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Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. |

Marriott International’s Expanded Portfolio of 30 Leading Hotel Brands Sets New Global Standard for Unrivaled Travel Experiences and Expanded Loyalty Benefits

Starting Today, Loyalty Members Can Link Their Accounts to Receive Recognition at More Hotels and Redeem Points for Travel to More Destinations Than Ever Before

Today, the most iconic and visionary name in hospitality, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com), expands to include 30 of the most desirable and prestigious hotel brands with the addition of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts portfolio. At a time when travelers place even greater emphasis on enriching and personal…

Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. |

Marriott International Completes Acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Creating World’s Largest and Best Hotel Company while Providing Unparalleled Guest Experience

Bringing Together 30 Leading Brands Ensures Marriott Will Have the Right Brand in the Right Place to Serve Guests Wherever They Travel

Bringing Together 30 Leading Brands Ensures Marriott Will Have the Right Brand in the Right Place to Serve Guests Wherever They Travel Beginning Today, Frequent Customers Will See Their Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards & SPG Status Matched Across All Loyalty Programs Bruce Duncan, Eric Hippeau and Aylwin Lewis Appointed to…

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Source: Greenpeace |

Njeri Kabeberi appointed as Greenpeace Africa Executive Director

Njeri will be leading Greenpeace Africa into a new wave of environmental justice for Africans by Africans

Kenyan born Njeri Kabeberi, has been named as Executive Director for Greenpeace Africa (www.GreenpeaceAfrica.org) after an extensive search for a combination of skills required to drive the organisation towards a people –powered movement. According to the Greenpeace Africa Board, Africans are hungry for a new story, one with a better take…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Conclusions of the Ministerial Meeting on the Implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali

On 23 September 2016, the United Nations convened a Ministerial Meeting on the Implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali

1.        On 23 September 2016, the United Nations convened a Ministerial Meeting on the Implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali. The meeting was opened by the President of Mali, H.E. Mr Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Norway to establish Embassy in Mali

The Government has recently stepped up Norway’s efforts to promote stabilisation and conflict resolution in the Sahel region

‘The establishment of a Norwegian embassy in Bamako will strengthen our bilateral relations with Mali, and enable us to have a closer dialogue on the security challenges facing Mali and the wider Sahel region,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. The Government has recently stepped up Norway’s efforts to…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Election process for the new WHO Director-General

The Government of Ethiopia has submitted the nomination of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Six candidates have been proposed by Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the position of WHO Director-General.  Member States proposed the following candidates: ·         The Government of Ethiopia has submitted the nomination of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus; ·         The Government of Italy has submitted the nomination of…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

Morocco officially requests to join the African Union

The Kingdom of Morocco has officially submitted a request to accede to the African Union (AU) Constitutive Act, and therefore, become a Member of the Union

The Kingdom of Morocco has officially submitted a request to accede to the African Union (AU) Constitutive Act, and therefore, become a Member of the Union. An Adviser to King Mohammed VI on Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco, H.E. Taieb Fassi Fihri, informed the Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana…

Source: International Office of Migration (IOM) |

Partners Start Biometric Registration in Juba IDP Site

The biometric registration follows an IOM-led population count in August and subsequent WFP paper based registration, which enabled food distributions in September

Camp management started a biometric population registration for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the UN House Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba, South Sudan, on 20 September. The registration, which will continue for three weeks, will improve response planning and IDP access to humanitarian services at the site, where…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

AUC Chairperson redeploys African Union Short-Term Observers (STOs) for the 2016 Presidential Election in Cape Verde

The African Union Electoral Observation Mission (AUEOM) will be led by H.E. SE Manuel Serio Nhamajo, former President of the Republic of Guinea Bissau

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has approved the deployment of the African Union Short-Term Observation (STO) Mission to the Presidential Election in the Republic of Cape Verde scheduled for 2 October 2016. The STOs are expected in Praia, Cape Verde, on 24 September 2016…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Africa Regional Media Hub | U.S. to Support Greater Protections for Pangolins, African Grey Parrots, Chambered Nautilus at World’s Largest International Wildlife Trade Forum

Calling for the closure of domestic ivory markets and advocating against the legalization of rhino horn trade also will be priorities for the United States delegation at the 17th meeting of the CITES Conference of Parties

Many of the planet’s most well-known and cherished wildlife species, and many that are less familiar, take center stage in South Africa Sept. 24-Oct. 5, when nations around the globe convene for the world’s most important meeting on wildlife trade. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today said…