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Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

Media Advisory: Invitation to Media Representatives

The overall objective of the 9th Gender Pre-Summit is to identify strategic areas of action for the realization of Pillar 4 of Africa’s Demographic Dividends agenda on “Human Rights, Governance and Youth Empowerment”, with particular emphasis on empowering young people, especially young women for leadership and civic participation

WHAT: 9th African Union (AU) Gender Pre-Summit will be convened under the theme: “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth.” WHEN: 22nd – 27th January, 2017 WHERE: The African Union Commission - Addis Ababa Ethiopia  WHO: The African Union Commission (AUC)’s Women, Gender and Development Directorate (WGDD) in…

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

Media Advisory: Minister Masutha to Brief the Media on the Traditional Courts Bill

The Bill has been approved by Cabinet for public consultation and will soon be tabled in Parliament

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv Michael Masutha, will brief the media on the proposed provisions of the Traditional Courts Bill. The Bill has been approved by Cabinet for public consultation and will soon be tabled in Parliament.  The main purpose of the bill is to affirm values…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

Invitation to Media Representatives

The meeting will bring together all the Ambassadors of the 54 African Union member states based in Addis Ababa and key AU officials

What: Thirty Third (33rd) Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) Theme: “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth” When: 22nd – 24th January 2017 at 09:00 Where: Medium Conference Hall - African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Who: African Union Commission  Why: The PRC will prepare…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Health |

Motsoaledi to set the record straight on employment status of doctors and pharmacists

The minister will during the briefing update the nation on the status of employment for health professionals in the country

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will on Thursday, 19 January 2017 brief the media on the employment status of medical doctors and newly qualified pharmacists in South Africa. Recently, there has been a lot of misleading public pronouncements about the employment status of these medical professionals. The minister…

Germany-Africa Business Forum
Source: Germany-Africa Business Forum |

Germany and African Countries Seek to Strengthen Trade and Investment Ties at First Ever Germany-Africa Business Forum

The Germany-Africa Business Forum seeks to “bridge the gap” by facilitating dialogue, business dealings and dynamic commercial and political interchange

Africa is a priority for German government in 2017 as it holds G20 presidency There is much consensus for building trade relations; Africa is world’s fastest growing region and German companies need to find new markets This year, Germany will host the first ever privately held event exclusively dedicated to…

Source: British High Commission Port Louis |

British High Commission Port Louis to host FinTech Conference

High Commission partners with financial institutions to discuss innovative solutions for the Mauritian International Financial Centre

The British High Commisison, in partnership with the Financial Services Promotion Agency (FSPA) and the Board of Investment (BOI), is hosting a conference on Financial Technology (better known as FinTech) on 25 January 2017. The conference will explore the development of Mauritius as a FinTech hub for the Sub-Saharan Africa…

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

Minister Gigaba to Announce 2016 Festive Season Traveller Statistics

The Minister will also provide an update on the Lesotho Special Permit application process which closed on 31 December 2016

The Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba will on Wednesday, 18 January 2017, address members of the media on the 2016 festive season traveller statistics. The Minister will also provide an update on the Lesotho Special Permit application process which closed on 31 December 2016. Members of the media are…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Kenya |

Press Invitation: Handing over ceremony, Mangoto Primary, Makuyu Muranga, 10.00am, Friday, 20th January

Official handing over of the following project funded by GGP will be held on 20th January, 2017

The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. Official handing over of the following project funded by GGP will be held on 20th January, 2017. Project: The Project for the Expansion of Mangoto Primary…

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

Team South Africa Briefing by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to inspire Confidence

The South African Team will utilise the opportunity presented by the World Economic Forum to communicate the message that South Africa remains open for business

The Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa will today address the South African delegation comprising of government, business and labour at the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual meeting taking place from 17-20 January 2017. The Deputy President will deliver key messages to the team in…