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Source: United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) |

Invitation to a press conference on The Government of Japan contributes to UNMAS to support Sudan to meet its obligation under Ottawa Treaty

United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), Embassy of Japan, and the National Mine Action Center cordially invite you to attend and cover the press conference on the contribution of the Government of Japan for UNMAS to support Sudan to meet its obligation under Ottawa Treaty.  Presenters:  Mr. Habibulhaq Javed, UNMAS…

Source: Embassy of France to Ghana |

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo lays the foundation stone for the new building of Embassy of France in Accra

This ceremony falls within the context of the initiative ‘France & Ghana 1957-2017: moving forward together’, which marks the sixtieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ghana and France

On the 24th of March, on the premises of the Residence of France in Accra, HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, along with the Ambassador of France to Ghana, HE François Pujolas, will officially lay the foundation stone for the new building of the French…

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Source: L'Oréal Group |

Young South African Scientist Recognised at the 19th Edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Awards

Dr Fanucchi was one of two post-doctoral fellowship recipients for the 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Programme

Last night, the 19th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science (www.ForWomenInScience.com) Awards International Rising Talent gala dinner took place in Paris. Dr Stephanie Fanucchi was one of 15 young female scientists recognised for her innovative research in cancer and autoimmune diseases. THE INTERNATIONAL RISING TALENTS The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women…

Source: Internet Society (ISOC) |

Internet Society announces first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue

The event aims at gathering various organizations working on Internet and development across the region to identify synergies and create opportunities for coordination and collaboration

The Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) today announced that it will hold the first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue from 8-9 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with UNESCO and Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT (www.MYICT.gov.rw). The two-day meeting will bring together experts including government and…

Aliko Dangote Foundation
Source: Aliko Dangote Foundation |

Aliko Dangote Foundation to launch fundraising for The Africa Center in New York City: ASK your questions LIVE to Halima Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote Foundation and Halima Dangote will host an online press conference on Thursday, March 23 at 14:00 GMT

Halima Aliko Dangote was recently appointed the president of The Africa Center in New York City (www.TheAfricaCenter.org) with the major responsibility of raising capital for the center. The goal is to raise funds to complete the center building in New York. In 2017, there would be three fundraising events lined…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

Media invitation: Obangame Express opening ceremony at GAF Command and Staff College

The week-long exercise will improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise, with the goal of increasing the capabilities of Gulf of Guinea and West African nations to counter sea-based illegal activity

More than 30 countries from around the world, along with several regional and international organizations, are set to begin the multinational maritime exercise, Obangame Express. The week-long exercise will improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise, with the goal of increasing the capabilities of Gulf…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Conference on Disarmament Holds First Meeting under the Presidency of Senegal

Senegal highlighted the unstable security context in Sahel, which was dealing with both ecological and terrorist challenges

The Conference on Disarmament this morning held its first public plenary under the Presidency of Senegal.   Youssoupha Ndiaye, First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Senegal to the United Nations Office at Geneva, speaking on behalf of the Senegalese Presidency, explained that the Permanent Representative of Senegal could not…

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Source: EnergyNet Ltd. |

Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water & Environment to join discussions at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen

Mr. Abderrahim EL HAFIDI, Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of the Kingdom of Morocco, is the latest to confirm attendance at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen from 7-9 June 2017

At the Powering Africa: Summit which took place in Washington DC from 9-10 March, Morocco’s ONEE presented their Gas to Power Programme and MASEN discussed their sustainable energy programme under the leadership of Mustapha Bakkoury, President and Chief Executive Officer. Both organisations are clearly focused on a broader role within…

Source: Africa-Israel Summit |

The international news network i24 NEWS will be the official media partner for the Africa-Israel Summit

i24News aims to strike deep and long-term roots in the African continent

The international news network i24News (www.i24News.tv/en) and the executive committee of the Africa-Israel Summit (www.AfricaIsraelSummit.org) have signed a partnership agreement, making i24News the official media partner for the summit which will take place in Lomé, Togo, from October 23-27, 2017. i24news, a channel broadcasted from Tel Aviv, will offer exclusive…

Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

Nairobi to Host Special IGAD Summit on Somali Refugees

The summit will be preceded by a special session of the IGAD ministerial committee on durable solutions for Somali refugees on Friday 24th March 2017 bringing together ministers responsible for interior, security and refugee affairs from the Horn of Africa region

A special summit of Heads of State and Government will be convened on Saturday 25th March 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya bringing together member states of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the international community and other stakeholders to marshal a comprehensive regional approach to deliver durable solutions for Somali refugees,…