EU Delegation to Kenya
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Five Kenyan school girls, "The Restorers" are finalists for the Sakharov Prize 2019

Winner to be announced on 24th October 2019

Five Kenyan students from Kisumu Girls High School, who developed a mobile app to help victims and potential victims of Female Genital Mutilation in dealing with the vice, have been nominated for the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The girls' group – The Restorers – are among…

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LUKOIL Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Equatorial Guinea

The memorandum lays the basis for LUKOIL’s potential participation in projects to explore and produce hydrocarbons in Equatorial Guinea

President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov and Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Russia–Africa Summit in Sochi today. The memorandum lays the basis for LUKOIL’s potential participation in projects to explore and produce hydrocarbons in…

Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL)
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Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) marks growth milestone with a new corporate logo

Its beer brands including Serengeti Premium Lager, Serengeti Lite, Pilsner Lager, Kibo Gold, Guinness and Senator have won numerous awards both locally and internationally

After over two decades of existence, leading beer and spirits company, Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) (http://bit.ly/2N8Smlk), has unveiled a new look corporate identity that represents the company’s transformative journey since its inception in 1996. “The new SBL logo stands for, ‘Quality, Craftsmanship, Professionalism, Dynamism, Modern, Optimism, Friendly, Warm, Open, Self-Confident…

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African Development Bank Funds Angola Initiative to Improve Business Environment and Diversify Exports

With regional integration, countries such as Angola have the opportunity to buttress trade with its neighbours, hence realizing the structural transformation that is needed to step up to the global stage

The Angolan Government has launched a study funded by the Bank through the KOAFEC trust fund to support the improvement of export diversification and the business environment. The launch event was attended by the Bank’s director for regional development and regional integration, Moono Mupotola, the Bank’s country manager for Angola,…

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

UAE Embassy supports economic empowerment of women in Nigeria

The 40-day programme was inaugurated by Dr. Fahad Al Taffaq, UAE Ambassador to Nigeria

The UAE Embassy in Nigeria has inaugurated the Women’s Empowerment Initiative, funded by Sharjah Charity International, to train 100 Nigerian women in vocational skills in the Nigerian capital Abuja. Named the "Vocational Training Programme", the 40-day programme was inaugurated by Dr. Fahad Al Taffaq, UAE Ambassador to Nigeria; Sadiya Umar…

Phanes Group
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Solar Project in The Democratic Republic of the Congo wins Phanes Group’s third Solar Incubator

International evaluation panel selected winning project for commercial and technical support from global solar company

Phanes Group (https://PhanesGroup.com/), an international end-to-end solar developer headquartered in Dubai, UAE, has announced Mr. Justin Nseya and his Congo Green Energy Project (2 x 50 MW) as the winner of the third edition of its Solar Incubator. The announcement was made at the “Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa” conference in…

Source: CoM SSA |

Africa’s Cities and Local Governments Climate Ambitions Declared in Accra

The CoM SSA initiative uses a bottom up approach pioneered by funders the European Union that mobilizes local actors for sustainable energy access

2000 representatives of the African cities, local and regional governments, and non-state actors gathered in ACCRA at the 2nd African Climate Chance Summit, featuring the Conference of the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) (https://CoMSSA.org/) which was organized between 16 and 18 October 2019. On the 16 October 2019 Conference…

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

Joint Statement by the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of IDPs, UNHCR, OCHA and IOM to mark the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Kampala Convention

The Kampala Convention is a testament to the determination of African States to address the multiple challenges of internally displaced persons (IDPs)

Africa is marking today the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa. Also known as the Kampala Convention, this ground-breaking treaty has so far been ratified by 28 countries on the continent. As the world’s first…

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Rosgeo to start operations in Equatorial Guinea

In accordance with the signed document, the parties will cooperate mainly in airborne geophysical operations

Joint Stock Company Rosgeo and the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi today. Sergey Gorkov, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Rosgeo, and H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines…

Source: Amnesty International |

Sudan: Immediate humanitarian access for victims of conflict essential as ceasefire deal agreed

The people in the conflict-torn areas of Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile, have been denied basic rights like education, health and even adequate food for years

Responding to a ceasefire agreement signed on 21 October between the Sudanese government and armed opposition groups from Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states to allow humanitarian access into these areas, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Seif Magango said: “The people…