Year of Energy
Source: Year of Energy |

African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) Secretary General Pushes Africa-wide Cooperation, Reforms to 18-Member Petroleum Producers’ Organization

African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) members will meet in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea for the Cape VII Exhibition and Conference from April 1-5

The Secretary General of the African Petroleum Producers Organization (https://YearOfEnergy2019.com/APPO/) is calling for meaningful intra-African trade and cooperation; APPO members will meet in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea for the Cape VII Exhibition and Conference from April 1-5; New APPO reforms aim to increase the organization’s influence on the international stage  The Secretary General…

Source: Federal Republic of Somalia - Office of the President |

Joint Press Statement between the Federal Government of Somalia and the State of Eritrea

The two Presidents held bilateral discussions at Villa Somalia and they agreed to strengthen the two nations historical relations

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia and President Isaias Afwerki, President of the State of Eritrea, held a two-day consultation meeting in Mogadishu, Somalia on December 13th-14th 2018. The two Presidents held bilateral discussions at Villa Somalia and they agreed to strengthen the two…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

News Comment by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi

Peace needed in South Sudan to end five years of displacement

“On the fifth anniversary of the start of conflict in South Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing again to all parties to continue pursuing a sustainable and lasting peace. “The people of South Sudan, many of whom have been displaced multiple times in their lives, deserve an end…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Nigeria at a Crossroads: The Upcoming Elections

Testimony, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs U.S. House of Representatives, Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

Testimony, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.  Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs U.S. House of Representatives, Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Introduction  Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, and distinguished Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today regarding the upcoming elections…

Source: Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) |

Barewa Rugby Club to face Cowrie Rugby Club in repeat of 2016 Presidents Cup final

The match promises to be exciting and crunching as the two teams once again seek to establish dominance in the Nigerian Rugby Union League

Barewa Rugby Club of Kano defeated Cowrie Rugby Club of Lagos 8-7 in 2016 final at The Old Parade Grounds in Abuja to win the Presidents' Cup National title. They will meet again this weekend, Saturday 15 December at 2pm in a highly competitive National Rugby final match at the Mainbowl…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Empower women to help save Africa from climate change

Africa must unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector

That is the message from African delegates as the world prepares to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change in Katowice, Poland, this week. Research shows that when women are involved in decision making, agreements on the environment are more likely to be ratified and projects around natural resources, such…

Siemens AG
Source: Siemens AG |

Digitalization inspires a sustainable business opportunity in Alexandra Township

Siemens is leading the charge in embracing digitalization to make a positive impact in society

The Digital Transformation of enterprise and society is changing the way people work and how we function. Siemens (https://www.Siemens.com) is leading the charge in embracing digitalization to make a positive impact in society. Partnership with Legae Larona, 100% Black owned Women Enterprise, to create proudly South Africa merchandise using a data visualization of…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Tunisia Trains first set of Drone pilots for agricultural productivity

The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in Tunis from 19-30 November 2018

Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive training period organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia, the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and Busan Techno Park. The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in…

Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU)
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Zambia Rugby Union takes stock of 2018

The Zambia Rugby Union called all affiliates and stakeholders for a Council Meeting on Saturday 8th December, 2018 in Kabwe where a number of issues were raised and addressed by the full bench of the ExCo

The Union President Gen Clement Sinkamba reminded all the participants on some of the successes recorded by his Exco in the year under review, some of which included, 1. Hosting an International Tournament between Botswana, Mozambique and hosts Zambia. 2. Successful Zambia 7s rugby hosting 3. Successful local 7s, 10s…

Source: Kaspersky |

Kaspersky Lab shares Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) 2018 Financial Insights and Predictions for 2019

Kaspersky Lab recorded a 4-fold increase in cryptomining attacks in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region from 3.5 million in 2017 to 13 million in 2018

The past year has been extremely eventful in terms of the digital threats faced by financial institutions: cybercrime groups have used new infiltration techniques, and the geography of attacks has become more extensive. According to the KSN statistics by Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.com), the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region…