Source: Department of Employment and Labour: Republic of South Africa |

Employment and Labour on Teboho Maruping resuming his duties as Unemployment Insurance Fund Commissioner

The Director-General expressed relief at the reinstatement of UIF's Maruping

The Department of Employment and Labour Director-General, Thobile Lamati, is pleased to announce that Mr Teboho Maruping, who has been on suspension for over a year, will be resuming his duties as UIF Commissioner on 1 February 2022 following the conclusion of disciplinary processes. The Director-General expressed relief at the…

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Coronavirus - Eswatini: COVID-19 Daily Info Update (28 January 2022)

Total Daily Tests: 903 Active Cases: 275 New Deaths: 0 New Confirmed Cases: 62 Recoveries: 66,653 (57 New) Total Deaths: 1,373 (CFR 2.0%) Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 68,301 Currently Admitted: 18 Fully vaccinated: 323,644 (27.9% of Total Population)

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: MPs approve Budget Framework Paper in readiness for FY 2022/23 Budget

Section 9(8) of the Public Finance Management Act requires Parliament to receive and process the Budget Framework Paper (BFP) by the 1st of February

MPs have unanimously approved the Budget Framework Paper for the financial year 2022/23 to FY 2026/27, after harmonising positions in the minority and majority reports of the Committee on Budget. Section 9(8) of the Public Finance Management Act requires Parliament to receive and process the Budget Framework Paper (BFP) by…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Coronavirus – Eritrea: Announcement from the Ministry of Health (28 January 2022)

The total number of confirmed cases in the country to date has increased to 9,489

Fifty-three patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers and Testing Stations in the Central, Southern and Anseba Regions. Out of these, twenty-six patients are from Testing Stations in Asmara, Central Region. Twenty-three patients are from Testing Stations in Emni-Haili (7), Mendefera (7),…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Consultant Moreea discusses progress of Hepatitis C treatment with Prime Minister

Dr Moreea highlighted that he was currently working in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness for the elimination of Hepatitis C in Mauritius

The Consultant in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dr Sulleman Moreea, called on the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, this afternoon, at the New Treasury Building, in Port-Louis, with a view to brief the latter on the progress made regarding the treatment of Hepatitis C in Mauritius. In a statement following…

Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

Tropical Storm Ana Hits hard five countries in the Southern Africa Region

As of 27 January 2022, this disaster has caused displacement of more than 121,000 people across the four provinces of Niassa, Nampula, Zambézia, Tete, Sofala and Manica

On Tuesday January 22nd, 2022, the tropical storm Ana formed over the Indian Ocean started moving westwards, passing over northern Madagascar and crossed over to Mozambique and subsequently reached Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The tropical storm then made landfall on the 24th of January 2022 in the five countries. The…

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UN delegation held meeting with Foreign Minister and Presidential Advisor

In the meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Osman Saleh, gave extensive briefing on the progress and future prospect of the relationship between Eritrea and the United Nations

The Regional Directors and other senior United Nations officials in Africa that are on a five-day working visit in Eritrea met and held talks today, 28 January with Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab focusing on bilateral relations and mutual cooperation in identified…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

President Kenyatta’s Meeting With Top Security Chiefs

The Head of State and the officials, who included Regional and County Commissioners, and their NPS counterparts at the same level, discussed a wide array of national security subjects

President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi met senior internal security officials drawn from the National Government Administration Office (NGAO) and the National Police Service (NPS). The Head of State and the officials, who included Regional and County Commissioners, and their NPS counterparts at the same level, discussed a…

Source: UN Habitat |

Africities summit places urban-rural linkages at the heart of the debate

Ten panelists were drawn from various institutions to share African experiences, case studies, and tools to optimise the performance of intermediary cities in the context of urban-rural linkages

In the wake of rapid urbanization in Africa, the importance of intermediary cities in strengthening urban-rural linkages is growing exponentially. In recognition of this trend, UN-Habitat and the Urban Cities and Local Government of Africa (UCLGA) organised a webinar on “The Role of Intermediary Cities in Strengthening urban-rural linkages Amid Rapid Urbanization in Africa” in preparation for the upcoming 9th session of the Africities Summit…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

Qatar Ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire Lays Foundation Stone for Health Centre, Mosque Project in Cote d'Ivoire

The foundation stone laying ceremony was attended by Sheikh Ousmane Diakite, President of the Supreme Council of Imams, Mosques and Islamic Affairs, Supreme Commander of Muslims in Côte d'Ivoire

Qatars Ambassador to the Republic of Cote dIvoire Jaber bin Jarallah Al Marri, laid the foundation stone of a project for building a health center and mosque in the Abobo-Biabo neighborhood, one of the municipalities of Abidjan, the economic capital of Cote dIvoire, with the support of the Ministry of…