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Ghanaian diaspora embrace MTN Mobile Money when sending home with WorldRemit

MTN Mobile Money has become the fastest growing method of receiving WorldRemit (www.WorldRemit.com) international money transfers in Ghana. The number of transfers received on mobile accounts is growing by 13% per month on average, as Ghanaians abroad discover the convenience of sending instantly to MTN Mobile Money. Countries sending the most money to Ghana include […]

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ShowMax expands internet TV service to sub-Saharan Africa

ShowMax, the internet TV service launched in August 2015, has expanded its footprint to 36 additional countries across sub-Saharan Africa. In total, ShowMax now supplies subscription video on demand services to 65 countries worldwide. ShowMax (www.ShowMax.com) has officially launched internet TV services to 36 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. The company originally launched in August 2015 […]

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UNMISS Weekly Press Briefing – Guest Speaker Mr. Eugene Nindorera, Director of Human Rights Section UNMISS

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) cordially invites you to attend its weekly press briefings brought to you by the Spokesperson and Media Relations Unit. The briefing will cover a number of issues, and serve to inform and bring you up to date on the activities of the Mission on a weekly basis. […]

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“African Union Hall” inaugurated at Hawassa University, Ethiopia, as AU Commission Chairperson challenges students and faculty to a mind-set change

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, officially inaugurated the Graduation Hall of Hawassa University in Ethiopia as the “African Union Hall” on 12 May 2016. The ceremony took place right before she delivered an inspirational public lecture on the theme: “2063 African Continental Vision”. Dr. Dlamini Zuma also awarded […]

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Senior British General affirms commitment to strengthening UK-Egypt military relationship

Lieutenant-General Tom Beckett, Defence Senior Advisor Middle East at the UK Ministry of Defence, last week made a one-day visit to Egypt to reaffirm the UK’s commitment to Egypt as an important military partner in the region. Lieutenant-General Beckett met a number of senior military officials at the Egyptian Ministry of Defence, including Assistant Minister […]

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British Ambassador John Casson says improving education “top of the agenda”

British Ambassador John Casson yesterday said that the UK is committed to help Egypt improve education standards as an essential basis for the country’s long-term stability and prosperity. Casson said that the UK’s global reputation as the “education nation” and its experience of leading transformation in education systems around the world put the UK in […]

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Press release of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the partial re-run for the elections in the Comoros

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, welcome the peaceful conduct of the partial re-run for the elections of President of Comoros and Governor of the Autonomous Island of Anjouan. They congratulate the people of Comoros for participating peacefully in the election and in […]

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Statement by the Spokesperson on Uganda and the International Criminal Court

Committed to preventing crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide, and to avoiding impunity for the perpetrators of such crimes, the EU confirms its continuing support for the ICC and its work. Full cooperation with the ICC is a prerequisite for the Court’s effective functioning. In accordance with established approach of the EU and its […]

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Foreign Secretary attendance at Regional Security Summit in Nigeria

The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, will restate the UK’s continued support to Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram. On Saturday 14 May the Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, will attend the second Regional Security Summit in Abuja, Nigeria. The Summit will bring together leaders from across the world to address the international community’s intent to […]

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Emergency relief coordinator visits Niger and Nigeria ahead of the world humanitarian summit

WHO: Stephen O’Brien, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator WHAT: Mission to Niger and Nigeria WHEN: 16 – 19 May 2016 WHERE: Niamey, Abuja and field visits The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, will visit Niger and Nigeria, from 16 to 19 May, to […]

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Press Statement from UK Special Envoy for the Great Lakes, Danae Dholakia

“I am very pleased to be back in Kinshasa, and have had some very constructive and useful discussions over the last two days. As I said during my visit to the DRC in November last year, the relationship between the UK and the Democratic Republic of Congo matters greatly to us. I reiterate that now. […]

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South Africa takes bold step to provide HIV treatment for all

The Government of South Africa has announced a major policy shift that will move the world faster towards the global 90–90–90 treatment target. On 10 May 2016, the South African Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced in his Health Budget Vote Speech to the Parliament of South Africa that the country will implement a new […]

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