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Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Gabonese Foreign Minister Michael Moussa Adamo

Deputy Secretary Sherman and Minister Moussa Adamo discussed the strong U.S.-Gabonese bilateral relationship

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with Gabonese Foreign Minister Michael Moussa Adamo today in Libreville. Deputy Secretary Sherman and Minister Moussa Adamo discussed the strong U.S.-Gabonese bilateral relationship, regional security issues, collaboration in multilateral institutions including the UN Security Council, and shared commitment to address health and climate…

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Ethics Committee opens formal proceedings against Gabonese football officials charged with sexual abuse

The Disciplinary Committee has extended the decision passed by the Gabonese Football Association to provisionally suspend Mr Eyi from all football-related activities

In December 2021, the independent Ethics Committee initiated preliminary investigation proceedings into allegations of sexual abuse allegedly committed by the former Gabon U-17 coach Patrick Assoumou Eyi, who is accused of raping and sexually abusing minors in Gabon. Following a request by its chairman, and in accordance with the FIFA…

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FIFA launches FIFA+ to bring free football entertainment to fans everywhere

A world-class digital platform created to connect football fans across the globe more deeply with the game they love

FIFA+ delivers live domestic league games from around the globe, match stats, the greatest archive in international football, premium original content, immersive global storytelling, and much more. Over 29,000 men’s matches and over 11,000 women’s matches will be streamed on FIFA+ in 2022, totalling over 40,000 matches. The first slate…

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“Women’s coffee with Chargé” to celebrate International Women’s Day

USG program alumna Patricia Ontchangalt stated women face an invisible wall that prevents them women from access to the proper empowerment training programs

Chargé Watson hosted a “Women’s coffee with Chargé” to celebrate International Women’s Day.  Fifteen women leaders representing NGOs, entrepreneurs, civil servants, media professionals, members of the AWEP network, and other alumni discussed the challenges Gabonese women face to gender equality, education, gender assumptions, and more. Chief of Staff to the…

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Low funding, COVID-19 curtail tuberculosis fight in Africa

Every year the African region requires at least US$ 1.3 billion for TB prevention and treatment

Inadequate investment and funding for tuberculosis (TB) control in Africa is jeopardizing the efforts to meet the global target of ending the disease by 2030, while the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to roll back progress made so far in the continent, an assessment by World Health Organization (WHO) finds. Every year…

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Canal+ Advertising, the Leading Advertising Sales House in French-speaking Sub-saharan Africa

CANAL+ADVERTISING shows a cumulative Audience Share of 45%

CANAL+ADVERTISING (www.CanalPlusAdvertising.com) has become, since several years, the reference partner to optimize the communication of pan-African and local advertisers in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa. The results of the AFRICASCOPE 2021 wave (January-December 2021), the reference study on French-speaking Africa (KANTAR), demonstrate once again the leadership of CANAL+ADVERTISING on the total of the…

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UN women’s rights committee publishes findings on Dominican Republic, Gabon, Lebanon, Panama, Peru, Senegal, Uganda and Uzbekistan

Uganda repeal legal provisions that are discriminatory against women in the areas of marriage, ownership of land, employment and protection from gender-based violence against women

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Monday issued its findings on the Dominican Republic, Gabon, Lebanon, Panama, Peru, Senegal, Uganda and Uzbekistan, the eight States parties that it reviewed during its latest session. The findings contain positive aspects of each country's implementation of the Convention on the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

South Africa: Minister Pandor to participate in the High-Level Segment of the 49th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland

Minister Pandor will deliver South Africa’s statements at the High-Level Segment and on the High-Level Mainstreaming Panel in the afternoon of 28 February 2022

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will participate in the High-Level Segment of the 49th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, from 28 February to 2 March 2022. The High-Level Segment will afford countries, represented by Heads of State and Governments,…

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Coronavirus: Emergency Grant Aid promoting COVID-19 vaccination in Latin American and the Caribbean and African countries

Japan will continue to make its contributions in order to supply vaccines and strengthen the delivery and vaccination capacities including through “Last One Mile Support”

On February 25, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 30 million US dollars to Latin American and the Caribbean and African countries that suffer from the impact of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). This assistance will provide 17 countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean…

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Lions and Scorpions on the rise

The other confederations have the same number of representatives as in the December 2021 Ranking

Belgium keep top spot in FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking; Senegal and Gambia progress after Cup of Nations; change to Top 5. After winning their first CAF Africa Cup of Nations title last weekend, Senegal continued their ascent into the upper echelons of world football. In fact, the Lions of Teranga have…