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Bachelet dismayed by Kenyan High Court Decision upholding criminal sanctions for same-sex relations

The High Commissioner noted that LGBT activists and their allies in Kenya have fought hard to secure greater recognition

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed her disappointment at the decision of the High Court of Kenya to uphold a ban on consensual, same-sex relations between adults that dates back to the colonial-era. The Court had been asked to review the constitutionality of Sections 162…

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UNMISS supports South Sudan Human Rights Commission with refresher training

The training is aimed at sharpening the officers’ skills so they can ensure that international human rights principles are adhered to

“I want human rights to be taught to even the young ones.” Omoro Iteng Michelle, a university student on an internship programme at the South Sudan Human Rights Commission, is on a mission. And that mission has brought her to a room full of South Sudan’s officers tasked with securing…

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Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) 2019 urges African businesses to dive in to the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy

Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2019.com) comes to Tunis on June 25-26; Confirmed speakers include Government ministers and officials from Gabon, Ghana, Morocco, Somaliland, Tunisia and Seychelles; Aims to raise awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of the Blue Economy. African businesses are being challenged to wake up…

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Acid Test for Zimbabwe Rugby Academy as they face Border Bulldogs

The spirited Zimbabweans have announced their squad of 22 players who will kick things off on Sunday

It will be a tough test for the Zimbabwe Rugby Academy when they face the Border Bulldogs on Sunday (April 28) at 1430hrs in the debut appearance at the SuperSport Rugby Challenge at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium, East London. The spirited Zimbabweans have announced their squad of 22 players who…

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Time to close poverty gap in Africa with bold actions, says ECA’s Biha at the Africa Regional Forum for Sustainable Development (ARFSD2019)

SDGs are a global agenda adopted by countries in 2015 with a vision of ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovanie Biha, on Thursday said Africa was running out of time to ensure the successful implementation of the sustainable development goals and called for bold actions by the continent’s leaders to ensure no one is left behind by development processes. In closing…

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Pupils of the Maritime Operational Planning Course visited the ESPS Navarra

Navarra officers delivered a presentation to the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) members about EU NAVFOR operations and procedures

Members of the Maritime Operational Planning Course of the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) visited the ESPS Navarra yesterday in Victoria, Seychelles. During the visit, Navarra officers delivered a presentation to EASF members about EU NAVFOR operations and procedures. EASF expressed their deepest gratitude and said the information conveyed in…

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IMF Staff Completes the Third Review Mission to Seychelles

Economic growth reached 4.1 percent, reflecting increased tourism earnings and stronger output in the fishing industry

Seychelles’ macroeconomic performance continued to be strong in 2018; economic growth reached 4.1 percent, the 2018 primary fiscal surplus stood at 3.2 percent of GDP; delays in the implementation of Air Seychelles’ restructuring plan could undermine government’s efforts to sustain strong fiscal primary surpluses and jeopardize medium-term public debt reduction…

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All Set For Kwese Sevens 2019

All is set for the third edition of the Kwese Sevens Tournament which will be hosted at the Harare Sports Club Machinery Exchange Stadium on the 23rd and 24th of Match

Harare Province Under-21 reaches semi-finals All is set for the third edition of the Kwese Sevens Tournament which will be hosted at the Harare Sports Club Machinery Exchange Stadium on the 23rd and 24th of Match. The tournament will feature 10 senior men’s teams, five women’s teams and six local school teams…

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Freetown's Cotton Tree joins Ireland's Global Greening Initiative

The historic Cotton Tree in Freetown will join almost 400 iconic attractions worldwide turning green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day for the first time in 2019

​Freetown's Cotton Tree joins Ireland's Global Greening Initiative for the first time in 2019 The historic Cotton Tree in Freetown will join almost 400 iconic attractions worldwide turning green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day for the first time in 2019. Tourism Ireland's Global Greening initiative, now in its tenth year,…

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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…