Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

World Health Organization (WHO) recommends dolutegravir as preferred HIV treatment option in all populations

Dolutegravir (DTG) is a drug that is more effective, easier to take and has fewer side effects than alternative drugs that are currently used

Based on new evidence assessing benefits and risks, the WHO recommends the use of the HIV drug dolutegravir (DTG) as the preferred first-line and second-line treatment for all populations, including pregnant women and those of childbearing potential. Initial studies had highlighted a possible link between DTG and neural tube defects…

Source: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) |

UNAIDS calls on countries to accelerate efforts and close service gaps to end the AIDS epidemic among children and adolescents

As global 2018 targets are unmet, Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free report shows that efforts need to focus on the countries falling behind

A new report released today at the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Mexico City, Mexico, shows that the world is lagging behind in its commitment to end the AIDS epidemic among children and adolescents. The report, Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free, shows that the pace of progress in…

Source: Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict |

Special Representative Patten welcomes the commitment of the Government of the Republic of Somalia to develop a National Action Plan to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

In Mogadishu, Special Representative Patten held constructive meetings with the Deputy Prime Minister, National Security Advisor, Speakers of Parliament

United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Mrs. Pramila Patten, conducted a five-day visit to Somalia from 14 to 18 July 2019 at the invitation of the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia. The purpose of her visit was to take stock of ongoing…

Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC)
Source: Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) |

Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) to host flagship Kofi Annan Peace and Security (KAPS) Forum to honour the Late HE Kofi Annan

The theme for the forum is ‘Peace Operations in the Context of Violent Extremism in Africa.’

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) (https://www.KAIPTC.org/) in collaboration with the Federal Government of Germany and the Government of Norway will organize the Kofi Annan Peace and Security (KAPS) Forum to facilitate discussions on evolving trends in peace and security in Africa. Scheduled for 4 -5 September this…

Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC)
Source: Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) |

Germany, Norway support Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre’s (KAIPTC) maiden ‘Kofi Annan Peace and Security Forum’ scheduled for Sept 2019

The Federal Government of Germany and the Government of Norway are providing financial support for the delivery of the forum

On 4 – 5 September 2019, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) (https://www.KAIPTC.org/), under the Distinguished patronage of H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana and the Chairmanship of HE Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the…

Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

Adjudicatory chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee sanctions Mr Mooketsi Kgotlele

The formal ethics proceedings against Mr Kgotlele were initiated on 6 September 2018

The adjudicatory chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Mooketsi Kgotlele, former General Secretary of the Botswana Football Association (BFA), guilty of having accepted bribes in relation to the manipulation of international matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics. The formal ethics proceedings against Mr Kgotlele were…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

July 23 Briefing with Ambassador Donald E. Booth, Special Envoy to Sudan, U.S. Department of State

Ambassador Booth will provide a briefing on the current situation in Sudan and take questions from participating journalists

EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, for a telephonic press briefing with Ambassador Donald E. Booth, U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan. Ambassador Booth will provide a briefing on the current situation in Sudan and take questions from participating journalists. DETAILS: Speaker: Ambassador Donald E. Booth, U.S. Special Envoy for…

East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC)
Source: East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC) |

Government Contracting And Investment Disputes; Lesson For States And Investors - Africa

East Africa International Arbitration returns to Nairobi

The annual East Africa International Arbitration Conference (https://www.EAArbitration.com/) returns to Nairobi this summer on the 29th & 30th August 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel for its 7th edition. EAIAC provides an unrivalled platform for International Arbitration practitioners, arbitration users, state counsel, academia, and in-house corporate lawyers to learn, share…

Averda
Source: Averda |

Averda signs three-year contract with prestigious Pearl-Qatar development

Contract award follows Averda’s success in delivering over an initial 22-month agreement

Averda (www.Averda.com), the leading international environmental services provider, has been awarded a three-year waste management contract to service Qatar’s flagship waterfront development, The Pearl-Qatar. Averda will mobilise comprehensive waste and environmental management services immediately, working closely with The Pearl-Qatar’s developer, the United Development Company. The scope of service consists of…