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Top 50 Women in Corporate Africa Revealed after Data-Driven Research

The list yielded many more women from South Africa than any other African country, followed by Nigeria and Kenya

In a major virtual summit with over 1,000 high level attendees, Africa.com revealed the names of the 50 most senior women in Corporate Africa. The Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs is distinguished in that it is data-driven. The researchers started by working with data provided by Bloomberg, and evaluating…

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

UNMISS, Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare hold workshop in Juba on providing services to communities

The forum’s main aim: To give stakeholders insight into the strategic planning for resource allocation done by the state for this fiscal year and how this impacts the women, men and children residing in Central Equatoria

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) recently partnered with the State Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, in Central Equatoria, to host a day-long, consultative workshop for development partners who work on delivering services to citizens of the state. The forum’s main aim: To give stakeholders insight…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Unlocking the potential of Africa’s free trade area for rural women

On International Day of Rural Women, FAO launches new guide

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office for Africa has launched a new brief that advocates for seizing the opportunities of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) for the economic empowerment of women in agriculture. The publication is launched today to coincide with the…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles High Commissioner accredited to the Republic of South Africa

He commended the wide array of sectors on which the bilateral relations are built on, from the trade, investment, tourism, aviation, banking, education, among others

Mr Claude Morel presented his Letters of Credentials to the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, as resident High Commissioner of Seychelles, on Tuesday 12th October 2021, in a ceremony at The Presidency, Union Buildings, Pretoria. In his remarks to the President, Mr Morel conveyed the fraternal…

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UNDP Africa Director calls for increased investment in new approach to accelerate Nigeria’s development

Ms Eziakonwa met with H.E. President Buhari, to reinforce UNDP’s support to Nigeria’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and its plans to speed up sustainable development in the Decade of Action

Concluding an eight-day official visit to Nigeria today, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa, Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa, emphasized the urgency in seizing critical opportunities to accelerate Nigeria’s sustainable development.  During her visit, Ms Eziakonwa met with H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari, H.E. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, and other senior leaders…

Source: Council of the European Union |

EU Military Training Mission in Mozambique set to start its operations

The mission will support a more efficient and effective response by the Mozambican armed forces to the crisis in the Cabo Delgado province, by providing them with training and capacity building

The Council today adopted a decision launching the European Union Military Training Mission in Mozambique (EUTM Mozambique). The mission will support a more efficient and effective response by the Mozambican armed forces to the crisis in the Cabo Delgado province, by providing them with training and capacity building. EUTM MOZ will…

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TİKA Landscapes Tomb of Ottoman Scholar Abu Bakr Effendi in Cape Town

TİKA has been working towards improving this 16-acre cemetery since 2013

The official opening of the walking trail and landscaping commissioned to be conducted by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) in the Tana Baru Cemetery, where the tomb of Ottoman Islamic Scholar Abu Bakr Effendi is located, was held. Turkish Ambassador to Pretoria Ayşegül Kandaş, Turkish Consul General to…

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Free Movement of People a Top Priority, Say West African Nations

ECOWAS representatives emphasized the need to join forces and align approaches to prevent and counter smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons to promote rights-based management of migration

Free movement of people and goods, and fighting human trafficking should be top policy priorities, members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) agreed at talks convened with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Network for Migration and the African Union. Three days…

Source: The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business |

Hatch to showcase Canada-Africa solutions at Africa Accelerating 2021

Hatch, a long-standing top supporter throughout the organization’s 27-year-history, is once again joining Africa Accelerating as a platinum partner

The key event in the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business’s (www.CanadaAfrica.ca) calendar in the coming months will be an online-and-live international information exchange forum from October 26-28, focused on Canada’s vital role as a committed partner in Africa's economic restart after COVID-19. Hatch, a long-standing top supporter throughout the organization’s 27-year-history,…

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Coronavirus: Peace Corps Helps Launch Vaccination Campaign in Commune of Mantasoa

The campaign is providing free, Johnson&Johnson vaccines – a donation from the U.S. government – to approximately 4,000 community members in the 11 Fokontany of Mantasoa

With the support of the U.S. Peace Corps, the Mantasoa CSB II launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign yesterday.  The campaign is providing free, Johnson&Johnson vaccines – a donation from the U.S. government – to approximately 4,000 community members in the 11 Fokontany of Mantasoa. “It’s great that we can provide…