Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG
Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

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…

World Council of Churches (WCC)
Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

World Council of Churches (WCC) to hold Midday Prayer for those grieving after flight disaster

Prayers will focus on grieving family, friends and colleagues who lost loved ones from UN agencies, the WCC and other organizations

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting the public, media, and all people of goodwill to join in a Midday Prayer on 20 March. Prayers will focus on grieving family, friends and colleagues who lost loved ones from UN agencies, the WCC and other organizations who perished in the…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Mozambique cyclone: “90 per cent” of Beira and surrounds damaged or destroyed

While the physical impact of Idai is beginning to emerge, the human impact is unclear

The scale of damage caused by cyclone Idai that hit the Mozambican city of Beira is massive and horrifying. This is the initial assessment of a team of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) aid workers that reached the devasted city yesterday. Jamie LeSueur, who is…

Source: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Switzerland |

Inauguration of the Week of the French language and La Francophonie

It will run in Switzerland until 26 March and feature numerous events on the theme of La Francophonie in Africa, combining culture, celebration and conviviality

The next ‘Week of the French Language and La Francophonie’ kicks off in Bern on 14 March. Celebrated all over the world to reflect and showcase the diversity of la Francophonie, it will run in Switzerland until 26 March and feature numerous events on the theme of La Francophonie in…

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Source: Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Pretoria |

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…

Source: Vanguard Africa |

Cameroon continues it's troubling descent

Political leaders in the U.S. have begun to speak up, while certain sectors of the U.S. government have also taken actions to hold Cameroonian leaders accountable

Despite somewhat slipping from global headlines in recent weeks, Cameroon has nonetheless maintained its death spiral. The root cause of the crisis can be unequivocally placed (https://on.wsj.com/2yRnhMO) at the doorstep of the Presidency, or the Geneva Intercontinental Hotel, where President Paul Biya spends much of his time. As we have…

Source: Thierry Pairault |

The China Merchants in Djibouti: from the maritime to the digital silk roads (by Thierry Pairault)

The article examines the financial and trade aspects of China Merchants’ presence in Djibouti, particularly in its port

by Thierry Pairault Overall Context* Translated from French (Source :  Espace Géographique et Société Marocaine) The article examines the financial and trade aspects of China Merchants’ presence in Djibouti, particularly in its port.  African ports don’t play a major role in the worldwide arena. Tangier Med, the leading terminal in Africa…

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

UN disability rights committee to review Cuba, Niger, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Vanuatu

During the meetings in Geneva, Committee members will hold dialogues with the respective State delegations

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will meet in Geneva from 11 March to 5 April 2019 to review the following countries: Cuba, Niger, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Vanuatu. The above are among the 177 States that have ratified the Convention on…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

DRC: Ebola response failing to gain the upper hand on the epidemic

The Ebola response must take a new turn

Seven months into the largest ever Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Ebola response is failing to bring the epidemic under control in a climate of deepening community mistrust, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said at a press conference in Geneva today. Since the beginning of…

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

UN Human Rights Office in Burundi closes

The UN Human Rights Office in Burundi was set up in 1995

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today announced, with deep regret, that the UN Human Rights Office in Burundi was closed down on Thursday 28 February at the insistence of the Government. “It is with deep regret that we have had to close our office in Burundi after…