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Insight Consulting poised to fast-track more African companies’ data strategies

End-to-end business intelligence service provider welcomes TPC Tanzania to fast-growing list of African partners

Fresh from celebrating heritage month in South Africa in September, Insight Consulting’s Sales Director Charlene Smith says while it is prudent to pay homage to the immense talent pool across Africa, it is important that companies such as Insight Consulting commit to fast-tracking even more African companies’ data strategies so…

Source: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in The Central African Republic (MINUSCA) |

G5 + joint press release

G5 + members reiterate their commitment to continue working alongside the Central African authorities to support political and peace processes

The G5 +, a group of partner states and international institutions of the Central African Republic, welcomes the statement by the President of the Central African Republic calling for an end to military operations and all armed action throughout the country.  The G5 + expresses its support for this initiative,…

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

South Africa: Deputy Minister Botes concludes his Working Visit to Serbia and Bulgaria

Deputy Minister Botes concluded his working visit with by holding Bilateral Political Consultations with the Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Zarista Dinkova

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, has concluded his Working Visit to Serbia and Bulgaria, where took part in the High-Level Commemorative Meeting to mark the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Bilateral Political Consultation, respectively. The High-Level Commemorative Meeting was co-hosted…

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Ceasefire in Central African Republic a ‘critical step’: UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the declaration of a unilateral ceasefire in the Central African Republic, his spokesperson said in a statement issued on Saturday

President Faustin Archange Touadéra on Friday announced the accord with armed groups, stating that he hoped it would lead to dialogue and greater protection of civilians, according to media reports. The Secretary-General commended the development, describing it as a “critical step” which is in line with a roadmap for peace adopted in September…

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ECOWAS Deploys 55 Observers to the Presidential Election in Cabo Verde

The President of the ECOWAS Commission, approved the deployment of a long-term and short-term election observers to Cabo Verde to support and monitor the entire electoral process

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has deployed fifty five observers for the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission (ECOWAS-EOM) to the Presidential Election in Cabo Verde. The observers were deployed today, October 16, 2021 in Praia, ahead of the October 17, 2021 Presidential Election. As part of ECOWAS electoral…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia |

Ugandan troops feted with medals for contribution to peace and stability in Somalia

The soldiers, who deployed to the Mission in September 2020, are due to rotate out having completed their one-year tour of duty

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has awarded medals and certificates to Ugandan soldiers for their contribution to the ongoing peace and stabilisation effort in Somalia.  The soldiers, from Battle Group 30, were awarded medals at a ceremony in Mogadishu, Somalia, presided over by the AMISOM Force Commander, Lieutenant…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

World Food Day: Time for global leaders to invest in Africa's agriculture (By Beth Dunford)

The continent has immense potential to feed itself and to become a breadbasket to the world: about 65 percent of Earth's remaining uncultivated, arable land is in Africa

By Beth Dunford More than six out of every 10 people in Sub-Saharan Africa work in the continent's agriculture sector. We may not realize that what grows from African soil may be connected to some of the world's most popular foods. Africa produces the world's largest supply of cocoa, used…

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United States Donates 1.6 Million More COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines to Egypt

This is part of more than 8 million Pfizer vaccine doses the United States is sending to Egypt

U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen welcomed the arrival of a second shipment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines to Cairo.  The shipment of an additional 1.6 million Pfizer doses is part of a 500-million-dose donation from the United States to the countries of the African Union through COVAX, and will help protect Egyptians from…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Zimbabwe commemorates World Food Day

As the nation calls for solidarity to transform food systems in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural  Development, and the United Nations - led by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Programme and UNDP - today marked World Food Day by highlighting the importance of working together as Zimbabwe continue to fight food insecurity amid the COVID-19…

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WFP and Khalsa Aid International strike partnership to support most vulnerable in two critical food crises

The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of US$ 2.75 million from Khalsa Aid International as part of a three-year programme to support school children in Yemen and refugees from the Tigray Crisis

A partnership between WFP and Khalsa Aid International will deliver vitally needed support to Yemen and to refugees who have fled from Ethiopia’s Tigray region to Sudan. This collaboration will help WFP to maintain programmes that provide vulnerable children and women with the nutrition they need to survive and thrive.…