted in the western Ethiopia’s Gambella region during cross border attacks by armed men. Last month, on 15 April, 208 people were reportedly killed and 146 girls and boys abducted when armed […]

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FC – Sanctions against Côte d’Ivoire lifted

On the basis of UN Security Council Resolution 2283 (2016) of 28 April 2016, the Federal Council has repealed the Ordinance on Measures against Côte d’Ivoire. The measures involved a partial embargo on armaments, as well as financial and travel sanctions. The Ordinance is repealed as of 6pm on 25 May 2016. The Federal Council […]

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