Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick to travel to South Africa

The Deputy Administrator is part of the Presidential Delegation designated to represent the U.S. Government at the May 25 inauguration in Pretoria, South Africa

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will travel to South Africa May 23 to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa.  The Deputy Administrator is part of the Presidential Delegation designated to represent the U.S. Government at the…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Returnees share harrowing experiences at latest ‘Migration Conversation’

Since 2017, International Organization for Migration (IOM) has adopted a holistic reintegration approach for migrants that also involves communities

 In a packed auditorium, two migrant returnees share their experiences: One, a trained professional with a university degree, made do as a school janitor in Morocco. The other survived six years’ imprisonment in Zambia. The two met at a gathering here, the third ‘Migration Conversation’ – a platform arising from a partnership…

Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd
Source: Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd |

Smile Telecoms Appoints New Group Chief Executive Officer

Irene Charnley, founder of Smile, appointed as Deputy Chairman

Ahmad Farroukh, Smile Group Executive Director Operations, appointed as Group CEO; Irene Charnley, founder of Smile, appointed as Deputy Chairman. Smile Telecoms (www.Smilecoms.com), a Pan-African telecommunications group with operations in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, today announces the appointments of Mr. Ahmad Farroukh as Group…

Source: U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) |

Webinar: Project Opportunities in South Africa’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Market

The interactive program will provide market intelligence on projects in South Africa’s ICT sector, a US$7.3B market

WEBINAR: Thursday, May 30, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST The U.S. Consulate in Cape Town, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), City of Cape Town, and Global Resources, Inc. invite you to participate in a webinar to learn about upcoming ICT project opportunities in the City of Cape Town.…

Africa Oil Week
Source: Africa Oil Week |

Ministers from some of Africa’s largest oil and gas producing nations to meet in Cape Town to discuss future of energy industry

The ministers will be using Africa Oil Week Summit as a platform to discuss national strategies, sovereign competitiveness, issue licences and finalise tenders

Seventeen Ministers from Africa’s largest energy producing nations, including countries such as Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia among others, have agreed to meet in Cape Town at Africa Oil Week (AOW) (www.Africa-OilWeek.com), taking place from 4-8 November 2019 to broker new partnerships for their energy sectors. The ministers will be…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Committee Against Torture closes Sixty-Sixth Session

Adopts Concluding Observations on the Reports of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Benin, and the United Kingdom

The Committee against Torture this morning concluded its sixty-sixth session after adopting concluding observations and recommendations on the reports of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Benin, and the United Kingdom, on the implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman…

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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed receives South African counterpart

The two ministers also exchanged views on the latest developments in the region

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received in Abu Dhabi today Lindiwe Sisulu, South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, to discuss ways of enhancing joint cooperation within the framework of friendship ties between the two countries. The two ministers also…

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Impact of Cyclone Kenneth Continues to Affect Northern Mozambique: IOM

IOM has a long-term presence in northern Mozambique, in support of government and local communities

Three weeks after Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in northern Mozambique, over 300,000 people continue to need humanitarian assistance in the coastal provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula. An estimated 45,000 houses have been either damaged or destroyed according to the Government of Mozambique.  “This was our house,” said Regina, gesturing…

Source: Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) |

2019 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards Nominations Closing Date Extended

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards recognise, honour and celebrate Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners in Africa for their passion and determination in making a difference through out the continent

The closing date for the 2019 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (https://www.AWIEForum.org) Awards nominations has been extended to Monday, 10 June 2019.  The extension gives more women entrepreneurs an opportunity to enter these prestigious, multi-industry awards, and be recognised for their contribution to Pan-African, social and economic agendas.…

Rugby Africa
Source: Rugby Africa |

Qualifiers for the Women’s Rugby World Cup, a first for Africa!

In August 2019, Rugby Africa will host the Rugby Africa Women's Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa, a qualifying competition for the Women's Rugby World Cup, which will take place in New Zealand in 2021

Together with their partner Société Générale, Rugby Africa’s (www.RugbyAfrique.com) official bank, and with the support of World Rugby, Rugby Africa will organise the first qualifiers for the Women's Rugby World Cup in Africa, the Rugby Africa Women's Cup, at the Bosman stadium in Johannesburg, starting on August 9th, National Women's…