Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Mozambique confirms wild poliovirus case

The virus was found in a child who began experiencing onset of paralysis in late March

Health authorities in Mozambique today declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 after confirming that a child in the country’s north-eastern Tete province had contracted the disease. This marks the second imported case of wild poliovirus in southern Africa this year, following an outbreak in Malawi in mid-February. So…

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Children need to be at the centre, they need to be protected and valued, together we need to #EndChildLabour

A key element to the elimination of Child labour that was focus of the day was the tool of education

Attendees arrived early at the Durban ICC to start preparing for the enlightening day ahead. The day included nine side events and four thematic panels. Sessions covered a variety of topics from education, climate change and skills development all in support of the elimination of child labour. A key element…

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    • African Energy Chamber (AEC), led by Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk, met with H.E. Didier Budimbu Ntubuanga, Minister of Hydrocarbons of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in Luanda during the 8th African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition on May 16th 2022 (2)
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Democratic Republic of the Congo Minister, African Energy Chamber Meet in Luanda, Pledge to Work Together to Secure Investment in DRC Energy

H.E. Didier Budimbu Ntubuanga met with AEC Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk in Luanda whereby the two parties agreed to work together to secure more investment to kickstart the DRC’s energy development

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) (www.EnergyChamber.org), led by Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk, met with H.E. Didier Budimbu Ntubuanga, Minister of Hydrocarbons of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in Luanda during the 8th African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition to discuss strategies to secure more investment in the country. With the…

Source: The Walt Disney Company |

Disney+ Arrives Today in South Africa

Subscribers are now able to access the greatest stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Star, all in one place

Disney+, the streaming service from The Walt Disney Company (https://TheWaltDisneyCompany.com), launches today in South Africa. Standard pricing at launch is confirmed at R119 per month, or R1190 for an annual subscription, with sign-up information available at DisneyPlus.com. With over 1000 films, more than 1500 series and a slate of 200 exclusive…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Committee Resolves to Call Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding Stalled Municipal Cases in Free State

The committee has resolved to call all law enforcement agencies within the next two weeks to get a progress report and reasons for the unacceptable delays

The Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Water and Sanitation has raised a serious concern about stalling of cases of alleged impropriety within municipalities in the Free State that arose as a result of various Section 106 of the Municipal Systems Act investigations. As a result of that,…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Committee Chairperson Sends Condolences on Passing of Gospel Singer Deborah Fraser

Ms Fraser reportedly passed away in a Johannesburg hospital on Sunday

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Sport, Arts and Culture, Ms Beauty Dlulane, has sent condolences to the family, friends and colleagues after the passing of legendary gospel singer Ms Deborah Fraser. Ms Dlulane said she heard with sadness of the passing of this distinguished gospel singer, who attained…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

Accreditation of four Representatives of the United Nations Agencies to Seychelles

Minister Radegonde congratulated the representatives on their accreditation

Four new representatives of the United Nations (UN) agencies, namely: the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), presented their credentials to Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Tourism,…

Source: The Republic of Uganda - Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Uganda: President Museveni, Turkish Trade Minister discuss investments

Over 90 Turkish companies were present at the summit

President Yoweri Museveni met and held talks with the Deputy Minister of Trade of Turkey Mr. Riza Tuna Turagay with whom they discussed a range of business opportunities between the two countries at the sidelines of the ongoing Uganda-Turkey Investment, Trade and Tourism summit in Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort. President Museveni…

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

South Africa: Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini arrives in Geneva to Co-Chair the Fourth Capital Level Meeting of the Global Network of National Focal Points of Women, Peace and Security

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini is also expected to hold several bilateral meetings with her counterparts and various key stakeholders

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, has today arrived in Geneva, Switzerland to co-chair the Global Network of Focal Points on Women, Peace and Security taking place in Geneva from 18-19 May 2022. South Africa alongside Switzerland are the 2022 co-chairs of the WPS. The…

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Eritrea: Ambassador Isa Ahmed Isa delivers message of President Isaias

The message of President Isaias focuses on strengthening bilateral ties

Eritrean Ambassador to Sudan, Mr. Isa Ahmed Isa delivered a message of President Isaias Afwerki to Gen. Abdel Fattah Al Burhan, Chairman of the Sovereign Council of Sudan, and Vice-Chairman Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo. The message of President Isaias focuses on strengthening bilateral ties as well as the contribution Eritrea…