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Libya UN peace talks

The United Nations envoy facilitating efforts to restore peace in Libya said  that real progress was being made as the participants wrapped-up the latest round of the political dialogue process, which has been taking place in Geneva, it was reported…

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African Games officially opened

On September 4th in Brazzaville Congo, the curtain rose on what promises to be a memorable and historic event for the continent, the 11th Edition of the African Games. Brand new infrastructure, including the hugely impressive Kintele stadium and sporting…

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Cameroon Agricultural Development

Cameroon and FAO  signed two agreements on 4th September: one creating a $20 million, five-year Partnership Programme aimed at promoting agricultural development in the Central African nation, the other establishing an expanded Partnership and Liaison office in the capital. The…

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Africa’s Highest Hotel Price Point is Addis

A survey of prices of international grade hotels in selected major African cities has revealed that Addis Ababa is the most expensive place for a good night’s sleep A survey of prices of international grade hotels in selected major African…

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New President of African Development Bank

The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, warmly welcomes and extends her best wishes to the new President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina who assumed office on 1 September, 2015, it was announced…

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UN statement: trial against Bosco Ntaganda

Statement by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, on the opening of the trial against Bosco Ntaganda I note the start today at the International Criminal Court at The Hague of the…

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Ethiopia Summit 2015

The Economist Events is pleased to announce that His Excellency Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia has been confirmed to speak at the Ethiopia Summit ( to be held on October 28th and 29th, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel in…

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XIV World Forestry Congress

Launch of Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015 – President Zuma to open congress – Vision 2050 for forests and forestry The need for governments, civil society and the private sector to boost investment in forests as a key element for…

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Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA)

The first Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) kick started in Kenya from 31st August – 4th September 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Forum discussed how Earth Observation data through the MESA Project supports policy, planning…

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Egypt/Al Jazeera: UN condemns journalists’ sentence

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, condemned the three-year sentences handed down by an Egyptian court against journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Bahar Mohamed and Peter Greste, on 2nd September. The expert called for the immediate release…

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