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Ethiopia vows to enhance women’s participation in peacekeeping

Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK
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President Sahle-Work Zewde has emphasized that Ethiopia will continue its commitment to enhance the participation of women in the militar

“She leads” in the British Embassy in Cairo

British Embassy Cairo
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The five embassies launched the Young Women Leadership Programme “She Leads” to conclude Gender January – a month dedicated to promoting gender equality and celebra

U.S. Embassy Launches 2nd SolveIT! — National Innovation Competition

U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa in partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is sponsoring the second SolveIT! A national innovation competition, where Ethiopian youths will develop tech-based solutions to address community challenges.

The program officially launched in Addis Ababa on February 1, 2019,

Nigerians Hear How Migrating Irregularly “Is Like Killing Yourself”

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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 “Don’t assume if you attempt the journey your fortune will change for the better,” a woman says over the public address system in the

U.S. Embassy offers training for Senior Media Editors

U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

:  The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is offering a week-long capacity building workshop for senior editors from private and state media organizations across Ethiopia.  The training is conducted by the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) at the Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) headquarters in Adama from February 4-8, 2

Merck Foundation marks World Cancer Day by increasing the limited number of oncologists in Africa

Merck Foundation

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) provides one and two year Oncology Fellowship Program to African doctors to be the future oncologists in their countries; Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with African min

Over $10 billon of Africa TMT (Telecom, Media and Technology) infrastructure initial public offering (IPO) and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals predicted in 2019...

TMT Finance
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TMT (telecom, media and technology) infrastructure mergers, acquisitions and fundraising in Africa is predicted to continue growing in 2019, as investment news provider TMT Finance (

Over $10 billon of Africa telecom, media and technology (TMT) infrastructure initial public offering (IPO) and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals predicted in 2019...

TMT Finance
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TMT (telecom, media and technology) infrastructure mergers, acquisitions and fundraising in Africa is predicted to continue growing in 2019, as investment news provider TMT Finance (

The African Oil Industry Endorses Cape VII Congress in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

African Energy Chamber

Calls for a pragmatic common-sense approach towards local content. Improved business climate will attract more investment and create sustainable jobs for Africans.

The African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org) is proud to endorse the APPO Cape VII Congress and Exhibition to be held in Malabo on April 2-5,

UK – UNICEF Partnership to support Education Reform in Egypt

UN Information Centre in Cairo

In an official ceremony on Sunday, February 4, the Egyptian Minister of Education and Technical Education, Professor Dr. Tarek Shawky; the British Ambassador to Egypt, Sir Geoffrey Adams; and UNICEF Representative in Egypt, Bruno Maes, launched a three-year project agreement titled “Integrated Education Services for Vulnerabl

Ambassador Palmer’s Remarks at Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) Best Girl Award Ceremony

U.S. Embassy in Malawi

I’m SO happy to be here today with Zodiak to celebrate the achievements of these amazing girls! Congratulations to the awardees on doing so well on your MSCE examinations! We all applaud your hard work and determination.

I’d also like to acknowledge your parents and teachers – and indeed parents and teachers

Message of the Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, on the occasion of the World Cancer Day 2019

WHO Regional Office for Africa
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Message of the Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, on the occasion of the World Cancer Day 2019:

On 4 February 2019, we commemorate World Cancer Day und

UN calls for support to implement Central Africa’s newly minted peace agreement

United Nations (UN)

"Let us mobilize to support the implementation of the peace agreement," Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, said on Twitter after the peace agreement was concluded in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.

