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UNMISS concerned about clashes in central and northern South Sudan

Government forces have been deployed to the area to restore calm and UNMISS has offered to assist if required

A fresh outbreak of tribal clashes and other internal fighting has reportedly resulted in the death and displacement of civilians in the central and northern regions of South Sudan over the weekend. “These clashes in areas that have been relatively calm for many months is worrying,” said David Shearer, the…

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As Africa gains development ground, new inequalities emerge, says new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report

The Report analyzes inequality in three dimensions beyond income, beyond averages, and beyond today and proposes a battery of policy options to tackle it

African countries have made significant strides in advancing human development, gaining ground on primary education and health. But a new generation of inequalities is opening up that, left unchecked, threatens to undermine further progress and make it harder for those already behind to catch up.   So finds the United…

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World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation meets with South African President Ramaphosa

The visit by the WCC is aimed at learning about two critical matters in South Africa: gender-based violence and femicide; and incidents of violence toward foreign nationals

On 9 December, a delegation led by World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit met with the South African president Cyril Ramaphosa and cabinet ministers in Johannesburg, South Africa. The  high-level delegation of the WCC with 16 representatives from all over the world, will be in…

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Madagascar: Red Cross teams on alert ahead of Cyclone Belna’s arrival

Red Cross volunteers are in place to evacuate communities in the path of the cyclone and conduct hygiene promotion sessions to prevent the outbreak of waterborne diseases

Madagascar is on high alert as Cyclone Belna barrels towards the country’s north-western coast. Red Cross disaster response teams in Boeny and Melaky regions have activated response plans in anticipation of the cyclone’s landfall this evening. Andreas Sandin, Operations Coordinator for IFRC in East Africa, who is in Madagascar to…

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U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Advances Petrochemicals Development in Egypt

Feasibility study will identify essential industrial design

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency today awarded a feasibility study grant to the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (Echem), for what will be Egypt’s first polyoxymethylene (POM) plant.  Echem will select an American firm to conduct the study.    “Today’s announcement of USTDA’s specialized assistance is proof that the Agency…

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Dayimani excited to join Blitzboks tournament squad

Dayimani made his senior sevens debut in Dubai last weekend

Hacjivah Dayimani plans well for most things in life, so it was not that unexpected when his phone rang and he received the message to join the Blitzbok squad for the HSBC Cape Town Sevens, but when it became reality, the Emirates Lions looseforward went blank. “I was so excited…

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African Development Bank’s Fashionomics Africa launches “game changing” digital marketplace for the continent’s fashion creators

The aim is to connect suppliers, buyers, manufacturers and distributors to consumers and investors - to increase access and grow markets

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) flagship initiative, Fashionomics Africa, has launched the pilot phase of a digital marketplace to help Africa’s fashion designers, textile and accessories professionals connect with global markets. The launch took place on 25 November at the Global Gender Summit, a gathering of more than 1,500 representatives…

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Mauritian women's rugby in Olympic preparation mode

More than 40 girls from all over the island were present at the Olympic call on the Sparc complex

As part of its Mauritius2024 Olympic program, Rugby Union Mauritius has launched an Olympic day dedicated to 14-18 year old girls. More than 40 girls from all over the island were present at the Olympic call on the Sparc complex. On the program, detection of young talents, meeting with parents…

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Blitzboks keen to use that one opportunity – Sage

The Blitzbok forward will not lack any motivation come Friday

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series – as competitive as it is right now – is all about grabbing that one opportunity and the Springbok Sevens team would love nothing more than doing just that. That is according to Blitzbok forward Dylan Sage, who will be back at the Cape…

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General Electric (GE) Employees Volunteer Time and Resources with the Kipeto Wind Farm Community in Kajiado, Kenya

The 100MW Kipeto wind power project will provide clean energy to the national grid as a significant contribution to Kenya's Vision 2030 and Big Four Agenda

General Electric (NYSE: GE) (www.GE.com) Kenya employees volunteered their time to make a difference in the Kipeto Wind Farm community in Kajiado as part of the company’s volunteer day. The volunteer day included a tour around the installation site for the wind turbines, tree planting within the Kipeto Wind Farm…