Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Embassy in Partnership with Save the Nation Association Mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Over 20,000 students from 15 Addis Ababa elementary schools participated in the road traffic accident awareness campaign

The U.S. Embassy in partnership with Save the Nation Association commemorated the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims at Menelik II Hospital on November 20, 2017. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is observed in November each year and this day is dedicated to…

Source: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) |

Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas undertakes a five-day visit to Sierra Leone

This visit is part of UNOWAS continuous support to Sierra Leone for the preparation of the general elections scheduled for March 2018

Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), has started on Monday 20  November 2017, a five-day visit to Freetown, Sierra Leone. This visit is part of UNOWAS continuous support to Sierra Leone for the preparation…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN report urges Sudan to act over plight of displaced people in Darfur

The report details the situation of IDPs from January 2014 to December 2016, a period largely marked by the Government military campaign “decisive summer” that led to mass civilian displacement

A report by the UN Human Rights Office and the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) has called on the Sudanese Government to pursue effective, transparent and durable policies to enable the 2.6 million people internally displaced by the long-running conflict in Darfur to return home voluntarily or to…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Police Committee Chair Proposes Eight Measures to Deal with Gender Violence

Mr. Beukman made the proposals in a speech today during the debate on the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign in the National Assembly

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr. Francois Beukman, has proposed eight measures to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to combat gender violence. Mr. Beukman made the proposals in a speech today during the debate on the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women…

Source: The Republic of Uganda - Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Hon. Kutesa Hails US Decision to Prioritize Trade with Africa

He enumerated the various investment opportunities in Uganda especially in Agriculture and agricultural processing, mining, oil and gas, tourism and general manufacturing

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam Kutesa has called on U.S. business operators to do business with Uganda, as the physical and policy environment is one of the best in Africa. He made these remarks during the recently concluded African Ministerial Meeting on “Trade, Security, and Governance in Africa”…

LIXIL
Source: LIXIL |

LIXIL Endorses the World Toilet Organization’s Japan Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene

LIXIL Group has pledged to improve access to sanitation for 100 million people by 2020

Approximately 2.3 billion people around the world lack access to safe and sanitary toilets. LIXIL Group (www.LIXIL.com) has pledged to improve access to sanitation for 100 million people by 2020. The World Toilet Organization, LIXIL Group, Saraya, and ANA’s BLUE WING Program issue joint declaration to mark World Toilet Day…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma Arrives in Angola for the Southern African Development Community Troika Summit

The Summit is expected to discuss the unfolding developments in Zimbabwe

President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has arrived in Angola to attend the Summit of the SADC Organ Troika plus Chairperson of SADC which will take place in Luanda, Angola today, 21 November 2017.   The Summit of the SADC Organ…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Japan |

Republic of Angola Independence Day Reception

The Japanese Government was represented at the event by H.E. Mr. Iwao Horii, Parliamentary Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

On the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of the independence, the Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Japan hosted a reception in Tokyo attended by senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, members of the Diet, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of the private sector…

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)
Source: United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) |

Abidjan hosts the 1st Africa - Europe Forum of Local and Regional Governments

The Forum will discuss key issues such as economic development and employment, investment in youth, migration and human mobility, climate change and access to energy

Abidjan, the economic capital of the Republic of Ivory Coast, will host the First Africa-Europe Forum of Local and Regional Governments at the Abidjan District Hotel on November 27, 2017. The Forum will be organized as part of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa - http://AfriqueLocale.org)…