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U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation at Nyamata Genocide Memorial

U.S. Embassy in Rwanda

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the award of an additional USD $100,000 grant (approximately 88. million RWF) from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation to the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG).

This grant, which is the second phase of a partnership started in 2015, will be used for the conse

Expulsion of Congolese from Angola aggravates dire crisis in Kasai

Norwegian Refugee Council
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An estimated 360,000 Congolese have crossed the border from Angola and back into DR Congo during October. Most of them are arriving to Kasai, where the influx aggravates an alrea

Sudanese women’s right to pass citizenship to their children discussed in high-level workshop in Khartoum

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in collaboration with the Ministry of Security and Social Development of the Republic of the Sudan organized a high-level workshop on the Sudanese women’s right to (pass) citizenship, on Monday 29 October 2018 at the Grand Holiday Villa hotel i

Press release by H.E. Dr. Jean-Claude Kassi Brou President of the ECOWAS COMMISSION And H.E. Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas Special Representative of the Secretary-General...

United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS)
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The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou and the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations fo

U.S Embassy Lilongwe and MCC Celebrate the Closeout of the Five-year, $350 Million Malawi Compact

U.S. Embassy in Malawi
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Millennium Challenge Corporation Vice President, General Counsel and Board Secretary Jeanne Hauch today marked the closeout of the MCC Malawi Compact at a ceremony to commemorate th

Media Advisory: President Ramaphosa to formally launch Anti-Gang Unit

Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information
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President Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister of Police General Bheki Cele will tomorrow, Friday, 02 November 2018, formally launc

Africa Internship Academy celebrates two years of grooming Africa’s next generational change agents

Africa Internship Academy (AIA)

Africa holds a very high rate of youth unemployment. In Ghana for instance, about 120,000 young people graduate from various institutions with about 10% getting employed after the first year of completion. Over 16% will never work in their lifetime, yet every year, thousands of job vacancies go unfilled. According to employers, they cannot fin

Rwanda Rugby Federation to hold a General Assembly

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF)

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) (www.RwandaRugby.com) has announced that it will hold a General Assembly to review the constitution on November 25, 2018, at Amahoro stadium.

RRF secretary general Tharcises Kamanda has told this publication that part of the key issues to be reviewed

President of Senegal, H.E. MACKY SALL presides Merck Foundation conference “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” to build Healthcare capacity in Africa and Asia

Merck Foundation

5th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” was conducted under the patronage of The President of Senegal, H.E. MACKY SALL; Merck foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) also celebrated 350th Anniversary of Merck and t

Al-Sumait Prize 2019 Invitation for Nominations

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)

The Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, announced an initiative to the third African Arab Summit hosted by the State of Kuwait. This initiative described an annual award by the State of Kuwait for the advancement of economic, social, human resour

GROHE Shower Trays: Single-Source PerfectMatch Solutions for Modern Bathrooms


GROHE (www.GROHE.com) continues to position itself as a full-service provider in the bathroom; Slim and minimalist design ensures consistent flow of form and functionality; PerfectMatch solutions with seven different models.

Whether it is for a new build or a bathroom remodelling project, the needs for a comfortable,

EducationUSA to Host Several Workshops in November

U.S. Embassy in Mauritius & Seychelles
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The EducationUSA adviser is running several sessions at the U.S. Embassy for students during the month of November. If you are interested in any one of the below,

U.S. and Ghanaian Officials Mark Progress in Addressing Child Trafficking and Pledge Commitment to Increasing Efforts

Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana
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Senior officials from the Governments of Ghana and the United States met on October 31 to review progress toward meeting the objectives of the U.S.-Ghana Child

U.S. Completes Three Health Centers in Amhara that will Serve 75,000 People

U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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This week, the United States Government is handing over three newly constructed Health Centers to the Amhara Regional Health Bureau. The new health centers were construc

Ambassador Eric P. Whitaker Helps Launch “Zéro Palu! Je m’engage” Malaria Campaign

U.S. Embassy in Niger
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On October 18, 2018, at the Congressional Palace, Ambassador Whitaker spoke at the launch of the campaign “Zéro Palu! Je m’engage” (“Zero Malaria! 

