Private Equity Africa (PEA)
Source: Private Equity Africa (PEA) |

Private Equity Africa Awards, 12th June 2018, London – Shortlist Announced

The 2018 PEA Awards have received a record number of entries, the highest since the awards were launched

Private Equity Africa (PEA) (www.PrivateEquityAfrica.com) is pleased to announce the shortlist for its 7th Annual GP & Advisor Awards (PEA Awards). This year’s Awards Gala Dinner will be hosted at the prestigious 5-Star Langham Hotel in London, on 12th June 2018. This follows the PEA LP-GP Investor Summit, a full…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

United States Embassy Conducts Workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence

The event was organized with collaboration from the U.S. Department of State’s Regional Security Office, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa conducted a three-day workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence (GBV) from May 14-16 to foster cooperation and coordination among Ethiopian and international stakeholders. The workshop included instruction on identifying GBV offenders, best practices in conducting forensic interviews of offenders, training for medical professionals in conducting…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: The Standing Committee on Appropriations (SCOA) to hold public hearings on appropriation bill

The committee is to receive public comments on the Bill, which sets out to appropriate money from the National Revenue Fund for the requirements of the state and to prescribe conditions for the spending of funds withdrawn

The Standing Committee on Appropriations (SCOA) will tomorrow hold public hearings on the 2018 Appropriation Bill [B3-2018]. The committee is to receive public comments on the Bill, which sets out to appropriate money from the National Revenue Fund for the requirements of the state and to prescribe conditions for the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: National Assembly speaker to consider what action to take following disruption of committee meeting

In May 2017, a joint meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance and the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, which was hearing public submissions on transformation of the financial sector, was disrupted by Black First Land First

National Assembly Speaker Ms Baleka Mbete says she is concerned about the spate of disruptions of the work of Committees of Parliament by unruly members of the public. On Wednesday, Members of the Portfolio Committee on Labour, dealing with the National Minimum Wage Bill, were left distraught as a group of…

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)
Source: United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) |

Official Launch of the Preparations for the Africities 2018 Summit

Local Authorities are Resolute to Start the Transition to Sustainable Cities in Marrakesh

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (www.UCLGA.org) and the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Municipal Councils (AMPCC) launched the 8th edition of the Africities Summit on May 15, 2018, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Rabat, Morocco. The Summit will take place from…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Press briefing from DR Congo with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) president (in French)

Mr. Maurer will share observations from his visit during a news conference that will take place in Goma, in the province of North-Kivu on May 18 at 11.00 at the press centre

Who: ICRC President Peter Maurer What: On-record press briefing in French Where: Goma, DR Congo (Connect via Twitter. Meeting details below) When: Friday 18 May, 11:00 local time (GMT+2) President Peter Maurer is currently visiting DR Congo (14-18 May). At a time in which humanitarian needs in DR Congo continue…

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: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy on the Release of New HIV Treatment Results from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief on its 15th Anniversary

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release May 16, 2018 MR GREENAN:  Good morning, everybody, and thank you for joining us for this on-the-record conference call on PEPFAR and the 15th anniversary.  We have with us this morning Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx.  She is the U.S.…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Trade between South Africa and Asia positive towards growing and cementing of relations, says Consul-General Hlahla

The South African Trade and Industry Foreign Economic Representative in Shanghai, Mr Thulani Mpetsheni said that showcasing at SIAL had been a success in demonstrating South Africa’s diversified economy

The South African Consul-General in Shanghai, Ms Mpho Hlahla says that each and every amount of trade taking place between South Africa and Asia is a positive movement towards the growing and cementing of mutually beneficial economic trade relations. Hlahla said this during the official opening of the South African…