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AUC Chairperson, H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, approves the deployment of ‘a historic Women-only’ African Union Election Observation Mission to the Republic of Seychelles

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The Chairperson reaffirms the African Union’s continued support to the government and people of the Republic of Seychelles The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has approved the deployment of a Woman-only Short-Term Election Observer Mission for the Parliamentary Elections scheduled for 8-10 September, 2016 …

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UN Human Rights Arm welcomes France’s Court Ruling to suspend Seaside Ban on Burkini

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The United Nations human rights wing today welcomed last Friday’s decision by France’s highest administrative court to suspend the ban on “inappropriate” beachwear The United Nations human rights wing today welcomed last Friday’s decision by France’s highest administrative court to suspend the ban on “inappropriate” beachwear, which was adopted by …

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HRH Visit To Botswana’s Independence Celebrations

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HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne will represent the UK at Botswana’s 50th anniversary celebration HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne will represent the UK at Botswana’s 50th anniversary celebration Her Royal Highness is involved with over 300 charities, organisations and military regiments in the UK and overseas The British …

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Call for concepts: Building Resilience In Civil Society in Kenya

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Concepts invited for initiatives to strengthen security agency and community relations to reduce local threats of violent extremism in Kenya The British Government funded Building Resilience In Civil Society (BRICS) programme is requesting Concepts from organisations or partnerships that have the current relationships, capacity, and legitimacy to help strengthen relationships …

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Internet Society Study Points to Reasons for Slow Internet Growth in Africa

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Launches “Promoting Content in Africa” at African Peering and Interconnection Forum in Tanzania Internet access and availability are not enough to get people online, says a new Internet Society (InternetSociety.org) study released today at the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) taking place 30 August – 1 September in Tanzania. …

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the International Day against Nuclear Tests

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Ratification by China, Egypt, Iran, Israel and the United States is missing for the CTBT to enter into force Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (29 August) to mark the International Day against Nuclear Tests: During my visit to Hiroshima in April, I gained an impression …

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Statement by H.E. Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Global Launch of the Africa Human Development Report 2016, Hosted by the United Nations Development Programme

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The report focuses on the acceleration of gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa His Excellency Mr. Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, Her Excellency Dr. Dlamini-Zuma, Her Excellency Miss Clark, Administrator of UNDP, Distinguished Representatives, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very honored to attend this important event today, …

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Attends the Japan-Africa Business Conference

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Prime Minister Abe explained that the Government of Japan will cooperate through public- and private-sector efforts to achieve further economic development in Africa 1. On Sunday, August 28, commencing at 11:56 a.m. (local time; 17:56 p.m., Sunday, August 28, Japan time) for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister, who …

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