Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

South Africa Energy Minister, State Companies to Lead National Energy Investment Drive at Africa Oil & Power

Africa Oil & Power (AOP) 2019 will create opportunities for investment and encourage intra-Africa cooperation across the oil, gas and power sectors

In a dedicated power program, AOP ( 2019 puts spotlight on South Africa, focusing on the Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Northern Cape provinces, examining petroleum exploration, gas infrastructure and IPPs; Hon. Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy of South Africa and Deputy Minister Hon. Bavelile Hlongwa will join…

Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Lesotho Seeks to Export Power, Renewables to Drive Development

Lesotho’s Minister of Energy and Meteorology will present Lesotho’s energy investment opportunities at Africa Oil & Power 2019 on October 9-11 in Cape Town

Lesotho’s Minister of Energy and Meteorology will present Lesotho’s energy investment opportunities at Africa Oil & Power 2019 on October 9-11 in Cape Town ;Wind and hydro projects will provide basis for power sector expansion; Ministry also calls for investment in transmission and Southern Africa collaboration: Lesotho Electricity Company and…

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

Secretary-General appoints Fayaz King of Zimbabwe as Deputy Executive Director, Field Results and Innovation for the United Nations Children’s Fund

Mr. King recently served as the Chief Operating Officer at Econet Wireless where he was influential in digitally transforming the Telecommunications Company

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Fayaz King of Zimbabwe as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as the Deputy Executive Director, Field Results and Innovation for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). He will succeed Shanelle Hall of the United States, to whom the Secretary-General and UNICEF…

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Matatiele duo wins Living Planet Award 2019

The award recognises exceptional South Africans who inspire people to live in harmony with nature for the benefit of our country and the wellbeing of all

Two women who are the powerhouse behind a non-profit, social enterprise organisation, Environmental and Rural Solutions, based in Matatiele in the Eastern Cape have been named the winners of WWF South Africa’s Living Planet Award for 2019. Sissie Matela and Nicky McLeod were named the winners of this prestigious environmental…

Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

South Sudan Will Launch Petroleum Licensing Round, Environmental Audit, at Africa Oil & Power Events in Cape Town and Juba

The South Sudan Oil & Power 2019 event, to be held on October 29-30, has confirmed key partnerships with oil companies, banks and various South Sudanese ministries

South Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum is actively seeking to engage oil and gas companies focused on exploration and will announce details of its 2020 licensing round at Africa Oil & Power ( conferences in Cape Town and Juba ;The South Sudan Oil & Power 2019 event, to be held on October 29-30,…

Source: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) |

UNAIDS calls on countries to accelerate efforts and close service gaps to end the AIDS epidemic among children and adolescents

As global 2018 targets are unmet, Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free report shows that efforts need to focus on the countries falling behind

A new report released today at the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Mexico City, Mexico, shows that the world is lagging behind in its commitment to end the AIDS epidemic among children and adolescents. The report, Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free, shows that the pace of progress in…

Source: The World Bank Group |

World Bank Supports Recovery Efforts for Cyclone-Affected People in Zimbabwe

The project will target the most affected districts with a focus on immediate interventions to support livelihoods regeneration and restoration

The World Bank Board of Directors approved today a $72 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) Crisis Response Window (CRW) to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project (ZIRP). The financing will help mitigate the impact of Cyclone Idai on the…

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Burundi: Japan, IOM Ramp Up Disease Prevention, Disaster Response and Reintegration Efforts

Enhancing Integrated Capacity and Assistance to Crisis Affected Populations on Disease Outbreaks, Natural Disasters and Returns in Burundi

In poor countries like Burundi, seasonal rains often lead to displacement—due to floods and landslides that impact subsistence farmers and small-scale traders, many of whom are vulnerable are vulnerable to losing farmland and their livelihoods in a matter of minutes. When such misfortune is accompanied by an epidemic, outbreak of…

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Protracted conflicts and adverse weather conditions exacerbate food needs

41 countries in need of food assistance – African Swine Fever threatening food security of a large number of people

Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations states that 41…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Technology set to improve data quality, timeliness & dissemination of census results, says Chinganya

Adding timely dissemination of good quality census data was crucial for national and international development goals

A five-day experts group meeting on supporting electronic data collection and dissemination in censuses-making opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday with Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) African Centre for Statistics Director, Oliver Chinganya, emphasizing the importance of population and housing censuses for the continent. Mr. Chinganya said censuses were a…