Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: Deputy President Mabuza To Address The Human Rights Day Commemoration

Theme - The year of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: promoting and deepening a human rights culture across society

Deputy President David Mabuza will on Wednesday, 21 March 2018, address the national Human Rights Day commemoration in remembrance of sixty nine protesters who were killed by apartheid security forces during the anti-pass law protest in Sharpeville, Vereeniging. The incident famously known as Sharpeville Massacre took place in 21 March…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Human Rights Council Adopts Universal Periodic Review Outcomes of Benin, Pakistan and Zambia

President of the Human Rights Council informed that out of 198 recommendations received, Benin accepted 191 and noted seven

The Human Rights Council this morning (March 19, 2018) adopted the Universal Periodic Review outcomes of Benin, Pakistan and Zambia. Eloi Laourou, Permanent Representative of Benin to the United Nations Office at Geneva, said that Benin was doing all it could to implement the recommendations, including the abolition of the…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South African Business Delegation Arrives In Ghana For Trade And Investment Mission

The delegation, which comprises of businesspeople from different provinces of South Africa, will get an opportunity to interact with their counterparts in Ghana

A delegation of South African businesspeople has arrived in Ghana where they will be taking part in the first leg of the Outward Trade and Investment Mission (OTIM) which will take place in Accra from 19-21 March 2018. The OTIM is organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (the…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

The Kenya Rugby Union announces the appointment of Ian Snook from New Zealand as the Head Coach of the Kenya fifteens national team, The Simbas

He will be assisted by his countryman Murray Roulston who has previously served on the coaching staff of Super Rugby side Highlanders

The Kenya Rugby Union ( announces the appointment of Ian Snook as the Head Coach of the Kenya fifteens national team,The Simbas. The New Zealand national brings with him a vast wealth of experience, having served in various high profile coaching and consulting capacities in New Zealand, Australia, England, Ireland,Laos,…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Congo - Pool : 70 million dollars for humanitarian response and early recovery for 114,000 people in need of assistance

It targets 64,086 displaced people (including 40,543 women and girls), 5,571 host families (25,000 people) and 25,000 people remaining in affected areas

70.7 million dollars are needed to provide humanitarian assistance and to stimulate recovery for 114,000 people in the Pool Department, according to the announcement of the Government and the United Nations in Brazzaville on the 16th March on the occasion of the launch of the 2018 Plan for Humanitarian Response…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Unlawful, unjustified and disproportionate use of force against protestors in DR Congo – UN report

Between 1 January 2017 and 31 January 2018, at least 47 people, including women and children, were killed by security services and defence forces in the context of demonstrations

The right to freedom of peaceful assembly was severely restricted and often violently suppressed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2017 and the trend continues so far this year, according to a UN report issued on Monday. The report* documents killings and other serious human rights violations due…

Source: The Federal Council, Switzerland |

Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann to travel to Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire

The aim of the visit is to support and promote the Swiss private sector in the Nigerian and Ivorian markets, deepen bilateral economic relations with the two countries and to assess the business climate

On 21 March, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann will set off on a visit to Nigeria (21-23 March) and Côte d’Ivoire (23-25 March) accompanied by an economic delegation. He will be joined by a scientific delegation on the Côte d’Ivoire leg of his visit. The aim of the visit is…

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

Seychelles: President Faure congratulates President Putin on reelection

President Faure looked forward during the Russian President's renewed mandate to work together towards further enhancing the friendly relations between Seychelles and Russia

Following the re-election of H.E. Vladimir Putin as President of the Russian Federation, President Danny Faure has sent a congratulatory note on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Seychelles.  In his message, President Faure expressed the close relationship shared between the Russian federation and the Republic of…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2018 Article IV Consultation Mission to Angola

Annual inflation is projected to remain high, reaching 24¾ percent by end-year reflecting, inter alia, the effect of the kwanza depreciation

The Angolan economy is experiencing a mild economic recovery. The new administration is rightly focused on restoring macroeconomic stability and improving governance. Improving the business climate is critical to tackle impediments to economic diversification and growth. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ricardo Velloso visited Luanda from March…