Source: UN Watch |

Tyrants celebrate as U.N. elects Venezuela, Mauritania, Libya, Sudan to top rights body

The council already counts China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, DR Congo, Eritrea, Qatar, Somalia, Cameroon and Pakistan among its members

The U.N.'s election today of serial abusers of human rights —Venezuela, Mauritania, Libya and Sudan — to its highest human rights body drew sharp criticism from the non-governmental human rights group UN Watch, which is based in Geneva at the seat of the 47-nation Human Rights Council. "Electing the oppressive Venezuelan regime of Nicolás…

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…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain |

Elections in Tunisia

The participation of Tunisian citizens in this presidential election, as well as in the legislative elections held on 6 October has been a new lesson of civic and democratic culture

The Government of Spain wishes to congratulate the newly elected president of Tunisia, Mr. Kaïs Saïed, who on 13 October won the second round of the presidential election. The participation of Tunisian citizens in this presidential election, as well as in the legislative elections held on 6 October has been…

Source: Private Equity Africa (PEA) |

Private Equity Africa congratulates 2019 Awards Winners

The accolades were presented at the 8th Annual PEA Awards Gala Dinner on 9th October, 2019

Private Equity Africa (PEA) (www.PEAfricaGroup.com) is excited to congratulate the winners of its 8th Annual Awards. The accolades were presented at the 8th Annual PEA Awards Gala Dinner on 9th October, 2019. The dinner was hosted at the luxurious 5-Star Dorchester Hotel and attended by leading industry participants. The final…

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

Secretary-General appoints Mamadou Diallo of Guinea Deputy special representative of the Secretary-General in Guinea-Bissau

Mr. Diallo will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Guinea-Bissau

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Mamadou Diallo of Guinea as his new Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).  Mr. Diallo will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Guinea-Bissau. Mr. Diallo succeeds David McLachlan-Karr of Australia,…

Ghana Rugby Football Union
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Source: Ghana Rugby Football Union |

Ghana Rugby President Welcomes RFU Level 5 Referee To Ghana

Mensah welcomed Doug as one of the growing numbers of professional volunteers who are coming forward to support Ghana Rugby

Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby (GhanaRugby.org), yesterday had a productive meeting with Doug Hampshire, an RFU Level 5 Match Official. Doug recently moved to Ghana with his wife and he has joined Deloitte as Management Consultant. Doug will become actively involved in Match Officiating in Ghana…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Michael Mwanja and Willy Ombisi Accredited as World Rugby Match Commissioners

Out of eleven participants in the Immediate Care In Rugby Level 2 (ICIR L2) course, five of them have received their accreditation; four of them Kenyans

The Kenya Rugby Union’s (https://www.KRU.co.ke/) Fixtures and Competitions’ Administrator Michael Mwanja received his World Rugby Certificate as an Accredited Match Commissioner in August. Mwanja attended the Training Course held in Johannesburg in August when the Women’s Rugby World Cup Qualifier was taking place. Ombisi on the other hand was assessed…

GE
Source: GE |

GE Healthcare appoints Maria do Rosario Boavida as Country Leader for Angola

Maria joined GE Healthcare in June 2019 and brings 30 years of experience from the Pharmaceutical Industry working in Portugal as well as in Angola

GE Healthcare (https://www.GEHealthcare.com/) has announced the appointment of Maria do Rosario Boavida as the Country Leader for Angola. Maria is the first Country Manager for GE Healthcare in Angola. Based in Luanda, she will lead the market strategy and growth plans for GE Healthcare with public and private sector partners…

Centurion Law Group
Source: Centurion Law Group |

Centurion Law Group Appoints Columbia Law Graduate Onyeka C. Ojogbo to lead New Frankfurt Office

Onyeka will be handling a growing portfolio of clients coming from Germany and Western Europe

Centurion Law Group (www.CenturionLG.com), which has opened an office in Germany with a focus on developing opportunities for German and African clients in the energy sector, is pleased to appoint US-trained Nigerian attorney Onyeka C. Ojogbo to lead its team and operations in Germany. In her new role, Onyeka will…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Guinea-Bissau National Day

The United States – Guinea-Bissau relationship is strong and growing

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State On behalf of the United States, I congratulate the people of Guinea-Bissau on the 46th anniversary of your independence. The United States – Guinea-Bissau relationship is strong and growing. Together we are working to promote health, education, security, and good governance in Guinea-Bissau. We…