Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Desert Locusts spread to new areas in Ethiopia

Over 1 800 km2 of crop, pasture and forest cover has already been invaded by Desert Locust

Despite control efforts, Desert Locusts are spreading to new areas of Ethiopia in vast numbers. According to Government data provided on 07 January 2020, Desert Locusts has have infested more than 2 350 km2 of land across the Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Somali, Tigray, and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' (SNNP) regional states,…

Centurion Law Group
Source: Centurion Law Group |

Centurion Law Group leads market entry of Turkish Airlines in Equatorial Guinea

As part of its mission to open new routes and expand its fleet in 2020, Turkish Airlines has added Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to its route network

Pan-African law firm Centurion Law Group (www.CenturionLG.com), leads the entry of Turkish Airlines into Malabo, Equatorial Guinea; Operations on the new route will commence 7 February 2020; The entry of Turkish Airlines into Equatorial Guinea supports the objectives of the Year of Investment Initiative led by the Ministry of Mines…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Rome, Italy |

South Africa conveys its sincere condolences to the Government and People of Ukraine following the tragic aircraft crash near Tehran

The aircraft, belonging to the Ukraine International Airlines was en-route to Kyiv, capital of Ukraine

The South African Government and the People of South Africa express great sadness and convey their sincere condolences to the Government of Ukraine in the wake of the fatal aircraft crash which claimed the lives of 176 passengers, of various nationalities, and crew near the Imam Khomeini International Airport in…

Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania Tel Aviv, Israel
Source: Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania Tel Aviv, Israel |

E-passport Rush as deadline looms

The issuance of the e-passport is part of a wider strategy by the regional bloc to boost integration among member states

As the deadline for use of old passports looms this month, the number of Tanzanians applying for electronic passports has drastically increased to an average of 1,200 applications from between 300 and 400 per day. The Commissioner-General of the Immigration Department, Dr Anna Makakala, told the "Daily News" in an…

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

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on the plane crash in Sudan

The Secretary-General also extends his condolences to the people and Government of Sudan on this tragic event

The Secretary-General is saddened at the tragic loss of lives in the airplane crash yesterday near El Geneina in Sudan. He conveys his heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims, including those of a staff member of the World Food Programme (WFP).  The Secretary-General also extends his condolences to the…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

‘Let West Africa’s success echo throughout the world.’ Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) hails the success of African Development Bank investments in the region

The region’s economy is showing positive achievements, reaching 3.3 percent growth in 2019

The African Development Bank’s investments in West Africa are yielding remarkable results, the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, said in Abuja on Saturday. He was speaking at the bloc’s fifty-sixth ordinary session, attended by regional heads of state and government. Brou said…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Nigeria Profits from Public-Private Investments: Waltersmith Modular Refinery Set to Meet the Scheduled Deadline

The project falls in line with H.E. Chief Timipre Sylva’s objectives to foster private sector participation in increasing domestic refinery capacity

Phase one of the modular refinery and the ground breaking ceremony of the phase two is expected to hold in May 2020; The Waltersmith project has already reached 90 percent completion; The project falls in line with H.E. Chief Timipre Sylva’s objectives to foster private sector participation in increasing domestic…

France in Cape Town
Source: France in Cape Town |

Direct flights to St Helena Island from Cape Town

More flights are also available from Johannesburg all year round

If you have always dreamt to visit St Helena Island in the South Atlantic Ocean, a direct flight from Cape Town is open from December 3 to February 25 (2020). More flights are also available from Johannesburg all year round. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes of the…

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Aleph Hospitality opens Best Western Plus Westlands in Nairobi

New hotel marks the independent hotel management company’s first operation in Kenya, with three further contracts already signed

Dubai-based independent hotel management company Aleph Hospitality (http://www.AlephHospitality.com/) has opened the Best Western Plus Westlands hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The new opening, which introduces the Best Western Plus brand to one of the city’s most sought-after commercial districts, marks Aleph Hospitality’s continued expansion in Kenya, where the company has already…

International Criminal Court (ICC)
Source: International Criminal Court (ICC) |

Yekatom and Ngaïssona case: International Criminal Court (ICC) Pre-Trial Chamber II confirms part of the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity and commits suspects to trial

The Chamber found that there are substantial grounds to believe that M. Yekatom has committed these crimes jointly with others or through other persons

Today, 11 December 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) (https://www.ICC-CPI.int/) issued a unanimous decision partially confirming the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity brought by the Prosecutor against Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona and committed them to trial before a Trial Chamber.…