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Source: Greenpeace |

Guinea Bissau President José Mário Vaz visits Greenpeace ship after arrest of illegal fishing vessels

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is currently on an expedition in West Africa to document the threat from overfishing to the marine environment and food security for millions of Africans depending on fish to survive

Four fishing vessels have been arrested in Guinea Bissau waters after joint patrols by Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/en) and the Fisheries Surveillance Department of Guinea Bissau, FISCAP, found multiple fishing infringements. The findings of the joint surveillance were presented to President José Mário Vaz on his visit to the Greenpeace Ship ‘My…

Source: Oakbay Investments Ltd |

Court Rules FIC Report and Jonas Affidavit Irrelevant to Gordhan Application

Oakbay calls again for information on 72 transactions

Ronica Ragavan, Acting CEO of Oakbay Investments (http://OakbayInvestments.co.za), responds to today’s events in Court: “We are delighted that the FIC report, Deputy Minister Jonas’s affidavit and any reference to either of them have been struck from the Finance Minister’s application. As the Court agreed, the report and the Jonas affidavit…

Source: United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) |

Japan donates US $906,000 to Mine Action in South Sudan

Last year alone, Japanese-funded teams cleared a total of 1,799,211 sqm, and closed 450 spot tasks including emergency operations by UNMAS Quick Response Teams to survey and clear civilian locations in Juba in the immediate aftermath of conflict in July 2016

The Government of Japan has contributed USD 906,000 for the mine action project “Humanitarian Mine Action in Support of Conflict Affected Communities in South Sudan.” Over the past five years, Japan has contribution over USD 13 million to mine action operations in South Sudan. Last year alone, Japanese-funded teams cleared…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Staff Initiates Discussions on a Possible IMF-Supported Financial Arrangement for Sierra Leone

The IMF team welcomes the authorities’ plan to enhance domestic revenue, while increasing public investment aimed at reducing social and infrastructure gaps

The economy proved resilient in the face of two major exogenous shocks: the Ebola epidemic and collapse of iron ore prices and associated loss of production in 2014-2015. The economy is projected to expand by 6 percent in real terms in 2017, but the macroeconomic situation remains challenging. The IMF…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

New Permanent Representative of Rwanda presents credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations (Vienna), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Francois-Xavier Ngarambe, presented his credentials today to the Director of the Office for Outer Space Affairs

The new Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations (Vienna), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Francois-Xavier Ngarambe, presented his credentials today to the Director of the Office for Outer Space Affairs, United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Simonetta Di Pippo. During his career Mr. Ngarambe has served in various capacities,…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

Saara Helondo invited to a sports management course to Germany

After three Namibian participants already successfully completed the course over the last two years, a further Namibian sports officer in the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Services will study “sport management” in Leipzig

The organisation, financing and marketing of sports as well as event and human resources management are crucial pillars for the growth and success of sports in a country. As part of the foreign cultural and educational policy of the German Foreign Office, the Sports Faculty of the University of Leipzig…

Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

EIB to sign Ksh 10.45 billion financing agreements to support regional entrepreneurs

The event will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi

The Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, Mr Pim Van Ballekom, is currently on an official visit to Kenya. As part of his visit, Mr Van Ballekom will sign financing agreements with Equity bank and its regional subsidiaries and with HFC bank. The event will be held at the Radisson…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

UNICEF and partners assist more than 145,000 people in famine-hit areas of South Sudan

Joint rapid response team reach more than 30,000 children under 5

One month since famine was declared in parts of South Sudan, UNICEF - together with the World Food Programme and other partners - has delivered life-saving assistance to 145,000 people, including 33,000 children under the age of five.   Thirteen mobile emergency teams, known as the Integrated Rapid Response Mechanism (IRRM),…

Source: The Nigerian Stock Exchange Corporate News |

The Nigerian Stock Exchange X-Gen News Alert - Livestock Feeds Plc

Company Name: Livestock Feeds PLC. (http://LivestockFeedsPLC.com)  Company Symbol: LIVESTOCK [LIVESTOCK]>> Company Report Livestock Feeds PLC Audited Financial Statements for the Period Ended 31 December 2016 2016 2015 N N Revenue: 11.1b 9.0b  Profit Before Tax: 233.9m 300.1m Taxation: (71.7m) (112.2m) Profit After Tax: 152.3m 187.9m Basic Earnings Per Share (K):…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Revision of the Implementation Plans for the International Peace Cooperation Assignment for United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan

In South Sudan, the increase of the force level of UNMISS through the establishment of Regional Protection Force (RPF) with approximately 4,000 personnel has advanced such efforts for further stability in Juba

Japan has dispatched staff officers and Ground Self Defense Force (GSDF) engineering unit to UNMISS (United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan) since November 2011 and January 2012 respectively.  In South Sudan, the increase of the force level of UNMISS through the establishment of Regional Protection Force (RPF)…