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Preferential tariffs to help Western Sahara to develop

It guarantees that products coming from the Western Sahara can be clearly tracked, to make sure the benefits of the lower tariffs go to the local population

Western Sahara will enjoy preferential trade tariffs on its exports to the EU; origin of products will be traceable; agreement allows region to develop even before a political solution is found On Wednesday, Parliament backed a proposal to lower tariffs in the territory of Western Sahara to the same level…

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    • (L-R) Hon.Kwaku Agyemang Manu-Minister of Health Republic of Ghana, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother, H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana and Ambassador, Merck More Than a Mother, Hon. Cynthia Morrison, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection Republic of Ghana and Dr. Edem Hiadzi, President of the Fertility Society of Ghana
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Merck foundation launched their programs in partnership with Ghana’s First Lady and Ministry of Health

Merck Foundation CEO and First Lady of Ghana to co-chair the 6th Edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Accra, Ghana on 29th and 30th October 2019

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) awarded the First Lady of Ghana to acknowledge her efforts as “Merck More Than a Mother” Ambassador; Merck Foundation CEO and First Lady of Ghana to co-chair the 6th Edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Accra, Ghana on 29th and 30th October 2019 Merck Foundation, the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Police Chairperson urges Matriculants in the Western Cape to apply to serve in South African Police Service (SAPS)

Aspiring police members must have no links to criminality and fit the profile of a career law-enforcement officer

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, has urged matriculants in the Western Cape who are interested in a career in law enforcement to apply at their nearest police station, before the Friday, 18 January deadline this week. Matriculants who wants to make a contribution to…

Source: Keeping Girls in School (KGS) |

Sultan of Sokoto (Nigeria) and Kabaka of Bugunda (Uganda) call on traditional leaders to come together to help keep girls in school

Assembling leaders from across the continent to champion initiatives for keeping girls in school

The Sultan of Sokoto (Nigeria), His Eminence Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar  III, together with The Kabaka of Bugundu (Uganda), His Highness Ronald Edward Frederick Kimera Muwenda Mutebi II,  today, chaired the ‘Keeping Girls in School Summit’; a convening of African leaders, traditional rulers, religious heads, youth groups, advocates and thought leaders,…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits Ethiopia

The Irish Prime Minister met with Irish NGOs working in Ethiopia and attended a reception with the Irish community in Ethiopia

Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland arrived in Ethiopia for a working visit on Tuesday (January 8). During his visit, Mr Leo Varadkar held talks with Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed on bilateral, regional and international matters. The Prime Minister also paid a courtesy call on President Sahle-Work Zewde…

Source: United Nations Information Centre - Cairo |

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Wraps Up First Day of Official Visit to Egypt

Egypt hosts more than 242,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers of 58 different countries

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi, began his official two-day visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt on Sunday, 13 January, to discuss the refugee situation in the country and touch on a number of regional and global issues in light of Egypt’s role as Egypt…

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Central Statistical Agency (CSA) and UNICEF to launch a report - “Multidimensional Child Deprivation in Ethiopia, First National Estimates.”

This report presents the first national estimates of children living in multidimensional poverty in Ethiopia and its effect on their livelihood

WHAT:  A high-level launching event of a report, “Multidimensional Child Deprivation in Ethiopia, First National Estimates,’ through an extensive consultative process involving the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affaires, National Planning Commission, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and Economic Policy Research Institute. This report presents the first national…

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From the Field: One teen's journey from refugee camp to US school principal

After escaping from two years of captivity at the hands of Mai Mai rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Bertine Bahige was relieved to end up in a UN refugee agency (UNHCR) camp, in faraway Mozambique

He’d been forcibly taken from his family at 13, and thrown into the horrifying world of being a child soldier, before escaping his captors. In 2004, he was one of the lucky ones to be resettled in Maryland, United States, where he landed a job taking out the trash at…

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

Minister Naledi Pandor to visit the Coastal Tvet College, Umbumbulu Campus to monitor the registration process

Following the walk-about, Minister Pandor will address the staff and students at the main hall

The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor will visit the Coastal TVET College, Umbumbulu Campus on Friday, 11 January 2019 to monitor the registration process for the 2019 academic year. Following the walk-about, Minister Pandor will address the staff and students at the main hall. She will also…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists: Applications invited for Journalism Fellowships at United Nations Headquarters

The fellowships are open to journalists who are native to the mainly developing countries in Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), and Latin America/the Caribbean

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists for its 2019 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 1, 2019. The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, who are interested in coming to New York to report…