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Minister for Africa’s statement on the situation in Zimbabwe, January 2019

United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office
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Minister of State for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, said:

"I have been following the events in Zimbabwe over the last week with growing concern.

Conference on Disarmament to hold First Public Plenary of its 2019 Session on Monday, 21 January

United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
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The Conference on Disarmament, the world's single multilateral forum for disarmament negotiations, will hold the first public plenary of its 2019 session on Mond

Minister Sisulu was never a Director of Dyambu Holdings, contrary to Mr Agrizzi’s testimony in the State Capture Commission

Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation
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International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu noted with concern, false statements made by the former Chie

Deputy Minister Magwanishe and Mec Zikalala to launch a R81 million Black Industrialist Textile Firm in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)

The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa
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The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe and the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs,

Canada appalled by death of Canadian in Burkina Faso

Global Affairs Canada
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The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the murder of Canadian Kirk Woodman, who was abducted in Burkina Faso:

UN Secretary-General presents his priorities for 2019

United Nations Information Centre - Cairo
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Despite countless “headwinds” and “ills”, the United Nations has “made a real difference” in 2018 and will need to achieve eve

Nearly 36 million children in Ethiopia are poor and lack access to basic social services, a new report reveals

UNICEF Ethiopia
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An estimated 36 million of a total population of 41 million children under the age of 18 in Ethiopia are multi-dimensionally poor, meaning they are deprived of basic goods and services in

International Food Safety Conference

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
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Unsafe food causes an estimated 600 million people to suffer from foodborne diseases each year, at a cost of at least US$100 billion in low- and middle-income count

India strongly condemns the horrific terror attack in Kenya

Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India
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India strongly condemns the horrific terrorist attack in Dusit D2 Hotel and offices complex in Nairobi on 15 January 2019 which caused loss of innocent l

Reports of excessive force against Sudan protests deeply worrying – Bachelet

Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
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Credible reports of the use of excessive force, including live ammunition, by State security forces against protestors across Sudan over the pas

Aliko Dangote Foundation, UNECA and GBCHealth Advocate Public-Private Sector Partnership for Better Health in Africa

Africa Business: Health Forum (AB:HF)
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Top African leaders including Heads of States, Ministers, CEOs as well as representatives from the African Union and United Nations will converge at the inaugural Afr

Transport Committee disappointed with the Rise in Road Fatalities and calls for New Programmes

Republic of South Africa: The Parliament
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The Portfolio Committee on Transport has voiced disappointment in the high number of fatalities recorded on South African roads during the 2018 festive season.

Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission on the terrorist attack in Nairobi

African Union Commission (AUC)
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The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack that took place today against

Preferential tariffs to help Western Sahara to develop

European Parliament
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Western Sahara will enjoy preferential trade tariffs on its exports to the EU; origin of products will be traceable; agreement allows region to develop even before a political solution

UN Refugee Chief meets Egypt President and Secretary General of the Arab League

United Nations Information Centre - Cairo
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Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on 14 January during an official two-day visit to Egypt. Durin

UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO urge countries in western and central Africa to step up the pace in the response to HIV for children and...

United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal, UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa to do more to stop new HIV infections among children and adolescents and increase HIV testing and treatment coverage.

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Merck foundation launched their programs in partnership with Ghana’s First Lady and Ministry of Health

Merck Foundation

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) awarded the First Lady of Ghana to acknowledge her efforts as “Merck More Than a Mother” Ambassador; Merck Foundation CEO and First Lady of Ghana to co-chair the 6th Edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Accra, Ghana on 29th and 30th Octob

UN Human Rights Office says credible reports suggest at least 890 killed in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) violence in mid-December

Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
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The UN Human Rights Office said Wednesday that according to allegations from credible sources, at least 890 people were killed between 16 and 18

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is monitoring military mobilisation of forces in Tripoli closely; warns against any breach of ceasefire and...

United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)
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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) strongly condemns the recent military mobilisation of forces in southern Tripoli and is monitoring the

South Africa hosts First Lead Author Meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information
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South Africa, through the Department of Environmental Affairs, will host the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPC

Workers and Organised Labour urged to be vigilant about compliance with National Minimum Wage Act

Republic of South Africa: The Parliament
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The Portfolio Committee on Labour has encouraged all workers and organised labour to be vigilant in ensuring that employers comply with the National Minimum Wage A

Kenya / Rugby: Ojee Captain Shuuja squad on duty at the Hamilton and Sydney 7s

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)

Jacob Ojee will skipper the Shujaa squad during the Hamilton and Sydney 7s deputized by Michael Wanjala. Commenting on his selection of Ojee as Captain, Head Coach Paul Murunga had this to say, “Ojee is able to lead the team. This has been noted enough times during our training sessions where he ensures all players communicate, his experience in

Marriott International announces Marriott Bonvoy – the new brand name of its Loyalty Program

Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International (www.Marriott.com) today unveiled Marriott Bonvoy, the new loyalty brand replacing the current

Kenya / Rugby: Sylvia Kamau Takes Over as Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) CEO

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)

The Rugby Union Board of Directors wishes to announce to all Affiliates, Sponsors and the rugby fraternity that it has confirmed Sylvia Kamau as CEO for an initial period of one year effective January 1 2019.

Sylvia Kamau took over from Ronald Bukusi who resigned in July 2018. This w


Egypt’s annual urban consumer price inflation fell to 4.2% in July – CAPMAS

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s annual urban consumer price inflation fell to 4.2% in July from 5.6% in June, the central statistics agency...

Can These Companies Solve The Plastic Waste Problem?

Plastics are useful. They're used to help make lifesaving medical supplies, lightweight, fuel-efficient car parts, and insulation for our homes. But nearly half of all plastic produced goes towards single-use items such as bags, straws, utensils and

South Africa’s Denel tells unions it can’t honour court ruling on salaries

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s struggling state defence firm Denel told trade unions on Friday that it cannot honour a court ruling...

Botswana diamond exports fall by two thirds on COVID-19

GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana’s rough diamond exports plunged 68% percent in the second quarter of the year, data published by the central...

Samsung, Google, and Apple’s war for smartphone buyers: CNBC After Hours

CNBC.com's MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day's top business news headlines. On today's show, CNBC.com's Todd Haselton explains what the upcoming seasons of smartphone releases might look like in an economy with 10.2% unemployment. Plus, CNBC's Dei