Source: Republic of Mauritius |

All students to resume full-time classroom-based learning on 02 February 2022

The Vice-Prime Minister recalled that schools were closed in November 2021, following the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases and as part of efforts to curb the spread of the virus

At a press conference held this afternoon in Port Louis, the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, announced that all pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions would reopen on 02 February 2022 and that a team was working to create the…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Bar Council: Twenty-three Prospective Barristers sworn-in

The Chief Justice congratulated the Barristers for their well-deserved success and achievement

Twenty-three Prospective Barristers, have been admitted today as new members of the Bar Council. The swearing-in ceremony was held, this afternoon, at the New Supreme Court Building, in Port Louis, in the presence of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Mauritius, Mrs Rehana Bibi Mungly-Gulbul, and several dignitaries. In her address, the…

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

UNHCR seeks US$59.6 million for 100,000 displaced by violence in Cameroon’s Far North region

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today released a supplementary appeal seeking US$59.6 million to provide emergency support to 100,000 refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and host communities in Chad and Cameroon following intercommunal violence in Cameroon’s Far North Region. The appeal will help UNHCR and its humanitarian and government partners…

Source: Infobip |

Infobip recognised as Top Employer of the year for its people practices in Africa

The organisation received recognition for its Human Resources (HR) policies, practices and procedures across its operation in four African countries, namely South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Morocco

Infobip (Infobip.com), a global cloud communication company for businesses and a leader in omnichannel customer engagement, has been awarded the Top Employer certification for 2022 by the Top Employer Institution, which recognises excellence in people practices. The organisation received recognition for its Human Resources (HR) policies, practices and procedures across…

Source: DPO Group |

DPO Group granted regulatory licence to provide payments services in Nigeria

DPO offers merchant aggregation services to over 60,000 active merchants, including eCommerce companies, airlines and travel agents

One Payment Limited, a subsidiary of the leading Pan-African digital payments group, DPO Group (https://DPOGroup.com) has been granted a licence by the Central Bank of Nigeria to provide certain types of payments services to businesses across Nigeria. This licence enables the DPO Group to operate as an independent payment solutions…

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

Deteriorating conditions putting Eritrean refugees at grave risk in Tigray

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply alarmed at the deteriorating conditions faced by Eritrean refugees in the camps in Tigray. After three weeks with no access due to the security situation, UNHCR staff managed to reach Mai Aini and Adi Harush refugee camps in the Tigray region of Ethiopia…

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Correction: Vantage Capital arranges R430 million of mezzanine funding for Collins Residential, one of South Africa’s largest residential developers

Seaton Estates looks to support the growing need for residential housing in the middle to upper segments of the property market along the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal

Vantage Capital (www.VantageCapital.co.za), Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has arranged R430 million of mezzanine funding for the development of Seaton Estates, a residential coastal development located on the North Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. The promoter of the transaction is Collins Residential, the residential arm…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Budget Committee Queries UDC’s Capitalisation Of Private Companies

According to Mpaka, under the manufacturing programme, the sector faces a shortfall of Shs548 billion in unfunded priorities of which Shs269.4 billion is required for the capitalisation of enterprises under UDC

Members of the Budget Committee have asked the Committee of Tourism, Trade and Industry to examine the viability of investing Shs269 billion in several private enterprises through the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC). The trade committee chairperson, Hon Mwine Mpaka, on Thursday, 20 January 2022 presented his committee report on the…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Iceland extends its support to strengthen home-grown school feeding in Malawi

The contribution will sustain and increase access to education through the provision of nutritious school meals for 13,000 children

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of US$ 1.7 million from the Government of Iceland to scale up school feeding in the district of Mangochi from 2022 to 2024. The contribution will sustain and increase access to education through the provision of nutritious school meals for…

Source: UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa |

1.5 million children lack life-saving treatment for severe wasting in Eastern and Southern Africa, alerts UNICEF

Despite a positive trend in the last few years, funding shortfalls and limited access still put children at critical risk in the region

At least 1.5 million children are not receiving life-saving treatment for severe wasting in Eastern and Southern Africa, UNICEF warns today. The number represents almost half of the estimated 3.6 million children in urgent need, who are not being reached in time to save their lives or keep them from…