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The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from mainly developing countries for its 2018 fellowship program

The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly

Canada congratulates new president of Liberia

Canada thanks and salutes outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for all she has accomplished with the Liberian people over the past 12 years

79 activists detained incommunicado amidst heavy crackdown on popular protests in Sudan

Since 6 January, ACJPS has received disturbing reports on arbitrary arrests and detention, including incommunicado, ill-treatment and torture of individuals involved or suspected of being involved in the protests

World Health Organization responds to the humanitarian needs in Tripoli, thanks to European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) fund

The World Health Organization renews its continued humanitarian commitment and support to all people in Libya

South Africa - Committee Condemns Krugersdorp Violence

A small group in the Krugersdorp community burned property, including a satellite police station in the area

Data can help manage human mobility, says Economic Commission for Africa’s Chinganya

He highlighted the challenges not only affecting African countries but also nations in developing regions, including those with good statistical infrastructure

Corruption a scourge Africa can do without, says Economic Commission for Africa’s Biha

Ms. Biha said African governments should do more to combat corruption, in particular ratify the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combatting Corruption

Concern grows for women and children fleeing Cameroon

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at a press briefing (19 January 2018) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

South Africa - Business Excellence to be Recognised and Rewarded at 5th Annual South African Premier Business Awards

Thirty companies will be vying for top honours in ten categories

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) Signs Memorandum of Understanding with JANA to Test New Banking Model

Both parties agreed that JANA will be incorporating the new model as a test case in its Qarde Hasanah Programme, which is now being operated in different parts of Saudi Arabia

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and the IL&FS Investment Managers Limited (IIML) sign a joint venture Shareholder Agreement to establish a US$1bn Infrastructure Financing Fund focused on Africa

The Fund will target mainly the power and transportation sectors and will promote integrated projects within Africa

Kenyan bloggers partner to start a Kenyan Tech podcast

The bloggers Nixon Kanali, Emmanuel Chenze, Kaluka Wanjala, David Gitonga and Kevin Kimani say their aim is to grow the podcast landscape in Kenya and move it mainstream

Dispatch of a Special Envoy of the Prime Minister for the Inauguration Ceremony of the President of Liberia

Japan wishes to offer its congratulations on the inauguration of President Weah and further promote the cordial and cooperative relationship between Japan and Liberia

South Africa - National Recognition Inspires Port Elizabeth Entrepreneur

Her company, Sikuphiwe Trading was nominated as one of the three finalists in the Young Entrepreneur Award category of the fifth edition of the prestigious South African Premier Business Awards

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