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Secretary-General appoints Ms. Denise Brown of Canada as Deputy Special Representative in Central African Republic

Ms. Brown succeeds Najat Rochdi of Morocco, who completed her assignment in February 2019

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Denise Brown of Canada as his new Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), where she will also serve as United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator.  Ms. Brown succeeds Najat…

Source: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères de la République Française |

United Nations – Appointment of a special envoy for the Horn of Africa (14 March 2019)

France welcomes the appointment by the UN secretary-general of Parfait Onanga-Anyanga (Gabon) as special envoy for the Horn of Africa. In a region that is experiencing a historic momentum for peace, which must be consolidated, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga will notably be responsible, through his mediation and in collaboration with regional actors,…

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The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Pretoria takes part in the Francophone Festival 2019

The grand opening of the Francophone Festival 2019 took place on 9 March 2019 in Pretoria, at the Pro Arte Alphen Park secondary school

The Francophonie Festival has been organized in South Africa since 2010 at the initiative of the French Embassy in South Africa and the Alliance Française in Pretoria in cooperation with the countries of the Francophone and Francophic communities, members and associates, of the International Organization of Francophonie. This year, the…

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

Secretary-General appoints Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon as Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa

Mr. Onanga-Anyanga holds a post-graduate degree in political science from Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University, and a master’s degree in sociology from l’Université Omar Bongo in Libreville

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon as his Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa. Mr. Onanga-Anyanga brings with him extensive experience with the United Nations, having served most recently as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Central African Republic and…

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20 Top Francophone African Start-Ups Enter World Bank Group Tech Acceleration Program

L’Afrique Excelle's start-ups specialize in tech solutions for the African market designed to expand reach and access to services

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle (Afrique-Excelle.com) residency in Mali, a full-week bootcamp set to kick off the Francophone edition of the World Bank Group’s XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), tech start-up accelerator. From March 24 to 30, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to…

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Source: The World Bank Group |

20 Top Francophone African Start-Ups Enter World Bank Group Tech Acceleration Program

L’Afrique Excelle's start-ups specialize in tech solutions for the African market designed to expand reach and access to services

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle (Afrique-Excelle.com) residency in Mali, a full-week bootcamp set to kick off the Francophone edition of the World Bank Group’s XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), tech start-up accelerator. From March 24 to 30, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to…

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African challenger bank Vista Bank selects Temenos to power its digital transformation and growth across Africa

Vista Bank chooses cloud-native, cloud-agnostic Temenos Infinity and Temenos T24 Transact to provide innovative, customer-centered banking services

Vista Group (VistaBankGroup.com), a challenger bank building itself into a world class pan-African financial institution specifically designed to meet the needs of retail and commercial customers, has partnered with Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (Temenos.com), the banking software company, to power its digital transformation journey. Vista Bank is transforming its IT systems…

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March 13 Telephonic Press Briefing on Obangame Express 2019

Exercise Obangame Express is a multinational maritime exercise sponsored by U.S. Africa Command that brings together African, European, South American, and U.S. forces

March 13  Briefing with U.S. Navy Captain Eric Conzen, Commodore of U.S. Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa and Exercise Director for Obangame Express 2019, and Nigerian Rear Admiral Obed Habila Ngalabak, The Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command. EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at 14:00 GMT…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

March 13 Briefing with U.S. Navy Captain Eric Conzen, Commodore of U.S. Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa and Exercise Director for Obangame Express 2019, and Nigerian Rear Admiral Obed Habila Ngalabak, The Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command.

The speakers will discuss the merits of an exercise designed to improve regional cooperation

EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at 14:00 GMT for a telephonic press conference with U.S. Navy Captain Eric Conzen, Commodore of U.S. Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa and Exercise Director for Obangame Express 2019, and Nigerian Rear Admiral Obed Habila Ngalabak, The Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command.…

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Ahead of International Women’s Day, International Rescue Committee violence experts reveal five most dangerous places to be a girl right now

Niger, Yemen, Bangladesh, South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR) are currently posing the most dangers to girls living there

Ahead of International Women’s Day, the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) violence experts today revealed the five most dangerous places to be an adolescent girl right now. Analyzing indicators such as child marriage, adolescent birth rates, literacy, rates of violence and child labor, in contexts where IRC operates, IRC experts concluded…