Source: African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) |

Joint United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) - Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) team deployed to assist families affected by mudslides in East Jebel Marra

Today, a joint team comprising United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) civilian staff and the Humanitarian Country Team, as well as 70 peacekeepers, including 30 Special Forces and six doctors, reached the affected area

The African Union - United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), have deployed a joint mission to provide emergency assistance to people affected by mudslides in East Jebel Marra, South Darfur. Heavy rains in the area last week caused mudslides in Wadi Tuliba and…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Human Settlements Committee to engage Johannesburg Stakeholders on Property Practitioners Bill [B 21—2018]

The objective of the Property Practitioners Bill [B 21—2018] is to provide for the repeal of the Estate Agency Affairs Act of 1976, and make provision for the continuation of the Estate Agency Affairs Board, as the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority

The Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements will tomorrow, Friday, 21 September 2018, conclude the first week of its stakeholder engagement meetings Johannesburg. The objective of the Property Practitioners Bill [B 21—2018] is to provide for the repeal of the Estate Agency Affairs Act of 1976, and make provision for the…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

USA and Ghana Partnership Advances Early Grade Reading

After six months of program implementation in Yendi, early grade reading assessment results recorded a significant increase in student reading scores among the 20 Yendi municipality pilot schools

One of the key partnerships between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana is focused on promoting a quality education for Ghanaian children. The collaboration between Ghana’s Ministry of Education and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has advanced early grade reading for school children through the…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Member States urged to explore non-traditional sources of financing in Central Africa

Mr. Pedro argued if all of these resources were to be properly monetized they could be used as financial assets in the pursuit of resource-driven Industrialisation

“Financing industrialization is not only about chasing money,” said Antonio Pedro, Director of the ECA Subregional Office for Central Africa. “We need to look at the soft and hard infrastructure that will then create the necessary enablers for money to flow,” he stated in N’Djamena on 19 September during a…

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Penguin International RFC trains Silverbacks The men’s national rugby team

Silverbacks is being trained to improve their skills by the Penguin International Rugby Football Club

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) (www.RwandaRugby.com) The RRF chief administrator, John Livingstone Muhire has explained that the training started on Sunday16th september  by training rugby development officers from different districts. “Rwandan Rugby has been very grateful for the support from Penguins. Several coaching sessions were held before and lots of kits…

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GROHE Smart Home: The App-Controlled Water Security System

GROHE ONDUS app – the technology’s heart that creates a water profile

Smart Home technology provides protection of and comfort in your home; GROHE (GROHE.com) Sense and GROHE Sense Guard – wireless-enabled water security system; GROHE ONDUS app – the technology’s heart that creates a water profile. Smart Home is much talked about! The ability to control devices in your home via…

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Addis Ababa Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Joins Air Quality Management Partnership

In Ethiopia, the Global Burden of Disease estimates that air pollution is the number 2 risk factor for death and number 3 risk factor for disability

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) launched an initiative to strengthen air quality management in Addis Ababa.  The Megacity Partnership brings together the Addis Ababa Environmental Protection Authority, and the Ethiopia Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change in collaboration with a UN Environment demonstration project on air quality…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Protection of indigenous knowledge comes under spotlight at international conference

The Bill seeks to provide legal protection for indigenous knowledge (IK); that is knowledge generated and owned by communities

The Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Bill is one step away from being enacted.  The National Assembly approved it on 13 September 2018, and has now only to be signed into law by the President.  The Bill seeks to provide legal protection for indigenous knowledge (IK); that is…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Police Committee welcomes arrest of seven alleged Rhino Poaching Kingpins

The committee is, however, disappointed that two of the suspects are currently members of the South African Police Service (SAPS)

The Portfolio Committee on Police has welcomed the arrest of seven alleged rhino poaching kingpins by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) in Mpumalanga. The committee is, however, disappointed that two of the suspects are currently members of the South African Police Service (SAPS). Another suspect is a former…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank and Purdue University to hold conference on successful technologies for African farmers

The Scale Up Conference will bring together hundreds of individuals and organizations engaged in the introduction, diffusion, and adoption of agricultural innovations that have the potential to reach millions

African Development Bank and Purdue University to hold conference on successful technologies for African farmers: From:               25/09/2018 To:                   27/09/2018 Location:          Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana The African Development Bank  (www.AfDB.org )  and Purdue University are organizing the Scale Up Conference on Agricultural Innovations (https://AG.Purdue.edu/scaleup/Pages/about.aspx) from September 25-27, 2018,…