African Risk Capacity (ARC)
Source: African Risk Capacity (ARC) |

Nigerian Chinedu Moghalu appointed Head, Communications & Advocacy for the Africa Risk Capacity / United Nations World Food Programme

The African Risk Capacity is a Specialised Agency of the African Union that provides African sovereigns with capacity building services for early warning, contingency planning and risk finance

Chinedu Moghalu, a Nigerian, has been appointed the Senior Communications Specialist / Head, Communications & Advocacy for the Africa Risk Capacity / United Nations World Food Programme, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The African Risk Capacity (www.AfricanRiskCapacity.org) is a Specialised Agency of the African Union that provides African sovereigns with…

Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

Press Statement of the 762nd PSC meeting on “Effective Take-off of the AU Humanitarian Agency (AUHA): Addressing the Impact of Terrorism and Armed conflicts on Africa’s Social Fabric”

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 762nd meeting held on 9 April 2018, received a briefing on “Effective Take-off of the AU Humanitarian Agency (AUHA): Addressing the Impact of Terrorism and Armed conflicts on Africa’s Social Fabric”. Council took note of the presentations…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

European Investment Bank (EIB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) join forces to build capacity on financial inclusion and stability in Africa

The EIB will contribute with EUR 3m to IMF economic institutions, namely the African Regional Capacity Development Centers (AFRITACs) and the Financial Sector Stability Fund (FSSF)

EIB and IMF establish a new Capacity Development Partnership to promote financial inclusion and stability in Africa EIB will support IMF capacity development activities with EUR 3m until the end of 2020 EIB and IMF to launch online course on financial intermediation and inclusion Today, the European Investment Bank (EIB),…

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

South Africa hosts the 38th International Association for Impact Assessment Conference in Durban

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will mark the 20 years of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in South Africa at this conference on 16 May 2018

South Africa, an affiliate of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), will host the 38th session of the IAIA conference at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban from 16 to 19 May 2018. IAIA is the leading global network on best practice in the use of…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: Media Statement by the Chancellor of the National Orders, Dr Cassius Lubisi

Presidency Announces Recipients Of National Orders

Programme Director Ladies and Gentlemen of the Media Good morning, It is my privilege as Chancellor of the National Orders to announce the names of those South Africans and foreign nationals who will be awarded National Orders at an investiture ceremony to be held on Saturday 28 April 2018. National…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Public lecture on Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) at the University of Limpopo

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has partnered with the University of Limpopo for a public lecture on South Africa’s hosting of the 10th BRICS Summit. Taking place under the theme: “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration, Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution”, the lecture is…

Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

Conclusions of the Fifth Meeting of the African Union High Level Committee on Libya, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 17 April 2018

Conclusions of the Fifth Meeting of the African Union High Level Committee on Libya, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 17 April 2018: 1.    The AU High Level Committee on Libya convened its 5th meeting, at ministerial level, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 17 April 2018. The meeting was chaired by the Minister…

Delegation of the European Union to Sudan
Source: Delegation of the European Union to Sudan |

European Ambassadors conclude a visit to Abyei

The European diplomats agreed that there is need for improved basic services especially in the areas of water, education, health and rule of law

The Ambassadors of the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway and the Special Envoy of Norway to Sudan and South Sudan concluded a two day visit to Abyei.  The objective of the visit was to examine the political, security, development and humanitarian situation on the ground. The European diplomats…

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

Ghana must prioritise social protection to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, says United Nations poverty expert

The most recent official data from the Ghana Statistical Service for 2012-2013 revealed that almost one-quarter of the population were living in poverty and one person in every 12 in extreme poverty

A UN human rights expert has commended Ghana as a champion of African democracy and a country which has achieved some important development milestones. But says unless growing inequality and continuing high poverty rates are addressed the country will fall far short of meeting the key UN Sustainable Development Goals,…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Committee Refutes Allegations of Confrontations at Khayelitsha District Hospital

The committee, guided by the hospital Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Anwar Kharwa, spoke to various head nurses about the challenges faced in their various departments

The Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings refutes the allegations made by Western Cape Department of Health head, Dr Beth Engelbrecht, in the Cape Argus article dated 17 April 2018.  Dr Engelbrecht perceives the unannounced visit conducted by the committee on Thursday, 12 April 2018, as confrontational and accuses…