Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General appoints Major General Zia Ur Rehman of Pakistan as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

Major General Ur Rehman succeeds Major General Xiaojun Wang of China, whose tour of duty ended on 17 February 2019

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Zia Ur Rehman of Pakistan as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). Major General Ur Rehman succeeds Major General Xiaojun Wang of China, whose tour of duty ended on 17…

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Source: Embassy of Japan in Zambia |

Annual Assembly of Japan Scholars

Japan annually receives about 2 to 3 students from Zambia through the Japanese Government’s Scholarship Program

On 8 February 2019, the Embassy of Japan hosted the Annual Assembly of Japan Scholars, where former and new scholarship students to Japan gathered. At the Assembly, speeches were made by Mr. Hidenobu Sobashima, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, Mr. Mabvuto Sakala, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Namibia |

Job vacancy: Personal Assistant to the Ambassador

Please submit your curriculum vitae with a cover letter, stating the reasons for applying for this position, by 25 February, 2019

The Embassy of Japan in Namibia is seeking a highly motivated and suitably qualified individual for a position of Personal Assistant to the Ambassador Duties: Acting as personal assistant and secretary to the Ambassador, including managingtelephone, email and postal correspondence, schedule management, etc. Providing secretarial support to the Deputy Head…

Rugby Africa
Source: Rugby Africa |

Société Générale in Partnership with Rugby Africa

This new partnership is an additional milestone in Société Générale's ongoing commitment to supporting the development and openness of rugby in France and internationally, especially in Africa

Société Générale (www.SocieteGenerale.com) and Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) have agreed to join forces for the next two years to support the development of rugby in Africa, with a particular emphasis on rugby competitions for women and young athletes. This new partnership is an additional milestone in Société Générale's ongoing commitment to…

Source: Kaspersky |

Kaspersky Lab announces 4% revenue growth to $726 million in 2018

The leading multinational cybersecurity vendor continues to deliver stable and positive dynamics

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) continued to deliver stable growth in 2018 and increased its global unaudited IFRS revenue to a total of USD 726 million*, representing a 4% YOY revenue increase. During a year of evolving market conditions and continuous geopolitical pressure, the company achieved success as a result of the…

Source: UN Habitat |

UN-Habitat Sudan Receives USD 700,000 from Japan to Support Peaceful Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) Returns to South Darfur, Sudan

The project will benefit some 17,100 returned Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) and hosting communities in Dagariss village, located 22 km southwest of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur

Japan has pledged a contribution of USD 700,000 to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Sudan’s project “Emergency Support to IDP Return in Alsalam Locality, South Darfur State” for a period of one year running from March 2019 to March 2020. The project will benefit some 17,100 returned…

Source: UN Women |

Procter & Gamble announces newest commitment to gender equality across the Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa region at the #WeSeeEqual Summit

Co-hosted with UN Women, P&G’s first IMEA #WeSeeEqual Summit brought together business and government leaders, and influencers to share inspiration

P&G and UN Women today held the #WeSeeEqual Summit in Mumbai, India. Co-hosted with UN Women, P&G’s first IMEA #WeSeeEqual Summit brought together business and government leaders, and influencers to share inspiration and surface insights around the myths that prevent us from accelerating our progress for gender equality. The Summit…

Source: The Embassy of India, Harare, Zimbabwe |

Speech by Shri R. Masakui, Ambassador of India to the Republic of Zimbabwe on the 70th Republic Day of India celebration

Eight observers from India witnessed the election process and was the first observer team to make press statement commending the polls

By Shri R. Masakui, Ambassador of India to the Republic of Zimbabwe Guest of HonourAmb.A.Mageza, Director for Africa & Asia Pacific Mayor of city of Harare His WorshipCouncillor Herbert Gomba Excellencies, Distinguished Guests,Ladies and gentlemen, It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the 70th Republic Day celebration of…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

WHO Consultation and Information meeting on the Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines for use in the 2019-2020 Northern Hemisphere Influenza Season - Beijing

Twice annually, WHO organizes consultations with an advisory group of experts to analyse influenza virus surveillance data generated by the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS)

On 18-20 February 2019, the WHO Consultation and Information meeting on the Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines for use in the 2019-2020 Northern Hemisphere Influenza Season will be held in Beijing, China. This is a closed meeting, only the opening session on Monday 18 February can be attended. The periodic replacement of…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Nigeria |

Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) - Grant Contract Signing Ceremony

Japan Grants US$84,092 for a Vocational Training Centre for the Blind under the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development

The Government of Japan recently approved a grant project in Nigeria in the amount of US$84,092 under the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). On 7th February 2019, Mr. Shigeru UMETSU, Charge d’Affairs a.i of Japan to the Federal Republic of Nigeria signed the grant contract with…