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The Government of Rwanda and Alibaba Group Enter into Agreements to Promote Rwanda’s Economic Development

Alibaba Group

Today, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group (www.AlibabaGroup.com) Executive Chairman Jack Ma witnessed the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between the Rwandan Government and Alibaba establishing an eWTP (electronic world trade platform) hub in Rwanda. The agreements are intended to strengthen cooperation in

Issues being discussed at G20 Parliamentarians Meeting also high on the Agenda of South Africa, says National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Chairperson

Republic of South Africa: The Parliament
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The Speakers’ Summit and Parliamentary Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was a valuable exercise because of the strategic importance of topics being discusse

Bachelet: Tanzania has duty to protect – not further endanger – LGBT people

Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed alarm at the statement by the Regional Commissioner of Dar es Salaam

US, Egypt announce winners of Technical School Entrepreneurship Competition

U.S. Embassy - Cairo

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MOETE) awarded Alexandria Advanced Technical School students Mohamed Mahmoud Attia and Moemen Magdy Mohamed the grand prize of the Fanni Mobtaker Competition for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for their digital modeling and fabrication machine fo

Office of Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC) Chair for Ethiopia, Dr. Heather Watts Visits Ethiopia

U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Office of Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC) Chair for Ethiopia, Dr. Heather Watts recently led a delegation to review PEPFAR programs in Ethiopia as the country nears a historic moment of the HIV/AIDS response, with the country positioned to reach sustained epidemic control by 2020.

The delegation met with Ethiopian

Cross-Border Rugby in Zambia

Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU)

The Zambia Rugby Union has sanctioned an International Cross border Men's and Women's Rugby Game between hosts Ndola Rugby Club versus New Krac Athletic Rugby Club (Men's Rugby) of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) while the Women's Game will involve Mufulira Leopardess Rugby Team (Zambia) versus Ouragan Ladies Rugby Team

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


How Palantir Built A Data-Mining Empire

After 17 years, data analytics company Palantir is making its public market debut. Best known for its sometimes controversial work with U.S. government agencies like the CIA, the DoD and ICE, Palantir has increasingly been working with commercial cus

What Is An mRNA Coronavirus Vaccine?

More than 30 biotech and pharmaceutical companies around the world are racing to develop a safe Covid-19 vaccine. The process is moving quickly with several vaccine candidates entering late-stage trials in a matter of months. Two of the companies dev

The TikTok and WeChat download bans, explained: CNBC After Hours

CNBC.com's MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day's top business news headlines. On today's show, Deirdre Bosa explains the difference between the U.S. government download bans on TikTok and WeChat. Plus, Eamon Javers breaks down this week's coronaviru

Can Facebook Stop Election Manipulation On Its Platform?

As the U.S. heads into the 2020 election cycle, what challenges does Facebook face, and what measures can Facebook take to stop the spread of disinformation and fake news around candidates and voting security? » Subscribe to CNBC: https://cnb.cx/Su

Divercity’s R1.8bn Jewel City in Maboneng to be launched on Heritage Day

The popular and vibrant Maboneng, in the centre of Johannesburg, is getting a massive new extension. Reviving the urban centre, the Divercity Urban Property Fund will be launching the R1.8 billion Jewel City in Maboneng, on Heritage Day next week.