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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 (http://www.ethiopiasummit.economist.com) 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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Cameroon: Necotrans wins port terminal bid

Necotrans logistics group to guarantee operation and maintenance of future multipurpose terminal at the port of Kribi, Cameroon As the result of the tender launched in May 2014 by the authorities of Cameroon, the Necotrans group and the Kribi Port…

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African Caucus: combat of illicit financial flows

“The development of the continent continues to be affected by insufficient resources”,  the President of the African Group and Minister of Finance of Angola, Armando Manuel, declared in the welcoming speech to the participants at the Luanda Caucus- 2015 meeting. …

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Central African Republic: clashes displace thousands

Clashes between rival militias in the past few days have forced several thousand people to flee their homes in the Central African Republic town of Bambari, it was reported on 27th August. The situation began to ease on Thursday but…

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RemitAfrica conference 2015

– More than 200 delegates and 65 industry stakeholders from more than 25 countries are expected to attend the remitAfrica2015 event in Lagos – Nigeria – Enabling low cost remittances to Africa MobileMoneyAfrica will host the RemitAfrica conference on Nov…

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