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Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

Women and Girls with Disabilities need Empowerment, not Pity, UN experts tell States

States too often fail to uphold their obligations with regard to women and girls with disabilities, treating them or allowing them to be treated as helpless objects of pity, subjected to hostility and exclusion, instead of empowering them to enjoy their fundamental human rights and freedoms, the Committee on the…

Source: British High Commission Nairobi |

First UK-Japan collaboration on gender and peacebuilding at TICAD VI

The UK Government hosted a ‘Peacebuilding through Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Challenges and Opportunities in Africa’ event with Japan in Nairobi on 26 Aug 2016

The UK and Japanese Governments co-hosted an event in Nairobi, Kenya in the sidelines of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), along with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This is the first time the UK and Japan have held such an event. It discussed…

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Morocco hosts first consultative meeting on the road to COP 22

The meeting will gather representatives from Ministries of environment, agriculture and water, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) national focal points as well as FAO senior staffs

High ranking officials from the Maghreb region are convening in Rabat for a three days’ workshop, jointly organized by the Government of Morocco, Union of Maghreb Countries (UMA), with the support of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO).  This first of a series of FAO sponsored…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

Africa stands in solidarity with Italy

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has sent her deep condolences to the Government and people of Italy, and the European Union following the earthquake on 24 August 2016

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has sent her deep condolences to the Government and people of Italy, and the European Union following the earthquake on 24 August 2016. The earthquake of estimated 6.2 magnitude destroyed lives, livelihoods and infrastructure, in a historic centre. At least…

Source: Ringier AG |

Ringier Africa Rolls Out Internship Programme with Africa Leadership University

The ALU is a pioneering academic institute set up by educationalist Fred Swaniker in 2013 and forms part of the Africa Leadership Group

As part of its mission to be a top African employer and constantly provide opportunities for entrepreneurial leadership talent, Ringier Africa (http://APO.af/EkqVN4) is launching a new internship programme, Ringier Africa Internships, first across its Nigeria & Ghana offices - through an inaugural partnership with the African Leadership University (ALU) (www.ALUEducation.com).…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Launches Japan-Funded Project to Improve External Sector Statistics in Central and West African Countries

Representatives of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) also participated in the workshop.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched on August 29, 2016 a three-year capacity development project to improve the external sector statistics in Central and West Africa. Introduced at the African Training Institute (ATI) in Mauritius, this project has been made possible by the generous support of the Government of Japan.…

Source: United States Embassy in Angola |

Conserving the Angolan Highlands

The two new parks, Mavinga and Luengue-Luiana, are located in the Kuando-Kubango Province of SE Angola and encompass 6.8 million hectares

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over management plans for two newly-created Angolan national parks in Menongue, Angola on August 29th.  The two new parks, Mavinga and Luengue-Luiana, are located in the Kuando-Kubango Province of SE Angola and encompass 6.8 million hectares.  The management plans will help…

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

Inaugural “TeachHer” Master Class launched in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa will be the capital of the girls’ education universe as it hosts the first ever TeachHer Master Class

The U.S. Mission to UNESCO and U.S. Embassy Ethiopia are pleased to announce that  from August 29 – September 2, Addis Ababa will be the capital of the girls’ education universe as it hosts the first ever TeachHer Master Class. TeachHer is a new public-private partnership (PPP) spearheaded by the…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

UNODC Executive Director, in Nairobi, highlights need for regional cooperation to promote security, development

In his meeting with the President, Mr Fedotov thanked President Kenyatta for Kenya’s long-standing partnership with UNODC

The Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, met Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, attended the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) and launched UNODC’s new regional programme for Eastern Africa during a four-day visit to Nairobi, which concluded today. In his…