Source: API Events |

High Net-Worth Investors driving Hospitality Sector in Francophone Africa

According to Derycycke, the market is very active with global and regional brands “targeting hotel openings in the majority of the region’s major cities”

Francophone Africa’s burgeoning hospitality market continues to be a critical opportunity for “global hospitality brands and investors,” says the host of the second annual bilingual FrancoReal Property Investment Forum, Kfir Rusin. Taking place in Abidjan on 29 & 30 October 2019, the Summit is hosted by the continent’s leading pan-African…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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2019 Africa Investment Forum: African Development Bank and Partners Gear Up for New Heights

The innovative investment marketplace, brings together heads of state, project sponsors, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors

In just a few weeks, the second edition of the annual Africa Investment Forum will kick off in Johannesburg, South Africa, with development finance institutions determined to tackle the continent’s infrastructure investment challenges and advance Africa’s economic transformation agenda. Africa Investment Forum 2018 broke the mold for regional investments and…

Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) |

Youth Model International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) concludes in Cairo

The conference included combining and sharing unique insights of young people to advance the ICPD agenda

Under the auspices of H.E Present Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, UNFPA and the Ministry of Youth and Sports organized the Youth Model International Conference on Population and Development, on 16 and 17 October 2019. The conference brought together over 200 young people from 53 countries, giving them a chance to simulate…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Three months after the kidnapping of MP Sergewa, UNSMIL calls for her immediate releases and all victims of enforced disappearance in Libya

The Mission reiterates that relevant authorities in eastern Libya have the legal responsibility to establish the fate and whereabouts of Ms. Sergewa

Three months ago, Siham Sergewa, an elected member of the House of Representatives, was seized at night from her home in Benghazi. Since her violent abduction by armed men, Ms. Sergewa’s fate remains unknown. UNSMIL continues to follow up on the enforced disappearance of Ms. Sergewa and similar cases throughout…

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Hope Restored in the Kingdom of Eswatini as Tuberculosis Incidence Reduced by More Than Half

Tuberculosis (TB) has been a frequent visitor not just in Bhembe’s family but across the Kingdom of Eswatini

Twana Bhembe witnessed the devastating effects of tuberculosis (TB) when her sister died from the disease in 2011. That was before she and her husband were each diagnosed with the disease, a year apart. TB has been a frequent visitor not just in Bhembe’s family but across the Kingdom of…

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Teachers in Bentiu get Skilled in Conflict Resolution and Management

Organised by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Civil Affairs Division, the training in Bentiu brought together teachers from Bentiu Town, Rubkona, Guit

“I have been teaching for three years. Many of my colleagues abandoned their profession and ran to organizations and companies with better pay. My main objective is to bring up my brothers and sisters from the lower level because they are the future of tomorrow.” These words were uttered by…

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Technical school teams from Ismailia, Sharquia, and Alexandria win top prizes in U.S.-Egypt Entrepreneurship Competition

From over 2,000 applicants, 45 teams reached the final stage to present their plans and prototypes

On October 16, nine technical school teams received awards for their innovative ideas in the Fanni Mobtaker Innovation Competition sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology. The top three prizes were awarded to…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

European Union (EU)-UNICEF programme sees birth registration numbers soar

Three-year partnership leads to doubling of birth registration coverage in targeted districts

In just three years, the European Union-UNICEF programme to strengthen civil registration systems for universal registration of births in four countries in Africa has resulted in catalytic system changes and increased birth registration, UNICEF said today. Since 2017, the programme has supported birth registration in targeted districts of Burkina Faso,…

Source: Pan African University, the Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) |

Call for Application: Rector and Vice Rector at Pan African University based in Yaoundé, Cameroon

PAU is a continental academic and research institution created by the African Union consisting of five (5) thematic Institutes hosted by existing institutions

The African Union Commission (AU.Int/en/commission) wishes to invite qualified and eligible applicants for the positions of Rector and Vice Rector of the Pan African University (PAU) in Yaoundé, Cameroon. PAU is a continental academic and research institution created by the African Union consisting of five (5) thematic Institutes hosted by existing…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Release of the 2019 Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Ethiopia

The 2019 Situation Analysis of Children and Women and Children traces Ethiopia’s progress in the last several decades

WHAT: Release of the 2019 Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Ethiopia by the Federal Ministry of Finance and UNICEF. The report examines the status of children and women through an equity lens, highlights progress made in the last several decades, and points to areas where progress is lagging, and…