Source: Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists |

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from mainly developing countries for its 2018 fellowship program

The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from mainly developing countries for its 2018 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 12, 2018. The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs Canada |

Canada congratulates new president of Liberia

Canada thanks and salutes outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for all she has accomplished with the Liberian people over the past 12 years

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the inauguration of George Weah, the new president of Liberia: “Canada congratulates the new president of Liberia, George Weah, on his inauguration and the Liberian people for holding peaceful elections.” “The election of President Weah is…

Source: African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) |

79 activists detained incommunicado amidst heavy crackdown on popular protests in Sudan

Since 6 January, ACJPS has received disturbing reports on arbitrary arrests and detention, including incommunicado, ill-treatment and torture of individuals involved or suspected of being involved in the protests

The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) is deeply concerned for the safety of 79 individuals who are currently detained incommunicado following a recent government crackdown in response to popular protests against increase in prices of basic commodities that have occurred across Sudan since the beginning of January.…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

World Health Organization responds to the humanitarian needs in Tripoli, thanks to European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) fund

The World Health Organization renews its continued humanitarian commitment and support to all people in Libya

Following the armed clash in Mitiga Airport and surrounding areas, the World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Libya delivered urgently 1 (one) Emergency Trauma kits type B to the Filed Hospital in Tripoli that is run by Administration of Wounded under Ministry of Health. This clash resulted in twenty…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa - Committee Condemns Krugersdorp Violence

A small group in the Krugersdorp community burned property, including a satellite police station in the area

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police has condemned the violence occurring in Krugersdorp, Gauteng. The right to assemble and demonstrate is enshrined in the Constitution and must be respected at all times. However, these rights come with the responsibility to protest peacefully. It is thus unacceptable that a…

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

Data can help manage human mobility, says Economic Commission for Africa’s Chinganya

He highlighted the challenges not only affecting African countries but also nations in developing regions, including those with good statistical infrastructure

The ECA’s African Centre for Statistics (ACS) this week participated in the first ever International Forum on Migration Statistics that was held in Paris, France. The Forum, organized jointly by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and UN Department of Economic and Social…

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

Corruption a scourge Africa can do without, says Economic Commission for Africa’s Biha

Ms. Biha said African governments should do more to combat corruption, in particular ratify the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combatting Corruption

Corruption is a scourge that has to be combatted if Africa is to achieve the laudable goal of leaving no one behind as enshrined in the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, says Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovani Biha. Addressing the 31st Civil Society Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Concern grows for women and children fleeing Cameroon

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at a press briefing (19 January 2018) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at a press briefing (19 January 2018) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva: With the number of people fleeing English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria growing, UNHCR,…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa - Business Excellence to be Recognised and Rewarded at 5th Annual South African Premier Business Awards

Thirty companies will be vying for top honours in ten categories

Members of the media are invited to attend the awards ceremony of the fifth annual South African Premier Business Awards where South African business excellence will be recognised and rewarded. The ceremony will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership with Brand South Africa…

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
Source: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) |

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) Signs Memorandum of Understanding with JANA to Test New Banking Model

Both parties agreed that JANA will be incorporating the new model as a test case in its Qarde Hasanah Programme, which is now being operated in different parts of Saudi Arabia

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-ps.org), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group (www.IsDB-pilot.org), signs today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with JANA Bena’a Productive Families (www.JANA-SA.org) of Saudi Arabia in order to test a new banking model named “Biniog Sathi”.…