President Zuma sends condolences to Portugal following tragic fires

On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has extended the country’s condolences to the Republic of Portugal following tragic fires ravaging parts of the country that have claimed the lives of many and destroyed property and land. This is especially sad coming so soon on the heels of the summer blaze four months ago that claimed 64 lives in one night.

South Africans from all walks of life, especially the thousands of South Africans of Portuguese descent are shocked to hear of the tragedy, and join the President in offering condolences to the Portuguese citizens who lost their loved ones in this catastrophic event.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

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President Zuma sends condolences to Portugal following tragic fires

On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has extended the country’s condolences to the Republic of Portugal following tragic fires ravaging parts of the country that have claimed the lives of many and destroyed property and land. This is especially sad coming so soon on the heels of the summer blaze four months ago that claimed 64 lives in one night.

South Africans from all walks of life, especially the thousands of South Africans of Portuguese descent are shocked to hear of the tragedy, and join the President in offering condolences to the Portuguese citizens who lost their loved ones in this catastrophic event.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

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State of Readiness Media Briefing for the O.R Tambo Centenary Celebrations

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on O.R Tambo centenary celebrations chaired by Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe will hold a media briefing to provide status on the upcoming centenary celebration.

Details are as follows:-
Date: Friday, 20 October 2017
Time: 10h00
Venue: Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard Street, GCIS Head office, Hatfield Pretoria
NB: There will be a video link up to Imbizo Media Center, 120 Plein Street, Parliament in Cape Town

RSVP:
Ireen Magwai (Pretoria)
Cell: 082 440 5676 or email: Ireen@gcis.gov.za
Andile Duka (Cape Town)
Cell: 071 154 4519 or email: Andiled@gcis.gov.za.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information.

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Cameroon takes action on three United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Treaties

On 11 October 2017, the Government of Cameroon deposited instruments of ratification or accession to three international conventions prepared by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). These three treaty actions are a remarkable illustration of Cameroon’s greater commitment to the harmonization of international trade law in Africa. They are to be seen in the context of Cameroon’s role as Chair of the 49th session of UNCITRAL (2016-2017) and the announcement, at the 50th session of UNCITRAL in July 2017, that an African regional centre of UNCITRAL is to be created in Cameroon.

With its accession to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1980) (CISG), Cameroon becomes the eighty-eighth State Party to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Cameroon on 1 November 2018.

Cameroon has also acceded to the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (2005) (the Electronic Communication Convention) and becomes the ninth State Party. The Convention will enter into force for Cameroon on 1 May 2018.

With its ratification of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (2008) (the Rotterdam Rules), Cameroon becomes the fourth State Party to that Convention. Twenty treaty actions are required for the Convention to enter into force.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS).

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