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

Experts tease out kingpin role of digitization for Africa’s revenue harvest

The experts mainly evoked questions of speed and productivity, governance, timeliness and cybersecurity associated with digitizing fiscal regimes

Digitization has been variously described as pivotal in ramping-up revenue collection for financing Africa’s development. This convergence of views characterized discussions at one of the plenary debates of the 38th meeting of the Committee of Experts of the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, taking place in Marrakech,…

L'Oréal Group
Source: L'Oréal Group |

Ghanaian female scientist receives international award for research

Dr Priscilla Mante from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana was one of 15 International Rising Talents and the only African award recipient

Since 1998, the L’Oréal Foundation (www.FondationLOreal.com/en), in partnership with UNESCO, has worked to improve the representation of women in scientific careers, remaining strong in our conviction that the world needs science, and science needs women. In its first 21 years, the For Women in Science programme supported and raised the…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

SWITCH to Green initiatives show how to build sustainable societies

SWITCH Africa Green, has benefited more than 3,000 micro, small and medium enterprises across six countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda

SWITCH to Green initiatives aim to guide governments towards sustainability by unleashing access to green financing, policies and standards, and eco-entrepreneurship. One of the regional programmes, SWITCH Africa Green, has benefited more than 3,000 micro, small and medium enterprises across six countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and…

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Source: Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Pretoria |

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Pretoria takes part in the Francophone Festival 2019

The grand opening of the Francophone Festival 2019 took place on 9 March 2019 in Pretoria, at the Pro Arte Alphen Park secondary school

The Francophonie Festival has been organized in South Africa since 2010 at the initiative of the French Embassy in South Africa and the Alliance Française in Pretoria in cooperation with the countries of the Francophone and Francophic communities, members and associates, of the International Organization of Francophonie. This year, the…

Source: United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations |

Human Rights Council 40: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Adoptions Mauritius

The UK welcomes the government of Mauritius' efforts to eliminate forced labour in supply chains, but notes the concerning levels of gender-based violence

By UK Thank you, Madame Vice-President, The United Kingdom welcomes Mauritius’s continued engagement in the UPR process. We recognise the positive steps taken by Mauritius to further strengthen partnership between governments, civil society and the business sector to eliminate forced and bonded labour from supply chains in Mauritius. We acknowledge…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

UAE leaders congratulate Mauritius Acting President on Independence Day

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed also dispatched similar messages Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a message of congratulations to Barlen Vyapoory, Acting President of the Republic of Mauritius, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day, which is marked on 12th March. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime…

Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Do Not Disturb: Westin Hotels & Resorts across Middle East and Africa Champion #JOMO

Hospitality’s Preeminent Wellness Brand rewards travelers who embrace the “Joy of Missing Out”

With Social Surprises, Ongoing Wellness Offerings and Limited-Edition Doortags; Westin Allows Travelers to Reclaim Their Well-Being Routine While on the Road Ahead of World Sleep Day, Westin Hotels & Resorts (Westin.Marriott.com) around the world are today recognizing the power of #JOMO. In lockstep with a growing global demand for well-being…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Mauritius National Day

The United States is committed to our cooperation that advances trade and investment and celebrates our long partnership in the region

On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate all citizens of Mauritius on the 51st anniversary of your country’s independence on March 12. The United States is committed to our cooperation that advances trade and investment and celebrates our long partnership in the region. We have worked…

The World Bank Group
Source: The World Bank Group |

20 Top Francophone African Start-Ups Enter World Bank Group Tech Acceleration Program

L’Afrique Excelle's start-ups specialize in tech solutions for the African market designed to expand reach and access to services

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle (Afrique-Excelle.com) residency in Mali, a full-week bootcamp set to kick off the Francophone edition of the World Bank Group’s XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), tech start-up accelerator. From March 24 to 30, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to…

The World Bank Group
Source: The World Bank Group |

20 Top Francophone African Start-Ups Enter World Bank Group Tech Acceleration Program

L’Afrique Excelle's start-ups specialize in tech solutions for the African market designed to expand reach and access to services

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle (Afrique-Excelle.com) residency in Mali, a full-week bootcamp set to kick off the Francophone edition of the World Bank Group’s XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), tech start-up accelerator. From March 24 to 30, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to…