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Source: International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) |

The DRC under scrutiny: the Human Rights Council places the country at the center of its attention

The resolution provides for the holding of public debates on the DRC at each and every regular session of the Council in 2017

The UN Human Rights Council placed the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under scrutiny today by adopting a resolution that puts the country at the center of its attention. This strong political move was essential to respond to the human rights crisis that is unfolding in the DRC in…

Source: EU External Action |

Libya: EU renews sanctions for six months

On 1 April 2016, the Council added three persons to the list of people subject to EU restrictive measures against Libya

On 30 September 2016, in view of the gravity of the situation, the Council prolonged the sanctions against Libya targeting three persons for six months. On 1 April 2016, the Council added three persons to the list of people subject to EU restrictive measures against Libya.  Agila Saleh, president of the Libyan Council of Deputies in the House of Representatives; Khalifa Ghweil, prime…

Source: British Embassy Luanda |

Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy Baroness Northover visits Angola

Baroness Northover visit to demonstrate UK’s support for economic diversification in Angola

The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Angola, Rt. Hon Baroness Lindsay Northover, visits Angola next week to underline the UK’s continued support for economic diversification in the country. This is the third such visit in seven months to Angola by Baroness Northover- demonstrating the UK’s commitment to increased trade flow…

Source: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. |

The Importance of Mobile Threat Defense

By Rick Rogers, Area Manager for East and West Africa at Check Point Software Technologies

HummingBad. Stagefright. QuadRooter. Mobile malware and vulnerabilities have been making headlines well over the past year, and attacks are becoming a more common way for cybercriminals to steal sensitive data. We believe this trend – one that our research team encounters daily – is illustrated in the Gartner Market Guide for…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

AUC and African private sector engage to validate continental agribusiness strategy and framework for Private Sector Apex Body

The main objective of the meeting is to discuss and validate the Continental Agribusiness Strategy and Implementation Plan

The African Union Commission in collaboration with the NEPAD Agency, today opened a technical validation meeting for a Continental Agribusiness Strategy and a framework,   operational structure, and   implementation business plan for a continental African agribusiness apex body. The Apex Body will be one of the implementation modalities for the Agribusiness…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Executive Board Completes Third ECF Review for Ghana, and Approves US$116.2 Million Disbursement

During the review, adjustments were made to the program to ensure that it remains on track and to enhance its prospects of success

On September 28, 2016 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the third review of Ghana’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement.[1] Completion of the review enables the disbursement of SDR 83.025 million (about US$116.2 million), bringing total disbursements under the…

Source: British High Commission Dar es Salaam |

UK Government to provide support to earthquake affected schools

The UK Government offers TZS 6.3 billion (£2.23million) to support school reconstruction following the earthquake in Kagera Region

The UK Government is to provide approximately TZS 6.3 billion (£2.23million) to support school reconstruction following the earthquake in Kagera Region on the 10th September. This additional support was announced earlier today when the new British High Commissioner to Tanzania – Sarah Cooke – presented her credentials to His Excellency…

Source: EU External Action |

Announced Delay of the Electoral Process in Somalia

Statement by the Spokesperson on the announced delay of the electoral process in Somalia

The Somali Federal Indirect Election Implementation Team (FIEIT) has announced a further one month delay of the electoral calendar, with the election of the new President to now take place on 30 November 2016. This marks a second extension going beyond the constitutionally mandated term limits.   It puts in…

A New Earth, organic and eco-living store
Source: A New Earth, organic and eco-living store |

A New Earth, Organic and Eco-Living Store opens its Doors in Lagos, Nigeria

A New Earth is a boutique supermarket that first opened its doors on July 1st 2009, in Beirut, Lebanon

We are happy to announce the opening of A New Earth (www.facebook.anewearthlagos), a fully certified organic food store, with an extensive and complete range of foods, and personal care products. Who we are A New Earth is a boutique supermarket that first opened its doors on July 1st 2009, in…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

New Benjamin Joy Award Honors U.S. Embassy Ethiopia Team

The Benjamin Joy Award was created to highlight and promote interagency collaboration and honor commercial diplomacy excellence

The first-ever joint award given by the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce was presented today to the U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin and Department of Commerce Global Markets Assistant Secretary and Director General of the U.S.…