Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

South Africa: Remarks by L N Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the post-budget vote breakfast, 16 May 2018, Cape town International Convention centre

Programme director; Deputy Minister Mhaule; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Our Former Ambassadors present; Director-General and Senior Officials of DIRCO; All invited guests; Members of the media; Ladies and gentlemen; We meet this morning as partners involved, one way or the other, in creating and sustaining South Africa’s relations with…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Niger |

Niger: Students Gather for Model United Nations Addressing Press Freedom

The event received widespread television coverage, with several officials commenting on the comprehensiveness of the program

During the four days leading up to International Press Freedom Day (May 3), 43 outstanding Nigerien high school students participated in a Model U.N. focusing on journalists’ rights and press freedom. From the minds of Niger’s future leaders came outstanding advocacy for a free and independent press. One team wrote…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

Egypt: Newton-Mosharafa fund knocks on scientists’ doors

The UK-Egypt £50 million Newton-Mosharafa Fund visited seven Egyptian universities to promote funding opportunities to Egypt’s top scientists, and researchers

The Newton-Mosharafa Fund tour headed to Helwan University, Alexandria University, Damanhour University, Kafr El Sheikh University, Mansoura University, Zagazig University, Tanta University and the National Research Centre in Cairo. Newton-Mosharafa Fund is one of many strands of the UK’s longstanding education partnership with Egypt, which also includes programmes delivering PhDs…

Source: British High Commission - Lilongwe |

UK Aid education investments handed over to Malawi Government to improve learning outcomes

New and modern school infrastructure to improve the learning environment and sanitation and support children, especially girls, to succeed in their learning

On Wednesday, 16 May 2018, the Government of Malawi was hand over education infrastructure worth £11.09 million (circa MWK11 billion) from the UK, aimed at improving the learning environment in primary and secondary schools so as to support children, especially girls to attend school regularly and succeed in their learning.…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Education Committee to be briefed on study about violence against children

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services will receive responses to submissions on the Traditional Courts Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education will tomorrow receive a briefing from Save the Children South Africa on the results of a costing study on violence against children, key prevention activities to be implemented to prevent such violence and proposals on increasing political will to prevent violence against children. Details…

Source: Facebook |

The Facebook Youth Portal and our Ongoing Work with Teens

By Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety and Karuna Nain, Global Policy Programs Manager at Facebook

Today we’re excited to launch our Youth Portal, a central place for teens that includes: Education: Information on how to get the most out of products like Pages, Groups, Events, and Profile, while staying safe. Plus, information on the types of data Facebook ( collects and how we use it…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Taking place in Parliament this week

The National Council of Provinces is scheduled also to consider matters other than Budget Votes at its plenary sittings

There will be 24 Budget Votes scheduled for debate this week at National Assembly mini-plenary sittings. There will also be Policy Debates on Budget Votes at plenary sittings of the National Council of Provinces.    The National Council of Provinces is scheduled also to consider matters other than Budget Votes…

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Source: Blue Jay Communication |

Agenda and Speakers announced for debut Africa Blue Economy Forum 2018

Participants will include Captain Peter Hammarstedt, Chairman, Sea Shepherd Australia and Dr Kamal-Deen Ali, Executive Director, Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa

The Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) ( 2018 has announced the final agenda and confirmed speakers for its first edition, in London on 7-8 June. The Forum will bring together government ministers, business leaders, ocean experts and environmental and maritime organisations, to discuss the economic contribution of the African oceans.…

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Source: GE |

General Electric and Kids Comp Camp Collaborate to get more Kenyan Girls into Science and Technology

Today’s event dubbed She Can Code Challenge is part of GE’s Girls initiative designed to encourage girls to explore the world of science, technology, engineering and math and STEM-based careers

GE, SHOFCO and Kids Comp Camp collaborate to bridge STEM Gap for Girls from underserved schools and communities The girls will also benefit from other opportunities such as shadowing GE employees on the job and visiting GE facilities such as the GE’s Healthcare training centre and other customer sites. General…

Source: Amnesty International |

Nairobi Authorities Must Provide Alternative Housing to the Forcibly Evicted City Carton Residents

On 11 April, the resident of City Carton informal settlement were served with a 14-day notice to vacate from their homes

Over 60 heavily armed police officers ambushed residents of the City Carton informal settlements near Wilson Airport on the morning of 09/05/18, and oversaw the demolition of the homes of over 250 families. Bulldozers on site flattened all houses and left over a 1000 people homeless. On 11 April, the…