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#EtiOsaDecides: MediaRoomHub, BBC, Pulse Nigeria to hold Eti-Osa House Of Reps debate

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP)

Media Room Hub, an online media platform in conjunction with BBC and Pulse Nigeria will be organizing a debate for four of the candidates vying for the House of Representatives position in Eti-Osa local government.

The debate scheduled to hold on Tuesday, February 4, 2019 at the Civic Centre, Lekki, Lagos will see the

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2019 Article IV Mission to Mauritius

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Real GDP growth is projected at 3.8 percent in 2018 and 3.9 percent in 2019, driven by robust performance in the financial services, construction, and tourism sectors; Ma

Standard Chartered launches second wave of digital-only retail banks across four African markets

Standard Chartered
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Standard Chartered (www.SC.com) today announced the start of the second phase of its digital-only retail bank across Africa. In response to growing consumer demand for innovative bankin

Presentation of the 2019 African Economic Outlook

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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The African development Bank (AfDB.org) will on Friday, 8 February 2019 present the 2019 edition of its flagship African Economic Outlook (AEO) report, on the si

Joint Press Statement: Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations

United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)
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H.E. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and H.E. Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire today welcomed the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Politi

Launch of the Independent Review into the Persecution of Christians across the Globe: Foreign Secretary’s Speech

United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office
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By Jeremy Hunt, British Foreign Secretary

Archbishop, bishop, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, a very warm welcome this morning t

‘Let my people come’ – Shilluk king makes passionate plea for return of his people from the Malakal protection site (Janet Adongo)

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
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Janet Adongo

It’s been four long years since His Majesty Kongo Dak Padiet occupied his throne in his kingdom, situated in Fa

In Nouakchott, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)’s Vera Songwe congratulates Mauritania on ratification of African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
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In an audience with the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz held yesterday in Nouakchott, ECA’s Executive Secr

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Somalia: February 2019

United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office
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Mr Ben Fender OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Somalia in succession to Mr David Concar, who will be transfer

South Sudan enters into an Agreement with the African Energy Chamber to provide Technical Assistance to its Petroleum Sector

African Energy Chamber

The Chamber will mobilize capacity building initiatives; it will work on reforms to boost an enabling environment for oil investors; it will invest in energy access initiatives.

The African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) has entered into a technical assistance cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Petroleum of the Republic of

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) alarmed by displacement of 30,000 people from Nigeria to Cameroon (Statement by Eric Batonon)

Norwegian Refugee Council
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Statement by Eric Batonon, Country Director in Nigeria for the Norwegian Refugee Council

"The Norwegian Refugee Council is alarmed by the massive displacement of

Death Toll Mounts as Search Continues for Survivors of Djibouti Boat Tragedy

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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International Organization for Migration (IOM) staff based in Obock, on Djibouti’s Red Sea coast, are reporting Wednesday that a total of 16 survivors

Vice President Meriton on official visit to Sri Lanka

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles
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Vice President Vincent Meriton left Seychelles today on a two-day visit to the Republic of Sri Lanka.

The highlight of this visit

African Leaders for Nutrition Initiative (ALN) Luncheon

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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“A Call for Better Advocacy and Accountability for Nutrition Investments”

The African Union and the Af

President Faure sends message of condolence to President of Cuba

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles
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President Faure has extended his heartfelt condolences to the President of the Republic of Cuba, H.E. Mr. Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, following th

Collected Department Releases: Joint Communique on the U.S.-Algeria Strategic Dialogue

U.S. Department of State
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The United States and Algeria convened the fourth session of the Strategic Dialogue on January 29, 2019, with Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Minister of Foreign Affairs

Tanzania Could Reap Huge Economic Benefits by Ending Child Marriage and Expanding Education for Girls, Says New World Bank Report

The World Bank Group
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Educating girls and ending child marriage could accelerate development progress and the reduction of poverty in Tanzania, according to a new report published by the World Bank. In con

Nomination for 2019 Rwanda Woman of Courage Award

U.S. Embassy in Rwanda

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Rwanda Woman of Courage Award. This annual award recognizes women from around the country who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment in Rwanda.

Cameroonian Scholar Takes Part in a Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Program in the US

U.S. Embassy in Cameroon

From January 28 to February 15, 2019, Dr. Babette Koultchoumi, anthropologist and lecturer at the University of Maroua, will join experts from 11 African countries for an International Visitor Leadership Program in the United States on the theme of “Countering Violent Extremism: Community Strategies.”  This program will examine commu

Chevening Scholarship celebrates 35th anniversary in South Africa

British High Commission Pretoria
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Through the programme, the UK offers financial support for successful candidates to study for a Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities and the

TIBCO commits to South Africa’s transformation with TechSoft

TechSoft International (TechSoft)

TIBCO Software, a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, has signed a historic and strategic partnership agreement with TechSoft International (TechSoft) (www.Tech-Soft.co.za), formerly TIBCO South Afr

Six people died each day attempting to cross Mediterranean in 2018, UNHCR reports shows

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
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Refugees and migrants attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea lost their lives at an alarming rate in 2018, as cuts in search and rescue

Aiteo Founder, Benedict Peters Awarded Foreign Investment Network (FIN) 2018 African Icon of the Year

Aiteo Group

International business leader and founder of Aiteo Group (www.AiteoGroup.com), Benedict Peters was awarded African Icon of the Year at the Foreign Investment Network (FIN) (www.ForeignInvestmentNetwork.com) and Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources Honorary Patron

More than 130 Migrants reported missing following two shipwrecks off Djibouti Coast

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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More than 130 migrants went missing on Tuesday morning (29 January) off the coast of Djibouti after two boats capsized. The tragedy occurred off Godoria, a l


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.

Dropped emissions during COVID-19 lock-down: How will this impact climate change?

When COVID-19 struck, different countries around the world put forward measures to mitigate its spread.