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Source: StateCraft |

StateCraft works on third successful presidential campaign, congratulates President-elect Akufo-Addo

StateCraft Inc. (http://StateCraftinc.com), a communication agency on the Nana Addo Akufo-Addo presidential campaign, would like to congratulate New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his successful bid for president of the Republic of Ghana. “It has been an enormously invigorating voting process for the Ghanaian people. These…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Liberia |

The European Union Stands Up For Prisoners

One project will be implemented by FinnChurchAid, the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) and the Rural Human Rights Activists Programme (RHRAP) in Lofa, Bong and Nimba

As the world celebrates International Human Rights Day, the European Union Delegation to Liberia has announced support for two new projects to improve conditions in prisons in Liberia funded through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR). Speaking about the decision to fund these projects, European Union Ambassador…

Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

The AU concludes the consultative meeting on clearance of Anti-Personnel Mines, Cluster Munitions, and Explosive Remnants of war in Addis Ababa

The meeting brought together the AU member States Party to the APMBC and the CCM which have completed, or are yet to complete, their clearance obligations, as well as the key international partners and humanitarian demining agencies that are active on the continent

The African Union (AU), concluded, yesterday, the consultative meeting on enhancing assistance and coordination in the implementation of article 5 of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) and article 4 of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM). The meeting was held, from 6 to 7 December 2016, within the framework…

Source: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Switzerland |

The Federal Council extends the freezing of assets of several individuals from Tunisia, Egypt and Ukraine

In the case of Tunisia, assets amounting to approximately CHF 60 million have been frozen. In the case of Egypt, assets amounting to some CHF 570 million are involved

At its session on 9 December 2016 the Federal Council decided to extend by one year the freezing of all the assets in Switzerland of ousted presidents Ben Ali (Tunisia), Mubarak (Egypt) and Yanukovych (Ukraine) as well as of politically exposed members of their entourages and other persons closely associated…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Concerns of the Poultry Industry

The Government through the dti and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has been working with the domestic industry to address the challenges in the industry

The dti has noted the concerns raised by the poultry industry in South Africa especially in relations to the increase in imports of poultry products. The Government through the dti and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has been working with the domestic industry to address the challenges…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Expert to discuss Illegal Wildlife Trade and Cheetah Trafficking with Journalists

CCF’s illegal cheetah trafficking database became the most extensive in the world and was key to support the inclusion of this issue in the CITES 16th Conference of the Parties, following a proposal by Party countries Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda

Please join us on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 02:45 PM a media briefing with Patricia Tricorache, Assistant Director, Strategic Communications and Illegal Wildlife Trade Cheetah Conservation Fund, who will provide an introduction to the Cheetah Conservation Fund and an overview of cheetah trafficking. She will explain why combatting illegal wildlife trafficking matters and how media can help to…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

World Council of Churches (WCC) convenes consultation on the DRC political instability

A consultation of churches in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was held this week with a focus on the DRC’s political instability

Hosted by Catholic Relief Services in Addis Ababa, the consultation was the second of its kind. It drew about 40 participants, including prominent Catholic and Protestant church leaders, as well as dignitaries and representatives from the African Union Commission, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the…

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Source: Jumia |

Self-Employment in the Digital Age: Sellers and Consultants report a Happy Jumia Black Friday 2016

More than 13,000 sellers on the Jumia platform participated in Jumia Black Friday offering up to 70% discounts

The 2016 edition of Jumia Black Friday may have come and gone, but the excitement and taste of success still lingers for the sellers, sales agents and community of entrepreneurs who experienced impressive sales and positive customer feedback during the annual sales event. Jumia Nigeria (www.Jumia.com.ng) has reported 8 million…

Source: The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd (MCB) |

The African Development Bank (AfDB) appoints MCB Investment Management as Fund Manager for its first Fixed Income Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in Africa

The ETF will be invested in both government and corporate bonds, and will initially be listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius

The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has appointed MCB Investment Management (MCBIM) (www.MCBCapitalMarkets.mu), a subsidiary of MCB Capital Markets, as Fund Manager for its first multi-jurisdictional Fixed Income Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in Africa. The Board of Directors of the AfDB has also approved a seed equity capital investment of…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

The dti Recognises Business Doyennes and Doyens to Inspire Young Entrepreneurs

Davies was speaking at the 4th annual South African Premier Business Awards that was hosted by the dti in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African in Sandton this week

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) recognises the doyennes and doyens of business through the South African Premier Business Awards (SAPBA) in order to inspire the young entrepreneurs of this country. Davies was speaking at the 4th annual…