African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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Adesina Urges America to Support African Agriculture as a Business

I do not seek aid for Africa. I seek investments in Africa – Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

The President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has made a strong case for increased American and global investments to help unlock Africa’s agriculture potential. He made the remarks as the Distinguished Guest Speaker, at the USDA’s 94th Agriculture Outlook Forum (www.USDA.gov/oce/forum) in Virginia on Thursday, on…

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

Minister Shabangu Rolls Out the National Dialogues for No Violence Against Women and Children in Eastern Cape

Focus of the dialogues might vary from district to district as they will be informed by the social issues and challenges unique to each district

Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Hon Susan Shabangu, MP, and Supra Mahumapelo, North West Province Premier, will launch the roll out the National Dialogues for No Violence Against Women and Children on Monday, 26th February at the Kenneth Kaunda Municipality. The National Dialogues in North West will take…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

United States and Libya Sign Cultural Property Protection Agreement

The United States will impose import restrictions on categories of archaeological material representing Libya’s cultural heritage dating from 12,000 B.C. through 1750 A.D.

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs I. Steven Goldstein and Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Under Secretary for Political Affairs Lutfi Almughrabi will sign a landmark bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on cultural property protection on February 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the U.S. Department of…

Rugby Africa
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Rugby Intends to Earn its Place in the Sun at the Third Edition of the African Youth Games

22 teams and more than 300 athletes from across the continent will represent Rugby at the African Youth Games in Algiers (July 2018)

Encouraged by the popularity of rugby at the Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) has decided to make the 3rd edition of the African Youth Games a major objective for the 2018 season. The president of Rugby Africa, Mr. Abdelaziz Bougja announced: "Inclusion in the…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Libya: Training of Trainers Workshop for Capacity Building on Hinari Access to Research for Health Programme

The workshop aims to empower the registered institutions to access the data according to the scientific guidelines which will help the academicians and researchers to make effective use of information

On 19 February 2018, World Health Organization with financial support from the European Union started five day capacity building on HINARI Access to Research for Health Programme: Training Workshop, “Training of Trainers” for 26 participants representing 13 hospitals. The workshop conducted in Carthage Thalasso Hotel, Tunis, aims to empower the…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

Anticipation from Tanzania on the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism

The Conference on World Mission and Evangelism will be held at the Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge, in Arusha, Tanzania

Bishop Dr. Fredrick O. Shoo is presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT). He is also author of a “Welcome” in the Handbook for the upcoming World Council of Churches Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME). Below, Bishop Shoo is featured in an interview that comments…

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South Africa: Annual Furniture Design Competition Winners to be Crowned at Homemakers Expo

Venue: The Ticketpro Dome, Corner Northumberland Road & Olievenhout Avenue, Northriding, Johannesburg

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the crowning of the 5th annual Furniture Design Competition winners set to take place at the 2018 Homemakers Expo.  DATE: Friday, 23 February 2018 TIME: 15:00 VENUE: The Ticketpro Dome, Corner Northumberland Road & Olievenhout Avenue, Northriding, Johannesburg The Furniture Design Competition…

Source: Office of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region (OSESG-GL) |

Advisory Board Meeting for Women’s Participation and Engagement in Peace, Security and Cooperation in the Great Lakes Region

Venue: Windsor Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

WHAT: Advisory Board for Women’s Participation and Engagement in Peace, Security and Cooperation in the Great Lakes Region WHERE:  Windsor Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya WHEN: 22 February 2018 BACKGROUND INFORMATION The Women’s Platform for the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework was established in 2014, with the aim to empowering and supporting women in…

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‘DEAL 2018’ trade show in Dubai set to propel the African leisure and amusement industries

Upcoming retail clusters and high demand for family entertainment concepts will drive the industry to the next level

DEAL 2018 (www.DEALMiddleEastShow.com) is the largest show in the amusement industry that is held closer to the African region. The show aims to provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African leisure, entertainment and amusement sector, as per International Expo Consults, the organisers of the show. Recent developments…

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John Mahama, Saraki, Yeda, Alakija, Amina J Mohammed to discuss unlocking Africa’s economic potential at Commonwealth Africa Summit 2018

The event will encourage dialogue on how to strategize and mobilise valuable African resources that are critical to shaping the continent’s emerging economies

Unlocking Africa’s economic potential by increasing trade, collaboration and philanthropy within the commonwealth will be at the forefront of conversations at next month’s Commonwealth Africa Summit (http://CommonwealthAfrica.com) in London. The Summit aims to spark new thinking on how to promote collective action, achieve shared prosperity and common good for Africans…