Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

All set for eighth conference on climate change & development in Africa, says Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)’s Murombedzi

The conference will also help ensure that Africa’s voice is amplified and heard at the summit in New York in September

All is set for the Eighth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA VIII) which will be held in Addis Ababa from 28-30 August under the theme; ‘Stepping Up Climate Action for Resilient Economies in Africa’. Mr. James Murombedzi, Chief of the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) of…

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority
Source: Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority |

The Mauritius Top Five….Beyond the Beach! Island paradise opens up to East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi

Mauritius is a year-round destination for golfing holidays with 10 international-standard 18-hole courses and three nine-hole courses offering breathtaking views

Mauritius is firmly established as a favoured destination for South African travellers, and now the Indian Ocean island is attracting visitors from Kenya and East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi .Intra-African tourism is increasingly attractive for Africa’s emerging middle class and increasingly important for African economies. The type of…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

U.S. Central Girls and U.S. West Boys Win 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Dwyane Wade, Mike Conley, Swin Cash and Grant Hill Present Awards at Global Tournament Featuring More Than 375 Youth Players and Coaches from 40 Countries

U.S. Central (girls) and U.S. West (boys) won the 2019 Jr. NBA (https://Jr.NBA.com/) Global Championship today at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. The two Global Championship finals, televised on FOX, featured U.S. Central defeating Canada 72-35 in the girls division and U.S. West defeating…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Jr. NBA Global Championship: The Jr. NBA Africa Boys and Girls teams both defeated their opponents and qualified for the International Pool Semifinals

The Jr. NBA Africa Boys and Girls teams are representing the continent in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship

The Jr. NBA Africa Boys and Girls teams, that are representing the continent in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship (https://jrnbagc.nba.com), both defeated their opponents and qualified for the International Pool Semifinals tomorrow. Following a Day of Service and community work on August 8, the teams came back to the…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Chinese peacekeepers in Wau recognized for their work (by Jimmy Ludanga)

Staff in the Chinese Level II hospitals have treated over 1,800 patients and carried out more than 20,000 health check-ups and 200 radiological examinations

More than 300 peacekeepers from the Republic of China in Wau have been awarded medals in recognition of their contributions to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The award ceremony acknowledged, in particular, the accomplishments made by troops in the medical and engineering companies of the battalion. “Chinese…

World Rugby
Source: World Rugby |

Rugby Africa Women’s Cup kicks off Rugby World Cup 2021 regional qualification process

Women’s international rugby has a new team with Madagascar set to enter the test arena in Johannesburg

All games will be live streamed from 9-17 August, 2019 Rugby Africa Women’s Cup takes place over three matchdays on 9, 13 and 17 August The winning team will qualify directly for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 The event is the first opportunity for a team to directly qualify through…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Senegal’s energised renaissance (By Sebastian Wagner, CEO, DMWA Resources)

A chance for Senegalese economic growth is here but many steps need to be taken to avoid the pitfalls of a curse

By Sebastian Wagner, CEO, DMWA Resources After decades of struggles against a deficient power generation system, Senegal is now at the verge of a paradigmatic shift that could put many of its troubles to rest. With the government's bet in recent years in new power generation facilities, power outages have…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Private Sector supports Counter-Trafficking Initiatives in Madagascar

In the first six months of the year, a record number of more than 200 women victims of trafficking have been assisted to return to Madagascar

“Now that I am back home, I will be able to start my life again,” states a Malagasy woman upon her repatriation to the capital of the island nation of Madagascar, which lies off southeastern Africa. She is one of the many victims of trafficking assisted by IOM in the…

Source: United Nations - Security Council |

External Actors Content to ‘Fight to the Last Libyan’ in Settling Scores, Top Official Tells Security Council, amid Concern over Migrants, Refugees

Libya’s Representative Criticizes Council Inaction, Blames Government Foe of Silencing Opponents under Cover of Fighting Terrorists

Several recent tragedies involving migrants and refugees in Libya have spotlighted the extreme vulnerability of those groups, the senior United Nations official in that country told the Security Council today, as he described a rapidly worsening conflict exacerbated by external support. “More than ever, Libyans are now fighting the wars of other…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

Africa’s First International Petroleum Management Program for Petroleum Executives Set to Start in October 2019 in Cape Town

The training program will offer a unique opportunity for African executives and dealmakers to receive a training of high quality and international standard

Dedicated to developing strong local skills and capacities across Africa’s energy value chain, the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) is collaborating with the Institute for Petroleum Development at the University of Austin, Texas, to bring its comprehensive international training program to Cape Town on October 14th-25th, 2019. This International Petroleum Management Program (IPMP)…