Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Public lecture by Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule on the Outcomes of the 10th Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Johannesburg Summit at the Sol Plaatjie University, Kimberley, Northern Cape, 19 September 2018

Public lecture by Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule on the Outcomes of the 10th BRICS Johannesburg Summit at the Sol Plaatjie University, Kimberley, Northern Cape, 19 September 2018 : Our Programme Director, Prof Mary Jean Baxen, Prof Collin Miruka, Prof Patrick Fitzgerald, Members of Senate and Council present, MEC of Education,…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Invitation for Public Submissions on Draft Integrated Resource Plan

The closing date for submissions is 5 October 2018

The Portfolio Committee on Energy invites interested individuals and stakeholders to submit written comments on the Draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2018. The National Development Plan (NDP) identifies the need for South Africa to invest in a strong network of economic infrastructure designed to support the country’s medium, and long-term…

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Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank Convenes Climate Change Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming for African Group of Negotiators

The training will also address the needs and perspectives of women and men in policymaking and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change processes, adopted on 9 May 1992

African Development Bank Convenes Climate Change Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming for African Group of Negotiators:                         Date: 27 September, 2018                         Location: Le Ndiambour Hotel, Dakar, Senegal The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org)  will conduct a seminar on gender mainstreaming in climate negotiations for the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) in…

Source: Africa Dialogues |

Africa Dialogues Win Best Corporate Event at Ghana Event Awards 2018

This first event sparked the interest of the team to focus on curating programs and initiatives that promote cultural diversity while nurturing and mentoring the vision, talents and ideas of young people who are positively changing Africa

AFRICA DIALOGUES (www.AfricaDialogues.com) won the Best Corporate Event at the just ended Ghana Event Awards 2018 by Event Guide. The awards ceremony by Event Guide was organized annually to celebrate and honor indigenous Ghanaian events and organizers who go the extra mile for excellence in their respective fields. Africa Dialogues…

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East African law firm predicts key growth for African countries ready to invest in gaming

ICE Africa (24-25 October, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg), which is set to provide regulators and operators with an ideal platform to discuss the growing market, Amne Suedi, Principal at Shikana Law Group, a law firm operating within East Africa and based in Kenya and Tanzania, explores the where, how and who of investing in the diverse gaming industry across Africa

The burgeoning gaming industry in Africa has been thrown into stark relief during 2018 with countries across the continent driving key measures to capitalise on emerging sectors and authorities keen to discuss the direct and indirect investment opportunities ahead. Talking ahead of the inaugural ICE Africa (24-25 October, Sandton Convention…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

“The status quo must change.” - Adesina tells FinDev Canada conference in Montreal

Launched six months ago, FinDev’s mandate is to support the growth and sustainability of businesses in developing markets

“No country can possibly move forward in the 21st century if it leaves half of its talent on the sidelines,” African Development (www.AfDB.org) President, Akinwumi Adesina told delegates at the launch of FinDev Canada, in Montreal, while making the Bank’s case for supporting women. FinDev Canada is a subsidiary of Export…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: A Statement by the National Council of Provinces’ Chairperson Hon Thandi Modise, at a Media briefing to Kick-Start the Taking Parliament to the People Pre-Visit to Gauteng Province

Programme Director Speaker of the Gauteng Legislature, Hon Mekgwe Speakers of Municipalities present, Fellow Presiding Officers, Media Houses represented here today Ladies and gentlemen Members of the media thank you for joining us for this briefing aimed at outlining our visit to the Gauteng Province this week. The theme for…

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

Commission on Human Rights Urges South Sudan to make peace and justice a reality

South Sudanese civilians continue to live in complete insecurity as the violence is ongoing, arbitrary detention and torture at the hands of the National Security Service are on the rise, some 6 million people – around 60 per cent of the population -- live under “emergency” food insecurity and humanitarian assistance convoys are routinely attacked

The Commissionto use the opportunity created by the renewal of the peace agreement to ensure justice and accountability for the victims of the many crimes committed against its population. While welcoming in its oral update before the Human Rights Council the “Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in…

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Human Rights Council hears plea for victims of ‘brutal’ sexual violence in South Sudan

The plight of South Sudan’s women and girls “should no longer be ignored”, UN investigators told the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, citing the disturbing testimonies of sexual abuse victims who have been treated by soldiers and militias as the “spoils” of the more than five-year conflict

“The Commission…once again heard testimonies of wanton killings and numerous accounts of brutal sexual violence,” said Yasmin Sooka, Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan. “Women in South Sudan have been treated by government soldiers and armed actors to the conflict, including local militias, as spoils of…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Nigeria: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) condemns midwife’s murder, appeals to abductors to spare two other healthcare workers

It is appealing to the armed group to immediately release a second International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) midwife and another health-care worker taken in north-eastern Nigeria in March

The International Committee of the Red Cross condemns in the strongest terms the tragic killing of its abducted colleague Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa. It is appealing to the armed group to immediately release a second ICRC midwife and another health-care worker taken in north-eastern Nigeria in March. “We are devastated…