The Government of Kenya, AstraZeneca and the United Nations call for intensification of efforts in the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)


Today, on the four-year anniversary of the launch of the Healthy Heart Africa (HHA) programme, the Ministry of Health, AstraZeneca and the United Nations Partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) convened a high-level discussion on the need for public-private partnerships (PPPs) to integrate NCD prevention and control more effectively in primary health

Police Committee concerned by diversion of modernisation budget to fund Consumables

Republic of South Africa: The Parliament
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The Portfolio Committee on Police has raised various concerns over the implementation of the seven-point plan criminal justice system (CJS) project. The project wa

Minister asks International Telecommunications Union (ITU) delegates to support resolution on Somalia

Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia
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Somalia’s Minister for Post, Telecom and Technology, said the government recognizes that ICTs form the foundation of socio-economic development a

Fresh impetus for the African Air Transport Professions Institute (IAMA) S.A.


With its acquisition of a 55% holding, ASAM S.A. (http://www.ASAMmali.com) is joining ASECNA SERVICES SA/AG (35%) and Air France Finance (10%) (http://www.AirFrance.com) as owners of IAMA’s capital so that they can develop the African Air Transport Professions Institute (IAMA). Bas

Ambassador Miyashita attends 20th Anniversary of the foundation of New Hope Technical Institute (October 19, 2017)

Embassy of Japan in Rwanda
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Some Japanese volunteers of Women’s Federation for World Peace/Japan (WFWP/Japan) came to Rwanda in 1994 right after the genocide. And they established WFWP/Rwanda in 1995

Counting Down to Africa’s Biggest Early Stage Investor Summit

Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A)

Africa’s early stage investor community will convene on November 11th and 12th, 2018 for the 5th Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (#AESIS2018), hosted by Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) (https://VC4A.com) and African Business Angel Network (ABAN). This exclusive investor-only event unites key ecosystem stakeholders from across the

South Africa Filmmakers arrive in America on Investment Mission

The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa

A group of South African filmmakers has arrived in the United States of America to participate in the American Film Market that opens in Los Angeles today. The group is on an Outward Film and Television Investment Mission t that is organised and funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).

African economies sustain progress in domestic resource mobilisation

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Africa has sustained gains in domestic resource mobilisation made since 2000, as tax revenues remained stable in 2016, according to Revenue Statistics in Africa 2018. Providing internationally comparable data for 21 participating countries, the report finds that the average tax-to-GDP ratio was 18.2% in 2

Telecommunications and Postal Services Committee adopts iNeSI Bill

Republic of South Africa: The Parliament
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The Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services has, in principle, finalised and adopted the Ikamva National e-Skills Institute Bill [B10-2018].<


Morocco’s RAM to axe routes, may reduce fleet to secure aid

RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan airline Royal Air Maroc plans to cancel some air links, cut jobs and may sell 20 aircraft to...

Vedanta’s Zambia copper unit warns part of Nchanga open-pit mine about to collapse

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia’s Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a unit of diversified miner Vedanta Resources, has closed part of its open-pit mine...

Old Mutual makes acting CEO permanent, a year after sacking predecessor

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Old Mutual said on Friday acting CEO Iain Williamson had been made permanent, ending a year of uncertainty over...

South Africa’s Capitec forecasts 70% profit fall in blow to shares

(Reuters) - Capitec Bank forecast a fall of at least 70% in first-half earnings on Friday due to a spike in bad...

Land Bank default forces S.Africa’s central bank into $200 mln bailout of state investment arm

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s central bank has issued a 3.45 billion rand ($200 million) guarantee to bail out the Corporation for...