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Source: Oakbay Investments |

Guptas to Sell Shareholding in All South African Businesses

We announce today our intention to sell all of our shareholding in South Africa by the end of the year

The Gupta Family said: Since our decision to step down from all executive and non-executive positions in all our South African business in April 2016, the local management team has grown our businesses from strength to strength, with turnover and profits showing good growth and more jobs created. As a…

Source: Oakbay Investments |

Gupta Family Responds to Alleged Comments

We firmly believe in the rule of law and we are happy to answer to any and all allegations made against us

We have read media reports on News 24 regarding the alleged comments by Finance Minister Gordhan to his Treasury Staff, about the Gupta family, with deep disappointment. We have repeatedly pointed out that our family has been a victim of a political campaign against it. A narrative has been constructed…

Source: Oakbay Investments |

Oakbay and Tegeta react to media speculation

It is regrettable that some media persist in trying to create a narrative that Oakbay’s mining activities represent a conflict between the Company’s majority shareholders and the Treasury

Oakbay Investments (www.OakbayInvestments.co.za) and Tegeta have noted press coverage in recent days surrounding the Company’s contracts with Eskom and coal supply from the Brakfontein mine. We strongly believe we have done nothing wrong and have followed every policy and process correctly and have no issue with government or a regulatory…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

African Union deploys Long Term Experts and Short Term Election Observers in the Republic of Gabon’s 27 August Presidential Election

The deployment of the AUEOM will take place in two phases

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission has approved the deployment of African Union Elections Observation Mission (AUEOM) to the Presidential Election scheduled to place in the Republic of Gabon on 27 August 2016. The deployment of the AUEOM will take place in two phases. The first phase comprises the…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Holds its Sixteenth Session in Geneva from 15 August to 2 September

Committee to Review Reports of Uruguay, Ethiopia, Bolivia, United Arab Emirates, Guatemala, Colombia and Italy

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will hold its sixteenth session from 15 August until 2 September at the Palais Wilson in Geneva, to review the reports of Uruguay, Ethiopia, Bolivia, the United Arab Emirates, Guatemala, Colombia and Italy on the implementation of the provisions of the…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Release of the 2015 International Religious Freedom Report

The 2015 Report notes a continuing trend of some governments enforcing strict laws against blasphemy, apostasy, and conversion from the majority religion, or restricting religious liberty under the guise of combatting violent extremism

The U.S. Department of State submitted the 2015 International Religious Freedom Report to the United States Congress on August 10, 2016. Now in its 18th year, this congressionally-mandated Report comprises almost 200 distinct reports on countries and territories worldwide and continues to reflect the United States’ commitment to, and advancement of, the…

Source: International Raelian Movement (IRM) |

Rael named ‘Commander of the African Order of Valor’ for Peace Actions

The distinction marks the 8th time the prize, awarded annually, has been conferred

According to a statement released today by the International Raelian Movement (www.RaelPress.org), the movement’s founder and spiritual leader, Rael, has been awarded the “Golden Elephant Super Prize” by the Pan African Organization of Francophone Youth in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The distinction marks the 8th time the prize, awarded annually, has…

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)
Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) |

Opportune Time for Africa Oil & Gas Industry to consider Change: PwC Oil & Gas Review

The decline in the global oil price has led to a reduced level of activity across the African continent and had an impact on countries that traditionally depend on oil & gas revenue

The decline in the global oil price has led to a reduced level of activity across the African continent and had an impact on countries that traditionally depend on oil & gas revenue. Despite the bleak landscape, the African continent still offers significant opportunities in the oil & gas sector.…

flydubai
Source: flydubai |

flydubai participates in Dubai Tourism’s first-ever East Africa roadshow

Dubai-based carrier showcases its services and offerings in Uganda and Tanzania highlighting its affordable and reliable direct air links to Dubai and increased frequencies

Dubai-based airline flydubai (www.flydubai.com) is participating in Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing’s (Dubai Tourism) first-ever East Africa roadshow joining 14 Dubai-based partners in showcasing a wide range of services and upcoming attractions. flydubai will take part in the road show in Kampala on 24 August, where it will…

Source: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China |

Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Togo

A CFS spokesman said Hong Kong has not established any protocol with Togo for imports of poultry meat and eggs

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (August 26) that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in Togo, it has banned the import of poultry meat and…