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'Reasons to hope’ for sustainable peace in Central African Republic – UN Mission chief

Civil conflict between Christian and the Muslims communities in CAR broke out in 2013 and, after a short respite in 2015, intensified again the following year, throwing the country into a new spiral of violence

The top United Nations official in the Central African Republic (CAR), said on Tuesday he is “hopeful that the necessary foundations to build sustainable peace” have been established and that long-lasting stability will depend on the will of its people, and support from the international community. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, who also…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank launches landmark US$500 million credit insurance deal with African Trade Insurance Agency and UK reinsurers

This transaction is expected to have an important demonstration effect to encourage similar institutions to invest more on the continent in the future

Responds to G20 Action Plan for MDB Balance Sheet Optimization; Creates additional headroom that will be chanelled to support further development across Africa; Supported by Insurance Broker - RFIB Group Ltd and leading UK reinsurers. The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) and African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) announce the successful completion…

Source: Eranove |

Togolese Republic and Eranove Group sign a concession agreement for a 65 MW electricity plant

The Eranove group will develop, operate and maintain this plant, which will eventually be operated and managed by Togolese people

Under the high patronage of His Excellency Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Togolese Republic, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Marc Dèdèriwè Ably-Bidamon, and the Director General of the pan-African industrial group Eranove, Marc Albérola, signed on 23 October a power generation concession agreement for the design, financing, construction,…

Source: Embassy of Denmark in Ghana |

Anti-corruption conference kicks off in Denmark with strong Ghanaian team present

The first day of the anti-corruption conference in Copenhagen is over

“Now is the time to act!” That is the message of the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, which was opened Monday by the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen. The conference is cohosted by Transparency International and the government of Denmark and brings together more than 1,500 participants…

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United Kingdom and United States Embassies Partner to Support Communication between Government and Media

The “Supporting Communication between Government and Journalists” program is part of ongoing efforts to support the Ethiopia’s political reform process

The Embassies of the United Kingdom and United States of America in Addis Ababa are pleased to launch a joint capacity-building project for government communicators and journalists.  The “Supporting Communication between Government and Journalists” program is part of ongoing efforts to support the Ethiopia’s political reform process. The project seeks…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

World Council of Churches (WCC) condemns arrest of pastor in Zambia

Chibubi and other pastors had gathered to discuss the debt crisis when police were allegedly directed to arrest them

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned the apparent arrest of Pastor George Chibubi, who was picked by the police in Ndola for organising a meeting with fellow pastors to discuss Zambia’s economic crisis. Tveit joined other Zambian and international advocates urging President Edgar…

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Statement by the UN Resident Coordinator, Edward Kallon, following news of tragic incidents in Borno and Kaduna States

I urge authorities in the State to seriously look into circumstances leading to these clashes, which have become too common

I would like to express my grave concern over news of renewed killings by the armed insurgent group, Boko Haram. It has been reported that close to forty lives were lost in separate incidents over the last few days, when the group attacked civilians in Borno State. While numerous efforts…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Committee raises concerns with Agricultural Research Council

Agricultural Research Council (Arc) was given the opportunity to respond to the Portfolio Committee’s request to provide a progress report in response to the Auditor-General’s findings for the 2017/18 year

The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries today met with the Agricultural Research Council (Arc) and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, which reported on its first quarter performance for the 2018/19 financial year. Arc was given the opportunity to respond to the Portfolio Committee’s request to provide…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Killing of farmers threatens food security in Northeast Nigeria

Farmers must be protected so they can cultivate their lands and return to their families alive, urged the Norwegian Refugee Council today

Repeated attacks against farmers risk aggravating the food crisis in Northeast Nigeria. Farmers must be protected so they can cultivate their lands and return to their families alive, urged the Norwegian Refugee Council today.  The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is horrified by the killing of at least 12 farmers in…

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Rugby World Cup Repechage: Kopo returns as Kenya Simbas head to France

Kenya kicks off the Repechage campaign against Canada on the 11th of November at 6:30pm EAT before playing Hong Kong on 17th November at 4:00pm EAT

Former Captain Wilson Kopondo makes his return to the Simbas as they head out to France for the Repechage. Kopondo last featured for the National Team last year in the Regal Hotels Cup of Nations 2017 at Kings Park Sports Ground, Hong Kong. Head Coach Ian Snook has named a 30-man…