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

European Union donates eight million euros to United Nations Children's Fund South Sudan

In the area of nutrition alone, the ECHO funding has enabled over 160,000 children to be treated for severe acute malnutrition

Thousands of children have been provided with life-saving humanitarian aid as a result of a European Union donation to UNICEF South Sudan worth more than eight million euros (approx. USD 10 million). The funding has been used to provide services such as psychosocial support, life-saving vaccines and nutritional supplements. In…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

United Nations Allocates $9 Million to Support Life-Saving Aid in North-East Nigeria

The humanitarian crisis in the region remains one of the most severe in the world today, with at least 7.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2018

The United Nations, through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, has allocated US$9 million to provide life-saving aid to some 60,000 children, women and men recently displaced by ongoing hostilities in Borno State, including $2 million in support of the UN Humanitarian Air Service for frontline responders in north-east Nigeria. The humanitarian…

Source: European Parliament |

Human rights: the Maldives, Sudan and Uganda

The Parliament strongly condemns the practise of “mercy killings”, the unjustifiable and inhumane killings of disabled children and new-borns in Uganda

The Maldives should immediately lift the state of emergency Human rights defenders in Sudan should be released Uganda’s authorities must prevent “mercy killings” of disabled children MEPs call for respect of human rights in the Maldives, ending of torture practises on detainees in Sudan and of “mercy killings” in Uganda.…

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Source: dmg events |

Why Johannesburg conference will help shape Africa’s tourist experience for years to come

In June this year, The Hospitality Leadership Forum brings together key personnel from across the world for a unique three-day conference focused on the future of the sector across Africa

Across Africa, hotel investment is soaring with international brands making the continent their key focus for growth. But what does this mean for the industry? The Hospitality Leadership Forum brings together top international speakers and experts to consider the future. With hotel investment volumes across sub-Saharan Africa forecast to grow…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Ramaphosa to Undertake a Working Visit to Mozambique and Zimbabwe

During the visit, President Ramaphosa and his counterparts will discuss bilateral cooperation as well as regional, continental and global issues of mutual concern

President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake a Working Visit to the Republic of Mozambique and the Republic of Zimbabwe on 17 March 2018 as the Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The visit forms part of a long-standing tradition in the SADC region, whereby newly elected Heads of State…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

United Nations Mission in South Sudan and Government Break Ground for South Sudan’s First Juvenile Reformatory Centre in Juba

For the first time in South Sudan, this JRC will allow 90 children in conflict with the law to be safely and securely housed

Today (March 15, 2018), the United Nations Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, Mr. Moustapha Soumaré, and the Minister of Interior, Hon. Michael Chienjiek Geay, broke the ground to establish South Sudan’s first Juvenile Reformatory Centre (JRC) in Juba. This project is part of ongoing technical cooperation between the…

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

Gauteng Engineering Company to Seek Market in Ghana and Nigeria

Most power and electricity transmission infrastructure in Africa presently operates at a fraction of installed capacity, owing to insufficient maintenance and lack of modernisation

Gauteng-based civil engineering and multi-disciplinary service company in the built environment, Isivuvu Technical Solutions is eager to seek market and expand its footprint to Ghana and Nigeria. The Managing Director of the company, Mr. Nhlanhla Maphalala, expressed optimism as he will embark on a week-long Outward Trade and Investment Mission…

Source: Jumia |

Nigeria’s Mobile Industry Patterns 2017

Jumia launches its Annual Mobile Report highlighting the 2017 main industry trends, ahead of this year’s Mobile Week

A recent report ( on the Nigerian Mobile Sector by Africa’s leading e-commerce company Jumia (, has revealed an 11% increase in the number of Nigerians who visited the Jumia Website via their mobile phones - 79% in 2017 versus 71% in 2016. Meanwhile, those who used their desktop computers or…

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Source: Standard Chartered |

Standard Chartered Bank Launches its First-Ever Digital Bank in Africa

Côte d’Ivoire marks the pilot launch of the digital bank

Standard Chartered Bank ( today announced the official launch of its digital bank in Côte d’Ivoire. This marks the Bank’s first digital bank in Africa and the first-of-its-kind to open in Côte d’Ivoire. Mr. Bruno Nabagné KONE, Minister of Information technologies and communication of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, was…

Source: Modex |

Modex Launches Smart Contract Marketplace, tackling the ‘last mile’ adoption problem for the Blockchain

Modex Smart Contract Marketplace provides a forum for developers to showcase their skills and offer smart contract solutions to buyers and/or other developers

Modex ( launches its first fully functional product alpha, bringing to the market the World’s First App Store for the Blockchain. Modex’s Smart Contract Marketplace ( aims to tackle the ‘last mile’ adoption problem that will bring blockchain technology into daily use for everyone, by facilitating access to multi-protocol smart…