African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Africa’s Oil Sector Continues to Rebound and Strengthen its Voice Through the African Energy Chamber

Record membership and solids fundraising for the African Energy Chamber in August and September 2018; Local content push with Senegalese Prime Minister Mahammed Dionne

As the leading and most influential advocacy group for the majority of the companies and workers in the continent’s oil and gas sector, the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) has announced that the African oil industry continues to be strong and is rebounding well.  The rebound in global commodity prices has…

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English High Court continues restraint against Djibouti Port Company over shares in Joint Venture

Court extends Order to prohibit interference with DP World’s right to manage Doraleh Container Terminal S.A. (“DCT”)

The High Court of England and Wales in London has continued the injunction first made on 31 August 2018, prohibiting the Government of Djibouti’s port company, Port de Djibouti S.A. (“PDSA”) from interfering with the management of the joint venture company, Doraleh Container Terminal S.A. (“DCT”).  On 31 August, the…

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) |

In Ethiopia, mobile internet cut in the capital amid clashes and protests

Berhan told Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on September 18 that she was able to verify access to the internet had been cut by analyzing traffic data and speaking with about 20 people across the city

The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged Ethiopian authorities to ensure internet is available, including during times of unrest when access to information provided by journalists is crucial. Mobile internet was unavailable in the capital Addis Abba, from September 17 to the morning of September 19 amid protests and clashes, according to media reports and…

Source: Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa (DCA) |

Minister Nathi Mthethwa to visit Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s House in Brandfort

During his visit, Minister Mthethwa will provide an update on the restorations and development of the site

Arts and Culture Minister, Hon Nathi Mthethwa will on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 pay a special visit to Mama Winnie Mandela’s home as part of the Government’s commitment to restore the historically significant 'House Number 802' in Brandfort where the late liberation struggle heroine was banished to by the apartheid government.…

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

Government, stakeholders to meet over school violence

Over the past few weeks, our country witnessed unbelievable cases of attacks against teachers; something that strikes at the very core of our education system

Government calls on all communities to actively address the levels of violence in society, particularly at schools. Violence in schools is a societal problem which requires all stakeholders to play their part to create a safe schooling environment. Over the past few weeks, our country witnessed unbelievable cases of attacks…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Concludes A Successful Oversight And Public Participation Visit To Gauteng

Over 60 service delivery sites that include schools, immigration offices of the Department of Home Affairs, hospitals, police stations and early childhood development institutions were visited between Tuesday and Thursday this week

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has, this week, completed a very successful oversight and public participation visit to the Gauteng Province in preparation for its Taking Parliament to the People programme to be held in November 2018. Permanent delegates to the NCOP, together with Members of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, divided themselves into eight groups…

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

Walking the talk crucial if Africa is going to change the fortunes of its people

As Mauritius we are determined to make things happen for our nation and we would want to do this along with our African brothers and sisters that’s why we are saying Africa must wake up and see that winds of change are blowing the world over

The joint expert group meeting on the role of small and medium enterprises in the industrialization process in Southern Africa ended here with a clarion call from Mauritius for African leaders to walk the talk on agreed programmes that will change the lives of ordinary people on the ground. In…

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Adjust UN force in Abyei to current realities, peacekeeping chief urges Security Council

Amidst an increase in criminal activity in the Abyei area, which is contested by Sudan and South Sudan, the United Nations top peacekeeping official on Thursday called for deployment of additional police units, to enhance the UN’s focus on maintaining law and order there, and furthering peace between local communities

The proposed additional personnel – both formed police units and individual officers – are within the current troop ceiling authorized for the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, told the Security Council. UNISFA was established by the Security Council in 2011, amid…

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

The Human Resource Development Council of South Africa held an Invigorating 21st Meeting

The meeting deliberated on fee free education and related bursary scheme by the Department of Higher Education and Training

The Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDC) held an invigorating 21st HRDC meeting at Orbit TVET College, Rustenburg Campus, North West Province, on 21 September 2018. The meeting was officiated by the HRDC chairperson, the Honorable Deputy President, David Mabuza. The meeting was preceded by the launch of…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Parliamentary Delegation commits to intervene on challenges facing South Africa Medical Students in Cuba

The students are beneficiaries of the Nelson Mandela/Fidel Castro Medical Students Training Collaboration in Cuba

The multiparty parliamentary delegation, currently visiting Cuba, has unanimously agreed that an intervention Is required to address the concerns faced by South African medical students studying in Cuba. The delegation met representatives of the students in Havana on Thursday. The students are beneficiaries of the Nelson Mandela/Fidel Castro Medical Students…