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

DWS hosts the 7th SADC River Basin Organisation officials’ workshop

The Department of Water and Sanitation is from this morning hosting the 7th SADC River Basins Organisation (RBOs) and Water-Energy-Food Nexus Workshop. The Workshop will run from the 22nd through to the 24th May, and is held at the Riverside Sun in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng. The theme for the Workshop is…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Measles vaccination campaign launched in Mogadishu

Since the beginning of the year, Somalia has recorded 7694 suspected cases of measles, of which 1989 cases (26%) were reported from Banadir region

The World Health Organization with the Federal Government of Somalia and UNICEF launched a preventative measles vaccination campaign yesterday targeting 125 000 children aged 6 to 59 months from communities of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Banadir and Afgoye. The campaign was launched by the Deputy Mayor of Mogadishu, Director-General…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Committee to Conduct Public Hearings in Khayelitsha on 2017 Appropriation Bill

The Bill provides for the appropriation of money from the National Revenue Fund for the requirements of the state for the 2017/18 financial year and provides for subordinate matters incidental thereto

The Standing Committee on Appropriations will conduct public hearings on Wednesday (24 May) on the 2017 Appropriation Bill.  The Bill provides for the appropriation of money from the National Revenue Fund for the requirements of the state for the 2017/18 financial year and provides for subordinate matters incidental thereto. Members…

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

Regional forum on sustainable development ends in Addis Ababa

The forum undertook in-depth review of the implementation of the cluster of Sustainable Development Goals for the 2017 HLPF under the sub-themes of eradicating all forms of poverty in Africa

The 2017 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) ended in Addis Ababa Friday with participants adopting an outcome document to take to the 2017 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which will be convened in New York in July under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

President Zuma congratulates the President of Iran on his election victory

President Zuma extended his congratulations and best wishes to President Rouhani and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran

His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Excellency Hassan Rouhani, who has won the Iranian presidential elections held on Friday, 19 May 2017.   The election victory will see President Rouhani serve a second presidential term, having ascended to the office…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

Joint press release - The EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and African Union Commission Chairperson, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat

They highlighted that the central theme for the Summit "Investing in Youth," which is in line with the AU's theme of the year “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth”

On 15 May 2017, the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and EU Foreign Ministers met the Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission (AUC) Moussa Faki Mahamat for an exchange of views on the state of the Africa-EU partnership in view of the AU-EU Summit in Abidjan on 29-30 November. In…

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Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Marriott International to Debut The Ritz-Carlton in the Zanzibar Archipelago

Slated to open in 2021, the 90 room all-suite and villa resort will provide the quintessential Indian Ocean experience amidst an idyllic island setting

Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com) today announced the signing of an agreement with Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited, to debut The Ritz-Carlton brand (www.RitzCarlton.com) in the exotic Zanzibar Archipelago. Slated to open in 2021, the 90 room all-suite and villa resort will bring the defining luxury experience of The Ritz-Carlton to one…

Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

The Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) held its 23rd meeting in Nairobi Kenya

The Chiefs of Defence Forces received briefs from the AMISOM Special Representative, Force Commander and Police Commissioner, US, EU and UNSOS thereafter, important issues were discussed

The Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) convened its 23rd meeting in Nairobi, Kenya on 19 May 2017, which was hosted by the Kenyan Defence Forces. The Chiefs of Defence Staff (CDS) of AMISOM Troops Contributing Countries (Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda)…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UN refugee chief Grandi in Libya: UNHCR ramping up its humanitarian response

Some 300,000 Libyans have been displaced by ongoing conflict

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today that it is stepping up its presence and programmes in Libya in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis resulting from conflict, insecurity, political instability and a collapsing economy in the North African country. Amid the increasing complexity of refugee and migrant movements through…

Source: Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia |

Ministry of Posts, Telecom & Technology holds consultation meeting on the draft National Communications Act

The purpose of these consultative meetings is to create an enabling environment for the ICT Sector by establishing legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks and developing appropriate policies

The Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology held today in Mogadishu a consultation meeting on the "Draft Communication Law" as part of series of meetings aimed at increasing public participation in the draft law. The conference, which was attended by more than 20 representatives from the ICT Working Group comprising…