Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

A peaceful, secure, prosperous Libya through credible elections

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on Libya

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on Libya: Thank you very much, Madam President. Thank you to Ambassador Skoog for his briefing. And let me also very much welcome the briefing of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Ghassan…

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UN Secretary-General appoints Joyce Msuya of Tanzania as Assistant Secretary-General, Deputy Executive Director at United Nations Environment Programme

She will succeed Ibrahim Thiaw of Mauritania to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his leadership and dedicated service during his tenure

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today (May 21, 2018) announced the appointment of Joyce Msuya of Tanzania as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya.  She will succeed Ibrahim Thiaw of Mauritania to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his leadership and dedicated service during…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

How the UK is helping to tackle Ebola in the DRC

UK aid is helping the DRC and expert partners to tackle Ebola and prevent it spreading in the region, including through deployment of a vital vaccine and UK health experts

A vaccination campaign to prevent the spread of Ebola is soon to begin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) thanks to UK aid and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The vaccine was developed in trials funded by the Department of International Development (DFID) and Wellcome after the last major Ebola outbreak…

Source: IC Publications |

East African Banks dominate this year’s African Banker Awards

This is the first time the African Banker Awards take place in South Korea, more precisely in the port city of Busan

Winners of the 2018 African Banker Awards (http://AfricanBankerAwards.com) have been announced at a prestigious Gala Dinner in Busan, South Korea. The Awards, held annually on the fringes of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank, celebrate excellence in banking and finance on the African continent.   East Africa dominated…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

World Health Organization supports Ebola vaccination of high risk populations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHO and partners need US$26 million for the Ebola Response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the next three months

The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the support of WHO and partners, is preparing to vaccinate high risk populations against Ebola virus disease (EVD) in affected health zones. Health workers operating in affected areas are being vaccinated today and community outreach has started to prepare for the ring…

Source: Commonwealth Secretariat |

Zimbabwe begins process to re-join Commonwealth; observers invited to July elections

To re-join, Zimbabwe must demonstrate that it complies with the fundamental values set out in the Commonwealth Charter, including democracy and rule of law plus protection of human rights

Zimbabwe has applied to re-join the Commonwealth. The proposal came in a letter dated 15 May to Secretary-General Patricia Scotland from Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The Secretary-General was delighted to receive the letter.  “I whole-heartedly echo the sentiments of Heads of Government who have said twice, in 2009 and subsequently…

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

South Africa: Minister Davies Approves Recommendation to Designate the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone

the dti will, within these 30 days, arrange a public hearing in the Nkomazi area to allow the community to provide further inputs on the proposed development

Members of the public and interested parties have until 28 June 2018, to comment on a gazette notice by the Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies of the intention to designate the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone. Minister Davies has received and approved a recommendation from the Special Economic…

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In Partnership with CcHub, Facebook Launches NG_Hub in Lagos - its First Hub Space in Africa

The launch will showcase the new multi-faceted space which aims to bring together communities to collaborate, learn, and exchange ideas

As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria - its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. In a week-long celebration which will bring together developers, start-ups, and the wider tech community across Lagos and Nigeria,…

Source: APO Group - Africa Newsroom |

Freelance Sports (Rugby) Writer/Journalist Needed in Namibia, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Kenya, Tunisia and Uganda to cover the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup

Application deadline is Friday, May 25th at 9:00 GMT

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com) is hiring freelance sports (Rugby) writer/journalist in Namibia, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Kenya, Tunisia and Uganda to cover the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, create press releases and take photos. Must have a journalistic background or experience in writing sports articles, such as news articles for publication. An interest…

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Rugby: Old foes Kenya and Uganda face off in Elgon Cup duel

East African rivals Uganda and Kenya meet up this Saturday in the first leg of the Elgon Cup at the Legends Rugby Club in Kampala

East African rivals Uganda and Kenya meet up this Saturday in the first leg of the Elgon Cup at the Legends Rugby Club in Kampala. The second leg will be decided on July 7 when Kenya hosts Uganda in a Rugby Africa Gold Cup fixture at the RFUEA Ground. Both…