Source: United Nations University |

Six New Members Join United Nations University (UNU) Council

Professor Adam Habib (South Africa), Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Witwatersrand joins the United Nations University (UNU) Council

The United Nations University (UNU) is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to the governing United Nations University Council: Dr Denisa Čiderová (Slovakia), Vice-Rector for Research and Doctoral Studies, University of Economics in Bratislava Dr Comfort Ero (United Kingdom), Program Director, Crisis Group Dr Xin Fang (China), President & Professor,…

Pocket Money
Source: Pocket Money |

Making access to credit and loan repayment available to anyone, anywhere

Pocket Money has come up with a marketplace that offers a multi-layered solution that ensures that the borrower is introduced to various potential lenders

Over the past few years, there has been a proliferation of new fintech models, offering alternative financial solutions to the conventional set-ups, more so in the lending sub-sector in Africa. New horizons in the African financial industry are evident with new trends gaining strong traction especially through peer-to-peer (P2P) models-allowing…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Child Rights Committee to review Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Tonga

The above are among the States parties to the Child Rights Convention and its Optional Protocols, and so are required to undergo regular reviews

The UN Child Rights Committee will meet in Geneva from 13 to 31 May to review Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, and Tonga. The Committee will also review Sri Lanka under the Optional Protocol on sale of children. The above are among the States parties to the Child…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Singapore |

Travel Notice for Egypt

Singaporeans are advised to plan their travel to Egypt carefully and avoid any travel to the Western Desert, Egyptian land border areas and the Sinai Peninsula

While Egypt as a whole is stable, security incidents continue to take place periodically in Cairo and other parts of the country. A state of emergency was declared after attacks on Coptic churches in April 2017 and was re-imposed for another three months from 25 April 2019. Singaporeans are advised…

Aenergy
Source: Aenergy |

Angola’s Aenergy is first African business to receive Anti-Bribery Certificate

The award ISO 37001 is testament proactive anti-bribery measures that indicated how to develop businesses in a transparent way in Africa

One of Africa’s major energy and transportation firms - Aenergy (www.Aenergy.com) - has become the continent’s first business to be recognised by Bureau Veritas for its outstanding work practices. Angola-based Aenergy, which operates the country's largest thermal power plant and provides locomotive engines for the nation’s railways, has been awarded…

Source: Year of Energy |

Equatorial Guinea Pushes Growth and Diversification via Year of Energy Initiative, Eyes Tourism and Services Expansion

In April Equatorial Guinea will welcome new oil and gas operators, aims to reach financial close on major gas infrastructure and continues 2019 licensing round

At III Oil & Gas Meeting Day, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons promotes Year of Energy 2019 (www.YearofEnergy2019.com) events, including APPO CAPE VII Congress on April 2-5; Minister emphasizes that Equatorial Guinea aims to diversify its economy into services and tourism, calls for investment and exchange of experience; In April…

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: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

Growth of global manufacturing slowed in 2018 according to United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Industrial Statistics Yearbook

The average share of manufacturing in GDP of African least developed countries (LDCs) has further dropped to 8.3 per cent compared to the 19.6 per cent average of the developing countries

The rate of global manufacturing growth has slowed, mainly as a consequence of trade and tariff barriers, according to the International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2019 published by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). World manufacturing value added rose by 3.6 per cent in 2018, slightly lower than the 3.8 per…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Human Rights Council holds high-level panel on the death penalty, in particular with respect to the rights to non-discrimination and equality

The panellists were Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal; Melinda Janki, Director of the Justice Institute Guyana; and Fatimata M’Baye, Lawyer and Co-Founder of the Mauritanian Human Rights Association

The Human Rights Council this morning held its biennial high-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty, with a focus on human rights violations in the context of the death penalty, in particular with respect to the rights to non-discrimination and equality.   Coly Seck, President of the Human…

GROHE
Source: GROHE |

GROHE Is the Driving Force of the Digital Transformation in the Sanitary Sector and Sets New Standards at the 2019 ISH

At the 2019 ISH, for the first time GROHE will present itself as one of the leading global brands for complete bathroom solutions, kitchen systems and intelligent water management

For GROHE (GROHE.com), 2018 was all about strategic partnerships and the digitization of water. At the 2019 ISH, for the first time GROHE will present itself as one of the leading global brands for complete bathroom solutions, kitchen systems and intelligent water management. GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom…