Source: United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Khartoum |

Join us on Nelson Mandela International Day! Donate-A-Book to the school library!

The Day also marks the kick start of a 100-Day campaign to provide library books to other schools in Khartoum

The Embassy of South Africa in Khartoum, UNICEF, UNIC and MTN have the honor to invite you to join the commemoration of Nelson Mandela International Day at Al-Mahdiya Basic School for Boys, Al-Hara Al-Tanya in Omdurman on Wednesday 18 July at 11:30 a.m. On this Day, volunteers will donate books…

Source: European Parliament - The President |

Tajani visit to Niger: we must support and expand Niger’s well-functioning model to reduce irregular migration flows

A delegation of representatives from European entities including the European Commission and European Investment Bank, as well as international organisations, such as UNIDO, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, together with European private sector representatives, will accompany President Tajani

“Niger plays a key role to drastically reduce irregular migrants’ flows to Libya and the EU. My visit to Niamey aims at strengthening our partnership with this country, discussing how the EU can promote investments and make more funds available. I will also meet representatives from the Sahel and Sahara…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa: Government Activities for the Week 16 -22 July 2018

On Wednesday, 18 July, South Africans and the world will again celebrate the birthday of South Africa’s first democratically elected President, Nelson Mandela

Government has scheduled the following briefings/activities for the week: 16 - 22 July 2018. The activities, which are aligned to the National Development Plan and outlined in the Medium Term Strategic Framework 2014-2019, are undertaken to build a better South Africa: The Minister of Communications, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, will on…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

Keynote Address delivered by the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr David Mabuza at the Launch of the Meerkat Telescope In Carnavon, Northern Cape

This day represents some of Africa’s milestones in the successful interweaving of science, technology and innovation into our solutions of dealing with our developmental challenges

Programme Director; Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Mamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane; Ministers and Former Ministers; Ambassadors and High Commissioners; SKA International Organisation Board of Directors; Distinguished International Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen; Today is a special day of pride for the continent of Africa. This day represents some of Africa’s milestones in…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

UK and Kenya on Disability Summit: Nothing about us, without us

Speech by High Commissioner Nic Hailey during a reception for Kenyan delegates heading to the Global Disability Summit in the UK

Cabinet Secretary Yatani, Ladies and Gentleman Good afternoon I am delighted to see so many of you here this afternoon ahead of the first, yes the first, Global Disability Summit in London on 24th July. The Summit which the UK, Kenya and the International Disability Alliance will co-host, will raise…

Source: China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University’s |

The United States and China in Africa: What Does the Data Say?

The brief provides three policy recommendations for collaboration between the United States and China in Africa: the U.S. and China should do more to work together in developing African roads, railroads, airports, and harbors

The United States and China in Africa: What Does the Data Say?: How does the United States differ from China in its engagement with Africa? A policy brief (https://goo.gl/4tGLWv) released in April 2017 by the China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) (http://www.sais-cari.org/) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies…

Source: United Nations Information Center in Nairobi |

Egypt on a landmark journey to put children first

Mr. Cappelaere met with the staff of the 16000 Child Helpline, and commended the crucial role of this Council in continuously engaging on Children related issues, providing leadership on child rights

During his three-day-visit, the UNICEF Regional Director met with high level government officials, private sector, national and international counterparts. Discussions focused on key issues including system building in the field of social workforce, social protection, the crucial transformative programme “Education 2.0”, the important efforts in the fields of health and…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at a United Nations Security Council Meeting on Women, Peace, and Security in the Sahel

The United States is strongly committed to empowering women in developing communities from the ground up

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks this morning at a UN Security Council briefing on Women, Peace, and Security in the Sahel region. “Here at the United Nations, we have combined this passion for amplifying women’s voices with a belief that human rights issues…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council: Women, Peace and the Security in the Sahel

We would like to see even more effort be dedicated to integrating a gender perspective in strategies

Well, thank you very much indeed Minister for being with us again today. It’s fantastic to have you here and thank you for all the work Sweden has done on this important dossier. Particularly, for keeping it at the forefront of our minds in the Security Council and the way…

Source: Office of the Vice President of Nigeria |

FG Supports Google's Next Billion Users Plan

Google CEO Sundar Pichai welcomed the Vice President to the meeting held at Googleplex, the corporate headquarters of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc., located in California, United States

*VP Osinbajo Meets Top Google Executives in First Leg of US Investment Road Show *FG, Global Firm working on making content cheaper, localized, accessible to Nigerians  *Google Artificial Intelligence Centres coming to Nigeria soon   In line with its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, especially its strategy to diversify the…