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

Secretary-General appoints Mr. Raouf Mazou of the Republic of the Congo as Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Mr. Mazou brings to the position some 28 years of professional experience with UNHCR

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Raouf Mazou of the Republic of the Congo, as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as the Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).  Mr. Mazou will succeed George Okoth-Obbo of Uganda who has been appointed as…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Continuity the key as Nienaber named as new Springbok coach

The appointment of Nienaber underlines a commitment to continuity with the vastly experienced understudy to Erasmus promoted to the headline role

Jacques Nienaber was named as the new Springbok coach on Friday as part of a revised coaching panel, that will report directly to Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby. Nienaber is promoted from an assistant coach’s role to carry the day-to-day responsibility while Erasmus will continue to direct strategy…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Winning community trust in Ebola control

Recent armed attacks in Beni, Biakato and Mangina threaten the efforts made to control the spread of the virus in the hotspots

“Why is Ebola taking so long to end?” a fierce-looking man in a community meeting outside Butembo town in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) wants to know. Listening to community concerns such as these, Hamadou Boiro, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) social anthropologists team leader,…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba |

Cuban Foreign Minister sent his congratulations to the new Kenyan Minister of Defense

The Cuban Foreign Minister also thanked Ambassador Juma for his efforts to strengthen bilateral relations between Cuba and Kenya

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, sent his congratulations to Ambassador Monica Juma, on the occasion of her appointment as Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Kenya. In his message, the Cuban Foreign Minister also thanked Ambassador Juma for his efforts to strengthen bilateral…

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

Secretary-General appoints Lieutenant General Daniel Sidiki Traoré of Burkina Faso as Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic

Lieutenant General Traoré has had a distinguished career since joining the Army of Burkina Faso in 1977

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Daniel Sidiki Traoré of Burkina Faso as the Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Lieutenant General Traoré succeeds Lieutenant General Balla Keita of Senegal, who will complete his…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

President Putin's reappointment of Africa friendly Alexander Novak as Russia’s energy minister is great news for Oil and Gas market stability

The African Energy Chamber welcomes the reappointment of Minister Novak who has always supported the establishment of new alliances with Africa

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has appointed a new cabinet, keeping key ministers. Amongst those retaining their seats in office is the country’s energy minister Alexander Novak who played an instrumental role in the oil production deal with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) welcomes…

Mashreq
Source: Mashreq |

Executive appointment: Tarek El Nahas to join Mashreq as Head of International Banking

Tarek spent 25 years at Citibank, most recently as the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for North Africa, Egypt and Levant, managing teams across 6 countries in the MENA region

Mashreq (https://www.Mashreqbank.com/), one of the leading financial institutions in the UAE, has appointed Tarek El Nahas as its new Head of International Banking Group. Tarek spent 25 years at Citibank, most recently as the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for North Africa, Egypt and Levant, managing teams across 6…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Chamber encouraged by Kosmos Energy on Recent Appointment of New West Africa Regional Director

African Energy Chamber demands more action from International Oil Companies (IOC's) and Governments on empowering women in Oil and Gas

The African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) is encouraged by Kosmos Energy’s appointment of Senegalese national Khady Dior Ndiaye as Vice President and Regional Director for West Africa. The appointment is a very positive step towards promoting women in leadership positions in the oil sector and recognising the extremely talented energy leaders…

Source: Centurion Law Group |

Africa’s leading Energy Law Group, announces new Managing Director, Zion Adeoye

Zion will be based at our Johannesburg headquarters and takes up post with immediate effect

Zion Adeoye has been named Managing Director of Centurion Law Group (www.CenturionLG.com). Adeoye, an oil and gas specialist with a focus on energy law and finance has played a significant role at the firm in the last few years as key advisor on over 25 oil and gas investments, in…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UN Refugee Agency honoured with Olympic Cup for sporting contribution

Sport is a crucial pillar of UNHCR’s mission to protect and empower displaced children and youth

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, was today awarded the Olympic Cup by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its work supporting refugees and their host communities through sport, and in promoting the values of the Olympic movement all over the world. The Olympic Cup was established in 1906 by Pierre…