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    • First Lady of Ghana, H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo; CEO of Merck Foundation, Dr. Rasha Kelej meets emergent fashion designers to deliver breaking infertility stigma messages in their designs
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In partnership with the First Lady of Ghana, Merck Foundation Calls for Applications for Media Recognition Awards 2018 to eliminate infertility stigma

Merck Foundation is also organizing Merck Health Media Training on 28th February 2019 in Accra, Ghana to break the stigma around infertility in Ghana and rest of Africa

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with H.E. REBECCA NAA OKAIKOR AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana and Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother announces the opening of the application period for the ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media recognition Awards 2018 for Ghana and the rest of Africa. The…

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

Statement delivered by H.E. Ambassador J Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations in New York during the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Libya - 18 January 2019

I would like to focus my intervention on the political process and the humanitarian situation

As stated by H.E. Ambassador J Matjila We would like to add our voice in thanking you for convening this meeting today, and to thank SRSG Mr Ghassan Salame for his comprehensive briefing to the Council today. This briefing is timely given the discussions the Council has been having this…

Source: Amnesty International |

Sudan: Security forces continue deadly onslaught on protestors and medical personnel

The organization also received reports of further raids of medical facilities by security personnel, who fired teargas inside hospitals and assaulted doctors

Sudan’s security forces must stop their ongoing deadly onslaught on protesters and medical personnel, Amnesty International said today following the death of a doctor, a man and a child from gunshot wounds inflicted during the 17 January protests in Khartoum’s Burri district. The organization also received reports of further raids…

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South Africa Economy needs to grow faster to create jobs for youth – Ddg Zikode

He was delivering a keynote address at the inaugural Oil and Gas Sector Transformation Workshop held at the South African Bureau of Standard in Pretoria

The South African economy must grow at a faster pace in order to create job opportunities especially for youth. This was said by the Deputy Director-General of Special Economic Zones and Economic Transformation at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Sipho Zikode. He was delivering a keynote…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff concludes visit to Guinea-Bissau

Achieving budget targets will require tight expenditure control

Economic performance in 2018 suffered from lower cashew income and weak domestic revenue mobilization; the draft budget for 2019 targets increased government revenue and a deficit below 3 percent of GDP; achieving budget targets will require tight expenditure control. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Tobias Rasmussen visited…

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

Minister Cwele to brief Media on Traveller Statistics, Extended Hours at Front Offices and White Paper on Home Affairs Repositioning

The Department had announced measures to ensure smooth facilitation of movement for travellers

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Siyabonga Cwele, will brief members of the media on the traveller statistics for the 2018/19 festive season. The Department had announced measures to ensure smooth facilitation of movement for travellers including deploying additional personnel and extending operational hours at ports of entry. Minister Cwele…

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    • The German Deputy Ambassador, Mr. Joerg Herrera shake hands with Mr. Smart Daniel, HelpAge International Tanzania Country Director at the Embassy in Dar es Salaam recently
    • HelpAge International awarded nearly 2 million Euro funding from German government for humanitarian and health work
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HelpAge International awarded nearly 2 million Euro funding from German government for humanitarian and health work

The 1.6 million Euros funding will be used to support People with Specific Needs in Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps and the host communities

HelpAge International’s Tanzania office has been awarded nearly 2 million Euros in funding from the German government, it was announced today. This new funding includes 1.6 million Euros from the German Federal Foreign Office for vital work to support people with specific needs in and around the Nduta and Mtendeli…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

President Faure sends condolences to President of Kenya following terrorist attacks in Nairobi

As well as sharing the grief with his Kenyan counterpart, President Faure denounced the attacks as, “callous acts serving nothing more than cowardly attempts to cripple the firm foundation of unity, peace and determination that Kenya is built upon”

President Danny Faure has sent a message of condolence to the President of Kenya, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday following the terrorist attacks in Nairobi on Tuesday which claimed a number of lives and injuring many more. In a letter to President Kenyatta he said, “On behalf of the government and…

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    • Refugees from northern Nigeria rest after arriving at Minawao camp in Cameroon, in December 2016. © UNHCR/Alexis Huguet
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UNHCR deplores forced refugee returns from Cameroon

An estimated 9,000 Nigerians fled across the border into Cameroon earlier in the week after militants attacked and ransacked the small border town of Rann in Nigeria’s Borno State

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is extremely alarmed by reports of the forced return by Cameroon this week of several thousand refugees into violence-affected Borno State in northeast Nigeria. This follows the forced return of 267 Nigerian refugees on 16 January. They had crossed into Cameroon in 2014. We are…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

President, VP, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed send condolences to Mauritania's President

In the cable, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed expressed his sincerest condolences, and prayed to Allah the Almighty to rest the soul of the deceased in Paradise

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a message of condolences to President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania, on the death of Mrs. Bint Moulay A'ala. In the cable, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed expressed his sincerest condolences, and prayed to Allah the Almighty…