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Kenya Women Qualify for Tokyo 2020

Kenya's women qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, despite losing their Rugby Africa Women's Sevens crown to South Africa

Kenya will compete in their second Olympic Games after finishing runners-up to South Africa in the Rugby Africa Women's Sevens Championship in Monastir, Tunisia. The Lionesses become the eighth team to book their place in the line-up at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games rather than South Africa because the South…

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Rehabilitation of the grave of a French veteran soldier

The defence mission of the French Embassy carried out a new rehabilitation of the tomb

The grave of the French veteran - Private Marange number 14503 - renovated in 2018 had been severely damaged in recent weeks. Also, very quickly, in order to honour his memory, thanks to the assistance of the Directorate of Heritage, Memory and Archives of the Ministry of the Armed Forces,…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General welcomes approval of his nominee, Fatoumata Ndiaye of Senegal, as Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services

She will succeed Heidi Mendoza of the Philippines to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her dedicated service to the Organization

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomes today’s decision by the General Assembly to approve Fatoumata Ndiaye of Senegal as Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services, Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) for a five-year non-renewable term.  She will succeed Heidi Mendoza of the Philippines to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for…

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High Net-Worth Investors driving Hospitality Sector in Francophone Africa

According to Derycycke, the market is very active with global and regional brands “targeting hotel openings in the majority of the region’s major cities”

Francophone Africa’s burgeoning hospitality market continues to be a critical opportunity for “global hospitality brands and investors,” says the host of the second annual bilingual FrancoReal Property Investment Forum, Kfir Rusin. Taking place in Abidjan on 29 & 30 October 2019, the Summit is hosted by the continent’s leading pan-African…

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Inauguration of the new living space at the French Residence with Roche Bobois

French Ambassador to Namibia hosted a Cocktail to inaugurate the new living space at the French Residence

On the 15th of October 2019, French Ambassador to Namibia hosted a Cocktail to inaugurate the new living space at the French Residence. Entirely redecorated by the French leader in luxury furniture Roche Bobois, H.E. Claire Bodonyi had the pleasure to welcome Sandrine Fanchette, Director and co-owner of Roche Bobois…

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“Local Governments at the Forefront in the Fight against Climate Change in Africa”

Conference of the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana

Conference of CoM SSA (https://CoMSSA.org/), Accra, under the theme, “Towards the institutionalization of Local Climate Action and Access to Finance,” begins today as part of the Climate Chance Summit, Africa 2019. The conference will be opened by the Hon. Hajia Alima Mahama, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development of Ghana.…

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    • Panel on young entrepreneurs: Panel discussion on „Dreaming big and chasing the money“ with (f.l.) Head of Collabora- tion GCAF Sannssi Cissé, Founder and CEO Etudesk Lamine Barro, Founder of Mangishi Kapase Musonda, CEO of MyAfricanStartUp Christian Kamayou, Founder of BriterBridges Dario Giuliani as well as Founder and CEO of ARED Henri Nyakarundi.
    • Workshop with Startups: CEO GreenTec Capital Partners Erick Yong trains Start-ups with regards to investment readiness.
    • Investor Panel: Panel discussion on „Demystifying Investment in African Entrepreneurship” with (f.l.) IFC Country Manager Côte d’Ivoire Olivier Buyoya, CEO NamProFund Kauna Ndilula, Investor Frank Dupuis, CEO GreenTec Capital Partners Erick Yong and Chef de Projet of the Delegation Générale à l’Entrepre- nariat Rapide Thierno Sakho.
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Beginning of October the GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation (GCAF) and the Land of African Business (Le LAB) co-organized the #EntrepreneursOnTheMove conference in Abidjan to catalyze investments for African entrepreneurs

Start-ups, business leaders, investors, and government officials involved in entrepreneurship participated in this 3 days event

#EOM is a new platform for building capacity of entrepreneurs while mobilizing key enablers and investors in the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems in Africa: Start-ups, business leaders, investors, and government officials involved in entrepreneurship participated in this 3 days event: Signing of a MoU between GCAF ( https://GreenTec-Foundation.org/) and Digital Africa,…

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President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, brings African vision to the 17th Rhodes Forum of the Dialogue of Civilizations

President Mahamadou Issoufou took the floor as a Special Guest to conclude the debates of a panel dedicated to partnership between Africa and the rest of the world

The President of Niger, His Excellency Mahamadou Issoufou , took part in the 17th Rhodes Forum on the 11th and 12th of October 2019, organised by the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (https://DOC-Research.org/), to discuss several national and regional issues and offer Africa's vision on major international issues. During the…

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African Development Bank, Climate Investment Funds and the Coalition for Green Capital to develop Green financing instruments for Africa

Green Banks and National Climate Change Funds can play an important role in mobilizing finance to support low-carbon, climate-resilient development

The African Development Bank (http://AfDB.org), in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) (http://bit.ly/2B7HLBQ), has commissioned the Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) (http://bit.ly/2oG19mN) to prepare a study on the creation of national climate change funds and green banks in Africa. CGC will identify and work with six African countries to conduct…

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Africa Women's Sevens marks next stop on road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens will be the third regional qualifier on the road to Tokyo after tournaments in South America and Europe took place in June and July

The Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens tournament, which takes place in Monastir, Tunisia, on 12-13 October will be the next opportunity for a team to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The Mustapha Ben Jannet Stadium will host 12 women’s teams across two days as they compete to claim their…