Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma to Receive a Courtesy Call from President Kirr of South Sudan in Pretoria

President Jacob Zuma will today, 20 January 2018, receive a courtesy call from President Salva Kirr Of Republic of South Sudan at his official residence Mahlamba Ndlofu in Pretoria. During the courtesy call, it is expected that President Kirr will brief President Zuma on the political and security situation in South…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

Minister Mokonyane to Represent President Zuma at the Liberian Inauguration

The inauguration is scheduled to take place tomorrow, 22 January 2018 in Monrovia, Liberia

The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane will represent President Jacob Zuma at the inauguration ceremony of the President-elect of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency Mr George Weah, Sr. The inauguration is scheduled to take place tomorrow, 22 January 2018 in Monrovia, Liberia. Liberia and South Africa…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Standing Committee on Finance Congratulates Reserve Bank Governor on International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Appointment

The Chairperson of the Committee, Mr. Yunus Carrim, said the appointment brought enormous credit to the country

The Standing Committee on Finance has congratulated the Reserve Bank Governor, Mr Lesetja Kganyago, on his appointment as the new Chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC). The Chairperson of the Committee, Mr. Yunus Carrim, said the appointment brought enormous credit to the country. “We do not doubt…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Justice and Correctional Services Committee Appeals to Public Protector to Refrain from Confusing the Public

Committee Chairperson, Dr. Mathole Motshekga, called on the current Public Protector, Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane, to respect the remedial action of her predecessor regarding the state capture inquiry

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services today expressed its concern with the “conflicting and confusing” messages being relayed by the Office of the Public Protector regarding the remedial action of her predecessor. Committee Chairperson, Dr. Mathole Motshekga, called on the current Public Protector, Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane, to respect…

Source: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) |

The International Atomic Energy Agency Helps Uganda Restart Vital Radiotherapy Services for Cancer Patients

IAEA assistance totalling more than € 500,000 included the decommissioning of the old radiotherapy machine and the purchase of a new one on a cost-sharing basis with the Government

Uganda today inaugurated a new radiotherapy machine to resume essential treatment services for cancer patients after the country’s only previous such equipment broke down in 2016. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) provided technical and financial support for the re-establishment of radiotherapy services in Uganda.   Responding to a Government request,…

Source: British High Commission Nairobi |

United Kingdom International Secretary visits Kenya to discuss UK-Kenya partnership

Ms Mordaunt will discuss priority areas of mutual interest including opportunities to boost economic development and improve quality and access to services

Britain’s Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt, is in Kenya for a two day visit to discuss greater UK-Kenya cooperation on economic growth and investment. The Secretary of State, who oversees the UK’s development aid, will hold meetings with members of national government and visit…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: President Zuma Congratulates Reserve Bank Governor Mr. Kganyago

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Mr. Lesetja Kganyago on his appointment as the new chairperson of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC). The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster…

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The 2017 Rugby Season was quite eventful, ushering in a new Nigeria Rugby Football Federation Board headed by Mr. Kelechukwu Mbagwu

In adherence to Rugby Africa request for good governance, the present board led by Mbagwu has just acquired a new office for a professional administration of the game in Nigeria going forward called “Rugby House”

Early in 2017, The Lagos League started with 8 teams in two divisions of 4 teams a piece. However, the Rugby Federation elections took center stage with after effects of a suspension on Nigeria by Rugby Afrique.  The newly elected board got down to work immediately by bringing all rugby…

Source: UNICEF Sierra Leone |

Sierra Leone: New journalists’ network aims for stronger coverage of health sector

The overall aim is to strengthen information flows and accountability around the health sector

Around 150 journalists in Sierra Leone are taking part in a new initiative to strengthen coverage of health issues in the local and national media, with the official launch of the Health Accountability Network of Journalists (HANoJ).   The journalists, from all districts of the country, have already taken part…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

The International Monetary and Financial Committee Selects South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago as New Chairman

Mr. Kganyago has been the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank since November 2014

The members of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), the policy advisory committee of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), have selected Mr. Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, as Chairman of the Committee for a term of three years, effective January…