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Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

Agrofood & Plastprintpack West Africa 2017 featuring a record participation of 90+ exhibitors from 21 countries

West African food imports increased to 14.4. Billion US$ in 2015 compared to 13.1 billion US$ in 2014, a plus of 10% (WTO World Trade Organization)

Organized by the German trade fair specialists Fairtrade (www.Fairtrade-Messe.de) the 4th edition of Agrofood (www.Agrofood-WestAfrica.com) & PlastPrintPack West Africa (www.PPP-WestAfrica.com) will take place on 05 to 07 December 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana. More than 90+ exhibitors from 21 countries including 5 national pavilions from…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

SA Rugby accepts Rugby World Cup 2023 vote outcome

Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby, ruled out any suggestions that his organisation might challenge the vote

SA Rugby (www.SArugby.co.za) said it was “bitterly disappointed” at the decision by the World Rugby Council to overturn a recommendation that South Africa should host the 2023 Rugby World Cup and instead voted for France to host the tournament in a secret ballot. “We are bitterly disappointed at this decision…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Libya |

Joint Statement by the Ambassadors to Libya of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the USA

France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States are monitoring ongoing acts of conflict in Libya closely

France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States condemn the October 30 airstrikes on Derna, which killed at least fifteen civilians, including twelve women and children, and injured many others. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims, and call for immediate humanitarian access to assist the…

Source: Embassy of France to Ghana |

Signing Ceremony of the consortium formed by Eiffage Génie civil and RMT Industry, to work on the Tema Port Expansion Project

From the beginning, France has been committed to the Tema’s extension project through the participation of Bolloré in Meridian Port Services, to a total investment of 1,5 billion dollars

Eiffage Génie civil and RMT Industry –und Elektrotechnik GmbH- signed an agreement on Tuesday October 24 to form a consortium which will work on the Tema Port Expansion Project. What is this agreement? The signing ceremony, took place at the port project site office in the presence of M.Christian Combes,…

Mercer LLC
Source: Mercer LLC |

Pension systems at risk of creating inter-generational equity issues

The Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index shows that South Africa needs to deal with issues of coverage, mandatory contributions and increased preservation to improve its pension system

Sustainability of some current systems is under threat Denmark maintains #1 position for sixth year Index expanded to include Colombia, New Zealand and Norway Unsustainable pension systems in some countries need to learn from leading countries or risk creating intergenerational equity issues and disappointed retirees. Now measuring 30 countries and…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Suspected cases from Seychelles test negative for plague

World Health Organization is working with the Seychelles health authorities to reduce the risk of plague spreading from neighbouring Madagascar

Samples from patients in Seychelles suspected to be ill with pneumonic plague tested negative at a World Health Organization (WHO) partner laboratory in Paris, France on Tuesday (17 October). The ten samples were shipped by the Seychelles Ministry of Health and WHO to the collaborating centre for Yersinia at the Institut Pasteur…

Siemens AG
Source: Siemens AG |

Taking an intelligent approach to Africa’s promising mobility revolution

Despite the continent’s transport infrastructure lagging behind global standards for decades, Africa is bracing itself for a transport revolution as more countries embrace the onset of new technology

Electrification, automation and digitalization of existing infrastructure gives citizens access to safe, reliable and efficient modes of transport Intelligent traffic systems reduce road congestion, automated rail infrastructure improves train efficiency and commuter safety Well-integrated intelligent mobility network promotes a culture of eco-friendly travel and healthier living Despite the continent’s transport…

Source: Embassy of France to Ghana |

Official launching ceremony of France Alumni Ghana and the maiden edition of the Study in France Fair

You are cordially invited to the official launching ceremony of France Alumni Ghana and the maiden edition of the Study in France Fair to be held on the 3rd and 4th of October respectively. Under this year’s umbrella initiative of “France & Ghana:1957-2017 moving forward together”  which marks 60 years…

Source: The Office of the Personal Representative of the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on sexual violence and child recruitment |

Democratic Republic of the Congo Launches Principles for Global Action to Tackle Stigma Associated with Sexual Violence with UN, UK Partners

Panelists discussed the need to end all forms of sexual violence in conflict, highlighting the importance of fighting the stigma survivors of sexual violence face worldwide

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Personal Representative on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment, Madam Jeanine Mabunda, launched the Principles for Global Action (http://APO.af/mR3RMn) to tackle the stigma of sexual violence in conflict at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, at a program organized by the UK’s Foreign…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles strengthens ties with African SIDS at UN conference

Mr Azali Assoumani, was keen for his country to benefit from Seychelles’ development experiences in a wide range of socio-economic and other sectors, from tourism and fisheries to health, housing, education and the environment

Seychelles strengthened relations with African small island developing states in the Indian and Atlantic oceans yesterday when President Danny Faure met with the President of Comoros and the Prime Minister of Cabo Verde at the United Nations General Debate in New York. The President of the Union of Comoros, Mr Azali Assoumani,…