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Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation |

Press release on the meeting of Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and the appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia in Moscow, Shadrick Luwita

The conversation held included a substantive exchange of views on a range of issues for further development of the traditionally friendly Russian-Zambian relations

On April 28, the Russian President’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikhail Bogdanov received the newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia in Moscow, Shadrick Luwita, who presented his credentials. The conversation held included a substantive exchange of views on a…

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Source: Syngenta |

Syngenta and USAID/ Feed the Future Invest $1.8 million to help Smallholder Farmers in Zambia

In 20 districts across Zambia, Syngenta will establish 20 seedling production sites, each owned and operated by an Entrepreneurial Young Plant Raiser (YPR)

Syngenta (www.Syngenta.com) in Zambia, through its subsidiary MRI Seed, has partnered with the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programme implemented by Fintrac Inc. (www.Fintrac.com), to help smallholder farmers gain access to high-quality, disease-free horticultural seedlings, giving them the opportunity to become…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

President Zuma to lead Team South Africa to the World Economic Forum in Africa

The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Africa will be attended by Heads of State and Government, global leaders from business, civil society as well as government

President Jacob Zuma will lead South African delegation to the World Economic Forum in Africa to be held from 03-05 May 2017 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, in Durban, under the theme “Achieving inclusive growth: responsive and responsible leadership.” The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Africa will…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Supporting the reform of criminal justice in Libya to advance stabilization and rule of law

The workshop took place on 24-26 April, in Tunis and is a part of UNODC ongoing project to support the reform of criminal justice in Libya

The United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) – in partnership with the Ministry of Justice of Libya, and the United States Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) – organized a national workshop addressing possible legislative amendment proposals to the Libyan Penal Code based on a…

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

Launch of Human Development Report Tuesday 2nd May

While Kenya has shown progress in promotion of human development - in improving access to education, health and sanitation, more people rising out of extreme poverty, people living longer, and fewer people being malnourished, there are still imbalances across socio economic, ethnic and racial groups, urban and rural areas as well as among women and men

WHAT: Launch of the UNDP Human Development Report  WHO: Mwangi Kiunjuri, Devolution CS, Selim Jahan, Lead Author of the Report and HDRO Director, Siddharth Chatterjee UNDP Resident Representative and Ms. Amanda Serumaga UNDP Country Director among other Panelists WHEN: 2nd May 2017, 2PM WHERE: Hilton Hotel  Background  Despite outpacing global…

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

“Press Freedom: A Fundamental Right” A World Press Freedom Day live webchat

The speakers will be joined by a live audience at the U.S. Embassies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Abuja, Nigeria, and Tirana, Albania

On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, a panel of journalists and media experts will take part in an interactive webchat to discuss the importance of media freedom and its role in a democratic society. The panelists will also highlight best practices for journalist safety, increasing trust in journalism, and…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Somalia: $100 cash grants will help 55,000 families overcome drought

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) this week provided the grants to more than 55,000 homes around Baidoa to help families cope during a time of emergency needs

Drought-stricken families in rural Somalia have been given a lifeline via $100 cash grants to see them through lean times brought on by severe drought. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) this week provided the grants to more than 55,000 homes around Baidoa to help families cope during…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Human Rights Chief to visit Ethiopia, meet national and African Union leaders, 2 - 4 May 2017

Zeid will meet Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Speaker of the House of People’s Representatives Abadula Gemeda and other high-ranking Ethiopian officials, to discuss the human rights situation in Ethiopia and the work of the UN Human Rights Office in the country

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will officially visit the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, at the invitation of the Government, from 2 to 4 May 2017. Zeid will meet Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Speaker of the House of People’s Representatives Abadula Gemeda and other high-ranking…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

Girls in ICT: ECA professionals inspire Ethiopian girls to break into boys’ club

Gender section’s Keiso Matashane-Marite led the ECA team to the celebrations that were organized by the ITU, UN Women, the ECA, African Union Commission, UNDP and tech company Huawei

The Economic Commission for Africa on Thursday participated in the International Telecommunication Union’s Girls in information and communication technologies (ICT) celebrations in Addis Ababa, with ECA professionals joining other distinguished guests in training and sharing personal stories with girls from various Ethiopian schools on how they made it in a…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Shunsuke Takei’s Visit to Morocco, Nigeria and Djibouti

In Morocco and Nigeria, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takei is scheduled to exchange views with key government officials, among others, as the head of the Public and Private Sector Joint Mission for Promoting Trade and Investment in Africa

His Excellency Mr. Shunsuke Takei, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, is scheduled to visit the Kingdom of Morocco, the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Djibouti from May 1 to 6. In Morocco and Nigeria, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takei is scheduled to exchange views with key government officials, among…