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…

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

UN torture prevention body visits Senegal

Senegal ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in 2006 and set up a National Preventive Mechanism

The United Nations Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture is visiting Senegal from 5 to 16 May 2019 to evaluate the implementation of the recommendations it made during its first visit in 2012. Senegal ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment…

Source: EPIC Africa |

EPIC-Africa announces the winners of the 1st edition of the African Civil Society Organisation Excellence Awards

Recipients of the African CSO Excellence Awards showcase best practices in organizational effectiveness

EPIC-Africa (www.EPIC-Africa.org) has today announced the winners of the 1st edition of the African CSO Excellence Awards. The Awards highlight the importance of organizational capacity to achieve program impact and improve the well-being of Africa’s citizens. This year’s winners are civil society organizations who model best practices across eight core…

Source: Ecobank |

Shareholders hear Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth as they approve all resolutions at 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lomé, Togo

The 31st AGM also provided a platform for the bank to demonstrate its commitment to promoting positive environmental and social change

Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com) leads the way as technology changes the traditional bank model; Reaffirms commitment to corporate sustainability. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (“Ecobank”), parent of the Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African bank with operations in 36 countries across the continent, concluded its 31st Annual General Meeting in Lomé, Togo, today. Ecobank Group…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank Business Opportunity Seminar - Investing in partnerships for Africa’s transformation

Ethical business model key to successful project delivery by the African Development Bank - participants

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) held a Business Opportunity Seminar (BOS) focused on strengthening and fostering the engagement of the business sector and of other stakeholders to effectively support investment in infrastructure and human development projects. Seeking strategic alliances and potential business opportunities with the Bank, the participants, private-sector representatives, civil…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal |

Press release on the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Togo

The two Ambassadors shared their confidence that the diplomatic ties will help bring the two countries and peoples closer on the bilateral front

Nepal and Togo established diplomatic relations today. With this, the number of countries with which Nepal has established diplomatic relations has reached 164. Ambassador Amrit Bahadur Rai, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, and Ambassador Kokou Kpayedo, Permanent Representative of Togo to the United Nations, signed a Joint…

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African Policymakers Highlight Opportunities of National Climate Plans

Africa Climate Week is the first of three annual regional climate events this year – the latter two being the Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week and the Asia Pacific Climate Week

Africa Climate Week formally closed today, concluding a five-day programme of events in Accra – all of which have been hosted by the Government of the Republic of Ghana in the city’s International Conference Center. At the summary event, speakers presented key takeaways to Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba, UN…

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QNET offers a platform to ‘Work hard, benefit and bring about change’

Asian direct selling company QNET has hosted an expo of its products and services over the weekend at Mlimani City Mall in Dar es Salaam

Residents showed an amazing mobilization as Thousands attend QNETs (www.QNET.net) 2-days Absolute Living Expo in Dar es Salaam; public benefits from products and business opportunities; QNET Expo caravan sets for Kumasi, Ghana on the 23rd and 24th March. Asian direct selling company QNET has hosted an expo of its products and…

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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…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

U.S. Ambassador Cuts ribbon to Shea Butter Processing Center to Support Economic Empowerment for Hundreds of Northern Ghanaian Women

This event highlights efforts to promote women's economic empowerment through partnerships that connect Ghanaian women producers with U.S. buyers

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan led a ribbon cutting and inaugurated a shea butter processing facility that will support increased economic opportunities for 600 Ghanaian women who collect and process shea nuts. The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development…