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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: 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,…

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Source: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) |

Dr Jackie King wins prestigious Stockholm Water Prize

Dr Jackie King has been named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her game-changing contribution to global river management

WWF South Africa board member Dr Jackie King has been named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her game-changing contribution to global river management. In the citation for the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize, she is recognised for having “advanced the scientific understanding of water flows, giving decision-makers methods and…

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African countries can do better with improved fiscal policy, says Songwe

A typical economy on the continent, she said, collects just about 16 percent of GDP in taxes, with the exception of countries like Morocco which collect at least 25 percent

The 38th meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development opened in Marrakesh, Morocco, Wednesday with a clarion call for African countries to improve their fiscal policy and expand their tax base so they can ably fund their developmental processes. In…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

#FightRacism this Human Rights Day

The UN look forward to commemorating this day with South Africans to remind people of the fight against apartheid

The United Nations in South Africa will join South Africans in commemorating Human Rights Day on Thursday, 21 March 2019 in Sharpeville and participate in the Human Rights Festival at the Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. The day is of special importance to the UN and the global community as it…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

NBA and Youtube Partner to Launch Live Games on League’s First Channel Dedicated to Fans in Sub-Saharan Africa

New NBA Africa YouTube Channel to Broadcast Live Primetime Games Each Week and Celebrate Africa’s Impact on the NBA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (https://www.NBA.com) and YouTube (https://www.YouTube.com) today announced the launch of the NBA’s first YouTube channel dedicated to fans in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to featuring two live games per week in primetime for the rest of the 2018-19 season, including the Playoffs, Conference Finals and The…

Source: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) |

Water Source Partnerships critical for South Africa’s future water security

There are still 3 million South Africans without access to treated drinking water within 200m of their house, and 14 million without decent sanitation

Government alone cannot address the challenges of South Africa’s current water crisis. This is the message from WWF during National Water Week (18 to 22 March) which culminates on Friday with World Water Day under the UN-theme of “Leaving no-one behind”.   Under its freshwater programme, WWF-SA is mobilising Water Source…

Source: Africa Oil & Power conference |

South Africa’s Official Energy Event, Africa Oil & Power 2019, Opens Door to Investment Across Oil, Gas and Power Sectors

Africa Oil & Power, Africa’s Energy Conference, is this year designated the official energy event of the South African Department of Energy

AOP 2019, Africa’s Energy Conference, will be held in Cape Town on October 9-11, 2019; In partnership with South Africa’s Department of Energy, Africa Oil & Power 2019 (https://AfricaOilandPower.com) will seize on momentum of country’s historic offshore discovery and independent power producer programs; An election year in South Africa, Nigeria…

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Now even bigger and more international than ever: The 5th agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2019 with 120+ global technology leaders from 24 countries

Top level 3-day conference on Skills development, Value chain approach, Circular economy & Finance, start-ups and digitalization

Due to the upbeat market development and an ever increasing interest in the Nigerian market, agrofood (https://bit.ly/2Gbu1K6) & plastprintpack Nigeria (https://bit.ly/2W9E6M8) 2019 continue their success story and are even bigger and more international as 120+ global technology leaders from 24 countries participate. The exhibition is complemented by a top level 3-day…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Government of Uganda (GoU), World Food Programme (WFP) investigate Super Cereal issue in Karamoja

The Ministry of Health received an alert through its surveillance teams on the ground in Karamoja about suspected food poisoning and began investigations

The Government of Uganda and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are investigating whether there is a connection between recent illnesses reported in two districts in Karamoja and Super Cereal, a fortified blended food distributed by WFP for prevention of malnutrition. On Tuesday, 12th, 2019, the Ministry of Health received…