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Download logoFrom 26 to 29 October 2021, Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon, will host a regional forum to raise awareness and build the capacity of media practitioners to prevent and combat hate speech in Central Africa. The event is organized by the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) and the Economic Community…
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Having a public health workforce that is able to rapidly detect and respond to disease outbreaks is key for any health system, as recently shown on a worldwide scale with the current COVID-19 pandemic. The importance of this empowered and well-equipped resource is further emphasized by the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005), a legal instrument…
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Download logoStatement by Will Carter, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Sudan Country Director: “Changes in Sudan’s political leadership should not change commendable policy commitments to protect civilians and ensure aid organisations can still assist people left vulnerable by decades of conflict. Too much is at stake for more than 13 million people in Sudan who need…
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Download logoPouplar South African artists, Kgaogelo Moagi, better known as Master KG and Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini Tunzi are this year’s UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors for the Global Media and Information Literacy Week (24-31 October 2021).  President of the South African National Commission for UNESCO who is also the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs AM Motshekga,…
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Download logoSouth Africa is deeply concerned about the apparent ongoing coup and attempts to undermine Sudan’s political transition. We reject and condemn any attempt at an unconstitutional change of government. South Africa calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the Prime Minister, government officials and other politicians detained by security forces. We call on…
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The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to be the platinum sponsor of Art d’Egypte’s Forever is Now contemporary art exhibition at the Giza Pyramids, and to support the participation and original art works of contemporary American artists Gisela Colon and Sherin Guirguis.    The U.S. Embassy’s LE 3.5 million investment funded the travel of American curatorial director of the exhibition Simon Watson; the travel of Colon…
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Download logoThe Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), Martin Griffiths, approved the allocation of US$ 5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support humanitarian assistance in Cameroon. The six projects funded by CERF will be implemented during the next 12 months by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Organization for…
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UN Secretary-General, António Guterres on Monday condemned the “ongoing military coup” in Sudan, saying Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and all other officials, “must be released immediately.”  Long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was overthrown by the military following months of popular protest in April 2019, and a transitional government was set up comprising both military and civilian leadership, after a power-sharing agreement, that was due to lead to full…
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Download logoThe UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights, Marcos Orellana, is undertaking an official visit to Mauritius from 22 to 29 October 2021 to assess the country’s human rights record in relation to hazardous substances and wastes. A key focus will be the causes and aftermath of the oil spill from the Japanese…
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Download logoRepresentatives from the United Nations today visited Qardho in a show of solidarity with the people of Puntland as citizens participated in a ‘one person, one vote’ electoral process in three districts of the Federal Member State. The United Nations in Somalia believes that the successful completion of ‘one person, one vote’ elections in…
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By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) When nearly 200 government and business leaders from around the globe signed the Paris Agreement in December 2015, they did more than commit to cutting greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change. They also called upon developed countries to help with the considerable funding,…
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HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi met Sunday with HE Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the country Amr Kamal El-Din El-Sherbiny. During the meeting, bilateral cooperation relations between the two countries were reviewed. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State…
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MFS Africa is acquiring Baxi to expand its network into Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy and perhaps its most fintech dynamic market. Nigeria is also the largest remittance market in Africa representing one-third of intra-Africa remittance flows, and is home to the largest number of SMEs. Verdant Capital (https://Verdant-Cap.com) views the two businesses as highly complimentary:  Baxi…

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CAIRO, Egypt, 25 October 2021-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- H.E. Professor Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the former President of Mauritius and Laureate of the 2007 L’Oréal-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science, delivered a trenchant address at the African Export-Import Bank’s (Afreximbank) fifth annual Babacar Ndiaye Lecture on “the importance of science, technology and innovation in the transformation of African…