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Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma to host the 2017 Africa Day Celebration

Africa Day is celebrated annually on 25 May within the African continent to mark the formation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963 and the African Union in 2002 as well as chart the progress made by the continent since then to advance democracy, peace, stability and socio-economic development

President Jacob Zuma will today, 25 May 2017, host the national 2017 Africa Day celebration at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse, in Pretoria. Africa Day is celebrated annually on 25 May within the African continent to mark the formation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963 and…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma to host the 2017 Africa Day Celebration

Africa Day is celebrated annually on 25 May within the African continent to mark the formation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963 and the African Union in 2002 as well as chart the progress made by the continent since then to advance democracy, peace, stability and socio-economic development

President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday, 25 May 2017, host the national 2017 Africa Day celebration at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse, in Pretoria. Africa Day is celebrated annually on 25 May within the African continent to mark the formation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963…

Source: United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Lagos |

UN Headquarters Observes International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 24 May 2017

2 fallen peacekeepers from Nigeria to be honoured at ceremony at UN Headquarters

The United Nation Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Wednesday, 24 May. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all fallen peacekeepers and will preside over a ceremony at which the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal will be awarded posthumously to 117 military, police and…

Peace Hack Alexandria
Source: Peace Hack Alexandria |

PEACE HACK MENA Kicks Off in Alexandria, Egypt

5-Day Event Promotes Peace Through Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Sharing

Alexandria, Egypt hosts PEACE HACK MENA, a five-day international initiative that is taking place from the 21st-25th of May, 2017, where peace innovation ambassadors are utilizing the power of innovation hubs across the MENA region as tools for open dialogue revolving around building and sustaining peace. The objective of PEACE…

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: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ireland |

Minister Joe McHugh welcomes free Africa Day 2017 events

National flagship Event celebrating Ireland-Africa links set to attract 30,000 visitors in Farmleigh, Dublin on Sunday, 21st May Events will also take place in Cork, Kilkenny, Kildare, Limerick and Galway The Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D., has welcomed Africa Day 2017 celebrations which…

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

Regional forum on sustainable development officially kicks off in Addis Ababa

The 2017 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) officially kicked-off in Addis Ababa today with Acting Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Abdalla Hamdok, calling on Africa to stop exporting raw materials and primary goods to feed industries of the developed world. In his welcome remarks to…

Global Schistosomiasis Alliance (GSA)
Source: Global Schistosomiasis Alliance (GSA) |

The Global Schistosomiasis Alliance (GSA) brings one of the world’s biggest killers, schistosomiasis, to the attention of the G20 Health Ministers in Berlin

#MakingSchistory: Wormzilla makes a splash in Berlin

#MakingSchistory: A giant worm in the Humboldthafen, Berlin, represents the parasitic worm of schistosomiasis that causes suffering to millions around the world. Its impact is second only to malaria. To bring the devastating disease, schistosomiasis, to the attention of Health Ministers worldwide, the Global Schistosomiasis Alliance (GSA) (www.EliminateSchisto.org) has positioned…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Secretary Tillerson meets with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, at the Department of State

Public Schedule: Public Schedule: May 17, 2017 05/16/2017 10:26 PM EDT May 17, 2017 DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLIC SCHEDULE MAY 17, 2017 SECRETARY REX TILLERSON 10:00 a.m. Secretary Tillerson meets with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, at the Department of State. (CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP) Preset time for video cameras: 9:15…

Africa Independents Forum
Source: Africa Independents Forum |

16th Africa Independents Forum: Developing & driving change in Africa’s oil & gas industry

Corporates will benefit from invaluable insights, rethinking Africa’s financing and investments

As one of the foremost events on the international Oil and Gas calendar, the 16th Africa Independents Forum (www.Africa-IndependentsForum.com) to take place in London over 24th and 25th May brings together all stakeholders in Africa’s upstream oil and gas to review the state of the industry and exchange ideas on…