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Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

The 29th AU Summit kicks off with the 34th Session of the Permanent Representative Committee

This summit is historic, as it is the first summit with the full participation of all the fifty five African countries, after the admission of the Kingdom of Morocco during the 28th AU Assembly in January this year

Under the theme of “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth”, the 29th African Union Summit opened Tuesday 27 June 2017, at the  African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the Thirty Fourth (34th) Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC). The opening ceremony took place in…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Nigeria

The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations’ support to the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism

The Secretary-General condemns the series of suicide bombing attacks on 25 and 26 June in Maiduguri, Borno State in Nigeria.   The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the people and Government of Nigeria for the loss of life. He wishes a quick recovery to those injured and hopes that those…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus |

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus V.Makei meets the Minister of External Relations of Angola

The parties discussed the current state and prospects for Belarus–Angola political, trade and economic cooperation

On June 26, 2017 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Makei, met with the Minister of External Relations of the Republic of Angola, Georges Rebelo Pinto Chicoti, who is currently paying an official visit to our country. The parties discussed the current state and prospects…

Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation |

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s talks with Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Dr Workneh Gebeyehu

Mr Lavrov and Dr Gebeyehu had a detailed discussion on the topical international and regional issues, including conflict settlement in Africa, and examined the situation in the Horn of Africa, Somalia, South Sudan, the Sahara-Sahel zone, and in the Great Lakes Region

On June 26, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held talks with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, who is in Moscow on a working visit. The two ministers praised the traditional friendly relations between Russia and Ethiopia, and mutually beneficial cooperation in…

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

High Level Policy Dialogue Begins in Abuja - 28-30 June

The fifth High Level Policy Dialogue on development planning begins in Abuja tomorrow under the theme: “Mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals into National Development Plans”

What: High Level Policy Dialogue on development planning in Africa  Who: Africa’s top policymakers will attend the meeting that is being hosted by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Nigerian Government.  Official Opening Speakers:  •        UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, …

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Abidjan hosts the Inaugural General Assembly for the network of Chief Technical Officers of the cities and territories of Africa (Africa TechNet)

This training will be the first response by UCLG Africa to requests from African local governments to strengthen their capacities in the implementation of the Paris Accord on Climate Change

In collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and Security of the Republic of Ivory Coast; the Union of Towns and Municipalities of Ivory Coast (UVICOCI); and the Association of Regions of Ivory Coast (ARDCI), United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (www.AfriqueLocale.org) will organize the Inaugural General Assembly for the network of…

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GROHE SPA® F-digital Deluxe – Transform your bathroom into a Home Spa

A luxurious shower experience for all the senses

Leaving the daily stresses behind and finding some inner peace doesn’t have to mean travelling to a remote retreat. A domestic bathroom can be turned into a source of fresh energy and inspiration. You can create your own space at home dedicated to multisensory indulgence, where you can treat yourself…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI) and Extends Arrangement for Senegal

The Policy Support Instrument with Senegal has supported the authorities’ reform efforts to increase growth

The program aims to implement economic policies and structural reforms needed to sustain strong growth and ongoing fiscal consolidation to meet the regional fiscal criteria. The Policy Support Instrument with Senegal has supported the authorities’ reform efforts to increase growth. Under the Plan Sénégal Emergent (PSE), growth has increased steadily…

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Africa’s hospitality sector withstands economic headwinds

PwC’s 7th edition of the ‘Hotels Outlook: 2017-2021’ projects that South African hotel room revenue will grow by 10.1% in 2017 to R17.5 billion

South Africa’s hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years bolstered by inbound travelers amid a difficult and volatile economic climate. Pietro Calicchio, Hospitality & Gaming Industry Leader for PwC Southern Africa (www.PwC.co.za), says: “Africa’s hotel sector has remained resilient in the face of strong economic…

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The powerful Y’ello Box is bringing 24/7 electricity to Nigeria via your mobile phone

The Y’ello Box is already powering the lives and businesses of more than one hundred thousand Nigerians

In a world first, Nigeria is pioneering a new solar electricity service and it is already transforming lives. The Y’ello Box is a solar electricity system that officially launched earlier this year and allows families and business owners to harness the power of the sun cheaply and efficiently, in a…