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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) trained over 60 South Sudanese journalists on effective reporting of Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Returnees

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
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The UN Refugee Agency participated in a two-day training that took place from 24-25 January 2019. The training was organised by the Community Empowerm

Statement by International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Egypt

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today:

“The Egyptian authorities

Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on the attacks against MINUSMA

United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General
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The Secretary-General strongly condemns the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack against a MINUSMA convoy near Douentza, Mopti reg

Fall-out over Mozambique debt scandal risks spill-over into Angola

EXX Africa

EXX Africa (www.EXXAfrica.com) published a special report on the risk of spill-over of the Mozambique debts scandal into Angola.

On 25 January, Mozambique’s Parliament requested that the country’s former finance minister Manuel Chang be held in preventative custo

MTI Investment Company visits Tanzania

Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam

Tuesday 22 January 2019 the Norwegian ambassador to Tanzania, Elisabeth Jacobsen and Embassy staff met with MTI Investments and some of their investors from Norway and Sweden.

MTI Investment is an East African/Nordic Investment Company. They use their university-based approach to make micro-investments in businesses and

State Visit of President Cyril Ramaphosa to India : 25-26 January 2019

Republic of South Africa: The Presidency
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India-South Africa Joint Statement

1. At the invitation of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the President of the Republic of South Africa His Ex

In support of Kenya’s fight against corruption: UK and other embassies

British High Commission Nairobi
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The following statement was signed by Robert F. Godec, Ambassador of the United States; Nic Hailey, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom; Mette Knudsen, Ambassador of De

EU Ambassador in Seychelles for three-day working visit

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles
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Ms. Marjaana Sall, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Seychelles, concluded a three-day working visit to Seychelles by inaugurati

Zimbabwe: Security forces must be held accountable for the brutal assault on human rights

Amnesty International
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The Zimbabwean authorities must act swiftly to ensure security forces are held to account for ongoing brutal human rights violations, including torture, rape, beatings and killings o

Official opening ceremony of the La Digue fish market

Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles

The Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Seychelles, the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Minister of Habitat, Lands, Infrastructure, and Land Transport inaugurated the La Digue Fish Market in the presence of members of the National Assembly, representat

President Faure congratulates India in celebration of its 70th Republic Day

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles
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President Faure has sent a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Republic of India on the occasion of the 70th&

Meeting of African Union and European Union Foreign Relations ministers

Equatorial Guinea's Press and Information Office
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This was the first meeting of Foreign Relations ministers from the two continents, and was organised following a recommendation from the Summit of Heads of

‘Forgotten crisis’ in Cameroon, with attacks on the rise, millions in need of ‘lifesaving assistance’

United Nations (UN)

Around 4.3 million Cameroonians, mostly women and children, are now in need of lifesaving assistance, the UN announced on Thursday, presenting it’s 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan for the West African count

Controversy trails Angola’s hefty spend on military (by Pedro Agosto)

CAJ News Africa
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by Pedro Agosto

For a country that has been at peace since the end of civil war 16 years ago and struggling to service its debts as well addressing ram

CSquared envisions ‘Fiberising’ Africa through affordable broadband internet connectivity


CSquared (http://www.CSquared.com), a pan-african broadband infrastructure provider that enables ISPS and MNOs to provide high quality broadband through shared infrastructure, has spelt out its operational priorities that are destined to shape Africa’s digital future and trigger technological advancement that will bootstrap the continent’s youth into a d

Government Of Ghana Partners Novartis To Improve Diagnosis, Treatment Of Sickle Cell Disease

The Presidency, Republic of Ghana
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The Government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service and other allied agencies, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with global medicines co

President Joao Lourenço: businesses, arms deals and old ghosts (by Miguel Sanz)

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by MIguel Sanz

When President João Lourenço attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss town of Davos last January, he suggested that the winds of change we

Aziza Coin announces blockchain solution to render African projects economically viable

Financial Times Africa Representative
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In the Financial Times' (www.FT.com) report on Innovation in South Africa today, Aziza Coin (www.Azi

Financial Times (FT) Africa editor affirms “‘Frontier vibe’ still driving advances” in South Africa

Financial Times Africa Representative
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The Financial Times (www.FT.com) published on Thursday January 24 a first-ever special report on Innovation in South Africa. Africa ed

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Concludes 2019 Discussions with the West African Economic and Monetary Union on Common Policies for Member Countries

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Inflation has remained low reflecting the peg to the Euro, but also continued solid agricultural production and the limited passthrough of higher world oil prices; fiscal

Ghana and Cuba to strengthen cooperation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana

The Republic of Ghana and the Republic of Cuba have reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen their cooperation for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

The commitment was made when a delegation from Cuba, led by the Deputy Minister for Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, Dr. Mrs. M

Sahel: UN official underlines human rights role in fighting terrorism, warns of threat posed by private militias

Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
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Senior UN human rights official, Andrew Gilmour, has welcomed the commitment of countries of the Sahel to protect the rights of civilians as the

Ghana and Hungary join Forces to Boost Water Management

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana
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Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (MP) on behalf of the Republic of Ghana has signed a Memor

Statement by Minister of State Michelle Müntefering prior to her visit to Eritrea and Ethiopia

Germany - Federal Foreign Office
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Minister of State Michelle Müntefering issued the following statement today (24 January ) prior to her departure for Asmara: 

“We are curr


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.