Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Committee Against Torture closes Sixty-Sixth Session

Adopts Concluding Observations on the Reports of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Benin, and the United Kingdom

The Committee against Torture this morning concluded its sixty-sixth session after adopting concluding observations and recommendations on the reports of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Benin, and the United Kingdom, on the implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman…

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Source: APO Group |

Cameroonian journalist Monica Nkodo Wins APO Group Invitation to Attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum, one the most prestigious EU-Africa events

Each year APO Group offers African journalists the opportunity to attend major events as a part of its commitment to supporting journalism in Africa

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, today announced that Monica Nkodo (@mimiost) from Cameroon has won APO Group’s invitation to attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum (www.EurAfricanForum.org) which will take place in Cascais, Portugal, from 4-5 July, 2019.…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff completes Program Review Mission to Benin

Benin’s economy grew by 6.7 percent in 2018 driven by strong agricultural production and port activity

Performance under the IMF-supported program was satisfactory in 2018; Benin’s economy grew by 6.7 percent in 2018 driven by strong agricultural production and port activity; the authorities should pursue their efforts to improve the business environment and infrastructure, strengthen the governance framework, diversify the economy, promote high-quality education and health,…

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

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Benin

He calls on all Beninese stakeholders to exercise maximum restraint and seek to resolve their differences through dialogue in line with the democratic tradition of the country

The Secretary-General has been following closely developments in the Republic of Benin in the run-up to and aftermath of the 28 April legislative elections. He deplores the violence witnessed in the post-electoral period. He calls on all Beninese stakeholders to exercise maximum restraint and seek to resolve their differences through…

Source: EPIC Africa |

EPIC-Africa announces the winners of the 1st edition of the African Civil Society Organisation Excellence Awards

Recipients of the African CSO Excellence Awards showcase best practices in organizational effectiveness

EPIC-Africa (www.EPIC-Africa.org) has today announced the winners of the 1st edition of the African CSO Excellence Awards. The Awards highlight the importance of organizational capacity to achieve program impact and improve the well-being of Africa’s citizens. This year’s winners are civil society organizations who model best practices across eight core…

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Source: Ambassade des Etats-Unis au Burkina Faso |

Run Like a Girl – Awareness and training through dance and theater

Run Like a Girl has a mission to break down the perceived boundaries between people, cultures and art forms

The U.S. Embassy is proud to support Wendy Jehlen and the Run Like a Girl program working with youth in Bobo-Dioulasso and Ouagadougou to break down gender stereotypes and empower young creativity. Fluent in American Sign Language, Wendy also works with talented Deaf students who will perform side by side…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles |

Official visit of the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development in Mauritius (1-3 May 2019)

Official visit of the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development to discuss about the future of the EU-Mauritius partnership and regional cooperation

Where and When: 2 May at 11.00 Bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development.  Signature of the programme ''Support Mauritius' development and youth employability through post-secondary education, training and innovation initiatives''. Prime Minister's Office, Port…

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

UN Committee Against Torture to review Benin, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, and the United Kingdom

The above are among the 166 States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

The UN Committee Against Torture will meet in Geneva from 23 April to 17 May, 2019 to review Benin, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The above are among the 166 States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Agriculture Fast Track Fund to launch 17 new projects in support of agribusiness Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana and seven other African countries

The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) is managed by the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department of the African Development Bank

Who: The African Development Bank What: Launch of 17 new grant projects funded by the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) (https://bit.ly/2P94vrr) Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2019, from 9:00 – 11:00am Venue: African Development Bank, Ghana Country Office, Ridge, Accra. The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) will launch 17 new grant projects…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank Business Opportunity Seminar - Investing in partnerships for Africa’s transformation

Ethical business model key to successful project delivery by the African Development Bank - participants

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) held a Business Opportunity Seminar (BOS) focused on strengthening and fostering the engagement of the business sector and of other stakeholders to effectively support investment in infrastructure and human development projects. Seeking strategic alliances and potential business opportunities with the Bank, the participants, private-sector representatives, civil…