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Democratic Republic of Congo: Justice system needs reform

The Democratic Republic of Congo government should urgently reform the country’s justice system to better prosecute atrocities, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 102-page report, “Justice on Trial: Lessons from the Minova Rape Case in the…

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African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance: moving forwards

The representatives of African Union Member States ministries of education gathered for the joint consultative meeting on the inclusion and the mainstreaming of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections (ACDEG) agreed on the urgent need to develop education syllabus that…

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The Adolescent Girls Initiative Kenya

Despite reports of early pregnancies in Kenya, a recent report shows there are low rates of early marriage and childbearing in Kibera and Wajir. The Adolescent Girls Initiative Kenya (AGI-K) baseline report launched on September 29, 2015, shows that less…

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UNAIDS: Nigeria’s commitment to end AIDS by 2030

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomes the commitment expressed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria towards efforts to end AIDS by 2030. “We welcome His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari’s call to action to end…

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DHL Express entrepreneurial training program

DHL Express (, the world’s leading express logistics provider, will launch its Growing Beyond Borders entrepreneurial training program in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) in the coming weeks, it was announced on 30th September – an innovative programme specifically designed to help…

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Beyonic and Global Accord expand further into Africa

Beyonic (, a technology company that aims to eliminate the rampant use of cash in emerging markets, is announcing a partnership with Mobile Accord ( that will make Beyonic the largest mobile money aggregator in Africa it was announced on…

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CAR: situation in Bangui deteriorates

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is alarmed by the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), following days of violence. The ICRC says aid workers must be given access to help…

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Mainstreaming the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance

The Joint experts consultative meeting to engage African Ministries of education in the mainstreaming of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG) in school curricula opened on 28th September 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria. The consultation is organized by…

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AUC: African Water Vision 2025

Within the framework of partnership meeting for implementing the African Water Vision 2025, the African Union Commission (AUC), through its Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA), signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with CLTS-Foundation, Water Aid, Water and Sanitation for…

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South Sudan: USAID provides for literacy

Highlighting the importance of literacy in South Sudan, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) distributed educational materials to five Central Equatoria State schools on September 22, including books and other learning materials, classroom supplies including chalk boards, tools for…

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