The agreement was made possible under the African Ini

U.S. Embassy Cairo Brings American “Writers’ Room” to Egypt

U.S. Embassy - Cairo
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During January 2019, the U.S. Embassy collaborated with the Middle East Media Initiative (MEMI), and Egyptian script development and screenwriters hub Birthmark Scenario to conduct a

Homeboyz Book Quins in the #EnterpriseCup Pre-Quarters as KCB and Kabras set up a #MwambaCup Quarterfinals Date

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)

The 2019 #EnterpriseCup Preliminary round had three out of eight matches actually kick off in their various venues. At the RFUEA Grounds, hosts Kenya Harlequin scored 80 points against the opponents Ngong Warriors while only conceding three. At the Madaraka Grounds, Strathmore Leos secured their spot in the Pre-quarters as they beat the JKUAT Cougars

Shujaa bow out of the 2019 Sydney7s

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)

A last minute try by Tonga’s Potolaka Maake handed them the 20-17 win over Shujaa in the 13th Place semifinal. John Tapueluelu had scored a brace in the first half, both conversions sailing wide while Jacob Ojee and Eliakim Kichoi dotted down a try each leveling up the scores to 10 all, at the breather.

Second half, an offload f

Media relations expert APO Group experiences record growth in Africa and the Middle East and plans continued expansion for 2019

APO Group

APO Group (https://www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, delivered record growth of 60% in 2018, representing a t

African Development Bank to present 2019 African Economic Outlook at 32nd AU Summit

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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From: 8/02/2019

To: 8/02/2019

Location: Medium Conference Hall, AU Headquarters,

Committee on the Rights of the Child concludes Eightieth Session

Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
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The Committee on the Rights of the Child this afternoon concluded its eightieth session after adopting its concluding observations and recommend

Ukraine needs Carrots and Sticks to Fight Corruption

Atlantic Council
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There is no silver bullet when it comes to defeating systemic corruption in any country.

Despite many opportunities, Ukraine has fa

Headcounts show reduction in two of South Sudan’s Largest Displacement Sites

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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Reports released by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in South Sudan show a decline in the number of people in two of the country’s la

International Organization for Migration (IOM) returns 1000th Ghanaian from Libya, Niger since 2017

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) received a mandate in December 2016 to help rescue vulnerable migrants from Ghana stranded en route to Eur

COM2019: Vera Songwe signs agreement with Morocco, urges Rabat to ratify African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
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ECA’s Executive Secretary Vera Songwe signed on Wednesday 30 January an agreement in preparation for the organization of the 52nd Confe

National statisticians and development planners must collaborate, says Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Chinganya

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
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“We often allow statisticians to sit on their own and make decisions on required data without the involvement of development planners,” said


Wall Street Week Ahead: Biden victory? Disputed election? Wall Street prices in November outcomes

“There’s plenty of reasons to believe that the election outcome is going to be drawn out,” said Lamar Villere, a portfolio manager at Villere & Co. “That’s going to show the cracks in a market that’s been priced for perfection.”

What Twitter’s Big Hack Means For The 2020 Elections

In mid-July, a series of high-profile Twitter accounts began spamming the same messages asking users to send them bitcoin. Apple, Uber, Joe Biden, Elon Musk— the accounts affected were some of the most well-known brands and names on the planet. The

Gumtree: This is how COVID-19 is shaping SA’s jobs market

South Africa's unemployment challenge is dire, with experts extremely pessimistic about our short and long-term economic growth prospects. However, Gumtree South Africa currently has just under 10 000 live jobs advertised on the website. Claire Cobbledick, General Manager at Gumtree South Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.

1st for Women CEO on navigating COVID-19 headwinds & SA’s auto insurance outlook

Last weekend, South Africa celebrated Women’s Day, a day rich with history and remembrance of a struggle that continues to change the lives of generations. At CNBC Africa we are celebrating women who are business leaders and industry giants. We spoke to Robyn Farrell, CEO of 1st for Women.

New entrant in Kenya’s smartphone market

Smartphone brand Realme announced its official entry into the Kenyan market as part of the brand’s global growth and expansion strategy. CNBC Africa spoke with Josef Wang, General Manager of Middle East and Africa East operations on how they plan to navigate Kenya's market whips already saturated with other players.