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Oil Executives join African Energy Chamber in visit to the Famous Slave Hub of Goree Island, Senegal

Goree Island was a huge slave holding facility and at the centre of the European slave trade from the sixteenth century until 1848

Led by the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) and its Executive Chairman Nj Ayuk, several oil executives went on a symbolic visit to Senegal’s Goree Island today, southeast of the capital Dakar. Goree Island was a huge slave holding facility and at the centre of the European slave trade from the…

UN Habitat
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Highlights for Tuesday, 28 May 2019, UN-Habitat Assembly

Delegates listened to regional and national statements, which focused on efforts to promote the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and sustainable urban development

On Tuesday, the UN-Habitat Assembly continued its deliberations at the UN Office at Nairobi (UNON), Kenya. Delegates listened to regional and national statements, which focused on efforts to promote the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and sustainable urban development. The Drafting Committee commenced its considerations of draft resolutions.  Two special events…

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

UN disability rights experts issue findings on Cuba, Niger, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Vanuatu

The findings cover how the respective State is doing with regard to the rights of persons with disabilities

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has published its findings on the following countries which it examined during its latest session from 11 March to 5 April: Cuba, Niger, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Vanuatu. The findings cover how the respective State is…

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Premiere in Africa of the documentary "Cuba in Africa"

The material is based on the contribution of Cuba to the independence struggles of African countries, as well as to the preservation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of them

The premiere in Africa of the documentary "Cuba in Africa" made by the Ethiopian Negash Abdourahman was presented at the Embassy of Cuba in this capital. The material is based on the contribution of Cuba to the independence struggles of African countries, as well as to the preservation of the sovereignty and…

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

UN disability rights committee to review Cuba, Niger, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Vanuatu

During the meetings in Geneva, Committee members will hold dialogues with the respective State delegations

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will meet in Geneva from 11 March to 5 April 2019 to review the following countries: Cuba, Niger, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Vanuatu. The above are among the 177 States that have ratified the Convention on…

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New Permanent Representative of Mozambique presents credentials

Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service

The new Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations (Vienna), Amadeu Paulo Samuel da Conceição, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During his career, Mr. da Conceição, who is also serving as Permanent Representative to the United Nations and…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

President Faure sends message of condolence to President of Cuba

I would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to you, the government and people of Cuba and especially to the families adversely touched by this disaster

President Faure has extended his heartfelt condolences to the President of the Republic of Cuba, H.E. Mr. Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, following the tornado in Cuba, which has resulted in the loss of lives and displacement of many inhabitants. In his message, President Faure said “I would like to extend our…

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Ghana and Cuba to strengthen cooperation

Hon. Charles Owiredu welcomed the Cuban delegation and recalled the long standing bilateral relations between Ghana and Cuba which dates back to Ghana’s independence

The Republic of Ghana and the Republic of Cuba have reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen their cooperation for the mutual benefit of the two countries. The commitment was made when a delegation from Cuba, led by the Deputy Minister for Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, Dr. Mrs.…

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Conference on Disarmament to hold First Public Plenary of its 2019 Session on Monday, 21 January

In addition to Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela, Viet Nam and Zimbabwe will also hold the presidency during 2019

The Conference on Disarmament, the world's single multilateral forum for disarmament negotiations, will hold the first public plenary of its 2019 session on Monday, 21 January at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The session will open under the presidency of Ukraine.  The presidency of the Conference rotates among its…

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African Princess Became a Wealthy Owner

Princess Anta Madjiguene Ndiaye was captured in her Senegalese kingdom and sold into slavery, and it took more than two centuries for her people to relocate her

by Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson: In many African traditional cultures, it is believed that an African never strays too far from home and that he or she will surely find his or her way back either in the world of the living or the dead. It is the reason why the…